FAB 50/NSNS USA Football Champs

Notes: All selections previous to 1982 by Art Johlfs and/or Barry Sollenberger. All selections from 1982 to 1998 by Doug Huff and panel of sportswriters. All selections from 1999 to 2013 by Doug Huff & Mark Tennis with contributions from FAB 50 voters in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008. Selection for 2014 by Mark Tennis & Sheldon Shealer. Art Johlfs had co-champions in a few of the seasons he did final rankings. We also have listed co-champions in the years in which Barry Sollenberger and Doug Huff had different final rankings.

For list of every national champion as selected by USA Today, FAB 50, National Prep Poll and MaxPreps, CLICK HERE.

For the 2014 final FAB 50 national rankings, CLICK HERE.

Adam Taylor was the star running back for Katy High's 2012 FAB 50 national championship team. Photo: Courtesy Katy Times.

Adam Taylor was the star running back for Katy High’s 2012 FAB 50 national championship team. Photo: Courtesy Katy Times.


2014
Allen (Allen, Texas) 16-0
Head Coach: Tom Westerberg

2013
Booker T. Washington (Miami, Fla.) 14-0
Head Coach: Tim “Ice” Harris

2012
Katy (Katy, Texas) 16-0
Head Coach: Gary Joseph

2011
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 11-0
Head Coach: Greg Toal

2010
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 15-0
Head Coach: George Smith

2009
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 12-0
Head Coach: Greg Toal

2008
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 15-0
Head Coach: George Smith

2007
Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) 15-0
Head Coach: Billy Rolle

2006
Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) 15-0
Head Coach: Bill Castle

2005
Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 16-0
Head Coach: Todd Dodge

2004
Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 16-0
Head Coach: Todd Dodge

2003
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

2002
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

2001
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 12-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

2000
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

1999
Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) 15-0 & De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coaches: Dennis Dunn & Bob Ladouceur

1998
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 12-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

1997
Hampton (Hampton, Va.) 13-0
Head Coach: Mike Smith

1996
Hampton (Hampton, Va.) 14-0
Head Coach: Mike Smith

1995
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 14-0
Head Coach: Chuck Kyle

1994
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Bob Ladouceur

1993
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) 14-0
Head Coach: Chuck Kyle

1992
Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 14-0
Head Coach: Nick Hyder

1991
Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) 14-0
Head Coach: Dick Dullaghan

1990
Aldine (Aldine, Texas) 15-0 & Ruston (Ruston, La.) 14-0
Head Coaches: Bill Smith & Billy Gillum

1989
Permian (Odessa, Texas) 16-0
Head Coach: Gary Gaines

1988
Vigor (Prichard, Ala.) 13-0 & Pine Forest (Pensacola, Fla.) 14-0
Head Coaches: Harold Clark & Carl Madison

1987
Fontana (Fontana, Calif.) 14-0 & Plano (Plano, Texas) 16-0
Head Coaches: Dick Bruich & Gerald Brence

1986
Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 15-0
Head Coach: Nick Hyder

1985
East St. Louis (East St. Louis, Ill.) 14-0
Head Coach: Bob Shannon

1984
Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 15-0
Head Coach: Nick Hyder

1983
Berwick (Berwick, Pa.) 13-0
Head Coach: George Curry

1982
Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 13-0
Head Coach: Steve Klonne

1981
Warner Robins (Warner Robins, Ga.) 15-0
Head Coach: Robert Davis

1980
Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 13-0
Head Coach: Gerry Faust

1979
Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 12-0
Head Coach: Gerry Faust

1978
Stratford (Houston, Texas) 15-0 & Annandale (Annandale, Va.) 14-0
Head Coaches: Oscar Cripps & Bob Hardage

1977
Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 12-0
Head Coach: Gerry Faust

1976
Warner Robins (Warner Robins, Ga.) 12-0 & Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) 12-0
Head Coaches: Robert Davis & Gerry Faust

1975
Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) 13-0 & Cordova (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) 12-0
Head Coaches: Marty Shaugnessy & Dewey Guerra

1974
Thomasville (Thomasville, Ga.) 12-1
Head Coach: Jim Hughes

1973
John Tyler (Tyler, Texas) 15-0 & Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 13-0
Head Coaches: Corky Nelson & E.B. Etter

1972
Permian (Odessa, Texas) 14-0 & Bristol (Bristol, Tenn.) 13-0
Head Coaches: Gil Bartosh & John Cropp

1971
Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 13-0
Head Coach: Wright Bazemore

1970
Reagan (Austin, Texas) 14-1
Head Coach: Travis Raven

1969
Blair (Pasadena, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Pete Yoder

1968
Reagan (Austin, Texas) 15-0
Head Coach: Travis Raven

1967
Coral Gables (Coral Gables, Fla.) 13-0 & Reagan (Austin, Texas) 14-0
Head Coaches: Nick Kotys & Travis Raven

1966
El Rancho (Pico Rivera, Calif.) 13-0
Head Coach: Ernie Johnson

1965
Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) 12-0
Head Coach: Robert Carlton

1964
Coral Gables (Coral Gables, Fla.) 12-0
Head Coach: Nick Kotys

1963
St. Rita (Chicago, Ill.) 9-0
Head Coach: Edward Buckley

1962
Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 12-0
Head Coach: Wright Bazemore

1961
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 11-0
Head Coach: Leo Strang

1960
Lawrence (Lawrence, Kan.) 9-0
Head Coach: Al Woolard

1959
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Leo Strang

1958
Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 12-0
Head Coach: Thomas DeSylvia

1957
Central (Little Rock, Ark.) 12-0 & Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 11-0
Head Coaches: Wilson Matthews & Thomas DeSylvia

1956
Abilene (Abilene, Texas) 14-0
Head Coach: Charles Moser

1955
San Diego (San Diego, Calif.) 12-0
Head Coach: Duane Maley

1954
Vallejo (Vallejo, Calif.) 9-0
Head Coach: Bob Patterson

1953
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Chuck Mather

1952
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Chuck Mather

1951
Weymouth (Weymouth, Mass.) 9-0
Head Coach: Harry Arlanson

1950
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Chuck Mather

1949
Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, Texas) 14-0
Head Coach: Joe Golding

1948
Waco (Waco, Texas) 14-0
Head Coach: Carl Price

1947
Classical (Lynn, Mass.) 11-1 & Roosevelt (East Chicago, Ind.) 9-0

1946
Central (Little Rock, Ark.) 14-0
Head Coach: Raymond Burnett

1945
No team named.

1944
No team named.

1943
Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) 9-0
Head Coach: Tom Moore

1942
Miami Senior (Miami, Fla.) 9-0
Head Coach: Lyles Alley

1941
Leo (Chicago, Ill.) 11-0
Head Coach: Whitey Cronin

1940
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Paul Brown

1939
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Paul Brown

1938
Manual (Louisville, Ky.) 10-0
Head Coach: Ray Baer

1937
Austin (Chicago, Ill.) 10-0
Head Coach: William Heiland

1936
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Paul Brown

1935
Washington (Massillon, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Paul Brown

1934
McKinley (Canton, Ohio) 11-0
Head Coach: Jimmy Aiken

1933
Capitol Hill (Oklahoma City, Okla.) 12-0
Head Coach: Jim Lookabaugh

1932
Waite (Toledo, Ohio) 12-0
Head Coach: Donald McCallister

1931
Ashland (Ashland, Ky.) 10-0
Head Coach: Paul Jenkins

1930
Phoenix Union (Phoenix, Ariz.) 13-0
Head Coach: R.R. Robinson

1929
Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) 9-0
Head Coach: Paul Burnam

1928
Medford (Medford, Ore.) 9-0
Head Coach: Prink Callison

1927
Waco (Waco, Texas) 14-0
Head Coach: Paul Tyson

1926
Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) 9-0
Head Coach: Paul Burnam

1925
Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, Ark.) 16-0
Head Coach: Foy Hammons

1924
Waite (Toledo, Ohio) 10-0
Head Coach: Joe C. Collins

1923
Scott (Toledo, Ohio) 10-0 & Shaw (East Cleveland, Ohio) 9-1
Head Coaches: Dr. William A. Neill & John Snavely

1922
Scott (Toledo, Ohio) 9-0
Head Coach: Dr. William A. Neill

1921
Duval (Jacksonville, Fla.) 8-0
Head Coach: Wiley Wright

1920
Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) 9-0-1 & Everett (Everett, Wash.) 9-0-1
Head Coaches: Glenn Thistlewaite & Enoch Bagshaw

1919
Tech (Harrisburg, Pa.) 12-0
Head Coach: Paul Smith

1918
Tech (Harrisburg, Pa.) 9-0
Head Coach: Paul Smith

1917
No team named.

1916
San Diego (San Diego, Calif.) 12-0
Head Coach: Nibs Price

1915
Everett (Everett, Mass.) 11-0-1 & Central (Detroit, Mich.) 11-0-1
Head Coaches: Cleo O’Donnell & Edbert C. Buss

1914
Everett (Everett, Mass.) 13-0
Coach: Cleo O’Donnell

1913
Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) 10-1
Head Coach: Glenn Thistlewaite

1912
Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) 10-0
Head Coach: Robert Zuppke

1911
Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) 10-0
Head Coach: Robert Zuppke

1910
Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) 10-2
Head Coach: Robert Zuppke

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