The Eagles defense stymied the Lil’ Hoyas as Gonzaga holds on to the number one spot in the DMV high school rankings and Marquez Cooper has a record-setting performance for Quince Orchard.
Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:
1. Gonzaga (3-0) | Last: Win (31-7) vs. Georgetown Prep | Next: Avalon, 9/20
Top-ranked Gonzaga shook off a slow start before defeating Georgetown Prep 31-7 off a strong second half. Joseph Hammond Jr. scored two touchdowns while senior captain Malcolm Terry II added another.
2. Quince Orchard (2-0) | Last: Win (21-7) vs. Damascus | Next: Gaithersburg, 9/20
Marquez Cooper scored three touchdowns and became Quince Orchard’s all-time leading rusher. The Cougars defeated Damascus for the first time since 2013.
3. DeMatha (2-1) | Last: Win (33-0) vs. Avalon | Next: St. Ignatius (OH), 9/21
DeMatha seems to have rebounded from its season-opening loss. While leaning on 5-star running back Marshawn Lloyd, transfer QB Malakai Anthony is finding his stride with the Stags. The team's won its last two games by a combined score of 67-6.
4. Wise (2-0) | Last: Win (35-0) vs. Laurel | Next: at Northwestern, 9/20
Tracey White registered 11 tackles, including four for loss as the Pumas defense notched their second consecutive shutout.
5. Westfield (2-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: Lake Braddock, 9/20
The Bulldogs were idle as they prepare for a primetime match-up this Friday with #21 Lake Braddock.
6. Good Counsel (2-1) | Last: Loss (31-8) @St John Bosco (CA) | Next: at Spalding, 9/20
Good Counsel showed grit but fell on the road to St. John Bosco (CA). The Falcons defense kept them within striking defense early before withering in the second half. Sy’Veon Wilkerson led GC with 57 yards on 15 carries.
7. St. John’s (2-2) | Last: Loss (35-14) @ Duncanville (TX) | Next: IMG Academy (FL), 9/21
Colby McDonald found the end zone twice for the Cadets but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from falling on the road to elite competition for the second week in a row; this time to the fifth-ranked team in the country, Duncanville (TX). It gets no easier for St. John’s as they have appointments with powerhouses IMG Academy and Mater Dei on the horizon.
8. North Point (2-0) | Last: Win 34-21 vs. Westlake | Next: Huntington, 9/20
North Point racked up 388 total yards including 209 on the ground while running over Westlake. Ka’von Burks registered 10 total tackles, two for loss and 1.5 sacks in the victory.
9. Freedom (3-0) | Last: Win 30-27 vs. Colonial Forge | Next: IDLE
Wide receiver Jason Hawkins caught two touchdown passes to help Freedom come back from a 21-point deficit. Markell Johnson kicked a field goal with two seconds remaining to propel the Eagles to victory.
10. Stonebridge (3-0) | Last: Win 42-7 vs. Brooke Point | Next: IDLE
Stonebridge rushed for 376 yards and forced four turnovers in a dominating victory over Brooke Point.
Here’s how the rest of the top 25 fared:
11. Broad Run (3-0) | Last: 58-0 (W) @Dominion | Next: IDLE
12. Friendship (3-1)| Last: 34-6 (W) HD Woodson | Next: IDLE
13. Woodgrove (2-1) | Last: 13-12 (L) Tuscarora | Next: @Dominion 9/20
14. Natl Christian Aca (3-0) | Last: IDLE | Next: @Riverdale Baptist 9/20
15. Northwest (2-0) | Last: 24-12 (W) Paint Branch | Next: @Bethesda Chevy Chase 9/20
16. Flowers (2-0) | Last: 63-0 (W) Bladensburg | Next: @Laurel 9/21
17. Landon (1-1) | Last: 14-8 (W) @Dunbar | Next: IDLE
18. Oakdale (2-0) | 49-7 (W) Frederick | Next: @Governor Thomas Johnson 9/20
19. Flint Hill (2-0) | Last: 48-7 (W) St. James | Next: @Collegiate 9/20
20. Damascus (0-2) | Last: 21-7 @Quince Orchard | Next: @Magruder 9/20
21. Lake Braddock (2-0) | Last: 44-7 (W) @Hayfield | Next: @Westfield 9/20
22. South County (3-0) | Last: 41-13 (W) T.C. Williams | Next: Madison 9/20
23. Georgetown Prep (1-2) | Last: 31-7 (L) Gonzaga | Next: IDLE
24. Arch Bishop Carroll (3-1) | Last: 48-12 (W) Wilson | Next: Ballou 9/21
25. Tuscarora (2-1) | Last: 13-12 (W) @Woodgrove | Next: Musselman (WV) 9/20
26. Paint Branch | (1-1) | Last: 24-12 (L) Northwest | Next: Springbrook 9/20
27. Ryken (1-2) | 21-12 (W) @Bishop McNamara | Next: @East Ridge 9/20
28. Madison (2-1) | Last: 18-7 (W) South Lakes | Next: @South County 9/20
29. Bullis (1-1) | Last: 43-29 (L) Spalding | Next: McDonogh 9/20
30. Dunbar (2-1) | Last: 14-8 (L) Landon | Next: Ron Brown 9/20