Panthers gain rare share of No. 1 with DeMatha


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. LW is last week’s ranking. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

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

1. St. Frances Academy (6 first-place votes), 3-0, 294, 2

1. DeMatha Catholic (6), 3-1, 294, 1

3. Henry A. Wise, 3-0, 275, 3

4. Damascus, 3-0, 258, 6

5. McDonogh School, 2-1, 254, 4

6. Quince Orchard, 3-0, 234, 7

7. Walkersville, 3-0, 230, 8

8. North Point, 3-0, 208, 9

9. Northwest, 3-0, 197, 10

10. Calvert Hall College, 3-1, 195, 11

11. St. Mary’s Ryken, 4-0, 171, 15

12. Fort Hill, 3-0, 157, 12

13. Mount St. Joseph, 3-1, 147, 18

14. Good Counsel, 2-1, 144, 21

15. Bullis School, 3-0, 140, 14

16. Linganore, 3-0, 131, 16

17. Archbishop Spalding, 1-1, 109, 5

18. Howard, 3-0, 101, 17

19. Franklin, 2-1, 84, 19

20. Broadneck, 3-0, 74, 20

21. Chopticon, 3-0, 57, 24

22. Oxon Hill, 2-1, 46, 25

23. Georgetown Prep, 2-1, 35, 13

24. Oakdale, 3-0, 29, not ranked

25. North Caroline, 3-0, 12, not ranked

Others receiving votes: Middletown (3-0, 8 points), Sherwood (2-1, 7), Charles H. Flowers (3-0, 3), Seneca Valley (2-1, 2)