MIAA A leading Eagles continue return to prominence; Harford Tech and Parkville move up  


 

McDonogh coach Hakeem Sule (center) brings his squad together after Saturday’s victory over Mount St. Joseph. The 8-0 Eagles are No. 2 in this week’s VSN Football Top 20.

by Derek Toney

After claiming sole possession of first in the area’s toughest league, McDonogh School is No. 2 in the latest VSN Football Top 20 poll.

The Eagles defeated then-No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 14-7, Saturday afternoon in Baltimore City for the top spot in the MIAA A  Conference. The Owings Mills school, which won 3 games a year ago, is an area-best 8-0.

After sharing the No. 20 spot for a couple of weeks, unbeaten Harford Tech and Parkville move to 18th and 19th, respectively. New Town fell from 17th to No. 20.

St. Frances, which routed Florida’s IMG Academy Friday evening at Morgan State University in a matchup of Top 10 national squads, remains No. 1 followed by McDonogh School, Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall College and Archbishop Spalding. Franklin, Mervo, Loyola Blakefield, South River and Dunbar makes up the rest of the Top 10. 

Here is the VSN Football Top 20 for week 7:

 

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 7

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (7-1)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: defeated IMG Academy (FL), 35-7

This week: vs. St. Thomas More (CT) at Patterson Park, Oct. 25

 

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (8-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated then-No. 2 Mount St. Joseph, 14-7

This week: at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 25

 

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (6-2)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: lost to then-No. 3 McDonogh School, 14-7

This week: vs. No. 6 Franklin, Oct. 26

 

 

4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (6-2)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated then-No. 4 Archbishop Spalding, 23-17

This week: at Gilman School, Oct. 26

5. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (5-3)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: lost to then-No. 5 Calvert Hall College, 23-17

This week: vs. No. 2 McDonogh School, Oct. 25

 

6. FRANKLIN (6-1) 

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 63-0

This week: at No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 26

7. MERVO (7-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: defeated Patterson, 28-14

This week: vs. Southwestern, Oct. 25

 

8. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (6-1)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: lost to St. Christopher’s School (VA), 30-26

This week: at Woodlawn, Oct. 25

9. SOUTH RIVER (7-0)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: defeated Broadneck, 48-41

This week: vs. Old Mill, Oct. 25

 

10. DUNBAR (6-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: defeated Poly, 2-0 (forfeit)

This week: at Edmondson (Ben Eaton Memorial), Oct. 25

 

11. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (6-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: defeated Arcadia (VA), 28-12

This week: vs. Lansdowne, Oct. 24

 

12. ELKTON (7-0)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: defeated C. Milton Wright, 49-14

This week: vs. Bel Air, Oct. 25

 

13. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (7-1)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. Boys’ Latin School at Fairland Regional Park, Oct. 25

 

14. ST. MARY’S (5-3)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated then-No. 19 John Carroll School, 28-21

This week: at St. Paul’s School, Oct. 25

 

15. LIBERTY (5-2)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: defeated South Carroll, 41-0

This week: vs. No. 18 Westminster, Oct. 25

16. RIVER HILL (6-1)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: defeated Glenelg, 14-10

This week: at Oakland Mills, Oct. 25 

 

17. WESTMINSTER (5-2)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Century, 35-0

This week: at No. 15 Liberty, Oct. 25

18. HARFORD TECH (7-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated Bel Air, 27-7

This week: at Havre de Grace, Oct. 25

19. PARKVILLE (7-0)

Previous rank: #20 

Last week: defeated Randallstown, 28-6

This week: vs. Western Tech, Oct. 26

20. NEW TOWN (5-2)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: defeated Edgewood, 21-0

This week: vs. Overlea, Oct. 26