The top nine spots are unchanged from last week after the D.C. area’s top teams all took care of early-season business. Wise came closest to losing but outlasted Calvert Hall 15-13.
No. 10 H.D. Woodson lost on the road in Ohio to make way for Spalding in the top 10. Madison and Eleanor Roosevelt made jumps after big wins, while Chopticon, Hylton, and North Point all joined the rankings for the first time this season.
1. DeMatha (2-1) Last ranked: 1
Senior Tyler Lenhart threw for 141 yards and two touchdowns while the Stags defense posted its second consecutive shutout in a 36-0 win over Franklin.
Next up: Friday vs. McDonogh, 7
2. Wise (2-0) LR: 2
John Oliver returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown before Dennis Stokes’ interception in the final minute sealed a 15-13 win over Calvert Hall.
Next up: Saturday at Bladensburg, 2
3. St. John’s (2-1) LR: 3
The Cadets beat St. Joseph’s from New Jersey 42-25 to bounce back from last week’s letdown in California.
Next up: Saturday, Sept. 23 vs. St. John Bosco (Calif.), 2
4. Damascus (2-0) LR: 4
Seven different players carried the ball as the Swarmin’ Hornets ran for 273 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Sherwood.
Next up: Friday at Rockville, 6:30
5. Gonzaga (2-1) LR: 5
The Eagles hit the road to meet Peddie School (N.J.) at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania and returned home with a 30-6 win.
Next up: Saturday vs. Georgetown Prep, 7
6. Friendship Collegiate (2-0) LR: 6
The Knights beat down Eastern for their second 45-0 win of the season ahead of next week’s showdown with H.D. Woodson.
Next up: Friday at H.D. Woodson, 6
7. Stone Bridge (2-0) LR: 7
The Bulldogs crushed Lake Braddock 46-13 ahead of next week's matchup of undefeated teams against Madison.
Next up: Friday vs. Madison, 7
8. South Lakes (3-0) LR: 8
Spencer Alston ran for 109 yards on five carries as the Seahawks scored more than 40 points for the third straight week in a 49-7 win over Oakton.
Next up: Friday vs. Dominion, 7
9. Quince Orchard (2-0) LR: 9
The Cougars rushed the ball 67 times for 476 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-7 win over Blair.
Next up: Friday at Clarksburg, 6:30
10. Spalding (1-0) LR: 11
The Cavaliers’ game in Orlando against Bishop Moore was canceled because of Hurricane Irma.
Next up: Friday vs. Good Counsel, 7
11. Episcopal (1-0) LR: 13
Perris Jones ran for 138 yards on 14 carries to lead the Maroon to a 37-14 road win at Boys’ Latin in Baltimore.
Next up: Saturday vs. Gilman, 2
12. Madison (3-0) LR: 15
Senior running back Casey Koshuta threw for a touchdown and ran for two more as the Warhawks pounded West Potomac 38-16.
Next up: Friday at Stone Bridge, 7
13. Eleanor Roosevelt (2-0) LR: 14
Senior quarterback Jaden Faulkner ripped off touchdown runs of 45 and 49 yards in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ 30-15 win over Pallotti.
Next up: Saturday at C.H. Flowers, 2
14. H.D. Woodson (1-1) LR: 10
Noah Boykin gave the Warriors an early lead with a 65-yard touchdown reception, but H.D. Woodson fell on the road at St. Edward (Ohio) 45-20.
Next up: Friday vs. Friendship Collegiate, 6
15. Westfield (2-0) LR: 17
A bye week gave the Bulldogs some time to breathe after starting the season with wins over Lake Braddock and South County.
Next up: at Stonewall Jackson, 7:30
16. Hayfield (2-0) LR: 19
The Hawks scored 55 points in their first two wins before cooling off with a bye this weekend.
Next up: Friday at Fairfax, 7
17. Chopticon (2-0) LR: NR
Following last week’s thrilling 35-32 win over Oxon Hill, the Braves handled La Plata 42-20 win.
Next up: Friday vs. Thomas Stone, 6
18. Hylton (2-0) LR: NR
Senior running back Ricky Slade ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries as the Bulldogs rolled Osbourn 41-0.
Next up: Friday vs. Colonial Forge, 7
19. North Point (2-0) LR: NR
The Eagles have blanked Old Mill (42-0) and Westlake (21-0) in wins to start the season.
Next up: Friday vs. Patuxent, 7
20. West Potomac (2-1) LR: 12
Senior quarterback Tanner Jones threw touchdown passes of 63 and 86 yards, but the Wolverines could not stop Madison’s ground game in a 38-16 loss.
Next up: Friday at Chantilly, 7
On the bubble: Sherwood (1-1), Oxon Hill, Centreville, Battlefield
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