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Longview rebounds, Stephenville plummets in Week 4 Texas rankings

10/11/2011

Only 14 of the top 25 teams in ESPNHS Texas High School Rankings were in action over the weekend. The Week 3 schedule is traditionally lighter because schools in eight-team districts prefer to schedule open dates the week before district play begins.

For those teams that did play, No. 2 Katy, coming off a bye week, had no problem against a previously unbeaten West Brook (Beaumont).

No. 6 DeSoto climbed another notch in the rankings, going on the road to avenge in a big way last season’s two losses to Stony Point (Round Rock). DeSoto's improved defense has allowed three touchdowns in four games. No. 7 Ryan (Denton) needed two overtimes to get past Mesquite.

Longview, ranked No. 16, knocked East Texas rival Lufkin out of the Top 25 by rallying from an early 10-0 deficit for a 24-10 victory. Stephenville dropped 10 slots to No. 21 after losing in the final half-minute to a Hebron touchdown pass, 10-6.

On the national stage, Skyline vaulted into the POWERADE FAB 50, taking over the No. 46 spot after a strong 3-0 start. Texas now has eight teams in the national rankings.

Here's this week's top 25:

1. Allen 3-0 (1)

Quarterback Alec Morris, a 6-3, 240-pound Alabama commit, has thrown for 935 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Eagles, coming off an open date, begin play in District 8-5A on the road against 3-0 Plano.

2. Katy 3-0 (2)

With running back Adam Taylor out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the Tigers turned to Cody Gomez and the senior responded with 133 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-7 mauling of 3-1 West Brook (Beaumont). Next is a the District 19-5A opener against 3-0 Seven Lakes (Katy).

3. Euless Trinity 4-0 (3)

The Trojans didn’t attempt a pass or a punt in registering their second straight victory by a 64-0 score, this one over 0-4 Irving. Trinity figures to have a tougher time this week when it hosts 4-0 Heritage (Colleyville) in a District 6-5A showdown.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly Texas rankings.