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How the top 20 fared


Here is how the top 20 teams in the Prep Zone Power Poll fared this past weekend.  The new poll will be released on Wednesday.

The Prep Zone Power Poll ranks the top 20 high school football, basketball, baseball & softball teams (regardless of FHSAA classification) across 26 counties in North Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, Sumter, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union & Volusia counties). It is voted on weekly by sportswriters and sportscasters.

Prep Zone Power Poll – 2014 Football Poll #2

(School, followed by first-place votes, classification, overall record and results from its last game)

1.  Mainland (Daytona Beach) (5) (6A) (2-0) – d. RV Spruce Creek (Port Orange), 42-0; Bucs only allowed 56 yards of total offense and forced four fumbles

2.  Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) (4) (3A) (0-1) – Game at #18 Warner Christian (South Daytona) cancelled due to weather/field conditions; Conquerors will host defending 2A state champion Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah)

3.  First Coast (Jacksonville) (8A) (2-0) – d. #6 Fletcher (Neptune Beach), 18-6; FSU commit De’Andre Johnson was 18-of-28 for 181 yards; Johnson (89 TD passes) needs six more to tie Tim Tebow for second most in area history

4.  South Sumter (Bushnell) (5A) (2-0) – d. Crystal River, 42-6; Top-ranked 5A Raiders extend their regular season win streak to 25 games

5.  Bolles (Jacksonville) (4A) (2-0) – d. DeLand, 47-0; Bulldogs have outscored their first two opponents, 91-0; Dexter Carter, Jr., had 72 yards rushing

6.  Fletcher (Neptune Beach) (7A) (1-1) – LOST to #3 First Coast (Jacksonville), 18-6; Senators allowed nine sacks or tackles for a loss

7.  Clay (Green Cove Springs) (5A) (2-0) – d. Buchholz (Gainesville), 38-21; defending 5A Runners-up finished the game with 25 unanswered points; sophomore Colin Wilson rushed for 160 yards and three TDs on 24 carries

8.  Columbia (Lake City) (6A) (1-1) – LOST to Lincoln (Tallahassee), 10-7; all-state RB Lonnie Underwood held to just 38 yards rushing on 28 carries, while the Tigers managed just 78 yards of total offense

9.  Trenton (1A) (2-0) – d. Branford, 42-0; 13th consecutive win for the Tigers; QB Jayce Gentry threw three TD passes; sets up showdown with #16 Dixie County in a match-up of the top two teams in Class 1A

10. Raines (Jacksonville) (4A) (1-1) – LOST to Miami Northwestern, 8-7; special teams costly in loss to the Bulls as the Vikings have three punts blocked – including the last one for the game-winning safety in the 4th quarter

11. North Marion (Citra) (5A) (2-0) – d. Vanguard (Ocala), 28-14; Louisville commit James Allen (22 carries for 147 yards) rushed for 109 yards and three TDs in the fourth quarter as the Colts took a 23-22 series lead in the Battle of the Northside

12. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) (5A) (1-0) – Game vs. Hernando (Brooksville) cancelled due to weather for the second consecutive season; Crusaders return to action on Sept. 19 at district foe Wolfson (Jacksonville)

13. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) (3A) (1-0) – d. Palatka, 28-3; QB Noah Schaffer threw three TD passes to senior London Gaskin

14.St. Augustine (6A) (2-0) – d. Menendez (St. Augustine), 37-7; Yellow Jackets improve to 16-0 all-time against the Falcons

15. Fleming Island (Orange Park) (7A) (0-2) – LOST to #17 Bartram Trail (St. Johns), 27-14; Golden Eagles were 10-0 in the regular season last year

16. Dixie County (Cross City) (1A) (2-0)– d. Jefferson County (Monticello), 38-6; James Bowers had three rushing TDs for the Bears, who scored the final 38 points of the game

17. Bartram Trail (St. Johns) (6A) (1-1) – d. #15 Fleming Island (Orange Park), 27-14; Bears force five turnovers

18. Warner Christian (South Daytona) (2A) (1-0) – Game vs. #2 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) cancelled due to weather/field conditions; Eagles will host Father Lopez (Daytona Beach) on Friday

19. Gainesville (6A) (1-1) – d. Eastside (Gainesville), 49-0; ‘Canes extend their streak in the series to seven games, including their fourth consecutive shutout against the Rams; junior QB Caelan Christian had 303 yards of total offense and four TDs in one half of action

20. Sandalwood (Jacksonville) (8A) (2-0) – d. Paxon (Jacksonville), 42-14; QB Eli Peters threw for one score and ran for two more

Also receiving votes:

Union County (Lake Butler) (1A) (2-0) – d. West Nassau (Callahan), 56-7; QB Caleb Cox rushed for one score and threw for two more as the Tigers finished on a 49-0 run which included a running clock in the second half

Citrus (Inverness) (6A) (1-1) – LOST to Dunnellon, 9-7; Hurricanes snapped their streak of seven consecutive quarters without an offensive score with a TD in the 4th quarter

Ed White (Jacksonville) (6A) (1-1) – d. Westside (Jacksonville), 59-0; Javarius Davis had 101 yards on offense and returned an interception 66 yards for a score

Spruce Creek (Port Orange) (8A) (1-1) – LOST to #1 Mainland (Daytona Beach), 42-0; Hawks had four turnovers and less than 60 yards of total offense

Suwannee (Live Oak) (5A) (2-0) – d. Hamilton County (Jasper), 41-6

Flagler Palm Coast (8A) (2-0) – d. Seabreeze (Daytona Beach), 35-7; sophomore Que’Shaun Byrd rushed for 247 yards on 21 carries, including a 93-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs, who finished with 377 yards on the ground

University Christian (Jacksonville) (2A) (1-1) – LOST to Providence (Jacksonville), 37-28; first loss on the field to the Stallions (forfeit victory in 2005)


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