Georgetown Prep won a second consecutive outright Interstate Athletic Conference title by topping Bullis, 22-16, in the regular season finale.
In Maryland, all ranked teams took care of business in the first round of the playoffs. Two more contenders, South River and Paint Branch, join the Top 20 this week.
The final weekend of the regular season in Virginia was highlighted by the Battle of the ‘Burn between Stone Bridge and Broad Run. The Spartans rode a strong second half to a 35-21 win. With the state playoff brackets set, Broad Run is one of five local teams to earn the top seed in its region, joining Stone Bridge, Westfield, Freedom-Woodbridge and South County.
1. St. John’s (6-4) Last week: 3
The Cadets will be the top seed in the WCAC playoffs after sweeping through the conference in the regular season.
Next: Saturday vs. No. 4 DeMatha, 1 p.m.
The Eagles couldn’t hold on to an early 14-0 lead against St. John’s and fell to the Cadets, 32-28, in the regular season finale.
Next: Friday at No. 5 Good Counsel, 7 p.m.
3. Quince Orchard (10-0) LW: 2
The Cougars opened the postseason with a 70-12 blowout of Gaithersburg.
Next: Friday vs. Walter Johnson, 7 p.m.
The Stags finished the regular season with a 26-14 win over Bishop McNamara.
Next: Saturday vs. No. 1 St. John’s, 1 p.m.
5. Good Counsel (7-3) LW: 5
Next: Friday vs. No. 2 Gonzaga, 7 p.m.
6. Westfield (10-0) LW: 6
Harrison Saint Germain caught two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 47-34 victory over Chantilly.
Next: Friday vs. Wakefield, 7 p.m.
After beating Northwestern, 60-6, the top-seeded Pumas will take on fourth-seeded Suitland in the Maryland 4A South region semifinals.
Next: Friday vs. Suitland, 7 p.m.
8. Freedom-Woodbridge (10-0) LW: 9
Quest Powell set the Prince William County record for passing yards in a season during an 84-0 win over Colgan. He finished the regular season with 2,817.
Next: Friday vs. Champe, 7 p.m.
9. Georgetown Prep (8-2) LW: 12
The Hoyas won the IAC title by erasing a nine-point second-half deficit against Bullis in a 22-16 win.
10. Broad Run (10-0) LW: 10
Mitch Griffis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in the Spartans’ 35-21 win over No. 12 Stone Bridge.
Next: Friday vs. Millbrook, 7 p.m.
11. Damascus (8-2) LW: 11
The Hornets overpowered Magruder, 49-7, in the first round of the Maryland 3A West region playoffs.
Next: Friday vs. South Hagerstown, 7 p.m.
12. Stone Bridge (9-1) LW: 7
Despite a slim halftime lead, the Bulldogs fell to No. 9 Broad Run, 35-21, in the “Battle of the 'Burn.”
13. Friendship Collegiate (8-3) LW: 13
The Knights finished their regular season with a 47-14 rout of Royalty Institute.
Next: D.C. State Athletic Association tournament opponent TBD
14. Northwest (9-1) LW: 14
The Jaguars put up 42 points in the first half of a 48-14 win over Clarksburg in the first round of the Maryland 4A West region playoffs.
Next: Friday vs. Richard Montgomery, 7 p.m.
15. South County (10-0) LW: 15
The Stallions closed a dominant regular season by toppling rival Lake Braddock, 40-29.
Next: Friday vs. Falls Church, 7:30 p.m.
16. Huntingtown (10-0) LW: 16
The Hurricanes posted their fourth shutout of the season in the first round of the Maryland 3A South region playoffs by beating James M. Bennett, 48-0.
Next: Friday vs. St. Charles, 7 p.m.
17. Tuscarora (9-1) LW: NR
The Huskies’ only loss in the regular season came in their season opener against No. 9 Broad Run.
Next: Friday vs. Sherando, 7 p.m.
18. Douglass (10-0) LW: 20
The Eagles beat Crossland for the second week in a row, this time to advance in the Maryland 2A South region playoffs.
Next: Friday vs. Patuxent, 7 p.m.
19. Paint Branch (9-1) LW: NR
The Panthers had no issue with Dulaney in the first round of the Maryland 4A North region bracket, beating the Lions, 49-6.
Next: Friday vs. Sherwood, 7 p.m.
20. South River (10-0) LW: NR
The Seahawks beat Annapolis, 31-21, in the first round of the Maryland 4A East region playoffs.
Next: Friday vs. Arundel, 7 p.m.
Dropped out: No. 17 Lake Braddock, No. 18 Dunbar, No. 19 Bullis
On the bubble: Potomac (Md.), C.H. Flowers, Mount Vernon, Patriot