High school football rankings: St. John Bosco, Mater Dei remain 1-2 in this week’s MaxPreps Top 25

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For the second week in a row, number 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) beat a top 10 opponent on the road. After beating No. 8 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 24-21 on Aug. 26 with a comeback effort, the Monarchs left no doubt with an impressive 43-20 victory at No. 7 Centennial (Corona, California). ). The loss dropped the Huskies to 15th in this week’s MaxPreps Top 25 High School Football Rankings.

Junior quarterback Elijah Brown improved to 20-0 as a starting quarterback and had another big night completing 16 of 22 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns while adding another rushing score. Seven of those wins came against MaxPreps’ top 25 opponents.

The Monarchs’ next three opponents are La Mirada, Mililani (Hawaii) and JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano) ahead of a huge showdown Oct. 7 against No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower).

The top-seeded Braves moved to 2-0 with a dominating 42-7 win over Bishop Amat (La Puente). Junior running back Cameron Jones rushed for 164 yards and two scores as the defense threw a shutout in the fourth quarter. St. John Bosco travels to Oregon to face Central Catholic (Portland), the state’s highest-rated team, on Sept. 9 at Autzen Stadium.
3rd St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) picked up one of the biggest wins of the week with a one-sided 47-7 victory in Texas over DeSoto. Durell Robinson rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns while four-star junior quarterback Michael Van Buren completed 12 of 20 passes for 198 yards and three scores.
In one of the weekend’s most impressive wins, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ) moved up five spots to No. 14 on the MaxPreps Top 25 after a 28-7 road win over Saguaro (Scottsdale, Arizona) . The Crusaders showed why they have one of the best defensive lines in the country, led by four-star Texas signing Sydir Mitchell and 2023 Maryland signing DJ Samuels.

The loss knocked the Sabercats out of the national standings, making way for East St. Louis (Illinois) to become the only new team at No. 25.

The Flyers showed they can hang with the best teams in the country with a 20-13 loss to 3rd St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) on Aug. 27. They responded with a 64-19 win over Christian Brothers (St. Louis). Junior quarterback Robert Battle has six total touchdowns and the Midwest power has one of the best offensive lines led by a trio of Power 5s committed to Miles McVay (Alabama), Paris Patterson (Arkansas) and Brandon Henderson ( Iowa State).

Photo: Chris Johns

East St. Louis joins the MaxPreps Top 25 this week.

MaxPreps Top 25 High School Football Rankings

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 1

Last week: Beat Bishop Amat (La Puente) 42-7

Next week: September 9 against Central Catholic (Portland) at Autzen Stadium

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 2

Last week: Beat Centenary (Corona) 43-20

Next week: September 9 against La Mirada

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 3

Last week: Defeat DeSoto (Texas) 47-7

Next week: Idle

Registration: 1-0 | Last week: 4

Last week: Idle

Next week: September 9 vs. Booker T. Washington (Miami)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 5

Last week: Beat Fort Myers 42-0

Next week: September 9 against Cocoa

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 6

Last week: Defeat North Cobb (Kennesaw) 21-14

Next week: Idle

seven. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

Registration: 2-1 | Last week: 8

Last week: Beat St. Louis (Honolulu) 56-14

Next week: September 9 vs. Hamilton (Chandler, Arizona)

Registration: 1-0 | Last week: ten

Last week: Beat Catholic Cathedral (San Diego) 63-7

Next week: September 9 vs. Corona del Sol (Tempe)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 9

Last week: Beat Judson (Converse) 47-14

Next week: September 8 in Akins (Austin)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 11

Last week: Beat Spring 42-0

Next week: September 9 against Westfield (Houston)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 12

Last week: Defeat Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 49-28

Next week: September 8 at Northwestern (Miami)

Registration: 1-1 | Last week: 13

Last week: Beat De Smet Jesuit (Saint-Louis) 50-6

Next week: September 9 in East (Salt Lake City)

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 15

Last week: Defeat Lake Gibson (Lakeland) 42-14

Next week: September 9 vs. Glades Central (Belle Glade)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 19

Last week: Defeat Saguaro (Scottsdale, Arizona) 28-7

Next week: September 10 in Delbarton (Morristown)

Registration: 2-1 | Last week: seven

Last week: Lost to Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 43-20

Next week: September 9 vs. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 16

Last week: Beat Jones (Orlando, Fla.) 44-21

Next week: Idle

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 18

Last week: Beat Aledo 44-14

Next week: September 8 vs. Lancaster

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 20

Last week: Defeat Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, SC) 28-0

Next week: September 9 against Spartanburg (SC)

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 22

Last week: Beat Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colorado) 13-9

Next week: September 10 vs. Elder (Cincinnati)

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 17

Last week: Defeat Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie) 14-13

Next week: September 9 in Columbus (Miami)

Registration: 1-0 | Last week: 21

Last week: Idle (Match canceled against Largo due to weather)

Next week: September 9 vs. Winter Haven

Registration: 2-0 | Last week: 23

Last week: Defeat Atascocita (Humble) 35-28

Next week: September 10 at Tompkins (Katy)

Registration: 1-1 | Last week: 24

Last week: Defeat Middletown (Del.) 42-0

Next week: September 9 vs. Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wash.)

Registration: 3-0 | Last week: 25

Last week: Beat Goodpasture Christian (Madison) 52-0

Next week: September 10 vs. Calvert Hall (Baltimore)

Registration: 1-1 | Last week: NR

Last week: Beat Christian Brothers (St. Louis) 64-19

Next week: September 9 at Creekside (Fairburn, Georgia)

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