Student Sports FAB 50 Football Rankings – No. 6
Poll No. 6
Poll No. 6
Student Sports Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2003


The Pirates of Palm Bay, Trojans of Tallahassee Lincoln, Chiefs of Miami Carol City and Eagles of Orlando Edgewater once again have shown that they are among the elite programs in the state of Florida in the latest national football poll.

Compiled by Doug Huff
Contributing: Mark Tennis, Sheldon Shealer

Note: Includes won-loss record, previous ranking; after games of Sept. 27.


1. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 3-0 (1):
It took a deflected pass that freakily bounced into the hands of a Mountain View St. Francis player for the De La Salle defense to finally allow a touchdown this season. The Spartans still dominated the state's No. 14-ranked team with a 39-8 triumph that upped their winning streak to 141 games. St. Francis had no first downs in the first half and was trailing 24-0 when it scored. Terrance Kelly scored on a 65-yard run following the Lancers' only touchdown and earlier in the game caught a nine-yard TD pass from Kevin Lopina. De La Salle hosts Foothill of Pleasanton, which is 3-0 and is a top 10 state ranked team, in this week's game.

2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) 4-0 (2)
The Panthers racked up 422 yards and bested Marshall, 39-3, to set up this week's home district showdown against FAB 50 ranked Tyler Lee. Javorskie Lane gained 90 of his 102 rushing yards in the first half and scored two TDs.

3. Warren Harding (Warren, Ohio) 6-0 (3)
Quarterback Alex Engram completed 11 of 18 passes for 121 yards as the Raiders defeated Youngstown Ursuline, 31-12. Harding entertains Boardman on Friday.

4. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) 3-0 (4)
The Griffins had a bye on their schedule last weekend and this week will face 2-1 La Habra, a team that was preseason No. 1 in the statewide Division III rankings by CalHiSports.com.

5. Palm Bay (Melbourne, Fla.) 4-0 (5)
The Pirates vaulted to a 21-0 cushion after a quarter and defeated Bayside, 34-7. Palm Bay played it close to the vest after quarterback Sean Wideberg was knocked out of the game with a concussion. The Pirates visit Osceola this weekend.


6. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 3-0 (8)
Brian Toal scored five touchdowns to lead New Jersey's No. 1 ranked team to a 49-8 thrashing of state No. 8 Bergen Catholic. Don Bosco survived four turnovers and 50 yards in penalties in the first half.

7. Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 4-0 (7)
The defending state Class 5A-II champion extended its win streak to 20 games with a 37-21 victory over Waxahachie. Carroll visits Sherman on Friday.

8. North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) 5-0 (9)
North Penn has scored 35 or more points in all five wins this season, including a 35-10 victory last weekend over Pennridge. The state's No. 1 ranked Class 4A team enters a challenging part of the schedule with state-ranked Glen Mills this week and recent state champion Neshaminy the following week.

9. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 6-0 (10)
The Wildcats, ranked No. 1 in state Division I and headed for a state-record 16th consecutive playoff berth, defeated Massillon Washington for the seventh straight time, 37-12. While St. Ignatius is ahead of Warren Harding in the state poll, it has been only at No. 3 by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, behind Mentor and Benedictine.

10. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 4-0 (12)
The defending Oklahoma Class 6A champion, and top-ranked once again this season, blanked Stillwater by 29-0.

11. Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) 4-0 (11)
Quarterback Joe Bauserman, an Ohio State recruit, led the Trojans to their fourth win with fourth quarter comebacks. Bauserman passed to Fred Rouse for a 17-yard TD to cap a 76-yard come-from-behind drive with 3:05 left to defeat Lynn Haven Mosley, 16-14, in a heavy rainstorm. Bauserman passed for 207 yards and rushed for 91 yards and a TD.


12. Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.) 4-0 (13)
Georgia's top-ranked Class 5A team was idle last weekend.

13. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) 4-0 (14)
The Toros rocked Mesa Dobson, 42-6, as Marc LeBaron scored four touchdowns, two on runs and two receiving on passes from Max Hall. The state's No. 1 ranked Class 5A team tackles Red Mountain this week.

14. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) 5-0 (15)
Dan Jones had only three carries but totaled 143 yards behind TD runs of 90 and 51 yards in a 37-0 blanking of LaSalle. All points were scored in the first half. The Prep has won 28 straight games.

15. Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) 6-0 (16)
The Raiders exploded to pound host Pinecrest by 70-6. Richmond has outscored six foes by 262-57.

16. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 6-0 (17)
The Patriots extended their state-record win streak to 52 games with a 40-14 victory over state No. 4 and unbeaten West Charlotte. Joe Cox passed for 172 yards and two TDs. Dominique Lindsey rushed for 130 yards and two scores.

17. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 3-0 (18)
Three different quarterbacks combined to complete 15 of 21 passes for 229 yards and four TDs in a 48-22 romp vs. Marina of Huntington Beach. The Diablos will try to win their 32nd straight game Thursday in a showdown at home vs. nationally renowned Long Beach Poly.

18. Longview (Longview, Texas) 4-0 (18)
The Lobos were idle last weekend. Next up is a visit Friday to district rival John Tyler before a showdown vs. FAB 50 ranked Tyler Lee.

19. The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas) 4-0 (20)
Samson Taylor rushed 12 times for 100 yards and three TDs as the Highlanders romped past Klein Collins, 54-7. The Woodlands led 41-0 at halftime.

20. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 5-0 (21)
Quarterback John Parker Wilson completed 19 of 26 passes for 431 yards and an AHSAA state record-tying seven TDs in a 57-24 win over Tuscaloosa County. The Bucs, riding a 14-game win streak, entertain FAB 50 ranked Evangel Christian (La.) Thursday.

21. Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) 6-0 (23)
The explosive Cardinals continued to dominate good-record teams including a 50-9 rout last week of once-beaten Lakewood. Mentor has outscored its foes by 308-38.

22. Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) 6-0 (24)
The Big Red vaulted to a 29-7 halftime lead and defeated Father Ryan by 36-22.

23. Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) 4-0 (25)
The Mustangs vaulted to a 49-14 halftime lead and coasted to a 55-28 win over Papillion-La Vista. Quarterback Adam Shada rushed for four first half TDs as North gained 403 on the ground by intermission. North averages 51 points a game.

24. Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 5-0 (27)
After a goal line stand, CV got offensive and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to rout Coatesville, 41-7. Penn State recruit Dan Lawlor had126 rushing yards and two TDs.

25. East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 5-0 (28)
Quarterback Kyle Cunningham passed for 184 yards and five TDs and junior running back Kevin Grady, a University of Michigan recruit, rushed for 264 yards in a 52-7 win over Greenville. The Pioneers ride a 19-game win streak.

26. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) 3-1 (29)
Auburn recruit Brad Lester rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers defeated Collins Hill, 31-17.

27. North Shore (Houston, Texas) 4-0 (30)
The Mustangs racked up 432 total offense yards and cruised past Deer Park, 33-6, in a district opener.

28. Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) 2-1 (31)
Jacob Hester rushed 15 times for 130 yards to lead the Eagles from behind to nip FAB 50 ranked Rockhurst of Kansas City, Mo., 20-19. Hester scored on a seven-yard run with 1:05 left to tie the game. Evangel visits FAB 50 No. 20 Hoover, Ala., on Thursday.

29. Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) 4-0 (32)
Jared Morris rushed for 122 yards and Stinson Dean passed for 123 yards as the top-ranked Missouri team downed Lee's Summit North, 31-7.

30. Carol City (Miami, Fla.) 4-0 (35)
Sophomore Terry Jones rushed 24 times for 133 yards as the Chiefs defeated Fort Lauderdaile Dillard, 26-18.


31. Carmel (Mundelein, Ill.) 5-0 (41)
The No. 1 ranked Illinois team continued to impress with a 42-0 blanking of St. Joseph's.

32. Kentwood (Covington, Wash.) 4-0 (34)
We're still sticking with the Conquerors even though they are continuing only at No. 4 in the state. We won't move them because they also are continuing to win. The two-time defending Class 4A state champs won last week, 30-17, over Tahoma even though running back Travis Nauta suffered a serious leg injury. Junior Kenjamine Jackson stepped up for 145 yards rushing and one TD.

33. Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 5-0 (37)
Quarterback Darren Mougey completed all 11 of his passes for 182 yards and four TDs in a 55-0 rout of Coronado. The state's top-ranked Class 4A team visits Apache Junction this week.

34. Wayne County (Waynesboro, Miss.) 5-0 (39)
Michael McLaughlin rushed 16 times for 180 yards and two TDs in a 35-0 blanking of Quitman. Mississippi's No. 1 team is host to Slidell, La., Salmen Friday.

35. Summerville (Summerville, S.C.) 5-0 (40)
The Green Wave used two key fourth quarter pass interceptions to down state No. 7 Stratford, 14-7, after trailing 7-0 entering the final period. Goose Creek is the next foe for Summerville.

36. Oak Creek (Oak Creek, Wis. 5-0 (45)
The Knights, ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin, rallied from behind at halftime to run past Racine Horlick, 42-16. A 75-yard third quarter TD run by quarterback Dave Mortensen triggered the explosion.

37. East Kentwood (Kentwood, Mich.) 5-0 (nr)
Michigan's No. 1 ranked Division I team, and defending state runnerup, handed Rockford a 20-14 setback.

38. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 2-0 (38)
Phoebus, located in an area hit hard by Hurricane Isabel and follow-up storms, has not played in two weeks.

39. Everett (Everett, Mass.) 3-0 (44)
Matt Nuzzo connected with Reynaldi Rudate on a 54-yard score on the second play from scrimmage as Everett routed league rival Somerville, 42-12. Nuzzo threw two TD passes and his brother, Frank, scored on two TD runs. Most of the starters were idle by halftime.

40. Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) 3-1 (43)
The Eagles scored 28 unanswered second quarter points and blanked Winter Park, 31-0. Quarterback Mike Dunn completed 10 of 14 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns.


41. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) 4-0 (46)
Coach Dave Logan has the Mustangs now at No. 1 in Colorado after previous leader Columbine lost, 17-3, to Pomona of Arvada. Mullen moved up after it dominated Overland of Aurora, 37-14. Both Maurice Greer and Myles Hayes had more than 100 yards rushing.

42. Tyler Lee (Tyler, Texas) 4-0 (47)
Lee blanked A&M Consolidated, 23-0, and prepares for two straight district games against FAB 50 ranked teams -- at Lufkin Friday, followed by a trip to Longview.

43. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 4-0 (nr)
Hot recruit Derrick McPhearson had two touchdown receptions as the Stags defeated Gonzaga (D.C.), a preseason FAB 50 team which defeated DeMatha twice last season, by 17-0. DeMatha has three season shutouts.

44. Kamiakin (Kennewick, Wash.) 4-0 (48)
Coach Craig Beverlin's squad, which is No. 1 in the state rankings, remained hot with a 28-7 win over Richland. Quarterback Steve Davis led the Braves with 235 yards passing and four TDs. Ryan Anderson caught seven passes for 137 yards and three TDs.

45. Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii) 4-0 (49)
The Warriors had a bye last week and are still No. 1 in the state with Kahuku at No. 2 and St. Louis of Honolulu at No. 3.

46. Ennis (Ennis, Texas) 4-0 (50)
The No. 1 ranked Texas Class 4A team routed South Oak Cliff, 62-0, as quarterback Graham Harrell completed 16 of 24 passes for 276 yards and seven TDs including five to Jarvis Woodson.

47. Northridge (Layton, Utah) 6-0 (nr)
While arguably the most impressive team in the state so far this year has been Hunter of Salt Lake City (also 6-0), Northridge is the three-time defending Class 5A state champs and is the consensus No. 1. Coach Fred Fernandes' had an impressive win last week, too, downing Weber, 42-14. T.J. Canales tossed three touchdown passes and Lynwood Johnson powered for 130 yards rushing and a pair of scores.

48. J.W. North (Riverside, Calif.) 3-0 (nr)
There's now a solid No. 4 team in the Golden State after De La Salle, Los Alamitos and Mission Viejo. The Huskies gain that distinction after dispatching perennial power Mater Dei, 28-10, last week. For the third straight week, Damon Morton scored a touchdown off a pass from brother Dion on J.W. North's first offensive play of the game.

49. Carencro (Lafayette, La.) 4-0 (nr)
Louisiana's No. 1 ranked Class 5A team dominated Westgate, 50-18.

50. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 2-2 (33)
The Hawklets dropped their second close game against a FAB 50 ranked team, 20-19. at Shreveport, La., vs. Evangel Christian. Tony Temple rushed 25 times for 99 yards.

Dropped Out: No. 6 Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.); No. 22 Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Ill.); No. 26 Lockport (Lockport, Ill.); No. 36 Columbine (Littleton, Colo.); No. 42 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.).

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