After 34 straight wins, Wise moves into the top spot in the rankings following DeMatha’s loss to Gonzaga . The Eagles climbed up to the second spot after their road win in Hyattsville. Once again, the Stone Bridge and Westfield Bulldogs look to be the top two local Virginia public school teams.
Good Counsel and Friendship Collegiate both dropped in the rankings after losing to other ranked teams over the weekend. Bullis swapped spots with Quince Orchard after an impressive win over previously unbeaten St. Mary’s Ryken.
Undefeated Woodbridge enters the bubble stays ahead of next week’s visit to Prince William County rival Freedom-Woodbridge. Undefeated Northern, National Collegiate, and Broadneck also debut on the bubble.
1. Wise (6-0) LR: 2
In the Pumas’ most dominant performance yet, they amassed 412 yards of total offense in a 75-0 romp of Bowie. Quarterback Quinton Williams went 9-for-12 for 216 yards and five touchdown passes.
Next: Friday vs. Oxon Hill, 7
2. Gonzaga (6-1) LR: 4
Gonzaga led 26-0 after three quarters and held on for a 26-20 road win over DeMatha. Freshman quarterback Caleb Williams threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
Next: Saturday vs. Carroll, 2
3. Damascus (6-0) LR: 3
Senior Gage Davis and junior TD Ayo-Durojaiye both scored two touchdowns in the first quarter of the Swarmin’ Hornets’ 42-0 win over Clarksburg. The Damascus defense has posted three straight shutouts.
Next: Friday vs. Watkins Mill, 6:30
4. St. John's (3-2) LR: 5
In his first game as a Michigan commit, St. John’s senior Kevin Doyle completed 10 of 15 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns of at least 60 yards.
Next: Saturday vs. McNamara, 7
5. DeMatha (4-2) LR: 1
The Stags dropped their WCAC opener at home to Gonzaga to fall from the top spot for the first time this season.
Next: Friday vs. Good Counsel, 7
6. Stone Bridge (6-0) LR: 6
Junior Mason Tatum completed 10 passes for 193 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-7 win over Ashburn rival Briar Woods.
Next: Friday vs. Rock Ridge, 7
7. Westfield (6-0) LW: 7
Junior Taylor Morin caught the game-winning touchdown and the game-sealing interception in Westfield’s tough 10-6 win over Madison on Friday night.
Next: Friday at Oakton, 7
8. Centreville (6-1) LW: 10
Junior Presley Egbers threw for two touchdowns and senior Daequan Williams ran for two more as the Wildcats came from behind to beat Oakton, 26-20.
Next: Oct. 20 vs. Westfield, 7
9. Spalding (3-2) LW: 14
Junior Jayden Umbarger ran for two touchdowns and completed all five of his passing attempts as the Cavaliers beat Friendship Collegiate, 24-20.
Next: Friday at Calvert Hall, 7
10. North Point (6-0) LR: 11
In their closest game of the season, the Eagles took a 13-0 lead into halftime of a 19-7 win over Huntingtown.
Next: Friday vs. St. Charles, 7
11. C.H. Flowers (6-0) LR: 12
A week after a seven-point victory over Gwynn Park, the Jaguars’ defense continued to flash its talent in a 27-0 win over Largo.
Next: Friday at Friendly, 6:30
12. Madison (5-2) LW: 8
In the absence of starting senior running back Casey Koshuta, junior Brandon Walker’s 126 rushing yards weren’t enough to get the Warhawks offense going in a 10-6 loss to Westfield.
Next: Friday vs. Chantilly, 7
13. Good Counsel (4-2) LW: 9
In their WCAC opener, the Falcons could not match Kevin Doyle and the St. John’s passing game in a 31-9 loss.
Next: Friday at DeMatha, 7
14. South Lakes (5-1) LW: 16
A 35-point second quarter propelled the Seahawks to a 42-7 trouncing of Langley.
Next: Friday at Washington-Lee, 7
15. Friendship Collegiate (3-3) LR: 13
After a 24-20 loss at Spalding on Friday, the Knights have lost three straight games on the road.
Next: Saturday at Riverdale Baptist, 2
16. H.D. Woodson (4-2) LW: 15
Edward Hendrix caught two touchdown passes as the Warriors beat DCIAA rival Wilson, 32-14.
Next: Saturday at Eastern, 6
17. Bullis (5-0) LW: 18
Junior running back Eric McKan ran for 116 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-34 win over St. Mary’s Ryken.
Next: Saturday at Landon, 1
18. Quince Orchard (5-1) LW: 17
Sophomore Marquez Cooper carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars’ 45-8 win over Paint Branch.
Next: Friday vs. Einstein, 6:30
19. Broad Run (6-0) LW: 19
Sophomore quarterback Mitch Griffis completed 10 of his 13 passing attempts for 222 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-19 win in Norfolk at Booker T. Washington.
Next: Friday vs. Parkdale, 7
20. Freedom-Woodbridge (6-0) LW: 20
Senior quarterback A.J. Felton accounted for five touchdowns as the Eagles beat Forest Park, 49-13.
Next: Friday vs. Woodbridge, 7
Dropped out: None