Leading up to the start of the public-school sports season Friday, The Baltimore Sun is unveiling its preseason Top 5 in football.
Preseason may be the best time of year for high school football teams. Everyone is undefeated and the promise of a winning season is still within every player’s grasp.
As Gilman's football team prepared this week for Saturday night's rematch with nationally ranked St. Edward, Ohio, the Greyhounds had already put last year's 38-7 defeat behind them.
Gilman defensive tackle Ellison Jordan is the only player from a Baltimore-area high school listed in USA Today's High School Sports Class of 2016 Composite Football Recruiting Rankings released Wednesday.
Gilman is ranked No. 2 in the Maryland High School Football State Poll behind DeMatha, a unanimous selection for No. 1 in the preseason rankings as chosen by the media.
Gilman's football team is ranked No. 3 in USA Today's Northeast regional preseason football rankings.