2004 National Prep Poll – Week 12

As we head down to the final week of the regular season, there are a number of quality teams battling it out for that "Mythical National Title". Naples, Seffner Armwood and Madison County are all among the nation's best.

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. Southlake, Texas, Carroll (9-0-0), 577 yards of offense in blowout win

#2. Mission Viejo, Calif. (8-0-0), won 49 of last 50 games

#3. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (9-0-0), average score is 55-6

#4. Cincinnati, Colerain (10-0-0), 48-1 in regular season since 2000

#5. Jenks, Okla. (8-0-0), just 10 losses in last nine years

#6. Hoover, Ala. (9-0-0), coach Rush Propst is 71-7 at school

#7. Naples, Fla. (8-0-0), got fourth shutout of season

#8. Bellevue, Wash. (8-0-0), averaging 54 points per contest

#9. Katy, Texas (9-0-0), just 40 points allowed last six games

#10. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale (10-0-0), no TDs allowed last eight games

#11. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County (10-0-0), extended win streak to 25

#12. Seffner, Fla., Armwood (7-1-0)-x, forfeited one win for ineligible player

#13. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (9-0-0), Houston Texans RB Jonathan Wells an alum

#14. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic (10-0-0), seeks second straight state-title game trip

#15. Lufkin, Texas (9-0-0), only team to beat No. 9 Katy since 2002

#16. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame (8-0-0), coach Kevin Rooney got 200th win

#17. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel (9-0-0), DE Tommy Galt scored 2 TDs in win

#18. Richmond, Va., Varina (9-0-0), six games with over 50 points

#19. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional (8-0-0), five straight Parochial 3 state titles

#20. Eden Prairie, Minn. (10-0-0), four state titles since 1996

#21. Olathe, Kan., North (9-0-0), seeks eighth state title in nine years

#22. Madison, Fla., Madison County (8-0-0), clinched district title

#23. Rock Hill, S.C. (9-0-0), up next regionally ranked rival Northwestern

#24. Springdale, Ark. (9-0-0), led by top junior QB Mitch Mustain

#25. Joliet, Ill., Catholic (10-0-0), defending 5A state titlist

x-only loss by forfeit

NORTHEAST
#1. Pittsburgh, Central Catholic, 10-0-0
#2. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 8-0-0
#3. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 9-1-0
#4. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 6-1-0
#5. Easton, Pa., 8-0-0
#6. Upper St. Clair, Pa., 10-0-0
#7. New Rochelle, N.Y., 9-0-0
#8. Everett, Mass., 6-0-0
#9. Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers, 9-0-0
#10. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's, 8-0-0

EAST COAST
#1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 9-0-0
#2. Wheaton, Md., Good Counsel, 9-0-0
#3. Richmond, Va., Varina, 9-0-0
#4. Rock Hill, S.C., 9-0-0
#5. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 8-0-0
#6. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 8-0-0
#7. Hampton, Va., 8-0-0
#8. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 7-1-0
#9. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond County, 10-0-0
#10 Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern, 10-0-0

SOUTHEAST
#1. Hoover, Ala., 9-0-0
#2. Naples, Fla., 8-0-0
#3. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Riverdale, 10-0-0
#4. Kingsland, Ga., Camden County, 10-0-0
#5. Seffner, Fla., Armwood, 7-1-0-x
#6. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 9-0-0
#7. Madison, Fla., Madison County, 8-0-0
#8. LaGrange, Ga., 10-0-0
#9. Boutte, La., Hahnville, 9-0-0
#10. Batesville, Miss., South Panola, 10-0-0

x-only loss by forfeit

MIDWEST
#1. Cincinnati, Colerain, 10-0-0
#2. Joliet, Ill., Joliet Catholic, 10-0-0
#3. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 10-0-0-xx
#4. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 10-0-0
#5. Avon Lake, Ohio, 10-0-0
#6. Lowell, Mich., 10-0-0
#7. Naperville, Ill., North, 10-0-0
#8. Springfield, Ill., Sacred Heart-Griffin, 10-0-0
#9. Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider, 11-0-0
#10. Mukwonago, Wis., 11-0-0

xx-includes one win by forfeit

MIDLANDS
#1. Eden Prairie, Minn., 10-0-0
#2. Olathe, Kan., North, 9-0-0
#3. Columbia, Mo., Hickman, 7-1-0
#4. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 7-1-0
#5. Bettendorf, Iowa, 9-0-0
#6. West Des Moines, Iowa, Valley, 9-0-0
#7. Blue Springs, Mo., 8-1-0
#8. Denver, Mullen, 8-1-0
#9. Omaha, Neb., Creighton Prep, 8-1-0
#10. Champlin, Minn., Champlin Park, 9-0-0

SOUTHWEST
#1. Southlake, Texas, Carroll, 9-0-0 #2. Jenks, Okla., 8-0-0 #3. Katy, Texas, 9-0-0 #4. Lufkin, Texas, 9-0-0 #5. Springdale, Ark., 9-0-0
#6. Galena Park, Texas, North Shore, 9-0-0
#7. Longview, Texas, 9-0-0
#8. Abilene, Texas, 9-0-0
#9. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 8-1-0
#10. Phoenix, Paradise Valley, 9-0-0

WEST COAST
#1. Mission Viejo, Calif., 8-0-0
#2. Bellevue, Wash., 8-0-0
#3. Sherman Oaks, Calif., Notre Dame, 8-0-0
#4. Lakewood, Calif., 8-0-0
#5. Pasco, Wash., 8-0-0
#6. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 7-1-0
#7. Corona, Calif., Centennial, 7-1-0
#8. Los Angeles, Loyola, 7-1-0
#9. San Jose, Calif., Valley Christian, 8-0-0
#10. Valencia, Calif., 7-1-0

FEATS OF THE WEEK: Mike Kanellis of Sparks, Nev., Spanish Springs rushed for a state-record 537 yards on 33 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 56-37 win over South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Fort Dodge, Iowa, St. Edmond whipped Cherokee, 45-7, to give coach Dick Tighe his state-record-tying 339th coaching win. Tighe, 74, has coached 44 seasons but has yet to bolster his record with a state championship.

J.R. Hasty led No. 8 Bellevue, Wash., to a 58-7 drubbing of Issaquah with 329 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Hasty, son of former NFL All-Pro James Hasty, has 34 touchdowns this season, breaking a King County record.

In the 112th meeting of Ohio's two winningest programs, Canton, McKinley stymied rival Massillon, Washington, 20-7, before 14,903 fans at Massillon's Paul Brown Stadium. Massillon and McKinley rank second and third nationally in all-time wins. (Valdosta, Ga., ranks first nationally all-time.),

Chad Kackert of Simi Valley, Calif., Grace Brethren rushed for 428 yards and six touchdowns as his team crushed Whittier Christian, 60-16. Grace Brethren tallied 609 rushing yards as a team in the game.
Copyright 2004 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

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