Scout Top 50 - Week 13
DeSoto (TX) Faces Huge Test
DeSoto (TX) Faces Huge Test
Director of Scouting
Posted Nov 18, 2013
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For the first time in three years, not a single team in the Top 50 lost. That's not going to happen again this week. Take a look at the Top 50 High School Football teams in the nation.

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Top 50 Games:

No. 4 DeSoto vs. No. 26 Coppell
No. 10 Colerain vs. No. 40 Archbishop Moeller
No. 19 Miramar vs. No. 42 Deerfield Beach
Rank (Last)

Team (Record) City, ST

1 (1)
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Washington (11-0) Miami, FL

Glades Central is typically a contender for the Florida State Championship, but this isn't a typical year for Glades Central. Washington rolled them setting up a showdown with University who was ranked in the Top 15 at one point of the season.

Last: Def Glades Central 40-14
Next: 11/22 University (10-2)
2 (2)
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Allen (11-0) Allen, TX

Is this the week that someone plays Allen close, or at least gives them a scare? It's not like Allen has played a cupcake schedule. The Eagles have beaten three teams currently or formerly ranked in the Top 50 including Southlake Carroll, Cedar Hill, and Coppell, and no one played them under three scores.

Last: Def Lake Highlands 63-6
Next: 11/22 Horn (9-2)
3 (3)
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Miami Central (10-1) Miami, FL

Boynton Beach had only lost once coming into the contest with Central, but the Rockets are on a different level than all but Washington in South Florida. Dillard will be Central's next victim.

Last: Def Boynton Beach 55-37
Next
: 11/22 Dillard (8-3)
4 (4)
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DeSoto (11-0) De Soto, TX

DeSoto had no trouble with Copperas Cover, but it's about to get interesting in Texas as the Eagles take on once beaten Coppell. Coppell's only loss came at the end of September to No. 2 Allen. 

Last: Def Copperas Cover 67-21
Next: 11/22 No. 26 Coppell (10-1)

5 (5)
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De La Salle (10-0) Concord, CA

It may be heating up in Texas, but De La Salle is busy scouting next month's bowl game against Southern California opponents, because they'll roll through their bracket, starting with Grenada this week.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/22 Grenada (7-4)
6 (6)
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St. Joseph Regional (8-0) Montvale, NJ

By the time St. Joseph Regional gets done with their season, there should be no doubt who the best team in New Jersey is. The Green Knights will have played everyone who is anyone in the Gardens State including undefeated Red Bank Catholic this week.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/22 Red Bank Catholic (9-0)
7 (7)
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St. John Bosco (11-0) Bellflower, CA

The Pac-5 is arguably the toughest 16 team tournament in the country, but Bosco got an easy draw the first two rounds because of quirks in the league rules. Bosco blew out Agoura, and they'll blow out Tesoro this week.

Last: Def Agoura 69-24
Next: 11/22 @ Tesoro (9-2)

8 (8)
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Manatee (11-0) Bradenton, FL

Manatee got more of a fight from Vero Beach than they were probably expecting. They know they'll be in for a four quarter battle with Fort Pierce Central this week.

Last: Def Vero Beach 34-28
Next
: 11/22 Fort Pierce Central (10-1)
9 (9)
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Katy (11-0) Katy, TX

Unlike DeSoto and Allen, Katy hasn't played much of a schedule this year. They blew out first round opponent Madison, and they'll blow out Cy Woods this week. Looking at the 5A Division two bracket, it might be another two weeks in the semi finals before we see Katy get tested.

Last: Def Madison 70-0
Next: 11/22 Cy Woods (8-3)
10 (10)
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Colerain (12-0) Cincinnati, OH

Colerain continued to roll over good teams including Pickerington Central this week, but the Cardinals will get their game of the year against Archbishop Moeller on Saturday.

Last: Def Pickerington Central 38-20
Next: 11/23 Archbishop Moeller (11-1)
11 (11)
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Hoover (12-0) Hoover, AL

Shades Valley put up a good fight, but in the end, they succumbed to the Buccaneers. Florence will be one of the best opponents Hoover has seen this year.

Last: Def Shades Valley 33-14
Next
: 11/22 Florence (9-3)
12 (12)
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Northwestern (12-0) Rock Hill, SC

Northwestern has been in one close game this year, a down to the wire win over Byrnes. They should get a good game from York this week, though the Trojans are still heavy favorites.

Last: Def West Florence 55-22
Next: 11/22 York (10-2)
13 (13)
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Serra (11-0) Gardena, CA

Serra doesn't get to play in SoCal's big boy league yet, so they'll have to be content blowing out playoff opponents until their Division Finals against a team they already blew out this year.

Last: Def Pacifica 48-16
Next: 11/22 @ Buena (7-4)
14 (14)
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Byrnes (11-1) Duncan, SC

Byrnes drew 4-7 Wando in South Carolina's watered down classifications, but they'll get a better game from Lexington this week.

Last: Def Wando 42-14
Next: 11/22 Lexington (10-2)
15 (15)
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Bellevue (11-0) Bellevue, WA

Bellevue advanced one step closer to another State Championship.

Last: Def Glacier Peak 48-6
Next: 11/22 Peninsula (8-3)
16 (16)
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Oscar Smith (11-0) Chesapeake, VA

Oscar Smith dominated Bayside to advance another step in the playoffs. Grassfield will be a better test for the Tigers, but Oscar Smith should still advance by double digits.

Last: Def Bayside 35-0
Next: 11/22 Grassfield (9-2)
17 (17)
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Lamar (10-0) Houston, TX

Lamar didn't have a lot of trouble with Morton Ranch, and if they're truly a Top 20 team, they shouldn't have  lot of trouble with Alief Taylor.

Last: Def Morton Ranch 38-14
Next: 11/23 Alief Taylor (8-3)
18 (18)
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Brother Rice (12-0) Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brother Rice's regular season schedule was so tough that the first two rounds of the playoffs have felt like exhibitions. It starts to get tougher this week against King.

Last: Def Detroit Jesuit 41-14
Next: 11/23 King (10-1)
19 (19)
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Miramar (11-0) Miramar, FL

Miramar had their hands full with Monarch last week. Were they looking ahead to Deerfield Beach? Another mammoth matchup in Florida this week.

Last:  Def Monarch 31-21
Next: 11/22 Deerfield Beach (11-0)

20 (20)
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Mountain Pointe (12-0) Phoenix, AZ

Mountain Pointe is in dire need of a challenge this season, and the Pride should get one in a scrappy bunch from Desert Ridge who have won 11 straight.

Last: Def Red Mountain 48-7
Next: 11/22 Desert Ridge (11-1)
21 (21)
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Karr (10-1) New Orleans, LA

Karr ran right through Salmen last week. They'll get a little more resistance from Crowley, but the Cougars should advance without too much trouble.

Last: Def Salmen 53-7
Next: 11/22 Crowley (8-3)
22 (22)
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John Curtis (7-2) River Ridge, LA

Curtis earned a week off with the schedule they played this year. They'll get back to beating up on some in state opponents in the playoffs this week.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/22 St. Charles Catholic (8-3)
23 (23)
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Punahou (10-0) Honolulu, HI

Punahou has run roughshod over their competition in Hawaii. The Buff 'n Blue have a devastating defense. Mililani is the last team to stand between Punahou and a State Championship. This is a rematch of the 24-14 Punahou win in August.

Last: Def Farrington 48-6
Next: 11/22 Mililani (11-1)
24 (24)
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Folsom (11-0) Folsom, CA

Folsom was always going to win big against an overmatched Lincoln team. They should do the same this week as well. 

Last: Def Lincoln 50-14
Next: 11/22 Franklin (8-3)
25 (25)
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Mission Viejo (11-0) Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo took it easy on the 4-6 team that got chosen as an at-large team for the Pac-5 playoffs. Mission Viejo proved what any sane person new all along, a 4-6 team doesn't need to be selected to the Pac-5. The competition steps it up a big way this week against perennial power Mater Dei.

Last: Def Crespi 45-0
Next
: 11/22 Mater Dei (9-2)
26 (26)
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Coppell (9-1) Coppell, TX

Coppell tuned up for this week's showdown with No. 4 DeSoto with Irving. Coppell's only loss on the season came to No. 2 Allen, so this will give us a good idea of the pecking order of Texas' top teams.

Last: Def Irving 56-8
Next: 11/22 @ No. 4 DeSoto (11-0)
27 (27)
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Aledo (11-0) Aledo, TX

It takes a while to find a team in 4A Division 2 that belongs on the field with Aledo. Maybe next week against Canyon. It won't be this week.

Last: Def Burleson 76-6
Next: 11/22 Boswell (8-3)

28 (28)
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Saint Augustine (8-1) New Orleans, LA

St. Augustine enjoyed a bye week after playing a difficult regular season schedule. Because of a quirk in scheduling, St. Augustine opens up their playoff run against the same team they ended their regular season with in a 34-24 win over Jesuit.

Last: Idle
Next: 11/22 Jesuit (7-5)
29 (29)
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Jenks (11-0) Jenks, OK

Jenks had been dominating their Oklahoma competition, but Owasso made Jenks sweat in a 14-10 win. Jenks should have little trouble this week against Edmond Santa De.

Last: Def Owasso 14-10
Next: 11/22 Edmond Santa Fe (7-4)
30 (30)
Blue Springs Football Logo Helmet
Blue Springs (12-0) Blue Springs, MO

Lee's Summit only lost two games this year. Both to Blue Springs by a combined 112-28. There shouldn't be any doubt who the team to beat in Missouri is. Eureka gets a shot this week.

Last: Def Lee's Summit 63-21
Next: 11/22 Eureka (11-1)
31 (31)
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Salpointe Catholic (12-0) Tucson, AZ

Speaking of making a mockery of their competition, Salpointe Catholic played their closest game of the year last week... a 45-14 blowout of Liberty. Deer Valley is easily Salpointe Catholic's toughest opponent this year, but that's a pretty low bar to leap over.  

Last: Def Liberty 45-14
Next: 11/22 Deer Valley (9-3)
32 (32)
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DeMatha (11-1) Hyattsville, MD

DeMatha is the first in the clubhouse with a Championship as the Stags claimed  a DC Championship with a convincing win over St. John's. DeMatha's 11-1 record included good wins over Phoebus (VA), Godby (FL), and Good Counsel (DC) among others.

Last: Def St. John's 31-10
Next
: DC Champions
33 (33)
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Apopka (9-1) Apopka, FL

Apopka is done with the easy part of their schedule with a win over University of Orlando. Every week is going to bring a quality opponent starting with Winter Park on Friday.  

Last: Def University (Orlando) 77-21
Next: 11/22 Winter Park (9-2)
34 (34)
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Carroll (10-1) Southlake, TX

It was a moral victory that Bowie reached double digits against Southlake Carroll, most of the Dragons' opponents haven't this year. Midland Lee should stand toe to toe with Carroll, but the Dragons should come out on top. 

Last: Def Bowie 56-14
Next
: 11/22 Midland Lee (9-2)
35 (35)
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Ocean Lakes (11-0) Virginia Beach, VA

Ocean Lakes has to be thrilled to play a team that will hit them back. Eventually teams get bored with blowing out opponents as Ocean Lakes has done this season. Western Branch will be a legit test for the Dolphins.

Last: Def Woodside 41-7
Next: 11/22 Western Branch (10-1)
36 (36)
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Sandy Creek (10-0-1) Sandy Creek, GA

Sandy Creek had one of the more impressive performances in Georgia last week with a blowout win over a quality Cedartown team. The Patriots are peaking at the right time and shouldn't have much trouble with Chestatee.

Last: Def Cedartown 63-10
Next: 11/22 Chestatee (9-2)
37 (37)
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Mentor (11-1) Mentor, OH

 I fully expected Stow-Munroe Falls to be able to play with Mentor. Was I overestimating Stow-Munroe or underestimating Mentor? Probably the latter. We'll find out for sure this week as Mentor has a huge game coming up with a dangerous St. Ignatius team, who might be the best 8-4 team in the nation.

Last: Def Stow-Munroe Falls 43-0
Next: 11/23 St. Ignatius (8-4)

38 (38)
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St. Edward (11-1) Lakewood, OH

See Mentor. Cleveland Heights is a solid team, and St. Edward blew them out. The Eagles will need to be at their best, because Austin Fitch has yet to take a loss this year.

Last: Def Cleveland Heights 42-7
Next: 11/23 Austin Fitch (12-0)
39 (39)
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Mallard Creek (12-0) Charlotte, NC

Mallard Creek dominated Ardrey Kell, and they'll do the same to Providence. North Carolina is guilty of putting not enough good teams in too many classifications. Sure there are a lot of State Champions to crown, but it makes the playoffs a little less than dramatic.

Last: Def Ardrey Kell 62-7
Next: 11/22 Providence (8-4)
40 (40)
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Archbishop Moeller (11-1) Cincinnati, OH

Moeller shutout a good Elder team as the top Ohio teams flexed their muscles last week. The Fighting Crusaders have their game of the year coming up this week against No. 10 Colerain.

Last: Def Elder 24-0
Next: 11/23 Colerain (12-0)
41 (41)
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Poly (10-1) Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Poly got the short end of the league's bizarre scheduling rules and got a powerful Orange Lutheran team in the first round while bottom dwellers faced off in another part of the bracket. Poly needed a little luck to advance as a botched punt in the fourth quarter set up the Jackrabbits game winning touchdown. 10-1 Poly must now travel to take on a rejuvenated 8-3 St. Bonaventure team. Did I mention scheduling was bizzare?

Last: Def Orange Lutheran 18-16
Next: 11/22 @ St. Bonaventure (8-3)
42 (42)
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Deerfield Beach (11-0) Deerfield Beach, FL

Deerfield Beach and Miramar handed Flanagan their only losses of the season. Each team won by single digits. Now Deerfield Beach and Miramar will face off in a State Championship quality game in the round of 16.

Last: Def Flanagan 14-7
Next: 11/22 @ No. 19 Miramar (11-0)
43 (43)
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Collins Hill (10-1) Suwannee, GA

Collins Hill put a disappointing Walton team out of their misery with a convincing 41-7 win. Alpharetta has won eight straight after starting the season 1-2, but Collins Hill will be the best team Alpharetta has faced this year.

Last: Def Walton 41-7
Next: 11/22 Alpharetta (9-2)
44 (44)
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Aquinas (9-2) Fort Lauderdale, FL

Aquinas cruised past Miami Springs in the first round, but the road gets bumpier from here on out, starting with Plantation this week. Aquinas won a 16-6 slugfest over Plantation three weeks ago.

Last: Def Miami Springs 56-0
Next: 11/22 Plantation (9-2)
45 (45)
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Paramus Catholic (8-2) Paramus, NJ

Paramus Catholic helped kick start Don Bosco Prep's season in October. The Paladins were undefeated and riding high when they were upended by a 2-3 Don Bosco Prep squad. Bosco has won five straight and will not catch Paramus Catholic by surprise again. Will it matter? We'll find out on Saturday.

Last: Def Notre Dame 55-14
Next: 11/23 Don Bosco Prep (6-3)
46 (46)
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Bingham (13-0) South Jordan, UT

Lone Peak had been playing well going into their game with Bingham, but they weren't up to the challenge as the Miners won handily. This week's showdown against Brighton is for all the marbles. Brighton's only loss this year was an epic 38-37 game on the road to... Bingham.

Last: Def Lone Peak 49-13
Next: 11/22 Brighton (12-1)
47 (47)
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North Gwinnett (10-1) Suwanee, GA

North Gwinnett had to begin their playoff quest on the road after losing their region to Collins Hill, but the Bulldogs took care of business at Milton. The Bulldogs hit the road again this week to take on unbeaten Archer. 

Last: Def Milton 34-3
Next: 11/22 @ Archer (11-0)

48 (48)
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Brandon (10-1) Brandon, MS

Brandon blew out a good Harrison Central team. Brandon blew out Meridian in October and will get a rematch with the Wildcats on Friday with the season on the line.

Last: Def Harrison Central 44-17
Next: 11/22 Meridian (9-3)
49 (49)
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Spanish Fort (12-0) Spanish Fort, AL

Spanish Fort has cruised through the first two rounds of the playoffs, but they'll have their hands full this Friday against unbeaten Jackson.  

Last: Def Sylacauga 44-7
Next: 11/22 Jackson (12-0)
50 (50)
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Muskegon (11-1) Muskegon, MI

Muskegon has had battles the last two weeks to advance to the Semi Finals of Michigan's tough Division 2. It doesn't get any easier this week as the Big Reds face unbeaten, but relatively untested Portage Central.     

Last: Def Midland 24-7
Next: 11/23 Portage Central (12-0)


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