No. 1 Manatee played like a top-ranked team should, No. 4 Byrnes got all it could handle from an unranked foe and No. 6 John Curtis made a statement in a convincing win over No. 7 Plant at the Superdome. Here's a look at all of Friday night's Super 25 action.
No. 1 Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) 49, Riverview (Sarasota, Fla.) 7
The visiting Hurricanes proved worthy of their No. 1 ranking, building a 42-0 lead before halftime and cruising to a comfortable win over the Rams. Quarterback Cord Sandberg passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns in the first half before giving way to backups Brodrick Yancy and Chase Richardson. Sandberg completed 21 of 25 passes and also ran for a touchdown.
No. 2 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 30, Mullen (Denver, Colo.) 13
Host De La Salle trailed 13-7 at halftime, but outscored the Mustangs 15-0 in the third quarter to take control of the game. Chris Williams’ 1-yard touchdown run put the Spartans (2-0) ahead 14-13 in the second half and De La Salle’s defense limited Mullen to two first downs after the break.
No. 3 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
No. 4 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) 32, Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) 28
Byrnes quarterback Shuler Bentley’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Greg McHam with 6:46 to play gave the Rebels the lead for good. Bentley threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns, four of which went to McHam.
No. 5 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) 55, Trabuco Hills (Trabuco Hills, Calif.) 0
Nebraska-bound Santa Margarita quarterback Johnny Stanton had two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs in the first half, helping the Eagles improve to 3-0. About 100 Cornhuskers fans, who are in town for Saturday’s UCLA-Nebraska matchup, attended the game to get an up-close look at their potential future quarterback.
No. 6 John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) 33, No. 7 Plant (Tampa, Fla.) 3
The Sugar Bowl Prep Classic matchup between Top 10 teams in New Orleans was a one-sided affair. John Curtis limited Plant to 45 rushing yards on 31 carries and the Patriots’ 33 points were the most against the Plant defense since 2009. The Panthers may have been slowed by the absence of starting left tackle Richy Klepal, an FSU commit who suffered a concussion in practice on Wednesday, but John Curtis dominated every phase of the game.
No. 25 Miami Central 37, No. 8. Booker T. Washington (Miami) 26
Sparked by the move of American Family Insurance Preseason ALL-USA running back Joseph Yearby to quarterback, Central rallied from a 16-point deficit to knock off the Tornadoes.
No. 9 Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 35, Bothell (Bothell, Wash.) 7
Bellevue quarterback Jack Meggs was efficient, completing 7-of-8 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, to help the visiting Wolverines roll on the road.
No. 10 Cass Technical (Detroit) 44, Renaissance (Detroit) 0
Quarterback Jayru Campbell threw four touchdown passes, including two to Jourdan Lewis, and the host Technicians improved to 3-0.
OTHER SUPER 25 SCORES
No. 11 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
No. 12 Moeller (Cincinnati) 61, Detroit Central Catholic (Novi, Mich.) 33
No. 13 Trinity, Louisville 56, Elder (Cincinnati) 7
Trinity (Euless, Texas) 21, No. 14 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 18
No. 15 Katy (Katy, Texas) 23, Taylor (Houston) 9
No. 16 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.) 34, Rosemount (Rosemount, Minn.) 7
No. 17 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 49, Canyon (New Braunfels, Texas) 7
No. 18 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 55, Johnson (Savannah, Ga.) 0
No. 19 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 14, St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) 10
No. 20 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) 49, South (Anchorage, Alaska) 8
Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) 24, No. 21 Central Dauphin (Harrisburg, Pa.) 7
No. 22 Butler (Matthews, N.C.) 48, Vance (Charlotte) 6
No. 23 Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.) 49, Summerville (Summerville, S.C.) 14
No. 24 Allen (Allen, Texas) 37, Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas) 20