Northwest upsets Quince Orchard. Westfield and South County dominated Virginia opponents. Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:
1. Good Counsel (9-3) | Last: Win (16-14) vs. St. John’s | Next: WCAC CHAMPIONS
2. Wise (12-0) | Last: Win (44-0) vs. Old Mill | Next: vs. Northwest, 12/6
Jayden Suaray threw for four touchdown passes as Wise pounced on Old Mill. The victory was the Pumas' seventh shutout of the season. They advance to the Maryland 4A state championship game versus Northwest.
3. Westfield (13-0) | Last: Win (35-7) vs. Yorktown | Next: vs South County, 12/7
The Bulldogs rushed for 210 yards en route to eliminating Yorktown. The forced two fumbles and held the Patriots to 11 yards rushing
4. St. John’s (7-5) | Last: IDLE | Next: COMPLETE
5. Gonzaga (8-3) | Last: IDLE | Next: Complete
6. DeMatha (7-4) | Last: IDLE | Next: Complete
7. South County (13-0) | Last: Win (31-15) vs Braddock | Next: vs Westfield, 12/7
Quarterback Matt Dzierski completed 18-of-21 passes for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns helping the Stallions defeat Lake Braddock for the second time this season.
8. Northwest (12-1) | Last: Win (22-13) at Quince Orchard | Next: vs Wise, 12/6
The Jags controlled the line of scrimmage and managed to keep the Cougars rushing attack in check as they eliminated the Cougars from the playoffs. On offense, Northwest relied heavily on workhorse Ajahni Terry to carry the load. The Jags will meet Wise for the Maryland 4A state championship
9. Quince Orchard (12-1) | Last: Loss (22-13) vs. Northwest | Next: COMPLETE
The loss to rival Northwest snapped QO’s 22-game win streak. Quince Orchard had not lost in the Cougar Dome since September 21, 2017.
10. Damascus (10-2) | Last: Win (21-14) at Huntingtown | Next: vs Linganore, 12/5
The Damascus defense played lights out in their victory over Huntingtown. The Swarmin’ Hornets allowed one big play: a 95 yard completion. Beyond that the Hurricanes gained 174 yards of total offense and six first downs.
Damascus will play Linganore in the Maryland 3A state championship game.
Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Tuscarora (12-1) | Last: Win (30-7) at Broad Run | Next: at Salem, 12/7
12. Friendship (9-3)| Last: Win (7-0) vs Carroll | Next: vs Dunbar, 12/8
13. Linganore (12-1) | Last: Win (27-25) vs. Mervo | Next: vs Damascus, 12/5
14. Broad Run (12-1) | Last: Loss (30-7) vs. Tuscarora | Next: COMPLETE
15. Stone Bridge (12-1) | Last: Win (57-15) vs Woodgrove | Next: vs. North Stafford, 12/6
16. Georgetown Prep (8-2) | Last: IDLE | IAC Champions
17. Freedom (11-1) | Last: Loss (45-42) vs. Massaponax | Next: COMPLETE
18. Ryken (9-3) | Last: Win (17-14) vs Carroll | Next: WCAC METRO CHAMPIONS
19. Dunbar (10-2) | Last: Win (21-12) | Next: vs. Friendship, 12/8
20. Colonial Forge (11-2) | Last: Win (42-21) vs Massaponax | Next: vs Oscar Smith, 12/7
21. Potomac (12-1) Last: Win (16-6) vs New Town | Next: vs Middletown, 12/7
22. Huntingtown (12-1) | Last: Loss (21-14) vs Damascus | Next: COMPLETE
23. Pallotti (12-1) | Last: IDLE | MIAA B Champions
24. Maret (9-3) | Last: Win (30-6) vs Coolidge | DCSAA A CHAMPIONS
25. Douglass (11-1) | Last: Loss (3-0 OT) vs. New Town | Next: COMPLETE
26. Lake Braddock | Last: Loss (31-15) at South County | COMPLETE
27. Massaponax (10-3) | Last: Loss (42-21) at Colonial Forge | Next: COMPLETE
28. Paint Branch (10-2) | Last: IDLE | Next: COMPLETE
29. Flowers (9-3) | Last: IDLE | Next: COMPLETE
30. South River (10-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: Complete
29. Carroll (8-5) | Last: Loss (7-0) vs. Friendship | Next: COMPLETE
30. Natl Christian Aca (7-3) | Last: IDLE | Next: COMPLETE