Commentary

State Scoreboard: Week 5

Updated: October 4, 2009, 9:26 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

By Sheldon Shealer

Game of the week: Landon (3-1) at McDonogh (3-1)

Maryland High School Football Scoreboard

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

Two years ago, McDonogh slapped Landon 35-6, making a point about the strength on the MIAA A Conference relative to the IAC. Landon returned the favor last year with a 15-14 win that validated the Bears and earned them a state Top 25 ranking with a 9-1 record. Both teams return most of its key players, and both teams enter the game ranked in the Top 25. Landon, which has allowed only two touchdowns this season, is led defensively by Max Lehrman. McDonogh, meanwhile, counters with a strong offense led by quarterback Rudy Johnson. 

Best Matchup: Archbishop Spalding at St. Mary's-AA

This very well could be the first of two meetings between Spalding and St. Mary's. St. Mary's is the two-time defending MIAA B Conference champs. Spalding won the two B Conference titles before that. In the B Conference, the two teams with the best league record face off in the title game in mid-November. Spalding has the edge right now, and if St. Mary's wants three in a row, it will have to win this week. So far, the teams have one common opponent -- Cardinal Gibbons. Two weeks ago, Spalding beat Gibbons 27-24. Last week, St. Mary's beat Gibbons 20-18.

Most Important: Springbrook (3-1) at Damascus (2-2)

Sure, any match involving a Class 3A West team is important, but this one is BIG. Damascus is tied for sixth in the 3A West region point standings and a win over Springbrook -- a 4A program with three wins -- could mean major points. With 10 of the region's 13 teams at 2-2 or better, Damascus is going to need all the points it can muster to reach the top four for a playoff berth. Springbrook, meanwhile, is in a three-team race for the last two playoff spots in Class 4A West.  

Star Power: Annapolis (3-1) at Arundel (4-0)

What happens when the state's most prolific passing attack meets a team with an outstanding ground game? That will be the case Friday with pass-happy Arundel meets Annapolis and its game-breaking running backs. Volumes of be written on Arundel senior quarterback Billy cosh, who likely will move into the top 10 all-time in career passing yards Friday despite playing in only his 18th varsity game. However, Annapolis has an equally impressive stable of running backs led by Demond Brown, who is among the state leaders in touchdowns, and Joshua Kohut who is coming off a career-high 160-yard outing.

MDVarsity.com High School Football Media State Poll

Rank, School, Record, Points, LW


1. DeMatha (5-0) def. Gonzaga, 49-24
2. Linganore (5-0) def. Westminster, 41-6
3. Good Counsel (5-0) def. Bishop McNamara, 21-7
4. Arundel (5-0) def. Annapolis, 38-7
5. Wise (5-0) def. High Point, 54-0
6. Loyola (5-0) def. Caesar Rodney (Del.), 43-14
7. Quince Orchard (5-0) def. Northwood, 42-12
8. River Hill (5-0) def. Howard, 30-15
9. Gilman (4-2) def. Malvern Prep, 28-14
10. Sherwood (5-0) def. Gaithersburg, 25-6
11. Fort Hill (5-0) def. Silver Oak Academy, 49-6
12. Eleanor Roosevelt (4-1) def. DuVal, 28-22
13. Suitland (3-1) def. Bowie, 42-19
14. Gwynn Park (5-0) def. Friendly, 40-7
15. Old Mill (4-1) def. Southern-AA, 35-17
16. Huntingtown (5-0) def. Calvert, 28-6
17. Westlake (4-1) def. Leonardtown, 42-7
18. North Point (4-0) def. La Plata, 39-0
19. Thomas Johnson (4-1) def. Middletown, 32-16
20. Landon (4-1) lost to No. 24 McDonogh, 34-12
21. Flowers (5-0) def. Laurel, 37-20
22. Urbana (5-0) def. Francis Scott Key, 29-0
23. Joppatowne (5-0) def. Aberdeen, 6-0
24. McDonogh (4-1) def. No. 20 Landon, 34-12
25. Clarksburg (5-0) def. Einstein, 40-0

Monday, Oct. 5

MIAA
John Carroll at Cardinal Gibbons, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Anne Arundel County

* Old Mill 35, Southern-AA 17
* South River 35, Northeast-AA 14

Baltimore City
* Lake Clifton 36, Reginald Lewis 6
* WEB DuBois 20, Douglass-Balt. 0

Baltimore County
* Calvert Hall 42, Towson 6
* Chesapeake-BC 34, Randallstown 18
* Hereford 43, Parkville 28
* Milford Mill 21, Franklin 20:
Milford Mill battled back from a 20-0 deficit.
* Woodlawn 53, Dulaney 8

Bayside Conference
* Queen Anne's 41, North Caroline 0
* Wicomico 47, Easton 7

Howard County
* Hammond 39, Mount Hebron 20

MIAA

* Annapolis Area Christian 26, Friends School 24
* Calvert Hall 42, Towson 6
* Georgetown Prep 28, Mount St. Joseph 13
* Gilman 28, Malvern Prep (Pa.) 14
* McDonogh 34, Landon 12

Prince George's County
* Bladensburg 16, Northwestern-PG 13: Michael Scott had 106 yards rushing and a touchdown as Bladensburg won for the second time this season.
* Central 14, Crossland 8
* Douglass-PG 34, Largo 0
* Eleanor Roosevelt 28, DuVal 22
* Flowers 37 Laurel 20
* Forestville 33, Surrattsville 13
* Parkdale 39, Oxon Hill 8
* Suitland 42, Bowie 19


SMAC
* North Point 39, La Plata 0

WCAC
* Good Counsel 21, Bishop McNamara 7

Others
* Bishop Ireton (Va.) 28, Bullis 0
* Central Maryland Christian 27, Oley (Pa.) 6
* Central Virginia Disciples 41, Frederick County Home School 6
* Fort Hill 49, Silver Oak Academy 6
* Maryland Christian 42, Avalon School 8
* McDonogh 34, Landon 12
* MSD 48, Texas School for the Deaf 0
* Northern Garrett 16, Bishop Walsh 8
* Potomac School (Va.) 47, St. James 33


Friday, Oct. 2

Anne Arundel County

* Arundel 38, Annapolis 7
* Broadneck 45, Glen Burnie 6
* Meade 22, Chesapeake-AA 0

* North County 27, Severna Park 0

Baltimore City
* Digital Harbor 18, Mervo 14
* Dunbar 22, City College 0
* Edmondson 36, Patterson 14
* Forest Park 20, Carver Vo-Tech 14
* Northwestern-Balt. 14, IBE 0
* Poly 46, Maritime Academy 0
* Southwestern-Balt. 14, Southside Academy 12

Baltimore County
* Catonsville 62, Patapsco 9: Catonsville posted the second-most points in school history.
* Eastern Tech 42, Overlea 22: Emmanuel Gbor scored three first-half touchdowns as Eastern Tech defeated Overlea.
* New Town 38, Western Tech 6
* Owings Mills 12, Loch Raven 0:
Owings Mills ended the state's longest losing streak at 53 games with a victory.
* Perry Hall 28, Kenwood 17
* Pikesville 25, Dundalk 16:
Jeremy Downing threw two touchdown passes and scored on a run as Pikesville rallied to a victory.
* Sparrows Point 42, Lansdowne 14

Bayside Conference
* Cambridge-S.D. 56, Washington 6
* Clear Spring 13, Col. Richardson 6
* J.M. Bennett 25, Parkside 0
* Kent Island 25, Stephen Decatur 6
* Snow Hill 53, Kent County 7:
DeRon Ames scored five touchdowns and rushed for 200 yards on 11 carries as Snow Hill rolled to a victory.

Howard County
* Atholton 32, Oakland Mills 14
* Glenelg 28, Reservoir 21
* Long Reach 34, Marriotts Ridge 8:
Kwasi Sarpong scored three touchdowns in Long Reach's 28-point scoring surge following a Marriotts Ridge touchdown.
* River Hill 30, Howard 15
* Wilde Lake 34, Centennial 7


MIAA
* Archbishop Curley 39, St. John's Catholic Prep 20
* Archbishop Spalding 45, St. Mary's-AA 7:
Spalding took command of the MIAA B race with a win over two-time defending champ St. Mary's.
* Boys' Latin 24, St. Frances 6: Boys' Latin remained undefeated with a victory.
* Loyola 43, Caesar Rodney (Del.) 14
* St. Paul's 49, Severn 20
* St. Vincent Pallotti 14, Baltimore Lutheran 13 (2OT)

Montgomery County
* Churchill 30, Northwest 22
* Clarksburg 40, Einstein 0
* Damascus 35, Springbrook 21
* Fairmont Heights 28, Wheaton 22
* Magruder 21, Watkins Mill 13
* Paint Branch 43, Blake 21
* Poolesville 21, Walter Johnson 19
* Quince Orchard 42, Northwood 12
* Rockville 35, Richard Montgomery 0:
Crusoe Gongbay rushed for 235 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries for Rockville.
* Seneca Valley 41, Kennedy 20
* Sherwood 25, Gaithersburg 6
* Walt Whitman 34, Blair 12
* Wootton 45, Bethesda-CC 7


MVAL
* Boonsboro 44, Brunswick 8
* Century 26, South Carroll 6
* Catoctin 51, Manchester Valley 0
* Linganore 41, Westminster 6
* Smithsburg 27, North Hagerstown 25
* Thomas Johnson 32, Middletown 16
* Tuscarora 31, Liberty 7:
Josh Marshall ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and passed for 50 yards in Tuscarora's win. Bobby Stup led the Titans' defense with 11 tackles.
* Urbana 29, Francis Scott Key 0
* Walkersville 29, Frederick 12:
Jeremy Musselman threw three touchdown passes and added a field goal as Walkersville defeated Frederick.
* Williamsport 14, South Hagerstown 7
* Winters Mill 26, North Carroll 14

Prince George's County
* Fairmont Heights 28, Wheaton 22
* Gwynn Park 40, Friendly 7
* Potomac 39, Thomas Stone 6
* Wise 54, High Point 0:
Trevon Butler returned two punts for touchdowns and caught a scoring pass as Wise rolled to its fourth shutout win of the season.

SMAC
* Lackey 34, Great Mills 25
* McDonough 34, Chopticon 14
* Potomac 39, Thomas Stone 6
* Westlake 42, Leonardtown 7

UCBAC
* Bohemia Manor 35, Patterson Mill 6
* C.M. Wright 42, Fallston 7
* Havre de Grace 34, Elkton 14
* Joppatowne 6, Aberdeen 0
* North East-Cecil 14, Edgewood 0
* North Harford 42, Bel Air 7:
The Killer B's struck for North Harford as Brendon Bayer (three touchdowns), Nate Belak (two touchdowns) and Barber (one touchdown) combined for all of the team's touchdowns.
* Perryville 26 Harford Tech 12

WCAC
* DeMatha 49, Gonzaga 24

Others
* Clear Spring 13, Col. Richardson 6
* Frankfort (W.Va.) 21, Mountain Ridge 0
* Hancock 36, Trinity (W.Va.) 20
* Lynchburg Christian (Va.) 58, Riverdale Baptist 6
* St. Albans (D.C.) 36, Allegany 35

* Tucker County (W.Va.) 32, Southern Garrett 14

Thursday, Oct. 1

SMAC

* Huntingtown 28, Calvert 6
* Patuxent 40, Northern Calvert 13