Madison (Skyline) Drives ahead of Monroe

November 18, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/This week in Founding Fathers Football:

Yes! Another clever title! Its down to the wire as Madison High uses Skyline as a buffer to pad its slim lead over Monroe. Hamilton remains in the hunt in 3rd place. Thomas Jefferson, Columbus and Independence all remain unchanged from last week, despite having only one loss between them.  

Source: HighschoolRivals
Photo by John-Morgan

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Madison, Monroe Neck and Neck

November 11, 2008

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/This past weekend in Founding Fathers Football, undefeated Madison and West Monroe remain neck and neck (current ranking in HighschoolRivals’ Top 100 is 27th and 28th place, respectively). Hamilton is third (moving up a spot to 32nd). Thomas Jefferson remains fourth (in the 55th spot), with Columbus right behind him (no Columbus was not a Founding Father and is ineligible for the game, but he was respected by TJ and his portrait did hang in the Parlor at Monticello, so there). Independence is last, but scores points for reaching the highly ironic 76th spot (you know – spirit of ’76 and whatnot)! [Note: If we included yearly celebrations, then Centennial would currently be in first place]. An interesting (if sad) sidebar: two Jefferson-named schools were defeated by Top100 teams this week.

For the Christian version of FFF, Trinity (of TX) and St. Thomas Aquinas
are battling it out for first (both in Christian FFF and HighschoolRivals Top 100). St. Ignatius is a close third.

Source: HighschoolRivals
Photo by seattlemunicipalarchives


Madison Cracks Top 30

October 28, 2008

We’ve been playing Founding Fathers Football (ok, I just made that up) all season long by following HighschoolRivals Top 100 teams. As the regular season comes to a close for most teams, Madison claws its way further into the Top 30, with an undefeated 6-0 record. West Monroe climbs to number 30, also undefeated at 7-0. Hamilton, who had the weekend off, climb two spots to 33.

Despite crushing West Mifflin 42-7, TJ of Jefferson Hills, PA drops 3 spots to 54th this week. Independence of Charlotte, NC jumps forward to number 81 and Columbus of Miami is riding TJ’s wake at number 54.

For the Civil War version of Founding Fathers Football, Union is at 34 and Grant of Sacramento splits the south at 74.

Finally, the two Trinitys (at numbers 1 and 75) look like they will stand alone without a third for the season.

Source: HighschoolRivals
Photo courtesy of Saquan Stimpson


Madison, Hamilton ahead of Jefferson

October 16, 2008

We’ve been keeping up with HighschoolRivals.com Top 100 football teams in the U.S. this season – not for historical or educational purposes, but simply because several of the teams are named after (or have the same last names as) a couple of the Founding Fathers, including TJ himself (which falls under the category of ‘TJ-related’ as well as fun!).

This week Madison County of Flo-rida holds strong in 34th place. Hamilton of AZ is number 40, while Thomas Jefferson (in PA) hovers just outside the Top 50 in 52nd place. Undefeated Independence is 83rd, while the two Trinitys (in 1st and 78th place, respectively) still seek that elusive third.

A special shoutout to Columbus (of Miami, FL) in honor of Monday’s greatest single day surge in the history of the U.S. stock market (on Columbus Day, no less).

Source: Highschoolrivals.com

Photo courtesy of Jayel Aheram