High School Football America 100

Mater Dei Named HSFA National Champ

For the third time in five years, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) is High School Football America’s national champion.

For the third time in five years, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) is High School Football America’s national champion. It was a wire-to-wire run for the Monarchs, who began the year ranked No. 1 in the HSFA preseason national rankings powered by NFL Play Football.

During a perfect 12-0 season, Mater Dei, which won also won back-to-back national titles in 2017 and 2018, beat No. 7 Servite (twice), No. 8 St. John Bosco, No. 9 Duncanville, No. 20 Corona Centennial, No. 81 Serra (San Mateo) No. 91 Orange Lutheran, No. 143 Norco, No. 144 Santa Margarita and No. 188 Liberty.

That means that 10 of MD’s twelve wins came against Top 200 teams.

Finishing right behind Mater Dei is three-time Texas high school football state champ Westlake. The Chaparrals wrapped-up a perfect 16-0 season Saturday night with a 40-21 win over No. 30 Denton Guyer for the Class 6A Division II title. Like Mater Dei, the Chaps never moved from their preseason No. 2 ranking.

The championship wrapped-up the legendary coaching career of Todd Dodge, who retires with seven Texas high school football championships. Dodge leaves the game with a 40-game win streak.

New Jersey’s Bergen Catholic finishes a solid No. 3 in our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm. The Crusaders captured the state’s Non-Public A championship behind a defense that only allowed 94 points in a dozen games.

North Shore is the second Texas team in the Top 5. The Mustangs finished at No. 4 after beating No. 9 Duncanville Saturday night for the school’s third state title in the last four years in the biggest classification in the Lone Star State.

Florida 6A champ Jesuit finishes 2021 at No. 5. The Tigers ended with a perfect 15-0 mark, winning the school’s first state title since 1968.

In addition to Jesuit’s championship game win, a last minute win over No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas on September 3, was a highlight of the season for the Tigers. That loss to Jesuit may have served as a wake-up call for STA, which won its third straight 7A championship on Friday.

Mater Dei arch-rivals Servite (No. 7) and St. John Bosco (No. 8) fall-in behind St. Thomas Aquinas, followed by Duncanville. Two-time Tennessee state champ Oakland rounds-out the Top 10. 

Florida dominates the Top 25 with seven teams. California had four Top 25 teams, followed by Texas with three teams.

The Sunshine State also led the Top 100 with 17 teams. Texas placed 15 teams in the Top 100, followed by California with 10.

In all, 23 different states, plus the District of Columbia are represented in the HSFA 100.


Rank/School/StateRecordPresason Ranking
No. 2 Westlake (Austin, Texas)(16-0)2
No. 3 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey)(12-0)14
No. 4 North Shore (Texas)(15-1)20
No. 5 Jesuit (Florida)(14-0)96
No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)(14-1)4
No. 7 Servite (California)(10-3)55
No. 8 St. John Bosco (California)(10-2)7
No. 9 Duncanville (Texas)(13-2)16
No. 10 Oakland (Tennessee)(15-0)25
No. 11 Center Grove (Indiana)(14-0)11
No. 12 St. Frances Academy (Maryland)(8-1)33
No. 13 IMG Academy (Florida)(9-1)5
No. 14 Thompson (Alabama)(13-1)3
No. 15 Bishop Gorman (Nevada)(12-1)89
No. 16 Miami Central (Florida)(12-2)22
No. 17 St. Edward (Ohio)(15-1)51
No. 18 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-1)46
No. 19 St. John's College HS (Washington, DC)(11-0)80
No. 20 Corona Centennial (California)(11-1)HM
No. 21 Buford (Georgia) (14-1)49
No. 22 Venice (Florida)(14-1)91
No. 23 Bixby (Oklahoma)(13-0)52
No. 24 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)(11-2)28
No. 25 Saguaro (Arizona)(12-1)35
No. 26 Collins Hill (Georgia)(15-1)66
No. 27 Cocoa (Florida)(11-2)92
No. 28 Cathedral (Indiana)(14-1)37
No. 29 Warner Robins (Georgia)(14-1)68
No. 30 Denton Guyer (Texas)(14-2)76
No. 31 Hoover (Alabama)(12-1)36
No. 32 Southlake Carroll (Texas) (14-1)6
No. 33 Jenks (Oklahoma)(12-1)54
No. 34 Cardinal Gibbons (North Carolina)(14-2)175
No. 35 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)(12-1)65
No. 36 McCallie (Tennessee)(13-0)152
No. 37 Hamilton (Arizona)(11-1)62
No. 38 Gaffney (South Carolina) (15-0)146
No. 39 Katy (Texas)(14-1)10
No. 40 Chambers (North Carolina)(14-2)26
No. 41 Milton (Georgia)(13-2)48
No. 42 Hough (North Carolina)(14-1)94
No. 43 Chandler (Arizona)(11-2)21
No. 44 Martin Luther King (Detroit, Michigan)(13-1)174
No. 45 St. Xavier (Kentucky)(14-1)NR
No. 46 South Oak Cliff (Texas)(15-1)NR
No. 47 Apopka (Florida)(12-3)161
No. 48 Westfield (Texas)(14-1)HM
No. 49 Northwestern (Miami, Florida)(10-4)32
No. 50 Graham-Kapowsin (Washington) (15-0)NR
No. 51 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee)(13-1)NR
No. 52 Bryant (Arkansas)(13-1)39
No. 53 Lake Travis (Texas)(12-3)81
No. 54 Dutch Fork (South Carolina)(12-1)19
No. 55 Male (Kentucky)(13-1)79
No. 56 Atascocita (Texas)(11-3)HM
No. 57 Jones (Orlando, Florida)(11-3)73
No. 58 Springfield (Ohio)(13-2)HM
No. 59 Allen (Texas)(11-3)38
No. 60 Treasure Coast (Florida)(10-2)HM
No. 61 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)(6-4)18
No. 62 Mount Lebanon (Pennsylvania)(15-0)NR
No. 63 Zachary (Louisiana)(15-0)HM
No. 64 North Cobb (Georgia)(10-2)110
No. 65 Greenville Christian (Mississippi)(12-1)NR
No. 66 Christian Brothers College HS (Missouri)(13-1)117
No. 67 St. Joseph's Prep (Pennsylvania)(11-3)9
No. 68 Maryville (Tennessee)(13-1)72
No. 69 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)99
No. 70 Cherry Creek (Colorado) (12-2)97
No. 71 Katy Paetow (Texas)(15-1)NR
No. 72 Buchholz (Florida)(12-2)HM
No. 73 DeSoto (Texas)(10-3)53
No. 74 Seminole (Sanford, Florida)(11-2)71
No. 75 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(10-4)45
No. 76 College Station (Texas)(15-1)NR
No. 77 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida)(14-1)HM
No. 78 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio)(11-4)NR
No. 79 Good Counsel (Maryland)(7-5)44
No. 80 Lakota West (Ohio)(12-2)70
No. 81 Serra (San Mateo, California)(11-2)145
No. 82 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania)(10-2)NR
No. 83 St. Francis (Mountain View, California)(11-1)NR
No. 84 DeMatha (Maryland)(7-3)30
No. 85 Lone Peak (Utah)(10-2)104
No. 86 De La Salle (California)(10-3)29
No. 87 Valor Christian (Colorado)(13-1)163
No. 88 South Pointe (South Carolina)(12-1)NR
No. 89 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California)(12-2)107
No. 90 Lee County (Georgia)(11-2)83
No. 91 Orange Lutheran (California)(10-5)HM
No. 92 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)(13-1)122
No. 93 Oscar Smith (Virginia)(13-1)98
No. 94 Winton Woods (Ohio)(13-3)168
No. 95 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)(13-1)HM
No. 96 Pickerington Central (Ohio)(12-2)59
No. 97 Euless Trinity (Texas)(11-2)64
No. 98 Los Alamitos (California)(9-2)HM
No. 99 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)(8-5)123
No. 100 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama)(9-3)41