Baltimore County school’s back on heels of second straight state semifinal berth; Mervo moves to No. 4 


by Derek Toney

After earning a second straight trip to the Class 2A state semifinals, New Town High has a second stint this season in VSN’s Football Top 20.

The Titans are No. 15 after handing previously undefeated Prince George’s County’s Douglass its first loss, 3-0, in a quarterfinal contest in Upper Marlboro. The Owings Mills school will play at Prince George’s County’s Potomac Friday night for a spot in the state championship game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Dec. 7.

New Town, Dunbar (1A), Elkton (2A), Mervo (3A) and Old Mill (4A) will be practicing Thanksgiving morning as the holiday marks state semifinal weekend. Thanksgiving morning also brings the 100th Turkey Bowl between Calvert Hall College and Loyola Blakefield at Towson University’s Unitas Stadium,

St. Frances Academy remains No. 1 with Mount St. Joseph, McDonogh School, Mervo and Franklin in the Top 5. Loyola Blakefield, Calvert Hall College, South River, Archbishop Spalding and Dunbar completes the Top 10.

Here is the VSN Football Top 20 for week 12:

 

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 12

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (11-1)

Previous rank: #1

SEASON COMPLETE

 

 

 

2. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (10-2)

Previous rank: #2

SEASON COMPLETE – MIAA A CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

 

 

 

3. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (11-1)

Previous rank: #3

SEASON COMPLETE – MIAA A CONFERENCE FINALIST

4. MERVO (12-0)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: defeated No. 14 Westminster, 16-6, Class 3A state quarterfinal

This week: at Linganore, Class 3A state semifinal, Nov. 29

 

 

5. FRANKLIN (9-3)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: lost to Damascus, 30-13, Class 3A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – BALTIMORE COUNTY 3A CHAMPION & CLASS 3A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

6. LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD (8-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 7 Calvert Hall College, 100th Turkey Bowl at Towson University, Nov. 28

7. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (8-3)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: Did not play

This week: vs. No. 6 Loyola Blakefield, 100th Turkey Bowl at Towson University, Nov. 28

 

8. SOUTH RIVER (10-1)

Previous rank: #8

SEASON COMPLETE – ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CHAMPION & CLASS 4A EAST REGION FINALIST

 

9. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (5-6)

Previous rank: #9

SEASON COMPLETE – MIAA A CONFERENCE SEMIFINALIST

10. DUNBAR (11-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: defeated Perryville, 39-0, Class 1A state quarterfinal

This week: vs. Cambridge-South Dorchester, Class 1A state semifinal, Nov. 29

 

 

11. ELKTON (12-0)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: defeated then-No. 16 Liberty, 47-14, Class 2A state quarterfinal

This week: vs. Middletown, Class 2A state semifinal, Nov. 29

 

12. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (10-2)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: lost to Potomac, 33-26, Class 2A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – BALTIMORE COUNTY 2A CHAMPION & CLASS 2A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

 

13. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (11-1)

Previous rank: #13

SEASON COMPLETE – MIAA B CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

 

14. WESTMINSTER (9-3)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: lost to then-No. 5 Mervo, 16-6, Class 3A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – CARROLL COUNTY ATHLETIC LEAGUE CHAMPION & CLASS 3A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

15. NEW TOWN (9-3)

Previous rank: Not ranked 

Last week: defeated Douglass-Prince George’s, 3-0, Class 2A state quarterfinal

This week: at Potomac, Class 2A state semifinal, Nov. 29

16. OLD MILL (10-2)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: defeated then-No. 15 Parkville, 34-13, Class 4A state quarterfinal

This week: at Henry A. Wise, Class 4A state semifinal, Nov. 29

 

17. PARKVILLE (11-1)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: lost to then-No. 17 Old Mill, 34-13, Class 4A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – BALTIMORE COUNTY 4A DIVISION CHAMPION & CLASS 4A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

18. ARUNDEL (8-3)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: lost to Quince Orchard, 69-32, Class 4A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – CLASS 4A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

 

19. LIBERTY (8-4)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: lost to then-No. 12 Elkton, 47-14, Class 2A state quarterfinal

SEASON COMPLETE – CLASS 2A STATE QUARTERFINALIST

20. GLENELG (7-4)

Previous rank: #19

SEASON COMPLETE – CLASS 2A WEST REGION FINALIST