The Eagles defense stymied the Lil’ Hoyas as Gonzaga holds on to the number 1 spot and Marquez Cooper has a record-setting performance for Quince Orchard. Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:
1. Gonzaga (4-0) | Last: Win (47-8) vs. Avalon | Next: Plant (Fla), 9/27
The Eagles of I Street continue to fly high. Behind the strength of a dominant offensive line and disciplined defense, Gonzaga rolled over Avalon.
2. DeMatha (3-1) | Last: Win (42-0) vs. St. Ignatius (OH) | Next: Life Christian Academy, 9/27
DeMatha faced a powerhouse from Ohio who had plans of showing their strengths for the eyes of the country to see. Unfortunately for them, the Stags didn’t get that memo. DeMatha jumped on St. Ignatius early and didn’t let up.
3. Quince Orchard (3-0) | Last: Win (67-0) vs. Gaithersburg | Next: at Churchill, 9/27
Following the emotional victory over Damascus, there was concern QO would come out flat vs. Gaithersburg. They did not. The Cougars defense set the tone and their rushing attack remains unstoppable to this point. Marquez Cooper ran for 252, Brian Plummer threw for two scores and Ryan Barnes returned an interception for a touchdown.
4. Wise (3-0) | Last: Win (44-0) at Northwestern | Next: Bowie, 9/27
120-0. That’s the Pumas' point differential thus far this season. 3 games, 3 shut-outs in spectacular fashion. If Wise is intending to send a message — the DMV hears them loud and clear.
5. Good Counsel (3-1) | Last: Win (21-7) at Archbishop Spalding | Next: Friendship, 9/27
Good Counsel vs. Spalding was set to be a contest between a dynamic offense and a stingy defense; the latter prevailed. The Eagles held the Cavaliers to 5 total rushing yards. Spalding entered the matchup averaging over 50 ppg, they managed only seven.
6. Westfield (3-0) | Last: Win (40-34) vs. Lake Braddock | Next: Stonewall Jackson, 9/27
In a potential playoff preview, Westfield outlasted a game Lake Braddock team. Trailing 21-14 in the second half, Noah Kim and the Bulldogs erupted for 19 points in the fourth quarter.
7. Freedom (3-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: at Battlefield, 9/27
Freedom was idle. They prepare for their next matchup, which is against Battlefield on Friday.
8. Stonebridge (3-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: Freedom (South Riding), 9/27
Stonebridge was idle. They have a match-up with Freedom (South Riding) on Friday.
9. St. John’s (2-3) | Last: Loss (35-20) IMG Academy (FLA) | Next: Mater Dei, 9/27
The St. John’s Cadets lost their third consecutive contest. Penalties and porous special teams play led to the unraveling of the Cadets. Sol Jay Maiava threw for a touchdown and ran for another. Colby McDonald also found the end zone.
10. Broad Run (3-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: Urbana, 9/28
Broad Run was idle. They will play Urbana on Saturday.
Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Friendship (3-1)| Last: IDLE | Next: at Good Counsel, 9/27
12. Woodgrove (3-1) | Last: Win 39-7 at Dominion | Next: Musselman (WV), 9/27
13. Natl Christian Aca (4-0) | Last: Win (43-6) at Riverdale Baptist | Next: at Eastern, 9/28
14. Northwest (3-0) | Last: Win (44-0) at Bethesda Chevy Chase | Next: Richard Mont, 9/27
15. North Point (2-1) | Last: Loss 21-14 at Huntington | Next: Chopticon, 9/27
16. Landon (1-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: Woodberry Forest, 9/27
17. Oakdale (3-0) | Win (2-0) at Gov Thomas Johnson | Next: Linganore, 9/27
18. Damascus (1-2) | Last: Win (49 -7) at Magruder | Next: Einstein, 9/27
19. South County (4-0) | Last: Win (29-7) Madison | Next: IDLE
20. Arch Bishop Carroll (4-1) | Last: Win (38-0) Ballou | Next: McNamara, 9/28
21. Tuscarora (3-1) | Last: Win (35-0) Musselman (WV) | Next: at Briar Woods, 9/27
22. Flint Hill (2-1) | Last: Loss 27-7 at Collegiate | Next: Benedictine, 9/28
23. Lake Braddock (2-1) | Last: Loss (40-34) at Westfield | Next: Marshall, 9/27
24. Georgetown Prep (1-2) | Last: IDLE | Next: Riverdale Baptist, 9/28
25. Dunbar (2-1) | Last: Win 50-0 Ron Brown | Next: IDLE
26. Paint Branch (2-1) | Last: Win ( 50-6) Springbrook | Next: at Blair, 9/27
27. Flowers (1-2) | Last: Loss (6-0) at Laurel | Next: Parkdale, 9/27
28. Ryken (2-2) | Last: Win (51-20) at East Ridge (FLA) | Next: Catholic (VA), 9/27
29. McNamara (3-1) | Last: Win (26-19) vs. Trinity Episcopal | Next: at Archbishop Carroll, 9/28
30. Madison (2-2) | Last: Loss (29-7) at South County | Next: at Robinson, 9/27