Scout Top 50 - Final Rankings
Louisville Trinity is No. 1
Louisville Trinity is No. 1
Director of Scouting
Posted Dec 19, 2011
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Another exciting year of High School Football has come to an end for teams all around the country. Trinity High School of Louisville, Ky. is Fox Sports' first national champion after dominating its competition not only within the Bluegrass State but beyond.

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After nearly five months of football and as many as 16 game seasons for some, the 2011 High School Football season has come to an end with dozens of teams left standing as State Champions.

But only one team can be named the Scout.com / Fox Sports Next National Champion, and that team is the Shamrocks of Louisville Trinity in Kentucky.

The relative strength of Kentucky football probably isn't strong enough to build a case by itself to crown a national champion, and that was no problem for the Shamrocks. Trinity played teams from four different states including the top three teams from Ohio's extremely strong Greater Catholic league.

It was maybe Trinity's finest performance of the season when they beat Archbishop Moeller of Ohio the weekend of Halloween by a scary 49-14 score. After that game, it was merely playing out the stretch as Trinity outscored its in state opponents 56-6 en route to a State Championship.

The Shamrocks weren't the only team with a strong claim to the No. 1 spot. Don Bosco Prep of New Jersey ran roughshod through its in state competition and also posted impressive out of state victories over California's Mission Viejo, St. Edward of Ohio, and Manatee of Florida.

At No. 3Armwood was the top team in Florida this year including a win over the West Coast's top team Bishop Gorman of Nevada.

Here is a look at the Scout Top 50 as we wrap up a tremendous season of High School Football.



Rank (Prev) Team  
1 (1)
Louisville Trinity Logo
Trinity (14-0) Louisville, KY

Last: Def Scott County 62-21
Next: State Champions
2 (2) 
Don Bosco Logo
Don Bosco Prep (11-0) Ramsey, NJ

Last: Def Bergen Catholic 42-14
Next: State Champions
3 (3)
Armwood Logo

Armwood (15-0) Seffner, FL

Last: Def No. 13 Miami Central 40-31
Next: State Champions
4 (4)
Good Counsel Logo
Good Counsel (12-0) Olney, MD

Last: Def Gonzaga 42-0
Next: State Champions
5 (5)
Lake Travis Logo
Lake Travis (15-0) Austin, TX

Last: Def Midway 22-7
Next: State Champions
6 (12)
Norland Logo
Norland (15-0) Miami, FL

Last: Def Wakulla 38-0
Next: State Champions
7 (7)
Bishop Gorman Logo
Bishop Gorman (14-1) Las Vegas, NV

Last: Def Reed 72-28
Next
: State Champions
8 (8)
Grayson Logo
Grayson (15-0) Loganville, GA

Last: Def Walton 24-0
Next: State Champions
9 (16)
De La Salle Logo
De La Salle (13-1) Concord, CA

Last: Def No. 18 Westlake 35-0
Next: State Champions
10 (11)
Southlake Carroll Logo
Carroll (16-0) Southlake, TX

Last: Def Fort Bend Hightower 36-29
Next: State Champions
11 (9)
Bellevue Logo
Bellevue (14-0) Bellevue, WA

Last: Def O'Dea 35-16
Next: State Champions
12 (10)
Gilman Logo
Gilman (10-1) Baltimore, MD

Last: Def Calvert Hall 34-32
Next: State Champions
13 (13)
Miami Central Logo
Central (13-1) Miami, FL

Last: Lost to No. 3 Armwood 40-31
Next: Season Over
14 (NR)
Plant Logo
Plant (14-1) Tampa, FL

Last: Def No. 6 Miramar 31-20
Next: State Champions
15 (14)
Vista Murrieta Logo
Vista Murrieta (10-4*) Vista Murrieta, CA

Last: Def No. 39 Centennial 35-28 
Next: CIF-Inland Champions
*Forfeited 4 Wins
16 (20)
Manatee logo
Manatee (13-2) Bradenton, FL

Last: Def No. 27 First Coast 40-0
Next: State Champions
17 (15)
Maryville Logo
Maryville (15-0) Maryville, TN

Last: Def Whitehaven 23-7
Next: State Champions
18 (17)
Glades Central Logo
Glades Central (12-1) Belle Glade, FL

Last: Lost to No. 12 Norland 29-13
Next: Season Over
19 (18)
Oilve Branch Logo
Olive Branch (15-0) Olive Branch, MS

Last: Def Petal 35-34
Next: State Champions
20 (21)
Dallas Skyline Logo
Skyline (14-1) Dallas, TX

Last: Lost to No. 18 Carroll 28-24
Next: Season Over
21 (22)
Carmel Football
Carmel (14-1) Carmel, IN

Last: Def Penn 54-0
Next: State Champions
22 (23)
Chaparral Logo
Chaparral (14-1) Scottsdale, AZ

Last: Def Cienega 37-14
Next: State Champions
23 (6)
Miramar Logo
Miramar (13-1) Miramar, FL

Last
: Lost to Plant 31-20
Next: Season Over
24 (24)
Page Logo
Page (15-0) Greensboro, NC

Last: Def Garner Magnet 35-21 
Next: State Champions  
25 (26)
Santa Margarita Logo
Santa Margarita (13-2) Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Last: Def No. 43 Bellarmine 42-37
Next: State Champions
26 (28)
St. Ignatius Logo
St. Ignatius (13-2) Cleveland, OH

Last: Def No. 33 Pickerington Central (34-13)
Next: State Champions
27 (29)
Euless Trinity Logo
Trinity (12-1) Euless, TX

Last: Lost to Martin 19-7
Next: Season Over
28 (30)
Byrnes Logo
Byrnes (12-2) Duncan, SC

Last: Def No. 15 Gaffney 31-24
Next: State Champions
29 (33)
Central Daupin
Central Daupin (15-1) Harrisburg, PA

Last: Def North Penn 14-7
Next: State Champions
30 (31)
Allen Logo

Allen (11-1) Allen, TX

Last: Lost to Trinity 28-21
Next: Season Over
31 (32)
Gaffney Logo
Gaffney (14-1) Gaffney, SC

Last: Lost to Byrnes 31-24
Next: Season Over
32 (34)
Lafayette Logo

LaFayette (16-0) Oxford, MS

Last: Def Laurel 39-29
Next: State Champions
33 (NR)
Dekaney Logo
Dekaney (14-2) Houston TX

Last: Def No. 25 Steele 34-14
Next: State Champions
34 (35)
Desert Vista Logo
Desert Vista (13-1) Desert Vista, AZ

Last: Def No. 17 Hamilton 45-19
Next: State Champion
35 (36)
North Allegheny Logo
North Allegheny (14-1) Wexford, PA

Last: Lost to Central Dauphin 23-20
Next: Season Over
36 (37)
Arlington Martin Logo
Martin (12-2) Arlington, TX

Last: Lost to No. 20 Carroll 31-14
Next: Season Over
37 (25)
Cibolo Steele Football Logo
Steele (15-1) Cibolo, TX

Last: Lost to Dekaney 34-14
Next: 12/17 Dekaney (13-2)  
38 (38)
Warren Central Logo
Warren Central (11-1) Indianapolis, IN

Last: Lost to No. 34 Carmel 33-30
Next
: Season Over
39 (39)
Hamilton Logo
Hamilton (13-1) Chandler, AZ

Last: Lost to Desert Vista 45-19
Next: Season Over
40 (40)
Prattville Logo
Prattville (12-2) Prattville AL

Last: Def No. 45 Hoover 35-34
Next: State Champions
41 (41)
Tucker Logo
Tucker (16-0) Tucker, GA

Last: Def Lovejoy 22-7
Next: State Champions
42 (42)
West Monroe Logo
West Monroe (13-2) West Monroe, LA

Last: Def No. 47 Carencro 20-13 
Next: State Champions
43 (43)
Bellarmine Prep Logo
Bellarmine Prep (12-2) San Jose, CA

Last: Lost to No. 26 Santa Margarita 42-37
Next: Season Over 
44 (45)
San Clemente Logo
San Clemente (12-2) San Clemente, CA

Last: Lost to No. 29 Santa Margarita 27-13
Next: Season Over
45 (46)
Katy Logo

Katy (12-1) Katy, TX

Last: Lost to La Porte 9-7
Next
: Season Over
46 (19)
Westlake Logo
Westlake (14-1) Westlake Village, CA

Last: Lost to No. De La Salle 35-0
Next: Season Over
47 (47)
Lakes Lancers Logo

Lakes (11-1) Lakewood, WA

Last: Lost to No. 9 Bellevue 35-14
Next: Season Over
48 (NR)
Trotwood-Madison Logo
Trotwood-Madison (15-0) Trotwood, OH

Last: Def Avon 42-28
Next: State Champions
49 (49)
Mallard Creek Logo
Mallard Creek (13-1) Charlotte, NC

Last: Lost to Page 41-27
Next: Season Over
50 (50)
Boylan Logo
Boylan (14-0) Rockford, IL

Last: Def Wheaton-Warrenville South 21-14
Next: State Champions

In: Dekaney (Houston, TX), Plant (Tampa, FL), Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, OH)

Out: DeSoto (De Soto, TX), Upper St. Claire (Upper St. Claire, PA), First Coast (Jacksonville, FL)

Previous Rankings: Week 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16


Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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