The 40th USA TODAY Super 25 champion added a historical footnote to the overall results that began in 1982. The Mater Dei Monarchs’ 2021 nod was the program’s fifth Super 25 crown, tying them with football powerhouse De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) for the most all-time.
It’s a remarkable achievement, especially when considering the massive amount of programs and competitive nature of the high school football landscape.
To honor the historical feat—and all the football teams that have made their mark as a past USA TODAY Super 25 champ—we’re looking back at the winners throughout the four decades of gridiron glory.
We begin in Cincinnati, Ohio…
(Editor’s note: Not all images will match the exact season.)