In one of the biggest high school football games of the 2022 season, No. 2 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)
will take on No. 10 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
on Friday at the University of Maryland.
Since losing to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) to open the 2021 season, St. Frances Academy (8-0) has won 16 consecutive games under head coach Messay Hailemariam. The Panthers have beaten teams from seven states and Canada this season.How to watchWhen:
Friday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. ESTWhere:
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.Stream: FloFootballFollow: MaxPreps live scoringMichael Van Buren
, one of the nation's top quarterbacks in the Class of 2024, and senior running back Durell Robinson
(Boston College commit) lead the St. Frances Academy offense, which is averaging 34.2 points per game this fall.
The Panthers might be even better defensively with linemen Dashawn Womack
(LSU), Sam Greene
(USC) and Isaiah Neal
(Pitt) dominating up front for a unit that is limiting opponents to 10.8 points per game.
IMG Academy has averaged 53 points per game with Class of 2024 four-star quarterback Jayden Bradford
under center. The junior has completed more than 80 percent of his pass attempts and hasn't thrown an interception in 2022.
Since falling to No. 3 Central (Miami) in the season opener, the Ascenders have ripped off seven straight wins under first-year head coach Billy Miller.
Led by eight five-star prospects, IMG is looking to finish the season ranked nationally in the top 10 for the seventh time since 2015. St. Frances is looking for its fifth top 10 finish since 2017.Players to watchIMG Academy:
OL Francis Mauigoa
(6-5, 330), WR Carnell Tate
(6-2, 185), DB Desmond Ricks
(6-1, 170), RB Jerrick Gibson
(5-10, 200), DL Samuel M'Pemba
(6-3, 240)St. Frances Academy:
DL Dashawn Womack
(6-4, 240), QB Michael Van Buren
(6-0, 180), DL Sam Greene
(6-1, 265), RB Durell Robinson
(6-1, 190), WR Ryan Manning