National Prep Football Poll – Top 25: Week 2

National Prep Football Poll – Top 25: Week 2

With one week left until we get it going here in the state of Florida, here is a look at the way Palm Bay, Miami Central and Tallahassee Lincoln stack up against the best in the nation!

The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports experts Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman and a panel of sportswriters. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:

1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (0-0-0), winning streak at 138 games
2. Lilburn, Ga., Parkview (0-0-0), seeks 4th straight big-school state title
3. Tulsa, Okla., Union (0-0-0), stingy defense led by Oklahoma St. recruit DE Nathan Peterson
4. Los Alamitos, Calif. (0-0-0), defending CIF-SS Division I champ
5. Cincinnati, Elder (1-0-0), meets No. 21 Warren Central at this week's Ryle Sports Festival in Union, Ky.
6. Shreveport, La., Evangel (0-0-0), four Top 25 teams on '03 schedule
7. Pittsburgh, Woodland Hills (0-0-0), Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor played here
8. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay (0-0-0), two state titles in past three seasons
9. Longview, Texas (0-0-0), member of District 11-5A, arguably the toughest in the nation
10. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (0-0-0), won or shared four CIF titles in last six years
11. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (1-0-0), coach Chuck Kyle has 211 wins in 20 seasons at this school
12. Warren, Ohio, Warren G. Harding (1-0-0), opened season with 69-0 romp over Cleveland South
13. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (1-0-0), broke state record with 47th straight win
14. Hampton, Va., Phoebus (0-0-0), features junior standout RB Elan Lewis
15. Mundelein, Ill., Carmel (0-0-0), WR Jack Simmons will play at Minnesota next year
16. Hoover, Ala., (0-0-0), QB John Parker Wilson led state in passing last season
17. Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell (1-0-0), beat then-No. 11 Trinity in opener
18. Miami, Central (0-0-0), led by disruptive DT Randy Hunter
19. Katy, Texas (0-0-0), has won 31 of last 38 playoff games
20. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (0-0-0), coach's son, Brian Toal, a standout LB/RB
21. Indianapolis, Warren Central (1-0-0), averaged over 13 yards per rush in 49-0 rout
22. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst (0-0-0), former Cy Young winner David Cone an alum
23. Louisville, Ky., Trinity (0-1-0), next up is Ohio power Cincinnati, St. Xavier
24. Summerville, S.C. (0-0-0), 16 starters back from state semifinalist team
25. Allentown, Pa., Parkland (0-0-0), last season's starting RBs now both at Penn State

NORTHEAST
1. Pittsburgh, Woodland Hills, 0-0-0
2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 0-0-0
3. Allentown, Pa., Parkland, 0-0-0
4. Bethlehem, Pa., Catholic, 0-0-0
5. Pittsburgh, North Hills, 0-0-0
6. Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep, 0-0-0
7. Delran, N.J., Holy Cross, 0-0-0
8. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn, 0-0-0
9. Everett, Mass., 0-0-0
10. South Huntington, N.Y., St. Anthony's, 0-0-0

EAST COAST
1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 1-0-0
2. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 0-0-0
3. Summerville, S.C., 0-0-0
4. New Bern, N.C., 1-0-0
5. Union, S.C., 0-0-0
6. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 0-0-0
7. Woodbridge, Va., Hylton, 0-0-0
8. Washington, Gonzaga, 0-0-0
9. Clifton, Va., Centreville, 0-0-0
10. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 0-0-0

SOUTHEAST
1. Lilburn, Ga., Parkview, 0-0-0
2. Shreveport, La., Evangel, 0-0-0
3. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay, 0-0-0
4. Hoover, Ala., 0-0-0
5. Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell, 1-0-0
6. Miami, Central, 0-0-0
7. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 0-1-0
8. Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln, 0-0-0
9. Valdosta, Ga., 0-0-0
10. Waynesboro, Miss., Wayne County, 0-0-0

MIDWEST
1. Cincinnati, Elder, 1-0-0
2. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 1-0-0
3. Warren, Ohio, Warren G. Harding, 1-0-0
4. Mundelein, Ill., Carmel, 0-0-0
5. Indianapolis, Warren Central, 1-0-0
6. Redford, Mich., Catholic Central, 0-0-0
7. New Lenox, Ill., Providence, 0-0-0
8. Mentor, Ohio, 1-0-0
9. Cincinnati, Colerain, 1-0-0
10. Oak Creek, Wis., 0-0-0

MIDLANDS
1. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 0-0-0
2. Omaha, Neb., Millard North, 0-0-0
3. Littleton, Colo., Columbine, 1-0-0
4. St. Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall, 0-0-0
5. St. Louis, Lindbergh, 0-0-0
6. Eden Prairie, Minn., 0-0-0
7. Denver, Mullen, 0-0-0
8. Blue Springs, Mo., 0-0-0
9. Olathe, Kan., North, 0-0-0
10. West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley, 0-0-0
(tie) Louisville, Colo., Monarch, 1-0-0

SOUTHWEST
1. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 0-0-0
2. Longview, Texas, 0-0-0
3. Katy, Texas, 0-0-0
4. Lufkin, Texas, 0-0-0
5. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 0-0-0
6. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore, 0-0-0
7. Texarkana, Texas, Texas, 0-0-0
8. Mesa, Ariz., Mountain View, 0-0-0
9. Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton, 0-0-0
10. Jenks, Okla., 0-0-0

WEST COAST
1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 0-0-0
2. Los Alamitos, Calif., 0-0-0
3. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 0-0-0
4. Mission Viejo, Calif., 0-0-0
5. Newhall, Calif., Hart, 0-0-0
6. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 0-0-0
7. Honolulu, St. Louis, 1-0-0
8. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 0-0-0
9. Covington, Wash., Kentwood, 0-0-0
10. Bellevue, Wash., 0-0-0

FEATS OF THE WEEK: The longest losing streak in the history of Indiana high school football is over. Fort Wayne, Elmhurst ended its run of 64 losses in an unpredictable fashion, knocking off preseason Class 4A No. 1- ranked Fort Wayne, Dwenger, 27-23. It was the Trojans' first victory since 1996.

No. 17 Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell knocked off No. 23 Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 17-13, in the season's first matchup of nationally ranked teams. A crowd of nearly 6,500 watched the Big Red open an early 17-0 lead, then hold on to end the Shamrocks' 24-game winning streak. Highly touted Trinity quarterback Brian Brohm passed for 411 yards and a touchdown. MBA quarterback Michael Fisher, also a Division I prospect, threw for two scores and 252 yards.

No. 13 Charlotte, N.C., Independence won its state-record 47th straight game in a season-opening 44-6 rout of Butler. The Patriots have also won three consecutive 4A state titles.

Versailles, Ohio, coach Al Hetrick earned his 300th career victory with his team's 42-26 win over Dayton, Oakwood. In 36 seasons Hetrick is 300-89-4.

Copyright 2003 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

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