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High School Football

Aledo and DeSoto football among nation’s elite with 16-0 seasons

By Eric Zarate

ezarate@star-telegram.com

January 13, 2017 02:29 PM

Aledo and DeSoto football teams are among just eight schools in the nation to finish the 2016 season with 16-0 records, according to a list by CBS/MaxPreps website.

The other 16-0 teams are from Texas or North Carolina: Bremond, Gunter, West Orange-Stark, Reidsville (N.C.), Shelby (N.C.), and Wake Forest (N.C.).

Texas also can boast two six-man undefeated teams: 14-0 Richland Springs and 13-0 Baytown Christian.

According to MaxPreps, more than 16,000 high schools fielded football teams in 2016 -- including 6-man, 8-man, 9-man squads -- and just 178 were undefeated.

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16-0

Aledo (Texas)

Bremond (Texas)

DeSoto (Texas)

Gunter (Texas)

Reidsville (N.C.)

Shelby (N.C.)

Wake Forest (N.C.)

West Orange-Stark (Orange, Texas)

15-0

Appomattox County (Appomattox, Va.)

Benedictine (Savannah, Ga.)

Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona, Pa.)

Bowling Green (Ky.)

Cartersville (Ga.)

Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)

Dresden (Tenn.)

Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)

Fyffe (Ala.)

Jones (Okla.)

Laverne (Okla.)

Linton-Stockton (Linton, Ind.)

Millwood (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Penney (Hamilton, Mo.)

Piedmont (Ala.)

Prescott (Ark.)

Roncalli (Indianapolis)

Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)

Steel Valley (Munhall, Pa.)

Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)

Warren (Ark.)

Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.)

14-0

American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)

Archbishop Murphy (Everett, Wash.)

Caledonia (Minn.)

Camas (Wash.)

Catholic Memorial (Waukesha, Wis.)

Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.)

Cass Tech (Detroit)

Damascus (Damascus, Md.)

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, Ga.)

East (Salt Lake City)

East St. Louis (Ill.)

Edna Karr (New Orleans)

Forreston (Forreston, Ill.)

Fort Hill (Cumberland, Md.)

Hominy (Okla.)

IC Catholic Prep (Elmhurst, Ill.)

Indianola Academy (Indianola, Miss.)

Kimberly (Wis.)

Lake View (S.C.)

Lamar (Mo.)

Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis, Tenn.)

Logansport (La.)

Maplesville (Ala.)

Martinsburg (W. Va.)

John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, Ga.)

Mingo Central (Matewan, W. Va.)

Muskegon Catholic Central (Muskegon, Mich.)

Napavine (Wash.)

Northland Christian (Houston)

Pahokee (Fla.)

Pewamo-Westphalia (Pewamo, Mich.)

Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Regis (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia)

St. Marys (W. Va.)

Wagoner (Okla.)

Walkersville (Md.)

West Linn (Ore.)

Williams Field (Gilbert, Ariz.)

Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

13-0

Ansonia (Conn.)

Autauga Academy (Prattville, Ala.)

Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.)

Billings Senior (Mont.)

Cambridge (N.Y.)

Darien (Conn.)

Derby (Kan.)

Dillon Christian (Dillon, S.C.)

Glens Falls (N.Y.)

Elk River (Minn.)

Elkhorn South (Elkhorn, Neb.)

Falmouth (Mass.)

Gladbrook-Reinbeck (Reinbeck, Iowa)

La Junta (Colo.)

Lourdes (Rochester, Minn.)

Minneapolis North (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Newark Valley (N.Y.)

O’Neill (Neb.)

Pella (Iowa)

Rio Rancho (N.M.)

Royal (Royal City, Wash.)

Simmons (Hollandale, Miss.)

Strasburg (Colo.)

Totino-Grace (Fridley, Minn.)

Troy (Kan.)

Troy (N.Y.)

Wilber-Clatonia (Wilber, Neb.)

Woodbridge (Bridgeville, Del.)

12-0

Bedford (N.H.)

Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.)

Curtis (Staten Island, N.Y.)

DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

Eagle Academy III (Queens, N.Y.)

Garden City (N.Y.)

Hanover (Mass.)

King Philip Regional (Wrentham, Mass.)

Madison (N.J.)

Maine Central Institute (Pittsfield, Maine)

Maret (Washington, D.C.)

Mater Dei (New Monmouth, N.J.)

Pershing County (Lovelock, Nev.)

Ridgewood (N.J.)

Skyline (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

Smyrna (Del.)

St. Maries (Idaho)

St. Mary’s Central (Bismarck, N.D.)

Timber Creek Regional (Erial, N.J.)

Wantagh (N.Y.)

Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Weequahic (Newark, N.J.)

West Deptford (Westville, N.J.)

Westfield (N.J.)

Winner (S.D.)

11-0

Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)

Bonny Eagle (Standish, Maine)

Brunswick (Maine)

Community Christian (Stockbridge, Ga.)

Hamden Hall Country Day (Hamden, Conn.)

Hasbrouck Heights (N.J.)

IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

King’s Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

North Bend (Ore.)

Windsor (Vt.)

10-0

Oak Hall (Gainesville, Fla.)

Skipstone Academy (Griffin, Ga.)

Soldotna (Alaska)

9-0

Back of the Yards College Prep (Chicago)

Choate Rosemary Hall School (Wallingford, Conn.)

Gorton (Yonkers, N.Y.)

Sullivan (Ill.)

8-0

Hun (Princeton, N.J.)

7-0

Hackley (Tarrytown, N.Y.)

6-0

Dalton (New York)

9-man

Grand Meadow (Minn.), 14-0

Gregory (S.D.), 12-0,

Thompson (N.D.), 12-0

8-man

Abundant Life/Madison Country Day/St. Ambrose Academy (Madison, Wis.), 8-0

Bagdad (Ariz.), 11-0

Branson (Ross, Calif.), 6-0

Desert Heights Prep (Glendale, Ariz.), 9-0

Donahue Catholic (Ave Maria, Fla.), 11-0

Ennis (Mont.), 13-0

Gunnery School (Washington, Conn.), 6-0

Hanover (Kan.), 12-0

Heritage Academy (Mesa, Ariz.), 12-0

Holy Ground Baptist Academy (Roopville, Ga.), 12-0

Andrew Jackson Academy (Ehrhardt, S.C.), 12-0

Joshua Springs Christian (Yucca Valley, Calif.), 12-0

Kansas School for the Deaf (Olathe, Kan.), 5-0

Louisiana School for the Deaf (Baton Rouge, La.), 8-0

Mojave (Calif.), 11-0

Molokai (Hoolehua, Hawaii), 4-0

Neligh-Oakdale (Neligh, Neb.), 8-0

North Andrew (Rosendale, Mo.), 13-0

North Central (Powers, Mich.), 13-0

Osborne (Kan.), 13-0

Raft River (Malta, Idaho), 12-0

St. Mary’s Academy (St. Marys, Kan.), 9-0

Tallulah Academy (La.), 12-0

6-man

Baytown Christian (Baytown, Texas), 13-0

Hot Springs (Mont.), 13-0

Kaycee (Wyo.), 11-0

Richland Springs (Texas), 14-0

Riverside (Cedar Rapids, Neb.), 11-0

San Jon (N.M.), 8-0

Weskan (Kan.), 8-0