Trib HSSN State Football Rankings for Oct. 26, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 6:55 PM
Eight might be great, but nine is fine as scholastic high school football teams prepare to conclude October football and their regular season this weekend.
Only two teams lost their grip on a spot in the HSSN state weekly rankings with Week 8 losses: defending PIAA champion Thomas Jefferson in Class 4A and Bellwood-Antis in 2A.
While they didn’t fall out of the rankings, defending PIAA Class A champion Steelton-Highspire’s first loss of the season cost the team its spot at No. 1.
Here are the latest rankings in each of the six classifications. Teams are listed with overall record, last week’s ranking and district.
1. Central York (9-0) (1) (D-3): The Panthers defeated Dallastown in Week 8, 31-21. They host William Penn on Friday.
2. St. Joseph’s Prep (5-2) (2) (D-12): The defending state champion Hawks defeated Roman Catholic in Week 8, 44-14. They host Father Judge on Friday.
4. LaSalle College (7-1) (4) (D-12): The Explorers defeated Father Judge in Week 8, 52-14. They host Archbishop Wood on Friday.
5. McDowell (7-1) (5) (D-10): The Trojans defeated Conneaut Area in Week 8, 62-0. They visit St. Francis (NY) on Friday.
1. Governor Mifflin (7-0) (1) (D-3): The Mustangs game vs. Daniel Boone in Week 8 was postponed. They visit Berks Catholic on Friday.
2. Cathedral Prep (7-1) (2) (D-10): The Ramblers defeated Meadville in Week 8, 62-28. They visit Canisius (NY) on Saturday.
3. Imhotep Charter (7-1) (3) (D-12): The Panthers defeated Olney in Week 8 via forfeit, 1-0. They do not play this weekend.
5. Shippensburg (9-0) (5) (D-3): The Greyhounds defeated East Pennsboro in Week 8, 21-6. They host Greencastle-Antrim on Friday.
1. Jersey Shore (9-0) (1) (D-4): The Bulldogs defeated Bald Eagle in Week 8, 48-5. They host Central Mountain on Friday.
4. Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt (7-1) (5) (D-3): The Crusaders defeated Red Land in Week 8, 56-14. They host Hershey on Friday.
5. Valley View (9-0) (NR) (D-2): The Cougars defeated Western Wayne in Week 8, 42-7. They host Scranton Prep on Friday.
Out: Thomas Jefferson (D-7)
2. Wyomissing (8-0) (2) (D-3): The Spartans defeated Schuylkill Haven in Week 8, 49-0. They host Conrad Weiser on Saturday.
3. Neumann-Goretti (7-1) (3) (D-12): The Saints defeated Cardinal O’Hara in Week 8, 30-6. They host West Catholic on Saturday.
4. North Schuylkill (9-0) (4) (D-11): The Spartans defeated Tamaqua in Week 8, 55-7. They visit Pottsville on Friday.
5. Martinsburg Central (9-0) (5) (D-6): The Dragons defeated Westmont-Hilltop in Week 8, 48-7. They host Somerset on Friday.
2. Southern Columbia (8-1) (2) (D-4): The defending state champion Tigers defeated Selinsgrove in Week 8, 49-7. They visit Danville on Friday.
3. Farrell (6-0) (3) (D-10): The Steelers defeated Kennedy Catholic in Week 8, 78-8. They visit Fort LeBoeuf on Friday.
Out: Bellwood-Antis (D-6)
1. Canton (9-0) (2) (D-4): The Warriors defeated Hanover in Week 8, 60-7. They host Troy on Friday.
2. Old Forge (8-0) (3) (D-2): The Blue Devils defeated Susquehanna in Week 8, 48-0. They visit Lackawanna Trail on Friday.
4. Steelton-Highspire (7-1) (1) (D-3): The defending state champion Steamrollers lost to Big Spring in Week 8, 49-14. They host Boiling Spring on Saturday.
5. Muncy (8-1) (5) (D-4): The Indians defeated Homer-Center in Week 8, 17-16. They host Hugesville on Friday.
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