Consistent contender Damascus is also back in the state championship game after a win over previously undefeated Huntingtown. They will play Linganore in the 3A title game. At the 2A level, Potomac is set to take on Middletown.
There are also four local teams left in the Virginia playoffs. The state semifinals are set, and the only game featuring two area teams comes at the Class 6 level. Westfield and South County, both undefeated, will face each other Saturday.
Stone Bridge will host North Stafford in the Class 5 semifinals, looking to return to the state championship game for the fourth time in the last five years. Tuscarora, after handing Broad Run its first defeat of the season in the region title game, will face Salem in the Class 4 semifinals.
All of that is to say: This coming weekend should be fun. Here’s a look at where things stand as we approach it.
1. Good Counsel (9-3) Last week: 1
2. St. John’s (7-5) LW: 3
The Cadets made it to the WCAC championship game for the third time in four years.
The Pumas made it look easy in the Maryland 4A semifinals, beating Old Mill, 44-0.
Next: Friday vs. No. 9 Northwest, 7:30 p.m.
The Eagles’ repeat bid ended in the WCAC semifinals.
5. Westfield (13-0) LW: 6
Next: Saturday vs. No. 12 South County, 3:30 p.m.
After winning four straight WCAC titles from 2013 to 2016, the Stags have been shut out the last three seasons.
7. Georgetown Prep (8-2) LW: 8
The Hoyas finished their season by winning seven consecutive games.
Brendan Hess’s eight-yard touchdown catch put the Hornets up for good in a 21-14 win over Huntingtown in the Maryland 3A semifinals.
Next: Thursday vs. Linganore, 7 p.m.
9. Northwest (12-1) LW: 13
The Jaguars snapped a six-game losing streak against Quince Orchard, beating the Cougars for a spot in the 4A title game.
Next: Friday vs. No. 3 Wise, 7:30 p.m.
10. Stone Bridge (11-1) LW: 11
The Bulldogs will return to the Class 5 semifinals after a 57-15 win over Woodgrove.
Next: Saturday vs. North Stafford, 2 p.m.
11. Friendship Collegiate (9-3) LW: 12
A late touchdown lifted the Knights to a 7-0 win over Carroll in the DCSAA AA semifinals.
Next: Sunday vs. No. 15 Dunbar, 3 p.m.
12. South County (13-0) LW: 14
Behind three touchdowns from wide receiver Brock Spalding, the Stallions beat rival Lake Braddock for the second time this season.
Next: Saturday at No. 5 Westfield, 3:30 p.m.
13. Quince Orchard (12-1) LW: 2
The Cougars lost their first game since September 2018, falling to Northwest in the Maryland 4A semifinals.
14. Tuscarora (10-1) LW: 16
Ethan Gick’s four touchdowns lifted the Huskies to a 30-7 win over No. 18 Broad Run in the Class 4 Region C semis.
Next: Saturday at Salem, 2 p.m.
The Crimson Tide took down H.D. Woodson in the 50th Turkey Bowl, earning it a DCIAA Stars title and a spot in the DCSAA AA championship.
Next: Sunday vs. No. 11 Friendship Collegiate, 3 p.m.
16. St. Mary’s Ryken (9-3) LW: 17
The Knights won the WCAC Metro title for a second consecutive season.
17. Potomac (Md.) (12-1) LR: NR
The Wolverines took down New Town, 16-6, to earn a spot in the Maryland 2A championship.
Next: Saturday vs. Middletown, 7 p.m.
18. Broad Run (12-1) LW: 10
The Spartans lost their first game of the season, as they couldn’t keep up with No. 14 Tuscarora in the Class 4 Region C final.
19. Huntingtown (12-1) LW: 15
The Hurricanes couldn’t get on the board in the second half, and it cost them in a 21-14 loss to No. 8 Damascus.
20. Freedom-Woodbridge (11-1) LW: 18
The Eagles fell in the Class 6 Region B semifinals.
Dropped out: No. 20 Yorktown (11-2)
On the bubble: Yorktown, Carroll, H.D. Woodson