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Football: Ryan among Top 100 football teams in the nation, per MaxPreps

MaxPreps has announced its top 100 list of the best high school football teams in the nation heading into the 2017 season, and one prominent Denton-area team has made the cut.

Ryan, which went 14-1 last year before losing to eventual state champion Highland Park in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals, was one of 12 Texas teams on Thursday's list. Of those 12 teams, five are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and include the likes of Allen and Cedar Hill.

Texas, Florida and California all tied for the most teams on the list, combining for 36 spots.

Click here to see the full list.

STEVE GAMEL can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @NewspaperSteve.