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Video: Valdosta's incredible history of success
Wildcats have won 24 state and six national championships.

The very exclusive 900-win club is about to get a little more crowded in 2019. A pair of Kentucky high school football teams likely will surpass the milestone with two other Midwest teams also having an outside shot.

The 900-win club currently has a membership of one — Valdosta (Ga.). With 918 wins, Valdosta has won more games than any program in the nation.

However Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) is closing in on the Georgia team with 895 all-time wins. Another Kentucky school, Male (Louisville, Ky.) also should get over 900 wins this year as it went 14-1 last year in winning a state championship and upping its all-time total to 892 wins.

Then there is Mayfield (Ky.) and Washington (Massillon, Ohio). Mayfield, which went 14-1 last year, has 887 wins while Washington, another 14-1 team, has 885 wins.

All five of those schools are part of our list of the Top 50 winningest high school football teams of all-time.

Valdosta's win total changes

MaxPreps lists the source of each team's win total and this year we've switched to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association website as the source for Valdosta's win totals.

There is a difference of six wins between the GHSFHA and the Valdosta High School website. However the GHSFHA meticulously documents each season and the six wins are clearly marked as either forfeits or exhibition games against junior colleges.

California teams are tied

Depending on which source you use, the two winningest teams in California — Bakersfield and Long Beach Poly — are tied for the all-time lead in the state. Or maybe not.

According to the National Federation of High Schools Record Book, Bakersfield has 793 wins. Other sources, including Football Friday Night (FFN) and Cal-Hi Sports, have Bakersfield with only 789. Meanwhile, the NFHS record book doesn't list Long Beach Poly, but FFN has Poly with 793 wins. Cal-Hi Sports has Poly with 771 wins.

Haynesville's total changes

The Louisiana small school powerhouse of Haynesville has seen a jump of nearly 30 wins on its all-time total. That's due to the diligent work of school historian Hunter Bower, who forwarded the school's all-time win total to MaxPreps.

New No. 1 in Arkansas

Central (Little Rock) has long been the all-time wins leader in Arkansas, but that changed this past year when Pine Bluff moved ahead by two wins, 806 to 804.

800-win plateau

Five schools joined the 800-win club last year — Shelby (N.C.), Clinton (Okla.), Ada (Okla.), Lawton (Okla.) and Everett (Mass.).

Five more teams could eclipse the milestone this year, including Brockton (Mass.) with 798, Maryville (Tenn.) with 797, Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.) with 795 as well as Long Beach Poly and Bakersfield.

How we compiled the list

The Top 50 list is compiled using numerous sources, including the National Federation of High School record book, the Football Friday Night website, which has continued the research done by historian Robert Dowcett.

Team websites were also used along with state association website record books. All sources are listed for each team.

Included for each team is the school's all-time record, the year the program started, a list of state champions, and a list of notable coaches. The team's dynasty ranking and dynasty record, compiled by CalPreps, is its ranking among all of the football programs in the country and that team's record for the past 15 seasons.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
1. Valdosta (Ga.) — 918
All-time record: 918-237-33
Source: Georgia Football Historians
2018: 8-5
First season: 1913
State championships: 24 — 1940, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2016
National championships: 6 — 1962, 1969, 1971, 1984, 1986, 1992
Notable coaches: Wright Bazemore, 1941-71 (265-51-7); Nick Hyder, 1974-1995 (249-36-2, overall record 302-48-5)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 333, 123-69

2. Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) — 895
All-time record:
895-240-26
Source: Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book
2018: 10-3
First season: 1915
State titles: 23 — 1960, 1961, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Notable coach: Dale Mueller (309-67 overall, 250-36 at Highlands, 1994-2013)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 257, 181-43

3. Male (Louisville, Ky.) — 892
All-time record:
892-329-49
Source: KHSAA record book
2018: 14-1
First season: 1893
State titles: 8 — 1960, 1963, 1964, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2015, 2018
Notable coach: Bob Redman (318-124-1, coached 18 years at Male, 190-49)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 306, 160-49

4. Mayfield (Ky.) — 887
All-time record:
887-256-32
Source: KHSAA record book
2018: 14-1
First season: 1919
State titles: 12 — 1977, 1978,, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Notable coach: Jack Morris, 1969-1992, (254-50-2); Joe Morris, 1999-present (239-48)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1752, 194-38

5. Washington (Massillon, Ohio) — 885
All-time record:
885-291-36
Source: MassillonTigers.com
2018: 14-1
First season: 1891
State championships: 24 — 1909, 1916, 1922, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972
National champions: 9 — 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1961
Notable coach: Paul Brown, 1932-40 (80-8-2); Chuck Mather, 1948-53 (57-3); Leo Strang, 1958-63 (54-8-1); Earl Bruce, 1964-65 (20-0-0)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 173, 127-62

6. Mount Carmel (Pa.) — 856
All-time record:
856-328-59
Source: EasternPaFootball.com
2018: 10-3
First season: 1893
State champions: 12 — 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1973, 1972, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1954, 1927
Notable coaches: Jazz Diminick 31 years, 1962-92 (267-81-7 at Mount Carmel)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2,400, 125-64

7. Muskegon (Mich.) — 846
All-time record:
846-279-43
Source: Michigan High School Athletic Association record book
2018: 13-1
First season: 1895
State champions: 17 — 1920, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1936, 1937, 1942, 1944, 1971, 1986, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2017
Notable coaches: Dave Taylor, 17 seasons, 1983-99 (112-50-1 at Muskegon, 195-99-1 overall); Leo Redmond, 22 seasons, 1925-1946 (156-29-13); Bob Zuppke, 4 seasons, 1906-09 (29-4-2)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 95, 174-30

8. Easton (Pa.) — 845
All-time record:
845-360-52
Source: School website
2018: 9-4
First season: 1894
State champions: 3 — 1939 (state poll), 1958 (state poll), 1968 (state poll)
Notable coaches: Steve Shiffert, 24 seasons (216-89-1)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 232, 160-54

9. McKinley (Canton, Ohio) — 837
All-time record:
837-355-42
Source: Canton McKinley school website
2018: 9-3
First season: 1894
State champions: 12 — 1895, 1896, 1920, 1927, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1955, 1956, 1981, 1997, 1998
National champions: 2 — 1934, 1997
Notable coaches: Thom McDaniels, 17 seasons, 1982-1997 (137-49)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 251, 123-63

10. Hampton (Va.) — 836
All-time record:
836-272-47
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 4-6
First season: 1899
State champions: 17 — 1936, 1942, 1948, 1950, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005
National champions: 2 — 1996, 1997
Notable coach: Mike Smith, 47 seasons, 1971-present (484-86-2)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1,507, 145-44

11. Highland Park (Dallas) — 832
All-time record:
832-257-27
Source: Joe Lee Smith, Texas High School Football History
2018: 16-0
First season: 1923
State champions: 6 — 1945, 1957, 2005, 2016, 2017, 2018
Notable coaches: Randy Allen, 37 years, 1981-2018 (392-86-6, 19 years at Highland Park, 236-28)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 38, 194-23
Randy Allen and Highland Park
File photo by Robbie Rakestraw
Randy Allen and Highland Park
12. Parkersburg (W. Va.) — 827
All-time record:
827-343-40
Source: School website
2018: 7-5
First season: 1900
State champions: 17 — 1911, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1927, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1950, 1958, 1976, 1978, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007,
Notable coaches: Buddy James, 23 years, 1968-1990 (178-69-2)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2,793, 111-71

13. Haynesville (La.) — 822
All-time record:
822-294-34
Source: Hunter Bower, Haynesville historian
2018: 12-1
First season: 1907
State champions: 17 — 1924, 1929, 1936, 1970, 1971, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2009, 2013, 2014
Notable coaches: Alton "Red" Franklin, 35 seasons, 1967-2001 (365-75-9)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 3,694, 169-41

T14. Ansonia (Conn.) — 819
All-time record:
819-239-57
Source: State high school record book compiled by Gerry DeSimas Jr.
2018: 11-1
First season: 1890
State champions: 20 — 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2006 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Notable coaches: Jack Hunt, 19 seasons, 1987-2005 (193-26); Charles Jarvis, 29 seasons, 1938-66 (175-77-12)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 732, 186-18

T14. Summerville (S.C.) — 819
All-time record:
819-226-25
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 11-3
First season: 1920s
State champions: 12 — 1948, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1998
Notable coaches: John McKissick, 63 seasons, 1952-2014 (620-156-13)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 579, 152-58

T16. Berwick (Pa.) — 816
All-time record:
816-332-43
Source: EasternPaFootball.com
2018: 9-3
First season: 1888
State champions: 6 — 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
National champions: 3 — 1983, 1992, 1995
Notable coaches: George Curry, 39 seasons, 1971-2005, 2012-2015 (404-83-3)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1,389, 143-52

T16. Steubenville (Ohio) — 816
All-time record:
816-318-36
Source: RollRedRoll.com
2018: 10-2
First season: 1897
State champions: 7 — 1925, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1951, 1984, 2005, 2006, 2017
Notable coaches: Reno Saccoccia, 37 seasons (381-68)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 117, 190-27

18. Shelby (N.C.) — 811
All-time record:
811-302-50
Source: Shelby High School website
2018: 12-3
First season: 1910
State champions: 17 — 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Notable coaches: R.W. Morris, 29 seasons, 1924-32, 1936-55 (135-105-19); Pearley Allen, 21 seasons, 1956-1976 (175-49-14); Jim Taylor, 21 seasons, 1977-1997 (201-54-2); Chris Norman, 13 seasons, 1998-2010, (147-39-1)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 828, 195-48

19. Clinton (Okla.) — 810
All-time record:
810-289-37
Source: David Porch, Oklahoma historian
2018: 11-2
First season: 1919
State champions: 16 — 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012
Notable coaches: Mike Lee, 25 seasons, 1991-2015 (292-71)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 612, 158-46

20. Everett (Mass.) — 809
All-time record:
809-374-79
Source: Everett historians Fred Merchant, John Boy Boardman and Arnie Boardman.
2018: 10-1
First season: 1893
State champions: 28 — 1896, 1897, 1903, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1927, 1940, 1945, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
National champions: 2 — 1914, 1915
Notable coaches: John DiBiaso, 26 seasons, 1992-2017 (252-33, overall 305-77-2)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 87, 162-20
Everett passed 800 wins as a program last season.
File photo by Dave Arnold
Everett passed 800 wins as a program last season.
21. Pine Bluff (Ark.) — 806
All-time record:
806-345-55
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 4-7-2
First season: 1901
State champions: 22 —- 1916, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1943, 1951, 1962, 1963, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2014, 2015
National champions: 2 — 1925, 1939
Notable coaches: Allen Dunaway — 7 state championships
Dynasty Rankings: No. 493, 123-68-4

T22. Central (Little Rock, Ark.) — 804
All-time record:
804-369-48
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 1-8
First season: 1904
State champions: 32 — 1907, 1908, 1909, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1938, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1986, 2003, 2004
National champions: 2 — 1946, 1957
Notable coaches: Bernie Cox, 36 seasons, 1975-2010 (271-93-8); Wilson Matthews, 11 seasons 1947-1957, (109-17-3); Earl Quigley, 17 seasons 1919-35 (125-45-7)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1147, 81-93

T22. Ada (Okla.) — 804
All-time record:
804-337-24
Source: David Porch, Oklahoma historian
2018: 5-6
First season: 1912
State champions: 19 — 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,
Notable coaches: Elvan George, 19 seasons, 1940-58 (161-46-8); Craig McBroom, 19 seasons, 1959-70, 1973-79 (158-61-4); Larry McBroom, 20 seasons, 1980-1995, 2000-2003 (199-60-0)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2,734, 114-70

T22. Lawton (Okla.) — 804
All-time record:
804-354-34
Source: David Porch, Oklahoma Historian
2018: 6-5
First season: 1902
State champions: 4 — 1962, 1963, 1970, 1987
Notable coaches: Randy Breeze, 13 seasons, 2006-2018 (102-38); Bob Bodenhamer, 10 seasons, 1954-63 (80-27-6)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 795, 123-59

25. Brockton (Mass.) — 798
All-time record:
798-393-64
Source: Fred Merchant via Paul Auger, Brockton historian
2018: 6-4
First season: 1897
State champions: 18 — 1924, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1959, 1960, 1972, 1973, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2005
Notable coaches: Armond Colombo, 34 years, 1969-2002 (316-100-5, 220 wins at Brockton, 96 wins in 14 years at Archbishop Williams)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 656, 119-65-1

26. Maryville (Tenn.) — 797
All-time record:
797-221-34
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 12-2
First season: 1926
State champions: 16 — 1970, 1976, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017
Notable coaches: George Quarles, 18 years, 1999-2016 (250-16)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 36, 226-11

27. Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.) — 795
All-time record:
795-327-38
Source: NFHS record book
2018: 9-3
First season: 1899
State champions: 42 — 1905, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1945, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1976, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Notable coaches: Howard Wood, 35 years, 1908-1946 (246-74-16)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1,106, 147-40

T28. Long Beach Poly (Calif.) — 793
All-time record:
793-328-52
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 8-3
First season: 1904
State champions: 1909 (Cal-Hi Sports), 1919 (CIF), 1935 (Cal-Hi Sports), 1958 (Cal-Hi Sports), 1959 (Cal-Hi Sports), 19 Southern Section championships.
Notable coaches: Raul Lara, 13 years, 2001-2013 (131-28), Jerry Jaso, 22 years, 1980-2001 (157 wins).
Dynasty Rankings: No. 233, 158-45

T28. Bakersfield (Calif.) — 793
All-time record:
793-269-43
Source: NFHS record book
2018: 9-4
First season: 1896
State champions: 7 — 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1927, 2013 (36 section championships)
Notable coaches: Dwight "Goldie" Griffith, 36 seasons, 1908-1942, 1945 (207-50-26); Paul Briggs, 33 seasons, 1953-85 (209-99-12)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2437, 145-55

30. Leominster (Mass.) — 789
All-time record:
789-413-64
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 5-6
First season: 1894
State champions: 12 — 1973, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2011, 2012
Notable coaches: Charlie Broderick, 35 years, 1930-64 (252-126-25)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 1271, 113-69-1

T31. Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tenn.) — 786
All-time record:
786-249-28
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 4-6
First season: 1921
State champions: 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1959, 1960
Notable coaches: Graham Clark, 25 seasons, 1993-2017 (252-71, 233 wins at Dobyns-Bennett)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 915, 136-51

T31. Danville (Ky.) — 786
All-time record:
786-250-34
Source: KHSAA record book
2018: 5-7
First season: 1924
State championships: 11 — 1962, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2017
Notable coach: Sam Harp (326-106)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 3,041, 157-56

T31. Nashville (Ark.) — 786
All-time record:
786-334-29
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 10-3
First season: 1910
State champions: 9 — 1941, 1942, 1955, 1967, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015
Notable coaches: Billy Laird, 12 seasons, 1992-2003, (129-34-1); Dwight Jones, 13 seasons, 1954-66 (101-44); Lester Bradley, 20 seasons, 1928-37, 1940-49 (151-49-9),
Dynasty Rankings: No. 680, 169-39

34. Paducah Tilghman (Paducah, Ky.) — 785
All-time record:
785-334-25
Source: KHSAA record book
2018: 9-3
First season: 1904
State champions: 3 — 1973, 1985, 2009
Notable coaches: Ralph McRight, 21 years, 1937-41, 1946-1961 (157-48-7)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 3,755, 126-77

T35. Amarillo (Texas) — 783
All-time record:
783-356-23
Source: Joe Lee Smith, Texas High School Football History
2018: 7-4
First season: 1908
State champions: 4 — 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940
Notable coaches: Larry Dippel, 35 years, 1971-2005 (253-134-6, 31 years at Amarillo, 224-119-5); Howard Lynch, 14 years, 1937-1950 (126-29-1)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 555, 119-64

T35. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.) — 783
All-time record:
783-224-30
Source: David Porch, Oklahoma historian
2018: 12-1
First season: 1922
State champions: 9 — 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1984, 2008, 2010, 2017. Note: 17 other state titles won between 1921 and 1951 in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Negro Association.
Notable coaches: Ed Lacy, nine seasons, 1965-73 (78-11-3); Seymour Williams, 1921-1951 (290-23-11).
Dynasty Rankings: No. 339, 142-47

37. East St. Louis (Ill.) — 780
All-time record:
780-204-36
Source: Illinois High School Association record book
2018: 9-3
First season: 1925
State champions: 8 — 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2016
National champions: 1 — 1985
Notable coaches: Bob Shannon, 20 seasons, 1976-1995 (193-35)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 213, 148-42
East St. Louis sits at No. 37 among that all-time winningest high school football programs.
File photo by Ricky Slaughter
East St. Louis sits at No. 37 among that all-time winningest high school football programs.
T38. Steelton-Highspire (Steelton, Pa.) — 779
All-time record:
779-443-61
Source: EasternPaFootball.com
2018: 4-7
First season: 1894
State champions: 9 — 1924, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1948, 1978, 1982, 2007, 2008
Notable coaches: Rob Deibler, 12 seasons, 1999-2011 (117-55)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 3,436, 136-67

T38. New Britain (Conn.) — 779
All-time record:
779-347-51
Source: NFHS Record Book
2018: 9-2
First season: 1892
State champions: 31 — 1892, 1893, 1896, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1919, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2004
Notable coaches: Anthony Apisso, 20 seasons, 1957-76 (138-43-6); Chick Shea, 10 seasons, 1932-41 (70-14-8)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2,904, 104-64

40. Harlan (Iowa) — 773
All-time record:
773-293-43
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 8-3
First season: 1923
State champions: 12 — 1972, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
Notable coaches: Curt Bladt, 40 seasons, 1978-2017 (407-60)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 642, 153-32

41. Gaffney (S.C.) — 772
All-time record:
772-346-32
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 11-2
First season: 1921
State champions: 16 — 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1985, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006, 20012
Notable coaches: Bob Prevatte, 14 seasons, 1956-69 (129-29-11); Joe Montgomery, 12 seasons, 1991-2002 (105-53)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 144, 158-61

42. St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) — 769
All-time record:
769-301-20
Source: KHSAA record book
2018: 9-4
First season: 1917
State championships: 12 — 1962, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2009
Notable Coaches: Kevin Wallace, 32 years, 1984-1993, 1996-2017 (299-101)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 92, 167-50

T43. Temple (Texas) — 766
All-time record:
766-355-52
Source: Joe Lee Smith, Texas High School Football History
2018: 8-3
First season: 1905
State champions: 2 — 1979, 1992
Notable coaches: Bob McQueen, 32 seasons, 1965-1999 (276-86-9, 28 seasons at Temple, 242-78-7)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 329, 103-83

T43. Plano (Texas) — 766
All-time record:
766-365-49
Source: Joe Lee Smith, Texas High School Football History
2018: 5-5
First season: 1904
State champions: 7 — 1965, 1967, 1971, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1994
National champions: 1 — 1987
Notable coaches: Tom Kimbrough, 16 seasons, 1976-1991 (171-28-7)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 220, 99-79

45. Mart (Texas) — 764
All-time record:
764-352-43
Source: Joe Lee Smith, Texas High School Football History
2018: 15-1
First season: 1912
State champions: 7 — 1957, 1969, 1999, 2006, 2010, 2017, 2018
Notable coaches: Rusty Nail, 2006-2014 (105-23)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 667, 182-37

46. LaGrange (Ga.) — 762
All-time record:
762-366-40
Source: Georgia High School Football Historians
2018: 2-8
First season: 1905
State champions: 6 — 1955, 1958, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2004
National champions: 1 — 1991
Notable coaches: Oliver Hunnicutt, 27 seasons, 1942-1971 (174-89-18); Steve Pardue, 17 seasons, 1994-2010 (161-45-0)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 2,121, 109-78

47. Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) — 755
All-time record:
755-344-46
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 10-2
First season: 1899
State champions: 16 — 1900, 1904, 1915, 1917, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2014
Notable coaches: Howard Allen, 17 seasons, 1934-1950
Dynasty Rankings: No. 103, 150-47

T48. Neville (Monroe, La.) — 754
All-time record:
754-253-20
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 10-3
First season: 1931
State champions: 12 — 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015.
Notable coaches: Charlie Brown, 30 seasons, 1963-1992 (263-67-6)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 196, 176-38

T48. Chicago Mt. Carmel (Ill.) — 754
All-time record:
754-246-31
Source: Illinois High School Association record book
2018: 11-2
First season: 1924
State champions: 12 — 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2012, 2013
Notable coaches: Frank Lenti, 34 seasons, 1984-2017 (372-77)
Dynasty Rankings: No. 94, 163-49

50. Reidsville (N.C.) — 753
All-time record:
753-318-38
Source: Football Friday Night
2018: 16-0
First season: early 1900s.
State champions: 21 — 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950, 1954, 1963, 1969, 1970, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2018
Notable coaches: Jimmy Teague, 33 seasons, 1985-2018 (329-107, 288-54 at Reidsville).
Dynasty Rankings: No. 947, 210-31-0
Trevor Keels named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Trevor Keels named 2020-21 MaxPreps Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Trevor Keels of Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior led the Panthers to a 7-4 record and second place finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

In a season shortened by the ongoing pandemic, Keels averaged 28.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 3.8 steals per contest while recording six triple-doubles. Paul VI is ranked No. 22 nationally in this week's MaxPreps Top 25.

Keels piled up finished his prep career with 1,803 points, carrying a career average of 19.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per outing.

Keels is regarded as the No. 20 prospect in the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports. He was named a McDonald's All-American last month. Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Virginia are among the leaders in his recruitment.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, scheduled to be released April 13.
Trevor Keels in action during his junior season at the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Mo.
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Trevor Keels in action during his junior season at the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Mo.

2021 NFL Draft: High school football powerhouse IMG Academy projected to have seven players selected - OFFICIAL
2021 NFL Draft: High school football powerhouse IMG Academy projected to have seven players selected
During the 2020 NFL Draft, national high school football power IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) became the first prep program since 2014 to have four players selected. The Ascenders could potentially double that in 2021, according to Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports.


All but Newsome played together during the 2016 season when the Ascenders went 11-0 and had notable wins over Centennial (Corona, Calif.), Grayson (Loganville, Ga.), Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.), St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) and St. John's (Washington, D.C.). They finished the year ranked No. 3 in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Cisco and Newsome were part of IMG's 2017 team that went 9-0 and finished ranked No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond is one of seven former IMG Academy players who could hear their name called this weekend as part of the NFL Draft.
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Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond is one of seven former IMG Academy players who could hear their name called this weekend as part of the NFL Draft.
No less impressive is American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), which has five players going in Wilson's mock draft. The Patriots' potential draft haul is led by Patrick Surtain II, who Wilson predicts will go No. 9 to the Denver Broncos. Joining Surtain are Tyson Campbell, Khalil Herbert, Anthony Schwartz and Marco Wilson.

Campbell, Surtain and Wilson gave the Patriots the best secondary in the country during the 2016 season and led Heritage to a 14-0 record, Class 5A state title and a spot at No. 10 in the final MaxPreps Top 25.

The following season, Campbell, Schwartz and Surtain led American Heritage to its second consecutive 5A state championship and a spot at No. 4 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 after going 14-0.

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has had more players selected than any other high school over the last 20 years with 23 taken and Wilson's mock draft predicts there will be four more in the 2021 draft — Trevon Grimes, Elijah Moore, Josh Palmer and Asante Samuel Jr.

All four played together during the 2016 season when Aquinas went 13-2 and finished the year ranked No. 6 after winning the 7A state title.

Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas) has three players slated to be taken led by Jaylen Waddle — slotted to go sixth overall by the Miami Dolphins. Walker Little and Marvin Wilson are expected to also hear their names called. Little and Wilson were part of the Class of 2017 while Waddle was a year behind them and they went 9-2 during the 2016 season.

High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake grabs GEICO Nationals title with 70-50 win over Paul VI - OFFICIAL
High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake grabs GEICO Nationals title with 70-50 win over Paul VI
A day after Raven Johnson and Ta'Niya Latson dominated a semifinal win, the Westlake (Atlanta) girls basketball team added a third monumental performer on Saturday. The result was a first GEICO Nationals title for the second-ranked Lions with a thorough and complete 70-50 championship game victory over Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Latson, a 5-foot-9 junior guard coming off a 26-point performance Friday in a 64-54 win over Fremont (Plain City, Utah), had 31 points. South Carolina point guard Johnson added 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. She had 25 points 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals on Friday. 

But it was the performance of Brianna Turnage that turned this game into a rout. The 6-2 Virginia Tech-bound post had 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks as the Lions, the four-time defending Georgia state champions, took command with a 17-4 in the second quarter to finish 22-0 on the season. They will undoubtedly be crowned MaxPreps National Champions.
Ta'Niya Latson supplied a game-high 31 points in Saturday's title game victory for Westlake.
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Ta'Niya Latson supplied a game-high 31 points in Saturday's title game victory for Westlake.
Paul VI, which got 17 points from Jaelyn Talley, 14 from Bella Perkins and 10 from Duke-bound Lee Volker, finished 11-1. The ninth-ranked Panthers, the 14-time defending Virginia state champions, barely had a season due to COVID-19 restrictions and entered the tournament having been off since Feb. 9. They played toe-toe-toe with Westlake during an entertaining first quarter and trailed 20-18.

But from there, the backcourt duo of Latson and Johnson took over on the offensive end, while Turnage was a huge force on defense. The Panthers, coming off a 52-49 overtime win over top-ranked Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), managed two baskets in the second frame as Westlake led 37-22 at halftime.

"Those three girls (Johnson, Latson and Turnage) have been our leaders all year so they just did what they've always done," Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson told ESPN2 at halftime. "We needed to make some serious defensive adjustments (in the second quarter) and that's what we did."
Raven Johnson of Westlake chases down a loose ball.
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Raven Johnson of Westlake chases down a loose ball.
Paul VI coach Scott Allen said at halftime his team simply needed to pick up its energy level, and told fans "to get their popcorn ready," for a second-half rally.


It never materialized, largely because the speed, quickness and shooting of Latson (9-of-16 from the field, 12-for-15 from the line) and Johnson. Turnage also made all five of her field goal tries. 

The four-team, 2021 GEICO nationals field was considered the best in the 12-year history of the event. The four teams entered a combined 75-0 and all ranked among the top 11 in the MaxPreps Top 25. Westlake is the first team from Georgia to win the tournament.
Westlake, 2021 GEICO Nationals champion
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Westlake, 2021 GEICO Nationals champion



High school basketball: NFHS opens door for states to adopt 35-second shot clock - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: NFHS opens door for states to adopt 35-second shot clock
Beginning with the 2022-23 season, states can decide to adopt and use a 35-second shot clock for high school basketball games. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) approved the measure that leaves open the door for major change across the hardwood landscape in coming years.

Nine states use either a 30- or 35-second shot clock, but the adoption of Rule 2-14 says that each state association may adopt a shot clock beginning in the 2022-23 season — according to guidelines outlined in the Basketball Rules Book — to encourage standardization among states.

“We provided the committee with a lot of information regarding the shot clock, including responses to a 46-question survey sent to states currently using a shot clock,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials and liaison to the Basketball Rules Committee.

Prior to the 2020-21 season, the Georgia High School Association approved a phase-in of a 30-second shot clock for all varsity boys and girls basketball games, becoming the ninth state to adopt a shot clock.

The Peach State joined California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington as the only states to use a 30- or 35-second shot clock.

Guidelines approved by the NFHS include displaying two timepieces connected to a horn that is distinctive from the game-clock horn, and using an alternative timing device, such as a stopwatch at the scorer’s table, for a shot clock malfunction. The guidelines also allow for corrections to the shot clock only during the shot-clock period in which an error occurred and the officials have definite information relative to the mistake or malfunction.

Although a proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved, the ruling is likely to bring momentum to the shot-clock movement across high school basketball.

According to the most recent NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, a total of 540,769 boys participated in basketball in 18,617 schools, and 399,067 girls participated in the sport in 18,210 schools across the country. It is the third-most popular sport for boys and girls.

The NFHS paved the way for states to adopt a 35-second shot clock, like the one used in the 2019 Washington 3A semifinals.
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The NFHS paved the way for states to adopt a 35-second shot clock, like the one used in the 2019 Washington 3A semifinals.