Student Sports FAB 50 Football Rankings – No. 7

Nation's Elite

Once again, Palm Bay, Tallahassee Lincoln, Miami Carol City and Orlando Edgewater represent the state of Florida in one of the top national polls around. Here is a look at the best in teams in the nation – heading into week No. 7

Contributing: Mark Tennis, Sheldon Shealer.

Note: Includes won-lost record, previous ranking; after games of Oct. 4.

1. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 4-0 (1)
For the third straight week the Spartans played one of the highest-ranked teams in the San Francisco Bay Area and for the third straight time it was an impressive win. With standouts Cameron Colvin and Jackie Bates not playing, De La Salle blasted previously unbeaten Foothill of Pleasanton, 48-0. Willie Glasper ran back one punt 86 yards for a TD and set up another score with a 79-yard return. The Spartans have three shutouts so far and have outscored foes, 169-8. This week, they'll take their 142- game winning streak south to San Diego County for a Saturday night matchup vs. 3-1 La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad.

2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) 5-0 (2)
The No. 1 ranked Texas Class 5A team defeated its third state-ranked team of the season with a 27-12 win over FAB 50 rated Tyler Lee. Javorskie Lane ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the key district win over the Red Raiders, which had won five of the last six games against the Panthers. Lufkin visits John Tyler Friday.

3. Warren Harding (Warren, Ohio) 7-0 (3)
The Panthers sprinted out to a 36-7 halftime lead and defeated Boardman, 43-14. Harding outgained the Spartans 345-190 in total yards and controlled the tempo. Harding is host Saturday to Canton McKinley.

4. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) 4-0 (4)
The Griffins, who start a lot of juniors on offense, revved it up on that side of the ball in a 37-7 triumph vs. La Habra. Junior QB Jimmy Barnes, son of head coach John Barnes passed for three first-half TDs on 18 completions in 29 attempts for 213 yards as Los Al gook a 34-7 halftime lead. This week's game is Thursday vs. Carson.

5. Palm Bay (Melbourne, Fla.) 5-0 (5)
The Pirates jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held on to hand Osceola its first defeat, 21-16. It was the 18th straight win for Palm Bay, which tackles Titusville on Friday.


6. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 4-0 (6)
Mike Teel, a Rutgers recruit, passed for 149 yards and five touchdowns as New Jersey's No. 1 ranked team coasted past Patterson Kennedy, 69-0.

7. Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 5-0 (7)
The defending state Class 5A-II champion extended its win streak to 21 games by besting Sherman, 38-24. Carroll has scored at least 30 points in 20 of the wins. Chase Daniel passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns.

8. North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) 6-0 (8)
A showdown of unbeaten teams ended up being no matchat all as Pennsylvania's No. 1 ranked team thrashed Glen Mills, 45-19. The score was 38-7 at halftime. Kevin Atkins had only 106 rushing yards but scored three touchdowns.

9. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 7-0 (9)
The Wildcats had no problems in a 44-8 domination of Cleveland John F. Kennedy and look ahead to Saturday's showdown against once-beaten Lakewood St. Edward.

10. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 5-0 (10)
Oklahoma's No. 1 ranked Class 6A team and defending champion continues to roll including a 22-13 victory over Edmond North last weekend.

11. Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) 5-0 (11)
After four straight comeback victories in the fourth quarter, the Trojans handed city rival Leon its third worst defeat in school history, 49-0, after taking a 21-0 first quarter lead. Lincoln led 35-0 at halftime. Fred Rouse returned a punt 60 yards to score and landed two passes for 62 yards and a score.


12. Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.) 4-0 (12)
Georgia's No. 1 ranked Class 5A team was idle last weekend and takes on country rival South Gwinnett on Friday.

13. Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) 5-0 (13)
Marc LeBaron rushed 15 times for 165 yards and two TDs as the state's No. 1 ranked Class 5A team blanked Red Mountain, 38-0. Mesa Skyline is next up for the Toros.

14. St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) 6-0 (14)
Archbishop Ryan scored first but The Prep responded with 42 unanswered points in a 42-6 victory. John Shaw rushed for two touchdowns to lead the offense. The Prep has won 29 games in a row and has a showdown with unbeaten Roman Catholic this week.

15. Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) 7-0 (15)
Marcus Rush gained 199 yards and scored three TDs on the ground and landed a TD pass as the Raiders rocked rival Fayetteville Byrd, 45-7.

16. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 7-0 (16)
The Patriots shot out to a 43-0 halftime lead and gained 575 yards in a 57-20 rout of Harding. It extended the Patriots' state-record win streak to 53 games. Joe Cox completed 15 of 26 passes for 338 yards and four TDs. Dominique Lindsey rushed eight times for 161 yards and three scores and landed two passes for 61 yards and a TD.

17. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 4-0 (17)
Wide receiver Marty Tadman threw a pair of TD passes on gimmick plays, including one of 15 yards to quarterback Mark Sanchez, as the Diablos held on to nip perennial power Long Beach Poly, 28-27. It was their 32nd straight win, which tied the Orange County record.

18. Longview (Longview, Texas) 5-0 (18)
The Lobos downed district rival John Tyler, 38-13. Next up is a visit from another district foe, Tyler Lee, which dropped its first game last weekend at FAB 50 No. 2 Lufkin.

19. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 6-0 (20)
Quarterback John Parker Wilson completed 28 of 35 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns as the Bucs downed FAB 50 ranked Evangel Christian (La.) by 21-14 before 13,000 fans. Alabama's No. 1 ranked team tackles 5- 1 record Vestavia Hills this weekend.

20. The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas) 5-0 (19)
Quarterback Jordan Dodson completed 11 of 18 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Highlanders downed Spring, 24-15. The Woodlands visits Klein Oak Saturday.

21. Mentor (Mentor, Ohio) 7-0 (21)
Matt Lieb rushed 24 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns as the Cardinals dominated Cleveland Heights, 51-0. Mentor led Heights to 17 total yards.

22. Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) 7-0 (22)
Michael Koban rushed 15 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns as MBA defeated Chattanooga McCallie, 38-9. Quarterback Michael Fisher completed 13 of 19 passes for 176 yards.

23. Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) 5-0 (23)
The Mustangs sprinted to a 42-0 halftime lead and blanked Bellevue East, 49-0. Quartertback Adam Shada completed all three passes for 109 yards and two TDs and rushed eight times for 148 yards.

24. Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 6-0 (24)
Cumberland Valley has scored 40 or more points in four straight games, the latest a 49-0 thrashing of Carlisle. CV now enters a challenging part of the schedule as the Eagles face three teams with records of 4-2 or better over the next four weeks.

25. East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 6-0 (25)
The Pioneers rallied from a 7-7 halftime knot to down Sparta, 28-7. Junior Kevin Grady, a University of Michigan recruit, rushed 33 times for 154 yards and two scores.

26. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) 4-1 (26)
The Panthers fell behind 10-0 bedfore scoring five consecutive touchdowns in a 35-13 victory over county rival Central Gwinnett. Brad Lester rushed 18 times for 147 yards and three touchdowns.

27. North Shore (Houston, Texas) 5-0 (27)
Justin McNeese rushed 11 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns as the Mustangs roughed up LaPorte, 49-3. Next foe is Sam Rayburn.

28. Carol City (Miami, Fla.) 5-0 (30)
Sophomore Terry Jones carried 24 times for 186 yards to lead Florida's No. 1 ranked Class 6A team to a 23-6 victory over Dr. Krop.


29. Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.) 5-0 (29)
Jarrett Morris scored three touchdowns -- two rushing plus a 60-yard pass reception from Stinson Dean, in a 35-0 blanking of Winnetonka.

30. Carmel (Mundelein, Ill.) 6-0 (31)
Mark Vengoni tossed two TD passes and Jon Popovich rushed for two second quarter scores in a 35-14 win over St. Patrick.

31. Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 6-0 (33)
Arizona's No. 1 ranked Class 4A team vaulted to a 48-0 first quarter lead enroute to a 62-0 rout of Apache Junction. Darren Mougey completed eight of nine passes for 165 yards and two scores and rushed for a TD in the first half.

32. Wayne County (Waynesboro, Miss.) 6-0 (34)
Michael McLaughlin rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns and Jerrod Sims gained 139 yards with two scores in a 41-14 victory over Slidell (La.) Salmen. Northeast Lauderdale is next foe.

33. Summerville (Summerville, S.C.) 6-0 (35)
The Green Wave defense forced three first half turnovers to take a 28-7 lead at intermission enroute to a 35-13 victory over Goose Creek. South Carolina's No.1 ranked team visits Hilton Head Friday.

34. Oak Creek (Oak Creek, Wis.) 6-0 (36)
The Knights roared to a 28-0 lead after a quarter and 42-0 at halftime enroute to a 48-0 blanking of Muskego. Oak Creek outgained its foe, 473- 38 in yards. Robert Rothe scored three touchdowns.

35. Kentwood (Covington, Wash.) 5-0 (32)
Tim Brengdahla's 24-yard run with 2:56 left gave the Conquerors a 14-10 win over Auburn. Four first-half turnovers helped Auburn to a lead that almost lasted to the end. The state now lacks a true consensus No. 1 team as previous leader Kamiakin of Kennewick lost last week, 24-21, to Lake City of Cour d'Alene, Idaho.

36. East Kentwood (Kentwood, Mich.) 6-0 (37)
Kyle Hinton rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons downed Hudsonville, 52-25.

37. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 3-0 (38)
The long layover for Phoebus finally ended with the team routing Heritage, 46-12. Junior Elan Lewis, the Student Sports National Sophomore of the Year, had 239 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Phoebus went almost three weeks between games due to inclement weather.

38. Everett (Everett, Mass.) 3-0 (39)
The No. 1 ranked team in Massachusetts had a bye week last weekend and returns to action against Waltham Friday.

39. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 5-0 (43)
The Stags broke open a close game by scoring on its first drive of the third quarter enroute to a 34-6 victory over Bishop O'Connell (Va.). DeMatha has allowed only 13 points this season.

40. Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) 4-1 (40) Wide receiver Eric Turner landed three touchdown passes as the Eagles bested previously-unbeaten and state-ranked Apopka, 24-7.

41. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) 5-0 (41)
The Mustangs solidified their hold on the state's No. 1 ranking with a 42-6 win over Fairview of Boulder. They play Boulder High this week, with unbeaten Grandview looming the following week.

42. Carencro (Lafayette, La.) 5-0 (49)
Quarterback Lucas Taylor rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three scores as the Golden Bears downed rival Lafayette, 55-14. The game matched coaching brothers Mac Barousse of Carencro and Mark Barousse of Lafayette.

43. Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii) 5-0 (45)
A defense that allowed just five total first downs and an offense led by Travis Beyer's 183 yards rushing and two TDs on 24 carries lifted the Warriors to a 28-3 victory over Iolani of Honolulu. Gabriel Spencer also scored for Kamehameha on a 18-yard fumble return.

44. Ennis (Ennis, Texas) 5-0 (46)
The No. 1 ranked Texas Class 4A team scored its third straight shutout by avenging last year's loss to Marlin, 61-0. Graham Harrell completed 22 of 34 passes for 329 yards and five TDs. Harrell has 28 TD passes this season and a state record 128 for his career.

45. Northridge (Layton, Utah) 7-0 (47)
Lynwood Johnson bolted for 159 yards on 17 carries and scored twice as the three-time defending Class 5A state champs marched on with a 44-20 triumph over Fremont. This week’s game is against Davis.

46. J.W. North (Riverside, Calif.) 4-0 (48)
Dion Morton went 7-for-7 throwing the ball for 190 yards and three TDs as the Huskies crushed Eisenhower of Rialto, 38-21. Three of his completions went to twin brother Damon for 56 yards and one TD. Both Morton brothers also intercepted a pass.

47. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 4-0 (nr)
It's another first for this emerging program as coach Jon Mack's team is now nationally-ranked in the FAB 50 for the first time. St. Bonaventure recently executed a big jump upward in the California rankings with an impressive win over Hart of Newhall and has only lost once in the last five years. Last week's win was 41-7 over Saugus.

48. Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) 2-2 (28)
The Eagles dropped their second game to a FAB 50 ranked team by bowing at Hoover, Ala., 21-14. They should be 4-2 when they go to California on Oct. 24 to meet De La Salle in the eagerly-anticipated nationally televised game.

49. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 3-2 (50)
Tony Temple rushed for four touchdowns as the Hawklets routed Liberty by 52-6. Rockhurst has lost two close games to FAB 50 ranked Blue Springs and Evangel Christian.

50. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 4-1 (nr)
Hamilton joins the FAB 50 after an impressive 39-0 blanking of previously unbeaten Peoria. Tramell McGill rushed for 110 yards and a TD. Hamilton has won four straight after close debut loss to FAB 50 No. 13 Mountain View.

Dropped out: Previous No. 42 Tyler Lee (Tyler, Texas); No. 44 Kamiakin (Kennewick, Wash.).

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