This week features huge out-of-state showdowns led by Ohio vs.
Maryland, Florida vs. Washington, D.C. and Texas vs. Louisiana.
top game showcases No. 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) traveling to the
DMV to take on St. John's (D.C.). This is the first matchup
between the two programs since 2016 — the last two years were each canceled due to bad weather. The series is split 1-1 with St. John's winning
in 2014 with IMG knotting the series in 2016 with a 35-14 victory.
St. Ignatius (Cleveland), one
of the new teams featured in the Power 25 rankings presented by
Powerade, has a huge test this week against
DMV power DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.). The Stags and Cadets are both
in the "Next 5" group so a win for either school will jump then back into next week's rankings.
Video: Top 10 Games of the Week
Six of the 10 matchups this week are out of state contests.
other states featured this week are from California, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Louisiana, New Jersey, Kentucky and
MaxPreps Top 10 Games
2 p.m. Saturday (All times local)
John's entered this season with the toughest schedule in the country
and face its third straight Top 25 opponent. This is the first time
since 2014 the Cadets have lost two straight and must to beat the
No. 3 team in the nation if they want to avoid a three-game skid. The
Ascenders are 3-0 this year and have beat Top 25 opponents in
2 p.m. Saturday at PG Sports and Learning Complex (Landover, Md.)
Ignatius already faced two of the top teams in Ohio and now the Wildcats
get a crack at one of the best from the DMV. They erased a 35-10
second-half deficit and snapped Archbishop Hoban's (Akron, Ohio) 31-game
winning streak with a 42-41 victory. DeMatha has won two straight since
a season opening loss to No. 2 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.).
7:45 p.m. Friday
Two of the best teams on the West Coast meet with state bragging
rights on the line. Eastside Catholic is loaded with players with Power 5 offers.
The Crusaders bring in a 15-game winning streak and have won every one by
double-digits, but face one of their toughest tests Friday.
8 p.m. Friday
Florida and Georgia lock horns it's big-time. Lowndes is 4-0 and
already owns one win against a team from the Sunshine State.
Northwestern's only loss came against No. 3 IMG Academy and the Bulls bounced
back last week beating Killian (Miami) 48-13. This will be
Northwestern's fourth out-of-state game since 2007. They beat Carroll
(Southlake, Texas) in 2007 and lost to Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) and
Chandler (Ariz.) in 2008 and 2017, respectively.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Aloha Stadium (Honolulu)
This is the 33rd meeting during the MaxPreps' era between these two
Hawaii powers. St. Louis has won 17 of the previous 32 and five in a
row. Freshman quarterback Keawe-Sagapolutele has filled in nicely
after the Buff N' Blue lost Hugh Brady
with a season ending injury. He has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards and
eight touchdowns but will face one of the country's best defenses Friday.
St. John Bosco makes the 2,500-mile trip to the islands and both teams enter undefeated. The Braves have looked like one of the most dominant teams in the country winning by more than 30 points per game and Mililani has rolled to a 6-0 record in 2019. These two played last year and Uiagalelei threw for 380 yards and six touchdowns in the Braves' 52-14 win.
1 p.m. Saturday
It's always a big-time game when these two New Jersey powers square off — especially when both are undefeated. St. Peter's Prep hasn't allowed a point through its first two games and Bergen Catholic beat Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) 25-6 in its only game of the season. This is the 17th meeting since 2004 and St. Peter's Prep has won 10 of the previous 16.
7 p.m. Friday
Serra is 3-0 this season and pulled out tight wins against Calabasas and Long Beach Poly while Narbonne has bounced back strong since a loss to Lone Peak (Highland, Utah). This is the 10th straight year these two lock horns and the Gauchos have won five of the previous nine meetings and three straight.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Independence Stadium (Shreveport)
The Lone Star State and Pelican State tussle in the Joe Delaney Memorial Classic. Longview is coming off its first state title in 81 years last season and has won its first three games of the season. West Monroe has gone 14-1 in back-to-back years and is 2-0. This is the fifth meeting between these two schools and first since 2006. The Rebels have won three of the previous four matchups.
7 p.m. Friday
The top two Kentucky teams in MaxPreps computer rankings are featured in this one. Both schools have dominated this season. Male, the defending 6A state champs, has outscored its three opponents 134-41. Trinity is 4-0 in 2019 and has outscored the opposition 159-34. This will be the 16th meeting between the two Louisville powers and the Shamrocks have won eight of the previous 15 matchups but the Bulldogs have won two straight.