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Chesapeake-Anne Arundel debuts along with Dundalk; Top 10 remains in place
Pictured above: Senior quarterback Dylan Young has helped Chesapeake-Anne Arundel to a 4-0 start this season. The Cougars are 18th in this week's VSN Football Top 20.
by Derek Toney
Chesapeake-Anne Arundel County football, an afterthought for decades, has experienced a renaissance the last couple of seasons. The Cougars have garnered a spot in the latest VSN's Football Top 20 poll.
The Pasadena school is 4-0 after reaching the Class 3A East Region playoffs last year. The Cougars, who reached the state playoffs for the first time in 2015, are tied for first in Anne Arundel with reigning league champ Broadneck and neighborhood rival Northeast.
Dundalk is back in the VSN Top 20, thanks to a 4-0 start, its best since reaching the Class 3A state final in 2015. The Owls play at No. 13 Franklin Friday evening.
St. Frances Academy, which had its game at Florida's Lee cancelled because of travel issues related to Hurricane Florence, remains No. 1, followed by Archbishop Spalding, Broadneck, Calvert Hall College and Milford Mill Academy. Mount St. Joseph, Dunbar, McDonogh School, Glenelg and Howard again makes up the rest of the Top 10.
Here is the entire 2018 VSN Football Top 20 for week 4:
VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL - WEEK 4
1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (1-0)
Previous rank: #1
Last week: The Panthers' game at Florida's Robert E. Lee was cancelled due to travel conditions in aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
This week: vs. Life Christian Academy (VA) at Patterson Park, Sept. 28
2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (1-1)
Previous rank: #2
Last week: The Cavaliers lost to Archbishop Wood (PA), 20-7.
This week: at No. 8 McDonogh School, Sept. 29
3. BROADNECK (4-0)
Previous rank: #3
Last week: The Bruins defeated then-No. 18 Arundel, 61-49.
This week: at Northeast, Sept. 28
4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (5-0)
Previous rank: #4
Last game: The Cardinals defeated Concordia Prep, 43-6.
This week: at No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, Sept. 29
5. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (4-0)
Previous rank: #5
Last game: The Millers defeated Perry Hall, 61-0.
This week: at Parkville, Sept. 29
6. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (4-1)
Previous rank: #6
Last week: The Gaels defeated Gilman School, 49-6.
This week: vs. No. 4 Calvert Hall College, Sept. 29
7. DUNBAR (2-0)
Previous rank: #7
Last week: The Poets' game with No. 13 Mervo was stopped in third quarter.
This week: vs. Central, Sept. 28
8. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (2-2)
Previous rank: #8
Last week: The Eagles defeated National Christian Academy, 35-18.
This week: vs. No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, Sept. 29
9. GLENELG (4-0)
Previous rank: #9
Last week: The Gladiators defeated Reservoir, 35-0.
This week: at Atholton, Sept. 28
10. HOWARD (3-1)
Previous rank: #10
Last week: The Lions defeated Marriotts Ridge, 25-20.
This week: vs. River Hill, Sept. 28
11. WESTMINSTER (3-1)
Previous rank: #12
Last week: The Owls defeated Manchester Valley, 51-10
This week: vs. Francis Scott Key, Sept. 28
12. MERVO (3-0)
Previous rank: #13
Last week: The Mustangs' game with No. 7 Dunbar was stopped in third quarter.
This week: vs. Robert Taft (OH), Sept. 29
13. FRANKLIN (3-1)
Previous rank: #14
Last week: The Indians defeated Kenwood, 42-0.
This week: vs. Dundalj, Sept. 28
14. EDGEWOOD (2-1)
Previous rank: #15
Last week: The Rams defeated C. Milton Wright, 47-0.
This week: at Elkton, Sept. 28
15. HARFORD TECH (3-0)
Previous rank: #16
Last week: The Cobras defeated Patterson Mill, 48-0.
This week: vs. Bluford Drew Jemison, Sept. 28
16. LIBERTY (4-0)
Previous rank: #17
Last week: The Lions defeated Winters Mill, 56-0.
This week: at South Hagerstown, Sept. 28
17. HAVRE DE GRACE (3-0)
Previous rank: #19
Last week: The Warriors defeated Aberdeen, 14-0.
This week: at Bel Air, Sept. 28
18. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL (4-0)
Previous rank: Not ranked
Last week: The Cougars defeated Glen Burnie, 14-0.
This week: vs. Lansdowne, Sept. 28
19. ARUNDEL (3-1)
Previous rank: #18
Last week: The Wildcats lost to No. 3 Broadneck, 61-49.
This week: vs. Glen Burnie, Sept. 28
20. DUNDALK (4-0)
Previous rank: Not ranked
Last week: The Owls defeated Catonsville, 35-0.
This week: at No. 13 Franklin, Sept. 28