Three new teams enter the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard after a holiday weekend that was busy with high school football action.
Gilman had arguably the most impressive win of the weekend. The Baltimore powerhouse stunned one of Virginia's top programs, Oscar Smith, 51-27 thanks to four touchdowns from Cyrus Jones.
The first team from South Carolina to enter the rankings this season, Gaffney checks in as the nation's No. 14 team after a string of dominant efforts, punctuated by a 47-21 blowout over Greenwood.
McEachern, a Georgia AAAAA school, earned the No. 25 spot with a 20-13 upset over Lowndes.
With a 31-0 victory over Alief Taylor, Katy vaults into the Top 10 and is currently ranked No. 6.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (Last week: 1) Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 0-0
Idle. First game: Sept. 10 vs. Mission Viejo (Calif.).2. (2) Armwood (Seffner, Fla.), 2-0
Armwood showed no letdown following its win against Bishop Gorman. The Hawks returned to Florida and hammered Brandon 54-6. Talvin Bailey
, filling in for the injured Darryl Richardson
, threw for two touchdown passes.3. (5) Allen (Texas), 2-0
Alabama commit Alec Morris
tossed five touchdown passes in a 59-0 rout of Northwest.4. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1-0
Bye. Next game: Sept. 9 vs. Cypress Bay (Weston, Fla.).5. (7) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), 2-0
Bye. Next game: Sept. 9 vs. Elder (Cincinnati).