High School Games of the Week

Posted by Jacob Plunkett on 10/5/17 11:10 AM

This is the kind of Friday that high school football fans DREAM of.

When you can't make room for national powerhouses such as Hoover (AL), Mission Viejo (CA), and the McCaffrey-factory known as Valor Christian (CO), you KNOW you're in store for a special week.

Every single one of our Games of the Week features at least one team ranked #1 or #2 in their respective state, and all ten teams featured are in their state's top 20 - not to mention the #1 team in the COUNTRY

If you call yourself a football fan, you're gonna want to tune in to these games: 

1. #1 Mater Dei (CA) vs. #11 Santa Margarita (CA)

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The #1 team in the country tries to continue its dominant start to the season against a very talented Santa Margarita team (ranked #61 in the country). Santa Margarita is coming off its first loss of the season, a 28-23 neutral-site loss to the #7 team in California, Mission Viejo. Don't blink, because both of these offenses can put up points in a HURRY.

Players to watch...

Mater Dei:

Amon-Ra St. Brown / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#11 player overall)

Solomon Tuliaupupu / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #3 rated ILB in the COUNTRY (#61 player overall)

Tommy Brown / Class of 2018 / Alabama Commit - #1 rated OT in California

Nikko Remigio / Class of 2018 / Cal Commit - #10 rated WR in California

JT Daniels / Class of 2019 / USC Commit - #1 rated QB in the COUNTRY (#9 player overall)

Bru McCoy / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #1 rated ATH in the COUNTRY (#19 player overall)

Keyon Ware-Hudson / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #3 rated DE in California

Mase Funa / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #3 rated OLB in California

Santa Margarita:

Malone Mataele / Class of 2018 / Utah Commit - #1 rated All-Purpose RB in California

Jake Peters / Class of 2018 / Arizona Commit - #5 rated TE in California

Game Time: Friday at 7:00 pm PT

Watch Mater Dei vs. Santa Margarita 

 

2. #2 DeMatha (MD) vs. #9 Gonzaga (DC)

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Image via The Washington Post

Another nationally-ranked team, #19 DeMatha, hosts national power Gonzaga Friday night. Both of these teams are among the most talented in the country, and as you can see in our Players to Watch section, there will be no shortage of talent on the field for this one. Best part: this game is FREE to watch!

Players to watch...

DeMatha:

Austin Fontaine / Class of 2018 / Maryland Commit - #9 rated DT in the COUNTRY (#102 player overall)

Evan Gregory / Class of 2018 / Maryland Commit - #16 rated OG in the COUNTRY (#335 player overall)

John Morgan / Class of 2018 / Pitt Commit - #3 rated Weak-Side DE in Maryland

Judson Tallandier / Class of 2018 / Pitt Commit - #2 rated CB in Maryland

Jalen Brown / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #6 rated DT in Maryland

Demarcco Hellams / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #20 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#115 player overall)

Nick Cross / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #1 rated S in Maryland

Andrew Allmond / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #2 rated OT in Maryland

Jermaine Johnson / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #2 rated CB in Maryland

Gonzaga: 

Aidan Rafferty / Class of 2018 / Indiana Commit - #1 rated OT in Washington DC

Jason Labbe / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #1 rated ATH in Washington DC

Joseph Wete / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #8 rated Weak-Side DE in the COUNTRY (#135 player overall)

Hunter Stewart / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #1 rated OLB in Washington DC

Dean Engram / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #2 rated WR in Washington DC

Game Time: Friday at 7:00 pm ET

Watch DeMatha vs. Gonzaga

 

3. #1 Thompson (AL) vs. #19 Vestavia Hills (AL)

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Thompson overtook Hoover this week as MaxPreps #1 team in the state of Alabama. That distinction is good for #78 nationally. The wind blows harder at the top, though, and you'd better believe #19 Vestavia Hills will deliver their best shot this weekend.

Players to watch...

Thompson:

Mackie McNeal / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #7 rated DT in Alabama

KJ Robertson / Class of 2018 / Troy Commit - #7 rated OLB in Alabama

Amari Kight / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #15 rated OT in the COUNTRY (#131 player overall)

Taulia Tagovailoa / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #7 rated Dual-Threat QB in the COUNTRY (#309 player overall)

Vestavia Hills:

Jonathan Hess / Class of 2018 / Ole Miss Commit - #6 rated OLB in Alabama

Game Time: Friday at 7:00 pm CT

Watch Thompson vs. Vestavia Hills 

 

4. #1 West Linn (OR) vs. #5 Tigard (OR)

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A top 5 matchup from the PNW! #1 West Linn hosts #5 Tigard in a showdown of very familiar foes. There's a lot of talent at the skill positions in this one, so be on the lookout for some acrobatic catches and electrifying runs.

Players to watch...

West Linn:

Keishon Dawkins / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated TE in Oregon

Ahmir McGee / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated RB in Oregon

Qawi Ntsasa / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #3 rated WR in Oregon

Zack Huffstutter / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated OLB in Oregon

Tigard:

Braden Lenzy / Class of 2018 / Oregon Commit - #7 rated ATH in the COUNTRY (#196 player overall)

Grant Ewhall / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #3 rated RB in Oregon

Game Time: Friday at 7:00 pm PT

Watch West Linn vs. Tigard 

 

5. #2 Eastside Catholic (WA) vs. #4 O'Dea (WA)

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Image via The Seattle Times

A top 5 matchup from the PNW? Now I'm having Deja Vu... Watch out for Eastside Catholic's Gee Scott Jr. He's only a Sophomore, but he's one of the best in the country, and a big play waiting to happen!

Players to watch...

Eastside Catholic:

Malik Putney / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated S in Washington

Jackson Reed / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #1 rated C in Washington

Zach Lewis / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #1 rated Dual-Threat QB in Washington

Marcus Stoebner / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #14 rated WR in Washington

Will Vea / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #1 rated DT in Washington

Gee Scott Jr. / Class of 2020 / Uncommitted - #9 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#32 player overall)

Game Time: Friday at 7:00 pm PT

Watch Eastside Catholic vs. O'Dea

 

Topics: High School Football