Atholton and Oakland Mills returns, Glenelg leaps to No. 16


by Derek Toney

Howard County is the biggest winner in this week’s VSN Football Top 20.

Glenelg High is the biggest mover in the poll, going from No. 20 to 16th. Atholton, which upended then-No. 16 River Hill last week, is back in the poll at No. 20. Oakland Mills, which knocked off the Raiders a couple of weeks ago, has a second tour in the Top 20 at 19.

The Scorpions, Atholton and Glenelg are all 5-1, one game behind undefeated and 13th-ranked Long Reach (6-0) in the HoCo standings.

There’s no change in the first 15 teams as St. Frances Academy is again No. 1, followed by Archbishop Spalding, Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall College and McDonogh School. Spalding travels to McDonogh Friday evening in a Top 5 matchup.

Also Friday, No. 12 Dundalk puts its undefeated mark on the line against 6th-ranked Franklin, with the winner claiming sole possession of first in Baltimore County’s Division I.

Below is the complete VSN Football Top 20 for Week 6.


1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY

Record: 3-1

Previous rank: 1

Last week: Did not play

This week: at Life Christian Academy (VA), Oct. 15


2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Record: 7-0

Previous rank: 2

Last week: defeated Malvern Prep (PA), 31-17

This week: at No. 5 McDonogh School, Oct. 15


3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

Record: 4-2

Previous rank: 3

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. St. Vincent Pallotti, Oct. 16


4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 4

Last week: defeated No. 15 St. Mary’s, 49-28

This week: vs. Gilman School, Oct. 16


5. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Record: 2-4

Previous rank: 5

Last week: defeated No. 17 Loyola Blakefield, 24-7

This week: vs. No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 15


6. FRANKLIN

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 6

Last week: defeated Parkville, 41-6

This week: at No. 12 Dundalk, Oct. 15


7. BROADNECK 

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 7

Last week: defeated then-No. 19 Annapolis, 42-0

This week: vs. Severna Park, Oct. 15


8. DUNBAR

Record: 6-0

Previous rank: 8

Last week: defeated Reginald Lewis, 60-0

This week: vs. Edmondson (Ben Eaton Memorial Game) at Sugar Cain Field, Oct. 14


9. MERVO

Record: 4-1

Previous rank: 9

Last week: defeated Digital Harbor, 31-0

This week: at City College, Oct. 15


10. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: No. 10

Last week: defeated New Town, 27-13

This week: vs. Randallstown, Oct. 15


11. OLD MILL

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 11

Last week: defeated Meade, 49-6

This week: vs. Glen Burnie, Oct. 15


12. DUNDALK

Record: 6-0

Previous rank: 12

Last week: defeated Towson (56-0) and Catonsville (42-7)

This week: vs. No. 6 Franklin, Oct. 15


13. LONG REACH 

Record: 6-0

Previous rank: 13

Last week: defeated Centennial, 28-0

This week: at Wilde Lake, Oct. 22


14. SOUTH CARROLL 

Record: 6-0

Previous rank: 14

Last week: defeated Winters Mill, 47-7

This week: vs. Liberty, Oct. 15


15. ST. MARY’S

Record: 4-2

Previous rank: 15

Last week: lost to No. 4 Calvert Hall College, 49-28

This week: at Boys’ Latin School, Oct. 15


16. GLENELG

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 20

Last week: defeated Howard, 35-21

This week: vs. River Hill, Oct. 15


17. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD

Record: 4-2

Previous rank: 17

Last week: lost to No. 5 McDonogh School, 24-7

This week: at Archbishop Curley, Oct. 16


18. CONCORDIA PREP

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: 19

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. St. Paul’s School, Oct. 16


19. OAKLAND MILLS

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Mount Hebron, 20-6

This week: at Howard, Oct. 15


20. ATHOLTON

Record: 5-1

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated then-No. 16 River Hill, 14-7

This week: vs. Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 15