Surging Panthers, Eastern Tech enter next-to-last poll of regular season; Dundalk leaps to No. 11


Pictured above: St. Vincent Pallotti’s Julian Ganthier (3) celebrates a play with teammate Osei Dixon during Friday’s victory over St. Mary’s. The Panthers defeated St. Mary’s to secure their place in the MIAA B Conference final, and the newest VSN Football Top 20.

by Derek Toney

With a spot in the MIAA B Conference final locked up, St. Vincent Pallotti High is one of two newcomers in this week’s VSN Football Top 20.

The Panthers handed then-No. 20 and defending MIAA B champ St. Mary’s its first league loss with a 14-0 victory at Fairland Regional Park in Laurel. The win sends Pallotti to the league final and rematch with the Saints Nov. 10.

Eastern Tech also debuts this week. The Mavericks (8-1), who went 5-5 last season, can clinch first-place in Baltimore County’s Division II with a victory over Western Tech Friday at Lansdowne.

Dundalk is the biggest mover in the poll after blowing out previously undefeated and No. 6 Milford Mill Academy. The Owls can secure first in Baltimore County’s Division I with a victory over Kenwood and loss by Franklin.

The top 5 remains intact in the next-to-last poll of the regular season with St. Frances Academy at No. 1, followed by Anne Arundel County champ Broadneck, Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall and Archbishop Spalding.

 

Here is the entire 2018 VSN Football Top 20 for week 9:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 9

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (6-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: The Panthers defeated Northeast (PA), 35-0.

This week: vs. Silver Oak Academy at Patterson Park, Nov. 2

2. BROADNECK (9-0)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: The Bruins defeated Glen Burnie, 26-7.

This week: at Annapolis, Nov. 2

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (8-1)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: The Gaels defeated High Point (NC) Christian Academy, 48-13.

This week: at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, Nov. 2

4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (8-1)

Previous rank: #4

Last game: The Cardinals defeated No. 10 McDonogh School, 16-10.

This week: vs. Royal Imperial (Canada), Nov. 2

5. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (5-2)

Previous rank: #5

Last week: The Cavaliers defeated Gilman School, 47-0.

This week: vs. No. 3 Mount St. Joseph, Nov. 2

6. DUNBAR (8-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: The Poets defeated then-No. 18 Edmondson, 46-0.

This week: at Patterson, Nov. 2

7. GLENELG (9-0)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: The Gladiators defeated Mount Hebron, 56-0.

This week: vs. Wilde Lake, Nov. 2

8. HOWARD (8-1)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: The Lions defeated Reservoir, 28-6.

This week: at Atholton, Nov. 2

9. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (8-1)

Previous rank: #6

Last game: The Millers lost to then-No. 19 Dundalk, 28-7.

This week: vs. Dulaney, Oct. 1

10. LIBERTY (9-0)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: The Lions defeated Francis Scott Key, 49-13.

This week: atCentury, Nov. 2

11. FRANKLIN (7-2)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: The Indians defeated Dulaney, 49-6.

This week: vs. Parkville, Nov. 2

12. DUNDALK (8-1)

Previous rank: #19

Last week: The Owls defeated then-No. 6 Milford Mill Academy, 28-7.

This week: vs. Kenwood, Nov. 2

13. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (2-6)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: The Eagles lost to No. 4 Calvert Hall College, 16-10.

This week: at Gilman School, Nov. 3

14. MERVO (7-1)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: The Mustangs lost to then-No. 7 Dunbar, 34-8, at Poly, in completion of Sept. 21 game, and defeated Digital Harbor, 46-6.

This week: vs. No. xx Edmondson, Nov. 2

14. EDGEWOOD (8-1)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: The Rams defeated Havre de Grace, 44-14.

This week: vs. Fallston, Nov. 2

16. ARUNDEL (8-1)

Previous rank: #17

Last week: The Wildcats defeated Old Mill, 26-21.

This week: at Severna Park, Nov. 2

17. WESTMINSTER (6-3)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: The Owls lost to Salesianum (DE), 14-13.

This week: vs. South Carroll, Nov. 2

18. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI (6-3)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Panthers defeated then-No. 20 St. Mary’s, 14-0.

This week: vs. Riverdale Baptist School at Fairland Regional Park, Nov. 2

19. EASTERN TECH (8-1)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Mavericks defeated Randallstown, 29-0.

This week: vs. Western Tech at Lansdowne, Nov. 2

20. EDMONDSON (8-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: The Red Storm lost to then-No. 7 Dunbar, 46-0.

This week: at No. 14 Mervo, Nov. 2