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Top 25 HS Football Teams: Lapeer moves into the top 10, Mona Shores leaps to No. 6

By: Tom Markowski, October 18, 2015, 11:40 am




  1. Detroit King (8-0), A: King’s offense struggled a bit last week (20-2 over Detroit Cody) but they got the job done. Now King will play Detroit Cass Tech for the second time. This time it will be at Ford Field for all the marbles – the PSL title.
  2. Saline (8-0), A: The Hornets defeated Ypsilanti 48-18 last week and have an open date this week before hosting a Division 1 playoff game on Oct. 30.
  3. Detroit Cass Tech (7-1), A: The Technicians whipped Detroit Mumford, 47-12, and head to Ford Field to take on King. King won the first meeting this season, 31-28, in overtime.
  4. Walled Lake Western (8-0), A: The Warriors shut down Hartland, 28-3, and will host Detroit Delta Prep Academy on Friday.
  5. West Bloomfield (8-0), A: West Bloomfield had no trouble with Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (35-0) but will be challenged this week when it plays Farmington Hills Harrison (7-1).
  6. Muskegon Mona Shores (8-0), A: Mona Shores defeated Muskegon 21-18 to clinch the O-K Black Division championship and put its hat in the ring for a return trip to the Division 2 title game. The Sailors close out the regular season at Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills (4-4) on Friday.
  7. Lowell (7-1), A: The Red Arrows won their seventh straight defeating longtime rival East Grand Rapids, 35-13. Lowell finishes the regular season against another O-K White rival Grand Rapids Christian.
  8. Romeo (8-0), A: The Bulldogs pasted New Baltimore Anchor Bay 54-0 and can finish 9-0 for the first time since 1977 with a victory over Utica Eisenhower (5-3) on Friday.
  9. Lapeer (8-0), A: The Lightning struggled to get by Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 21-14, and can finish 9-0 for the second consecutive season with a victory at Davison on Friday.
  10. Warren De La Salle (6-2): A: The Pilots started slowly then pulled away from U-D Jesuit for a 33-7 victory to clinch a share of the Catholic League Central Division title. A victory over Detroit Catholic Central on Friday at Wayne State will put the Pilots in the Prep Bowl against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s[T1] .
  11. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (6-1): St. Mary’s had an open date last week, a week it used to prepare for De La Salle in Saturday’s Prep Bowl.
  12. Macomb Dakota (6-2), A: Perhaps the Cougars didn’t play their best game against Sterling Heights Stevenson but Dakota learned much in its 35-28 overtime victory. The Cougars learned they could rise up from adversity and beat a good football team. Grosse Pointe South (6-2) is next.
  13. Detroit Catholic Central (6-2), A: C.C. surprised more than those in the Catholic League when the Shamrocks upset De La Salle, 21-14, to clinch a playoff spot but not a place in the Prep Bowl. The Shamrocks will likely take a 7-2 record into the playoffs and look for this young team to make a run in Division 1.
  14. Muskegon (6-2), A:  Muskegon trailed Mona Shores 21-3 and the Big Reds made a furious rally but fell short, losing 21-18. Muskegon will regroup this week with a game against Grand Rapids Union (1-7).
  15. Zeeland West (8-0), B: West won easily again, this time with a 42-7 victory over Holland Christian. West can clinch the O-K Green Division title outright with a victory over Hudsonville Unity Christian (6-2) on Friday.
  16. Portage Central (8-0), A: The Mustangs whipped Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 56-0, and can clinch the SMAC West Division title with a victory at home this week against St. Joseph (7-1).
  17. Farmington Hills Harrison (7-1), A: Harrison’s defense got some help last week from the other two units as Jamison Scarber scored on an 83-yard punt return and quarterback Anthony Giovanni generated some offense in a 35-0 victory over North Farmington. A bigger test awaits this week against West Bloomfield.
  18. Northville (8-0), A: The Mustangs showed its might once again as they came from behind to defeat Plymouth, 23-20. They host Grand Blanc (4-4) on Friday.
  19. Grand Ledge (8-0), A: The Comets were challenged but held off East Lansing, 31-21. Grand Ledge goes to Holt (5-3, 5-1) on Friday and will clinch the CAC Blue Division title outright with a victory.
  20. Clarkston (6-2), A: The Wolves clinched a playoff spot by defeating Lake Orion 35-14. They could clinch home-field advantage in a first round playoff game with a victory this week.
  21. Sterling Heights Stevenson (6-2), A: The Titans led Dakota 28-21 with seven minutes left and let it slip away (losing 35-28). But this team is grounded. Their defense is better than what they showed last week and they’ll have an opportunity to redeem themselves in the playoffs.  
  22. Midland (7-1), A: The Chemics rebounded from their loss to Lapeer with a 27-0 victory over Saginaw Arthur Hill. They play Midland Dow (7-1) on Friday.
  23. Brighton (7-1), A: The Bulldogs topped Walled Lake Northern, 43-26, and can enter the playoffs on a high note with a victory over South Lyon this week.
  24. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (6-2), A: The Big Reds rebounded nicely from its loss to Utica Eisenhower with a 49-14 victory over Macomb L’Anse Creuse North and should move to 7-2 this week as they face New Baltimore Anchor Bay (3-5).
  25. East Kentwood (6-2), A: The Falcons bested Grand Haven 37-7 and can clinch a share of the O-K Red Division title with a victory over Grandville (5-3) on Friday