Final '04 Regional Football Rankings

Find out who finished as the top 10 high school football teams in the East, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West in our final regional football rankings.



Final 2004 Rankings

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 15-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 16-0
3. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 13-0
4. Rock Hill (Rock Hill, S.C.) – 13-1
5. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 12-0
6. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) – 10-1
7. New Rochelle (New Rochelle, N.Y.) – 11-1
8. Gretna (Gretna, Va.) – 14-0
9. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) – 9-2
10. Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.) – 14-0

Notes: No. 8 Gretna (Gretna, Va.) won its second straight state title when it defeated Poquoson (Poquoson, Va.), 40-14, in the Virginia AA Division 3 state championship. Senior quarterback Vic Hall threw two touchdowns and ran for 209 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries to lead a Gretna offensive attack that piled up 458 yards of total offense. Meanwhile, former No. 8 Robinson (Fairfax, Va.) lost to No. 10 Landstown (Virginia Beach, Va.), 47-20, in the Virginia AAA Division 6 state championship. Junior wide receiver Percy Harvin led Landstown by racking up 382 total yards and four touchdowns while intercepting three passes on defense.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 14-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 13-1
3. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 15-0
4. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 15-0
5. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 15-0
6. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) – 15-0
7. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) – 15-0
8. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) – 15-0
9. Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.) – 13-1
10. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) – 13-2

Notes: No. 7 Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) defeated St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 31-7, to capture the Class 5A state title. Lakeland outgained St. Thomas Aquinas 441-87 on offense, with Chris Rainey rushing for 155 yards and a touchdown and Chris Griffin adding 119 rushing yards and a touchdown along with 85 passing yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, No. 9 Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.) upended Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.), 28-7, to win the Class 6A state title. Fullback Larry Scott was named the game's MVP after rushing for 216 yards on 16 carries.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 15-0
2. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 14-0
3. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 14-0
4. Mukwonago (Mukwonago, Wis.) – 14-0
5. Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa) – 13-0
6. Libertyville (Libertyville, Ill.) – 14-0
7. Lowell (Lowell, Mich.) – 14-0
8. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 14-1
9. Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Ill.) – 13-1
10. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) – 14-1

Notes: No. 10 St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) captured its 11th state title when it crushed Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.), 49-9, in the Class 4-A state championship. Victor Anderson and Justin Brown each scored three touchdowns for the Tigers.


Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 16-0
2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 14-1
3. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 13-1
4. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – 12-1
5. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 13-0
6. Little Rock Central (Little Rock, Ark.) – 13-1
7. Hickman (Columbia, Mo.) – 11-1
8. Abilene (Abilene, Texas) – 12-1
9. Longview (Longview, Texas) – 12-1
10. Ennis (Ennis, Texas) – 13-2

Notes: No. 1 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) edged Smithson Valley (Spring Branch, Texas), 27-24, in the Class 5A Division II state championship thanks to a game-winning 41-yard field goal by junior kicker Kevin Ortega as time expired. Southlake Carroll also finished as the No. 1 team in the entire country in the national rankings.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 13-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 14-0
3. Moon Valley (Phoenix, Ariz.) – 14-0
4. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 14-0
5. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – 13-1
6. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) – 13-1
7. Evergreen (Vancouver, Wash.) – 14-0
8. Sprague (Salem, Ore.) – 14-0
9. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) – 13-1
10. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 12-2

Notes: No. 8 Sprague (Salem, Ore.) rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.), 30-27, in overtime in the Class 4A state championship. No. 9 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) beat Ventura (Ventura, Calif.), 42-14, in the CIF Division IV Southern Section championship. Six players scored touchdowns for the Seraphs, who won their fifth section title in six years.


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