1. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) was ready, even if it didn't know who it would play. Because of various legal battles, No. 24 St. Edward didn't know whom its first-round Ohio Division I playoff opponent would be until Friday. No matter. St. Edward defeated Mayfield (Mayfield Heights, Ohio) 55-27 on Saturday. St. Edward may have a tougher time this week, but at least its opponent isn't in doubt. The Eagles (11-0) will travel to one-loss Mentor on Saturday.
2. There will be some upsets next weekend in the Super 25. None of the Super 25 ranked teams lost this past week. That's not likely to happen again next week. Traditionally, a perfect week is followed by a rocky one in the Super 25. That's especially likely now that most teams are playing tougher competition in the playoffs. There are several really interesting matchups this week that are fraught with peril. No. 15 St. Joseph's Prep (Philadelphia) faces a playoff rematch with La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.), the team it knocked from the Super 25 earlier this season, No. 9 Colerain (Cincinnati) faces dangerous Elder (Cincinnati), which has won five in a row, and No. 6 Katy (Texas) has to travel to Memorial (Houston), which has also won five in a row, for a playoff game.
3. Watch out for Grayson (Loganville, Ga.). The Rams started the season No. 6 in the Super 25 football rankings before falling out with a loss to Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.). Grayson has more than resurrected its season since, winning six in a row. Scarier still, the Rams have outscored their last four opponents 203-0.
4. Mario Gobbato is durable. The Blaine (Wash.) running back ended his high school career, rushing 57 times for 480 yards in a 50-20 defeat of Cedar Park Christian (Bothell, Wash.). His 480 yards and season-total of 2,821 yards were state records.
5. Saratoga (Calif.) doesn't give up. Trailing Milpitas (Calif.) 37-23 with 3:47 remaining in Friday's game, Saratoga, aided by three Milpitas turnovers, scored three consecutive touchdowns, capping a 44-37 comeback with a 18-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Walters to Kyle Dozier with 21 seconds left.