Undefeated Edmondson enters at No. 20; Mount St. Joseph climbs to 4th


Pictured above: Edmondson football reserves watch from the sidelines during last fall’s battle with rival Dunbar. The Red Storm is 5-0 this season and debuts this week in the newest VSN Top 20 poll.

by Derek Toney

Off to its best start since 2014, Edmondson High is the newest entrant in VSN’s Football Top 20 poll.

The Baltimore City school is 5-0 for the first time since 2014 when the Red Storm reached the Class 1A South Region final. The west Baltimore squad is one of seven 5-0 teams in the Baltimore region.

The Top 3 remains intact with St. Frances Academy, Archbishop Spalding and Broadneck. Mount St. Joseph moves to 4th after knocking off previously undefeated and then-No. 4 Calvert Hall College. The Cardinals round out the Top 5.

Milford Mill Academy, Dunbar, Glenelg, McDonogh School and Howard makes up the rest of the Top 10.

Here is the entire 2018 VSN Football Top 20 for week 5:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 5

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (2-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: The Panthers defeated Life Christian Academy (VA), 51-6.

This week: vs. Clarkson North (Canada) at Patterson Park, Oct. 5

2. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (2-1)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: The Cavaliers defeated then-No. 8 McDonogh School, 34-17.

This week: vs. St. Anthony’s (NY), Oct. 5

 

3. BROADNECK (5-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: The Bruins defeated Northeast, 48-6.

This week: vs. Old Mill, Oct. 5

4. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (5-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: The Gaels defeated then-No. 4 Calvert Hall College, 21-7.

This week: at Loyola Blakefield, Oct. 6

5. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (5-1)

Previous rank: #4

Last game: The Cardinals lost to then-No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, 21-7.

This week: vs. Gilman School, Oct. 5

6. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (5-0)

Previous rank: #5

Last game: The Millers defeated Parkville, 27-6.

This week: at Kenwood, Oct. 5

7. DUNBAR (3-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: The Poets defeated Prince George’s County’s Central, 54-0.

This week: vs. Poly, Oct. 5

8. GLENELG (5-0)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: The Gladiators defeated Atholton, 54-14.

This week: at Marriotts Ridge, Oct. 5

 

9. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (2-3)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: The Eagles lost to No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 34-17.

This week: Off; next game – vs. No. 4 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 12

 

 

10. HOWARD (4-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: The Lions defeated River Hill, 22-7.

This week: at Long Reach, Oct. 5

 

11. WESTMINSTER (4-1)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: The Owls defeated Francis Scott Key, 33-7.

This week: at Century, Oct. 5

 

12. FRANKLIN (4-1)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: The Indians defeated No. 20 Dundalk, 37-14.

This week: at Catonsville, Oct. 5

13. MERVO (3-0)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: The Mustangs’ game with Robert Taft (OH) was cancelled.

This week: vs. Patterson, Oct. 5

14. EDGEWOOD (3-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: The Rams defeated Elkton, 35-14.

This week: vs. North Harford, Oct. 5

15. HARFORD TECH (4-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: The Cobras defeated Bluford Drew Jemison, 65-0.

This week: vs. North East, Oct. 5

16. LIBERTY (5-0)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: The Lions defeated South Hagerstown, 36-33.

This week: vs. South Carroll, Oct. 5

17. HAVRE DE GRACE (5-0)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: The Warriors defeated Bel Air, 17-7.

This week: vs. Elkton, Oct. 5

18. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL (5-0)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: The Cougars defeated Lansdowne, 49-20.

This week: vs. South River, Oct. 5

19. ARUNDEL (4-1)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: The Wildcats defeated Glen Burnie, 61-14.

This week: vs. North County, Oct. 5

20. EDMONDSON (5-0)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Red Storm defeated City College, 22-12.

This week: vs. Douglass, Oct. 5