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 Happy Labor Day! Today, we give you the Week 3 football rankings. Colquitt County dropped three spots after falling to mighty Hoover (Ala.) on Friday, and McEachern became the new No. 2 in Class 6A with a big win over Lassiter. Also, check out the latest edition of the CSS High School Football Southeastern Top 25 Poll.

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How many unanswered points did Hoover (Ala.) score in its 24-10 win over Colquitt County?
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1. North Gwinnett

2. McEachern

3. Lowndes

4. North Cobb

5. Colquitt Co.

6. Peachtree Ridge

7. Norcross

8. Mill Creek

9. Lovejoy

10. Marietta



1. Gainesville

2. Northside-Warner Robins

3. Tucker

4. Kell

5. Stephenson

6. Thomas Country Central

7. ML King

8. Warner Robins

9. Flowery Branch

10. Allatoona


Class AAAA

1. Sandy Creek

2. Burke Co.

3. Carrollton

4. Marist

5. Griffin

6. Statesboro

7. Westside-Macon

8. Stockbridge

9. Monroe Area

10. Riverdale


Class AAA

1. Buford

2. Peach Co.

3. Thomson

4. Carver-Columbus

5. St. Pius X

6. Cartersville

7. North Hall

8. Washington Co.

9. Jefferson Co.

10. Ringgold


Class AA

1. Calhoun

2. Brooks Co.

3. GAC

4. Lamar Co.

5. Jefferson

6. Lovett

7. Cook

8. Washington-Wilkes

9. Vidalia

10. Fitzgerald


Class A-Public

1. Lincoln Co.

2. Wilcox Co.

3. Irwin Co.

4. Marion Co.

5. Wilkinson Co.

6. Miller Co.

7. Charlton Co.

8. Seminole Co.

9. Clinch Co.

10. Trion


Class A-Private


2. George Walton Aca.

3. Prince Ave. Chr.

4. Landmark Chr.

5. Brookstone

6. Savannah Christian

7. Athens Aca.

8. Holy Innocents'

9. Walker

10. First Presbyterian






Albany 30, Greenville 20


Brookstone 17, Columbus 14


M.L. King 41, Ely (FL) 15 


Seminole Co. 14, Early Co. 13


Stephenson 29, Norland (FL) 12  


Stockbridge 32, Tri-Cities 7 


Washington 60, KIPP 0


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Monday, September 2, 2013

By Score Atlanta

Five new teams enter this week's polls



North Gwinnett played like the No. 1 team in the state with a thorough beating of Grayson while Gainesville came back from an early deficit to blow West Forsyth away. Lovett had an impressive win for the second week in a row as did surprising Peachtree Ridge.


New ranked teams are: Allatoona, Riverdale, Ringgold, Walker and Trion.






North Gwinnett moves to No. 6 in southeastern poll




1. Booker T. Washington, FL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 1) Miami commit Chad Thomas led the Tornados defensively week 1. Visiting Washington thrashed our preseason No. 1 Norcross 55-0. Quarterback Treon Harris orchestrated the offense to near perfection and the FSU commit finished 23 of 28 passing for 287 yards and five touchdowns. | THIS WEEK: At No. 6 Miami Central 9/06 


2. Karr, LA (0-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 2) Speedy Noil is a five-star receiver and Gerald Willis, Donnie Alexander, Joyan Williams, Juwan Offray, Jaevon Walton and Bryan Anderson all return as defensive starters and college bound prospects. | THIS WEEK: At St. Paul (LA) 9/06 


3. St. Thomas Aquinas, FL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 3) Pittsburgh commit Wade Freeman gets the notch at quarterback, and South Carolina commit Al Harris Jr. leads the secondary. Devante Peete is a 6-foot-5 junior receiver that is listed as a four-star prospect. In the Raiders season opener, linebacker Jake Stewart returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown in a 38-3 win over Northwestern (FL).  | THIS WEEK: Bye, then At No. 4 Cutris (LA) 9/13 


4. Curtis, LA (0-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 4): Malachi Dupre is one of the most gifted wide receivers in the southeast. Kenny Young, Terrance Alexander and Mattrell McGraw lead the defense for the defending Class 2A state champions and national champions. In the Covington Jamboree this past weekend, the Patriots rolled to a 27-0 halftime lead and easily defeated Salmen 40-6. George Moreira opened the scoring on a 56-yard touchdown reception. | THIS WEEK: Bergen Catholic (NJ) 9/06 


5. Miami Central, FL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 6) Five-star running back and Florida commit Dalvin Cook paced Miami Central to an impressive 44-13 preseason win over Dwyer, FL. In week 2, Miami-Central posted six touchdowns, all from stars Joseph Yearby and Cook in its 42-20 win over American Heritage (Plantation). The duo accounted for 380 yards on only 24 carries. Junior wide receiver Da'Vante Phillips is committed to Florida and is off to a fast start to the season. | THIS WEEK: No. 1 Booker T. Washington 9/06 


6. North Gwinnett, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 8)

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Senior quarterback Hayden Sphire and his explosive receivers Nate Brown, Caleb Scott and Daniel Imatorbhebhe torched Camden County 34-14 in their week 1 win and cruised to a 35-0 win over the 2011 Georgia state champion Grayson Rams week 2. Defensively, the Bulldogs forced Grayson into two safeties and are lead by top 10 Georgia recruit Dante Sawyer. | THIS WEEK: Bye, then At No. 19 Norcross


7. Northwestern, SC (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 7) Northwestern thumped Gaffney (SC) 51-19 in the season opener and topped Charlotte Catholic 38-17 week 2. Quarterback Mason Rudolph threw two touchdowns and rushed for three scores against Charlotte Catholic, and tossed five touchdowns against Gaffney in the opener. Wideout Quadarius Fair has caught five touchdowns in the Trojans' two games. | THIS WEEK: At South Aiken, (SC) 9/06 



8. Ensworth, TN (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 9) Vanderbilt commit Michael Sawyers and Xavier Forrest are a pair of 300-pound tackles that dominate the line of scrimmage. The physicality extends to the backfield with 6-foot-1, 220 pound runner D'Andre Ferby. Ensworth opened the season with a big 27-26 win over powerhouse Trinity (KY) and raced to a 55-13 over Brainerd week 2. The Tigers scored 34 points in the second quarter and 48 in the opening half.| THIS WEEK: Bye, then Pope John Paul II, (TN) 9/13 


9. Hoover, AL (0-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 11) Cornerback Marlon Humphrey is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Alabama. Hoover rallied and scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to grab the 24-10 win over visiting Colquitt County. The Buccaneers' first-year starter Jack Hutcheson completed two second-half touchdowns and Hoover had 11 of its 15 first downs and 248 of its 349 total yards in the second half. | THIS WEEK: Hueytown, (AL) 9/06.


10. Manatee, FL (0-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 12) In Manatee's 44-14 win over Gilman (MD), Joshua Meyer threw three touchdown passes and rushed and passed for 178 yards. Kelvin McKnight hauled in 11 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns and Trevon Walters ran for 95 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Manatee won its preseason game 38-7 over East Lake (FL). The 2012 state finalists return four-star defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas who is committed to FSU, and offensive tackle Jake Stickler who is committed to Georgia Tech.  | THIS WEEK: Venice, (FL) 9/06 


11. Sandy Creek, GA (0-0-1) | LAST WEEK (No. 5) Marshall commit Cole Garvin quarterbacks an offense that features Clemson commit Demarre Kitt and junior running backs Eric Swinney and Delvin Weems. Ole Miss commit Chris Williams stars at defensive tackle. Sandy Creek tied 27-27 with Plant (FL) in its opener. Weems carried nine times for 181 yards and three touchdowns in the tie. | THIS WEEK: Newnan (GA) 9/06 


12. University, FL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 13) Auburn commit Sean White will return to quarterback University after a perfect season in 2012. Duke commit Chris Taylor is one of White's best exterior targets. Four-star junior running back Jordan Scarlett paces the offense. University posted a 41-21 win over Homestead in the ESPN Kickoff Classic and a 54-14 route of Taravella (FL) in its opener. | THIS WEEK: Norland, (FL) 9/07 


13. Lowndes, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 14) The Vikings return 13 starters including the anchor of their offensive line Dyshon Sims who is committed to UGA, and their entire starting linebacking corps. This stout defense helped the Vikings claim a 42-2 win over Luella (GA) in their opener. | THIS WEEK: Newton, (GA) 9/06 


14. Byrnes, SC (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 15) Byrnes topped Apopka 51-36 in a week 1 ESPN matchup. Old Dominion commit Chuler Bentley is a pro-style quarterback that stretches the field with his 6-2 wide receiver Shaedon Meadors. Since 2004, Byrnes has posted a 14-2 mark against out of state schools. | THIS WEEK: Woodruff, (SC) 9/06 


15. Auburn, AL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 16) Rashaan Evans is a 6-3, 220-pound four-star linebacker and is joined by fellow outside linebacker Darian Yancey who is committed to Southern Miss. Auburn dismantled Valley (AL) in a 65-0 blowout in its season opener. Antreal Allen leads the secondary and Blaise Taylor sparks the offense. | THIS WEEK: Jefferson Davis (AL) 9/06 


16. McEachern, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 17) McEachern's prolific rushing attack was in full effect in the Indians 31-10 victory over Georgia's 2010 state champion Brookwood in week 1 and again in week 2. The Indians topped Lassiter (GA) 48-28 and have rolled up 743 rushing yards in their first two games behind running back Taj Griffin and quarterback Ty Clemons. | THIS WEEK: BYE, then Pebblebrook, (GA) 9/13 


17. Godby, FL (0-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 18) Godby plays DeMatha (MD) 9/02. Godby was impressive on both sides of the football in its 35-16 preseason win over Plant (FL). The score was 35-0 at one point and Plant did not find room offensively until the 4th quarter. Rashaan Evans is a 6-3, 220-pound four-star linebacker and is joined by fellow outside linebacker Darian Yancey who is committed to Southern Miss. Antreal Allen leads the secondary and Blaise Taylor sparks the offense. | THIS WEEK: At Chiles (FL) 9/06


18. Colquitt County, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 10) Nine defensive starters return from 2012's quarterfinals team including Jamiyus Pittman, Mike Parrish, Brandon Key and Tim Sanders. The stout defense held Georgia's 2011 state champion Grayson to just six points in Colquitt County's 21-6 week 1 victory, but could not slow down Hoover in the second half last week and lost 24-10. | THIS WEEK: Lovejoy, (GA) 9/06 


19. Norcross, GA (0-1) | LAST WEEK (No. 19) Norcross dropped 18 slots after getting dismantled by Booker T. Washington 55-0 on ESPN week 1. The Blue Devils are likely eager to get back on the field after a bye week, and will face a solid Parkview (GA) team. The Blue Devils returned 20 starters from their 2012 championship team and hold several nationally recognized prospects. | THIS WEEK: At Parkview, (GA) 9/06 


20. Lincoln, FL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 20) Lincoln opened its season on ESPN with a 34-21 win over South Gwinnett (GA) and cruised to a 27-0 victory on over Pensacola five days later. 6-foot-3, 170-pound receiver John Burt has offers from FSU, Louisville, LSU, Miami and Ohio State and scored a 15 and 47-yard touchdown from quarterback Darius Harvey in the week 1 victory. | THIS WEEK: Pensacola, (FL) 8/29 


21. Buford, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 21) Buford typically runs synonymous with great defense, but the offense and its depth burst to the scene in its 41-0 win over Elbert County. Six different players scored touchdowns including: Josh Thomas, Donte' Gordon, Thomas Wilson, Isaac Notta, Steven Reece and Evan Cooper. Clemson commit and linebacker Korie Rogers leads the defense. | THIS WEEK: No. 22 Gainesville (GA) 9/06 


22. Gainesville, GA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 22) As a junior, Clemson commit Deshaun Watson threw for 4,011 yards and 50 touchdowns and rushed for 1,430 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Red Elephants to their first state championship in school history. The record-setting quarterback tossed 368 yards and four touchdowns in Gainesville's 58-28 win over West Forsyth (GA). Jay Gaudlock caught 10 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown. | THIS WEEK: At No. 21 Buford 9/06 


23. South Panola, MS (2-0) | LAST WEEK (N/R) South Panola notched a 42-27 win over White Station (TN) in its opener and posted a notable 55-3 win over West Point (MS) this week. Quarterback Rip Kirk leads the storied Tigers offensively and sophomore running back Oluwain Hoskins has already made an impact this season.   | THIS WEEK: Meridian (MS) 9/06


24. Whitehaven, TN (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 23) Seniors Brandon Adams, Lewis Washington, Jeffrey Malone and Rashad Brown all have the capability of starting on either side of the line of scrimmage for the defending state champs. Whitehaven won a tight contest with Mitchell (TN) 20-16 in its season opener, but dominated Fairley (TN) last week, scoring 47 points in the first half and registering a 63-8 win.  | THIS WEEK: White Station (TN) on 9/06


25. Apopka, FL (1-1) | LAST WEEK (No. 24) Nebraska commit and quarterback Zack Darlington was airlifted to the hospital in Apopka's 51-36 week 1 loss to Byrnes. The defending Class 8A state champs were without Darlington week 2 and posted a 57-32 over Oak Ridge. Apopka trailed 26-10 at the half before outscoring Oak Ridge 37-6. Martez Ivey is a junior offensive tackle that is listed as the top Florida recruit for the Class of 2015, and Darlington is expected to return in the upcoming weeks. | THIS WEEK: Lake Brantley, (FL) 9/06 


Out of the top 25: Gaffney, SC (1-1)| LAST WEEK (No. 25) Gaffney boasts an explosive offense with wideout Shaq Davidson and playmaker Hyleck Foster. Davidson is committed to South Carolina and Foster is pledged to Marshall. In week 1, our No. 7 team Northwestern (SC), exposed them defensively in a 51-19 route, but Eddie Studyvance went 12 for 16 for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Gaffney's 45-18 win over Clinton (SC). | THIS WEEK: Union County, (SC) 9/06 


Under Consideration: Bolles (FL), Boyd Anderson (FL), Brentwood Academy (TN), Brandon (MS), Carver (AL), Dutch Fork (SC), Fayetteville (AR), Greenwood (AR), Immokalee (FL), Lovejoy (GA), Neville (LA), North Little Rock (AR), Spanish Fort (AL), Tucker (GA), Tuscaloosa Co. (AL),



High School Football Week 2 Results


No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) 38, Northwestern (FL) 3

No. 4 Curtis (LA) 40, Salmen (LA) 6

No. 5 Sandy Creek (GA) 27, Plant (FL) 27

No. 6 Miami Central (FL) 42, American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 20

No. 7 Northwestern (SC) 38, Charlotte Catholic (NC) 17

No. 8 North Gwinnett (GA) 35, Grayson (GA) 0

No. 9 Ensworth (TN) 55, Brainerd (TN) 13

No. 11 Hoover (AL) 24, No. 10 Colquitt County (GA) 10

No. 12 Manatee (FL) 44, Gilman (MD) 14

No. 13 University (FL) 54, Taravella (FL) 14

No. 14 Lowndes (GA) 42, Luella (GA) 2

No. 16 Auburn (AL) 65, Valley (AL) 0

No. 17 McEachern (GA) 42, Lassiter (GA) 28

No. 18 Godby (FL) (Game pending 9/02)

No. 20 Lincoln (FL) 27, Pensacola (FL) 0

No. 21 Buford (GA) 41, Elbert County (GA) 0

No. 22 Gainesville (GA) 58, West Forsyth (GA) 28

No. 23 Whitehaven (TN) 63, Fairley (TN) 8

No. 24 Apopka (FL) 57, Oak Ridge (FL) 32

No. 25 Gaffney (SC) 45, Clinton (SC) 18



The CSS Top 25 poll, voted on by a group of high school football experts, is released every Monday during the high school football season. Teams are selected from the primary states within the CSS Network footprint including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.



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