Westminster lands No. 11; Glenelg returns


After an impressive playoff opener, Westminster High is in the No. 11 spot in the latest VSN Football Top 20.

The Carroll County school (10-1 overall) dominated Montgomery County’s Watkins Mill, 58-18, in a Class 3A West Region semifinal. The 58 points were the most scored by an area team on the opening weekend of state public postseason play. The Owls will host Frederick County power Linganore, which defeated them 50-28 during regular season, in Friday’s region final.

Glenelg is back in the Top 20 after spoiling then-No. 6 River Hill’s perfect season in a 2A South semifinal. The Gladiators have ended the Hawks’ season the past two seasons.

The Top 5 remains intact with St. Frances Academy at No. 1 followed by Broadneck, Howard and McDonogh School and Mount St. Joseph. The undefeated Panthers play No. 7 Gilman School in the MIAA A Conference final at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Field.

Here is the entire VSN Football Top 20 for Week 11:

Pictured above: Quarterback Chase Birdlow has led Westminster to eight consecutive victories. The Owls are up to No. 11 in the VSN Football Top 20 poll. 

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 11

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (11-0)

Previous rank: #1
 Last week: defeated No. 4 McDonogh School, 49-7, MIAA A Conference semifinal
Next game: vs. No. 10 Gilman School, MIAA A Conference final at Johns Hopkins University, Nov. 19

2. BROADNECK (11-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: defeated then-No. 12 Meade, 35-6, Class 4A East Region semifinal

Next game: vs. North Point, 4A East final, Nov. 17

3. HOWARD (11-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated Sherwood, 20-18, Class 4A North Region semifinal

This week: at Paint Branch, 4A North final, Nov. 17

4. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (6-5)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: lost to No. 1 St. Frances Academy, 49-7, MIAA A Conference semifinal

SEASON COMPLETE

5. MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH (6-4)

Previous rank: #5

SEASON COMPLETE

6. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (5-4)

Previous rank: #7

SEASON COMPLETE 

7. GILMAN SCHOOL (5-6)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 Calvert Hall College, 42-24, MIAA A Conference semifinal

This week: vs. No. 1 St. Frances Academy, MIAA A final at Johns Hopkins University, Nov. 19

8. DUNBAR (9-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: defeated Chesapeake-Baltimore County, 48-0, Class 1A North Region semifinal

Next game: vs. Reginald Lewis at Mervo, 1A North final, Nov. 17

9. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (10-1)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: defeated C. Milton Wright, 46-14, Class 3A North Region semifinal

Next game: vs. No. xx Edgewood, 3A North final, Nov. 18

10. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (6-5)

Previous rank: No. 11

Last week: lost to then-No. 10 Gilman School, 42-24, MIAA A Conference semifinal

Next game: vs. Loyola Blakefield, Turkey Bowl at Towson University, Nov. 23

11. WESTMINSTER (10-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated Winters Mill, 58-18, Class 3A West Region semifinal

Next game: vs. Linganore, 3A West final, Nov. 17

12. MEADE (8-3)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: lost to No. 2 Broadneck, 35-6, Class 4A East Region semifinal

SEASON COMPLETE

13. ARUNDEL (8-3)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: lost to North Point, 20-19, Class 4A East re

Next game: at North Point, Class 4A East Region semifinal, Nov. 10

14. GLENELG (7-3)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 6 River Hill, 14-6, Class 2A South Region semifinal

Next game: at Thomas Stone, 2A South final, Nov. 17

15. RIVER HILL (9-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: lost to Glenelg, 14-6, Class 2A South Region semifinal

SEASON COMPLETE

16. EDGEWOOD (8-3)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Franklin, 20-8, Class 3A North Region semifinal

Next game: at No. 9 Milford Mill Academy, 3A North final, Nov. 18

17. HARFORD TECH (11-0)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Elkton, 35-0, Class 2A East Region semifinal

This week: vs. Kent Island, 2A East Region

18. ST. MARY’S (7-4)

Previous rank: 20

Last week: defeated Severn School, 28-14, MIAA B Conference final

SEASON COMPLETE

19. HAVRE DE GRACE (10-1)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated Colonel Richardson, 56-6, Class 1A North Region semifinal

Next game: vs. Bohemia Manor, 1A East final, Nov. 17

20. PERRY HALL (8-3)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: lost to Paint Branch, 44-21, Class 4A North Region semifinal

SEASON COMPLETE