Good Counsel defeats Gonzaga in a 5 overtime instant classic on Friday night, bumping them up to the second spot in the rankings and Gonzaga down to three.
Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:
1. DeMatha (5-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: at Gonzaga, 10/19
The DeMatha Stags were on a bye. They are preparing for Gonzaga. It will be their first conference action of the season and a rematch of the 2018 WCAC championship game
2. Good Counsel (6-1) | Last: Win (42-35 5OT) vs. Gonzaga | Next: vs St.John’s, 10/18
Good Counsel defeated previously top-ranked Gonzaga in an instant classic. The Falcons and Eagles went 5 overtimes. Sy’veon Wilkerson scored two touchdown’s in the extra frames. Kris Jenkins broke-up Caleb Williams’ pass on 4th and short to end the game.
3. Gonzaga (6-1) | Last: Loss (42-35 5OT ) at Good Counsel | Next: DeMatha, 10/19
Five-star quarterback Caleb Willams had a hand in all five Eagles touchdowns in the loss, running for four and passing for another.
4. Quince Orchard (6-0) | Last: Win (59-14) at Richard Montgomery | Next: vs Whitman, 10/18
At one point Quince Orchard trailed 7-0, they then outscored the Rockets 59-7 the rest of the way. The Cougars returned a kickoff, punt and interception for touchdowns. They outgunned RM 383 yards to 167.
5. Wise (6-0) | Last: Win (70-0) vs High Point | Next: at Suitland, 10/18
The Pumas scored 70 points for the second consecutive weekend. Jalil Farooq showed his versatility, scoring both receiving and rushing touchdowns. The Pumas defense forced 7 turnovers and allowed a total of 44 yards. In 6 games they have allowed 6 points.
6. Westfield (6-0) | Last: Win (21-14) vs Madison | Next: at Oakton, 10/18
Virginia Tech commit Noah Kim ran for two touchdowns as Westfield was able to hold off Madison.
7. Freedom (6-0) | Last: Win (46-6) vs Hylton | Next: at Woodbridge, 10/18
Freedom flexed its muscle in a 48-6 home victory over Hylton.
8. Stonebridge (6-0) | Last: Win (46-3) at Riverside | Next: vs. Woodgrove, 10/18
The Stonebridge defense intercepted three passes while allowing a total of 134 yards.
9. St. John’s (3-4) | Last: Win (45-7) at Bishop McNamara | Next: at Good Counsel, 10/18
The Cadets bounced back in a big way. After suffering 4 consecutive losses to elite competition, St. John’s opened WCAC play with a resounding victory over Bishop McNamara. The Cadets face Good Counsel on 10/18 in what will be an important game for WCAC playoff seeding.
10. Broad Run (6-0) | Last: Win (28-14) at Loudon Valley | Next: at Churchill, 10/18
Broad Run won a highly contested game at Loudon Valley. Spartans quarterback Mitch Griffis passed for multiple touchdowns leading his team to victory.
Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Northwest (6-0) | Last: Win (44-7) vs Churchill | Next: at Clarksburg, 10/18
12. North Point (5-1) | Last: Win (42-8) at Great Mills | Next: vs St. Charles, 10/18
13. Damascus (4-2) | Last: Win (49-8) at Watkins Mill | Next: Wheaton, 10/18
14. South County (6-0) | Last: Win (44-0) vs Woodson | Next: at West Springfield, 10/18
15. Natl Christian Aca (6-1) | Last: Win (56-55) at Steubenville | Next: vs. Central, 10/18
16. Tuscarora (6-1) | Last: Win (43-7) at Heritage | Next: IDLE
17. Friendship (4-3)| Last: Win (42-0) at Riverdale Baptist | Next: vs Penn Wood, 10/19
18. Landon (4-1) | Last: Win (41-35 2OT) at St.Stephen’s & St. Agnes | Next: vs. Georgetown Prep, 10/19
19. Lake Braddock (5-1) | Last: Win (42-27) at Robinson | Next: vs Woodson, 10/18
20. Georgetown Prep (4-2) | Last: Win (23-9) at Episcopal | Next: at Landon, 10/19
21. Dunbar (5-1) | Last: Win (24-12) at Roosevelt | Next: vs Ballou, 10/19
22. McNamara (5-2) | Last: Loss (45-7) vs. St. John’s | Next: IDLE
23. Douglass (6-0) | Last: Win (26-20) at Fairmont Heights | Next: vs Surrattsville, 10/19
24. Arch Bishop Carroll (4-2) | Last: IDLE | Next: at Bishop O’Connell, 10/19
25. Flowers (4-2) | Last: Win (39-0) vs ERHS | Next: at Highpoint, 10/18
26. Paint Branch (5-1) | Last: Win (21-7) at Blake | Next: vs Northwood, 10/18
27. Huntingtown (6-0) | Last: Win (33-7) at Chopticon | Next: vs. Leonardtown, 10/18
28. Lackey (6-0) | Last: Win (49-12) at McDonough | Next: vs. Patuxent, 10/18
29. Linganore (6-1) | Last: Loss (34-6) vs Penns Grove | Next: at Gov Thomas Johnson, 10/18
30. Pallotti (7-1) | Last: Win (28-24) vs St. Mary’s | Next: IDLE