High-SchoolFootball: Arizona

POWERADE FAB 50 Regional Scoreboard

August, 28, 2011
8/28/11
12:44
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EAST Region Top 20
1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) season starts Sept. 10
2. Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) season starts Sept. 4
3. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) season starts Sept. 2
4. Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) season starts Sept. 3
5. Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) season starts Sept. 2
6. Gilman (Baltimore, Md.) 1-0 def. Maryland Christian (Bel Air, Md.), 68-9
7. Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.) season starts Sept. 3
8. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) season starts Sept. 2
9. Holy Spirit (Absecon, N.J.) season starts Sept. 9
10. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) season starts Sept. 9
11. Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) season starts Sept. 1
12. Everett (Everett, Mass.) season starts Sept. 9
13. St. Anthony's (Melville, N.Y.) season starts Sept. 9
14. North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) season starts Sept. 3
15. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) season starts Sept. 3
16. Piscataway (Piscataway, N.J.) season starts Sept. 1
17. St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) season starts Sept. 2
18. Martinsburg (Martinsburg, W. Va.) 1-0 def. Sherando (Stephens City, Va.), 7-0
19. Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.) season starts Sept. 2
20. Central Valley (Monaca, Pa.) season starts Sept. 2


SOUTHEAST Region Top 20
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 1-0 def. Prattville (Prattville, Ala.), 34-31
2. Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) season starts Sept. 2
3. Butler (Matthews, N.C.) 1-1 def. Olympic (Charlotte, N.C.) 70-6
4. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 1-0 def. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 20-17
5. Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 0-1 lost St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 34-31
6. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) 1-1 lost Hoover (Hoover, Ala.), 24-13
7. Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) season starts Sept. 2
8. Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.) 0-1, next game Sept. 2
9. Cocoa (Cocoa, Fla.) 0-1 lost Colerain (Cincinnati), 17-7
10. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) 2-0 def. Edgewater (Orlando, Fla.), 49-21
11. Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) 1-0 def. Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), 14-3
12. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 1-0 def. Ballard (Louisville, Ky.), 68-0
13. Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 2-0 def. Alcoa (Alcoa, Tenn.), 26-19
14. Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.) season starts Sept. 1
15. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 1-0 def. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), 24-13
16. West Monroe (West Monroe, La.) season starts Sept. 1
17. Alcoa (Alcoa, Tenn.) 1-1 lost Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.), 26-19
18. Daphne (Daphne, Ala.) 1-0, def. Bryant (Irvington, Ala.), 41-14
19. Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) season starts Sept. 2
20. Plant (Tampa, Fla.) season starts Sept. 2


MIDWEST Region Top 20
1. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) 1-0 def. Glenville (Cleveland), 17-14 OT
2. Harrison (Farmington Hills, Mich.) 1-0 def. Cass Tech (Detroit), 43-7
3. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) 2-0, def. Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.), 66-21
4. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) 1-0 def. Warren (Gurnee, Ill.), 40-12
5. St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 1-0 def. Springfield (Springfield, Ohio), 30-7
6. Warren Central (Indianapolis) 2-0 def. Indianapolis Cathedral (Indianapolis) 27-24
7. Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 1-0 def. Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.), 21-7
8. Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) 1-0, next game Sept. 1
9. Detroit Catholic Central (Novi, Mich.) 1-0 def. Fordson (Dearborn, Mich.), 42-0
10. Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls, Iowa) 1-0 def. Hempstead (Dubuque, Iowa), 49-3
11. Ursuline (Youngstown, Ohio) 0-1 lost Red Lion Christian (Bear, Del.), 54-18
12. Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) season starts Sept. 1
13. Austintown Fitch (Youngstown, Ohio) 1-0 def. Harding (Warren, Ohio), 28-7
14. Canton (Canton, Mich.) 1-0 def. Walled Lake Central (Walled Lake, Mich.), 42-14
15. Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) 1-0 def. Carmel (Mundelein, Ill.), 32-31
16. Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) 0-1 lost Moeller (Cincinnati), 14-0
17. Fishers (Fishers, Ind.) 1-1 lost Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.), 28-7
18. Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.) 0-1 lost Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), 21-7
19. East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1-0 def. Catholic Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 21-10
20. Iowa City (Iowa City, Iowa) 1-0 def. Dubuque (Dubuque, Iowa), 28-0

SOUTHWEST Region Top 20
1. Allen (Allen, Texas) 1-0 def. Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas), 28-13
2. Katy (Katy, Texas) 1-0 def. North Shore (Houston, Texas), 34-6
3. Euless Trinity (Euless, Texas) 1-0 def. Robert E. Lee (Tyler, Texas), 30-7
4. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) season starts Sept. 2
5. Aledo (Aledo, Texas) 0-1 lost Stephenville (Stephenville, Texas), 48-47
6. Pearland (Pearland, Texas) 1-0 def. Madison (Houston, Texas) 45-24
7. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) season starts Sept. 2
8. Coppell (Coppell, Texas) 1-0, def. Horn (Mesquite, Texas), 20-7
9. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 1-0 def. Westlake (Austin, Texas), 35-7
10. Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) 1-0 def. Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 25-9
11. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 1-0, def. Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Mo.), 35-20
12. DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) 1-0 def. Leander (Leander, Texas), 43-3
13. Stony Point (Round Rock, Texas) 1-0 def. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Monterrey, Mexico), 16-14
14. Steele (Cibolo, Texas) 1-0 def. Madison (San Antonio, Texas), 35-28
15. Lawton (Lawton, Okla.) season starts Sept. 2
16. Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) 1-0 def. Ray-Pec (Peculiar, Mo.), 49-13
17. Midwest City (Midwest City, Okla.) season starts Sept. 2
18. North Shore (Houston, Texas) 0-1 lost Katy (Katy, Texas), 34-6
19. Cedar Park (Cedar Park, Texas) 0-1 lost Westwood (Round Rock, Texas), 21-13
20. Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) vs. Central Arkansas Chrisitan (N. Little Rock, Ark.), Aug. 29

WEST Region Top 20
1. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) season starts Sept. 2
2. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) season starts Sept. 2
3. Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 1-1 def. Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.), 22-21
4. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) 1-1 lost Armwood (Seffner, Fla.), 20-17
5. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) season starts Sept. 1
6. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) season starts Sept. 2
7. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.) 1-0 def. Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, Calif.), 35-6
8. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 1-0 def. Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Ariz.), 17-7
9. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) season starts Sept. 3
10. Centennial (Corona, Calif.) season starts Sept. 9
11. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) season starts Sept. 9
12. Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) 2-0 def. Alta (Sandy, Utah), 21-18
13. Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) 1-0 def. Folsom (Folsom, Calif.), 43-16
14. Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) season starts Sept. 2
15. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) season starts Sept. 3
16. Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) season starts Sept. 2
17. Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.) season starts Sept. 2

18. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) 1-0 def. Kellis (Glendale, Ariz.), 52-7
19. Santa Margarita (Rancho SM, Calif.) season starts Sept. 2
20. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) 2-0 def. Mountain Crest (Hyrum, Utah), 35-14

Elite 11 Tracker: Winston starts strong

August, 24, 2011
8/24/11
6:42
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ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

With just a few states kicking off this past weekend, it was one the Elite 11 MVPs who shined and put on the best performance. Recent Florida State commit Jameis Winston was unstoppable, passing for a touchdown and rushing for an additional four scores leading Hueytown to a win. Gunner Kiel, Patton Robinette and Patrick Towles each led their squads to victories as well.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
This week: vs. Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 11-of-26 for 198 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 42-22 loss to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Season totals: 11-of-26 for 198 yards, three touchdowns and one interception
This week: at Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.)

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Bishop Gorman overpowers Chaparral

August, 21, 2011
8/21/11
1:57
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Why this was big: The showcase game of the Barry Sollenberger Classic pitted the defending 4A state champs from Nevada, Bishop Gorman, versus the defending 5A-II champs from Arizona, Chaparral. Both finished last year in the FAB 50 and entered this season highly-ranked, with the winner figuring to have the inside track to stay inside the top 10 and possibly creep towards the top five nationally by the end of the year in the POWERADE FAB 50. Gorman's 42-22 win is the program's first major triumph over a top team from another state.

What went down: After a back-and-forth, close first half in which Chaparral put together two long scoring drives and capitalized on some Bishop Gorman mistakes to take a 14-7 lead at the break, Bishop Gorman took complete control. Head coach Tony Sanchez's team came out in the second half and ran Shaquille Powell behind a huge Ronnie Stanley-led line and Chaparral had no answer for the physicality of the Bishop Gorman attack. On the flipside, the Bishop Gorman defense shutdown the high-flying Chaparral attack, holding Texas-bound QB Connor Brewer to an 11-for-26 for 197 yard passing performance and keeping the wraps on the dynamic Davonte Neal until a meaningless 82-yard touchdown catch with less than three minutes remaining.

Turning point: With 8:44 remaining in the third quarter and Chaparral still leading 14-7, the Firebirds jumped offsides as Bishop Gorman lined up to go for it on a 4th-and-2 from its own 47-yard line. Two plays later, Powell scored from 45 yards out and then Bishop Gorman recovered an ensuing onside kick and the rout was on.

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSBishop Gorman RB Shaquille Powell
Made a name for himself - Bishop Gorman senior running back Shaquille Powell: The 5-9, 200 pounder wasn’t a no-name coming in. After all, he rushed for 1,292 yards and 17 touchdowns last year and holds offers from ASU, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Fresno State, San Diego State and UNLV. But after a virtuoso performance in which he carried 30 times for 297 yards and five touchdowns while also catching three passes for 32 yards and a sixth score and even intercepting a pass on defense, Powell stamped himself as an early entrant into the ESPNHS Mr. Football USA race.

What it means in the FAB 50: Bishop Gorman has bigger games left on the schedule, including a matchup versus FAB 50 No. 9 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) next weekend as part of the ESPN High School Kickoff Weekend (Friday, 9 p.m. Eastern, ESPN2), but the Gaels showed they should be able to hold their own against any team from around the nation. While there won’t be any adjustments to the FAB 50 until after Gorman battles Armwood, consider the winner top five worthy and as long as the outcome is not one-sided, the loser will still likely be in the top 20. For Chaparral, the Firebirds will now attempt to re-group and shoot for a third consecutive Arizona state title. This game was their lone chance to state a case for a season-long spot in the top half of the FAB 50, and they could even possibly drop out of the rankings entirely depending upon how they show next week and how some other fringe teams perform next weekend when many other states kickoff the season. They can play better certainly, but clearly lacked the size on both sides of the line to compete for 48 minutes with a program as powerful as Bishop Gorman.

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