Defending MIAA B champs debut at No. 20; Broadneck up to No. 2 


Pictured above: St. Mary’s coach Jason Budroni (center) talks to his team after Friday’s victory over St. Paul’s School. The Saints are No. 20 in the newest VSN’s Football Top 20.

by Derek Toney

St. Mary’s High was likely forgotten after losing its first three games. The Saints have rebounded to earn a place in this week’s VSN Football Top 20.

The Annapolis private school defeated then-No. 19 St. Paul’s School, 28-7, to gain sole possession of first in the MIAA B Conference. The defending league champ Saints (4-3 overall), ranked 20th this week, have won four straight.

Dundalk is back in the Top 20. The Owls’ only loss is to No. 12 Franklin, which took sixth-ranked Milford Mill Academy to overtime before falling last weekend.

There’s a shakeup in the Top 5 after Calvert Hall College’s victory over then-No. 2 Archbishop Spalding. Nationally-ranked St. Frances Academy is again No. 1 with Broadneck moving to No. 2, followed by Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall and Spalding.

Liberty (16th to No. 11) is the biggest mover after defeating then-No. 11 Westminster for first in Carroll County. The Lions (7-0) are one of eight undefeated teams in the area.

Here is the entire 2018 VSN Football Top 20 for week 7:

VSN FOOTBALL TOP 20 POLL – WEEK 7

1. ST. FRANCES ACADEMY (4-0)

Previous rank: #1

Last week: The Panthers defeated Canada Prep (Canada), 55-0.

This week: vs. St. Thomas Moore (CT) at Patterson Park, Oct. 19

2. BROADNECK (7-0)

Previous rank: #3

Last week: The Bruins defeated South River, 48-30.

This week: vs. Meade, Oct. 19

3. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (7-1)

Previous rank: #4

Last week: The Gaels defeated No. 9 McDonogh School, 34-30.

This week: at High Point (NC) Christian Academy, Oct. 20

4. CALVERT HALL COLLEGE (7-1)

Previous rank: #5

Last game: The Cardinals defeated then-No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 21-7.

This week: Off; next game – vs. No. 9 McDonogh School, Oct. 26

5. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (3-2)

Previous rank: #2

Last week: The Cavaliers lost to then-No. 5 Calvert Hall College, 21-7.

This week: Off; next game – vs. Gilman School, Oct. 26

6. MILFORD MILL ACADEMY (7-0)

Previous rank: #6

Last game: The Millers defeated No. 12 Franklin, 19-13.

This week: at Catonsville, Oct. 18

7. DUNBAR (5-0)

Previous rank: #7

Last week: The Poets defeated Douglass, 35-6.

This week: vs. Digital Harbor, Oct. 18

8. GLENELG (7-0)

Previous rank: #8

Last week: The Gladiators defeated Long Reach, 49-19.

This week: vs. River Hill, Oct. 19

9. MCDONOGH SCHOOL (2-4)

Previous rank: #9

Last week: The Eagles lost to then-No. 4 Mount St. Joseph, 34-30.

This week: at St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH), Oct. 20

10. HOWARD (6-1)

Previous rank: #10

Last week: The Lions defeated Centennial by 2-0 forfeit.

This week: at Atholton, Oct. 19

11. LIBERTY (7-0)

Previous rank: #16

Last week: The Lions defeated then-No. 11 Westminster, 28-20.

This week: at Manchester Valley, Oct. 19

12. FRANKLIN (5-2)

Previous rank: #12

Last week: The Indians lost to No. 6 Milford Mill Academy, 19-13.

This week: at Perry Hall, Oct. 18

13. MERVO (5-0)

Previous rank: #13

Last week: The Mustangs defeated City College, 54-6

This week: vs. Douglass, Oct. 18

14. WESTMINSTER (5-2)

Previous rank: #11

Last week: The Owls lost to then-No. 16 Liberty, 28-20.

This week: at Winters Mill, Oct. 19

15. EDGEWOOD (5-1)

Previous rank: #14

Last week: The Rams defeated Aberdeen, 38-8.

This week: vs. Bel Air, Oct. 18

16. HARFORD TECH (6-0)

Previous rank: #15

Last week: The Cobras defeated Bohemia Manor, 52-25.

This week: vs. Perryville, Oct. 18

17. ARUNDEL (6-1)

Previous rank: #18

Last week: The Wildcats defeated Annapolis, 35-34.

This week: vs. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, Oct. 19

18. EDMONDSON (7-0)

Previous rank: #20

Last week: The Red Storm defeated Patterson, 14-12.

This week: at Poly, Oct. 18

19. DUNDALK (6-1)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Owls defeated Perry Hall, 55-21.

This week: at Dulaney, Oct. 20

20. ST. MARY’S (4-3)

Previous rank: Not ranked

Last week: The Saints defeated then-No. 19 St. Paul’s School, 28-7.

This week: vs. Boys’ Latin School, Oct. 19