Atholton vs. River Hill football

River Hill's Tre Patterson, center, looks for a hole in the defense to run. (Staff photo by Jon Sham / September 20, 2013)

Well, there weren't any upsets, per se, last week, but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything interesting to talk about.

As Hammond coach Justin Carey told me, Week 4 and Week 5 are when the season really starts to take shape, as teams start to become who they are.

Or as Carey succinctly put it, "This Friday night will tell a lot. It'll tell who's who."

Carey's undefeated Golden Bears will visit No. 2 Glenelg (2-1) in the Game of the Week.


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Centennial at River Hill pits two undefeated teams against each other.

Reservoir at Oakland Mills should also be good, and in Saturday's homecoming game, Long Reach will host Atholton as both teams try for their first win.

Just because there were no upsets last week doesn't mean the rankings didn't change! So read on to see who moved up!

(Last week's ranking in parentheses.)

1. (1.) River Hill (3-0, 84 points scored-9 points allowed)

Whatever works. The Hawks have three 200-pound running backs, and the 84-9 scoring differential is proof that the formula is working.

Last week: beat Atholton (0-3), 28-6. This week: home against Centennial (3-0), Friday at 7 p.m.

Wins: G (7-3), MR (49-0), A (28-6). Losses: NA.
 

2. (2.) Glenelg (2-1, 41-19)

The Gladiators' defense has been rock solid, and once the offense gets going, this could be a playoff team.

Last week: beat Reservoir (1-2), 24-6. This week: home against Hammond (3-0), Friday at 7 p.m.

W: WL (14-6), Re (24-6). L: RH (7-3).
 

3. (3.) Hammond (3-0, 98-22)

Looking forward to seeing the Golden Bears in action Friday night. Sophomore receiver Deandre House is turning heads, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this team knock off either of the teams ahead of them.

Last week: beat Oakland Mills (1-2), 30-14. This week: at Glenelg (2-1), Friday at 7 p.m.

W: MH (27-0), LR (41-8), OM (30-14). L: NA.
 

4. (4.) Howard (3-0, 88-36)