It was a dramatic weekend. In Montgomery County, two perennial powers met for the first time since 2016, and host Quince Orchard beat Damascus.

The anticipated matchup stayed tight early, but the Cougars eventually ran away with the game, thanks to running back Marquez Cooper. The senior scored three touchdowns and became the program’s all-time leading rusher.

In the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, Gonzaga and DeMatha earned easy wins while St. John’s and Good Counsel struggled to keep up with high-level opponents. St. John’s traveled to Texas to face Duncanville and lost for the second time in as many weeks. Good Counsel went west to see St. John Bosco (Calif.) and couldn’t find its offense.


With a win over Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga stays at No. 1 in this week’s rankings.

1. Gonzaga (3-0) LR: 1


In a 31-7 win, the Eagles beat Georgetown Prep for the eighth consecutive year.

Next: Friday vs. Avalon, 7 p.m.

2. St. John’s (2-2) LR: 2

The Cadets gave up 21 unanswered points and fell to Texas power Duncanville, 35-14.

Next: Saturday vs. IMG Academy, 2 p.m.

3. Quince Orchard (2-0) LR: 3

Running back Marquez Cooper scored three touchdowns as the Cougars ran by Damascus, 21-7.

Next: Friday vs. Gaithersburg, 6:30 p.m.

4. DeMatha (2-1) LR: 4

The Stags’ defense posted its first shutout of the year in a 33-0 win over Avalon.

Next: Saturday vs. St. Ignatius (Ohio), 2 p.m.


5. Good Counsel (2-1) LR: 5

Running back Sean Aaron scored the Falcons’ only touchdown in a 31-8 loss to California powerhouse St. John Bosco.

Next: Friday at No. 20 Spalding, 7 p.m.

6. Westfield (2-0) LR: 6

The Bulldogs had a bye week.

Next: Friday vs. No. 19 Lake Braddock, 7 p.m.


7. Stone Bridge (3-0) LR: 7

The Bulldogs scored 28 points in the second quarter in a 42-7 win over Brooke Point.

Next: Friday vs. Freedom-South Riding, 7 p.m.

8. Wise (2-0) LR: 9

The Pumas have yet to allow a point through two games, including a 35-0 win over Laurel.

Next: Friday at Northwestern, 7 p.m.

9. Freedom-Woodbridge (3-0) LR: 10

The Eagles rallied back from a 21-0 deficit to take down Colonial Forge on a last-second field goal by senior Markell Johnson.


Next: Sept. 27 at Battlefield, 7 pm.

10. North Point (2-0) LR: 11

Two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter lifted the Eagles to a 34-21 win over crosstown rival Westlake.

Next: Friday at Huntingtown, 7 p.m.

11. National Christian (3-0) LR: 12

The Eagles had a bye week to prepare for their rivalry game against Riverdale Baptist.

Next: Friday at Riverdale Baptist, 7 p.m.


12. Northwest (2-0) LR: 14

The Jaguars remained undefeated all-time against Paint Branch with a 24-12 win over the Panthers.

Next: Friday at Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 6:30 p.m.

13. Broad Run (3-0) LR: 15

The Spartans cruised past Dominion, 58-0, to stay undefeated.

Next: Sept. 28 vs. Urbana, 1 p.m.


14. Friendship Collegiate (3-1) LR: 16

The Knights took down H.D. Woodson, 34-6, at RFK Stadium on Saturday.

Next: Sept. 27 at No. 5 Good Counsel, 7 p.m.

15. Damascus (0-2) LR: 8

The Swarmin’ Hornets lost their third Montgomery County game since 2011 by falling to Quince Orchard, 21-7.

Next: Friday at Magruder, 6:30 p.m.

16. Flint Hill (2-0) LR: 17

Running back Bryson Robertson had four carries for 105 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies topped St. James, 48-7.

Next: Friday at Collegiate, 4 p.m.

17. Georgetown Prep (1-2) LR: 13


The Little Hoyas took an early lead against No. 1 Gonzaga but couldn’t carry that momentum in a 31-7 loss.

Next: Sept. 28 vs. Riverdale Baptist, 1:30 p.m.


18. Landon (1-1) LR: 18

The Bears scored a touchdown with a little over a minute left to earn a 14-8 win over Dunbar.

Next: Sept. 27 vs. Woodberry Forest, 4 p.m.

19. Lake Braddock (2-0) LR: 19

Quarterback Billy Edwards through three touchdowns in a 44-7 rout of Hayfield.

Next: Friday at No. 6 Westfield, 7 p.m.

20. Spalding (3-0) LR: 20

The Cavaliers broke a 29-29 tie and surged to a 43-29 win over Bullis.

Next: Friday vs. No. 5 Good Counsel, 7 p.m.

Dropped out: None.

On the bubble: C.H. Flowers, South County, Northern, Hylton