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The Post football Top 20: DeMatha makes a statement; Madison, Calvert join the ranks

No. 8 Gonzaga rallies to defeat No. 19 Georgetown Prep, 21-20

NORTH BETHESDA, MD - September 17: Gonzaga's Mitchell Johns (8) celebrates his second interception, one that seals the game for his team late in the fourth quarter. Gonzaga comes back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat host, Georgetown Prep, 21-20 Saturday afternoon in North Bethesda. (Doug Kapustin/For The Washington Post)

1. DeMatha (4-0) Last week: 1

The Stags fell behind early Friday before reeling off 35 straight points in a 49-28 win at McDonogh, the top-ranked team in the Baltimore area.

Next: Friday at St. Mary’s Ryken (0-4), 7

2. Wise (3-0) LW: 2

Quarterback Jabari Laws threw for 214 yards, ran for 150 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in the Pumas' 51-13 win over Potomac (Md.).

Next: Friday vs. Northwestern (1-2), 7

3. Westfield (3-0) LW: 3

Quarterback Rehman Johnson threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs got past T.C. Williams, 21-14.

Next: Friday at Stone Bridge (2-1), 7

4. Damascus (3-0) LW: 5

Running back Elijah Atkins broke free for 144 yards and three touchdowns as the Swarmin’ Hornets beat Watkins Mill, 52-14, to win their 17th straight game.

Next: Friday vs. Poolesville (1-2), 6:30

5. Good Counsel (3-0) LW: 6

The Falcons averaged 6.8 yards per carry and got 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns from senior Mohamed Ibrahim during a 23-17 win over Gilman.

Next: Saturday at No. 7 St. John’s (3-1), 1

6. Lake Braddock (3-0) LW: 7

Tailback Lamont Atkins, a Virginia commit, had a monster 331-yard, three-touchdown night in a dominating 36-7 win over then-No. 20 Robinson.

Next: Friday vs. West Potomac (3-0), 7

7. St. John’s (3-1) LW: 4

The Cadets were within one touchdown of IMG Academy, ranked No. 2 in the country, until late in the third quarter before dropping their first game of the season, 35-14.

Next: Saturday vs. No. 5 Good Counsel (4-0), 1

Gonzaga rallies to keep streak going against Georgetown Prep

8. Gonzaga (3-1) LW: 8

The Eagles rallied from a 17-0 second-half deficit to beat then-No. 19 Georgetown Prep, 21-20, in Saturday's annual Jesuit Gridiron Classic.

Next: Saturday at McNamara (2-2), 2

9. Patuxent (3-0) LW: 9

Quarterback Reese Crounse connected with Jaelen Gross for two touchdowns as the defense clamped down in a 42-0 rout of Great Mills.

Next: Friday at La Plata (1-2), 6:30

Host B.J. Koubaroulis reveals the top plays from the week of football in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. (Video: Video by Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

10. Quince Orchard (2-1) LW: 11

Fofie Bazzie ran back a 95-yard kickoff return and caught a 20-yard touchdown in the Cougars’ 52-13 win against Wootton.

Next: Friday at Clarksburg (2-1), 6:30

11. South County (2-1) LW: 12

New starting quarterback Jack McDaniels threw four touchdown passes as the Stallions rallied from 18 down in the fourth quarter to top Hayfield, 50-46.

Next: Friday at West Springfield (1-2), 7

12. Episcopal (1-0) LW: 13

Quarterback Seth Agwunobi accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in the first half as the Maroon shut out Paul VI, 45-0, in their season opener.

Next: Friday vs. Bishop Ireton (0-3), 4

13. Sherwood (3-0) LW: 14

Senior Travis Levy ran for 262 yards on only nine carries as the Warriors put up 49 first-half points and beat Magruder, 56-14.

Next: Friday vs. Springbrook (0-3), 6:30

14. Old Mill (3-0) LW: 15

Running back Sirus Gay registered another big outing with 140 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries as the Patriots beat South River, 38-0.

Next: Friday at Arundel (3-0), 6:30

15. Howard (3-0) LW: 18

Senior Cameron Hooper recovered a fumble and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown to seal the Lions' 28-7 win over River Hill.

Next: Friday at Mount Hebron (2-1), 7

Howard tops River Hill, but the Lions are far from satisfied

16. Battlefield (3-1) LW: 10

Five turnovers put the Bobcats in a hole too deep Friday night as they lost to Riverbend for the second year in a row.

Next: Friday at North Stafford (2-1), 7

Stingy defense key in Friendship Collegiate’s upset win over H.D. Woodson

WASHINGTON, - SEPTEMBER 16: Friendship receiver Hassan Terry (28) dives for a touchdown against H.D. Woodson on September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

17. Friendship Collegiate (4-0) LW: NR

The Knights enter the rankings after overcoming 17 penalties and a safety to upend Ward 7 rival and then-No. 17 H.D. Woodson, 19-14.

Next: Saturday at Peddie (N.J.) (1-1), 1

18. Madison (3-0) LW: NR

The Warhawks remained undefeated as four players scored rushing touchdowns in a 42-0 blowout of McLean one week after an upset of then-No. 8 Stone Bridge.

Next: Friday at Langley (0-3), 7

19. Centreville (3-0) LW: NR

Quarterback Jameel Siler threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns and the Wildcats passed their first test against Loudoun County competition in a 21-9 win over Broad Run.

Next: Friday vs. Tuscarora (1-3), 7

Centreville contains Meech Hembry to exact a measure of revenge

20. Calvert (3-0) LW: NR

The Cavaliers have allowed just one touchdown this season and handed North Point its first regular season loss since Sep. 26, 2014, with a 28-7 victory Friday.

Next: Friday at McDonough (1-2), 6:30

Dropped out: No. 16 Northwest (2-1, lost to Blair 40-36); No. 17 H.D. Woodson (2-1, lost to Friendship Collegiate 19-14); No. 19 Georgetown Prep (2-1, lost to No. 8 Gonzaga 21-20); No. 20 Robinson (2-1, lost to then-No. 7 Lake Braddock 36-7)

On the bubble: Annapolis (3-0), Blair (3-0), West Potomac (3-0), Stone Bridge (2-1), Spalding (2-1)

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