After three weeks of the high school football season, we are starting to get a good idea of how many of the area’s teams are looking in the early season. Despite a 1-2 start to the season, East St. Louis starts our 2022 HSSC/Scoops with Danny Mac Top 10 rankings in the top slot. The Flyers have played one of the toughest schedules to start the year and their two losses are by a combined nine points to a pair of teams that are national powers. CBC will enter the initial rankings in the second slot with Howell coming in third.

Here is the first Top 10 list of the season. Just a reminder, we have combined all schools into one list for the fall.

  1. East St. Louis (1-2)
    • The Flyers fell to Georgia powerhouse Creekside 10-8 last Friday and will look to rebound this week as they travel to Bellville East Saturday afternoon.
  2. CBC (2-1)
    • The Cadets bounced back after losing to East St. Louis with a convincing 63-35 win over St. Louis University High School and will host Chaminade Friday evening at 6 p.m.
  3. Howell (3-0)
    • The Vikings remained undefeated after beating Lutheran North 42-21 Last Thursday and will take on Howell North Friday evening at 7 p.m.
  4. Lutheran St. Charles (3-0)
    • The Cougars continued their winning ways with a 45-3 victory over St. Dominic Friday evening and will take on St. Mary’s Friday at 7 p.m.
  5. Edwardsville (3-0)
    • The Tigers rolled to a 56-0 win over Soldan Saturday afternoon and will open Southwestern Conference play against O’Fallon Friday evening at 7 p.m.
  6. St. Mary’s (2-1)
    • The Dragons will look to bounce back after falling to Neuqua Valley 21-20 Friday evening as they travel to Lutheran St. Charles Friday evening at 7 p.m.
  7. O’Fallon (3-0)
    • The Panthers defeated Waubonsie Valley 40-0 Friday evening and will start SWC action Friday as they travel to Edwardsville in a 7 p.m. start.
  8. MICDS (3-0)
    • The Rams defeated Westminster Saturday afternoon 59-20 and will take on Priory this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Metro League play.
  9. Cardinal Ritter (3-0)
    • The Lions continued to play well in the early season as they defeated Duchesne 35-6 this past Friday and they head to Jefferson City to take on Helias Friday at 7 p.m.
  10. Marquette (3-0)
    • The Mustangs defeated Hazelwood Central 23-7 this past weekend and play host to rival Eureka this coming Friday at 7 p.m.
Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at japowers2421@yahoo.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan