November 20, 2017

MSA Top 25 scoreboard and blog: Week 0

St. Frances quarterback Logan Holgorsen and receiver Kwesi Evans react to a long scoring play in last Friday's scrimmage against DeMatha. Photo by Austin McFadden/MSA.

FINALLY! It’s game weekend in the high school football world, at least for some private schools. There’s a solid slate of games, and fortunately for you, the MSA team is here to be your one-stop-shop.

On Friday, I will be at an intriguing game-like scrimmage between No. 8 Damascus and No. 12 Northwest, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., make sure to watch No. 1 DeMatha slug it out in Las Vegas with national power Bishop Gorman on ESPNU. Then, on Saturday at 1 p.m., I’m covering an MIAA-WCAC matchup between No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.) and No. 14 Gilman. Brooks Warren will be at the home-opener for No. 3 St. John’s (D.C.), which faces Florida stalwart Jones at 2 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., Mr. Baltimore himself Tom Peace skirts on over to McDonogh School to cover the No. 6 Eagles and No. 21 Pallotti.

We’ll have updates on this thread all weekend, so whether you’re in the bleachers at a game or home on the couch, stop in frequently to stay on top of the gridiron action from around the state.

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Twitter @MDSportsAccess. All times are EST.

BREAKFAST LINKS

— MSA high school football power rankings: Week 0

— After a three-year wait, Ty Lenhart gets his shot to lead DeMatha against Bishop Gorman on ESPNU

— Inside the rapid rise of Damascus defensive end Bryan Bresee, the top recruit in his class

— Meet MarShawn Lloyd, DeMatha’s next running back sensation

— Inside the Helmet: Q&A with Northwest defensive end DeAndre Jules

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Bishop Gorman (1-0) 35, No. 1 DeMatha (0-1) 23 — CLICK FOR RECAP

NEWS: DeMatha loses 5-star RB MarShawn Lloyd for the season to a broken wrist

No. 8 Damascus 10, No. 12 Northwest 6 (exhibition game-like scrimmage — played only one half)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

No. 2 St. Frances (1-0) 41, Canada Prep 0

No. 3 St. John’s (D.C.) (1-0) 49, Jones (Fla.) 30 — CLICK FOR STORY

No. 6 McDonogh (0-0) vs. No. 21 Pallotti (0-0) (CANCELLED) — CLICK FOR STORY

No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.) (1-0) 38, No. 14 Gilman (0-1) 0 — CLICK FOR STORY

No. 18 Calvert Hall (1-0) 45, Silver Oak Academy (0-1) 0

About Kyle McFadden 349 Articles

Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School’s Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore’s student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles.

McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access.

With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels.

McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church — serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night.

Although he’s only been around journalism since January 2014, he’s a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post.

McFadden’s work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He’s also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists.

McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor’s degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.

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