St. John's and Good Counsel advanced to the WCAC Finals and Quince Orchard continued to impress this week. Here's the latest top 25:
1. St. John’s (7-4) | Last: Win (34-20) vs. DeMatha | Next: vs. Good Counsel, 11/24
St. John’s defeated DeMatha for the second time in three weeks to advance to the WCAC championship game.
Antwain Littleton ran for two touchdowns. Sol-Jay Maiava ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass to Caleb Coombs.
2. Quince Orchard (11-0) | Last: Win (56-21) vs. Walter Johnson | Next: vs Arundel, 11/15
Quince Orchard fought off a spirited effort by Walter Johnson. With the score 28-14 at the half, the Cougars outscored the Wildcats 27-7 after the break.
3. Good Counsel (8-3) | Last: Win (44-14) vs. Gonzaga | Next: vs. St. John's, 11/24
The Falcons pummeled Gonzaga to advance to the WCAC championship game. Sy’veon Wilkerson ran for four touchdowns and the Good Counsel defense contained 5-star quarterback, Caleb Williams, making it difficult for the Eagles offense to ever take flight.
4. Freedom (11-0) | Last: Win (60-6) vs. John Champe | Next: vs. Massaponax, 11/22
Freedom appears primed and ready for another deep playoff run. Their defense held John Champe to 77 total yards and forced 4 turnovers. The Eagles offense passed for 225.
5. Wise (11-0) | Last: Win (20-6) vs. Suitland | Next: vs. Flowers, 11/22
The Pumas defense continues to dominate. In holding Suitland to six points, only two of Wise’s opponents have scored in double digits all season.
6. Gonzaga (8-3) | Last: Loss (44-14) at Good Counsel | Next: Complete
Gonzaga fell to Good Counsel in its WCAC semi-final match-up. The Eagles took a 7-6 lead on a Caleb Williams touchdown run, it would be their final lead of the night.
7. DeMatha (7-4) | Last: Loss (34-20) at St. John’s | Next: Complete
DeMatha was defeated by St. John’s in their WCAC semi-final match-up. Despite a solid game from freshman quarterback Cameron Edge and two touchdown runs by Marshawn Lloyd, the Stags were unable to climb out of a 17-0 hole they found themselves in early on.
8. Broad Run (11-0) | Last: Win (32-26) vs. Millbrook| Next: vs Loudon Valley, 11/22
Broad Run led Millbrook 19-0 before needing to hold off a feverish comeback attempt by the Pioneers. The Spartans ran for 225 yards while holding Millbrook to four yards on the ground.
9. Westfield (11-0) | Last: Win (43-7) vs. Wakefield | Next: vs South Lakes, 11/22
Noah Kim woke up Westfield when he connected with Avery Howard Jr. on a 25-yard touchdown pass. Wakefield led 7-0 before the Bulldogs scored the final 43 points to advance to the second round of the VA6A playoffs.
10. South County (11-0) | Last: Win (43-0) vs Falls Church | Next: vs T.C. Williams, 11/22
South County led Falls Church 22-0 by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. The Stallions racked up 428 total yards from scrimmage, including 308 on the ground. Falls Church was held to -6 rushing yards.
Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Damascus (8-2) | Last: Win (35-6) vs South Hagerstown | Next: vs. Franklin, 11/22
12. Friendship (8-3)| Last: IDLE | Next: IDLE
13. Northwest (10-1) | Last: Win (42-3) vs. Richard Montgomery| Next: vs. Paint Branch, 11/22
14. Tuscarora (10-1) | Last: Win (47-17) vs. Sherando | Next: vs.Liberty 11/22
15. Stone Bridge (9-1) | Last: IDLE | Next: vs. Potomac Falls, 11/22
16. Georgetown Prep (8-2) | Last: IDLE | IAC Champions
17. Douglass (11-0) | Last: Win (14-0) vs. Patuxent | Next: vs. New Town, TBA
18. Huntingtown (11-0) | Last: Win (17-8) vs St. Charles | Next: vs. Wilde Lake, 11/22
19. Flowers (9-2) | Last: Win (18-7) vs Bowie | Next: at. Wise, 11/22
20. Paint Branch (10-1) | Last: Win (21-14) vs. Sherwood | Next: at Northwest, 11/22
21. Linganore (10-1) | Last: Win (43-12) vs. Rockville | Next: vs. North Point, 11/22
22. Ryken (8-3) | Last: Win (48-6) vs Bishop O’Connell | Next: vs. Carroll, 11/24
23. Dunbar (9-2) | Last: Win (8-0 ) vs. Roosevelt | Next: vs. H.D. Woodson, 11/28
24. Lake Braddock (9-2) | Last: Loss (41-14) vs. Robinson | Next: vs. Mt. Vernon, 11/22
25. Carroll (8-3) | Last: Win (50-9) vs. Paul VI | Next: vs. Ryken, 11/24
26. Pallotti (12-1) | Last: Win (42-0) vs St. Mary’s | MIAA B Champions
27. North Point (9-2) | Last: Won (28-23) vs Oxon Hill | Next: at Linganore, 11/22
28. South River (10-1) | Loss (47-34) vs Arundel | Next: Complete
29. Potomac (10-1) Last: Win (45-7) vs Calvert | Next: at Milford Mill, 11/22
30. Natl Christian Aca (7-3) | Last: IDLE | Next: COMPLETE