McDonogh's 37-6 upset of defending MIAA A Conference champion Gilman on Saturday has boosted the Eagles to No. 2 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll.
The Eagles, ranked No. 4 last week, clinched the A Conference championship outright with the win over Gilman in the 98th meeting between the two private schools. Gilman dropped from No. 2 to No. 7.
The Baltimore Sun’s No. 1 team, the Eagles stand behind DeMatha in the state poll but they received two of the 12 votes cast for the No. 1 spot. For the previous six weeks, DeMatha (10-1) had been the unanimous No. 1. The Stags defeated Good Counsel, 29-28 in overtime, in their WCAC semifinal and will meet St. John’s for the title Saturday.
Six other Baltimore-area teams are ranked in the Top 25 of this week’s poll, the last until after the state championships Dec. 5-7.
Old Mill (10-0) moved from 6 to No. 4 behind Middletown (10-0). Broadneck moved up a spot to No. 17 and Meade, after falling 24-17 to Arundel in overtime last week, dropped from 13 to 18. Archbishop Spalding rose from 22 to 19. Arundel dropped a spot to No. 21 and Glenelg also fell one spot to No. 22.
Westminster, Dunbar, Fallston, St. Paul’s, River Hill and South Carroll also received votes but not enough to crack the Top 25.
The Top 10
1. DeMatha (10-1)
2. McDonogh (11-0)
3. Middletown (10-0)
4. Old Mill (10-0)
5. Suitland (10-0)
6. Eastern Christian (7-3)
7. Gilman (7-3)
8. Gwynn Park (10-0)
9. Quince Orchard (9-1)
10. Linganore (9-1)
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