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Dunbar, River Hill fall out of football media state poll

By Katherine Dunn

The Baltimore Sun

1:37 PM EST, November 5, 2013

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Friday's upsets cost Dunbar and River Hill their top 25 rankings in the Maryland High School Football Media State Poll for Week 9, which was released Wednesday.

Dunbar fell from No. 15 after losing to Edmondson, 14-0, the Poets' first loss to a Maryland public school opponent in two years. River Hill dropped out from No. 17 after suffering its second loss in the past three weeks, 21-3 to Howard.

Gilman remained No. 2 behind DeMatha, the unanimous pick for No. 1.

McDonogh, with the best record in the state at 10-0, moved up a spot to No. 4 after the previous week’s No. 4, Quince Orchard, was upset by Northwest, 35-21. The Eagles defeated Archbishop Spalding, 23-12, Friday night.

Old Mill, which beat North County 59-0 Friday, also moved up to No. 6 from 8 thanks to Quince Orchard’s loss and then-No. 7 Linganore’s 42-7 loss to Middletown, now No. 5.

The five other Baltimore-area teams in the Top 25 also moved up – No. 13 Meade, No. 18 Broadneck, No. 20 Arundel, No. 21 Glenelg and No. 22 Spalding.

Dunbar and River continued to receive votes as did St. Paul’s, South Carroll, Archbishop Curley and Fallston.

The Top 10

1. DeMatha (9-1)

2. Gilman (7-2)

3. Eastern Christian (7-2)

4. McDonogh (10-0)

5. Middletown (9-0)

6. Old Mill (9-0)

7. Suitland (9-0)

8. Gwynn Park (9-0)

9. Urbana (8-1)

10. Good Counsel (6-4)

To see the entire poll, click here.