St. Frances in position for third straight final No. 1; Spalding tumbles 

There weren’t significant changes for local schools in the final state media Top 25 football poll of the regular season.

Nationally-ranked St. Frances Academy is again the unanimous No. 1 with all 12 1st-place votes, with McDonogh School (No. 2), Mount St. Joseph (6th) and Calvert Hall (8th) in the Top 10. Also of local interest in the poll are No. 11 Franklin, No. 14 Archbishop Spalding, No. 16 Loyola Blakefield, No. 18 Elkton, No. 22 Mervo and No. 23 South River.

St. Vincent Pallotti and Dunbar each received votes.

The final state media Top 25 poll of 2019 will be released following the completion of the state public playoffs.

Pictured above: Blake Corum has been the main offensive catalyst for St. Frances Academy all season. The Panthers remain No. 1 in the state media poll.


STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL – WEEK 9

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 30th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters.

Schools are ranked by points received. The number in parenthesis reflects first-place votes.

The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Rank, School, Record, Points (1st place votes), Last week’s ranking

1. St. Frances Academy, 9-1, 300 (12), 1

2. McDonogh School, 10-0, 287, 2

3. Quince Orchard, 9-0, 272, 4

4. DeMatha Catholic, 6-3, 266, 3

5. Good Counsel, 7-3, 251, 5

6. Mount St. Joseph, 8-2, 236, 6

7. Henry A. Wise, 9-0, 233, 7

8. Calvert Hall College, 8-2, 219, 8

9. Damascus, 7-2, 200, 10

10. Northwest, 8-1, 194, 9

11. Franklin, 7-2, 168, 12

12. Linganore, 8-1, 156, 14

13. St. Mary’s Ryken, 6-3, 153, 15

14. Archbishop Spalding, 5-5, 139, 11

15. Bullis School, 7-2, 130, 13

16. Loyola Blakefield, 8-1, 110, 17

17. Huntingtown, 9-0, 102, 18

18. Elkton, 9-0, 97, 19

19. National Christian Academy, 7-3, 86, 16

20. Douglass-Prince George’s, 9-0, 83, 21

21. Georgetown Prep, 7-2, 56, 20

22. Mervo, 9-0, 50, 22

23. South River, 9-0, 50, 23

24. North Caroline, 9-0, 26, 24

25. Paint Branch, 8-1, 17, 25

Others receiving votes: Fort Hill (781, 6 points); Potomac (7-1, 6); St. Vincent Pallotti (8-1, 4); Dunbar (7-1, 1);