What We See: SBLive Power 25 High School Football Games of the Week (September 3-4) – High School Sports News, Results, Videos, Leaderboards


On Monday we released our third SBLive Power 25 of the 2021 high school football season, a weekly look at the best high school football teams in the country.

Any SBLive Power 25 team that hasn’t started their season will be playing this week. Here’s a closer look at the best high school football games from across the country played on Friday and Saturday, with an emphasis on what their results mean for the Power 25. There were two games on Thursday night with the results below.

What we’re watching this week:

September 2: No. 9. Carroll (Southlake, Texas) (2-0) beats Rockwall-Heath (Texas) (1-1) 36-35

Carroll’s defense earned a crucial stop to force a fourth place and long for Rockwall Heath with enough time for another play. The Hawks lined up for a chip-shot field goal attempt, but the No. 3 Dragons (2-0) got their fingertips and blocked the supposed game-winning kick to survive and for a 36- 35 comeback road win against No. 12 Heath (1-1) in a matchup between two SBLive Texas Top 50 teams at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium on Thursday.


September 2: Aledo (Texas) (2-0) defeated Frisco Lone Star (Texas (1-1) 45-35

Aledo’s win could put them in the Power 25 next week. Aledo Senior Safety Bryan Allen Jr. is committed to Texas.

September 3: No. 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) (1-0) vs. La Salle (Cincinatti, Ohio) (2-0)

The IMG Academy is expected to win this game by a wide margin, but La Salle has traditionally been one of the top teams in Ohio.

September 3: Trinity (Euless, Texas) (1-0) vs. No. 4. Westlake (Austin, Texas) (1-0)

2022 Clemson QB sign Cade Klubnik and his Westlake teammates face their first Test of the season in this game.

September 3: Guyer (Denton, Texas) (1-0) vs. No. 10 Ryan (Denton, Texas) (1-0)

Ryan should win this rivalry game, but it’s one of the most important showdowns in Texas this week. Ryan Senior Safety Austin Jordan is committed to Texas.

September 3: Centennial (Peoria, Arizona) (0-0) vs. No. 13 Chandler (Ariz.) (0-0)

Chandler will be defending his national championship for the sixth year in a row this fall. Your first week opponent, Centennial, is a top five team in Arizona.

September 3: No. 14 Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) (2-0) vs. Carmel (Ind.) (2-0)

This is one of the better games on paper from across the country. Center Grove is very talented, but Carmel is also 2-0 with two impressive wins against Trinity, Kentucky and King, Michigan. 2022 Center Grove QB Tayven Jackson is committed to Tennessee.

September 3: Converse Judson (Texas) (1-0) vs. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)

Both teams are on the threshold of Power 25; who wins will be heavily considered next week. 2022 Lake Travis recipient Caleb Burton signed in the state of Ohio.

September 3: Modest Atascocita (Texas) (1-0) vs. Allen (Texas) (1-0)

This is another showdown between two of the top teams in Texas. Both squads have top recruits in their offensive lines.

September 3: American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) (0-1) vs. Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Florida) (2-0)

American Heritage lost to Treasure Coast in a shocking uproar last week. How will you react?

September 3: Bixby (Okla.) (1-0) vs. Jenks (Okla.) (1-0)

Bixby is expected to win, but this game features two of the top teams in Oklahoma. Running back Braylin Presley, Bixby’s Oklahoma State Commit, is the player to watch out for.

September 3: Gonzaga (District of Columbia) (1-0) vs. McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) (0-0)

These two teams are two of the best in the Maryland / Washington DC area. 2022 Gonzaga tight end Nate Kurisky is committed to Georgia Tech. 2022 Defensive lineman Dani Dennis-Sutton, a Penn State commit, is McDonogh’s top-ranked recruit but he’s struggling with an injury and will miss the game.

September 3: Palmetto (Miami, Florida) (1-1) vs. Gulliver Prep (Miami, Florida) (1-0)

Gulliver Prep is a Florida Dark Horse contestant who will make it into the Power 25 at some point this season. You have to win to stay in the picture.

Sept 3: Edgewater (Orlando, Florida) (1-0) vs. Venice (Fla.) (0-0)

Venice had a very impressive scrimmage win against Miami Northwestern to put them on our Power 25 radar. This week they play against Edgewater, the team that fell in the 7A state championship game against St. Thomas Aquinas last season.

September 3: Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia) (2-0) vs. Creekside (Fairburn, Georgia) (1-0)

Creekside caused a massive surprise in the first game of the season against Grayson. The unbeaten Westlake will be another big challenge. Both teams have Division 1 recruits on their roster and are on our Power 25 radar.

September 3: Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.) (0-0) vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) (1-0)

Our Lady of Good Counsel defeated New Jersey’s St. Joseph Regional in the first game of the season 28:21. What will they look like against one of the top teams in Louisiana?

September 3: Carencro (Lafayette, La.) (0-0) vs. Acadiana (Lafayette, La.) (0-0)

2022 Acadiana Cornerback Laterrance Welch committed to LSU and 2022 Ram’s defensive lineman Walter Bob is signed to Alabama. These two are a big reason Acadiana is among the best in Louisiana.

September 3: Brother Martin (New Orleans, La.) Vs. St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.)

2022 LSU QB Commit Walker Howard could bring St. Thomas More to the Power 25 if they can put together a winning streak.

September 4: No. 17 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada) (1-0) vs. No. 23 Miami Central (Fla.) (0-1)

This is the game of the week. How will Central recover after dropping to 2nd St. John Bosco 35-12 in the opener? Is Bishop Gorman Really a Power 25 Team? These questions will be answered on Saturday.

Sept 4: Corona Centennial (California) (1-0) vs. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, California) (2-0)

A win for Corona Centennial could put the Huskies in the Power 25 after dismantling Team # 24, Cathedral Catholic, 57-14 last week.

Sept. 4: Pittsburg (California) (0-0) vs. Folsom (California) (2-0)

Folsom could work their way into the Power 25 if they remain undefeated and beat number 20 De La Salle on October 8th.

Sept 4: De Smet Jesuit (St. Louis, MO) (1-0) vs. East St. Louis (Ill.) (1-0)

East St. Louis is full of talent, led by 2022 wide receiver Luther Burden, a top 50 player in its class. The Flyers also have several other Division 1 recruits on their roster. Expect them to beat De Smet.

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