Over Labor Day weekend, the high school sports department enjoyed taking in the first full slate of football games. Two weeks after our first rankings of the year, here’s how the Top 20 looks.
1. DeMatha (1-1) Last ranked: 1
After losing 35-23 on the road at Bishop Gorman (Nev.) to start the season, the Stags returned to Prince George’s County to thump Avalon 28-0 on Friday .
2. Wise (1-0) LR: 2
Life after Jabari Laws is off to a fine start as the Pumas hammered Surrattsville, 57-0, on Saturday night.
3. St. John’s (1-1) LR: 3
Late Friday night in the Bay Area, the Cadets led De La Salle 31-14 in the third quarter before surrendering 21 unanswered points in a 35-31 loss.
4. Damascus (1-0) LR: 4
Gage Dickens, a senior transfer from Urbana, rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as the Swarmin’ Hornets topped Blake, 41-17.
5. Gonzaga (1-1) LR: 5
The Eagles played under the lights on Eye Street for the first time Friday night, but fell to Florida powerhouse Viera, 21-6 .
6. Friendship Collegiate (1-0) LR: 6
The Knights routed Wilson on Aug. 26 and took this weekend off to prepare for Eastern, H.D. Woodson, and DeMatha over the next three weeks.
7. Stone Bridge (1-0) LR: 7
Junior Ajani Gillis returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown as the Bulldogs rolled Loudoun Valley, 38-7 on Friday.
8. South Lakes (2-0) LR: 8
The Seahawks have rushed for 494 yards and scored 84 points over their first two games.
9. Quince Orchard (1-0) LR: 9
Senior quarterback Doc Bonner completed seven of 10 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in a 55-7 win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
10. H.D. Woodson (1-0) LR: 10
Haverford (Pa.) punted to Noah Boykin in the fourth quarter, and the Maryland commit took it to the house to cap a 43-12 road win for the Warriors.
11. Spalding (1-0) LR: 13
Senior running back Julius Chestnut found the end zone four times as the Cavaliers routed Annapolis, 56-14, on Friday .
12. West Potomac (2-0) LR: 15
Senior Zach Monson caught seven balls for the second straight game, as the Wolverines held off a late rally by Lake Braddock for a 28-26 win.
13. Episcopal (0-0) LR: 12
The Maroon begins its season Saturday in Baltimore against Boys’ Latin.
14. Eleanor Roosevelt (1-0) LR: 16
The Raiders opened their season with a 23-0 shutout of Bladensburg on Saturday afternoon.
15. Madison (2-0) LR: 19
Junior Max Wysocki’s punt return for a touchdown helped spark the Warhawks to a 35-14 win over Fairfax on Friday .
16. Sherwood (1-0) LR: 20
Senior Joey Hunt caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned an interception for six as the Warriors blew past Magruder, 44-0, ahead of Friday’s visit to Damascus.
17. Westfield (2-0) LR: NR
The Bulldogs held off Dillon Spalding and South County by blocking an extra point in overtime of a thrilling 28-27 win .
18. Maret (1-0) LR: 18
Senior Jamal Glenn ran for three touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Satchel Parker threw for three more as the Frogs topped St. Michael, 39-8.
19. Good Counsel (1-0) LR: NR
The Andy Stefanelli era in Olney is off to a winning start after the Falcons beat Gilman, 23-10, on Friday .
20. Hayfield (2-0) LR: NR
Senior wide receiver Brian Cobbs already has 16 catches as the Hawks have scored a combined 110 points in their first two wins.
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