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Gonzaga tops extended DMV football rankings after win over Georgetown Prep

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Chad Ricardo

Gonzaga tops extended DMV football rankings after win over Georgetown Prep

St. Frances struggled against Mater Dei, the top team in the country while Gonzaga crushed bitter rival Georgetown Prep this past weekend in high school football.

Here's the new extended DMV top 25: 

1. Gonzaga (3-0)
Last:
Win 31-7 vs Georgetown Prep | Next: Avalon, 9/20

2. St. Frances (3-1)
Last: Loss 34-18 at Mater Dei (CA) | Next: Norland, 9/20

3. Quince Orchard (2-0)
Last: Win 21-7 vs. Damascus | Next: Gaithersburg, 9/20

4. Highland Springs (3-0)
Last:
Win 47-0 vs. Meadowbrook | Next: North Stafford, 9/20

5. DeMatha (2-1)
Last: Win 33-0 vs. Avalon | Next: St. Ignatius (OH), 9/21

6. Wise (2-0)
Last:
Win 35-0 vs. Laurel | Next: at Northwestern, 9/20

7. Manchester (2-0)  
Last: Win 34-12 at Monacan | Next: Clover Hill, 9/20

8. Westfield (2-0)
Last:
IDLE | Next: Lake Braddock, 9/20

9. Good Counsel (2-1) 
Last: Loss 31-8 at St John Bosco | Next: at Spalding, 9/20

10. St. John's (2-2)
Last:
Loss 35-14 at Duncanville (TX) | Next: IMG Academy (FLA), 9/21

11. Calvert Hall (4-0)
Last:
Win 40-0 vs. Riverdale Baptist | Next: St. Thomas More (CT), 9/21

12. Archbishop Spalding (3-0)
Last:
Win 43-29 at Bullis | Next: Good Counsel 9/20

13. North Point (2-0)
Last:
Win 34-21 vs. Westlake | Next: Huntington, 9/20

14. Freedom (3-0)
Last:
Win 30-27 vs. Colonial Forge | Next: IDLE

15. Stonebridge (3-0)
Last:
Win 42-7 vs.Brooke Point | Next: IDLE

16. Broad Run (3-0)
Last:
Win 58-0 at Dominion | Next: IDLE

17. Mount St. Joseph's (2-1)
Last:
IDLE | Next: Kiski School (PA), 9/21

18. Friendship (3-1)
Last:
Win 34-6 vs. HD Woodson | Next: IDLE

19. Ocean Lakes (3-0) 
Last: Win 9-3 vs. Landstown | Next: Princess Anne, 9/20

20. Woodgrove (2-1)
Last:
Loss 13-12 vs. Tuscarora | Next: at Dominion 9/20

21. National Christian Academy (3-0)
Last:
IDLE | Next: at Riverdale Baptist, 9/20

22. Northwest (2-0)
Last:
Win 24-12 vs. Paint Branch | Next: at Bethesda Chevy Chase, 9/20

23. Flowers (2-0)
Last:
Win 63-0 vs. Bladensburg | Next: at Laurel, 9/21

24. Oscar Smith (1-1)
Last:
Win 76-0 vs. Lakeland | Next: at Hickory, 9/20

25. Landon (1-1)
Last: Win 14-8 at Dunbar | Next: IDLE

Next 5:

26. Oakdale (2-0) | Last: 49-7 (W) Frederick | Next: @Governor Thomas Johnson 9/20
27. Varina (2-1) | Last: 55-13 (W) Matoaca | Next: @Hermitage 9/20
28. Flint Hill (2-0) | Last: 48-7 (W) St. James | Next: @Collegiate 9/20
29. Episcopal (1-0) |  Last: IDLE | Next: @Catholic 9/20
30. Damascus (0-2) | Last: 21-7 @Quince Orchard | Next: @Magruder 9/20

Click here for the traditional DMV top 25 rankings.

High School Top 25 for week of Oct. 21: Gonzaga, Quince Orchard get top two

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Chad Ricardo

High School Top 25 for week of Oct. 21: Gonzaga, Quince Orchard get top two

Gonzaga holds on to knock off DeMatha. St. John’s is officially BACK!

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:

1. Gonzaga (7-1) | Last: Win (28-26) vs. DeMatha | Next: vs. McNamara, 10/26
 
Caleb Williams accounted for 4 more touchdowns helping the Eagles defeated previously top-ranked DeMatha. Five-star quarterback Willams has nine touchdowns in the last two weeks.

2. Quince Orchard (7-0) | Last: Win (55-0) vs. Whitman | Next: vs Northwest, 10/25

The Cougars were dominant from the start, leading Whitman 35-0 after 1 and 48-0 at the half. Demeioun Robinson returned an interception for a score and running back Marquez Cooper ran for 109 yards and two scores.

3. DeMatha (5-2) | Last: Loss (28-26) at Gonzaga  | Next: vs. Good Counsel, 10/25

The DeMatha Stags fell on the road to Caleb Williams and the Gonzaga Eagles. Trailing 21-7, freshmen quarterback Cam Edge helped the Stags mount a comeback attempt. He threw two touchdown passes closing the gap to 28-26 with seconds remaining. The Stags had a chance to tie it on a two-point conversion. It failed.

4. St. John’s (4-4) | Last: Win (34-31) at Good Counsel | Next: IDLE

St. John’s defeated Good Counsel to improve to 2-0 in conference play. Facing multiple key injuries, the Cadets showed grit in their come from behind victory. Wyatt Hagan replaced an injured Sol-Jay Maiava, leading the Cadets on multiple key 4th quarter drives. Rakim Jarrett had a clutch catch-and-run getting SJC within striking distance and Antwain Littleton barreled over the goal line for the game-winning touchdown late in the 4th.

5. Good Counsel (6-2) | Last: Loss (34-31) vs. St. John’s | Next: at DeMatha, 10/25                    

Good Counsel fell 34-31 in a back-and-forth battle with St. John’s. The Falcons defense applied heavy pressure to SJC quarterbacks throughout the evening, even knocking BYU commit Sol-Jay Maiava out of the game.  A late catch and run by the Cadets’ Rakim Jarrett led to Antwain Littleton’s game-winning score. The Falcons drove the ball into SJC territory with under 30 seconds remaining but were unable to score.

6. Wise (7-0) | Last: Win (47-12) at Suitland | Next: at Parkdale, 10/26

For the first time this season, the Pumas faced a bit of adversity — only leading 13-6 at the half. In the second half, Wise outscored Suitland 34-6 to pull away. Jayden Sauray passed for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Rodney Gainous led the Pumas defense with 11 tackles.

7. Westfield (7-0) | Last: Win (51-7) at Oakton | Next: at Centreville, 10/25

Westfield scored on offense, defense and special teams. They led 44-0 at halftime en route to a 51-7 route of host Oakton.

8. Freedom (7-0) | Last: Win (45-7) at Woodbridge | Next: at Potomac, 10/25

Defeating Woodbridge 45-7, the Eagles improved to 4-0 on the road. They have held six of seven opponents below 10 points.

9. Stone Bridge (7-0) | Last: Win (44-14) vs. Woodgrove | Next: at Briarwoods, 10/25

Jared Cole ran for 4 touchdowns leading the Bulldogs over visiting Woodgrove. 

10. Broad Run (7-0) | Last: Win (47-7) at Churchill | Next: at Heritage, 10/25

Broad Run out-gained Churchill 398-96 en route to a 47-7 victory.

Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:

11. Northwest (7-0) | Last: Win (49-7) at Clarksburg | Next: at Quince Orchard, 10/25
12. Damascus (5-2) | Last: Win (47-0) vs. Wheaton | Next: vs. Blake, 10/25
13. South County (7-0) | Last: Win (35-18) vs West Springfield| Next: vs. Robinson, 10/25
14. Natl Christian Aca (7-1) | Last: Win (49-0) vs. Central | Next: vs. Friendship, 10/25
15. Tuscarora (5-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: vs. Loudon County, 10/25
16. Friendship (5-3)| Last: Win (2-0 FFW) vs. Penn Wood | Next: at National Christian, 10/2
17. Georgetown Prep (5-2) | Last: Win (14-7) at Landon | Next: vs. St.Albans, 10/26
18. Lake Braddock (6-1) | Last: Win (56-27) vs. Woodson | Next: at Fairfax, 10/25
19. Dunbar (6-1) | Last: Win (40-8) vs. Ballou | Next: at Eastern, 10/26
20. McNamara (5-2) | Last: IDLE  | Next: at Gonzaga, 10/26
21. Douglass (7-0) | Last: Win (51-0) vs. Surrattsville | Next: at Central, 10/26
22. Carroll (5-2) | Last: Win (50-0) at Bishop O’Connell | Next: vs. Paul VI, 10/26
23. Flowers (5-2) | Last: Win (56-0) at High Point | Next: vs. Suitland, 10/25
24. Huntingtown (7-0) | Last: Win (49-0) vs. Leonardtown | Next: vs. Northern, 10/25
25. Paint Branch (7-1) | Last: Win (42-6) vs. Northwood | Next: vs Sherwood, 10/25

NEXT 5:
26. North Point (5-2) | Last: Loss (27-21) vs. St. Charles | Next: at Stone, 10/25
27. Linganore (6-1) | Last: Win (2-0 FFW) at Gov Thomas Johnson | Next: vs. Tuscarora, 10/25
28. Bullis (5-2) | Last: Win (36-19) at Episcopal | Next: vs. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, 10/25
29. Pallotti (7-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: vs. Boys Latin, 10/25
30. Landon (4-2) | Last: Loss (14-7) vs. Georgetown Prep  | Next: vs. Episcopal, 10/25
 

Gonzaga fends off DeMatha in WCAC championship rematch

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Chad Ricardo

Gonzaga fends off DeMatha in WCAC championship rematch

In Saturday's match-up of the 2018 WCAC championship, Gonzaga came out ahead again - this time beating DeMatha 28-26.

Gonzaga broke up DeMatha's attempt at a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.

Caleb Williams finished with four touchdowns for the Eagles. In 2018, the Eagles beat DeMatha on a legendary Hail Mary pass from Williams to receiver John Marshall.