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High School Football America’s Top Medium High School Football Teams for 2020-2021

Florida high school football rules the 2020-2021 High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels. The top four teams in HSFA’s national rankings, created with its proprietary algorithm, hail from the Sunshine State.

Leading the way is Florida Class 4A champ Cardinal Gibbons. The Chiefs, who got a late start on the fall 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, finished 8-1 with an impressive early season win over Florida 7A champ St. Thomas Aquinas.

Florida 5A champ American Heritage (Plantation) finishes No. 2. The Patriots are led by NFL Legend Patrick Surtain, Sr., who was High School Football America’s National High School Coach of the Year.

3A champ Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville) checks-in at No. 3, followed by 3A runner-up Chaminade-Madonna at No. 4.

The first non-Florida team is Georgia 5A champ Warner Robins at No. 5. Six-time defending Tennessee champ Alcoa is ranked No. 6.

Rounding out the Top 10 is Blessed Trinity (Georgia) at No. 7, four-time defending North Carolina 3A champ Charlotte Catholic at No. 8, Alabama 5A champ St. Paul’s at No. 9 and two-time defending Arkansas 5A champ Pulaski Academy at No. 10.

In addition to Surtain, NFL Legend Ingle Martin also led his team to a national ranking. The former NFL QB led Christ Presbyterian Academy to a Tennessee Division II-AA state title, which puts CPA at No. 22.

In the championship game, Martin matched wits with fellow NFL Legend Trent Dilfer, head coach at Lipscomb Academy. Martin now owns three state championships, since taking over at CPA in 2011

2020-2021 High School Football America Medium Schools Top 25



No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida)


No. 2 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)


No. 3 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)


No. 4 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)


No. 5 Warner Robins (Georgia)*


No. 6 Alcoa (Tennessee)


No. 7 Blessed Trinity (Georgia)


No. 8 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)


No. 9 St. Paul's (Alabama)


No. 10 Pulaski Academy (Arkansas)


No. 11 Cocoa (Florida)


No. 12 Argyle (Texas)


No. 13 Carthage (Texas)


No. 14 Bishop Chartard (Indiana)


No. 15 Marist (Georgia)


No. 16 Fyffe (Alabama)


No. 17 DeWitt (Michigan)


No. 18 Louisville (Mississippi)


No. 19 Chardon (Ohio)


No. 20 Roncalli (Indiana)


No. 21 Thomas Jefferson (Pennsylvania)


No. 22 Christ Presbyterian Academy (Tennessee)


No. 23 Gilmer (Texas)


No. 24 Salem (Salem, Virginia)


No. 23 Mesquite (Arizona)



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