Last week: Lost to Reservoir, 21-20. This week: at No. 1 River Hill (3-0).
W: MR (29-0). L: G (21-8), Re (21-20).
8. (6.) Wilde Lake (1-2, 43-70)
After two weeks Wilde Lake was looking like the Wilde Lake of old — losing in overtime to Atholton and beating Centennial — but then Mt. Hebron came to town. The Wildecats had trouble on both sides of the ball, losing 41-6 to the upstart Vikings. Especially concerning is the offense, which has now scored less points than Marriotts Ridge on the season. This Friday's trip to winless Oakland Mills couldn't come soon enough.
Last week: lost to Mt. Hebron, 41-6. This week: at Oakland Mills (0-3).
W: C (25-15). L: A (14-12 OT), MH (41-6).
9. (8.) Long Reach (0-3, 48-118)
It's hard to believe that the team that scored 16 points against River Hill and took Mt. Hebron to overtime in week two is still winless. While the Lightning offense hasn't been blowing anyone away, the defense has allowed a league-worst 39 points per game. What's more concerning is that now they have to visit Atholton. The crazy thing is, I wouldn't be surprised if this game came down to the fourth quarter. That's just how competitive the league is this year.
Last week: lost to Glenelg, 34-6. This week: at No. 2 Atholton (3-0).
W: NA. L: RH (52-16), MH (32-26 OT), G (34-6).
10. (10.) Centennial (1-2, 35-87)
So I gave the Eagles Marriotts Ridge's ten-spot last week, and then Centennial goes out and loses to River Hill 56-0 (the most lopsided game in league play since the Hawks beat Marriotts Ridge 61-0 in 2009) and Marriotts Ridge beats Oakland Mills, 41-13. Do I regret the move? Nah, you've got to consider the opponents. Besides, the two teams will get a chance to sort it out on the field when they play on Oct. 19.
Last week: lost to River Hill, 56-0. This week: home against No. 3 Howard (2-1), Saturday at 1 p.m.
W: OM (20-6). L: WL (25-15), RH (56-0).
On the bubble: Marriotts Ridge (1-2, 48-80), Oakland Mills (0-3, 19-110).
River Hill, 157
Mt. Hebron, 99
Long Reach, 48
Marriotts Ridge, 48
Wilde Lake, 43
Oakland Mills, 19
River Hill, 16
Mt. Hebron, 45
Wilde Lake, 70
Marriotts Ridge, 80
Oakland Mills, 110
Long Reach, 118
River Hill, +141
Mt. Hebron, +54
Wilde Lake, -27
Marriotts Ridge, -32
Long Reach, -70
Oakland Mills, -91