High School Football: Top 10 Toughest Schedules for the 2022 Season

Seven of the 10 featured teams begin the season in the MaxPreps top 25.

Top four teams in rankings – #1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), #2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), #3 St. Frances Academy (Baltimore), and #4 IMG Academy ( Bradenton, Florida) – own the top 4 spots on our list.

The Monarchs and Braves play in the highly competitive Trinity League and also plan top-flight pre-season games. The Ascenders and Panthers each create a grueling national schedule against powerhouse programs.

St. Frances Academy is #1 on our list of toughest schedules. The Panthers begin the season with seven of their first eight games on the road or at a neutral venue. They also cover more than 8,400 miles and travel to Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas over a 12-week period.

A third Trinity League school, Servite, also lands on the toughest schedule list.

A total of six different states are represented, with California having three, followed by Florida and Maryland with two each. Arizona, Georgia and Ohio have one school.

2 Sept – vs. #21 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ)

23 Sept – at #8 Chandler (Ariz.)

September 10 – vs. #50 Good Attorney (Olney, Md.)

15 Oct – against No. 24 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)

21 Oct – against No. 55 King (Detroit)

2 Sept – against No. 41 Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.)

September 10 – against No. 64 Archbishop Möller (Cincinnati)

28 Oct – against #18 St. John’s (Washington, DC)

4 Nov – at #32 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

August 19th — vs. No. 14 Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)

2 Sept – against No. 67 North Cobb (Kennesaw, Georgia)

30 Sept – against No. 53 Collins Hill (Suwanee, Georgia)

14 Oct – against #26 Mill Creek (Hoschton, Georgia)

August 27th – against #18 St. John’s (Washington, DC)

9 Sep – at #40 Northwestern (Miami)

16 Sep – vs. #20 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

22 Sept – at #95 Gulliver Prep (Miami)

7 Oct — in No. 36 Venice (Fla.)

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26th of August – at #30 Mission Viejo (California)

9 Sep – at #39 Los Alamitos (California)

30 Sept – vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)

14 Oct – at #56 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)

27 Oct – vs. No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)

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26th of August – against #15 Central (Miami)

23 Sept – at #27 Central (Phenix City, Alabama)

30 Sept – against No. 91 Jones (Orlando)

Nov 18 – at St. Frances Academy No. 3 (Baltimore)

26th of August — at #46 Allen (Texas)

2 Sept — at #94 Bishop Amat (La Puente, California)

17 Sep — vs. No. 49 Kahuku (Hawaii)

7 Oct – at No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)

28 Oct – against #56 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)

26th of August – at #6 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

2 Sept – at #9 Centennial (Corona, California)

7 Oct – vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)

21 Oct – at #56 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)

August 27th – vs. No. 58 East St. Louis (Illinois)

3 Sept — at #35 DeSoto (Texas)

15 Sept — in No. 36 Venice (Fla.)

23 Sept — at #44 Dutch Fork (Irmo, SC)

30 Sept — at #49 Kahuku (Hawaii)

Nov 18 – vs. No. 4 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

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