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McDonogh’s Curtis Jacobs selected for Under Armour football game

The 2020 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game selection tour will visit McDonogh on Wednesday to present senior Curtis Jacobs with an honorary game jersey commemorating his selection to the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game. Jacobs is ranked No. 92 in the ESPN 300 and is the No. 8 outside linebacker in the recruiting rankings.

Jacobs has helped McDonogh to a 4-0 record this season.


The 13th annual Under Armour All-America Game is scheduled for Jan. 2 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.

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Varsity football: St. Frances maintained its top spot in the Maryland High School Football State Poll, which is based on a statewide voting by sports reporters. The rankings, compiled by Sheldon Shealer, are as follows: 1. St. Frances, 4-1; 2. DeMatha, 3-1; 3. Calvert Hall, 4-0; 4. Good Counsel, 3-1; 5. Archbishop Spalding, 3-1; 6. Mount St. Joseph, 3-1; 7. Quince Orchard, 3-0; 8. McDonogh, 4-0; 9. Northwest, 3-0; 10. Wise, 3-0; 11. National Christian, 4-0; 12. Franklin, 2-1; 13. Damascus, 1-2; 14. Loyola, 4-0; 15. Oakdale, 3-0; 16. Linganore, 3-0; 17. Bullis, 1-2; 18. St. Mary’s Ryken, 2-2; 19. Huntingtown, 3-0; 20. Milford Mill, 3-0; 21. Mervo, 3-0; 22. Georgetown Prep, 1-2; 23. North Point, 2-1; 24. Elkton, 3-0; 25. Landon, 1-1. Others receiving votes: Fort Hill (3-0, 11 points), Douglass-PG (3-0, 10), Dunbar (2-1, 7), South River (3-0, 5), North Caroline (3-0, 3), Northern Calvert (3-0, 3), Paint Branch (2-1, 3).

Horse racing: Tony Martin, a 51-year-old retired groundskeeper from Lexington, Kentucky, took home the grand prize of $27,000 plus his bankroll and seats at two premiere upcoming events during The BIG One handicapping tournament hosted by Laurel Park. The two-day, live-bankroll tournament was held Sept. 21 and 22 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel. Howard Blumberg of Baltimore finished ninth.

College football: The Johns Hopkins football team debuted at No. 18 in the first American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll of the season and moved up three spots to No. 18 in this week’s Poll. The Blue Jays are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial Conference after a 41-0 victory over Moravian at Homewood Field last Friday night.

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Men’s college golf: Loyola Maryland’s Evan Brown posted three rounds in the 60s and finished tied for ninth against a nationally prominent field Tuesday as the Greyhounds closed their competition at the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational. Brown had eight pars wrapped around eight pars in his final nine holes to shoot 2-under 68, giving him three under-par rounds of 68, 69 and 68 to finish tied for ninth at 5-under 209.

Men’s college basketball: Former Coppin State player Cedric Council signed a contract to play for BC Dinamo Tbilisi, a professional basketball club that plays in the Georgian Superliga. Dinamo Tbilisi is one of the oldest and most successful basketball clubs of Georgia, having won numerous national titles and the 1962 FIBA European Champions Cup.

Council is the second Eagles player who played for head coach Juan Dixon to sign a professional contract as Lamar Morgan is now playing professionally in Portugal (Maia Basket Clube).

Men’s college soccer: McDaniel sophomore Nick Starr was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

<< Sophomore Brett St. Martin scored in the 109th minute to give No. 25 Maryland a 1-0 overtime victory over No. 9 St. John’s at Ludwig Field on Monday night.


Women’s college lacrosse: Stevenson head coach Kathy Railey announced that Jason Levinson will join the Mustangs coaching staff, serving as the team’s assistant.

NBA: Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. sustained a strain of his left calf during routine workouts on Monday. He is expected to miss approximately four weeks.