After winning by a combined 80-0 last week, The Baltimore Sun’s top two high school football teams were pushed to the limit this weekend with No. 1 Gilman hanging on to win but No. 2 River Hill losing for the first time in 31 games. Hammond defeated the Hawks, 47-38.
The rest of the Top 15 went pretty much as expected in a week that included four days of football: St. Paul's and Curley played on Monday because of the heavy rain last weekend and several teams played on Thursday because schools were closed Friday for the state teachers' convention in Ocean City.
Here’s how The Top 15 fared in Week Seven. Check for the new rankings in Tuesday’s paper.
Ranking/Team/Record/This week’s result/Next opponent
1. Gilman/5-2/Def. Spalding 29-21/Vs. Calvert Hall, Friday
2. River Hill/6-1/Lost to Hammond 47-38/Vs. Oakland Mills, Friday
3. Old Mill/7-0/Def. Glen Burnie 50-0/At Chesapeake-AA, Friday
4. McDonogh/8-0/Idle/Vs. Loyola, Saturday
5. Meade/6-1/Def. Annapolis 45-6/At North County, Friday
6. Dunbar/6-1/Def. Poly 36-6/Vs. National Academy, Friday
7. St. Paul’s/7-0/Def. Archbishop Curley 28-21, def. Severn 10-6/At St. Mary’s, Friday
8. Milford Mill/6-1/Def. Dundalk 34-20/Vs. Franklin, Saturday
9. Archbishop Curley/7-1/Lost to St. Paul’s 28-21, def. Boys’ Latin 27-6/At Severn, Friday
10. Arundel/6-1/Def. South River 52-33/At Broadneck, Friday
11. Glenelg/6-1/Def. Marriotts Ridge 37-9/At Centennial, Friday
12. Archbishop Spalding/6-2/Lost to Gilman 29-21/At Georgetown Prep, Friday
13. Perry Hall/6-1/Def. Parkville 32-6/At Kenwood, Friday
14. City/6-1/Def. Mervo 20-14 OT/Vs. Edmondson, Friday
15. Broadneck/6-1/Def. Severna Park 52-12/Vs. Arundel, Friday