Video: Xcellent 25 High School Football RankingsNational Football Editor Zack Poff takes a look at this week's Top 25.
No. 4 St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
and No. 11 Central (Miami)
put on an instant classic in nation's Capitol. One of the top wide receivers from the Class of 2020, Rakim Jarrett
, hauled in the game-winning touchdown in the fifth overtime to win 37-34. It was one of three touchdowns for the 4-star recruit. Things don't get any easier for the Cadets with No. 5 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
The Ascenders' won their 40th consecutive game shutting out Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) in the Polynesian Football Classic. Trey Sanders
and Noah Cain
each rushed for a touchdown and Briton Allen
returned a fumble 22-yards in their 35-0 win to improve to 3-0. The next two games are huge for IMG Academy as they have road games against St. John's and No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
in back-to-back weeks.
The Monarchs got their third consecutive shutout with a 56-0 win over St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.). Bryce Young
, a 2020 USC commit, completed all 16 of his pass attempts for 325 yards and four scores. The No. 1 athlete in 2019, Bru McCoy
, hauled in five receptions for 187 yards and four touchdowns. See the video above for a complete look at this week's Xcellent 25 rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
No. 13 Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.)
continues to look like one of the best teams in the country. The Georgia squad is 4-0 this year and winning by an average of 36 points per game. They rolled Valdosta (Ga.) 48-13 and 2020 quarterback Jaycee Harden
threw for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns. Ty Leggett
rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Up next for the Packers is an undefeated Warner Robins (Ga.) team.
No. 10 St. Louis (Honolulu)
had its first game in three weeks and there was no rust as the Crusaders showed why they are the best team from the 808. They cruised to a 30-14 win over Kahuku (Hawaii) and have now outscored the opposition 146 to 27 in 2018.