Posted: 3:40 pm Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Football: Dwyer included in national rankings 

By Anthony Chiang

Dwyer’s victory over Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas didn’t just earn the Panthers a trip to the Class 7A state semifinals, it earned them a spot in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national football rankings.

The latest list has Dwyer at No. 20. There are now three schools from Florida in the rankings — Miami-Washington at No. 1, Miami-Central at No. 7 and Dwyer.

Here’s the full Top 25:

1. (1) Booker T. Washington (Miami), 13-0
2. (3) Allen (Texas), 13-0
3. (5) St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), 13-0
4. (2) DeSoto (Texas), 13-0
5. (6) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 12-0
6. (7) Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), 14-0
7. (8) Miami Central (Fla.), 10-1
8. (11) Mountain Pointe (Phoenix), 14-0
9. (10) Katy (Texas), 13-0
10. (9) Serra (Gardena, Calif.), 13-0
11. (14) Bellevue (Wash.), 13-0
12. (12) Hoover (Ala.), 14-0
13. (4) St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), 9-1
14. (18) Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.), 14-0
15. (19) Jenks (Okla.), 13-0
16. (15) Folsom (Calif.), 13-0
17. (21) Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), 13-1
18. (22) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 12-2
19. (23) Blue Springs (Mo.), 14-0
20. (NR) Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), 13-0
21. (24) Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), 14-0
22. (NR) Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 11-2
23. (NR) Bingham (South Jordan, Utah), 14-0
24. (NR) Mentor (Ohio), 13-1
25. (NR) North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), 12-1