National Prep Football Poll


Monday, August 26th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports experts Jamie DeMoney and Jeremy Plowman and a panel of sportswriters. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:

NATIONAL

1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (0-0-0), travels to Hawaii power St. Louis on Sept. 21

2. Lilburn, Ga., Parkview (0-0-0), Panthers are 103-18-0 under coach Cecil Flowe

3. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay (0-0-0), DE Joe Cohen one of the top recruits in the nation

4. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (0-0-0), coach J.T. Curtis is 379-42-6 at school

5. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (0-0-0), has won 31 straight games

6. Shreveport, La., Evangel (0-0-0), seven state titles since 1993

7. Jenks, Okla. (0-0-0), 2001 Butkus Award winner Rocky Calmus played here

8. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (1-0-0), escaped with a 28-18 win in opener

9. Austin, Texas, Westlake (0-0-0), state runner-up last two seasons

10. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (0-0-0), record is 69-2-1 over past 5 seasons

11. Tampa, Fla., Jefferson (0-0-0), San Diego Chargers rookie WR Reche Caldwell an alum

12. Erie, Pa., Cathedral Prep (0-0-0), matches up with No. 8 St. Ignatius on Sept. 7

13. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (0-0-0), winning streak at 22 games

14. Warren, Ohio, Warren Harding (1-0-0), alma mater of Ohio State freshman sensation Maurice Clarett

15. Spartanburg, S.C. (0-0-0), five-time state titlelist since 1991

16. Humble, Texas (0-0-0), DE Jason Jack and FB Chris Alexander are early Texas A&M pledges

17. Kissimmee, Fla., Osceola (0-0-0), Florida State Outland Trophy candidate Brett Williams prepped here

18. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst (0-0-0), features standout junior RB Tony Temple

19. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic (0-0-0), led by two-sport star RB Joe Sandberg

20. Danville, Ky., Boyle County (1-0-0), opened with a 60-0 rout of defending Class AA state champ Bardstown

21. Los Alamitos, Calif. (0-0-0), alumni include Oregon All-Pac 10 receiver Keenan Howry

22. Joliet, Ill., Catholic (0-0-0), 10 state titles since 1975

23. Indianapolis, Ben Davis (1-0-0), thumped state-ranked Cathedral, 47-7, to open season

24. Denver, Mullen Prep (0-0-0), will open season in Florida versus Stuart, South Fork

25. Tyler, Texas, Lee (0-0-0), QB Matt Flynn is an LSU verbal

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Northeast

1. Erie, Pa., Cathedral Prep, 0-0-0

2. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 0-0-0

3. Pittsburgh, Woodland Hills, 0-0-0

4. Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, 0-0-0

5. Hackensack, N.J., 0-0-0

6. Philadelphia, St. Joseph's Prep, 0-0-0

7. Franklin Lakes, N.J., Ramapo, 0-0-0

8. Brookhaven, N.Y., Bellport, 0-0-0

9. Acton, Mass., Acton-Boxborough, 0-0-0

10. Williamsport, Pa., 0-0-0

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East Coast

1. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 0-0-0

2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 0-0-0

3. Spartanburg, S.C., 0-0-0

4. Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern, 0-0-0

5. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 0-0-0

6. Chesapeake, Va., Western Branch, 0-0-0

7. Bennettsville, S.C., Marlboro County, 1-0-0

8. Greenbelt, Md., Eleanor Roosevelt, 0-0-0

9. Rockingham, N.C., Richmond Senior, 1-0-0

10. Parkersburg, W.Va., 0-0-0

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Southeast

1. Lilburn, Ga., Parkview, 0-0-0

2. Melbourne, Fla., Palm Bay, 0-0-0

3. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 0-0-0

4. Shreveport, La., Evangel, 0-0-0

5. Tampa, Fla., Jefferson, 0-0-0

6. Kissimmee, Fla., Osceola, 0-0-0

7. Danville, Ky., Boyle County, 1-0-0

8. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas, 0-0-0

9. Daphne, Ala., 0-0-0

10. Miami, Northwestern, 0-0-0

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Midwest

1. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 1-0-0

2. Warren, Ohio, Warren Harding, 1-0-0

3. Joliet, Ill., Catholic, 0-0-0

4. Indianapolis, Ben Davis, 1-0-0

5. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 1-0-0

6. Wheaton, Ill., North, 0-0-0

7. Cincinnati, Elder, 1-0-0

8. Farmington Hills, Mich., Harrison, 0-0-0

9. Harvey, Ill., Thornton, 0-0-0

10. Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead, 0-0-0

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Midlands

1. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 0-0-0

2. Denver, Mullen Prep, 0-0-0

3. Lincoln, Neb., Southeast, 0-0-0

4. Eden Prairie, Minn., 0-0-0

5. Blue Springs, Mo., 0-0-0

6. Aurora, Colo., Overland, 0-0-0

7. St. Louis, University High, 0-0-0

8. Cedar Falls, Iowa, 0-0-0

9. Olathe, Kan., North, 0-0-0

10. Hastings, Minn., 0-0-0

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Southwest

1. Jenks, Okla., 0-0-0

2. Austin, Texas, Westlake, 0-0-0

3. Humble, Texas, 0-0-0

4. Tyler, Texas, Lee, 0-0-0

5. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 0-0-0

6. Mesquite, Texas, 0-0-0

7. Denton, Texas, Ryan, 0-0-0

8. Phoenix, Desert Vista, 0-0-0

9. Spring, Texas, Westfield, 0-0-0

10. Las Vegas, Las Vegas High, 0-0-0

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West Coast

1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 0-0-0

2. Long Beach, Calif., Poly, 0-0-0

3. Los Alamitos, Calif., 0-0-0

4. La Mesa, Calif., Helix, 0-0-0

5. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 0-0-0

6. Spanaway, Wash., Bethel, 0-0-0

7. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Santa Margarita, 0-0-0

8. Eugene, Ore., Sheldon, 0-0-0

9. Sacramento, Calif., Grant, 0-0-0

10. Honolulu, St. Louis, 1-0-0

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FEATS OF THE WEEK: Eighth-ranked Cleveland, St. Ignatius might have Mother Nature to partially thank for avoiding an upset to Westerville, North in its season opener. The Wildcats trailed, 10-0, mid-way through the first quarter before lightning halted the action. The game, played at Westerville North, resumed Saturday evening, and a regrouped St. Ignatius wore down the Warriors and posted a 28-18 win . . . Elsewhere on opening night in Ohio, No. 14 Warren, Harding mauled Cleveland South, 53-8, regionally ranked Lakewood, St. Edward blasted Youngstown, Ursuline, 31-12; also regionally ranked Cincinnati, Elder easily handled Kentucky state-ranked Fort Mitchell, Dixie Heights, 42-7, in the nightcap of the Crosstown Showdown at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium . . . The match-up between last year's Kentucky Class AAA and AA state champions proved to be no contest as No. 20 Danville, Boyle County annihilated Bardstown, 60-0, in the Garnis Martin State Champion Bowl at Bardstown. The Rebels dominated from start to finish, scoring 40 points in the first quarter and holding Bardstown to just one first down and negative rushing yards for the game. With 46 straight wins, Boyle County is now just four wins short of a new state record . . . No. 23 Indianapolis, Ben Davis ran its consecutive win streak to 16 games with an easy season-opening win over state-ranked Cathedral, 47-7. Senior running back Todd Barnard scored touchdowns on a kickoff return and two runs from scrimmage for the victorious Giants.