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.
An increase in the number of female student-athletes drove an overall rise in the number of teenagers participating in high school sports nationwide and in Maryland during the past school year, according to annual statistics released Thursday by the National Federation of High School Associations.
Last week, Daryl Wade took his wife on vacation to Jamaica, which helps offset the huge time commitment he'll give to high school sports over the next seven months, making family time precious.
Boys' Latin punter-kicker Dom Maggio's goal of earning a spot in an All-America football game almost died when a hip flexor injury forced him to take four months off during the spring and summer.
After back-to-back trips to the state final in Class 1A, the Douglass football team moves up to Class 3A this fall, but coach Elwood Townsend doesn't think the competition for a state championship will be tougher than it was against Fort Hill, which ended the Ducks' season the past two years.
Gilman center Stewart Keehner has committed to play football for Georgetown, bringing to six the number of Greyhounds who have committed to Division I programs this summer. He is the fourth offensive lineman.