John Carroll debuts at No. 14; Broadneck returns to Top 5


Enjoying a renaissance after a disappointing 2016, John Carroll School has gained a spot in the latest VSN Football Top 20.

The undefeated Patriots are 14th as they start MIAA B Conference competition at Boys’ Latin School. The Bel Air school won the league title in 2015 with a perfect overall 13-0 mark (finished No. 3 in final VSN Top 20) Gaels are No. 3, but went just 1-9 last fall.

The Top 4 remains intact with St. Frances Academy, McDonogh School, Mount St. Joseph and Archbishop Spalding. Broadneck moves to No. 5 after an impressive win over Anne Arundel County squad and previously ranked Arundel.

Pictured above: Coach Keith Rawlings (center) and his John Carroll football squad is having fun in the early season with a perfect 4-0 mark. The Patriots are No. 14 in this week’s VSN Top 20 poll. 

Here is the entire VSN Football Top 20 for Week 4:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 – WEEK 4

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (4-0)

Previous rank: #1
Last week: defeated No. 8 Calvert Hall College, 28-7

Next game: at Loyola Blakefield, Sept. 29

2. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (3-1)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: defeated Malvern (PA) Prep, 27-9

Next game: at No. 4 Archbishop Spalding, Sept. 29

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (4-1)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: defeated Gilman School, 28-25

Next game: at No. 8 Calvert Hall College, Sept. 29

4. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (2-1)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 49-7

Next game: vs. No. 2 McDonogh School, Sept. 29

5. BROADNECK (4-0)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: defeated then-No. xx Arundel, 45-9

Next game: vs. Northeast, Sept. 29

6. FRANKLIN (3-1)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated Kenwood, 40-0

Next game: at Dundalk, Sept. 28

7. HOWARD (4-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: defeated Reservoir, 28-6

Next game: vs. Wilde Lake, Sept. 28

8. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (3-2)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: lost to No. 1 St. Frances Academy, 28-7

Next game: vs. No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, Sept. 29

9. OLD MILL (3-1)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: defeated Severna Park, 23-6

Next game: vs. North County, Sept. 29

10. LONG REACH (4-0)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: Did not play

Next game: at No. 11 River Hill, Sept. 28

11. RIVER HILL (3-0)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: defeated Wilde Lake, 42-0

Next game: vs. No. 10 Long Reach, Sept. 28

12. DUNBAR (3-1)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: defeated then-No. 11 Mervo, 38-13

Next game: at Poly, Oct. 6

13. MEADE (3-1)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: defeated North County, 21-14

Next game: at Annapolis, Sept. 28

14. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL (4-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: defeated Edmondson, 29-28

Next game: at Boys’ Latin School, Sept. 29

15. MERVO (3-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to then-No. 16 Dunbar, 38-13

Next game: at Taft (OH), Sept. 30

16. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (3-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: defeated Perry Hall, 49-42

Next game: vs. Parkville, Sept. 28

17. GLENELG (3-1)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: defeated Hammond, 23-6

Next game: vs. Reservoir, Sept. 28

18. WESTMINSTER (3-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: defeated Manchester Valley, 50-7

Next game: at Francis Scott Key, Sept. 29

19. HAVRE DE GRACE (4-0)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: defeated Aberdeen, 33-7

Next game: vs. Bel Air, Sept. 29

20. ELKTON (4-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: defeated Bel Air, 25-8

Next game: at Edgewood, Sept. 29