USA High School Football National Champions 2001-2020

11 Man National Champions

2001De La Salle ConcordCalifornia
2002De La SalleConcordCalifornia
2003WestlakeWestlake VillageCalifornia
2004Colerain CardinalsCincinnatiOhio
2005Carroll DragonsSouthlakeTexas
2006Carroll DragonsSouthlakeTexas
2007St. XavierCincinnatiOhio
2008St. IgnatiusClevelandOhio
2010St. EdwardLakewoodOhio
2011Don Bosco PrepRamseyNew Jersey
2013St. John BoscoBellflowerCalifornia
2014De La SalleConcordCalifornia
2015De La SalleConcordCalifornia
2016Bishop Gorman GaelsLas VegasNevada
2017Mater DeiSanta AnaCalifornia
2018Mater DeiSanta AnaCalifornia
2019St. John BoscoBellflowerCalifornia
2020 *Mater DeiSanta AnaCalifornia
[References: 2]

Note: * Season Unfinished.


Three High Schools with Irish Connections have become National Football Champions (American Football) in USA in the last 20 years. In 2004 Colerain Cardinals, from Colerain, Cincinnati, Ohio, named after the town of Coleraine in Co. Derry, Ireland, were National Champions, and the two following years, 2005 and 2006, Carroll Dragons from Southlake in Texas, were Champions, with Carroll being an Irish surname from the Co. Louth area. Bishop Gorman High School, which proudly declares itself the home of the Gaels in Las Vegas, Nevada, and also proudly the oldest Catholic High School in the entire state, won the National Championship in 2016.



[1] CalPreps (2020) National Champions [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2021]

[2] Colerain Cardinals (2020) [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2021]

[3] Dragon Sports Network (2021) Carroll Southlake [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2021]

[4] Bishop Gorman High School (2021) Home of the Gaels [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2021]


Thanks to Conor and Maurice Lynch and Irene Carroll.

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