Pennsylvania ranked 7th-best state for high school football

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 3:48 PM


High School Football America released its rankings for the top 10 states for high school football Wednesday, and Pennsylvania came in at No. 7.

The rankings are based on HS Football America’s algorithim that pulls together statistics based off of their regional and national team rankings in order to determine which state is the best. In June, High School Football America released the top 125 teams in the country, along with 100 honorable mentions.

Penn Hills and Pine-Richland were two WPIAL teams included on the honorable mention list last month. Other Pennsylvania teams that earned honorable mentions were Cathedral Prep, Manheim Central and Southern Columbia.

Three Pennsylvania teams also were included on the Top 125 list. St. Joseph’s Prep was fourth overall, Coatesville came in at No. 83 and Harrisburg was No. 96. All of the teams listed helped Pennsylvania climb the rankings and crack the top 10.

With 13 teams in High School Football America’s Preseason Top 100, Florida came in as the No. 1 state, followed by California, Georgia and Texas.

Top 10 high school football states, according to High School Football America

1. Florida

2. California

3. Georgia

4. Texas

5. Ohio

6. Alabama

7. Pennsylvania

8. Louisiana

9. New Jersey

10. Tennessee

Greg Macafee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Greg by email at gmacafee@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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