@EFrantzMP’s HS Football Great Lakes Regional Rankings: 10/23

Eric Frantz | MaxPreps.com Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:00am

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Silos, smokestacks, steeples and stadium lights. The Great Lakes region is molded by its horizon. North Coast communities are defined - in part - by Friday nights.

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State champs, national acclaim, big-time talent. North Coast football is a force. So are the following teams from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Nazareth Academy (Ill.) - led by Michigan quarterback recruit J.J. McCarthy - picked up a Week 1 forfeit win from Cardinal Ritter (Ill.) last week. The Roadrunners are now 8-0.
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Nazareth Academy (Ill.) - led by Michigan quarterback recruit J.J. McCarthy - picked up a Week 1 forfeit win from Cardinal Ritter (Ill.) last week. The Roadrunners are now 8-0.

@EFrantzMP's High School Football Great Lakes Regional Rankings: 10/23

1. Mentor (Ohio) – 8-0
Last Week (1):
The Cardinals beat Shaker Heights (Ohio) 45-7. Have now outscored opponents 362-95 this season. Ranked No. 13 in the MaxPreps Top 25 National Rankings this week.
Next Up: 10/25, 7 p.m. vs Euclid (Ohio) – 7-1

2. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia) – 5-2
Last Week (2):
Junior quarterback and Ohio State recruit Kyle McCord threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Hawks beat Father Judge (Philadelphia) 47-7. Ranked No. 20 in the MaxPreps Top 25 National Rankings this week.
Next Up: 10/26, 1 p.m. at Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia) – 1-7 

3. Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio) – 7-1
Last Week (3):
Junior Victor Dawson carried the ball 21 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights beat Padua Franciscan (Parma, Ohio) 44-6. Have allowed 22 points the last four weeks.
Next Up: 10/25, 7 p.m. vs Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) – 1-7

4. Muskegon (Mich.) – 8-0
Last Week (4):
Senior quarterback and Ohio State recruit Cameron Martinez ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Big Reds beat Mona Shores (Norton Shores, Mich.) 53-0. Muskegon outgained the Sailors in total yards 468-47.
Up Next: 10/25, 7 p.m. at Reeths-Puffer (Muskegon, Mich.) – 5-3

5. East St. Louis (Ill.) – 8-0
Last Week (5):
The Flyers scored on four of their first nine plays and led 46-0 after the first quarter en route to beating Belleville East (Belleville, Ill.) 68-3.
Next Up: 10/25, 7 p.m. at Naperville Central (Naperville, Ill.) – 4-4

6. Washington (Massillon, Ohio) – 8-0
Last Week (6):
Senior running back Terrance Keyes Jr. carried the ball 30 times for 255 yards and five touchdowns as the Tigers beat Barberton (Ohio) 49-24.
Next Up: 10/25, 7:00 p.m. vs Louisville (Ohio) – 5-3



7. Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa, Pa.) – 9-0
Last Week (7):
The Tigers notched their seventh shutout of the season with a 35-0 win over Montoursville (Pa.), which entered the game averaging 47.9 points. Senior receiver and Ohio State recruit Julian Fleming had seven catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. 
Next Up: 10/25, 7 p.m. vs Danville (Pa.) – 4-5

8. Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort, Ill.) – 8-0
Last Week (8):
The Griffins opened up a 40-0 halftime lead en route to beating Sandburg (Orland Park, Ill.) by the same score.
Next Up: 10/25, 7 pm at Lincoln-Way West (New Lenox, Ill.) – 5-3

9. Muskego (Wis.) – 9-0
Last Week (9):
The Warriors beat Waukesha South (Wis.) 49-0 to cap an undefeated regular season and win the Classic 8 Conference outright. Have allowed 21 points in last five games. Start postseason play this week.
Next up: 10/25, 7 p.m. vs Pulaski/Carmen Science & Tech South/Carmen Science & Tech Southeast (Milwaukee, Wis.) – 4-4 (Postseason)

10. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) – 7-1
Last Week (10):
Senior receiver Mackenzie Wainwright caught three touchdowns passes from senior quarterback Conor O'Malley as the Eagles beat Clarkson Football North (Mississauga, Ontario) 48-11.
Next Up: 10/26, 4 p.m. vs Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) – 1-7

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The Next Five

Avon (Ind.) – 9-0
Elder (Cincinnati) – 7-1 
New Palestine (Ind.) – 9-0
North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) – 9-0
Kimberly (Wis.) – 9-0

Keep An Eye On…

Chippewa Valley (Clinton Township, Mich.) – 8-0
Olentangy Liberty (Powell, Ohio) – 8-0
Pickerington Central (Ohio) – 7-1
Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) – 8-0
Fairfield (Ohio) – 8-0
La Salle (Cincinnati) – 7-1
Owatonna (Minn.) – 8-0
Chicago Mt. Carmel (Chicago) – 8-0
St. Xavier (Cincinnati) – 6-2
Cathedral (Indianapolis) – 7-2
St. Ignatius (Cleveland) – 4-4
Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park, Ill.) – 8-0
Manheim Township (Lancaster, Pa.) – 9-0
Fond du Lac (Wis.) – 8-1
West Bloomfield (Mich.) – 7-1
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis) – 8-1
Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 7-0
Springfield (Ohio) – 7-1
Warren Township (Gurnee, Ill.) – 8-0
Colerain (Cincinnati) – 7-1 
Central Catholic (Toledo) – 8-0
Lake Orion (Mich.) – 7-1
Brownsburg (Brownsburg, Ind.) – 6-3