Excessive Faculty Soccer: Finest group from all 50 states begins coming into the 2021 season
The Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 was released last month and features the best high school football teams in the country. Now let’s look at the local level and identify the best team in all 50 states. Find out who deserves the nod in your state below.
Included in the list is the preseason national number 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California). The Monarchs have been at 58-4 for the past five seasons but will have their hands full with a schedule that spans three national opponents, and our preview of the 2021 season continues on Monday with a look at the top 10 biggest games, including the aforementioned August trip from Mater Dei to Texas to face Duncanville. In addition to the top teams in all 50 states, we will identify the best player in all 50 states on August 3rd.
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Successive 7A state champions start the year in 5th place in the country.
Went 7-0 last fall and returned plenty of talent, led by the state’s top recruit, Deuce Zimmerman.
Won five state titles in a row and are the only Grand Canyon State team in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Winner of three consecutive 7A state titles and 30 consecutive games en route to 2021.
Monarchs start the season at # 1 in the national MaxPreps Top 25.
Runner-up in 5A brings back many key pieces headlined by 2022 Oklahoma Commit Gavin Sawchuk, 247Sports’ runner-up running back.
Beat St. Frances Academy (Baltimore) in a spring exhibition game and three-star Edge Ruser Brian Allen, 2022 Boston College signing Noah Clifford and four-star defensive tackle Will Norman are all back.
Went 7-1 last season, adding four-star quarterback Cameron Edge, who moved home after two years at DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.).
Had notable wins against WCAC rivals Dematha (Hyattsville, Md.), Good Counsel (Olney, Md.), And St. John’s (Washington, DC) during a 5-0 spring season.
The defending MaxPreps National Champions have 20 players rated as four-star recruits or higher, according to 247Sports.
Won the AAAAAAA state title in 2020 and starts the year in 8th place in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Since 2016 no game has been lost against a national opponent and four national titles have been won in a row.
Has won 19 of the last 20 games and will have one of the most talented squads in the Midwest, led by five-star wide receiver Luther Burden.
The defending champions of the 6A State Champions are the only team from Hoosier State in the MaxPreps Top 25.
After starting last season 3-2, the Panthers picked up six wins in a row, beating opponents 316-116 on their way to a third 6A state championship in a row.
New head coach Jay Cobb takes over as head coach after being promoted from defensive coordinator. The Shamrocks start the season with an 18-game winning streak and have Armon Tucker, one of the most explosive running backs in the country.
The LHSAA recently revoked two state titles from the Bears from 2017 and 2020, but announced that they would face no sanctions or post-season bans this season. Dave Simoneaux is starting his freshman year as head coach with many talent including five star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr., four star offensive lineman Emery Jones, senior wide receiver Tre ‘Benson and second quarterback Daniel Beale.
Maine didn’t play high school football in 2020, so the Hornets enter the season as the defending champions of Class C after the 12-0 in 2019.
The Panthers were limited to a few exhibition games in the spring, but will be back in the national image this season and start the season in 10th place in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Won the state title of Division III in 2019, but was limited to three games in 2020, went 3-0 and beat the opponent with 143:31.
Head coach Jermain Crowell has led the Tigers to a 33-3 record over the past three years.
Won the school’s first state title since 2013 last season 13-0, beating Oxford in the 6A championship.
Carl Reed takes over as head coach after Robert Steeples takes a job with the Minnesota Vikings.
Finished last season second in AA, led by twins Caden and Taco Dowler, the state’s two top-rated players by 247Sports.
Looking for their second state title in three years, the Thunderbirds are 19: 1 in the last two seasons.
The Gaels start the year in 13th place in the MaxPreps Top 25 and have 15 players rated as three-star recruits or higher by 247Sports.
Unbeaten since 2017, the Big Red have won 22 games in a row.
Perennial Power starts the season in 12th place in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Won the 6A state championship in 2019 and went 4-0 last spring, beating the opponents 179-42.
5-0 in the spring with notable victories over Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains), Canisius (Buffalo) and St. Anthony’s (Melville).
Glenwood Ferebee has led the Cougars to a 23-2 record as head coach and consecutive 4AA state championships.
Have won consecutive AAA state titles and 22 consecutive games through 2021.
Invited with key contributors from last year’s Division 1 State Championship team.
Winner of 36 consecutive games and three even 6A-II state titles.
Have achieved a place in the MaxPreps Top 25 in the last three years and are aiming for the fourth 6A state title in a row in 2021.
Won a state championship in 10 of the last 11 years and haven’t lost a game to Iona Prep (New Rochelle, NY) since their 2018 season opener.
As the first school in South Carolina, it won five consecutive state championships last season.
After losing its season opener in 2020, the Lynx won nine games in a row and its second 11AAA state title in three years.
With a winning streak of 24 games, the Chaparrals are aiming for their third national championship in a row and start the season in fourth place in the MaxPreps Top 25.
Eric Kjar has led the Chargers to 40 straight wins and a 5-1 record during his tenure as head coach.
Missed the 2020 season but won state titles in 2018 and 2019.
Head coach Chris Scott led the Tigers to a 9-0 record last spring and their first national championship since 2011.
The Eagles have won 16 of their last 17 games after finishing a 5-0 spring season.
The Bulldogs are 134-7 as of 2010, with eight state titles during that time span.
I haven’t lost a game since 2017 and started this fall with a 37-game winning streak.