(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Rams look to rebuild reputation

After a few disappointing seasons — by its own lofty standards — Robinson seeks a return to the top; Madison kicks off with a win.

Stirring rally
for Little Hoyas

FOOTBALL | Four days after the death of former teammate Abraham Pishevar, Georgetown Prep rallies from a 20-3 deficit to beat Fork Union.

Spalding grinds out a victory

FOOTBALL | Quarterback Evan Fochtman helps the Cavaliers knock off Riverdale Baptist, which was coming off a perfect season.

LUSBY, MD - October 11 :   Patuxent fans cheer their defense during action against rival Huntingtown on October 11,  2013 in Lusby, MD.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

2014 Football season preview

The biggest story lines and games to watch along with the preseason All-Met Watch and the Top 20.

Loudoun Valley fires football coach

Loudoun Valley fires football coach

Danny McGrath — who led the Vikings to the state semifinals last year — had raised player safety issues with the administration.

Patriot holds on, tops Forest Park

Patriot holds on, tops Forest Park

FOOTBALL | J.B. Thompson scores his first varsity touchdown, a three-yard run in overtime that lifts the Pioneers to a win.

Castillo, Falcons roll in opener

Castillo, Falcons roll in opener

FOOTBALL | Playing its first non-nationally televised season opener in three seasons, No. 12 Good Counsel cruises past Wilson.

Virginia Conference 13 preview

Virginia Conference 13 preview

A host of contenders is led by Falls Church, which returns 10 starters from a team that gave the program its first playoff berth in 30 years.

Montgomery 4A West preview

Montgomery 4A West preview

Defending Maryland 4A state champs Northwest return as the favorite, but Quince Orchard and Clarksburg should also be in the mix.

Montgomery 3A/Indep. preview

Montgomery 3A/Indep. preview

After losing only three starters from last year’s 9-2 team, Damascus is the favorite, but could be pushed by Seneca Valley.

First-year starting quarterbacks Jake Maffe (Briar Woods), Tyrone Pope (Suitland) and Kyle Edwards (Lake Braddock) take the offensive reins for teams with championship aspirations.

Passing the torch to new QBs

Several of the top high school football teams in the D.C. area head into the season with new quarterbacks taking on major responsibilities.

Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A preview

Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A preview

Rivals Douglass and Gwynn Park should once again contend for the Maryland 2A South title while Surrattsville looks to build on a 2013 full of firsts.

SMAC preview

SMAC preview

Defending Md. 2A state finalist Patuxent looks for an encore behind QB Tyler Crounse while Huntingtown, Lackey and Westlake should all factor into the race.

Anne Arundel preview

Anne Arundel preview

Offense is always a strength in this league, and Arundel returns several key playmakers in its high-octane attack. Old Mill, Meade and Broadneck should push the Wildcats.

Prince George’s 4A: Wise, DuVal in the mix

Prince George’s 4A: Wise, DuVal in the mix

Wise returns plenty of talent, but Eleanor Roosevelt, DuVal, C.H. Flowers and Suitland will all factor into the race in one of the area’s most challenging leagues.

Conf. 5: Centreville, Westfield aim high

Conf. 5: Centreville, Westfield aim high

Defending Virginia 6A champion Centreville is loaded once again but should face another challenge from Westfield and others in this always-tough conference.

WCAC: Gonzaga has sights set on title

WCAC: Gonzaga has sights set on title

Gonzaga is loaded with high-profile recruits for Coach Randy Trivers but DeMatha, Good Counsel and St. John’s should factor in the race.

Leaders

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

Rank Name School Total

The area's top 50

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AllMetSports galleries

Good Counsel blows past Wilson, 49-13

No. 12 Falcons open the season with a blowout win against the Tigers.

Patriot tops Forest Park, 55-49

No. 10 Pioneers open the season with a win against the Bruins in an overtime thriller.

New high schools work to build football foundations

Rock Ridge and St. Charles open this fall, but both football practice is already well underway.

First-year coach gives Avalon football a new look

Several talented transfers have followed Tyree Spinner, who was let go by Wootton last year, to the small, all-boys private school.

A kayaking community on the Potomac River

For nearly four decades, the Potomac River has provided a breeding ground for top-level competitive kayakers.

T.C. Williams wins 6A state championship game 2-0 over Washington-Lee

Eryk Williamson, Ashenafi Desta both scored goals

Battlefield wins 6A girls’ soccer final in penalty kicks

Bobcats hold off Centreville in penaltist for 0-0 (4-3) win and the team’s first state title.

Westfield takes Virginia 6A state crown

In Sunday’s rematch of the Virginia 6A North regional title game, the Bulldogs hold on to top Oakton, 13-11.

Woodgrove cruises to Virginia 5A championship

The Wolverines defeat Loudoun Valley, 15-1 in Sunday’s Virginia 5A championship game at Lake Braddock High School.

Lake Braddock falls in 6A semifinal

Cosby defeated the No. 3 Bruins, 2-1, in the semifinal of the state tournament.

AllMetSports videos

Gwynn Park hosts Suitland and Northwestern in 3 team scrimmage

Gwynn Park hosts Suitland and Northwestern in 3 team scrimmage

The Suitland Rams, Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets and Northwestern Wildcats participated in a final tune up before the start of the 2014 - 2015 Football season.
Stone Bridge offense clicks in scrimmage

Stone Bridge offense clicks in scrimmage

The Bulldogs succeeded in executing their single-wing offense against the Chargers' defense.
Ferrick ready to start at quarterback for Centreville

Ferrick ready to start at quarterback for Centreville

The Wildcats' Joe Ferrick has only his senior season to prove himself at the quarterback position, but he has the added pressure of starting for a team that went undefeated and won the Virginia 6A state title in 2013.
Top Plays returns for third football season

Top Plays returns for third football season

Host B.J. Koubaroulis introduces Top Plays for the 2014 football season and explains how to submit video for consideration.
Previewing Loudoun County football

Previewing Loudoun County football

Host Jessica Honesty and Tariq Lee preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Loudoun County area.
Previewing Washington, D.C., football

Previewing Washington, D.C., football

Host Jessica Honesty and Tariq Lee preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Washington, D.C., area.
Previewing CAFC and IAC football

Previewing CAFC and IAC football

Host Jessica Honesty and Chelsea Janes preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Capital Area Football Conference and Interstate Athletic Conference.
Previewing Montgomery County football

Previewing Montgomery County football

Host Jessica Honesty and Chelsea Janes preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Montgomery County area.
Previewing Prince George's County football

Previewing Prince George's County football

Host Jessica Honesty and Chelsea Janes preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Prince George's County area.
Previewing WCAC football

Previewing WCAC football

Host Jessica Honesty and Brandon Parker preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

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Recruiting Insider

Lyles brothers capture gold

TRACK AND FIELD | T.C. Williams stars Noah Lyles and Josephus Lyles win gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games and World Junior Championships, respectively.

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In Case You Missed It

The 2014 Spring All-Mets

The area’s best spring sports athletes in baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, track & field, tennis, rowing, golf and gymnastics.

‘It’s pretty cool to be different’

For 36 years, the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club has provided a place for D.C.-area youth of all backgrounds to learn to love the sport of hockey.

The next level of recruiting

DeJuan Ellis will join the masses of football players announcing their school over the coming weeks. The only difference: he’s in eighth grade.