Commentary

Weekend Scoreboard: Week 2

Updated: September 24, 2009, 7:53 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

By Sheldon Shealer

Game of the Week: DeMatha vs. Gilman at Cardinal Gibbons, Friday.

Maryland High School Football Scoreboard

Every week, MDVarsity.com will update scores from games throughout the state. Here are each week's results.

This annual clash could fit any of our categories. With the number of Division I commits and recruits, this easily could be the Star Power game. Given DeMatha has lost to Gilman more often than any single school this decade, this could prove to be the Best Matchup. Finally, for six straight years during this decade, the winner of this head-to-head meeting went on to claim the state's No. 1 final ranking. With DeMatha at No. 1 and Gilman at No. 2, this year's meeting could prove to be the week's Most Important contest. All of those rolled up make DeMatha vs. Gilman the Game of the Week. Gilman has broken from tradition by showing an explosive offense through two contests, in stark contrast to the defensive-minded Greyhounds of the past. Gilman has scored 106 points in two outings. However, its defense has surrendered 49 points in those games, as well. DeMatha, with a stable of Division I-bound running backs and a huge offensive line, appears content to run the ball this year, a slight break from its quarterback-led teams of the decade.

Best Matchup: McDonough at Westlake. This Southern Maryland Athletic Conference showdown pits two teams with lofty goals for 2009. Westlake is the defending 3A state champion. McDonough is among the favorites in Class 2A. The aspect to watch in this game is how McDonough's star receivers – Devante Stamps and Javarrus King – fair against Westlake's stellar defense, which includes corner Julian Blair.

Most Important: River Hill at Wilde Lake, Friday. Sure, it's only Week 2, but thanks to this match-up the Howard County title might go along way toward being settled Friday. River Hill brings a state-best 29-game win streak into the contest. Five more consecutive victories will move the Hawks to 34 in a row, which would place the program in a three-way tie for the fourth-longest win streak in Maryland high school football history.

Star Power: Edmondson at Loyola, Saturday. Two of the state's top quarterbacks will be on display on the same field when Edmondson, led by Jerry Lovelocke, takes on Loyola, with quarterback prospect Connor Bruns. Edmondson nearly knocked off Mount St. Joseph last week, making for an intriguing meeting this week with another MIAA foe. Loyola carries a 16-game win streak into the meeting. Bruns was injured in Loyola's season-opener, but is expected to play this week. Loyola is coming off a 55-0 thrashing of Southside Academy, a game in which the Dons were ahead 36-0 in the first quarter.

Most Intriguing: We have created a special category to acknowledge what will be a truly intriguing contest when Grande Prairie (Canada) visits Allegany for a rare Friday afternoon contest. Grande Prairie is one of the strong high school programs in Canada, but plays Canadian rules football. For this week, the team will adapt to the American style for this once-in-a-lifetime meeting.

By Sheldon Shealer

MdVarsity.com High School Football Media State Poll

1. DeMatha (2-0) def. No. 4 Gilman, 56-35
2. Linganore (2-0) def. Middletown, 45-7
3. Good Counsel (2-0) def 21 Mount St. Joseph, 42-0
4. Gilman (2-1) lost to No. 1 DeMatha, 56-35
5. Arundel (2-0) def Severna Park, 37-9
6. Damascus (1-1) lost to No. 15 Quince Orchard, 37-13
7. Westlake (2-0) def. McDonough, 13-12
8. Wise (2-0) def. Parkdale, 48-0
9. Loyola (3-0) def. Edmondson, 47-14
10. River Hill (2-0) def. No. 25 Wilde Lake, 27-0
11. Suitland (1-1) def. Bladensburg, 34-7
12. Dunbar (1-1) lost to Patterson, 37-20
13. Thomas Johnson (1-1) lost to Martinsburg, W.Va., 20-15
14. Eleanor Roosevelt (2-0) def. Laurel, 14-0
15. Quince Orchard (2-0) def. No. 6 Damascus, 37-13
16. Fort Hill (2-0) def. Keyser, W.Va., 29-8
17. Hereford (1-1) lost to No. 22 Eastern Tech, 14-10
18. Sherwood (2-0) def. Richard Montgomery, 48-0
19. Gwynn Park (2-0) def. Chopticon, 33-0
20. Old Mill (1-1) def. Annapolis, 17-15
21. Mount St. Joseph (2-1) lost to No. 3 Good Counsel, 42-0
22. Eastern Tech (2-0) def. Hereford, 14-10
23. North Point (2-0) def. Lackey, 13-6 (OT)
24. Landon (1-0) def. Archbishop Carroll, 21-0
25. Wilde Lake (1-1) lost to No. 10 River Hill, 27-0

Monday, Sept. 14

Baltimore County
Joppatowne 34, Owings Mills 0

UPBAC
Aberdeen 16, Bohemia Manor 14
Elkton 31, North East-Cecil 0
Fallston 45, Edgewood 6
Havre de Grace 24, Perryville 7
Joppatowne 34, Owings Mills 0

Saturday, Sept. 12

Baltimore City
* Calvert Hall 70, Southside Academy 6
* Forest Park 22, WEB DuBois 0: Antoine Harmon scored a touchdown on a three-yard run and added a 15-yard interception return for a score.
* Loyola 47, Edmondson 14
* Patterson 37, Dunbar 20:
Deonta Winston had 131 rushing yards and two scores as Patterson pulled off the surprise. Chad Bittner had three catches for 45 yards and a pair of scores. Patterson's two quarterback system posted the following results: senior Jonathan Gause threw two TD passes and junior Aaron Overton had a TD pass and a TD run.

Baltimore County
* Catonsville 14, Milford Mill 0: Brian Smith and Damien Simpson scored for Catonsville, and the Millers never crossed the Comets' 30.
* Dulaney 26, Loch Raven 14
* Parkville 29, Lansdowne 0: Carter rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown in the first game on the newly renamed Yates Field.
* Towson 26, Pikesville 14: Luke Smith had three interceptions, and Brian Francis threw a pair of touchdown passes to Travis Beach.

Howard County
* Centennial 8, Reservoir 7: Kyle Young scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter and followed with a two-point conversion run as Centennial gambled and pulled out the victory.

MIAA
* Bullis 3, St. Vincent Pallotti 0
* Calvert Hall 70, Southside Academy 6
* Cardinal Gibbons 38, Archbishop Curley 17
* DeMatha 56, Gilman 35: Marcus Coker rushed for 391 yards and five touchdowns as DeMatha pulled away in a game that was tied at 14 at the half.
* Good Counsel 42, Mount St. Joseph 0: Michael Nittolo scored three touchdowns on six rushes and Wes Brown added two rushing scores as Good Counsel overwhelmed Mount St. Joseph.
* Loyola 47, Edmondson 14
* McDonogh 35, Haverford School (Pa.) 21
* York Country School of Tech (Pa.) 38, Baltimore Lutheran 10

MVAL
* Brunswick 40, Manchester Valley 0
* Walkersville 51, Smithsburg 0: Quentin Ezell rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns as Walkersville handled Smithsburg its worst loss in the program's history. Jeremy Musselman completed 8 of 8 passes for 163 yards and three scores.
* Winters Mill 14, Liberty 12

Prince George's County
* Bishop McNamara 37, Fairmont Heights 14
* Douglass-PG 42, Crossland 0
* DuVal 12, Bowie 0
* Eleanor Roosevelt 14, Laurel 0
* Flowers 47, High Point 6
* Gwynn Park 33, Chopticon 0: Khalek Shepherd rushed for 172 yards and three touchowns for Gwynn Park.
* Oxon Hill 13, Northwestern-PG 0
* Poly Prep (N.Y.) 26, Surrattsville 21
* Potomac 34, Forestville 19
* Suitland 34, Bladensburg 7
* Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.) 21, Central 18 (5OT)
* Wise 48, Parkdale 0: Wise used a balanced attack with no one reaching 100 rushing yards, but Rahsaan Moore scored three touchdowns.

UPBAC
* Patterson Mill 40, Montclair Kimberley (N.J.) 16: Cameron Wann completed 9 of 15 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns. Dylan Burke caught four passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Jones rushed for 108 yards and a score on nine carries.

WCAC
* Bishop McNamara 37, Fairmont Heights 14
* DeMatha 56, Gilman 35: Marcus Coker rushed for 391 yards and five touchdowns as DeMatha pulled away in a game that was tied at 14 at the half.
* Good Counsel 42, Mount St. Joseph 0: Michael Nittolo scored three touchdowns on six rushes and Wes Brown added two rushing scores as Good Counsel overwhelmed Mount St. Joseph.

Others
* Bishop Ireton 31, Riverdale Baptist 7
* Bullis 3, St. Vincent Pallotti 0
* Fairfax Kings (Va.) 26, Central Maryland Christian 6
* Landon 21, Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) 0
* Maryland Christian 25, George School (Pa.) 16
* MSD 47, Conrad (Del.) 0
* Sidwell Friends (D.C.) 55, Avalon School 24
* York Country School of Tech (Pa.) 38, Baltimore Lutheran 10
* Leonard Hall at Valley Forge Military (Pa.), canceled

Friday, Sept. 11

Anne Arundel County
* Arundel 37, Severna Park 9: Billy Cosh completed 19 of 29 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns. R.J. Harris had seven catches for 152 yards and three scores.
* Broadneck 28, Meade 12
* Northeast-AA 19, Chesapeake-AA 3
* Old Mill 17, Annapolis 15
* South River 14, North County 0
* Southern-AA 42, Glen Burnie 6

Baltimore City
* Carver Vo-Tech 30, Maritime Academy 6
* City College 64, Northwestern-Balt. 0
* Digital Harbor 6, IBE 0
* Lake Clifton 42, Southwestern-Balt. 0
* Poly 28, Mervo 12
* Reginald Lewis 12, Douglass-Balt 6

Baltimore County
* Dundalk 33, Patapsco 14: Alvin Thomas scored three touchdowns to lead Dundalk to an 2-0 start.
* Eastern Tech 14, Hereford 10: Eastern Tech returned a punt in the final 90 seconds for the game-winning touchdown. Hereford led most of the game 10-0 until Eastern's winning rally.
* Franklin 43, New Town 6
* Kenwood 14, Western Tech 6

* Woodlawn 33, Randallstown 0: Datwan Melvin rushed for two scores and passed for another in Woodlawn's win. Justin Johnson had 13 carries for 78 yards and a score. Trey Daniel caught a touchdown pass.
* Perry Hall 26, Overlea 8
* Chesapeake-BC 21, Sparrows Point 0

Bayside Conference
* Cambridge-S.D. 35, Kent County 0
* J.M. Bennett 30, Nandua (Va.) 0
* Kent Island 49, Parkside 0
* North Caroline 47, Easton 6
* Queen Anne's 52, Col. Richardson 6
* Stephen Decatur 39, Washington 12
* Wicomico 19, Snow Hill 6

Howard County
* Atholton 15, Howard 14: Calvin Seamonson had a pair of rushing touchdowns and completed 7 of 13 passes for 100 yards.
* Glenelg 32, Oakland Mills 7
* Long Reach 13, Hammond 12: Long Reach extended its win streak to seven games heading into next week's clash with River Hill. River Hill was the last team to beat Long Reach.
* Mount Hebron 35, Marriotts Ridge 20
* River Hill 27, Wilde Lake 0

MIAA
* Archbishop Spalding 28, St. Paul's 6: K'Vaunte Smith rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns for Spalding. The Cavaliers rolled up 350 rushing yards on 35 carries.
* Bishop Walsh 20, Annapolis Area Christian 0
* Boys' Latin 14, John Carroll 10: Patrick Steele rushed for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Boys' Latin.
* Georgetown Prep 32, Paul VI (Va.) 3
* St. Frances 10, Severn 7
* St. Mary's-AA 28, St. John's Catholic Prep 14

Montgomery County
* Blake 14, Watkins Mill 8
* Churchill 21, Seneca Valley 7
* Clarksburg 18, Northwood 0
* Einstein 27, Kennedy 8
* Gaithersburg 29, Wootton 28 (OT)
* Magruder 27, Montgomery Blair 12
* Paint Branch 43, Bethesda-CC 28
* Quince Orchard 37, Damascus 13: Ben Sasu rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries as Quince Orchard handled Damascus in a battle of 3A West powers.
* Rockville 21, Poolesville 6
* Sherwood 48, Richard Montgomery 0
* Springbrook 20, Northwest 7
* Walt Whitman 28, Walter Johnson 0

* Wilson (D.C.) 33, Wheaton 0

MVAL
* Frederick 47, North Hagerstown 19: Andrew Hartman had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, his second kick return score on the year. Ky Reinhardt had 18 tackles for the Cadets.
* Linganore 45, Middletown 7
* Martinsburg 20, Thomas Johnson 15
* South Carroll 32, Boonsboro 27
* Tuscarora 14, Century 13:
Josh Marshall passed for 156 yards and rushed for 67 yards and a score for the Titans in a close win.
* Urbana 27, South Hagerstown 0
* Westminster 40, Francis Scott Key 6
* Williamsport 22, Northern Garrett 16

Prince George's County
* Friendly 18, Largo 6

SMAC
* Calvert 21, Great Mills 14
* Huntingtown 36, Northern Calvert 7
* La Plata 18, Thomas Stone 14
* North Point 13, Lackey 6 (OT)
* Patuxent 41, Leonardtown 0: Junior quarterback Ed Massengill rushed for 132 yards and one touchdowns and completed completed 7 of 13 passes for 59 yards and two scores for Patuxent. Senior tight end Brandon Hillegas caught two touchdown passes. Senior Francis Baker had 16 tackles.
* Westlake 13, McDonough 12

UPBAC
* Bel Air 42, Harford Tech 0: Jacob Jackson rushed for 304 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in Bel Air's victory.
* C.M. Wright 16, Delmar (Del.) 7
* North Harford 35, Rising Sun 0

Others
* Allegany 70, Grande Prairie (Canada) 13
* Bishop Walsh 20, Annapolis Area Christian 0
* East Hardy (W.Va.) 31, Clear Spring 17
* Fort Hill 29, Keyser (W.Va.) 8
* Moorefield (W.Va.) 31, Southern Garrett 18
* Mountain Ridge 30, Hedgesville (W.Va.) 7
* St. James 40, Hancock 0
* St. Mary's Ryken 40, Mount Zion 0
* Williamsport 22, Northern Garrett 16

Thursday, Sept. 10

MVAL

* Catoctin 36, North Carroll 13: Catoctin tops 400 rushing yards in rolling past North Carroll.