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High school football power rankings: Corner Canyon on the brink of history, and three new teams appear in the Top 25

Grantsville, Weber and Kanab are all riding six-game winning streaks.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon takes the field for prep football action between the Corner Canyon Chargers and the Bingham Miners, on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

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The Corner Canyon Chargers have now been atop the rankings for eight straight weeks. At this point, it’s difficult seeing them drop down with the way they’re playing.

But other than the powerhouse from Draper, there was some movement this week. Mountain Ridge usurped Skyridge and Timpview jumped a few spots.

The bottom of the rankings, though, have gotten interesting. Three new teams — Weber, Lehi and Kanab — are in due to winning streaks. And Grantsville moved up a few spots behind its six-game streak.

With only two more weeks left until postseason play, how much will the rankings change?

Here are The Salt Lake Tribune’s prep football Top 25 power rankings for Week 8.

1. Corner Canyon (8-0)

Previous week: 1

The Chargers tied the state record in consecutive wins over the weekend with a blowout victory over Westlake. The #StreakWatch is now at 48.

2. Mountain Ridge (7-1)

Previous week: 3

The Sentinels handed West Jordan its first loss of the season, and did it in overtime.

3. Skyridge (7-1)

Previous week: 2

The Falcons beat No. 5 Lone Peak with a slim 14-9 victory, once again displaying their elite defense.

4. Ridgeline (8-0)

Previous week: 6

Riverhawks senior quarterback Kaden Cox threw for five more touchdowns, while senior running back Noah White ran in two touchdowns of his own.

5. West Jordan (6-1)

Previous week: 4

The Jaguars finally lost a game, but put up a good fight behind quarterback Boston Farmer’s two touchdown passes and running back Octavian Heflin’s 164 rushing yards and one touchdown.

6. American Fork (5-2)

Previous week: 7

The Cavemen snapped a two-game losing streak by making easy work of Pleasant Grove. They didn’t allow a point through the first three quarters.

7. Lone Peak (4-2)

Previous week: 5

The Knights lost their first region game to a top-three team and scored in single digits for the first time this season.

8. Beaver (8-0)

Previous week: 8

The Beavers beat down the Millard Eagles by 50 points to stay undefeated on the season.

9. South Summit (8-0)

Previous week: 9

The Wildcats scored 35 points in the second quarter against American Leadership Academy and pulled away for the eventual win.

10. Provo (7-1)

Previous week: 10

Bulldogs senior quarterback Jake Welsch was responsible for all four touchdowns (one passing, three rushing) in a solid win over Salem Hills.

11. Tooele (7-1)

Previous week: 11

Four different Buffaloes players found the end zone on run plays as they beat Payson.

12. Springville (7-1)

Previous week: 12

The Red Devils put Maple Mountain away in the first half and had their biggest scoring output of the season.

13. Timpanogos (7-1)

Previous week: 13

The Timberwolves had a 23-0 lead in the first quarter against Hillcrest and are now on a two-game winning streak.

14. West (5-1)

Previous week: 15

The Panthers had a bye week.

15. San Juan (7-1)

Previous week: 16

Broncos senior quarterback Jace Palmer threw three touchdowns and senior running back Jansen Grover rushed for threw more against Delta. San Juan has now won seven straight.

16. Duchesne (7-1)

Previous week: 17

The Eagles won their fourth straight behind sophomore quarterback Parker Crum ‘s two touchdown passes and three rushing TDs from three separate running backs.

17. Timpview (6-2)

Previous week: 20

The Thunderbirds won their third straight game and are now 2-0 in region play. Junior running back Micah Beckstead rushed for three touchdowns.

18. Pine View (5-2)

Previous week: 14

The Panthers lost by two touchdowns in a game where they didn’t score in the first, third and fourth quarters.

19. Brighton (6-2)

Previous week: 21

Utah Utes prospect Lander Barton recorded 12 tackles and a sack as the Bengals narrowly defeated Park City. The Bengals are on a three-game winning streak.

20. Stansbury (6-2)

Previous week: 22

The Stallions only allowed two touchdowns and did most of their damage in the second half.

21. Grantsville (6-2)

Previous week: 25

The Cowboys won their sixth straight game behind a 21-7 victory over Morgan.

22. Weber (6-2)

Previous week: Unranked

The Warriors have won six straight games, four of which in their region, as they pummeled Olympus over the weekend.

23. Lehi (6-2)

Previous week: Unranked

Lehi has won three straight, with every game resulting in double-digit margins.

24. Kanab (6-2)

Previous week: Unranked

The Cowboys, after losing two straight to start the year, haven’t lost since.

25. Northridge (6-2)

Previous week: 18

The Knights came up empty in the third quarter against Bonneville, and that ended up being the difference in a high-scoring game.

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