Rankings as of Oct. 10, 2004
1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – (6-0) *1
Last Game: Defeated Haltom, 56-35.
Notes: The Dragons showed why they have one of the top offensive attacks in the country in their win over Haltom. Senior quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 351 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 112 yards and one TD, while junior wide receiver Clint Renfro hauled in eight passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns.
2. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – (5-0) *2
Last Game: Defeated Liberty, 47-30.
Notes: Senior running back J.R. Hasty rushed for five touchdowns and added another TD on a 76-yard kickoff return as Bellevue cruised past previously unbeaten Liberty.
3. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – (6-0) *3
Last Game: Defeated Harding, 75-0.
Notes: Independence dominated Harding despite not playing all of its starters. Cameron Henegan filled in for running back Dominique Lindsay for the second straight week and rushed for 68 yards and four touchdowns. Patriots quarterback Joe Cox played only one quarter because of the flu but still managed to complete 6-of-8 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
4. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – (5-0) *4
Last Game: Defeated De La Salle, 17-14.
Notes: The Diablos escaped with a narrow road victory over national power De La Salle thanks to kicker Robby Bosanko, who kicked the game-winning 27-yard field goal with 17 seconds left. De La Salle had a chance to tie it at the end, but Vincent Colvis missed on a 45-yard field goal attempt as time expired. Mission Viejo junior fullback Chane Moline was the offensive star for the Diablos, rushing for 143 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries. Senior quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 15-of-22 passes for 161 yards and one interception.
5. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – (7-0) *5
Last Game: Defeated Woodland Hills, 21-14.
Notes: Trailing 14-0 in the second quarter, Central Catholic rallied for 21 unanswered points to beat Woodland Hills. Junior running back Nate Williams, who was filling in for injured starter Eugene Jarvis, rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.
6. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – (7-0) *6
Last Game: Defeated Fairfield, 56-14.
Notes: Colerain junior fullback Terrence Sherrer had three touchdown runs and junior running back Kyle Lumpkin added two rushing touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to yet another convincing win. Colerain hosts undefeated Lakota West (7-0) on Oct. 15.
7. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – (7-0) *7
Last Game: Defeated Lincoln-Way Central, 41-16.
Notes: Lockport's record-breaking duo of senior quarterback Jake Christensen and senior wide receiver George Kadlec continued their aerial show in the Porters' win over Lincoln-Way Central. Christensen threw for 358 yards and six touchdowns and became Lockport's all-time leader in passing yards with 5,759 career yards. Meanwhile, Kadlec caught three touchdown passes to give him a school-record 20 career touchdown receptions.
8. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – (6-0) *8
Last Game: Defeated Escambia (Fla.), 48-6.
Notes: Curtis was clicking on all cylinders against Escambia. Sophomore Joe McKnight scored on an 80-yard punt return, the Patriots gained 288 yards on the ground and their defense held Escambia to just 111 yards of total offense.
9. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – (5-0) *11
Last Game: Defeated King, 84-0.
Notes: Armwood senior running back Demetrius McCray rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns on six carries to lead the Hawks to a school-record 84 points against King. Armwood extended its winning streak to 20 games, which is the longest current winning streak in the state.
10. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – (5-0) *12
Last Game: Defeated St. John's, 35-19.
Notes: Senior running back Jordan Scott rushed for a game-high 79 yards and two touchdowns as the Stags beat St. John's. DeMatha will travel to face Good Counsel (5-0) on Oct. 15.
11. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – (6-0) *13
Last Game: Defeated Oak Ridge, 39-0.
Notes: Lufkin senior running back Jorvorskie Lane, who is normally known for his running skills, caught three passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Oak Ridge. He also added 108 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Senior quarterback Jacovey Smallwood contributed 146 passing yards and two touchdowns and junior defensive back Leonard Hewitt returned an interception 70 yards for a TD.
12. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – (7-0) *14
Last Game: Defeated Glenwood, 55-15.
Notes: The Cyclones crushed previously unbeaten Glenwood to earn their 26th consecutive regular-season win. Senior quarterback Eric Peterman completed 6-of-10 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
13. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – (6-0) *15
Last Game: Defeated Pinnacle, 58-14.
Notes: Centennial senior running back Terry Longbons missed the game with an ankle injury, but the Coyotes didn't miss a beat thanks to Tim House. The junior backup running back ran over previously unbeaten Pinnacle for 226 yards and four touchdowns.
14. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – (7-0) *16
Last Game: Defeated Jenkins, 62-0.
Notes: With their win over Jenkins, the Wildcats earned their third shutout in their last five games.
15. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – (5-0) *17
Last Game: Defeated Memorial, 40-6.
Notes: The Trojans won their 15th consecutive game by beating Memorial. Jenks racked up 267 yards on the ground thanks in large part to senior running back Freddie Carolina, who rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries in just two quarters.
16. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – (7-0) *18
Last Game: Defeated Spencer, 48-6.
Notes: Head coach Steve Pardue earned his 100th victory at LaGrange after the Grangers upended Spencer. Quarterback Thad Todd tossed two touchdown passes, while Marshall Sheppard and Michael Kendall each had two touchdown runs for LaGrange, which won its 21st consecutive game.
17. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – (3-0) *19
Last Game: Did not play.
Notes: Everett carries a 28-game winning streak into its home battle against Waltham on Oct. 15.
18. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – (6-0) *20
Last Game: Defeated Mountain Brook, 24-0.
Notes: Senior quarterback Jarod Bryant completed 16-of-20 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, while the Buccaneers' defense intercepted Mountain Brook quarterback Trevor Holder twice and held him to just 37 yards passing.
19. Katy (Katy, Texas) – (6-0) *21
Last Game: Defeated Mayde Creek, 21-5.
Notes: Senior running back James Aston rushed for 98 yards and one TD on 25 carries to lead the Tigers to their 21st consecutive win.
20. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – (7-0) *22
Last Game: Defeated Columbus, 24-0.
Notes: Germichael Sanford rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries as the Tigers rolled past Columbus.
21. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – (6-0) *23
Last Game: Defeated Hillside, 48-14.
Notes: Running back Whitman Reese led a powerful Southern Durham rushing attack with 261 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries as the Spartans crushed Hillside. Charles Gamble added a 39-yard touchdown run and blocked a punt, which led to a Hillside safety.
22. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – (5-0) *NR
Last Game: Defeated then-No. 9 Don Bosco Prep, 31-24.
Notes: The Green Knights stunned Don Bosco by snapping the Ironmen's 27-game winning streak. Senior running back Andy Romans led the way with 79 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, while senior quarterback Brent Weiss completed 7-of-11 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
23. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – (7-0) *NR
Last Game: Defeated Niles West, 41-10.
Notes: The Hawks enter the rankings after earning their seventh straight win by beating Niles West. Tyler Knight, who is filling in for injured star quarterback Sean Price, completed 12-of-19 passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Andy Cupp rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Niles West senior running back Rashard Mendenhall, who is rated the No. 7 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com, rushed for 142 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in the loss.
24. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – (5-1) *24
Last Game: Defeated Stillwater, 28-0.
Notes: Union has outscored its last two opponents 59-0 and has won four straight games since losing to nationally ranked Jenks on Sept. 9.
25. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – (4-1) *25
Last Game: Defeated Carson, 42-7.
Notes: Senior running back Cortes Rice rushed for 118 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Griffins past Carson.
No. 9 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) – (3-1)
Last Game: Lost to new No. 22 St. Joseph Regional, 31-24.
Notes: Don Bosco had its 27-game winning streak snapped by St. Joseph Regional, which got 79 yards and three touchdowns from senior running back Andy Romans. Don Bosco senior running back/defensive back Michael Ray Garvin rushed for 116 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the loss, which was Don Bosco's first since Nov. 10, 2001.
No. 10 Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.) – (3-1)
Last Game: Lost to Mainland, 40-9.
Notes: Edgewater was toppled by Mainland, which was ranked No. 5 in the SchoolSports.com Preseason Top 25 before losing to Seabreeze to start the season. Mainland senior quarterback Jonathan Garner guided the Bucs' offensive attack by passing for 210 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for two more scores.
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