October 23, 2017

MSA high school football power rankings: Week 3

September 8, 2017: Action From Franklin vs DeMatha at PG Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.. Cory Royster/MSA.

Below are our Week 3 power rankings, which exist for a different purpose than the state media poll (this is where strength of schedule and quality of play matters).

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Note: All lines are generated from USA Today’s high school football score predictor.

1. St. Frances Academy Panthers (Record: 2-0) LW: 1

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: Bye

This week: at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 4-point underdogs)

Wins: Canada Prep by 45 (Ontario), Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.) by 21

Losses: None

2. DeMatha Catholic Stags (2-1) LW: 2

County: Prince George’s, WCAC

Last week: def. No. 21 Franklin, 36-0

This week: vs. No. 6 McDonogh on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 15-point favorites)

Wins: Avalon by 28, No. 21 Franklin by 36

Losses: Bishop Gorman (Nev.) by 23

RELATED: 2017 DeMatha football preview

3. Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. Pumas (2-0) LW: 3

County: Prince George’s, MPSSAA Class 4A South

Last week: def. No. 14 Calvert Hall, 15-13

This week: at Bladensburg on Saturday at TBD (Line: 41-point favorites)

Wins: Surrattsville by 52, No. 14 Calvert Hall by 2

Losses: None

RELATED: Wise football coach DaLawn Parrish and Florida State commit A.J. Lytton discuss the upcoming season

4. St. John’s College Cadets (2-1) LW: 4

County: District of Columbia, WCAC

Last week: def. St. Joseph Regional (N.J.), 26-14

This week: at IMG Academy (Fla.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 28-point underdogs)

Wins: Jones (Fla.) by 19, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) by 12

Losses: De La Salle (Calif.) by 4

5. Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers (1-0) LW: 5

County: Anne Arundel, MIAA A Conference

Last week: Bye

This week: vs. No. 19 Good Counsel on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 21-point favorites)

Wins: Annapolis by 42

Losses: None 

6. McDonogh School Eagles (2-0) LW: 6

County: Baltimore County, MIAA A Conference

Last week: def. Bishop McNamara, 42-7

This week: at No. 2 DeMatha on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 15-point underdogs)

Wins: La Salle College (Pa.) by 12, Bishop McNamara by 35

Losses: None

7. Gonzaga College Eagles (D.C.) (2-1) LW: 7

County: District of Columbia, WCAC

Last week: def. Peddie (N.J.), 30-6

This week: vs. No. 13 Georgetown Prep on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Line: 15-point favorites)

Wins: No. 14 Gilman by 38, Peddie (N.J.) by 24

Losses: Viera (Fla.) by 15

8. Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets (2-0) LW: 8

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 2A West

Last week: def. No. 24 Sherwood, 42-7

This week: vs. Rockville on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 45-point favorites)

Wins: Blake by 24, No. 24 Sherwood by 35

Losses: None

RELATED: Damascus coach Eric Wallich, Bryan Bresee and Michael Jurgens discuss the upcoming season and more

9. Quince Orchard Cougars (2-0) LW: 9

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 4A West

Last week: def. Blair, 34-7

This week: at Clarksburg on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 34-point favorites)

Wins: Bethesda-CC by 48, Blair by 28

Losses: None

RELATED: Quince Orchard coach John Kelley and quarterback Doc Bonner discuss the upcoming season and more

10. Northwest Jaguars (2-0) LW: 11

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 4A West

Last week: def. Walter Johnson, 48-13

This week: vs. Seneca Valley on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 4-point favorites)

Wins: Wootton by 17, Walter Johnson by 35

Losses: None

RELATED: Northwest football coach Michael Neubeiser, DeAndre Jules and Chris Craddock discuss the upcoming season and more

11. Bullis School Bulldogs (2-0) LW: 12

County: Montgomery, IAC

Last week: def. Fork Union Military Academy (Va.), 33-9

This week: vs. Avalon on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 11-point favorites)

Wins: Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) by 37, Fork Union (Va.) by 24

Losses: None

12. Walkersville Lions (2-0) LW: 13

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 2A West

Last week: def. Liberty, 56-0

This week: at Thomas Johnson on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 28-point favorites)

Wins: New Era Academy by 59, Liberty by 56

Losses: None

WATCH: Walkersville football coach Joe Polce and Jacob Wetzel discuss the upcoming season and more

13. Georgetown Prep Little Hoyas (2-0) LW: 15

County: Montgomery, IAC

Last week: def. Gilman, 24-17

This week: at No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.) on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Line: 15-point underdogs)

Wins: Bishop O’Connell by 28, Gilman by 7

Losses: None

14. Calvert Hall Cardinals (2-0) LW: 14

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: LOSS to No. 3 Wise, 15-13

This week: vs. Riverdale Baptist on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 15-point favorites)

Wins: Silver Oak Academy by 45, Dundalk by 35

Losses: No. 3 Wise by 2

 

15. Linganore Lancers (2-0) LW: 16

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 3A West

Last week: def. Edgewood, 36-0

This week: vs. Westminster on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 11-point favorites)

Wins: Archbishop Curley by 58, Edgewood by 36

Losses: None

RELATED: Linganore coach Rick Conner, Luke Freeman and Zach Willett discuss the upcoming season

16. St. Mary’s Ryken Knights (2-0) LW: 22

County: St. Mary’s, WCAC

Last week: def. Dunbar (D.C.), 45-0

This week: at Paul VI (Va.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 35-point favorites)

Wins: No. 12 Mount St. Joseph by 2, No. 19 Pallotti by 21, Dunbar (D.C.) by 45

Losses: None

17. Mount St. Joseph Gaels (1-1) LW: 23

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: def. No. 10 Good Counsel, 26-14

This week: vs. St. Joseph’s (Canada) on Friday at TBD (Line: N/A)

Wins: Cardinal O’Heara (Pa.) by 32, No. 10 Good Counsel by 12

Losses: St. Mary’s Ryken by 2

18. North Point Eagles (2-0) LW: 18

County: Charles, MPSSAA Class 4A East

Last week: def. Westlake, 21-0

This week: vs. Patuxent on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 16-point favorites)

Wins: Old Mill by 42, Westlake by 21

Losses: None

WATCH: Highlights from No. 25 North Point vs. Old Mill

19. Good Counsel Falcons (1-1) LW: 10

County: Montgomery, WCAC

Last week: LOSS to No. 23 Mount St. Joseph, 26-14

This week: at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 15-point underdogs)

Wins: No. 24 Gilman by 13

Losses: No. 23 Mount St. Joseph by 12

CAPSULE: Legendary coach Bob Milloy gets historic win No. 400

 

20. Fort Hill Sentinels (2-0) LW: 21

County, Allegany, MPSSAA Class 1A West

Last week: def. Keyser (W.Va.), 59-0

This week: at Hollidaysburg (Pa.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 20-point favorites)

Wins: USO (Pa.) by 67, Keyser (W.Va.) by 59

Losses: None

21. Broadneck Bruins (2-0) LW: 20

County: Anne Arundel, MPSSAA Class 4A East

Last week: def. North County, 38-14

This week: vs. Severna Park on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 28-point favorites)

Wins: Bowie by 50, North County by 24

Losses: None

22. Franklin Indians (1-1) LW: 21

County: Baltimore, MPSSAA Class 3A North

Last week: LOSS to No. 2 DeMatha, 36-0

This week: at Smyrna (Del.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 11-point underdogs)

Wins: Woodlawn by 52

Losses: No. 2 DeMatha by 36

23. Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders (2-0) LW: 25

County: Prince George’s, MPSSAA Class 4A South

Last week: def. Pallotti, 30-15

This week: at C.H. Flowers on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Line: 15-point favorites)

Wins: Bladensburg by 23, Pallotti by 15

Losses: None

24. Tuscarora Titans (2-0) LW: NR

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 3A West

 

Last week: def. Archbishop Curley, 42-6

This week: at Middletown on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 2-point favorites)

 

Wins: Milford Mill by 24, Curley by 36

Losses: None

25. North Caroline Bulldogs (2-0) LW: NR

County: Caroline, MPSSAA Class 2A East

Last week: def. Parkside, 49-6

This week: at Cambridge-South Dorchester on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 23-point favorites)

Wins: Wicomico by 44, Parkside by 43

Losses: None

Dropped out: No. 17 Riverdale Baptist (2-1), No. 24 Sherwood (1-1)

On the bubble: Allegany (2-0), Arundel (1-1), Blair (1-1), Bishop McNamara (0-3), Douglass-PG (2-0), Dunbar (1-1), Elkton (2-0), Gilman (0-3), Gwynn Park (2-0), Howard (2-0), Lackey (2-0), Liberty (1-1), Long Reach (2-0), Mervo (2-0), Middletown (2-0), Northern (2-0), Oakdale (2-0), Oxon Hill (1-1), Pallotti (0-2), Perry Hall (1-1), Riverdale Baptist (2-1), Seneca Valley (2-0), Sherwood (1-1), St. James (2-0) and Westlake (1-1)

About Kyle McFadden 339 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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