Maryland High School Football Media State Poll

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Baltimore-area teams in bold.

1. DeMatha Catholic (Record: 8-0, Total votes: 300, Last week’s ranking: 1)

Last week: defeated Gonzaga College (D.C.), 23-13

This week: vs. Archbishop Carroll (DC) at Prince George’s Sports Complex, Oct. 21

 

2. Henry A. Wise (7-0, 283, No. 2)

Last week: defeated then-No. 19 Eleanor Roosevelt, 38-8

This week: vs. Bowie, Oct. 21 

 

3. Damascus (7-0, 270, No. 3)

Last week: defeated Whitman, 42-6

This week: at Magruder, Oct. 21

 

4. St. Frances Academy (7-1, 265, No. 5)

Last week: defeated then-No. 4 McDonogh School, 34-20

This week: vs. Loyola Blakefield at Patterson Park, Oct. 21

 

5. Good Counsel (5-2, 254, No. 6)

Last week: defeated then-No. 17 Bishop McNamara, 43-0

This week: at Gonzaga College (D.C.), Oct. 22

 

6. Archbishop Spalding (6-1, 237, No. 7)

Last week: defeated then-No. 22 Riverdale Baptist, 54-14

This week: at No. 6 McDonogh School, Oct. 21

 

7. McDonogh School (5-2, 228, No. 4)

Last week: lost to then-No. 5 St. Frances Academy, 34-20

This week: vs. No. 6 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 21

 

8. Mount St. Joseph (6-1, 220, No. 8)

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 55-14

This week: vs. No. 24 Calvert Hall College, Oct. 22

 

9. Quince Orchard (6-1, 196, No. 9)

Last week: defeated then-No. 25 Northwest, 24-21

This week: vs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Oct. 21

 

10. Howard (7-0, 189, No. 10)

Last week: defeated Hammond, 39-0

This week: vs. No. 25 Long Reach, Oct. 21

 

11. Fort Hill (7-0, 174, No. 11)

Last week: defeated South Hagerstown, 27-13

This week: at Sherando (VA), Oct. 21

 

12. Georgetown Prep (5-1, 164, No. 13)

Last week: defeated St. Albans School (DC), 35-0

This week: at St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA), Oct. 22

 

13. Old Mill (7-0, 151, No. 12)

Last week: defeated Southern, 42-0

This week: at Broadneck, Oct. 21

 

14. Sherwood (7-0, 150, No. 14)

Last week: defeated then-No. 16 Montgomery Blair, 43-26

This week: at Paint Branch, Oct. 21

 

15. Walkersville (7-0, 144, No. 15)

Last week: defeated then-No. 21 Oakdale, 14-7

This week: at Brunswick, Oct. 21

 

16. Franklin (5-1, 116, No. 20)

Last week: defeated Towson, 56-0

This week: at Patapsco, Oct. 22

 

17. Annapolis (7-0, 102, No. 22)

Last week: defeated Northeast, 59-20

This week: Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 21

 

18. Oxon Hill (7-0, 89, No. 23)

Last week: defeated Largo, 41-14

This week: at No. 23 Eleanor Roosevelt, Oct. 22

 

19. Oakdale (6-1, 80, No. 21)

Last week: lost to No. 15 Walkersville, 14-7

This week: vs. Thomas Johnson, Oct. 21

 

20. Montgomery Blair (6-1, 68, No. 16)

Last week: lost to No. 14 Sherwood, 43-26

This week: vs. Kennedy, Oct. 21

21. Bishop McNamara (3-5, 41, No. 17)

Last week: lost to then-No. 6 Good Counsel, 43-0

This week: at St. Mary’s Ryken, Oct. 21

 

22. Riverdale Baptist School (5-3, 34, No. 18)

Last week: lost to then-No. 7 Archbishop Spalding, 54-14

This week: vs. Paul VI (VA), Oct. 21

 

23. Eleanor Roosevelt (5-2, 31, No. 19)

Last week: lost to No. 2 Henry A. Wise, 38-8

This week: vs. No. 18 Oxon Hill, Oct. 22


24. Calvert Hall College (5-3, 25, No. 24)

Last week: defeated Gilman School, 21-14

This week: at No. 8 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 22

 

25. Long Reach (7-0, 22, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Glenelg, 35-7

This week: at No. 10 Howard, Oct. 21

 

Others receiving votes: North Point (6-1, 14 votes); Patuxent (6-1, 13); Allegany (7-0, 12); Liberty (6-1, 7); Kent Island (7-0, 6); Calvert (6-1, 5); Hereford (7-0, 3); Northwest (4-3; 3; Tuscarora (6-1, 3); Milford Mill Academy (6-1, 1)