High School Football National Championship

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The High School Football National Championship is a national championship honor awarded to the best high school football team(s) in the United States of America based on rankings from USA Today[1] and the National Prep Poll. There have been some efforts over the years at organizing a single-game playoff for the national championship. Sometimes a dominant team in one state would defeat a dominant team in a neighboring state after the regular season and then would self-claim the national championship. However, sometimes such a game could not be scheduled, like in 1936 after Washington High School of Massillon, Ohio refused to withhold its black players in a proposed game with segregated Central High School of Knoxville. Central High subsequently proclaimed itself national champion that year. On December 31, 1938, duPont Manual of Louisville, Kentucky and New Britain of Connecticut played in an actual national championship game in Baton Rouge with the Louisiana Sports Association as the formal sponsor – and, by extension, the Sugar Bowl Committee, which held a series of sporting events leading up to the Sugar Bowl game itself. Manual won, 28–20. The following year, on December 30, the game featured Pine Bluff, Arkansas, which defeated Baton Rouge High School by a score of 26–0. This series of games proved difficult to organize, due to some states' prohibition of postseason play. Pine Bluff, for example, had to receive a special waiver from its state to participate in the game.

Selectors[edit]

Selector Years
National Sports News Service (NSNS) 1910–1916, 1918–1943, 1946–1999
Louisiana Sports Association (LSA) 1938–39
USA TODAY (USA) 1982–present
National Prep Poll (NPP) 1987–present

National Champions by year[edit]

Year Champion(s) Record Coach Selector(s)
1910 Oak Park, IL 10–2 Robert Zuppke NSNS
1911 Oak Park, IL 10–0 Robert Zuppke NSNS
1912 Oak Park, IL 10–0 Robert Zuppke NSNS
1913 Oak Park, IL 10–1 Glenn Thistlewaite NSNS
1914 Everett, MA 13–0 Cleo O’Donnell NSNS
1915 Detroit, MI, Central 11–0–1 Edbert C. Buss NSNS
Everett, MA 11–0–1 Cleo O'Donnell NSNS
1916 San Diego, CA 12–0 Nibs Price NSNS
1917
1918 Harrisburg, PA, Tech 9–0 Paul Smith NSNS
1919 Harrisburg, PA, Tech 12–0 Paul Smith NSNS
1920 Everett, WA 9–0–1 Enoch Bagshaw NSNS
Oak Park, IL 9–0–1 Glenn Thistlewaite NSNS
1921 Jacksonville, FL, Duval 8–0 Unknown NSNS
1922 Toledo, OH, Scott 9–0 Dr. William A. Neill NSNS
1923 East Cleveland, OH, Shaw 9–1 John Snavely NSNS
Toledo, OH, Scott 10–0 Dr. William A. Neill NSNS
1924 Toledo, OH, Waite 10–0 Joe C. Collins NSNS
1925 Pine Bluff, AR 16–0 Foy Hammons NSNS
1926 Tuscaloosa, AL 9–0 Paul Burnum NSNS
1927 Waco, TX 14–0 Paul Tyson NSNS
1928 Medford, OR 9–0 Unknown NSNS
1929 Tuscaloosa, AL 9–0 Paul Burnum NSNS
1930 Phoenix, AZ, Union 13–0 R.R. Robinson NSNS
1931 Ashland, KY 10–0 Paul Jenkins NSNS
1932 Toledo, OH, Waite 12–0 Donald McCallister NSNS
1933 Oklahoma City, OK, Capitol Hill 12–0 Jim Lookabaugh NSNS
1934 Canton, OH, McKinley 11–0 Jimmy Aiken NSNS
1935 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Paul Brown NSNS
1936 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Paul Brown NSNS
1937 Chicago, IL, Austin 10–0 William Heiland NSNS
1938 Louisville, KY, Manual 10–0 Ray Baer LSA, NSNS
1939 Pine Bluff, AR 11–0–1 Allen Dunaway LSA
Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Paul Brown NSNS
1940 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Paul Brown NSNS
1941 Chicago, IL, Leo 11–0 Whitey Cronin NSNS
1942 Miami, FL 9–0 Lyles Alley NSNS
1943 Miami, FL 9–0 Tom Moore NSNS
1944
1945
1946 Little Rock, AR, Senior 14–0 Raymond Bernett NSNS
1947 East Chicago, IN, Roosevelt 9–0 Unknown NSNS
Lynn, MA, Classical 11–1 Bill Joyce [1] NSNS
1948 Waco, TX 14–0 Carl Price NSNS
1949 Wichita Falls, TX 14–0 Joe Golding NSNS
1950 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Chuck Mather NSNS
1951 Weymouth, MA 9–0 Harry Arlanson [2] NSNS
1952 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Chuck Mather NSNS
1953 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Chuck Mather NSNS
1954 Vallejo, CA 9–0 Bob Patterson NSNS
1955 San Diego, CA 12–0 Duane Maley NSNS
1956 Abilene, TX 14–0 Charles Moser NSNS
1957 Little Rock, AR, Central 12–0 Wilson Matthews NSNS
Portland, OR, Jefferson 11–0 Thomas DeSylvia NSNS
1958 Oak Ridge, TN, Oak Ridge 10–0 Jack Armstrong NSNS
1959 Massillon, OH, Washington 10–0 Leo Strang NSNS
1960 Miami Senior, Miami, Fla. - 8-0-2 - Ottis Mooney - NSNS
1961 Massillon, OH, Washington 11–0 Leo Strang NSNS
1962 Valdosta, GA 12–0 Wright Bazemore NSNS
1962 - Miami Senior, Miami, Fla. - 8-0-1 - Ottis Mooney - Imperial Sports Syndicate
1963 Chicago, IL, St. Rita 9–0 Edward Buckley NSNS
1964 Coral Gables, FL 12–0 Nick Kotys NSNS
1965 Miami, FL 12–0 Robert Carlton NSNS
1966 Pico Rivera, CA, El Rancho 13–0 Ernest Johnson NSNS
1967 Austin, TX, Reagan 14–0 Travis Raven NSNS
Coral Gables, FL 13–0 Nick Kotys NSNS
1968 Austin, TX, Reagan 15–0 Travis Raven NSNS
Coral Gables, FL 12–1 Nick Kotys NSNS
1969 Coral Gables, FL 11–0 Nick Kotys NSNS
Valdosta, GA 12–0–1 Wright Bazemore NSNS
1970 Austin, TX, Reagan 14–1 Travis Raven NSNS
1971 Valdosta, GA 13–0 Wright Bazemore NSNS
1972 Bristol, TN 13–0 John Cropp NSNS
Odessa, TX, Permian 14–0 Gil Bartosh NSNS
1973 Chattanooga, TN, Baylor 13–0 E. B. Etter NSNS
Tyler, TX, John Tyler 15–0 Corky Nelson NSNS
1974 Thomasville, GA 12–1 Jim Hughes NSNS
1975 Los Angeles, CA, Loyola 13–0 Marty Shaughnessy NSNS
Rancho Cordova, CA, Cordova 12–0 Dewey Guerra NSNS
1976 Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 12–0 Gerry Faust NSNS
Warner Robins, GA 13–0 Robert Davis[disambiguation needed] NSNS
1977 Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 12–0 Gerry Faust NSNS
1978 Annandale, VA 14–0 Bob Hardage NSNS
1979 Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 12–0 Gerry Faust NSNS
1980 Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 13–0 Gerry Faust NSNS
1981 Warner Robins, GA 15–0 Robert Davis NSNS
1982 Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 13–0 Steve Klonne[2] NSNS, USA
1983 Berwick Area, PA 13–0 George Curry NSNS, USA
1984 Valdosta, GA 15–0 Nick Hyder NSNS, USA
1985 East St. Louis, IL 14–0 Bob Shannon NSNS, USA
1986 Valdosta, GA 15–0 Nick Hyder NSNS, USA
1987 Fontana, CA 14–0 Dick Bruich NPP
Pittsburgh, PA, North Hills 13–0 Jack McCurry USA
Plano, TX 16–0 Gerald Brence NSNS
1988 Pensacola, FL, Pine Forest 14–0 Carl Madison NSNS, USA
Prichard, AL, Vigor 13–0 Harold Clark NPP
1989 Cleveland, OH, St. Ignatius 13–0 Chuck Kyle USA
Odessa, TX, Permian 16–0 Gary Gaines NPP, NSNS
1990 Houston, Texas Aldine High School 15–0 Bill Smith NPP
Lawton, OK, Eisenhower 14–0 Tim Reynolds USA
Ruston, LA 14–0 Jimmy "Chick" Childress NSNS
1991 Indianapolis, IN, Ben Davis 14–0 Dick Dullaghan NPP, NSNS
LaGrange, GA 15–0 Gary Guthrie USA
1992 Berwick Area, PA 15–0 George Curry USA
Valdosta, GA 14–0 Nick Hyder NPP, NSNS
1993 Cleveland, OH, St. Ignatius 14–0 Chuck Kyle NPP, NSNS, USA
1994 Concord, CA, De La Salle 13–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, NSNS
Santa Ana, CA, Mater Dei 14–0 Bruce Rollinson USA
1995 Berwick Area, PA 15–0 George Curry USA
Cleveland, OH, St. Ignatius 14–0 Chuck Kyle NPP, NSNS
1996 Hampton, VA 14–0 Mike Smith NPP, NSNS
Santa Ana, CA, Mater Dei 14–0 Bruce Rollinson USA
1997 Canton, OH, McKinley 14–0 Thom McDaniels USA
Hampton, VA 13–0 Mike Smith NPP, NSNS
1998 Concord, CA, De La Salle 12–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, NSNS, USA
1999 Concord, CA, De La Salle 12–0 Bob Ladouceur NSNS
Midland, TX, Lee 15–0 John Parchman USA
Shreveport, LA, Evangel Christian 15–0 Dennis Dunn NPP
2000 Concord, CA, De La Salle 13–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, USA
2001 Concord, CA, De La Salle 12–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, USA
2002 Concord, CA, De La Salle 13–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, USA
2003 Concord, CA, De La Salle 13–0 Bob Ladouceur NPP, USA
2004 Southlake, TX, Carroll 16–0 Todd Dodge NPP, USA
2005 Lakeland, FL 15–0 Bill Castle USA
Southlake, TX, Carroll 16–0 Todd Dodge NPP
2006 Lakeland, FL 15–0 Bill Castle NPP
Southlake, TX, Carroll 16–0 Todd Dodge USA
2007 Cincinnati, OH, St. Xavier 15–0 Steve Specht NPP
Miami, FL, Northwestern 15–0 Billy Rolle USA
2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, St. Thomas Aquinas 15–0 George Smith NPP, USA
2009 Ramsey, NJ, Don Bosco Prep 12–0 Greg Toal NPP, USA
2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, St. Thomas Aquinas 15–0 George Smith NPP
South Panola, MS 15–0 Lance Pogue USA
2011 Ramsey, NJ, Don Bosco Prep 12–0 Greg Toal NPP, USA
2012 River Ridge, LA, John Curtis Christian 14–0 J.T. Curtis NPP, USA
2013 Miami, FL, Booker T Washington 14-0 Tim Harris NPP, USA


National Championships by school[edit]

School Championships Years
Massillon, OH, Washington 9 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1961
Concord, CA, De La Salle 7 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Valdosta, GA 6 1962, 1969, 1971, 1984, 1986, 1992
Cincinnati, OH, Moeller 5 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982
Oak Park, IL 5 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1920
Coral Gables, FL 4 1964, 1967, 1968, 1969
Austin, TX, Reagan 3 1967, 1968, 1970
Berwick, PA 3 1983, 1992, 1995
Cleveland, OH, St. Ignatius 3 1989, 1993, 1995
Miami, FL 3 1942, 1943, 1965
Southlake, TX, Carroll 3 2004, 2005, 2006
Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa 2 1926, 1929
Ramsey, NJ, Don Bosco Prep 2 2009, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, FL, St. Thomas Aquinas 2 2008, 2010
Lakeland, FL 2 2005, 2006
Waco, TX, 2 1927, 1948
Warner Robins, GA 2 1976, 1981
Little Rock, AR, Central 2 1946, 1957
Pine Bluff, AR 2 1925, 1939
Odessa, TX, Permian 2 1972, 1989
Everett, MA 2 1914, 1915
Toledo, OH, Scott 2 1922, 1923
Toledo, OH, Waite 2 1924, 1932
Santa Ana, CA, Mater Dei 2 1994, 1996
Canton, OH, McKinley 2 1934, 1997


See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See USA Today All-USA high school football team #2010 team, for "USA TODAY Super 25" teams and "USA TODAY Super 25 regional rankings" (top 10 in each region: East, South, Midwest, West).
  2. ^ Groeschen, Tom (2001-08-24). "Moeller coach Bob Crable draws spotlight". The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio: Gannett Company). Retrieved 2008-01-26. "Klonne was asked to resign despite a 19-season record of 169–48, including two state titles (1982, '85) and a USA Today national championship in 1982."