FOX Sports Next Top 50 - Week 2
Gallman leads Grayson up Charts
Gallman leads Grayson up Charts
Director of Scouting
Posted Sep 5, 2012
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No. 1 Manatee (FL) and No. 2 Grayson (GA) were dominating in their games this week. Who else moves up and down the charts in this week's FOX Sports Next Top 50, showcasing the Top 50 high school football teams in the nation.

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1 (1)
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Manatee (1-0) Bradenton, FL

An impressive showing by the nation's No. 1 team as Manatee walloped Miramar, a team that has played in two of the last three state championships.

Last: Def Miramar 41-6
: 9/7 @ Riverview (0-1)
2 (3)
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Grayson (2-0) Loganville, GA

If Manatee wasn't the most impressive team on the weekend, Grayson was. We won't know how good Miami Central actually is until later in the season, but no one expected Grayson to light up the Rockets like this.

Last: Def No. 17 Miami Central 35-3
: 9/14 @ Parkview (1-0)
3 (2)
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Skyline (1-0) Dallas, TX

Ole Miss quarterback commit Devante Kincade brought Skyline back from 10 down in the second half. Kincade accounted for all five scores with three touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns.

Last: Def The Woodlands 35-31
: 9/7 Arlington Martin (0-1)
4 (4)
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Trinity (2-0) Louisville, KY

Trinity was off this week as they prepare for

Last: Idle
: 9/7 Elder, Ohio (1-0)
5 (5)
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Santa Margarita (2-0) Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

As expected, Santa Margarita dispatched Long Beach Jordan with relative ease. The bigger concern appears to be the continuing loss of players to Pac-5 foe Mission Viejo as UCLA commitment Erik Bunte looks to be transferring to the Diablos this week as well, marking the third Eagle to leave to Mission Viejo since the end of last season.

Last: Def Long Beach Jordan 35-6
: 9/7 Trabuco Hills (2-0)
6 (6)
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Don Bosco Prep (0-0) Ramsey, NJ

Don Bosco finally gets rolling this week against an 0-2 Gilman squad. Don Bosco knows not to take Gilman lightly though, both of Gilman's losses have come to FOX Sports Next Top 50 teams in Archbishop Moeller and Good Counsel.

Last: Idle
Next: 9/8 Gilman (MD) (0-2)
7 (7)
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Bellevue (1-0) Bellevue, WA

Bellevue outlasted the visitors from Texas as they beat No. 21 Euless Trinity in overtime. The Wolverines will get tested again against Bothel who gave Skyline all they wanted last week.

Last: Def No. 21 Euless Trinity (TX) 31-24 OT
Next: 9/7 @ Bothel (0-1)
8 (8)
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Washington (1-0) Miami, FL

Washington dispatched Carol City with relative ease and now gets Miami Central coming off a shellacking by No. 2 Grayson.

Last: Def Carol City 42-12
Next: 9/8 No. 50 Miami Central (0-1)
9 (9)
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Bishop Gorman (2-0) Las Vegas, NV

Bishop Gorman jumped on St. Louis (HI) early in running up a 28-0 lead before a lack of focus and possibly jetlag kicked in and made the score look closer than the game really was.

Last: Def St. Louis 52-40
: 9/14 vs Bergen Catholic (N.J.) (0-0)
10 (10)
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Archbishop Moeller (2-0) Cincinnati, OH

Archbishop Moeller got a wakeup call from Christian (MI), needing to come from behind to beat a team that on paper looked inferior.

Last: Def Christian (MI) 42-34
: 9/8 @ Catholic Central (MI) (1-1)
11 (11)
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Lake Travis (1-0) Austin, TX

Lake Travis got off ot a fast start on the season beating Judson handily, and the Cavs should find little resistance against Canyon this week as well.

Last: Def Judson 47-13
Next: 9/7 Canyon (0-1)
12 (12)
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De La Salle (1-0) Concord, CA

There would be no last minute drama this year as De La Salle blew Bellarmine off the field battling to the wire last year.

Last: Def Bellarmine 41-7
Next: 9/7 No. 40 Mullen (1-0)
13 (13)
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Plant (1-0) Tampa, FL

Plant leaned on a solid defense to shutout Tampa Jesuit 18-0. Next up a road trip against the top team in Louisiana in John Curtis.

Last: Tampa Jesuit 18-0
: 9/7
@ No. 21 John Curtis (1-0)
14 (14)
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Byrnes (2-0) Duncan, SC

Woodruff hung with Byrnes better than most would have expected in a 40-28 loss win for the Rebels. Byrnes may get its toughest test of the year this week with Northwestern.

Last: Def Woodruff 40-28
: 9/7 Northwestern (3-0)
15 (16)
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Armwood (1-0) Seffner, FL

Armwood suffered some off the field trouble in the offseason, but on the field, it's business as usual for the Hawks.

Last: Def Brandon 55-0
9/7 American Heritage (1-0)
16 (22)
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Katy (1-0) Katy, TX

Katy cruised in its easy win over Klein. Alief Taylor should be a stiffer test, but don't expect this one to be very close either.

Last: Def Klein 48-7
Next: 9/7 Alief Taylor (1-0)
17 (18)
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Vista Murrieta (1-0) Murrieta, CA

ThunderRidge didn't realize they were just part of an exhibition for Vista Murrieta, and gave the Broncos a fight before going down. The Broncos host an even more distant foe in South (AK) who has outscored opponents 199-9 on the season.

Last: 8/31 Def ThunderRidge (CO) 37-26
Next: 9/7 South (AK) (4-0)
18 (19)
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St. Ignatius (2-0) Cleveland, OH

St. Ignatius has been impressive in its two opening wins including a big win over out of state De La Salle last week. This week the Wildcats will have their hands full against a solid Mentor squad.

Last: Def De La Salle (MI) 49-13
: 9/8 Mentor (2-0)
19 (30)
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Allen (1-0) Allen

Allen opened its new palace in style as they waxed No. 15 Southlake Carroll 24-0. Allen must leave the friendly confines to take on a very good Cedar Hill team this week. 

Last: Def No. 15 Carroll 24-0
Next: 9/7 @ No. 45 Cedar Hill (1-0)
20 (20)
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Good Counsel (1-1) Olney, MD

Good Counsel bounced back nicely against a good Gilman team to win 20-10. The going doesn't get any easier against St. Joseph this week.

Last: Def No. 49 Gilman 20-19 (OT)
: 9/8 St. Joseph (NJ)
21 (23)
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John Curtis (1-0) River Ridge, LA

Curtis got a good tune up with a trip to St. Paul. Now comes the main course as the Patriots host Tampa Plant in the Superdome this week.

Last: Def St. Paul 26-7
Next: 9/7 No. 13 Plant (1-0)
22 (24)
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Lincoln (0-0) Tallahassee, FL

Lincoln's schedule has been pushed back another week as Hurricane Isaac doesn't seem to be a football fan.

Last: Weather Delayed vs Pensacola
Next: 9/7 St. Paul (LA)
23 (25)
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DeSoto (1-0) DeSoto, TX

The Eagles took control in the second half against Martin, shutting out the Warriors in the final two quarters. No rest for the weary as Jenks visits from Oklahoma this week.

Last: Def Martin 37-14
Next: 9/8 Jenks (OK) 0-1
24 (26)
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University (2-0) Ft. Lauderdale

After handling Trotwood-Madison in Week 1, the Suns didn't suffer a let down in taking care of an inferior opponent.

Last: Def Island Coast 44-27
Next: 9/7 Archbishop Carroll (0-1)
25 (27)
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Mission Viejo (2-0) Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo won a battle of the Missions, sending Mission Hill back home with a loss, but the big news is that the Diablos picked up a third transfer from No. 5 Santa Margarita in the form of UCLA commit Erik Bunte (OL, 6'7/290)

Last: Def Mission Hills 35-21
Next: 9/7 @ Santiago (1-1)
26 (28)
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Immokalee (1-0) Immokalee, FL

Immokalee doesn't have many challenges on its regular season schedule, but Naples is a decent team who should come to play against the Indians.

Last: Def Seminole 49-19
Next: 9/7 @ Naples (1-0)
27 (38)
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Steele (1-0) Cibolo, Texas

Steele is another Texas squad who opened with one of its tougher opponents of the season, but the Knights prevailed in beating San Antonio Madison 41-21. Pity poor Judson who got Lake Travis last week and must travel to Steele this week.

Last: Def Madison 41-21
Next: 9/7 Judson (0-1)
28 (29)
Central Daupin
Central Dauphin (1-0) Harrisburg, PA

Central Dauphin took care of business in its trip to Manheim Township. Hosting Bishop McDevitt should be an even tougher test this week.

Last: Def Manheim Township 21-7
Next: 9/7 Bishop McDevitt (1-0)
29 (32)
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Bolingbrook (2-0) Bolingbrook, IL

I mentioned last week that I hoped they use a running clock in the second half in Illinois. After a 34-3 lead at halftime, Bolingbrook eased up and cruised to a 46-10 win. Joilet might be in for similar treatment this week.

Last: Def Romeoville 46-10
Next: 9/8 @ Joliet (0-2)
30 (43)
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Union (1-0) Tulsa, OK

Union won the hypothetical battle for Oklahoma, beating Jenks 14-7. Another tough matchup looms as Euless Trinity must travel from Washington to Oklahoma. 

Last: Def Jenks 14-7
Next: 9/8 No. 32 Euless Trinity (TX) (1-0)
31 (33)
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McGill-Toolen (2-0) Mobile, AL

McGill-Toolen's offense was impressive in a 50-28 win over UMS-Wright. The Yellow Jackets should get what amounts to a week of practice against an outmatched Bryant this week.

Last: Def UMS-Wright 50-28
Next: 9/7 @ Bryant (0-1)
32 (21)
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Trinity (0-1) Euless, TX

A young Trinity squad went up to Washington and almost pulled off the upset over No. 7 Bellevue. 

Last: Lost to No. 7 Bellevue (WA) 31-24 OT
Next: 9/8 No. 30 Tulsa Union (1-0)
33 (34)
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Maine South (2-0) Park Ridge, IL

Wheaton-Warrenville South looked like the toughest test on the Maine South schedule, and the game lived up to the billing as Maine South prevailed 19-13.  Deerfield should feel like a breather by comparison.

Last: Def Wheaton-Warrenville South 19-13
9/7 Deerfield (1-1)
34 (36)
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Cass Tech (2-0) Detroit, MI

After a tough first week opener against Brother Rice, Northwestern proved no match for Cass Tech.

Last: Def Northwestern 57-0
Next: 9/7 Renaissance (1-1)
35 (37)
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Manvel (1-0) Manvel, TX

Manvel survived its tough opening game against Spring. North Shore won't be a gimmee, but Manvel should prevail if they're the team we think they are.

Last: Def Spring 35-21
Next: 9/7 North Shore (1-0)
36 (39)
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Butler (2-0) Matthews, NC

Butler had the week off in preparation for one of its better opponents this season. 

Last: Idle
Next: 9/8 @ Vance (3-0)
37 (40)
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Dwyer (1-0) Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Glades Central is always a tough team to face, and Dwyer handled the smaller classification school with relative ease. Jupiter is in trouble this week coming off a 41-0 loss to Leonard. 

Last: Def Glades Central 30-9
Next: 9/7 @ Jupiter (0-1)
38 (42)
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Walton (2-0) Marietta, GA

Anyone who watched McEachern stand toe to toe with No. 2 Grayson knew Walton would be in for a fight this week. The Raider prevailed in a 37-35 thriller.

Last: Def McEachern 37-35
Next: 9/14 @ North Cobb (1-0)
39 (44)
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Skyline (1-0) Sammamish, WA

Skyline survived a game Bothel team pulling out a 33-21 win. The Spartans host Cottonwood (UT) next in a battle of two of the nation's best quarterbacks in Skyline's Max Browne (USC) and Cottonwood's Cooper Bateman (Alabama).

Last: Def Bothel 33-21
Next: 9/7 Cottonwood (UT) (0-2)
40 (45)
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Mullen (1-0) Arvada, CO

If there was ever a time to play De La Salle, it's early in the season, after a bye week. Check and check as Mullen travels to Concorde, Calif. this week.

Last: Idle
Next: 9/7 @ No. 12 De La Salle (CA)
41 (46)
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North Allegheny (1-0) Wexford, PA

North Allegheny had little trouble with Mt. Lebanon in a 39-14 win. the Tigers shouldn't face much resistance this week either. 

Last: Def Mt. Lebanon 39-14
Next: 9/7 @ Fox Chapel (0-1)
42 (NR)
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Camden County (2-0) Kingsland, GA

This is the first year of Camden County's new region schedule, and the Wildcats will be battle hardened heading into the playoffs after bouts with Valdsots, Coffee, Colquitt, and Lowndes. This week though, Camden might hang 100 on Johnson.

Last: Def Vanguard (FL) 53-7
Next: 9/7 Johnson (0-1)
43 (47)
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Ensworth (3-0) Nashville, TN

Ensworth may have already played the only team on its schedule capable of giving them a challenge in Week 0's Memphis University. This week is going to get as ugly as the Tigers want it to get.

Last: Def McCallie 47-10
Next: 9/7 Raleigh-Egypt (0-2)
44 (48)
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Brophy Prep (2-1) Phoenix, AZ

Brophy Prep rebounded nicely after a loss to No. 5 Santa Margarita with a 35-14 win at Boulder Creek. 

Last: Def Boulder Creek 35-14
Next: 9/7 Red Mountain (2-0)
45 (NR)
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Cedar Hill (1-0) Cedar Hill, TX

After dispatching Denton Guyer, Cedar Hill now hosts Allen to continue its rise up the charts.

Last: Def Guyer 54-28
: 9/7
No. 19 Allen (1-0)
46 (49)
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Oscar Smith (1-1) Chesapeake, VA

Oscar Smith had the week off to gather themselves after the loss to Byrnes. 

Last: Idle
: 9/7 @ Great Bridge (0-1)
47 (NR)
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Hoover (1-0) Hoover, AL

In a battle of perennial powers, Hoover dominated South Panola (MS) to earn a spot in the Top 50.

Last: Def South Panola (MS) 35-10
: 9/7
@ Hueytown (1-0)
48 (NR)
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St. Xavier (2-0) Cincinnati, OH

St. Xavier is battle tested already after two grueling wins against Middletown and Indianapolis Cathedral. The road doesn't get any easier with games against Colerain,  No. 4 Trinity, and No. 10 Moeller looming in the next three weeks.

Last: Def Indianapolis Cathedral 33-27
: 9/7
Colerain (2-0)
49 (15)
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Carroll (0-1) Southlake, TX

Southlake Carroll failed its opening test in getting blown out by No. 30 Allen, but the Dragons should bounce back. 

Last: Lost to No. 30 Allen 24-0
: 9/7
Midland (1-0)
50 (17)
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Miami Central (0-1) Miami, FL

Central's opening schedule that sees three consecutive Top 10 squads opened with a thud as Grayson blew out the Rockets 35-3. Central will get another shot against No. Washington to see if they belong in the Top 50. 

Last: Lost to No. 3 Grayson 35-3
: 9/
8 @ No. 8 Washington (1-0)

In - Camden County (GA), Cedar Hill (TX), Hoover (AL), St. Xavier (OH)
Out - Gilman (MD), Cocoa (FL), Valley (IA), Guyer (TX)

National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers contributed to this report.

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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