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QB Greg Paulus leads Christian Brothers (N.Y.)
QB Greg Paulus leads Christian Brothers (N.Y.)

Posted Oct 21, 2004


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



Rankings as of Oct. 17, 2004

East

1. Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) – 7-0
2. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) – 8-0
3. Everett (Everett, Mass.) – 4-0
4. Southern Durham (Durham, N.C.) – 7-0
5. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) – 6-0
6. Good Counsel (Wheaton, Md.) – 7-0
7. Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) – 7-0
8. Northwest (Germantown, Md.) – 7-0
9. Acton-Boxboro (Acton, Mass.) – 6-0
10. Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.) – 7-0

Notes: No. 7 Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, N.Y.) clinched the Class AA-1 title with a 42-0 win over Liverpool (N.Y.). Senior quarterback Greg Paulus completed 20-of-27 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns, while senior wide receiver Bruce Williams hauled in nine catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Paulus is rated the No. 44 overall football recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.


Southeast

1. John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) – 6-0
2. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) – 6-0
3. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) – 8-0
4. LaGrange (LaGrange, Ga.) – 8-0
5. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) – 7-0
6. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) – 8-0
7. Naples (Naples, Fla.) – 6-0
8. Monsignor Pace (Opa Locka, Fla.) – 5-0
9. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) – 6-0
10. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – 6-0

Notes: Former No. 8 Sandalwood (Jacksonville, Fla.) drops out of the rankings after losing to Wolfson (Jacksonville, Fla.), 29-14. Meanwhile, new No. 10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) moves into the rankings after beating Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 24-13, to clinch the District 14-5A title.


Midwest

1. Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 8-0
2. Lockport (Lockport, Ill.) – 8-0
3. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.) – 8-0
4. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) – 8-0
5. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) – 8-0
6. Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) – 8-0
7. Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) – 7-0
8. D.C. Everest (Schofield, Wis.) – 8-0
9. Rochester Adams (Rochester Hills, Mich.) – 8-0
10. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) – 8-0

Notes: No. 7 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) has been dominating defenses this season with a powerful rushing attack. In Eden Prairie's 35-0 win over Burnsville (Minn.) last weekend, the Eagles gained 397 yards on the ground. Senior running back Andrew Phillips led the way by rushing for 133 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.


Southwest

1. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) – 7-0
2. Lufkin (Lufkin, Texas) – 7-0
3. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) – 6-0
4. Katy (Katy, Texas) – 7-0
5. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) – 6-1
6. North Shore (Galena Park, Texas) – 7-0
7. Longview (Longview, Texas) – 8-0
8. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.) – 6-0
9. Springdale (Springdale, Ark.) – 7-0
10. Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) – 6-1

Notes: Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) moves down from No. 7 to No. 10 this week after losing to national No. 1 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 52-27. Meanwhile, No. 7 Longview (Longview, Texas) continues to pile up the victories. The Lobos defeated Rockwall (Texas), 14-10, last weekend as junior Chris McGee scored the game-winning touchdown on a 5-yard run with 2:12 remaining. McGee finished with 73 yards rushing on 14 carries and now has 1,190 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season.


West

1. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) – 6-0
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) – 6-0
3. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) – 7-0
4. Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos, Calif.) – 5-1
5. Chandler Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) – 7-0
6. Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) – 6-0
7. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.) – 6-0
8. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – 6-0
9. Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) – 9-0
10. Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.) – 6-0

Notes: No. 6 Pasco (Pasco, Wash.) has shown no signs of letting up in its quest for a second straight Class 4A state title. The Bulldogs defeated Kennewick (Wash.), 40-9, last weekend as senior running back Leon Jackson rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Jackson, who has committed to Nebraska, is rated the No. 90 overall recruit in the Class of 2005 by SchoolSports.com.



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