Top-ranked Gonzaga was down 14-0 on the road to Don Bosco, but came back to make it an epic 35-21 win thanks to quarterback Caleb Williams' five touchdowns. And that was far from the only exciting game in DMV high school football in week two. Here's how the top 10 fared:
1. Gonzaga (2-0)
Last: Win (35-21) vs. Don Bosco Prep (NJ) | Next: Georgetown Prep, 9/14
As previously noted, after falling behind 14-0 on the road to perennial powerhouse Don Bosco, the Eagles came storming back to win 35-21.
2. Quince Orchard (1-0)
Last: Win, (56-0) at Wootton | Next: Damascus, 9/13
Quince Orchard began their quest for back-to-back championships with a dominating performance, shutting out Wootton, 56-0. Bryan Plummer passed for three touchdowns in the Cougars' win.
3. Good Counsel (2-0)
Last: Win (19-7) vs. Mount St Joseph | Next: @ St John Bosco (CA), 9/13
Good Counsel notched a convincing victory over a sound Mount St. Joseph’s squad. The Falcons' defense has been stout, allowing a total of seven points in its first eight quarters of play.
4. St. John's College HS (2-1)
Last: Loss (34-30) @ St. Joseph’s (PA) | Next: @ Duncanville (TX), 9/14
The Cadets fell behind 21-0 early to Pennsylvania's St. Joseph’s, as Ohio State commit, QB Kyle McCord passed for two first-half scores. St. John’s stormed all the way back, briefly taking a 27-24 lead on an Antwain Littleton score, before ultimately falling 34-30.
5. DeMatha (1-1)
Last: IDLE | Next: Avalon, 9/13
Following an impressive victory over Imhotep, the Stags were idle. Their next matchup is against Avalon at Catholic University.
6. Woodgrove (2-0)
Last: Win (46-6) vs. Rock Ridge | Next: Tuscarora, 9/13
Senior running back K.J. Lewis rushed for 97 yards in the first half as Woodgrove cruised to victory in its home opener, 46-6.
7. Freedom (2-0)
Last: Win (47-0) vs. Riverbend | Next: Colonial Forge, 9/13
Through two weeks the Eagles are clicking on all cylinders, scoring nearly 50 points per game. They've allowed a total of 14.
8. Westfield (2-0)
Last: Win (37-14) vs. John Champe | Next: Lake Braddock, 9/20
Noah Kim and the Bulldogs continue their redemption tour with a 37-14 victory over John Champe. They will have a week off to prepare for a classic battle with Lake Braddock.
9. North Point (1-0)
Last: Win (55-32) @ Arundel | Next: Westlake, 9/12
Led by a huge performance from Teddy Gleaton, the Eagles flew to victory in their season opener. Their offense appears to be in mid-season form.
10. Wise (1-0)
Last: Win (41-0) @ Eleanor Roosevelt | Next: Laurel, 9/13
After being dismantled by Quince Orchard in the 2018 state playoffs, the team from Wise re-introduced itself in a major way. Behind an inspired three-touchdown performance from sophomore quarterback Jayden Sauray, the Pumas pounced on Eleanor Roosevelt.
Here's how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Stonebridge (2-0) | Last: 33-19 (W) @ Madison | Next: Brooke Point, 9/13
12. Broad Run (2-0) | Last: 51-13 (W) @ Brooke Point | Next: @ Dominion, 9/13
13. Friendship (2-1)| Last: 41-14 (W) @ Ballou | Next: @ H.D. Woodson, 9/14
14. Georgetown Prep (1-1) | Last: 33-27 (L) vs. Loyola Blakefield | Next: @ Gonzaga, 9/14
15. National Christian Academy (3-0)| Last: 46-6 (W) @ Royalty Institute | Next: @ Riverdale Baptist, 9/20
16. Landon (0-1) | Last: 34-27 (L) vs. Delbarton | Next: @ Dunbar, 9/13
17. Northwest (1-0) | Last: 40-13 (W) @ Whitman | Next: @ Paint Branch, 9/13
18. Oakdale (1-0) | 33-20 (W) @ Wilde Lake | Next: Frederick, 9/13
19. Damascus (0-1) | Last: 2-0 (FFL) vs. Rockville | Next: @ Quince Orchard 9/13
20. Flowers (1-0) | Last: 27-17 (W) @ Oxon Hill| Next: Bladensburg, 9/13
21. Paint Branch (1-0) | Last: 20-0 (W) @ Einstein | Next: Northwest, 9/13
22. Flint Hill (1-0) | Last: 28-6 (W) vs. Paul VI | Next: @ St. James, 9/14
23. Lake Braddock (1-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: @ Hayfield, 9/13
24. H.D. Woodson (0-2)| Last: 27-26 (L) @ Steubenville (OH) | Next: Friendship, 9/14
25. South County (2-0) | Last: 48-20 (W) vs. Hayfield | Next: T.C. Williams, 9/13
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