|Manatee (5-0) Bradenton, FL
Braden River wasn't up to the challenge against the nation's No. 1 team, but Cypress Bay should provide a better test. Cypress Bay has rebounded well from an early blowout loss to St. Thomas Aquinas to win three in a row.
Last: Def Braden River 56-0
Next: 10/12 Cypress Bay (4-1)
|John Curtis (6-0) River Ridge, LA
Carver scored 68 points in a loss two weeks ago. They didn't find the going nearly as easy against John Curtis as the Patriots won easily. Curtis welcomes Newman this week; although welcome might not be the right word as the Patriots are likely to pummel them.
Last: Def Riverside 59-0
Next: 10/12 Newman (3-2)
|Trinity (7-0) Louisville, KY
Trinity isn't quite the dominant force that was named FOX Sports Next National Champion in 2011, but the 2012 squad isn't too bad either.
Last: Def Dupont Manual 55-27
Next: 10/12 Male (4-3)
|Bellevue (6-0) Bellevue, WA
A trip to Interlake turned out to be a day at the beach for the Wolverines in a 70-7 laugher. The trip to Mount Si this week should be much more interesting as both teams are undefeated coming in.
Last: Def Interlake 70-7
Next: 10/12 @ Mount Si (6-0)
|Katy (5-0) Katy, TX
Katy matched No. 4 Bellevue with a 70-7 victory of its own against an overmatched Mayde Creek squad. Katy Taylor isn't likely to put up much of a fight this week either.
Last: Def Mayde Creek 70-7
Next: 10/12 Katy Taylor (0-5)
|Byrnes (6-0) Duncan, SC
Byrnes continued the week of laughers in the Top 10 with a 64-0 win over Riverside. While down from years' past, Gaffney should at least make Byrnes use its starters in the second half.
Last: Def Riverside 64-0
Next: 10/12 @ Gaffney (4-3)
|St. Ignatius (7-0) Cleveland, OH
St. Ignatius found little resistance from John Adams, and he's hoping the Wildcats get a chance to see a show on their trip to New York against winless St. Francis.
Last: Def John Adams 49-0
Next: 10/13 @ St. Francis (NY) (0-6)
|Vista Murrieta (6-0) Murrieta, CA
Temecula Valley had two touchdowns on the board to keep it close in the first quarter, but then the Broncos woke up and blew the doors off the game putting up 37 points in the second quarter alone. Great Oak is in for a beat down this weekend as well.
Last: Def Temecula Valley 58-14
Next: 10/12 Great Oak (3-3)
|DeSoto (5-0) DeSoto, TX
DeSoto had the week off to get ready for a trip to Mansfield Timberview. They likely didn't need the week off as the Eagles should handle the Wolves with little trouble.
Next: 10/12 @ Mansfield Timberview (3-2)
|University (5-0) Ft. Lauderdale
University didn't get the memo that the week was supposed to be full of cupcakes for the Top 10, but they blew out undefeated Chaminade-Madonna nonetheless. Leesburg has a 4-2 record, but they're heavy underdogs in this one.
Next: 10/2 @ Leesburg (4-2)
|Butler (7-0) Matthews, NC
Ardrey Kell was a better opponent, but the results ended up looking eerily similar; no one has scored double digits on the Bulldogs this season.
Last: Def Ardrey Kell 49-0
Next: 10/12 Providence (3-4)
|North Allegheny (6-0) Wexford, PA
North Allegheny had the game of the week against No. 42 Gateway, and the Tigers smothered Gateway in a 14-3 victory. North Allegheny can't afford to rest on its laurels with a tough game with Central Catholic coming up.
Last: Def Butler 49-0
Next: 10/12 Central Catholic (5-1)
|Good Counsel (5-1) Olney, MD
Good Counsel knew they had their hands full with DeMatha, and the Falcons were up to the challenge in a 13-10 victory giving DeMatha its first loss of the season. Bishop McNamara should go away much more quietly.
Last: Def DeMatha 13-10
Next: 10/12 Bishop McNamara (3-4)
|Bergen Catholic (4-1) Oradell, NJ
Bergen Catholic had little trouble with DePaul. What looked like a terrific Week 7 matchup has lost some of its luster as Cocoa (FL) has fallen on hard times at 3-2. The Tigers have rebounded from its blowout loss in Week 2 to No. 10 University by winning three straight, but Bergen Catholic represents a big step up in competition over the last three weeks.
Last: Def Passaic County 62-20
Next: 10/13 Cocoa (FL) (3-2)
|De La Salle (6-0) Concord, CA
Foothill provided some resistance in on otherwise lackluster league schedule. Amador Valley isn't likely to keep the score
within three touchdowns.
Last: Def Foothill 34-17
Next: 10/12 @ Amador Valley (3-3)
|Bishop Gorman (5-1) Las Vegas, NV
It's not so much a question of whether or no Bishop Gorman wins out, it's more of a question of can anyone keep it close? Bonanza won't.
Last: Def Cimarron-Memorial 54-3
Next: 10/12 Bonanza (1-5)
|Lincoln (5-0) Tallahassee, FL
The Trojans enjoyed their trip to Buchholz coming away with a 45-7 win. Local rival Leon shouldn't be much of a challenge.
Last: Def Buchholz 45-7
Next: 10/12 Leon (1-4)
|Steele (5-0) Cibolo, Texas
Steele was off last week. In a sense, they're off this week as well. The game against King isn't likely to be close.
Last: Def San Marcos 42-14
Next: 10/12 @ King (3-2)
Colerain (7-0) Cincinnati, OH
Colerain continued to heap misery on Middleton as the Cardinals won 41-14. Colerain should be able to roll against Fairfield.
Last: Def Middletown 41-14
Next: 10/12 @ Fairfield (2-5)
|Camden County (6-0) Kingsland, GA
Camden County continues right along with another big win. The Wildcats host Tift County this week and should move to 7-0.
Last: Def Coffee 39-12
Next: 10/12 Coffee (4-1)
|Don Bosco Prep (4-1) Ramsey, NJ
Fair Lawn was fair game as Don Bosco won big in a 44-0 win. This week's contest with Paramus Catholic should test the mettle of the Ironmen
Last: Def Fair Lawn (44-0)
Next: 10/12 Paramus Catholic (4-0)
|Grayson (5-1) Loganville, GA
Grayson is becoming the team we thought they were at the beginning of the season. The Rams jumped to a 42-0 lead at halftime against a solid Central Gwinnett team before winning 52-0. Grayson should match that score or exceed it against a bad Berkmar team.
Last: Def Central Gwinnett 52-0
Next: 10/12 @ Berkmar (1-5)
|Miami Central (3-2) Miami, FL
Central continued their run towards a state championship handily beating a previously undefeated Homestead team. Central has a week off before taking on a resurgent Carol City team.
Last: Def Homestead 38-20
Next: 10/18 Carol City (6-1)
|St. Joseph Regional (3-1) Montvale, NJ
St. Joseph was idle this week in preparation for their game against an
unbeaten St. Peter's squad. St. Peter's is coming off of back to back
shutout wins in which they outscored their opponents 97-0. St. Joseph
isn't likely to go as quietly.
Next: 10/13 St. Peter's Prep (5-0)
|McGill-Toolen (7-0) Mobile, AL
After back to back tough trips to Daphne and Davidson, McGill-Toolen was
happy to welcome Blount and their 4-1 record. The Yellow Jackets sent
their visitors home with a convincing 48-14 win. McGill-Toolen travels
to Montomery this week and should come away with an easy win.
Last: Def Blount 48-14
Next: 10/12 @ Montgomery (2-4)
|Washington (4-1) Miami, FL
Washington was off this week. The Tornadoes host a good Jackson team,
but Washington plays on a different level in that league.
Next: 10/12 Jackson (5-1)
|Maine South (7-0) Park Ridge, IL
Maine South traveled to Evanston last week and got a fight out of the
Wildkits. The 31-21 victory was a closer game than many expected. Maine
South is likely to hang 50 on Waukegan at home this week.
Last: Def Evanston 31-21
Next: 10/12 Waukegan (2-5)
|Dwyer (5-0) Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dwyer was off this week, and Idle put up as much resistance as most of
Dwyer's opponents this year. Santaluces is likely to get on the board
just as much as Idle did last week.
Next: 10/12 Santaluces (3-2)
|Hoover (7-0) Hoover, AL
Hoover has been rolling this year, and the Bucs seem to be getting
better every week. A trip to Hillcrest could be dangerous, but Hoover
should be up to the challenge.
Last: Def Bessemer City 38-7
Next: 10/12 @ Hillcrest (4-2)
|Mission Viejo (6-0) Mission Viejo, CA
The Diablos were idle last week in preparation for opening League play
against San Clemente. San Clemente was Mission Viejo's biggest League
challengers last year but have fallen back in the pack this year.
Next: 10/12 @ San Clemente (4-3)
|Skyline (6-0) Sammamish, WA
Ballard was out of its league against Skyline. Newport should be a
better game, but not exactly a matchup we'll be putting on our upset
Last: Def Ballard 64-17
Next: 10/12 @ Newport (4-2)
American Heritage (5-0) Delray Beach, FL
In some seasons this week's game against Gulliver Prep would be
noteworthy. Not this year; American Heritage should crush the
Next: 10/12 @ Gulliver Prep (2-2)
|St. Xavier (5-2) Cincinnati, OH
St. Xavier continued its good work against one of the nation's toughest
schedules. The Bombers handled a good La Salle team on the road. Back to
back games with a pair of undefeateds in St. Edward and St. Ignatius are
Last: Def La Salle 31-14
Next: 10/13 @ No. 36 St. Edward (7-0)
|Bentonville (6-0) Bentonville, AR
Undefeated Rogers was a good opponent at 5-0, but when Bentonville left,
Rogers was 5-1. Bentonville is likely to win big this week at home
against Rogers Heritage.
Last: Def Rogers 35-6
Next: 10/12 @ Rogers Heritage (4-2)
|Coppell (5-0) Coppell, TX
Coppell was off last week, as was Hebron, their opponent this week.
Next: 10/12 @ Hebron (3-2)
|St. Edward (7-0) Lakewood, OH
With wins over Glenville, Elder, and McDowell (PA) among others, St.
Edward has rebounded nicely from a disappointing 2011 campaign that
included a loss to St. Xavier. The Eagles have a chance to get some
revenge this week.
Last: Def Cardinal Mooney 54-14
Next: St. Xavier (5-2)
|Allen (4-1) Allen
Allen had the week off to stew over its loss to No. 35 Coppell two weeks
ago. A trip to Plano East this week isn't exactly a walk in the park.
Next: 10/12 @ Plano East (4-0)
|Skyline (4-1) Dallas, TX
After a slow start to the season, Skyline is beginning to have it all
come together. Two weeks ago the Raiders hammered a good Dallas Jesuit
team. Last week, Skyline pummeled Lake Highland. Pearce is in for a heap
of trouble this week.
Last: Def Lake Highlands 42-6
Next: 10/12 Pearce (1-4)
|Ensworth (8-0) Nashville, TN
Montgomery Bell was a good opponent and Ensworth dispatched them with
ease. Now the Tigers have the week off to prepare for their only real
threat on their schedule in Brentwood Academy.
Last: Def Montgomery Bell Academy 35-7
Next: 10/19 Brentwood Academy (6-1)
|Oscar Smith (5-1) Chesapeake, VA
Oscar Smith's schedule is broken up into thirds, tough, easy, tough. The
Tigers just completed the easy third of the schedule and will see an
uptick in competition starting with a trip to Western Branch this week.
Last: Def Hickory 48-10
Next: 10/12 @ Western Branch (5-1)
|Carroll (4-1) Southlake, TX
After a season opening loss to Allen, the Dragons have found the road
much easier including a 65-7 win over Timber Creek last week. Richland
will be lucky to keep it that close.
Last: Def Timber Creek 65-7
Next: 10/12 Richland (2-3)
|Mesquite (6-0) Mesquite, TX
Mesquite continued its good work with a 35-14 win over Rockwall-Heath.
This week its Horn, who is eight points away from being undefeated.
Last: Def Rockwall-Heath 35-14
Next: 10/12 Horn (4-2)
|Gilman (4-2) Baltimore, MD
Having already faced one of the toughest schedules in the nation, Gilman
was glad to have a breather against Archbishop Spalding. The Greyhounds
shouldn't have much trouble with Loyola Blakefield this week.
Last: Def Archbishop Spalding 49-2
Next: 10/12 Loyola Blakefield (4-2)
|Narbonne (6-0) Harbor City, CA
After playing a tremendous first half schedule, Narbonne nearly slipped
up against the worst team they had faced to date. A banged up Carson
team with a 72-0 loss on its resume gave Narbonne all it wanted.
Last: Def Carson 26-20
Next: 10/12 @ Banning (3-3)
|Goose Creek (7-0) Goose Creek, SC
Goose Creek blew out another opponent last week, and it will be tough
for the Gators to not look past Cane Bay to a showdown at Wando in two
Last: Def Carolina Forest 56-6
Next: 10/12 Cane Bay (5-2)
|Lincoln-Way East (7-0) Frankfort, IL
In a battle of Lincoln-Way, East left no doubt in a 36-7 win over
Lincoln-Way Central. The question this week isn't if the Griffins win,
it's a question of how badly.
Last: Def Lincoln-Way Central 36-7
Next: 10/13 @ Joliet (0-7)
|Muskegon (7-0) Muskegon, MI
Muskegon enjoyed its first week in the Top 50, their opponent Union? Not
so much. Zeeland East on 10/19 represents the big remaining game for the
Last: Def Union 53-0
Next: 10/12 @ Kenowa Hills (5-3)
|Carmel (8-0) Carmel, IN
After a tough game with Warren Central, North Vigo proved to be much
easier for the Greyhounds. Hosting Ben Davis should be a much better
match for Carmel.
Last: Def North Vigo 28-0
Next: 10/12 Ben Davis (7-1)
|Norcross (6-0) Norcross, GA
Norcross continued its undefeated season against Habersham Central in a
big 55-0 win. The Blue Devils are 3-0 against three Gwinnett County
powers in South Gwinnett, Parkview, and North Gwinnett. Collins Hill
will give Norcross a challenge as well.
Last: Def Habersham Central 55-0
Next: 10/12 @ Collins Hill (4-1)
|Gateway (5-1) Monroeville, PA
In the game of the week, Gateway fell to No. 17 North Allegheny. The
Gators should have little trouble winning out and making a run at the
State Championship. A 1-5 Norwin team is just what the doctor ordered to
get over a tough loss.
Last: Lost to No. 17 North Allegheny 14-3
Next: 10/12 Norwin (1-5)