Gilman, McDonogh creep up, Milford Mill debuts in this week's state football poll
By By Katherine Dunn
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 07, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Gilman and McDonogh, both coming off impressive MIAA A Conference wins, crept up one spot each and Milford Mill, the area's most prolific scoring team, cracked the Top 25 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll.
The No. 2 Greyhounds and the No. 3 Eagles owe their rise largely to Good Counsel's 21-14 upset win over last week's No. 2 DeMatha. The loss knocked the Stags to No. 7.
That and big A Conference wins opened the door for Gilman and McDonogh to move up. The Greyhounds won a slugfest with Archbishop Spalding, 69-40, while the defending A Conference champion Eagles dominated the upstart team of the fall season, Mount St. Joseph, 24-0.
Northwest, the defending state Class 4A champ which is 5-0, held onto the No. 1 ranking and received every vote for the top spot. Good Counsel, which suffered its only loss to Gilman 20-0, rose to No. 4. Undefeated Linganore rounds out the Top 5.
Milford Mill, which has scored 247 points this fall while allowing just 32, is the only team new to the Top 25 at the midpoint of the regular season. The Millers rolled over Kenwood, 59-0, to improve to 5-0 and break into the poll for the first time this fall.