Video: Xcellent 25 High School Football RankingsSt. Joseph's Prep joins the Top 25 after impressive win over Good Counsel. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia)
goes from unranked to No. 21 after earning its second consecutive quality win to start the season. The Hawks beat St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) two weeks ago and followed that with a 34-27 victory Friday over Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.). Kyle McCord
showed why he's one of the top quarterbacks from the Class of 2021, throwing for over 300 yards and three scores. Marvin Harrison Jr.
, son of the Indianapolis Colts Hall of Fame receiver, had a big game too hauling in 11 receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 8 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
looked like one of the most explosive teams in the country rolling past Bowie (Austin, Texas) 42-21. Garrett Wilson
, a 2019 Ohio State commit, hauled in two receiving touchdowns to break the school record. His 46 scores moves him past Fred Robinson. Hudson Card
, a 2020 Texas commit, had a monster night too, accounting for 300-plus yards and six touchdowns.
No. 12 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
outlasted Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to improve to 5-0. Henry To'oto'o
proved why he's one of the top two-way players in high school football. He had a game high 11 tackles and also ran for 130 yards and two scores in the Spartans 27-21 win.
See the video above for a complete look at this week's Xcellent 25 rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
This week features some of the best games all year. No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
hosts No. 5 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
. Both teams were off last week as IMG Academy was supposed to play No. 4 St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
but had to cancel that game because of Hurricane Florence and the Monarchs had a bye.
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
and No. 11 Central (Miami)
lock horns Friday in a battle for South Florida bragging rights. Both schools have produced some of the best talent over the years and are both loaded again in 2018. Aquinas has outscored the opposition 187-6 through its first four games and Miami Central bounced back strong after a five-overtime loss against St. John's. The Rockets shut out Edison (Miami) 41-0 to improve to 3-1.
In the final Top 25 matchup No. 13 Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.)
hits the road to take on No. 22 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
in a battle two of the Peach State's best. The Packers are 5-0 this year and have won every game by at least 25 points.