November 20, 2017

MSA high school football Top 25 scoreboard and blog: Week 2

Damascus and quarterback Kohn Allan Ferguson, pictured above, puts their 29-game win-streak on the line when they take on ranked Sherwood on Friday night. Photo by Kyle McFadden/MSA.

After a relatively inauspicious Week 1, we hope Week 2 brings more tightly contests and fireworks.

There are four Top 25 matchups and a host of other intriguing matchups, and fortunately for you, MSA is on the job.

Our Game of the Week pits a Montgomery County showdown between No. 8 Damascus and No. 24 Sherwood. Dynamic quarterback Michael Mbony and the Warriors travel to Damascus, where the Swarmin’ Hornets haven’t lost since 2013. In addition, Damascus has won 42 of its last 43 games, including 29 straight. It all goes on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Unfortunately, I’m out of town this weekend covering the NASCAR race in Richmond, Va. So follow Andy Coreas and Evan Engelhard for game updates.

We’ll also have reporters at the following contests on Friday: Kyle Parsons covers a top-25 matchup in No. 10 Good Counsel and No. 23 Mount St. Joseph. Joe Schiller will be over in Reisterstown for No. 2 DeMatha and No. 21 Franklin. Brooks Warren covers an intriguing contest between No. 3 Wise and No. 14 Calvert Hall. In addition, Ben Spector will be at No. 13 Walkersville and Liberty. 

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow us on Twitter @MDSportsAccess.

BREAKFAST LINKS

MSA high school football power rankings: Week 2

MPSSAA official football playoff standings through Week 1

MIAA preview: Once again, everyone is chasing St. Frances

Even without a Division I playmaker, Fort Hill is still the team to beat in Class 1A

Get to know Caleb Williams, Gonzaga’s freshman quarterback

WEEK 1 COVERAGE

No. 8 Damascus rides offensive line to pull away from Blake, 41-17

Juwon Farri’s four touchdowns powers No. 11 Northwest past Wootton, 53-36

No. 25 North Point routs Old Mill behind JeMichael Jones’ four total touchdowns 

Allegany outlasts Dunbar, 49-42, on a night paid homage to legendary coach Jack Gilmore

Aris Hilliard’s monster game powers Tuscarora past Milford Mill, 38-14

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: No. 25 North Point vs. Old Mill 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (MSA rank/state media poll rank, game and time)

#1/#1 St. Frances (2-0) — BYE

#2/#2 DeMatha (2-1) 36, #21/#14 Franklin (1-1) 0

#3/#3 Wise (2-0) 15, #14/#11 Calvert Hall (2-1) 13 — CLICK FOR STORY

#5/#5 Archbishop Spalding (1-0) (-21) vs. Bishop Moore (Fla.) — CANCELLED

#7 Gonzaga (D.C.) (2-1) 30 at Peddie (N.J.) 6

#8/#6 Damascus (2-0) 42, #24/#16 Sherwood (1-1) 7 — HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

#9/#8 Quince Orchard (2-0) 34, Blair 7

#23/RV Mount St. Joseph (2-1) 26, #10/#7 Good Counsel (1-1) 14 — CLICK FOR STORY

#11/#12 Northwest (2-0) 48, Walter Johnson 13

#13/#9 Walkersville (2-0) 56, Liberty 0 — CLICK FOR STORY

#16/#19 Linganore (2-0) 36, Edgewood 0

#18/#13 North Point (2-0) 21, Westlake 0

#19/#14 Fort Hill (2-0) 59, Keyser (W.Va.) 0

#20/#21 Broadneck (2-0) 38, North County 14

#22/#22 St. Mary’s Ryken (3-0) 45, Dunbar (D.C.) 0

#25/RV Eleanor Roosevelt (2-0) 30, Pallotti 15

NR/#17 Howard (2-0) 29, Marriotts Ridge 10

NR/#23 Seneca Valley (2-0) 42, Gaithersburg 0

NR/#24 Chopticon (2-0) 41, La Plata 20

NR/#25 Tuscarora (2-0) 42, Archbishop Curley 6

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

#4 St. John’s (D.C.) (2-1) 42, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) 25

#6/#4 McDonogh (2-0) 42, Bishop McNamara 27

#12/#18 Bullis (2-0) 33, Fork Union Military Academy (Va.) 9

#15/#15 Georgetown Prep (2-0) 24, Gilman 17

NR/RV Oxon Hill (1-1) 19, #17/#20 Riverdale Baptist (2-1) 12

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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