October 23, 2017

MSA high school football power rankings: Week 4

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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: 3-0) LW: 1

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: def. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), 27-0

This week: at No. 12 Calvert Hall on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 14-point favorites)

Wins: Canada Prep by 45 (Ontario), Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.) by 21, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) by 27

Losses: None

2. DeMatha Catholic Stags (3-1) LW: 2

County: Prince George’s, WCAC

Last week: def. No. 6 McDonogh, 17-14

This week: vs. Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 27-point favorites)

Wins: Avalon by 28, No. 21 Franklin by 36, No. 6 McDonogh by 3

Losses: Bishop Gorman (Nev.) by 23

RELATED: 2017 DeMatha football preview

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

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

Last week: def. Bladensburg, 46-0

This week: vs. Laurel on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 46-point favorites)

Wins: Surrattsville by 52, No. 14 Calvert Hall by 2, Bladensburg by 46

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: Bye

This week: vs. St. John Bosco (Calif.) on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Line: 21-point underdogs)

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

Losses: De La Salle (Calif.) by 4

5. Gonzaga College Eagles (D.C.) (3-1) LW: 7

County: District of Columbia, WCAC

Last week: def. No. 13 Georgetown Prep, 40-0

This week: vs. Avalon on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Line: 34-point favorites)

Wins: No. 14 Gilman by 38, Peddie (N.J.) by 24, No. 13 Georgetown Prep by 40

Losses: Viera (Fla.) by 15

6. McDonogh School Eagles (2-1) LW: 6

County: Baltimore County, MIAA A Conference

Last week: LOSS to No. 2 DeMatha, 17-14

This week: at Malvern Prep (Pa.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 21-point favorites)

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

Losses: No. 2 DeMatha by 3

7. Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets (3-0) LW: 8

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 2A West

Last week: def. Rockville, 54-6

This week: at Magruder on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 48-point favorites)

Wins: Blake by 24, No. 24 Sherwood by 35, Rockville by 48

Losses: None

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

8. Quince Orchard Cougars (3-0) LW: 9

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 4A West

Last week: def. Clarksburg, 63-8

This week: vs. Bullis on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 7-point favorites)

Wins: Bethesda-CC by 48, Blair by 28, Clarksburg by 55

Losses: None

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

9. Northwest Jaguars (3-0) LW: 10

County: Montgomery, MPSSAA Class 4A West

Last week: def. Seneca Valley, 31-6 

This week: at Gaithersburg on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 33-point favorites)

Wins: Wootton by 17, Walter Johnson by 35, Seneca Valley by 25

Losses: None

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

10. Bullis School Bulldogs (3-0) LW: 11

County: Montgomery, IAC

Last week: def. Avalon, 30-16

This week: at No. 8 Quince Orchard on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 7-point underdogs)

Wins: Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) by 37, Fork Union (Va.) by 24, Avalon by 16

Losses: None

11. Walkersville Lions (3-0) LW: 12

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 2A West

Last week: def. Gov. Thomas Johnson, 69-6

This week: vs. North Hagerstown on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 41-point favorites)

Wins: New Era Academy by 59, Liberty by 56, Thomas Johnson by 63

Losses: None

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

12. Calvert Hall Cardinals (3-1) LW: 14

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: def. Riverdale Baptist, 35-3

This week: vs. No. 1 St. Frances Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 14-point underdogs)

Wins: Silver Oak Academy by 45, Dundalk by 35, Riverdale Baptist by 32

Losses: No. 3 Wise by 2

13. St. Mary’s Ryken Knights (4-0) LW: 16

County: St. Mary’s, WCAC

Last week: def. Paul VI (Va.), 35-0

This week: at Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (Line: 22-point favorites)

Wins: No. 12 Mount St. Joseph by 2, No. 19 Pallotti by 21, Dunbar (D.C.) by 45, Paul VI (Va.) by 35

Losses: None

14. Good Counsel Falcons (2-1) LW: 19

County: Montgomery, WCAC

Last week: def. No. 5 Archbishop Spalding, 37-21

This week: vs. Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.) on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 7-point favorites)

Wins: No. 24 Gilman by 13, No. 5 Spalding by 16

Losses: No. 23 Mount St. Joseph by 12

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

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

County: Anne Arundel, MIAA A Conference

Last week: LOSS to No. 19 Good Counsel, 37-21

This week: vs. Loyola Blakefield on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 31-point favorites)

Wins: Annapolis by 42

Losses: No. 19 Good Counsel by 16 

16. Linganore Lancers (3-0) LW: 15

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 3A West

Last week: def. Westminster, 50-28

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

Wins: Archbishop Curley by 58, Edgewood by 36, Westminster by 22

Losses: None

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

17. Mount St. Joseph Gaels (2-1) LW: 17

County: Baltimore City, MIAA A Conference

Last week: def. St. Joseph’s (Ontario), 51-23

This week: at Gilman on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 13-point favorites)

Wins: Cardinal O’Heara (Pa.) by 32, No. 10 Good Counsel by 12, St. Joseph’s (Ontario) by 28

Losses: St. Mary’s Ryken by 2

18. North Point Eagles (3-0) LW: 18

County: Charles, MPSSAA Class 4A East

Last week: def. Patuxent, 40-3

This week: at Great Mills on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 35-point favorites)

Wins: Old Mill by 42, Westlake by 21, Patuxent by 37

Losses: None

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

19. Franklin Indians (2-1) LW: 22

County: Baltimore, MPSSAA Class 3A North

Last week: def. Smyrna (Del.), 38-28

This week: vs. Kenwood on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 40-point favorites)

Wins: Woodlawn by 52, Smyrna (Del.) by 10

Losses: No. 2 DeMatha by 36

20. Fort Hill Sentinels (3-0) LW: 20

County, Allegany, MPSSAA Class 1A West

Last week: def. Hollidaysburg (Pa.), 42-10

This week: vs. Silver Oak Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 46-point favorites)

Wins: USO (Pa.) by 67, Keyser (W.Va.) by 59, Hollidaysburg (Pa.) by 32

Losses: None

21. Broadneck Bruins (3-0) LW: 21

County: Anne Arundel, MPSSAA Class 4A East

Last week: def. Severna Park, 49-7

This week: at Arundel on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Line: 12-point favorites)

Wins: Bowie by 50, North County by 24, Severna Park by 42

Losses: None

22. North Caroline Bulldogs (3-0) LW: 25

County: Caroline, MPSSAA Class 2A East

Last week: def. Parkside, 49-6

This week: at Queen Anne’s County on Friday at 4 p.m. (Line: 6-point favorites)

Wins: Wicomico by 44, Parkside by 43, Cambridge-SD by 42

Losses: None

23. Georgetown Prep Little Hoyas (2-1) LW: 13

County: Montgomery, IAC

Last week: LOSS to No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.), 40-0

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

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

Losses: No. 7 Gonzaga (D.C.) by 40

24. Oakdale Bears (3-0) LW: NR

County: Frederick, MPSSAA Class 2A West

Last week: def. Bowie, 43-20

This week: vs. Urbana on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 32-point favorites)

Wins: Digital Harbor by 42, Bladensburg by 47, Bowie by 23

Losses: None

25. Howard Lions (3-0) LW: NR

County: Howard, MPSSAA Class 4A North

Last week: def. Mount Hebron, 42-0

This week: vs. Reservoir on Friday at 7 p.m. (Line: 33-point favorites)

Wins: Glenelg by 34, Marriotts Ridge by 19, Mount Hebron by 42

Losses: None

Dropped out: No. 23 Eleanor Roosevelt (2-1), No. 24 Tuscarora (2-1)

On the bubble: Allegany (2-1), Arundel (2-1), Blair (2-1), Douglass-PG (3-0), Dunbar (2-1), Edmondson (3-0), Eleanor Roosevelt (2-1), Elkton (3-0), Fallston (3-0), Flowers (3-0), Gilman (1-3), Gwynn Park (2-0), Harford Tech (3-0), High Point (3-0), Kent Island (3-0), Lackey (3-0), Liberty (2-1), Long Reach (3-0), Mervo (3-0), Middletown (3-0), Northern (3-0), Oxon Hill (2-1), Paint Branch (3-0), Perry Hall (2-1), Riverdale Baptist (2-2), Seneca Valley (2-1), Sherwood (2-1), St. James (3-0), Suitland (3-0), Tuscarora (2-1) and Westlake (2-1)

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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