Led by All-Metro Player of the Year, George Campbell, and All-Metro first team pick Connor Smith -- both All-Americans -- McDonogh enjoyed its first unbeaten season by going 21-0-1 to claim the program's seventh league championship.
Just how dominant were the Eagles? In 22 games, they outscored their opponents by a 64-8 margin and posted 16 shutouts.
Most impressive program runs
The Dunbar boys basketball team
Long before joining the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association in the 1992-93 school year, Dunbar had established itself as one of the finest boys basketball programs in the country with 20 Maryland Scholastic Association championships.
Despite the later start in the MPSSAA, the Poets had little problem making up for lost time. With their 54-52 win over New Town in last season's Class 1A state championship game, the Poets added to the program's fine legacy by setting a new state mark with 15 state titles. It was the fourth straight crown for the Poets, who went into the season tied with Allegany for most titles.
The Hereford boys lacrosse team
The 2013 senior class at Hereford became the third straight to win four straight state championships when the Bulls came away with a 13-3 win over Glenelg in the Class 3A-2A state championship in May.
The Bulls established a new state record with their ninth championship and padded their record of consecutive titles, now at six.
Hereford's consistent success starts with an incredible feeder program that has youngsters champing at the bit to one day become a Bull. It continues with a day-by-day approach and grinding practices.
While other public schools may lose some of their top talent to the private schools, Hereford is able to keep their players in the program and have actually had private school players come aboard.
Most outstanding team not to win a championship
Boys' Latin lacrosse team
One of the area's most storied boys lacrosse programs was on the verge of history -- a season that would have been one for the ages.
The No. 1 Lakers were 20-0 and one win away from their sixth Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship and third perfect season.
In the championship game against underdog Loyola, the Lakers built a six-goal advantage and appeared on their way to what could be easily argued the greatest lacrosse season in the powerhouse conference's history.
Instead, the scrappy Dons didn't back down, coming from behind for an absolutely stunning 10-9 victory.