In this week's National Football Top 25, No. 3 <b>Independence (N.C.)</b> added to its impressive winning streak, while senior quarterback Jake Christensen of No. 6 <b>Lockport (Ill.)</b> continued his incredible start to the season as the Porters ran their record to 4-0.

Rankings as of Sept. 19, 2004

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – (3-0) *1
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: Southlake Carroll had the week off and will take on Fossil Ridge (3-0) on Sept. 24.

2. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – (2-0) *2
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: The Wolverines will try to continue their strong start when they play Mercer Island on Sept. 23.

3. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – (3-0) *3
Last Game: Defeated Providence, 48-13.
Notes: Senior running back Dominique Lindsay rushed for 171 yards and four touchdowns on 15 attempts as Independence won its 65th consecutive game, which is the longest current winning streak in the nation. The Patriots' offensive attack against Providence also included senior quarterback Joe Cox, who completed 15-of-23 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and senior wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who caught four passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns.

4. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – (4-0) *4
Last Game: Defeated Connellsville, 27-6.
Notes: Central Catholic's Eugene Jarvis sure plays bigger than his listed dimensions of 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds. The senior running back rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries as Central Catholic cruised past Connellsville. Jarvis now has 819 yards on just 80 carries in the first four games.

5. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – (4-0) *5
Last Game: Defeated Sycamore, 49-0.
Notes: Colerain continued its dominating ways with a shutout win over Sycamore. The Cardinals amassed 449 total yards, including 414 on the ground, while limiting Sycamore to just 22 total yards. Running back Dan Magness led Colerain with 111 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries.

6. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – (4-0) *6
Last Game: Defeated Joliet, 56-21.
Notes: Senior quarterback Jake Christensen broke yet another record this past week, throwing seven touchdown passes in the win over Joliet to set the school record for career touchdown passes with 56. Christensen completed 17-of-29 passes for 379 yards and has now passed for 1,251 yards and 23 touchdowns in just four games this season.

7. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – (3-0) *7
Last Game: Defeated Carver, 49-0.
Notes: With the win over Carver, John Curtis head coach John T. Curtis earned his 406th career victory to move into second place on the all-time coaching wins list. The Patriots held Carver to minus-29 yards rushing on 22 carries, while senior running back Joe Gueldner led the offense with two rushing touchdowns.

8. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) – (2-0) *8
Last Game: Defeated Bergen Catholic, 42-21.
Notes: In a rematch of last year's Parochial Group 4 state title game, Don Bosco once again got the better of Bergen Catholic as the Ironmen won their 26th consecutive game. Don Bosco senior Michael Ray Garvin, who is rated the No. 36 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on offense and intercepted a pass on defense to lead the Ironmen.

9. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – (2-0) *9
Last Game: Defeated Mater Dei, 14-7.
Notes: Senior quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 17-of-31 passes for 220 yards, while junior running back Chane Moline rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Moline has now rushed for 403 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries in his first two games.

10. Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) – (1-0) *10
Last Game: Defeated Olympia, 28-6.
Notes: After being delayed by hurricanes, Edgewater finally opened its season with a big win over Olympia. Senior quarterback Michael Dunn tosses two touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Greg Matthews, while senior running back Tim Holloman rushed for 97 yards to lead the Eagles.

11. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – (2-0) *11
Last Game: Defeated Blake, 53-0.
Notes: Armwood senior quarterback Jameel Williams rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Armwood to a shutout win over Blake. However, Williams left the game in the third quarter with a right ankle injury and is expected to miss the Hawks' home game on Sept. 24 against rival Jefferson.

12. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) – (2-0) *12
Last Game: Defeated Kecoughtan, 42-6.
Notes: Phoebus senior running back Elan Lewis, who has committed to Virginia Tech, rushed for 310 yards and six touchdowns in a win over Kecoughtan.

13. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – (2-0) *13
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: DeMatha's game against Dunbar was canceled because of inclement weather. The Stags will take on Gonzaga Sept. 25.

14. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – (2-0) *14
Last Game: Defeated Clovis East, 29-28, in overtime.
Notes: Clovis East gave Long Beach Poly a scare, but the Jackrabbits were able to come away with the overtime victory. Clovis East had first possession in overtime and held a seven-point lead thanks to a touchdown run and an extra-point conversion. But Long Beach Poly senior running back Jason Brown rushed for a touchdown on the ensuing possession, and senior quarterback Theo Scott tossed the game-winning two-point conversion pass to senior running back Adrian Brown to give the Jackrabbits the win.

15. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – (3-0) *15
Last Game: Defeated Nacogdoches, 55-7.
Notes: Maybe Lufkin opponents will finally learn not to throw in Leonard Hewitt's direction. The junior defensive back intercepted four passes against Nacogdoches, giving him six over the last two games. Senior quarterback Jacovey Smallwood completed 10-of-18 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and two scores to pick up the usual offensive firepower from senior running back Jorvorskie Lane, who was held to 46 yards on 10 carries.

16. Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.) – (3-0) *16
Last Game: Defeated St. Louis Park, 46-14.
Notes: Senior running back Julian Phipps rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on four carries and senior quarterback Reggie Rock completed 10-of-18 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns as Cretin-Derham Hall crushed St. Louis Park.

17. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – (4-0) *17
Last Game: Defeated Jacksonville, 42-14.
Notes: Senior quarterback Eric Peterman rushed for 48 yards and four touchdowns on 12 attempts and completed 13-of-21 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown to lead Sacred-Heart Griffin to another high-scoring victory.

18. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – (3-0) *18
Last Game: Defeated Washington, 67-8.
Notes: Senior running back Terry Longbons was simply unstoppable against Washington, rushing for 222 yards and six touchdowns on 12 carries in Centennial's dominating win.

19. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) – (3-0) *19
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: DeSoto had the week off and will host Arlington on Sept. 24.

20. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – (4-0) *20
Last Game: Defeated Glynn Academy, 34-0.
Notes: Camden County has been flat-out dominant the past three games, as the Wildcats have outscored their opponents 148-14.

21. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – (2-0) *21
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: Jenks hosts Broken Arrow on Sept. 24.

22. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – (4-0) *22
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: LaGrange will attempt to go 5-0 when it hosts Kendrick on Sept. 23.

23. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – (1-0) *23
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: Everett will play Revere at home on Sept. 24.

24. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – (2-1) *24
Last Game: Defeated Houston Madison, 49-6.
Notes: Union bounced back from its tough loss to No. 21 Jenks by demolishing Houston Madison. Union senior quarterback Mackenzi Adams ran for two touchdowns in the first half.

25. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – (2-1) *25
Last Game: Defeated Brea Olinda, 49-0.
Notes: The Griffins got back on the winning track by crushing Brea Olinda. Los Alamitos had lost the previous week to No. 9 Mission Viejo.

Dropped Out: None

* previous ranking

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