Florida Has 3 High School Football Teams Ranked In The Top 10
It’s officially football season. Some high school teams have already kicked off, while others are gearing up for week one. NFL Play Football has released their newest High School Football America 100, and three teams from Florida are in the top 10.
The first Florida team listed is a local to the Tampa area. Travel about 45 miles south down I-75, and you will hit IMG Academy in Bradenton. This boarding school has established a reputation for its high level of sports training.
IMG Academy is currently ranked #5
This is where the football team started the year, being ranked fifth in the pre-season. The team is off to a fast start, beating Lipscomb Academy away in Nashville, Tennessee last Friday night. The final score was 35-10. IMG had no problem taking control of this game, as they led 21-3 at halftime.
IMG Academy remains on the road for the first few weeks of the season. They will play at St. Joe’s Prep in Philadelphia this Saturday. They then travel to Thompson (Alabama), Ben Davis (Indiana), and Glenville (Ohio) before returning home.
(IMG Academy also has two lower-level teams. A varsity blue and varsity white team. The above is specific to their national team).
Mater Dei (California), St. John Bosco (California), Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and Buford (Georgia), are the high school football teams that currently rank above IMG Academy.
Honorable Florida Mention
St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale ranked just below IMG Academy at number six. Miami Central then was the next Florida team ranked in the NFL Play Football high school top ten. They ranked 9th. Both St. Thomas Aquinas and Miami Central have not started their regular season yet.
Just outside of Tampa, Lakeland made the list at #42, as did Clearwater Academy International at #72. In total, there are 16 high school football teams from Florida ranked in the NFL’s top 100 so far this season. The last HSFA National Champion from the Sunshine State was IMG Academy in 2020.
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