St. Joe's Moves Up In Top 25 Poll

In this week's National Football Top 25, No. 1 <b>Southlake Carroll (Texas)</b> keeps rolling after a big win over <b>Denton Ryan (Texas)</b> and <B>St. Joseph Regional</b> (Montvale, N.J.) continues its upward movement. Meanwhile, new No. 23 <b>Good Counsel (Md.)</b> enters the rankings after beating former No. 10 <b>DeMatha (Md.)</b>.


Rankings as of Oct. 17, 2004

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – (7-0) *1
Last Game: Defeated Denton Ryan, 52-27.
Notes: The Dragons dismantled regionally ranked Denton Ryan thanks to junior wide receiver Clint Renfro. Renfro caught six passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns to help extend Southlake Carroll's regular-season winning streak to 27 games and snap Denton Ryan's 23-game district winning streak in the process. Renfro, who is the son of former NFL wideout Mike Renfro, has caught 36 passes for 875 yards and 15 touchdowns through the first seven games. Southlake Carroll senior quarterback Chase Daniel tallied three touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns in the win.

2. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – (6-0) *2
Last Game: Defeated Sammamish, 47-10.
Notes: Bellevue's offense racked up 508 total yards (472 rushing) to beat Sammamish. The Wolverines were led by three 100-yard rushers in J.R. Hasty (119), Thomas Zaffino (113) and E.J. Savannah (111). The Bellevue defense also played well, holding Sammamish to 157 total yards.

3. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – (7-0) *3
Last Game: Defeated North Mecklenburg, 56-0.
Notes: Independence was clicking on all cylinders against North Mecklenburg, as the Patriots cruised to their 69th straight win. Senior quarterback Joe Cox threw seven touchdown passes — all in the first half — and finished 16-of-26 for 303 yards. The Patriots recorded their third straight shutout and forced four North Mecklenburg turnovers.

4. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – (6-0) *4
Last Game: Defeated Capistrano Valley, 40-14.
Notes: Mission Viejo junior fullback Chane Moline rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and senior quarterback Mark Sanchez tossed two touchdown passes to lead the Diablos to a dominant win over Capistrano Valley in their South Coast League opener.

5. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – (8-0) *5
Last Game: Defeated Norwin, 28-0.
Notes: The Central Catholic defense was the story in this one, as the Vikings limited Norwin to minus-27 yards on the ground and 88 total yards overall. Junior Nate Williams rushed for two touchdowns, while senior Justin Young added 95 yards on the ground.

6. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – (8-0) *6
Last Game: Defeated Lakota West, 69-20.
Notes: This was supposed to be a tough matchup for Colerain considering Lakota West came into the game undefeated at 7-0. But the Cardinals ended up rolling their way to a convincing victory thanks to the one-two punch of senior quarterback Dominick Goodman and senior fullback Mister Simpson. Goodman rushed for 148 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries and Simpson added 128 yards and four scores on 19 carries.

7. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – (8-0) *7
Last Game: Defeated Homewood-Flossmoor, 20-14.
Notes: Senior quarterback Jake Christensen threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver George Kadlec with 1:58 remaining as Lockport escaped with a narrow victory. Christensen was 18-for-30 for 256 yards and three touchdowns and Kadlec caught nine passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

8. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – (6-0) *8
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: The Patriots will play Vandebilt Catholic on Oct. 22.

9. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – (6-0) *9
Last Game: Defeated Alonso, 61-0.
Notes: With its big win over Alonso, Armwood has outscored its last two opponents 145-0. Senior quarterback Jameel Williams passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more scores, while senior running back Demetrius McCray rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown. It was Armwood's 21st consecutive win.

10. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – (7-0) *11
Last Game: Defeated Klein, 36-0.
Notes: Lufkin earned its second straight shutout in its win over Klein. Senior running back Jorvorskie Lane led the offensive attack by rushing for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

11. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – (8-0) *12
Last Game: Defeated Southeast, 57-0.
Notes: Senior running back Curtis Robinson rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead Sacred Heart-Griffin to yet another big win. Senior quarterback Eric Peterman contributed to the offensive attack by completing 10-of-13 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for two touchdowns.

12. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – (7-0) *13
Last Game: Defeated Prescott, 56-22.
Notes: Centennial junior running back Tim House rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Coyotes. House has eight rushing touchdowns in his last two games while filling in for injured star running back Terry Longbons.

13. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – (8-0) *14
Last Game: Defeated Beach, 59-14.
Notes: Junior running back Brandon West rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Wildcats to their 23rd consecutive win.

14. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – (6-0) *15
Last Game: Defeated Tahlequah, 55-0.
Notes: Jenks won its 16th straight game with an impressive effort on both sides of the ball. Senior running back Freddie Carolina rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns, while the Jenks defense held Tahlequah to 14 rushing yards and forced six turnovers.

15. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – (8-0) *16
Last Game: Defeated Northside, 38-7.
Notes: Senior running back Justin Patterson rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Demoreo Ford added a 55-yard punt return for another score as LaGrange won its 22nd straight game.

16. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – (4-0) *17
Last Game: Defeated Waltham, 28-0.
Notes: Everett cruised to a shutout win over Waltham and earned its 29th consecutive victory in the process. Senior quarterback Matt Nuzzo connected on all four of his pass attempts for 132 yards and two touchdowns and added a touchdown run.

17. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – (7-0) *18
Last Game: Defeated Pelham, 38-20.
Notes: Running back Chris Graham ran for two touchdowns while quarterback Jarod Bryant passed for a TD and ran for a score to guide the Buccaneers.

18. Katy (Katy, Texas) – (7-0) *19
Last Game: Defeated Katy Taylor, 34-14.
Notes: Quarterback Jared Gayhart completed 5-of-11 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as Katy won its 22nd consecutive game. Linebacker Paul Thornton capped the scoring with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown.

19. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – (8-0) *20
Last Game: Defeated Tupelo, 41-14.
Notes: Germichael Sanford ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers eased past Tupelo.

20. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – (7-0) *21
Last Game: Defeated Burlington Williams, 21-13.
Notes: Running back Whitman Reese rushed for 159 yards and had a 75-yard touchdown run to lead Southern Durham to a narrow win over Burlington Williams. Charles Gamble starred on both sides of the ball for the Spartans with 58 rushing yards and a touchdown on offense and three sacks on defense.

21. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – (6-0) *22
Last Game: Defeated Nutley, 56-7.
Notes: After knocking Don Bosco Prep out of the Top 25 last week, St. Joseph Regional showed no signs of letting up with a convincing victory over Nutley. Running back Jason McCourty carried the ball only three times, but he still managed to run for 136 yards and three touchdowns.
22. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – (8-0) *23
Last Game: Defeated Evanston, 47-22.
Notes: Junior quarterback Tyler Knight completed 13-of-21 passes for 243 yards and five touchdowns and senior wide receiver Derek Walsh hauled in five passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns to lead Maine South.

23. Good Counsel (Wheaton, Md.) – (7-0) *NR
Last Game: Defeated then-No. 10 DeMatha, 31-21.
Notes: Senior running back Jerron Pearson rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Good Counsel ended DeMatha's 17-game winning streak. It was Good Counsel's first win over DeMatha since 1996.

24. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – (6-1) *24
Last Game: Defeated Enid, 50-10.
Notes: Union won its fifth straight game as senior running back Tony Moore rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

25. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – (5-1) *25
Last Game: Defeated Marina, 56-7.
Notes: Los Alamitos dominated through the air and on the ground to crush Marina. Senior quarterback Jimmy Barnes threw for a career-high five touchdown passes, while junior Joe Madrigal, who was starting in place of star running back Cortes Rice, added 119 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.


Dropped Out:

No. 10 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – (5-1)
Last Game: Lost to new No. 23 Good Counsel, 31-21.
Notes: DeMatha had its 17-game winning streak snapped by Good Counsel. The Stags had trouble stopping Good Counsel senior running back Jerron Pearson, who rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns.


* previous ranking


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