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What we're watching: SBLive Power 25 high school football games of the week (2021 Week 1)

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.
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On Monday we released our first SBLive Power 25 of the 2021 high school football season, a weekly look at the top high school football teams in the country.

Four SBLive Power 25 teams will play big games this week, with No. 18 Miami Central vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco taking center stage. Here's a closer look at the top high school football games in the country this week with an emphasis on what their results mean for the Power 25. One or two of the teams involved in each game is either currently ranked or on our Power 25 radar.

Here’s what we’re watching this week:

Aug. 20: No. 18 Miami Central (0-0) vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) (0-0)

Seven Central players are ranked in the top 150 of 247Sports’ 2022 Florida recruiting rankings. Linebacker Wesley Bissainthe leads the way at No. 17. He hold offers from some of the top schools in the country, including Miami, Penn State and Alabama. St. John Bosco has Division 1 talent at just about every position on the field. The Braves’ top-ranked recruit on offense is four-star lineman Earnest Greene. On defense, it’s 2023 defensive end Matayo Uiagalelei, who also plays tight end.

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