Favorite: Good Counsel (12-0)

The three-time defending champion Falcons return 15 starters, including All-Mets Kendall Fuller and Dorian O’Daniel, and field eight seniors with BCS offers.

Best rivalry: Good Counsel vs. DeMatha (Oct. 5)

The teams have met in five of the past six WCAC finals and have combined to win 11 of the past 12 titles. Gonzaga (2002) is the only other team to win a WCAC championship since 2000.

Players to watch: DB Devin Butler, Gonzaga (6-1, 180, Sr.); DB Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel (6-0, 185, Sr.); LB Spencer Kleinrichert, DeMatha (6-3, 220, Jr.); RB Dorian O’Daniel, Good Counsel (6-2, 205, Sr.); Damian Prince, McNamara (6-7, 300, Jr.).

— Paul Tenorio


Favorite: Bullis (9-1)

The Bulldogs must replace QB Kylor Bellistri, who graduated, but return a number of playmakers from last year’s league championship team. Senior WR Nick Fields, an All-Met lacrosse player bound for Johns Hopkins, should help shore up the passing game.

Best rivalry: Landon vs. St. Albans (Nov. 10)

This rivalry dates back to the 1930s, with St. Albans rallying to win last year’s meeting, 21-13.

Players to watch: RB Myles Allen, Landon, (6-0, 200, Sr.); WR/S Nick Fields, Bullis, (6-3, 180, Sr.); OL/DL Justin Herron, Bullis, (6-5, 290, Sr.); WR/DB Khaamal Whitaker St. Stephens/St. Agnes (5-10, 190, Sr.).

— Roman Stubbs


Favorite: Potomac School (8-3)

Potomac junior quarterback Kevin Havermann picked up invaluable experience down the stretch last season, leading the Panthers to a MAC title. Four of five Potomac starting offensive linemen return to protect him.

Best rivalry: Potomac School vs. Flint Hill. (Nov. 3)

This game is traditionally played on the last Saturday of the regular season and has determined the league champion the past two seasons.

Players to watch: RB Isaiah Davis, Sidwell Friends, (6-1, 195 So.); DL Colton Haney, Potomac School, (6-5, 315 Sr.); WR Diamente Holloway, Sidwell Friends (6-2, 165 Jr.); S Ben Kase, Flint Hill (6-0, 180 Sr.); FB/LB Jerrod Reed, Flint Hill (6-0, 210 Sr.).

— Roman Stubbs