Panthers go wire-to-wire at No. 1 in Maryland; Glenelg finishes 20th


Pictured above: Shane Lee (front), Jordan Toles and Darrian Dalcourt were part of another dominant St. Frances Academy football team this season. The Panthers, who finished No. 1 in VSN’s final Top 20, is No. 1 in the final Maryland High School Media poll.

FINAL 2018 STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL 

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 29th 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, Previous rank, Season result

1. St. Frances Academy (12 first-place votes), 9-0, 300, 1, MIAA A Conference champions

2. DeMatha Catholic, 8-3, 288, 2, Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Capital Division finalist

3. Oakdale, 13-0, 235, 6, Class 2A state champions

4. Good Counsel, 6-4, 267, 3, Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Capital Division semifinalist

5. Calvert Hall College, 12-1, 255, 5, Maryland Christian Schools Invitational Tournament champion

6. Archbishop Spalding, 7-3, 223, 8, Maryland Christian Schools Invitational Tournament finalist

7. Mount St. Joseph, 10-2, 211, 9, Maryland Christian Schools Invitational participant

8. Quince Orchard, 13-1, 209, 13, Class 4A state champions

9. Georgetown Prep, 8-1, 203, 10, Interstate Athletic Conference champion

10. Landon School, 9-1, 182, 11, Interstate Athletic Conference second-place

11. North Point, 13-1, 168, 22, Class 4A state finalist

12. St. Mary’s Ryken, 10-2, 167, 15, Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Metro Division champions

13. Bullis School, 7-3, 160, 12, Interstate Athletic Conference third-place

14. Henry A. Wise, 10-2, 148, 7, Class 4A state semifinalist

15. Franklin, 12-2, 137, 21, Class 3A state champions

16. Linganore, 12-2, 120, 14, Class 3A state finalist

17. Fort Hill, 13-0, 118, 20, Class 1A state champions

18. Damascus, 11-1, 114, 4, Class 2A West Region finalist

19. Charles H. Flowers, 10-1, 89, 17, Class 4A South Region finalist

20. Glenelg, 13-1, 78, 23, Class 2A state finalist

21. Liberty, 10-1, 50, 25, Class 2A West Region semifinalist

22. Avalon School, 6-3, 38, Maryland Christian Schools Invitational Tournament 3rd place

23. Northwest,9-3, 24, not ranked, Class 4A West Region finalist

24. Dundalk, 10-2, 21, not ranked, Class 3A North Region finalist

25. Milford Mill Academy, 9-2, 19, 24, Class 3A North Region semifinalist

Others receiving votes:¬†Dunbar (10-1, 16 points, Class 1A state semifinalist); Mervo (10-2, 6, Class 4A state semifinalist); Paint Branch (10-2, 6, Class 4A North Region finalist); Broadneck (10-1, 5, Class 4A East Region semifinalist); Huntingtown (10-3, 3, Class 3A state semifinalist); Riverdale Baptist School (7-5, 3, Maryland Christian Schools Invitational Tournament 4th place); Douglass-Prince George’s (7-5, 2, Class 1A state finalist); Suitland (9-2, 2, Class 4A South Region semifinalist)