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High School Football: Tucker Enters Southeastern Top 25

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1. Booker T. Washington, FL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 1) Washington scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to rally past No. 5 Miami Central 27-19. Tornadoes quarterback Treon Harris finished 12 of 17 passing for 129 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yard score to Deltron Hopkins in the third quarter. Miami-commit Chad Thomas leads the Tornadoes defensively. In the season-opener, visiting Washington thrashed preseason No. 1 Norcross 55-0. Harris orchestrated the offense to near perfection against the Blue Devils, as the FSU commit finished 23 of 28 passing for 287 yards and five touchdowns. | THIS WEEK: Carol City 9/11

 

2. Karr, LA (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 2) Backup quarterback Kerry Taylor threw two touchdowns in the first quarter of Karr’s 34-12 win over St. Paul (LA). Speedy Noil took over the starting duties in the second quarter and found Jeriah Tolbert for a 53-yard touchdown. 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. Augustine 9/13

 

3. St. Thomas Aquinas, FL (1-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 3) Pittsburgh-commit Wade Freeman gets the nod at quarterback, and South Carolina-commit Al Harris Jr. leads the secondary. Devante Peete is a 6-foot-5 junior receiver who 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: No. 4 Curtis (LA) (Super Dome in New Orleans) 9/13

 

4. Curtis, LA (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 4) Curtis raced to a 24-7 lead at halftime and went on to beat Bergen Catholic 24-13 on Friday. George Moreira rushed for two scores. 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, 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: No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas (Super Dome in New Orleans) 9/13

 

5. Miami Central, FL (1-1) | LAST WEEK (No. 5) Central fell 27-19 to No. 1 Washington on Friday. Joe Yearby finished with 128 yards rushing on 21 carries and an 11-yard touchdown, and Dalvin Cook finished with 59 yards on 11 carries and a 30-yard touchdown. A five-star running back and Florida commitment, Cook paced Miami Central to an impressive 44-13 Week 1 win over Dwyer. Junior wide receiver Da’Vante Phillips is committed to Florida and is off to a fast start to the season. | THIS WEEK: Coral Reef 9/12

 

6. North Gwinnett, GA (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 6) Senior quarterback Hayden Sphire and explosive receivers Nate Brown, Caleb Scott, Daniel Imatorbhebhe, Almonzo Brown and Jaye Stackhouse torched Camden County 34-14 in their Week 1 win and cruised to a 35-0 win over 2011 Georgia state champion Grayson Rams Week 2. Defensively, the Bulldogs forced Grayson into two safeties and are lead by top 10 Georgia recruit and defensive end Dante Sawyer. | THIS WEEK: At No. 19 Norcross

 

7. Northwestern, SC (3-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 7) Northwestern blew out South Aiken 65-7 on Friday. Mason Rudolph, an Oklahoma State commit, threw three touchdown passes to Dupree Hart in the second quarter. Northwestern topped Gaffney (SC) 51-19 in the season opener and rolled past Charlotte Catholic 38-17 Week 2. Wideout Quadarius Fair has caught six touchdowns in the Trojans’ three games. | THIS WEEK: No. 12 Byrnes 9/13

 

8. Ensworth, TN (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 8) 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 in Week 2. The Tigers scored 34 points in the second quarter and 48 in the opening half. | THIS WEEK: Pope John Paul II, (TN) 9/13

 

9. Hoover, AL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 9) Hoover shut out Hueytown in a 35-0 rout on Friday. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Alabama and leads the defense. In Week 2, Hoover rallied and scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to grab the 24-10 win over visiting Colquitt County. | THIS WEEK: At Jackson-Olin 9/13

 

10. Manatee, FL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 10) Manatee came off a short week from a 44-14 win over Gilman (MD) and beat rival Venice (FL) 35-14 on Friday. Ben Chisolm returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in the opening quarter. 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: Friendship Collegiate Academy 9/13

 

11. University, FL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 12) Four-star running back Jordan Scarlett rushed for two touchdowns, and quarterback Sean White connected twice with Sam Bruce for scores in University’s 47-12 win over Norland (FL). White is an Auburn commit that returns after leading University to a perfect 2012 season. Duke commit Chris Taylor is one of White’s best exterior targets. University posted a 41-21 win over Homestead in the ESPN Kickoff Classic and a 54-14 rout of Taravella (FL) in its opener. | THIS WEEK: At Cypress Bay 9/12

 

12. Byrnes, SC (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 14) Byrnes topped Woodruff (SC) 82-49 on Friday. At halftime Byrnes held a 55-28 lead and quarterback Shuler Bentley had already tossed five touchdowns and racked up 298 yards passing. In the second half, the record-breaking performance continued, and Bentley threw his ninth score of the game. Bentley added a rushing touchdown in the game as well and finished with a school record 530 yards passing. Byrnes topped Apopka 51-36 in a Week 1 ESPN matchup. | THIS WEEK: At No. 7 Northwestern 9/13

 

13. Sandy Creek, GA (1-0-1) | LAST WEEK (No. 11) Quarterback Cole Garvin threw touchdown passes to Demarre Kitt and Cory Banks in Sandy Creek’s 55-28 win over Newnan. Eric Sweeney ran for three touchdowns and Delvin Weems added two more rushing scores. Ole Miss commit Chris Williams stars at defensive tackle. In its season opener, Sandy Creek tied 27-27 with Plant (FL). | THIS WEEK: At East Coweta (GA) 9/13

 

14. Auburn, AL (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 15) Auburn posted another blowout, beating Jefferson Davis (AL) 45-18 on Friday. Rashaan Evans is a 6-foot-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) 65-0 in its season opener. UCLA commit Antreal Allen leads the secondary and Blaise Taylor sparks the offense. | THIS WEEK: At Smiths Station (AL) 9/13

 

15. McEachern, GA (2-0) | LAST WEEK (No. 16) 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, as the Indians topped Lassiter 48-28. McEachern has rolled up 743 rushing yards behind running back Taj Griffin and quarterback Ty Clemons. | THIS WEEK: Pebblebrook, (GA) 9/13
Get the rest of the list here: http://www.scoreatl.com/stories/tucker-enters-southeastern-top-25/

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