Top 25 HS Football Teams – Detroit CC, Mona Shores move back into rankings
1. Clarkston (4-0): This team is finding its groove. Another tough test awaits Friday at Oxford (4-0).
2. Muskegon (4-0): The Bg Reds played their most complete game last week (37-7 over East Grand Rapids).
3. Birmingham Brother Rice (4-0): The Warriors are in the midst of the toughest part of their schedule. Detroit Catholic Central (2-2) is next.
4. Rockford (4-0): The Rams are living on the edge. They had but five first downs in defeating Hudsonville 28-27 last week.
5. Detroit Cass Tech (4-0): The Technicians have one more easy opponent (Detroit Denby) but a date with Detroit East English Prep on Oct. 4.
6. Detroit King (4-0): The Crusaders’ defense continues to excel (24-0 over Detroit Cody). When its offense gets in gear, watch out!
7. Warren De La Salle (3-1): No disgrace by losing to Brother Rice (28-21) The Pilots will have earned this lofty ranking, despite one loss, with a victory over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s this week.
8. DeWitt (4-0): Jacob Johnson bounced back from battling the flu to complete 12-of-13 attempts for 170 yards and two TDs and adding 130 yards rushing (in one half) as DeWitt pasted Lansing Waverly 56-12. The Panthers have St. Johns (4-0) in two weeks.
9. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (4-0): Much will be decided this week in the Catholic League Central Division race as the Eaglets play De La Salle at Wayne State.
10. Oak Park (3-1): The schedule favors Oak Park the next three weeks. Its most serious test is Rochester Adams at home this week.
11. Macomb Dakota (3-1): The Cougars play four of their next five games at home. Now that’s a fvorable schedule! Utica Eisenhower (2-2) may provide a test this week.
12. Lowell (4-0): If the Red Arrows can get past Grand Haven (3-1) and Grand Rapids Christian (3-1) the next two weeks they could enter the state playoffs at 9-0.
13. Hudsonville (3-1): That loss to Rockford will sting for awhile. Remember, the Eagles lost to Rockford during the regular season last year and got to a regional final.
14. Oxford (4-0): The Wildcats are very big. Lake Orion outweighed them by 20-to-25 pounds per player on the line last week and Oxford won 21-14.
15. Livonia Churchill (4-0): One of the big surpises this season, the Chargers should have an easy time with Wayne Memorial this week before heading into the stretch run.
16. Lansing Sexton (4-0): Sexton has Okemos and Holt the next two weeks, then smooth sailing into the playoffs.
17. Walled Lake Western (4-0): Not sure how good the Warriors are. They’ve blown out three of their opponents. Waterford Mott (3-1) this week and Walled Lake Central (3-1) on Oct. 10 will tell us more about Western.
18. Midland Dow (4-0): If Dow defeats Flint Powers (3-1) at Powers this week it could be 8-0 when it faces Midland in week nine.
19. East Kentwood (4-0): The Falcons shouldn’t have trouble with Jenison this week. Its last four opponents have a combined record of 13-3.
20. Lapeer (4-0): The Lightning have outscored their opponents 179-13. This week Mt. Pleasant (3-1) awaits and the Oilers promise to provide a real test.
21. Zeeland West (4-0): Last week the Dux led Comstock Park 45-0 at halftime. Byron Center (3-1) and Holland (3-1) could pose a challenge later in the season.
22. Dearborn Fordson (4-0): This is a defining stretch for the Tractors. They face rival Dearborn this week and then De La Salle the next.
23. Detroit Catholic Central (2-2): Never mind the record. The Shamrocks are getting a few players back from injuries as shown by last week’s 49-0 drubbing of Traverse City Central.
24. Muskegon Mona Shores (3-1): It’s only loss was to Rockford, at Rockford, 10-7.
25. South Lyon (4-0): Nothing fancy about the Lions. They’ll hit you hard, then hit you hard again.