FOX Sports 50 - Week 5

With 1/3 of the season behind us, some teams are stepping up while some are falling back. Here is a look at the Top 50 High School Football teams in the nation.

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No. 3 Allen (Texas) vs. No. 30 Coppell (Texas)
No. 5 Paramus Catholic (N.J.) @ No. 23 St. Ignatius (Ohio)
No. 6 Karr (La.) vs. No. 38 Curtis (La.)
No. 25 Hamilton (Ariz.) vs. No. 35 Mountain Pointe (Ariz.) 
No. 33 St. Xavier (Ohio) @ No. 37 Moeller (Ohio)

Rank (Last)

Team (Record) City, ST

1 (1)
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Washington (4-0) Miami, FL

Booker T. Washington is taking care of business like a No. 1 team should. Jackson is a good football team, and the Tornadoes wiped them out. Monsignor Pace is going to get walloped this week.

Last: Def Jackson 35-6
Next: 9/27 @ Monsignor Pace (3-0)
2 (2)
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Miami Central (3-1) Miami, FL

Central's only loss went down to the wire with Washington. The Rockets took a trip up to New Jersey where Central ran over, around, and through Don Bosco prep. Central is off this week before hosting a solid Homestead squad.

Last: Def Don Bosco (N.J.) 50-21
: Bye
3 (3)
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Allen (4-0) Allen, TX

Allen got a fight from Hebron, but the Eagles were too much in the end. Allen has already played two Texas powers in Southlake Carroll and Cedar Hill; they'll get another this week in Coppell.

Last: Def Hebron 36-17
Next: 9/27 No. 30 Coppell (3-0)
4 (7)
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DeSoto (4-0) De Soto, TX

DeSoto was impressive in its convincing victory over Cedar Hill. Cedar Hill has two losses and they're to two of the Top 10 teams in the country (Allen). The going gets much easier this week @ South Grand Prairie.

Last: Def Cedar Hill 47-20
Next: 9/27 @ South Grand Prairie (2-2)
5 (5)
Paramus Catholic (3-0) Paramus, NJ

The Paladins did a good job of taking care of business against a good DePaul team in advance of their trip to Cleveland, Ohio for their showdown with St. Ignatius.

Last: Def DePaul 35-21
Next: 9/28 @ No. 23 St. Ignatius (3-1)
6 (6)
Karr (3-0) New Orleans, LA

Karr took the week off it get ready for one of its toughest challenges of the season, John Curtis Christian. Karr has already beaten one Top 50 team in St. Augustine.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/26 No. 38 John Curtis Christian (3-1)
7 (9)
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De La Salle (4-0) Concord, CA

After a slow start to the season, De La Salle has it rolling again. The Spartans will put up a big number on San Ramon Valley who just got beat up by Folsom 67-36 last week.

Last: Def Del Oro 41-3
Next: 9/27 San Ramon Valley (1-2)
8 (8)
St. Joseph Regional (2-0) Montvale, NJ

Some states are in their sixth week of the season, but we're still just getting to know some of the New Jersey teams. St. Joseph was off last week, and they get a good Bergen Catholic team this week.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/28 @ Bergen Catholic (1-1)
9 (4)
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St. John Bosco (4-0) Bellflower, CA

The Braves moved to 4-0 despite not having 5-Star quarterback Josh Rosen. Backup Andrew Katnik has been solid in his absence. 

Last: Def Loyola 24-10
Next: Bye

10 (10)
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Manatee (4-0) Bradenton, FL

Manatee will have another chance this week to get some young players action after playing a laugher last week.

Last: Def Sarasota 66-7
: 9/27 Southeast (1-4)
11 (12)
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Katy (4-0) Katy, TX

Katy shutout Mayde Creek last week, and despite the 3-0 record, the score isn't likely to be closer against Morton Ranch this week.

Last: Def Mayde Creek 42-0
Next: 9/26 @ Morton Ranch (3-0)
12 (13)
Colerain (4-0) Cincinnati, OH

We thought Lakota East would be more of a challenge for Colerain; they weren't. Hamilton won't be either.

Last: Def Lakota East 35-7
Next: 9/27 Hamilton (1-3)
13 (14)
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University (5-0) Ft. Lauderdale

University had Somerset Academy beat when at kickoff. Boyd Anderson is typically a tough opponent. This isn't one of those years.

Last: Def Somerset Academy 57-0
Next: 9/27 Boyd Anderson (0-4)
14 (15)
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Hoover (4-0) Hoover, AL

Hoover has feasted on cupcakes the last couple of weeks, but Vestavia can stand toe to toe with the Bucs. 

Last: Def Northridge 56-14
: 9/27 Vestavia Hills (4-0)
15 (16)

Northwestern (4-0) Rock Hill, SC

Northwestern got an extra week to celebrate after its big win over Byrnes. They ease back into their schedule with a very beatable Lancaster team.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/27 Lancaster (2-2)
16 (18)
Byrnes (3-1) Duncan, SC

Clinton wasn't going to beat Byrnes, but they had to cringe seeing Byrnes coming off of a loss. A trip to Boiling Springs will be a much bigger challenge this week.

Last: Def Clinton 62-0
Next: 9/27 @ Boiling Springs (3-1)
17 (19)
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Bellevue (3-0) Bellevue, WA

Bellevue crushed Sammamish last week. They'll do the same to Lake Washington this week. 

Last: Def Sammamish 49-0
Next: 9/27 @ Lake Washington (1-2)
18 (20)
Oscar Smith (3-0) Chesapeake, VA

Oscar Smith won a tough game against Western Branch. This week won't be nearly as tough.

Last: Def Western Branch 27-14
Next: 9/27 Lakeland (0-4)
19 (21)
North Gwinnett (4-0) Suwanee, GA

After taking on three of  Georgia's heavyweights the first part of the season, the Bulldogs had an easy one with Meadowcreek.

Last: Def Meadowcreek 63-0
Next: Bye

20 (22)

Lamar (3-0) Houston, TX

Weather wreaked havoc on the Texas High School Football schedule last week. Lamar may score enough points this week to make up for missing last week.

Last: Cancelled (Weather)
Next: 9/27 Westbury (1-3)
21 (23)
Brother Rice (4-0) Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brother Rice can't be accused of looking past De La Salle Collegiate. De La Salle is a good team. Brother Rice gets another great team this week in a trip to take on Catholic Central.

Last: Def De La Salle Collegiate 26-24
Next: 9/28 @ Catholic Central (5-0)
22 (24)
Mater Dei (4-0) Santa Ana, CA

In a defensive challenged region, Mater Dei is one of the exceptions. The Monarchs have only given up seven points in the last three weeks. The Monarchs will get more of a fight in this week's FOX Sports 1 Game of the Week, but they should still handle Edison.

Last: Def Santa Monica 34-0
Next: 9/27 Edison (2-1)
23 (26)
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St. Ignatius (3-1) Cleveland, OH

St. Ignatius didn't have any trouble with McDowell in preparation for their showdown with Paramus Catholic. The Wildcats have a schedule that would propel them back into the Top 10 should they win out.

Last: Def McDowell 49-10
: 9/28 No. 5 Paramus Catholic (3-0)
24 (NR)
Miramar (4-0) Miramar, FL

Miramar is no stranger to the Top 50, and they're back in it after a big win against St. Thomas Aquinas. The Patriots get a perfect opponent following an emotional win. They'll blowout Western.

Last:  Def No. 17 St. Thomas Aquinas 22-20
Next: 9/27 @ Western (0-4)

25 (11)
Hamilton (4-0) Chandler, AZ

Hamilton struggled against a Liberty team that had been playing defense like a sieve giving up 60 and 48 to Corona Centennial and Salpointe Catholic respectively. Was Hamilton looking towards its showdown with Mountain Pointe this week?

Last:  Def Liberty (Nevada) 14-10
Next: 9/27 @ Mountain Pointe (4-0)

26 (27)
McEachern (4-0) Powder Springs, GA

We knew Marietta would be a tougher game for the Indians, but McEachern should roll past Kennesaw Mountain relatively easily. 

Last: Def Marietta 43-30
Next: 9/27 Kennesaw Mountain (1-2)
27 (28)
Serra (3-0) Gardena, CA

Serra put a complete game together for the first time all season and blew out Dorsey. Narbonne was a Top 50 team last year, but they suffered huge losses to graduation and won't be able to keep up with the Cavaliers. 

Last: Def Dorsey 48-18
Next: 9/27 @ Narbonne (3-1)
28 (29)
Punahou (5-0) Honolulu, HI

St. Francis put more points on the board than Punahou's three previous opponents had mustered combined, but it was still only eight.

Last: Def  St. Francis 63-8
Next: 9/28 @ 'Iolani (4-3)
29 (30)
Mount Carmel (4-0) Chicago, IL

Brother Rice put up a good fight in a game it was outmatched. In the end, it was Mount Carmel who prevailed. The Caravan will have to play better this week, or their return trip from St. Rita will be a long one.

Last: Def Brother Rice 28-20
Next: 9/27 @ St. Rita (4-0)
30 (31)
Coppell (3-0) Coppell, TX

A lightning storm spared Garland a beating they would have gotten against Coppell. The week off so to speak was good timing as the Cowboys head to Allen to take on the nation's No. 3 team.

Last: Cancelled (Weather)
Next: 9/27 @ No. 3 Allen (4-0)
31 (17)

Aquinas (2-1) Fort Lauderdale, FL

It takes a special team to win back to back games as tough as a road trip to Louisiana to take on Curtis then turn around and beat Miramar. Aquinas wasn't quite up to the challenge last week. Nova is going to get pounded this week.

Last: Lost to Miramar 22-20
Next: 9/27 Nova (1-3)

32 (32)

Saint Augustine (2-1) New Orleans, LA

St. Augustine bounced back from its loss to Karr with a solid win over Covington. They will take the week off to prepare for Curtis.    

Last: Def Covington 40-27
Next: Bye
33 (33)
St. Xavier (3-1) Cincinnati, OH

The Bombers defeated a dangerous Indianapolis Cathedral team, but they'll have to play better to get the W against Archbishop Moeller this week.

Last: Def Indianapolis Cathedral 15-6
Next: 9/27 @ No. 37 Archbishop Moeller (4-0)
34 (34)

Aledo (3-0) Aledo, TX

Aledo had the week off, and Arlington Heights will wish the Bearcats were still off after this week.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/27 @ Arlington Heights (0-3)
35 (NR)
Mountain Pointe (5-0) Phoenix, AZ

Mountain Pointe opened it season beating perennial power Bishop Gorman of Nevada, and the Pride haven't looked back. Mountain Pointe faces its toughest test of the season in a revenge game against Hamilton.

Last: Def Chandler 38-14
Next: 9/27 No. 25 Hamilton (4-0)
36 (36)
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Ensworth (4-0) Nashville, TN

McCallie is coming off of a pair of close losses. If it's any consolation, their third straight loss won't be close. 

Last: Def Father Ryan 41-7
Next: 9/27 McCallie (3-2)
37 (37)
Archbishop Moeller (4-0) Cincinnati, OH

Archbishop Moeller had their hands full with Kentucky's version of St. Xavier. The Ohio version is going to be much tougher this week.

Last: Def St. Xaiver (Ky.) 24-12
Next: 9/27 No. 33 St. Xavier (3-1)
38 (38)
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John Curtis (3-1) River Ridge, LA

Not only did Curtis schedule a much tougher slate of games this year, the toughest teams each have a bye before playing them. Curtis gets Karr coming off of a bye this week and St. Augustine coming off a bye next week.

Last: Def East Saint John 39-7
Next: 9/26 @ No. 6 Karr (4-0)
39 (39)
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Mentor (3-1) Mentor (OH)

Mentor beat up on a couple of teams after losing to St. Ignatius. Brush will make it three straight blowouts for the Cardinals.

Last: Def Twinsburg 49-0
Next: 9/27 @ Brush (2-2)

40 (40)

Folsom (4-0) Folsom, CA

Folsom crushed San Ramon Valley and sent the Wolves packing for De La Salle this week. Ouch.

Last: Def San Ramon Valley 67-36
Next: 9/27 @ Monterey Trail (3-1)
41 (41)

DeMatha (4-1) Hyattsville, MD

DeMatha did what it had to do to get back St. John this week. The Stags take on a reeling, but dangerous Good Counsel squad this week.

Last: Def St. John 26-21
: 9/27 Good Counsel (3-2)
42 (42)
Apopka (4-1) Apopka, FL

Apopka has been running up big scores including a 44-14 win over Boone last week.  This week's game against Freedom isn't likely to be close either.

Last: Def Boone 44-14
Next: 9/27 Freedom (2-2)
43 (NR)
Mission Viejo (4-0) Mission Viejo, CA

The Diablos were impressive defensively in their win over Don Bosco Prep two weeks ago, and even more impressive last week handing La Habra its first loss.

Last: Def La Habra 46-21
: 9/27 @ Aliso Niguel (1-3)
44 (44)
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Carroll (2-1) Southlake, TX

A lot of teams had unscheduled days off on Friday because of the weather in Texas, but Carroll was actually on a bye week. The Dragons will blow out Keller Central this week.

Last: Bye
: 9/27 Keller Central (1-2)
45 (45)

Vista Murrieta (3-0) Murrieta, CA

Vista Murrieta handled Redlands East Valley this week, but the Broncos will get their first, and maybe only, real test of the regular season this week against Cathedral Catholic in San Diego.

Last: Def Redlands East Valley 69-21
Next: 9/27 @ Cathedral Catholic (2-1)
46 (46)

Ocean Lakes (3-0) Virginia Beach, VA

Ocean Lakes has outscored its opponents 161-22 in just three games. It's only going to get worse this week against Bayside.

Last: Def Green Run 48-7
Next: 9/27 Bayside (2-2)
47 (47)

Sandy Creek (2-0-1) Sandy Creek, GA

Sandy Creek was off on Friday night. On Saturday it will feel like they had Friday off again as they'll hardly work up a sweat beating Fayette County.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/27 @ Fayette County (0-3)
48 (48)
Jenks (3-0) Jenks, OK

Jenks has played a very good schedule thus far, but despite the 3-0 record, Edison represents a bit of a break.

Last: Def Owasso 27-21
Next: 9/27 Edison (3-0)
49 (50)

Salpointe Catholic (4-0) Tuscon, AZ

Salpointe Catholic had the week off to get ready for its toughest opponent of the regular season in an undefeated Marcos de Niza.

Last: Bye
Next: 9/27 Marcos de Niza (4-0)
50 (NR)

Lowell (4-0) Lowell, MI

Lowell passed its first test of the season with flying colors. The Red Arrows upended No. 25 Muskegon with a convincing 31-20 victory. The slate gets easier this week against Forest Hills Central

Last: Def No. 25 Muskegon 31-20
Next: 9/27 @ Forest Hills (2-2)

In: Mission Viejo (CA), Mountain Pointe (AZ), Miramar (FL), Lowell (MI)

Out: Long Beach Poly (CA), Good Counsel (MD), Cedar Hill (TX), Muskegon (MI)

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