Last week: beat Hammond, 21-8. This week: home against No. 8 Long Reach (0-2).
5. (5.) Wilde Lake (1-1, 37-29)
Wilde Lake led by only six points at halftime against a team (Centennial) that won only one game last season, but had built a 25-7 lead by the fourth quarter, and if not for three missed extra point attempts and a late 8-point score by Centennial, the score could have been more lopsided. Eric Handy (3 TDs) and Wayne Long (172 yards) look like an excellent rushing tandem carrying the ball behind new OL Moses Larose.
W: C (25-15). L: A (14-12 OT).
Last week: Beat Centennial, 25-15. This week: home against No. 7 Mt. Hebron (2-0).
6. (6.) Hammond (1-1, 37-21)
The Golden Bears' defense has been impressive so far, but the offense seems to have had a little trouble getting going. Hammond didn't get on the board last Friday until there were less than six minutes left in the game.
W: MR (29-0). L: G (21-8).
Last week: Lost to Glenelg, 21-8. This week: home against No. 9 Reservoir (0-2).
7. (8.) Mt. Hebron (2-0, 58-39)
A 2-0 team this low? I know, but the Vikings started pretty low — owing to last year's 3-7 record — and they've been steadily working their way up. This week's opponent, Wilde Lake, is only two rungs up the ladder, and another promotion wouldn't be that far fetched considering Mt. Hebron's high octane offense.
W: Re (26-13), LR (32-26 OT). L: NA.
Last week: beat Long Reach, 32-26 OT. This week: at No. 5 Wilde Lake (1-1).
8. (7.) Long Reach (0-2, 42-84)
Tough sledding so far for the Lightning, who drew the unlucky card of visiting defending state champ River Hill in week one, and fell in overtime last week. The problem so far seems to be the defense, which has allowed 84 points through two games, worst in the league by more than two touchdowns.
W: NA. L: RH (52-16), MH (32-26 OT).
Last week: Lost to Mt. Hebron, 32-26 OT. This week: at No. 4 Glenelg (1-1).
9. (9.) Reservoir (0-2, 38-54)
Two hard-fought performances so far for the Gators, but still nothing to show for it. The offense gained more than 400 yards of total offense last week, but left some points on the table.