Cardinals land 8th; St. Frances breaks deadlock with DeMatha for No. 1


MARYLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL MEDIA STATE POLL

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 28th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes.  The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Rank, School, Record, Points, Last week’s ranking

1. St. Frances Academy (7 first-place votes), 5-0, 295, 1

2. DeMatha Catholic (5), 4-1, 293, 1

3. Henry A. Wise, 5-0, 272, 3

4. McDonogh School, 4-1, 260, 5

5. Damascus, 5-0, 252, 4

6. Walkersville, 5-0, 246, 6

7. North Point, 5-0, 219, 7

8. Calvert Hall College, 4-2, 198, 14

9. St. Mary’s Ryken, 6-0, 196, 9

10. Fort Hill, 5-0, 192, 10

11. Bullis School, 4-0, 179, 13

12. Good Counsel, 4-1, 174, 12

13. Quince Orchard, 4-1, 158, 16

14. Mount St. Joseph, 4-2, 147, 11

15. Howard, 5-0, 113, 18

16. Broadneck, 5-0, 110, 19

17. Franklin, 4-1, 107, 20

18. Northwest, 4-1, 94, 8

19. Archbishop Spalding, 2-2, 85, 17

20. Oakdale, 5-0, 71, 21

21. Linganore, 4-1, 59, 15

22. Northern-Calvert, 5-0, 56, 22

23. North Caroline, 5-0, 36, 24

24. Chopticon, 4-1, 29, 23

25. Oxon Hill, 4-1, 20, 25

Others receiving votes: Charles H. Flowers (5-0; 12 points); Paint Branch (5-0; 11), St. James School (5-0; 8); Landon School (4-0; 1); Middletown (4-1; 1)