Five-star athlete Travis Hunter
started the 2021 season with a monster performance leading No. 10 Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.) to a 36-10 win over Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.) at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta) in the Corky Kell Classic. The 2022 Florida State commit hauled in 13 receptions for 232 yards and two scores. He also threw a 28-yard touchdown and intercepted a pass on defense.
No. 3 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) cruised to an impressive 35-12 win over No. 15 Miami Central (Miami) in the biggest game of the week. Three-star running back Jabari Bates
scored three touchdowns in the win and the defense dominated in the trenches led by Jairus Satele
Another marquee matchup featured No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
hosting St. Louis (Honolulu, Hawaii) and the Gaels pulled out a 42-21
win. Three-star running back Cam Barfield
rushed for five touchdowns.
In the first week of action there was already a major upset as Creekside (Fairburn, Ga.) took down No. 7 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.), 19-14. The Seminoles went into halftime up 6-0 but the Rams answered back in the second half with two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 14-6 lead. Creekside scored the games final 13 points including a crucial fourth down play with just under two minutes left as Nyqua Lett
found Derrick White
for what proved to be the game-winning score.
No. 17 Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) extended its win streak to 15 with a 38-14 win over rival Warren Central (Indianapolis) in its season opener.
No. 22 St. Xavier (Cincinnati) found itself in an early 14-3 deficit but outscored Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) 28-0 the rest of the way to pull off a 31-14 win.
No. 5 Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.), No. 20 Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) and No. 24 Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah) all won this week outscoring the opposition 151-21.
MaxPreps Top 25 National Scoreboard
Season opener: Aug. 27 at No. 14 Duncanville (Texas)
Season opener: Aug. 29 vs. Bishop Sycamore (Columbus, Ohio)
Friday, 7 p.m. (All times local)
Season opener: Aug. 27 at Temple
Season opener: Aug. 28 vs. No. 9 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Season opener: Aug. 28 vs. Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie)
Season opener: Aug. 28 at No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Season opener: Aug. 27 at Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio)
Season opener: Aug. 27 at Shadow Creek (Pearland)
Season opener: Aug. 27 vs. No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Season opener: Aug. 27 at St. Mary's (Stockton)
Friday, 7 p.m.
Season opener: Sept. 3 vs. Centennial (Peoria)
Season opener: Aug. 27 vs. Clear Springs (League City)
Friday, 7 p.m. at Santa Ana Stadium (Santa Ana)
Season opener: Sept. 3 vs. St. Mary's Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.)
Friday, 7 p.m.
Season opener: Aug. 26 vs. Highland Park (Dallas)
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Season opener: Aug. 28 vs. Longview