Maryland High School Football Media State Poll

FREDERICK — The Maryland High School Football State Poll, in its 27th year, is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. Schools are ranked by points received. The rankings are compiled by Sheldon Shealer.

Baltimore-area teams in bold.

1. DeMatha Catholic (Record: 9-0, Total votes: 300, Last week’s ranking: 1)

Last week: defeated Archbishop Carroll (DC), 42-0

This week: Off; next game – at No. 6 Good Counsel, Nov. 4

 

2. Henry A. Wise (8-0, 287, No. 2)

Last week: defeated Bowie, 44-0

This week: at Bladensburg, Oct. 29

 

3. Damascus (8-0, 272, No. 3)

Last week: defeated Magruder, 54-0

This week: vs. Seneca Valley, Oct. 28

 

4. St. Frances Academy (8-1, 264, No. 4)

Last week: defeated Loyola Blakefield, 28-26

This week: vs. No. 5 Archbishop Spalding at Patterson Park, Oct. 28

 

5. Archbishop Spalding (7-1, 251, No. 6)

Last week: defeated then-No. 7 McDonogh School, 31-16

This week: vs. No. 4 St. Frances Academy at Patterson Park, Oct. 28

 

6. Good Counsel (5-3, 254, No. 5)

Last week: lost to Gonzaga College (DC), 31-7

This week: vs. St. Mary’s Ryken, Oct. 28

 

7. Mount St. Joseph (7-1, 218, No. 8)

Last week: defeated No. 24 Calvert Hall College, 17-7

This week: at No. 9 McDonogh School, Oct. 28

 

8. Quince Orchard (7-1, 207, No. 9)

Last week: defeated Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 63-7

This week: at Walt Whitman, Oct. 28

 

9. McDonogh School (5-3, 195, No. 7)

Last week: lost to No. 6 Archbishop Spalding, 31-16

This week: vs. No. 7 Mount St. Joseph, Oct. 28

 

10. Howard (7-0, 193, No. 10)

Last week: defeated then-No. 25 Long Reach, 14-7

This week: at Glenelg, Oct. 28

 

11. Fort Hill (8-0, 187, No. 11)

Last week: defeated Sherando (VA), 49-21

This week: vs. Mountain Ridge, Oct. 28

 

12. Georgetown Prep (6-1, 185, No. 12)

Last week: defeated St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (VA), 42-0

This week: vs. Landon School, Oct. 29

 

13. Old Mill (8-0, 167, No. 13)

Last week: defeated Broadneck, 34-10

This week: vs. Meade, Oct. 28

 

14. Sherwood (8-0, 150, No. 14)

Last week: defeated Paint Branch, 27-20

This week: vs. John F. Kennedy, Oct. 28

 

15. Walkersville (8-0, 146, No. 15)

Last week: defeated Brunswick, 61-0

This week: at Frederick, Oct. 28

 

16. Franklin (6-1, 123, No. 16)

Last week: defeated Patapsco, 43-0

This week: at Dulaney, Oct. 29

 

17. Annapolis (8-0, 111, No. 17)

Last week: defeated Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, 48-7

This week: at Glen Burnie, Oct. 28

 

18. Oxon Hill (8-0, 102, No. 18)

Last week: defeated then-No. 23 Eleanor Roosevelt, 30-23

This week: at Friendly, Oct. 28

 

19. Oakdale (7-1, 87, No. 19)

Last week: lost to No. 15 Walkersville, 14-7

This week: vs. Thomas Johnson, Oct. 21

 

20. Montgomery Blair (7-1, 65, No. 20)

Last week: defeated John F. Kennedy, 54-0

This week: at Einstein, Oct. 28

21. Bishop McNamara (4-5, 51, No. 21)

Last week: defeated St. Mary’s Ryken, 15-10

This week: vs. St. John’s College (D.C.), Oct. 29

 

22. Riverdale Baptist School (6-3, 47, No. 22)

Last week: defeated Paul VI (VA), 52-13

This week: vs. Avalon School, Oct. 28

 

23. Long Reach (7-1, 32, No. 25)

Last week: lost to No. 10 Howard, 14-7

This week: at Reservoir, Oct. 28

 

24. Calvert Hall College (5-3, 25, No. 24)

Last week: lost to then-No. 8 Mount St. Joseph, 17-7

This week: Off; next game – vs. No. 9 McDonogh School, Nov. 4

 

25. North Point (7-1, 21, not ranked)

Last week: defeated Great Mills, 35-3

This week: vs. Huntingtown, Oct. 28 

 

Others receiving votes: Kent Island (8-0, 11 votes); Allegany (8-0, 8); Hereford (8-0, 8); Calvert (7-1, 7); Liberty (7-1, 6); Milford Mill Academy (7-1; 8); Patuxent (7-1, 5); Eleanor Roosevelt (5-3, 4); Lackey (7-1, 3); Tuscarora (7-1, 3)