It was a bad weekend for Southlake Carroll of Texas grad Chase Daniel, whose University of Missouri football team lost to Oklahoma State. His alma mater also lost a 57-53 shootout in two overtimes against Coppell. The loss ended a 38-game district winning streak for the Dragons, who dropped out of this week's ESPN RISE FAB 50 national rankings.
Southlake Carroll also was the only FAB 50-ranked team to lose and be replaced in this week's rankings. Voters went with unbeaten South Carolina school South Pointe of Rock Hill. Eight other schools appeared in the FAB 50 on at least one ballot, so it was a close call.
ESPN RISE FAB 50
The ESPN RISE FAB 50 rankings were compiled by a panel of ESPN RISE and ESPN.com high school editors, which includes Mark Tennis, Doug Huff, Chris Lawlor, Jon Mahoney, Sheldon Shealer, Ronnie Flores and Paul Muyskens.
1. Trinity (Euless, Texas)
Points: 250, five first-place votes
Previous rank: 1
Ball control beat the Fun 'n' Gun on Friday night, but it wasn't easy as top-ranked Trinity needed a late interception by Charles Emery to hold off previously undefeated Colleyville Heritage, 35-28. The Trojans used a great mix of run and pass; Denarius McGhee threw for two scores and Tevin Williams rushed for two more, and the Trojans jumped out to a 28-14 lead at the half. But then they had to withstand a furious rally led by Heritage's Steven Hill, who threw for 396 yards and two TDs while rushing for another. Keller Central is up next for the Trojans.
2. Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.)
Previous rank: 2
A week after defeating FAB 50-ranked Northside, the Vikings topped Valdosta 14-7 in a nationally televised rivalry game on ESPNU. Senior running back Gerald Demps, a Florida State commitment, scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1 yard out. RB/DB Greg Reid added a 70-yard touchdown reception for the Vikings' first score. Lowndes pushed its winning streak to 21 games. The Vikings are still in line to win their fourth state title in five years.
3. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Previous rank: 3
The game was over against Cooper City when the Raiders stepped on the field. Aquinas pounded Cooper City 55-0 in district action. The Raiders led 48-0 at the half behind three touchdowns from junior running back James White. Senior wide receiver Dwayne Difton also hauled in a 56-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Becker. Aquinas will host FAB No. 10 Deerfield Beach on Friday at Brian Piccolo Stadium in what looks like the game of the week nationally.
4. Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.)
Previous rank: 4
The Gators had been accustomed to blowout victories, but Erie McDowell proved to be a struggle. Nevertheless, Gateway pulled out a 30-18 win in front of nearly 5,500 fans on the road. Senior running back/defensive back Brian Williams had another strong game for the Gators, rushing for 192 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Senior running back/linebacker Dorian Bell ran for a touchdown, senior wide receiver/defensive back Corey Brown caught a touchdown pass and senior wide receiver/defensive back Josh Vermeulen returned a kickoff for a score. Erie McDowell senior quarterback A.J. Fenton, a Wisconsin recruit, passed for 139 yards and two scores and ran for another 139 yards in the loss. Gateway plays at Connellsville on Friday.
5. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
Previous rank: 5
Junior quarterback Chas Dodd threw for 127 yards and senior linebacker Skylar Franklin returned an interception for a touchdown as Byrnes defeated Spartanburg 39-3. The win extends the Rebels' winning streak to 22 games. Byrnes hosts Hillcrest Friday.
6. Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
Previous rank: 6
Head coach Raul Lara's team is past the toughest part of its schedule after Friday's 12-7 win over FAB 50-ranked St. Bonaventure. Of the five teams that Poly has played so far, four of them, including Florida powerhouse Miami Northwestern, have not lost to any other team. The Jackrabbits play Millikan of Long Beach in this week's game.
7. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
Previous rank: 7
Tampa Bay Tech was supposed to challenge the Hawks for district supremacy, but it turned out to be 45-6 blowout in favor of Armwood. Senior quarterback Mywan Jackson rushed for three scores and defensive back Angelo Hadley returned an interception for a touchdown. Armwood welcomes Plant City on Friday night.
8. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
Previous rank: 8
Junior quarterback Phillip Sims set a school record with six touchdown passes as Oscar Smith routed King's Fork 55-0. The outcome marked Oscar Smith's highest scoring total of the season. Sims was 13-of-24 for 285 passing yards while playing only two quarters plus one series before giving way to the reserves. The Tigers should defeat one-win Nansemond on Friday.
9. Glenville (Cleveland)
Previous rank: 9
Junior defensive lineman Jayrone Elliott was a one-person wrecking crew in a 56-0 blanking of Senate League rival Collinwood. Elliott recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown; recorded a safety with an end zone tackle; had three quarterback sacks; and broke up three passes. On offense, quarterback Terrance Owens completed 7 of 12 passes for 105 yards and two scores. Three players scored two TDs each -- Robert Walton, Shane Wynn and Mordecai Cargill. Glenville has allowed only 12 points in the past six wins. The Tarblooders tackle East Tech on Saturday.
10. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Previous rank: 10
After surviving a few close calls in previous weeks, the Bucks got the offense rolling in a 59-18 rout over Douglas. The win sets up a Broward County showdown against FAB 50 No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas. Last year, the Bucks knocked off the 5A state champion Raiders on a late field goal en route to a semifinal appearance in the state playoffs. Two wins in two straight years would definitely not be an upset.
11. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.)
Previous rank: 11
Kentucky's top-ranked team continued its dominance of in-state opponents with a 63-0 shutout of city rival Butler. The Tigers have allowed only three touchdowns in six one-sided victories. Against winless Butler, the Tigers rolled up 372 total yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brain Buehner ran for two scores and passed for another while senior running back Deuce Finch also rushed for a pair of scores. St. Xavier is idle this weekend before taking on Pleasure Ridge Park on Oct. 24.
12. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Previous rank: 12
It was another night of near perfection for Elite 11 QB Garrett Gilbert, who hit 18 of 21 passes for 292 yards and five touchdowns as Lake Travis crushed visiting Lampasas 57-0. Cade McCrary caught two of Gilbert's TD passes while also scoring on a 27-yard run as Lake Travis streaked to a 43-0 halftime lead and totaled 498 yards of offense. Pflugerville Hendrickson, 2-0 so far in district play, will play host to the Cavaliers on Friday night.
13. Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)
Previous rank: 13
The Wildcats used a couple of big plays to dispatch Groves 42-21. Jeremy Mobley returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, and safety Michael Green picked off pair of passes to guide the defense. Camden County welcomes Johnson-Savannah to Gilman Stadium this Friday night. Both teams are undefeated in Region 3 action.
14. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)
Previous rank: 14
When opponents focus on junior running back Nicholas Parker, the Tigers are not toothless. Senior quarterback David Renfroe was all over the field, throwing a 12-yard TD pass to Niklos Brossell, running the ball in from 19 yards out, nailing a 24-yard field goal and converting all four PAT kicks. That's 19 of South Panola's 31 points in the 31-0 victory over Columbus. Now things get serious as the Tigers face Tupelo and LSU QB recruit Chris Garrett on the road. The Green Wave lost by just seven points in their playoff game with South Panola last year.
15. Plano (Plano, Texas)
Previous rank: 16
Plano's offense was clicking on all cylinders as junior quarterback Carson Meger passed for 308 yards and three scores while Rex Burkhead added 202 yards and two touchdowns rushing on the ground in an easy 44-21 win over Plano West. Junior Robert Robinson caught four passes for 93 yards and two TDs to lead the Plano receivers. The win sets up a huge district showdown with Allen on Friday.
16. Carmel (Carmel, Ind.)
Previous rank: 17
Senior quarterback Morgan Newton accounted for four touchdowns as the defending state Class 5A champion Greyhounds rolled to a 35-7 victory over Terre Haute North. Newton, a University of Kentucky recruit, completed 11 of 14 passes for 183 yards and two TDs and rushed 13 times for 83 yards and two scores. Carmel closes regular-season play Friday against Ben Davis.
17. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.)
Previous rank: 15
For the third straight week, Lakeland rallied to avoid an upset in a 15-14 win over crosstown rival Lake Gibson. After back-to-back come-from-behind wins over Boyd Anderson and Miami Killian, Lakeland senior running back Aaron Truedell, a Lake Gibson transfer, converted a two-point conversion on a 1-yard plunge with less than three minutes left. Truedell's run gave Lakeland a one-point lead and the defense held the Braves on a late drive. The Dreadnaughts will now enjoy a bye week and return to action Oct. 24 against George Jenkins.
18. Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
Previous rank: 18
The Skyline defense was stout once again, recording the fourth shutout of the season in a 42-0 win over Eastlake. On the offensive side, Junior QB Jake Heaps connected with wideout Gino Simone for three scores. Heaps finished the game 13-of-25 for 170 yards and four touchdowns. Skyline has now outscored its opponents 258-8 through six games. The Spartans visit unbeaten Issaquah on Friday.
19. Centennial (Corona, Calif.)
Previous rank: 20
It was 35-0 at halftime when head coach Matt Logan took out his starters in a 38-7 win over Roosevelt. The new school in California's Inland Empire had a particularly tough time stopping Centennial running back Arthur Burns, who carried 19 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Taylor Martinez added a touchdown run and passed for 195 yards. This week, the Huskies are favored to improve to 6-0 when they face M.L. King on Friday.
20. Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Previous rank: 21
The score was 9-7 when the fourth quarter began, but senior running back Thomas Shuler scored on the first play of the quarter, sparking the Rebels to a 21-point quarter. Shuler rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, helping lead the Rebels to a 30-7 victory over Knoxville West. The win extends the Maryville winning streak to 68 games. Maryville hosts South Doyle on Friday.
21. St. Ignatius (Cleveland)
Previous rank: 22
The Wildcats continue to dominate opponents with yet another game in which they scored at least 49 points. This time, St. Ignatius blanked La Salle 50-0 to run its win streak to seven games. The Wildcats have two regular-season tests remaining. They visit defending state Division 1 champion St. Xavier at Cincinnati on Saturday before the annual backyard rivalry game against St. Edward.
22. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.)
Previous rank: 24
Phoebus 42, Hampton 6 it was not supposed to be that easy. This meeting of fierce rivals and undefeated squads was supposed to be Phoebus' top regular-season challenge. Instead, the Phantoms ran all over the Crabbers. Junior running back Shawne Alston rushed for 205 yards on 33 carries with three touchdowns. The Phantoms rolled up almost 400 yards against Hampton, with nearly 300 yards on the ground. Phoebus faces Menchville on Friday.
23. Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, Calif.)
Previous rank: 25
What sets the Bells apart from just about any other team in California is not that they have big-time recruits in several positions, but in their case they have a quarterback to go with them. Senior Austyn Carta-Samuels is that quarterback, and he had a strong game in Bellarmine's 41-7 triumph over Archbishop Riordan. Carta-Samuels completed 10 of 16 passes for 213 yards and two TDs and also ran for a 41-yard score. Head coach Mike Janda's team has perhaps its biggest regular-season test of the season Friday at Valley Christian of San Jose. Valley Christian is 5-0 and is No. 8 in the state.
24. Bastrop (Bastrop, La.)
Previous rank: 26
It was seven possessions, seven touchdowns and a 46-6 homecoming victory over Franklin Parish. Senior quarterback Reuben Randle will toss his name in the mix for the best all-around athlete in the nation as he once again was unstoppable, rushing for 72 yards on six carries and a pair of TDs in addition to completing 15 of 17 passes for 207 yards and two more scores. After giving up 31 points the week before, the Rams' defense was stifling. Win No. 50 in a row will not be as easy with dangerous Evangel Christian, 67-0 winners last week, up next.
25. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Previous rank: 23
The Ironmen cruised to a 35-3 victory over previously undefeated Montclair. In the past two games, Don Bosco has outscored its opponents 84-3. Senior quarterback Brett Knief tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score, while senior running back Dillon Romain ran for a pair of touchdowns. Knief has thrown seven touchdown passes in his past two games. The Ironmen have this week off before traveling to face Ridgewood on Oct. 25.
26. Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Previous rank: 28
The strongest challenge to the Cougars' 20-game win streak occurs Friday when Quince Orchard travels to Sherwood for a clash of undefeated teams. Sherwood, under legendary coach Al Thomas, was the Class 4A state runner-up in 2006 and 2007. Quince Orchard is the Class 4A defending state champion. Dawaun Genies again was the standout in Quince Orchard's most recent outing, scoring three touchdowns in a 47-6 victory over Walt Whitman.
27. Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.)
Previous rank: 27
The defending state Division 1 champion Warhawks took no prisoners in a 50-7 romp of Waukesha North. Arrowhead scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, including an 83-yard touchdown run by junior running back Brian Crook. Arrowhead faces Catholic Memorial on Friday.
28. Elder (Cincinnati)
Previous rank: 31
The Panthers sprinted out to a 42-0 halftime cushion en route to a 56-7 rout of Covington (Ky.) Catholic. Junior running back Adam Brown led Elder in the first half by rushing 10 times for 177 yards and five touchdowns. The Panthers, who have lost only to FAB 50 No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida, tackle Benedictine on Saturday.
29. North Shore (Houston, Texas)
Previous rank: 29
Consecutive regular-season victory No. 74 was a cakewalk for North Shore, which got three defensive scores in the first quarter on the way to a 59-0 lead at halftime in a 66-7 win over Port Arthur Memorial. Junior DB Alton Demby opened the scoring for the Mustangs, returning a blocked punt 20 yards and then an interception 62 yards in the game's first four minutes. Friday's game could be similar for North Shore against winless Channelview.
30. Permian (Odessa, Texas)
Previous rank: 30
On a night when Permian welcomed back the 1991 state champion team, the current edition continued to show that it might be of that same mettle, pasting rival Midland Lee 35-17. The main weapon in the Mojo arsenal was the Trevor Adams-to-Ryan Rumbaugh connection, as the duo hooked up for three scoring passes. Adams found Rumbaugh for an 84-yard score in the second quarter to give Mojo the lead for good at 14-7, and then the two hooked up for TDs of 17 and 58 yards in the third to push the margin to 28-10. Rumbaugh finished with four catches for 170 yards on the game. The Panthers travel to winless Lubbock High in their next game on Friday.
31. Plant (Tampa, Fla.)
Previous rank: 35
Senior quarterback Aaron Murray threw for 264 yards and tossed six touchdown passes in a 42-0 thrashing of winless Blake. Murray continues his assault on the state TD pass record of 51 touchdown passes he set last season. Plant tackles Hillsborough of Tampa in nondistrict action Thursday.
32. Prattville (Prattville, Ala.)
Previous rank: 33
The two-time defending state Class 6A champion Lions had their five-game shutout streak end, but defeated Stanhope Elmore 33-19. The Lions hadn't allowed a point since dropping the season opener to St. Xavier of Cincinnati 15-10. Prattville trailed at the half, 13-10, against Stanhope Elmore but rallied in the second half. Place-kicker Brian Egan scored 15 points on four field goals, including a career-long 51-yarder, and three conversions. Senior running back Jerodis Williams rushed 24 times for 115 yards and two scores. Prattville faces Lanier on Thursday.
33. Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.)
Previous rank: 35
Senior running back Daniel Allen put on a show for the homecoming fans, scoring four touchdowns as Stone Bridge ran away with a 38-0 victory over Liberty District opponent Langley. Interestingly, the 38 points was a season low for Stone Bridge, which was questioned early in the season for running up scores in a series of 60-plus outings. Allen scored three touchdowns in the first half as Stone Bridge built a 31-0 lead. Stone Bridge travels to Madison on Friday for a league contest.
34. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Previous rank: 32
Despite a 48-0 win over Livermore, the Spartans dropped two spots in this week's rankings due to one voter who moved up several others. De La Salle scored quickly against the Cowboys as senior quarterback Blake Wayne threw a 27-yard touchdown pass, and then Wayne scored on a 70-yard run. Junior running back Kylan Butler scored two of the four touchdowns the team scored in the second quarter. De La Salle should get a challenge this week in its third league game of the season against Foothill on Friday.
35. John T. Curtis (River Ridge, La.)
Previous rank: 36
Scoring four plays into the game, the Patriots were pitching a shutout until the reserves allowed a late score in a 31-6 victory over Fisher. Fisher finished with just 114 total yards as Curtis showed its strength on defense. Senior quarterback Evan Ingram threw the ball only seven times but two went for TDs, including a 46-yarder early in the first quarter to Josh Hanberry. Up 28-0, the Patriots' starters watched the second half. Riverside, at 3-2, awaits the Patriots on Friday.
36. North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.)
Previous rank: 38
The Knights romped over Quakertown 49-13 behind six first-half touchdowns. North Penn's offensive trio of senior running back Tyler Smith, senior wide receiver Ronnie Akins and senior quarterback Justin Davey was simply dominant. Smith ran for two scores, including a 90-yarder. Meanwhile, Davey threw two touchdown passes to Akins, highlighted by an 88-yarder, and added an 11-yard touchdown run. North Penn looks to keep rolling at Souderton on Saturday.
37. Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.)
Previous rank: 37
Leading just 14-10 at the half, the Wildcats exploded for 28 second-half points to romp to a 42-10 victory over Lee's Summit North. Super sophomore running back Darrian Miller ran for three touchdowns in the second half and tallied 131 yards overall on the ground. Three other Wildcats scored touchdowns, including junior wide receiver/defensive back Keeston Terry, who had a 7-yard touchdown run. Blue Springs will play at rival Blue Springs South on Friday. South has won four straight games after starting the season 1-2.
38. Abilene (Abilene, Texas)
Previous rank: 41
It was close for a quarter, but in the end it turned into another District 3-5A rout for Abilene, which blasted Weatherford 63-12 after leading just 14-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles, who were wearing gold throwback jerseys for the Saturday homecoming affair, took flight in the second quarter, ripping off 28 straight points, capped by All-American linebacker Chris Williams' 10-yard fumble return just before the half. Abilene senior QB Stephen Warren passed for 242 yards and two scores while also rushing for a score to lead the offensive barrage. Abilene has scored 144 points in its past two games and is averaging 50 per game.
39. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Previous rank: 39
The No. 1 ranked Illinois team rallied in the final seconds to outlast previously unbeaten Glenbrook South, 30-27. The Hawks drove 84 yards in the last minute before Joey Orlando kicked a game-winning 28-yard field goal with 5.9 seconds remaining. Senior quarterback Charlie Goro, a Vanderbilt recruit, completed 20 of 27 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score. The Hawks take on New Trier on Saturday.
40. The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas)
Previous rank: 42
District rival College Park hung around for a while, even taking the first lead of the year against The Woodlands at 10-7 early in the second quarter, but Andy McCloud's passing and Daniel Lasco's late running helped the Highlanders pull away in the second half for a 42-17 win. McCloud hit 10 of 16 passes for 264 yards and two scores, while Lasco scored on runs of 79 and 32 yards in the second half on his way to 196 yards on the night. Conroe Oak Ridge is up next for The Woodlands on Friday.
41. Madison County (Madison, Fla.)
Previous rank: 43
Florida State recruit Chris Thompson gained 204 yards and scored three times in the lopsided 69-7 victory over Taylor County. The 5-10, 180-pound Thompson was joined by fullback Corey Akins, who added 80 yards on eight carries, finishing in the end zone three times. In all, the Cowboys rushed for 467 yards. Bartram Trail, losers of three straight, will be up next for the Cowboys.
42. Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
Previous rank: 50
Jelani Jenkins is a national recruit as a linebacker, but his running back skills helped the Falcons to a 41-14 victory over league rival Bishop O'Connell (Va.). Jenkins scored on runs 11 and 6 yards in the first three minutes as Good Counsel built a 14-0 lead. He added a 60-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Caleb Porter, who had a big game in Good Counsel's nationally televised win over DeMatha, had 92 of his 148 yards on one carry when he broke a draw for a touchdown run. Good Counsel plays its sixth straight home game Saturday against Bishop McNamara.
43. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.)
Previous rank: 44
The Hawklets upended visiting Minnetonka (Minn.) 38-7. It was Rockhurst's third win over an out-of-state opponent this year in three tries. Senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 212 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Keith Langtry caught three passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yarder, while senior running back Chris Castellucio hauled in a 65-yard touchdown pass from Scheelhaase. Rockhurst plays at Lee's Summit on Friday.
44. Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)
Previous rank: 45
Allowing 46 points in a 62-46 victory over Park may be attributable to Cretin-Derham Hall looking ahead to this week's showdown with 6-1 Mounds View. Cretin-Derham Hall will need big games again for a second straight week from junior quarterback Mark Alt and running back Marcus Binns against Mounds View, which shut out Park 42-0 and has won six in a row since a heartbreaking one-point loss to open the season.
45. Oceanside (Oceanside, Calif.)
Previous rank: 50
As you can see from the votes, dropping St. Bonaventure behind Oceanside in this week's rankings was definitely a close call. Oceanside's sheer dominance of the San Diego area so far this year provided the minuscule difference. The Pirates pounded San Pasqual of Escondido on Friday, 42-8, behind University of Colorado-bound quarterback Jordan Wynn, who hit on 12 of 21 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Demario Coleman had five catches for 172 yards and two TDs and without question could be a big-time recruit in two years. Up next for Oceanside is a road game against Westview of San Diego on Friday.
46. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)
Previous rank: 40
Scoring once in their 12-7 loss to FAB 50-ranked Long Beach Poly did more than help keep the Seraphs in the national rankings. It also kept alive their streak of not getting shut out that dates back to 1994. St. Bonaventure will now turn its attention to the Channel League portion of its schedule. The Seraphs are currently on a 56-game league win streak and will go for No. 57 in a row Friday against Buena.
47. Union (Tulsa, Okla.)
Previous rank: 46
The Redskins earned their fifth consecutive win with a 48-0 blanking of Yukon. Union junior quarterback Chase Boyce threw three touchdown passes, including two to senior tight end Tracy Moore, who finished with five receptions for 86 yards. Senior running back and Oklahoma State recruit Jeremy Smith ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Union will travel to play Choctaw on Thursday.
48. Northside (Warner Robins, Ga.)
Previous rank: 48
The Eagles rebounded from their loss to Lowndes the previous week with a key district win over Coffee 17-14. Senior running back Xavier Bacon accounted for two touchdowns, one coming on a 90-yard kickoff return. Coffee got a pair of touchdown runs from RB-DB DeMario Bennett, a South Carolina pledge. Northside has a bye this week.
49. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)
Previous rank: 49
Unbeaten coming in, La Joya was supposed to provide the first real test for the Coyotes. It didn't happen as Centennial romped, 50-17, scoring 34 points in the first quarter. Quarterback Darin McFarland accounted for three TDs, as did running back John Hughes, and neither played after intermission. Now Arizona football fanatics are looking ahead to Centennial's meeting with undefeated Westview on Oct. 24. Just don't expect Coach Richard Taylor and his staff to look past Tolleson this week.
50. South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Previous rank: NR
Senior quarterback Stephon Gilmore accounted for 187 total yards and three touchdowns as South Pointe defeated Lancaster 43-7. Gilmore had a 35-yard touchdown pass and touchdown runs of 45 and 6 yards in the win. South Pointe plays host to Ridge View on Friday.
Also Receiving Votes: Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 6-0, Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) 7-1, East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 7-0, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) 6-0, Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 5-1, Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 8-0, St. Joseph (Montvale, N.J.) 4-0, Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) 5-1.
Dropped Out: Previous No. 19 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas).
*Ties in points are broken according to which team was ranked higher by a majority of panelists.