St. Thomas Acquinas (Fla.) High and Don Bosco (N.J.) Prep are perennial national title contenders amidst the RivalsHigh 100 throng, and this weekend they proved the 2010 season would be no exception. Both powerful programs pulled out the biggest victories of their respective seasons to vault up the standings and highlight a weekend that also witnessed replays of some huge games from recent seasons. Make sure to check out how these results shook up the latest RivalsHigh 100 right here.
• No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 42, No. 5 Camden County (Ga.) 28: Aquinas quarterback Jacob Rudock passed for a school-record 333 yards and four toucdowns and the Florida powerhouse built up a 24-7 lead in the first half of one of the season's most-hyped inter-state showdowns.
• No. 15 Don Bosco (N.J.) Prep 38, No. 97 Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 18: A saturated track couldn't slow down a powerful Don Bosco, which rebounded from n early 3-0 Bergen Catholic lead to rattle off 21 straight points and kill off any lingering thoughts of a massive New Jersey upset.
• No. 99 Klein Collins (Texas) 28, Dekaney (Texas) 21: Dekaney jumped out to a late seven-point lead in the weekend's most hyped game in the Lone Star state before Klein Collins responded with two deep touchdown tosses from quarterback Tyler Stehling to eke out a close District 13-5A win, despite an impressive performance by Dekaney back Trey Williams, who you see below.
• No. 12 Hamilton (Ariz.) 38, Chandler (Ariz.) 20: A national TV audience watched one of Arizona's most heated rivalries Friday night on ESPN, as Hamilton rolled to its 32-straight victory by controlling UCLA-commit quarterback Brett Hundley. Just think: these Hamilton players were dancing before their win.
• No. 69 Miami Northwestern (Fla.) 26, No. 88 Booker T. Washington (Fla.) 25: Of all the hyped in-state battles over the weekend, this might have turned out to be the best game. For much of the contest Northwestern appeared headed toward a second straight demoralizing loss to rival Booker T., but the Bulls rallied with a late touchdown and two-point conversion, then thwarted the Tornadoes' final drive with an acrobatic pass deflection by senior Eli Rodgers on a fourth down in the final minute.
• No. 24 Warren Central (Ind.) 37, No. 91 Carmel (Ind.) 27: This rematch of the 2009 Indiana Class 5A state title game was much more clear cut than the state championship face off, which famously went to double-overtime. Like that previous matchup, this game was held at the Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium, which saw Warren Central pound out 331 yards on the ground en route to a decisive victory.
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