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What we’re watching: SBLive Power 25 high school football games of the week (Week 10)

Every week, SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette previews the country’s top high school football games with an emphasis on what their results mean for the Power 25. Here’s what we’re watching this week.
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On Sunday we released our 10th Power 25 of the 2020 high school football season, a weekly look at the top high school football teams in the country.

Every week, SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette previews the country’s top high school football games with an emphasis on what their results mean for the Power 25. Here’s what we’re watching this week.

Oct. 30: No. 1 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) (6-0) vs. No. 9 Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) (1-0)

Here's the game of the week. IMG has six players listed in the top 50 of 247Sports.com’s 2021 Florida recruiting rankings and nine listed on the website’s top 50 for 2022. Northwestern has six players listed in the top 110 of 247Sports’ 2021 state list. There will be talent all over the field.

Oct. 30: No. 3 Chandler (Ariz.) (4-0) vs. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) (3-1)

This game makes the list because even though Chandler should win by multiple scores, it's a top-five showdown in Arizona.

Oct. 30: Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) (5-1) vs. No. 4. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) (6-0)

This game has numerous talking points. How much playing time will star Grayson quarterback Jake Garcia receive following his transfer from Valdosta? Which standout running back will outperform the other: Parkview's Cody Brown (Tennessee commit) or Grayson's Phil Mafah (Clemson commit)? Can Grayson's offense reach a new gear following an open week?

Oct. 30: No. 20. Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) (9-0) vs. Westerville Central (Ohio) (8-1)

This game is for a Division 1 regional championship in Ohio. Pickerington Central should win, but there is a lot on the line, so the game makes this week's list.

Oct. 30: No. 23 Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio) (7-0) vs. Benedictine (Cleveland, Ohio) (4-4)

This game is a Division II regional semifinal in Ohio. Benedictine played Hoban the closest of anyone in 2020, losing by a touchdown, 31-24, on Sept. 11. Can the Bengals snag an upset in the postseason rematch?

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