Three Alabama gridiron powers ranked nationally

Three Alabama 7A football powers made this week’s High School Football America national top 100.  

The #24 Hoover Bucs (2-1), #63 Hewitt-Trussville Huskies (2-0) and #66 Central-Phenix City Red Devils (3-0) remained nationally ranked following the first three games of the regular season. 

Josh Niblett’s Hoover Bucs dropped one spot in the High School Football America National Top 100 to come in at No. 24.  The only blemish on the Bucs season so far is a road loss to Loganville, GA’s Grayson Rams (3-0), ranked 4th in the HSFA Top 100.  Hoover’s two wins have come against Meridan (MS) and 7A region 3 foe Mountain Brook (2-1).  This week the Bucs travel to cross-town rival Spain Park for their second clash with an ASWA top 10 opponent of the young season.  After traveling to Jaguar Stadium this week the Bucs toughest tests of the regular season will take place at home as the Oak Mountain Eagles (3-0), Thompson Warriors (2-0) and Florida’s IMG Academy (2-0) visit the Hoover Met.  The Bucs are currently ranked second in the Alabama Sports Writers Association 7A top 10

Rising five spots to No. 63 are the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies.  After cruising to a 65-28 win in week 1 over Jackson, MS’s Callaway Chargers (2-2) the Huskies improved to 2-0 with a 28-24 win over 7A region 4 foe Gadsden City.  Hewitt hits the road this Friday, making their first of four trips to the Tennessee Valley to face an improving Grissom Tigers (2-1) squad.   The Huskies, who are ranked fourth in the ASWA 7A top 10, are likely to be favored in their remaining eight contests but will have to get past Bob Jones (1-2) and James Clemens (1-1) on the road in October in order to repeat as region 4 champs in 2017.  

The Central-Phenix City Red Devils jumped four spots to No. 66 in this week’s national poll after a hard fought win over the ASWA top ten ranked Auburn Tigers.   Jamey Dubose’s Red Devils, ranked No. 1 in last week’s 7A Alabama Sports Writers Association poll, play host to Lakeland, FL’s Kathleen High (0-2) this Friday at Garrett-Harrison Stadium before returning to their in-state schedule that will feature tough match-ups with 5A Opelika and region tests against Jeff Davis (2-1) and Prattville (2-1). 

Check out the entire High School Football America National Top 100 rankings