Last week: beat Glenelg, 24-0. This week: home against No. 9 Wilde Lake (2-2).
W: Ha (21-20), G (24-0). L: MH (26-13), A (28-25).
6. (4.) Glenelg (2-2, 69-66)
I STILL think that Glenelg is capable of big things. But a shut out at Reservoir? I did not see that one coming. They're going to win at least five games, but I think they're capable of more than that.
Last week: lost to Reservoir, 24-0. This week: home against No. 1 River Hill (4-0).
W: Ha (21-8), LR (34-6). L: Ho (28-14), Re (24-0).
7. (9.) Long Reach (1-3, 61-130)
Is two spots enough for the Lightning after upsetting the second-ranked team in the league? Maybe not. But we do have to factor in that they are 1-3, including a bad loss at Glenelg. Long Reach has traditionally been a second-half team though. Last year, they won four of their last five games, and they've already played four teams which have combined for 13 wins this season!
Last week: beat Atholton, 13-12. This week: home against Marriotts Ridge (1-3), Saturday at 1 p.m.
W: A (13-12). L: RH (52-16), MH (32-26 OT), G (34-6).
8. (8.) Wilde Lake (2-2, 77-70)
It's been an up-and-down year for the Wildecats, who have won a blow out, been blown out, won a close game and lost in overtime. What they're really looking for is some consistency, and considering their schedule coming up — starting with Reservoir this Friday — consistency would be very good.
Last week: beat Oakland Mills, 34-0. This week: at No. 5 Reservoir (2-2).
W: C (25-15), OM (34-0). L: A (14-12 OT), MH (41-6).
9. (7.) Hammond (1-3, 85-96)
The Golden Bears scored four touchdowns against the sturdy River Hill defense, which was pretty impressive. But more worrisome, their defense, which is still one of the league's best, allowed 54 points. I'd say that last week was an outlier, and the River Hill offense is really good. This week's game against Howard will be much more telling.
Last week: lost to River Hill, 54-28. This week: home against No. 3 Howard (3-1).
W: MR (29-0). L: G (21-8), Re (21-20), RH (54-28).
10. (10.) Centennial (1-3, 42-108)
It's easy to cast Centennial aside, since they won only one game last year and scored a league worst 68 points, but this year's team is different. They've already won a game, and played both Wilde Lake and Howard tough. I'm not saying they're going to have a winning record, but one of these weeks, Centennial is going to knock someone off that they weren't supposed to.
Last week: lost to Howard, 21-7. This week: at No. 4 Atholton (3-1), Saturday at 1 p.m.
W: OM (20-6). L: WL (25-15), RH (56-0), Ho (21-7).
On the bubble: Marriotts Ridge (1-3, 61-115), Oakland Mills (0-4, 19-144).
River Hill, 211
Mt. Hebron, 134
Wilde Lake, 77
Long Reach, 61
Marriotts Ridge, 61
Oakland Mills, 19
River Hill, 44
Mt. Hebron, 58
Wilde Lake, 70
Marriotts Ridge, 115
Long Reach, 130
Oakland Mills, 144
River Hill, +167
Mt. Hebron, +76
Wilde Lake, +7
Marriotts Ridge, -54
Long Reach, -69
Oakland Mills, -125