National Prep Football Poll – Week 5


Posted Sep 15, 2003


Palm Bay, Miami Carol City, Tallahassee Lincoln and Miami Northwestern are rated among the elite football programs in the nation according to the National Prep Football Poll.

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 (1-0-0), opened with 47-0 rout of San Jose Mitty

2. Los Alamitos, Calif. (2-0-0), slipped past then-No. 25 Newhall, Hart, 20-17

3. Tulsa, Okla., Union (2-0-0), hammered rival Jenks, 37-0, in front of 13,000 fans

4. Indianapolis, Warren Central (4-0-0), rolled past Terre Haute North, 69-0

5. Shreveport, La., Evangel (1-0-0), hosts No. 6 Longview on Saturday

6. Longview, Texas (3-0-0), dodged upset at Dallas, Lake Highlands, 24-14

7. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (4-0-0), Minnesota Viking Chris Hovan an alum

8. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (4-0-0), extended winning streak to 50 games

9. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay (2-0-0), five players scored TDs in win over Titusville, Astronaut

10. Warren, Ohio, Warren G. Harding (4-0-0), came from behind to derail Cardinal Mooney's upset bid

11. Lufkin, Texas (2-0-0), last a state titlist in 2001

12. Hampton, Va., Phoebus (1-0-0), game vs. Kecoughton ppd. due to heavy rain

13. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn (3-0-0), scored 34 first-quarter points in rout of Levittown, Truman

14. Snellville, Ga., Brookwood (3-0-0), ended then-No. 2 Parkview's 46-game win streak

15. Miami, Carol City (2-0-0), preseason-ranked No. 18 Miami Central is up next

16. New Lenox, Ill., Providence (3-0-0), scored 198 points in first three games

17. Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell (4-0-0), TE Tom Santi being courted by several top colleges

18. Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep (3-0-0), routed then-regionally ranked Delran, N.J., Holy Cross

19. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (1-0-0), QB Mike Teel will play at Rutgers next year

20. Mission Viejo, Calif. (1-0-0), survived Fountain Valley's upset bid, 14-13

21. Union, S.C. (3-0-0), has four straight AAA Upper State titles

22. Omaha, Neb., Millard North (2-0-0), outscored first two foes by a combined 94-7

23. Blue Springs, Mo. (2-0-0), nationally or regionally ranked by NPP 43 straight weeks

24. DeSoto, Texas (3-0-0), top-ranked in Dallas Metro rankings

25. Eden Prairie, Minn. (3-0-0), winning streak at 16 games

NORTHEAST
1. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn, 3-0-0
2. Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's Prep, 3-0-0
3. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 1-0-0
4. Mechanicsburg, Pa., Cumberland Valley, 3-0-0
5. Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, 3-0-0
6. Everett, Mass., 1-0-0
7. Upper St. Clair, Pa., 3-0-0
8. Easton, Pa., 2-0-0
9. Webster, N.Y., Schroeder, 2-0-0
10. Hackensack, N.J., 1-0-0

EAST COAST
1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 4-0-0
2. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 1-0-0
3. Union, S.C., 3-0-0
4. New Bern, N.C., 5-0-0
5. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond, 4-0-0
6. Chesapeake, Va., Deep Creek, 2-0-0
7. Summerville, S.C., 3-0-0
8. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 3-0-0
9. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 2-0-0
10. Chantilly, Va., Westfield, 2-0-0

SOUTHEAST
1. Shreveport, La., Evangel, 1-0-0
2. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay, 2-0-0
3. Snellville, Ga., Brookwood, 3-0-0
4. Miami, Carol City, 2-0-0
5. Nashville, Tenn., Montgomery Bell, 4-0-0
6. Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln, 2-0-0
7. Lilburn, Ga., Parkview, 1-1-0
8. Miami, Northwestern, 2-0-0
9. Hoover, Ala., 3-0-0
10. Waynesboro, Miss., Wayne County, 3-0-0

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

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

SOUTHWEST
1. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 2-0-0
2. Longview, Texas, 3-0-0
3. Lufkin, Texas, 2-0-0
4. DeSoto, Texas, 3-0-0
5. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore, 2-0-0
6. Mesa, Ariz., Mountain View, 2-0-0
7. Waco, Texas, 3-0-0
8. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 2-0-0
9. Ennis, Texas, 2-0-0
10. Tyler, Texas, Lee, 2-0-0

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

FEATS OF THE WEEK: John McKissick of regionally ranked Summerville, S.C., became the first-ever high school coach to reach 500 wins with a 34-17 defeat of Wando. McKissick, 77, has led the Green Wave for 51 seasons and has compiled a record of 500-119-3 with 10 state titles.

The nation's third-longest current winning streak is over. No. 14 Snellville, Ga., Brookwood shocked then-No. 2 Lilburn, Parkview, 35-21, on the three-time defending state champion Panthers' home field to end the streak at 46 .

No. 2 Los Alamitos, Calif., avenged the only blemish on its 2002 record with a dramatic 20-17 win over then-No. 25 Newhall, Hart. Kicker Brooks Rossman nailed a 26-yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining to win it for Los Al. Hart tied the Griffins last season to open the season, which cost Los Al a probable Top 5 final national ranking.

Alex Ashley of Charleston, W. Va., Capital booted a state-record five field goals in a 38-15 win over Belle, Riverside. The junior kicker connected from 29, 32, 42, 35, and 43 yards.



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