High-SchoolWashington-DC: Football weekly rankings

Lake Braddock harrier Sophie Chase was named Gatorade Virginia Girls' Cross Country Runner of the Year Thursday morning.

The junior claimed the Group AAA individual crown after posting a time of 17:33. Chase capped her fall by placing second at Foot Locker South Regional and 11th at Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

Click here for more on Chase's big 2011 campaign.

Final 2011 football rankings

December, 12, 2011
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Good Counsel went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the local rankings after dispatching Gonzaga in the WCAC title game. The Falcons ended the season 12-0 and ranked fifth in the POWERADE FAB 50. Maryland 4A champ Old Mill vaulted to No. 2 after taking down previously undefeated Quince Orchard in the finals. Despite a loss in the title game, Centreville emerged as Virginia's top squad at No. 3. Briar Woods and River Hill used their state title runs to reenter the top 10.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — Won WCAC title (Final regular season ranking: No. 1)
2. Old Mill — Won Class 4A title (Final regular season ranking: No. 8)
3. Centreville — lost to Oscar Smith in finals, 47-21 (last week: No. 4)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
Six local squads finished the fall unbeaten, led by No. 1 Good Counsel. The Falcons were rarely tested this season and went wire-to-wire at No. 1. Westfield and Quince Orchard round out the top three, while Hylton, Roosevelt and Old Mill all finished with perfect records. Those marks will be put on the line when the postseason begins later this week.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated Carroll, 35-0 (last week No. 1)
2. Westfield — defeated Herndon, 63-7 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Magruder, 48-0 (last week No. 3)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
Westfield survived a rally by Centreville and recovered a late fumble to upend then-No. 2 Centreville, 13-10 in OT. The contest had major ramifications on this week's rankings as Centreville drops out of the No. 2 spot for the first time in several weeks, falling to No. 4. Westfield slides into the vacated spot at No. 2 followed by undefeated Quince Orchard.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated O'Connell, 54-19 (last week No. 1)
2. Westfield — defeated Centreville, 13-10 OT (last week No. 4)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Gaithersburg, 35-0 (last week No. 3)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
We want to welcome Bullis and Old Mill to the rankings. A quick look at each team will show you that these teams are getting it done on the ground. Bullis features the area's top rusher in senior back Kevin Jones, while Old Mill has a power rushing attack powered by Rob Chesson. Both teams appear to be among the contenders in the playoffs. The top eight teams remained the same other than Eleanor Roosevelt leapfrogging Friendship Collegiate. This week's big matchup will pit No. 2 Centreville against No. 4 Westfield.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated St. John's, 28-14 (last week No. 1)
2. Centreville — defeated Chantilly, 38-13 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Clarksburg, 21-14 2OT (last week No. 3)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
We're nearing the final lap in the 2011 season and the top five teams appear locked into their respective spots. Neither Good Counsel nor Centreville have been tested much this season and Quince Orchard, Westfield and Stone Bridge have all been dominant in recent weeks. The one new team to the mix is No. 10 Oakton, which knocked Chantilly out the rankings with a 21-14 victory last week.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated McNamara., 35-0 (last week No. 1)
2. Centreville — defeated McLean, 42-7 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Richard Montgomery, 44-0 (last week No. 3)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
Losses by Friendship Collegiate, DeMatha and Chantilly shook up the top 10 in this week's installment of the POWERADE Greater D.C Football Rankings. Good Counsel's 35-21 victory over the Stags knocked DeMatha out of the top 10. With the win, the Falcons soared to No. 6 in the POWERADE FAB 50. Collegiate fell for the first time to New Jersey Power Bergen Catholic and tumbled to No. 7, while Westfield's win over Chantilly propelled the Bulldogs to No. 4. New to the rankings is No. 10 Broad Run, which will face a tough test against Osbourn Friday night.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated DeMatha., 35-21 (last week No. 1)
2. Centreville — defeated Robinson, 41-14 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Whitman, 31-10 (last week No. 3)

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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
With a pair of huge matchups on the docket this upcoming weekend, there could be some major movement in next week's rankings.

In WCAC action, No. 1 Good Counsel heads to No. 7 DeMatha with first place on the line. The Falcons have ascended to No. 8 in the POWERADE FAB 50 and haven't been tested since defeating GIlman in Week 2, while DeMatha has bounced back from a loss to post back-to-back wins.

In Northern Virginia, No. 6 Chantilly and No. 10 Westfield will lock up in a showdown of undefeated Concorde District squads.

No new teams to discuss as all 10 ranked squads were victorious this week.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counsel — defeated Red Lion Christian, Del., 34-14 (last week No. 1)
2. Centreville — defeated Hayfield, 49-3 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Seneca Valley, 9-6 (last week No. 3)
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David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.
The heavily anticipated Broad Run-Stone Bridge contest lived up to the hype as the Bulldogs came back from 21-points down to claim a thrilling 31-30 victory. The loss drops Broad Run from the top ten as we welcome a hot Hylton team to the mix at No. 6. The E.J. Levenberry-led squad is off to a 4-0 start and will have a tough assignment in 4-1 Gar-Field this week. Good Counsel (No. 9 in the POWERADE FAB 50) and Centreville remain entrenched in the top two spots after decisive wins over the weekend.

Here’s how the top three teams fared last week:
1. Good Counel — defeated Gonzaga, 49-7 (last week No. 1)
2. Centerville — defeated Herndon, 41-14 (last week No. 2)
3. Quince Orchard — defeated Northwest, 42-20 (last week No. 3)

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There was a bit of a shakeup in the bottom five and one significant move in the top five in the Week 3 installment of the POWERADE Greater D.C. Football Rankings.

Good Counsel and Centreville both won easily and retain the top two spots. And while Stone Bridge also won handily, Quince Orchard and Friendship Collegiate have strung together a more impressive total body of work, thereby bumping the Bulldogs down to No. 5.

New to the mix is Maryland power Eleanor Roosevelt (No. 6) and Virginia’s Chantilly (No. 8) as each team has registered big wins against previously ranked teams in the past two weeks. Look out for bubble teams Arundel, River Hill and Urbana as candidates to infiltrate the top 10 over the next few weeks.

Here is how the top three teams fared last week:

Good Counsel — defeated Valley Forge, 35-3 (last week No. 1)

Centreville — defeated Mount Vernon, 56-13 (last week No. 2)

Quince Orchard — defeated Paint Branch, 24-8 (last week No. 5)

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Two of the area’s top teams took a stumble as Stone Bridge and DeMatha suffered Week 2 defeats. The losses allowed ESPNHS All-State pick Ken Ekanem and Centreville to leapfrog into the No. 2 spot. Buoyed by a defense which has yielded 18 points in its two wins over Lake Braddock and West Potomac, Centreville appears to have some staying power in the top 10.

In the biggest game of the region, Good Counsel staved off a talented Gilman squad to secure its spot as Maryland’s top team.

Here's how the top three teams fared last week:

1. Good Counsel — defeated Gilman, 26-21 (last week No. 1)

2. Centreville — defeated West Potomac, 49-10 (last week No. 5)

3. Stone Bridge — loss to Chantilly, 22-14 (last week No. 2)

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Greater D.C. Week 2 football rankings

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Good Counsel vs. Manatee was billed as the Week 1 Game of the Week, and the two POWERADE FAB 50 teams made sure the contest lived up to the hype. Falcons WR Stefon Diggs battled cramps in the first half but came back to catch a pair of long passes to lead Good Counsel to a 24-17 double OT victory on Friday night. Diggs finished the game with six catches for 131 yards and RB Wes Brown added 72 rushing yards on 20 carries. QB Brendan Marshall was 11-of-21 for 235 yards and three scores.

The Falcons defense was shaky at times but stiffened up in the extra sessions highlighted by a pair of sacks Dorian O'Daniel (nine tackles). With the win, Good Counsel maintains its position atop the local rankings and moves up to No. 11 in the POWERADE FAB 50.

GREATER D.C. WEEK 2 FOOTBALL RANKINGS

1. Good Counsel, 1-0 (1)

Falcons will face Baltimore powerhouse Gilman at Navy Stadium on Friday

2. Stone Bridge, 1-0 (2)

Jonathan Allen played like a man possessed with 13 tackles and four sacks against Robinson

3. DeMatha, 1-0 (3)

The Stags outlasted Loyola Blakefield, 24-20

4. Friendship Collegiate, 2-0 (4)

Knights have pulled out a pair of one-possession wins

5. Centreville, 1-0 (NR)

Ken Ekanem made plays on offense (42 yards receiving) and defense (1.5 sacks) to help beat Lake Braddock

6. Quince Orchard, 1-0 (NR)

Defense was dominant in 23-6 defeat of Sherwood

6.Westfield, 1-0 (NR)

High-octane offense hung 52 points on South Lakes

7. Wise, 2-0 (8)

Uruah Bethea was unstoppable with 160 yards and two TDs in a 30-7 win over Franklin

8. Broad Run, 1-0 (7)

Shutout Briar Woods in big Week 1 victory

9. Arundel, 1-0 (NR)

Wildcats rang up 55 points in win over Annapolis

10. River Hill, 1-0 (NR)

Aaron Wells had one of the top performances of the weekend with more than 200 total yards and 3 TDs

Dropped Out: No. 5 Urbana, No. 6 Battlefield, No. 9 Briar Woods 0-1, No. 10 Lake Braddock

Bubble Teams: Battlefield 1-1, Briar Woods 0-1, Damascus 1-0, Eleanor Roosevelt 1-0, Hylton 1-0, Linganore 1-0, McDonough 1-0, Oakton 1-0, Robinson 1-0, Suitland 1-0, Urbana 0-1, Westlake 1-0, St. John's (D.C.) 0-1, Wilde Lake 1-1, Georgetown Prep 1-0, Friendly 1-0

Good Counsel tops preseason rankings

August, 22, 2011
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Good Counsel is sitting on top of the Greater D.C. football world. The reigning WCAC champs are loaded with Division I recruits with talented wide receiver Stefon Diggs (No. 9 in the ESPNU 150) leading the charge. Bob Milloy’s troops hold down the top spot in Greater D.C. and also received some national love with a No. 23 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50.

Who will challenge the Falcons for local supremacy? No. 2 Stone Bridge is the Class of the Northern Virginia squads and features junior QB Ryan Burns, who appears poised for a breakout year. DeMatha returns plenty of star power on defense as the Stags usher in new coach Elijah Brooks. Friendship Collegiate has the area’s top recruit in Eddie Goldman and a game-changing running back in Albert Reid.

Potomac (Md.), Woodberry Forest and Friendly are good candidates to make the jump from a bubble team to the top ten. Each squad features an ESPNHS All-Area selection capable of taking over a contest at any time.

Here’s how the rankings look as we head into the season. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section.

1. Good Counsel

2. Stone Bridge

3. DeMatha

4. Friendship Collegiate

5. Urbana

6. Battlefield

7. Broad Run

8. Wise

9. Briar Woods

10. Lake Braddock

Bubble Teams: Broadneck, Centreville, Colonial Forge, Damascus, Friendly, Gaithersburg, Georgetown Prep, H.D. Woodson, Hylton, Linganore, Potomac (Md.), Robinson, South County,
St. John’s (D.C.), Wilde Lake, Woodberry Forest

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