Commentary

State Scoreboard: Week 8

Updated: October 26, 2009, 9:04 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer & Mike Loveday | ESPNRISE.com

Archbishop Spalding at Boys' Latin

Maryland High School Football Scoreboard

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

All eyes will be on two players Friday afternoon: K.K. Smith for Spalding and Patrick Steele for Boys' Latin. Steele is fourth in the state in rushing with 1,154 yards while Smith is just behind him with 1,030 yards. Steele has accounted for 16 touchdowns this season and Smith is a defensive leader from the linebacker position. Spalding and Latin are the last remaining undefeated teams in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) B conference and no matter which one loses, these two teams could see each other again in a few weeks for the conference championship game.

Fort Hill at Thomas Johnson

This game has its share of talented football players. Thomas Johnson has a backfield and linebacking corps of Division I-A talent with Nick Forbes (California) and Jeremy Grove (East Carolina) anchoring both positions. Marquis Woodyard is a state champion track athlete and provides speed at receiver along with junior DeAndre Scott who's older brother, D.J. Scott, is playing Division I-A football at Central Michigan. On Fort Hill's sideline there is Dakota Welsh who has rushed for 809 yards this season and junior linebacker Garrett Dolly, who was the first sophomore to lead the Sentinels in tackles last season.

Seneca Valley at Quince Orchard

This game could be Seneca Valley's season. At 5-2, the Screamin' Eagles sit in fifth place in the 3A West playoff race. With only four teams moving on, Seneca Valley needs a win this week to keep pace with Damascus (5-2). For Quince Orchard, a win could mean maintaining hold on the No. 1 spot. Linganore is currently in second, but faces the toughest part of its schedule upcoming -- Tuscarora (5-2), Thomas Johnson (5-2) and Urbana (7-0). Three more wins would mean big bonus points and a possible leapfrog into the No. 1 spot and home field in the region playoffs. With a tough road to the finals, home field could prove to be the advantage for whomever gets it.

McDonogh at Georgetown Prep

A McDonogh win this week would separate them from the rest of the conference. The Eagles only loss this season was to out of state Woodberry Forest (Va.). A win by Prep would the A conference into a four-way tie for the conference championship after the Little Hoya's defeated Calvert Hall (5-3, 2-1) last week. Look for University of Buffalo commit Rudy Johnson to lead the Eagles with plays from his arm and legs. Prep has an emerging star at running back in junior Bobby Gribbin who rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Calvert Hall.

MDVarsity.com High School Football Media State Poll

1. DeMatha (8-0) def. Bishop O'Connell, 35-7
2. Linganore (8-0) def. Tuscarora, 40-7
3. Good Counsel (7-1) def. St. John's (D.C.), 22-10
4. Arundel (8-0) def. Northeast-AA, 60-0
5. Wise (8-0) def. Oxon Hill, 44-0
6. River Hill (8-0) def. Oakland Mills, 48-7
7. Quince Orchard (8-0) def. No. 22 Seneca Valley, 27-0
8. Fort Hill (8-0) def. Thomas Johnson, 12-0
9. Suitland (7-1) def. Laurel, 34-0
10. McDonogh (7-1) def. Georgetown Prep, 27-26
11. Gwynn Park (8-0) def. Central, 28-2
12. Old Mill (7-1) def. Meade, 45-27
13. Huntingtown (8-0) def. McDonough, 14-6
14. North Point (8-0) def. Leonardtown, 42-7
15. Urbana (8-0) def. Frederick, 14-6
16. Clarksburg (6-2) lost to Paint Branch, 14-6
17. Flowers (7-1) def. Bladensburg, 30-6
18. Bishop McNamara (7-1) def. Archbishop Carroll (D.C.), 7-0
19. Churchill (7-1) lost to No. 25 Sherwood, 17-0
20. Westlake (6-2) def. Patuxent, 41-14
21. Archbishop Spalding (7-1) lost to Boys' Latin, 20-0
22. Seneca Valley (5-3) lost to No. 7 Quince Orchard, 27-0
23. Damascus (6-2) def. Northwood, 41-6
24. Joppatowne (8-0) def. Fallston, 26-14
25. Sherwood (7-1) def. No. 19 Churchill, 17-0

Monday, Oct. 26

Howard County
* Mount Hebron 28, Reservoir 26

Saturday, Oct. 24

Anne Arundel County

* Broadneck 44, North County 19

Baltimore City
* City 46, Reginald Lewis 12
* Patterson 21, Digital Harbor 8
* Southside 22, Lake Clifton 16

Baltimore County
* Chesapeake-BC 35, Patapsco 6
* New Town 32, Loch Raven 0
* Towson 26, Randallstown 14
* Woodlawn 26, Parkville 7

Bayside Conference
* Queen Anne's 41, La Plata 0

Howard County
* Atholton 49, Marriotts Ridge 13
* Centennial 23, Hammond 22
* Glenelg 13, Long Reach 6
* River Hill 48, Oakland Mills 7
* Reservoir at Mount Hebron, postponed with Reservoir ahead 14-7


MIAA
* Loyola 35, Mount St. Joseph 0

MVAL
* North Hagerstown 26, Williamsport 15: Anthony Winter rushed for a school-record 240 yards and a touchdown on 40 carries.

Prince George's County
* Bowie 33, High Point 0
* DuVal 14, Northwestern-PG 6
* Eleanor Roosevelt 40, Parkdale 14
* Flowers 30, Bladensburg 6
* Forestville 22, Douglass-PG 20
* Gwynn Park 28, Central 2
* Potomac 53, Crossland 0:
Potomac won in a game that was halted with eight minutes left to play.
* Riverdale Baptist 21, Friendly 6
* Suitland 34, Laurel 0
* Surrattsville 18, Fairmont Heights 14
* Wise 44, Oxon Hill 0: Jabril Baldwin rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and Wise posted its seventh straight shutout to match an MPSSAA state record.

SMAC
* North Point 42, Leonardtown 7
* Queen Anne's 41, La Plata 0

WCAC
* DeMatha 35, Bishop O'Connell 7: All seven of DeMatha's first-half drives started in O'Connell territory and it resulted in five touchdowns as the Stags jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a victory.
* Bishop McNamara 7, Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) 0
* Good Counsel 22, St. John's (D.C.) 10


Others
* Bishop Walsh 23, Randolph-Macon (Va.) 19
* Carlisle School (Va.) 24, Leonard Hall 14
* Fairfax Kings 34, Frederick County Eagles 6
* Landon 12 St. Stephen's/SA (Va.) 0
* Maryland Christian 46, Central Maryland Christian 0
* Riverdale Baptist 21, Friendly 6
* Rockwood (Pa.) 54, Hancock 0

* St. Mary's Ryken 28, John Paul the Great (Va.) 7
* Smithsburg 22, Clear Spring 6

Friday, Oct. 23

Anne Arundel County

* Annapolis 37, South River 14
* Arundel 60, Northeast-AA 0

* Old Mill 45, Meade 27
* Severna Park 41, Glen Burnie 18
* Southern-AA 35, Chesapeake-AA 7


Baltimore City
* Carver Vo-Tech 16, WEB DuBois 12
* Douglass-Balt. 22, Maritime Academy 20
* Dunbar 6, Edmondson 0
* Forest Park 18, Southwestern-Balt. 12 (3OT)
* Mervo 8, IBE 0
* Poly 32, Northwestern-Balt. 0


Baltimore County
* Dundalk 24, Sparrows Point 12: Alvin Thomas passed for more than 250 yards, which included a 95-yard scoring pass to John Bynaker and an 85-yard scoring pass to Tavon Henley.
* Eastern Tech 43, Catonsville 12: Zach Burkhardt rushed for three touchdowns as Eastern Tech posted a victory.
* Hereford 24, Franklin 6: Willie Williams rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for Hereford.
* Kenwood 15, Milford Mill 12: Kenwood scored with less than a minute left to pull off the upset. James Brittingham passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 55 yards for Kenwood.
* Overlea 6, Edgewood 0
* Owings Mills 14, Western Tech 10
* Perry Hall 48, Dulaney 6
* Pikesville 36, Lansdowne 0

Bayside Conference
* Cambridge-S.D. 27, Col. Richardson 9
* Easton 17, Kent County 14
* Kent Island 42, North Caroline 13
* Snow Hill 28, J.M. Bennett 0:
Snow Hill scored three third-quarter touchdowns to blow open a game that was scoreless at the half.
* Stephen Decatur 49, Parkside 7
* Wicomico 56, Washington 6

Howard County
* Wilde Lake 21, Howard 0: E.J. Gilman scored two touchdowns to lead Wilde Lake.

MIAA
* Annapolis Area Christian 30, Baltimore Friends 14
* Archbishop Curley 35, Severn 14
* Boys' Latin 20, Archbishop Spalding 0:
Patrick Steele rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns as Boys' Latin defeated Spalding in a battle of undefeated teams.
* Calvert Hall 21, Largo 0
* Cardinal Gibbons 13, St. John's Catholic Prep 12
* John Carroll 33, St. Mary's-AA 14:
Steven St. Clair rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries, completed three of four passes for 72 yards, had seven tackles and four pass breakups as John Carroll remained in the hunt for the MIAA B Conference championship game with a win over St. Mary's
* McDonogh 27, Georgetown Prep 26
* St. Vincent Pallotti 15, Baltimore Lutheran 7


Montgomery County
* Bethesda-CC 21, Watkins Mill 14
* Blake 33, Einstein 14
* Damascus 41, Northwood 6
* Gaithersburg 20, Magruder 14
* Northwest 16, Wootton 9
* Paint Branch 14, Clarksburg 6
* Potomac School (Va.) 32, Poolesville 0
* Quince Orchard 27, Seneca Valley 0
* Rockville 50, Kennedy 18
* Sherwood 17, Churchill 0

* Springbrook 13, Walt Whitman 8
* Walter Johnson 29, Blair 20
* Wheaton 30, Richard Montgomery 8

MVAL
* Catoctin 20, Walkersville 14: In a game that featured nearly 600 rushing yards, Catoctin rallied for a key MVAL victory.
* Century 17, North Carroll 0
* Fort Hill 12, Thomas Johnson 0:
Devin Lee scored on a 27-yard run on the team's first drive and Sam Walker added a 56-yard touchdown run on the first play in the third quarter as Fort Hill defeated Thomas Johnson in the first meeting between these programs since 1986. Thomas Johnson did not get a first down until 2:55 left in the third quarter.
* Liberty 27, Francis Scott Key 2
* Linganore 40, Tuscarora 7
* Middletown 46, Brunswick 6
* South Carroll 22, Westminster 19
* South Hagerstown 21, Boonsboro 0
* Urbana 14, Frederick 6

* Winters Mill 27, Manchester Valley 6

Prince George's County
* Calvert Hall 21, Largo 0

SMAC
* Great Mills 12, Chopticon 8
* Huntingtown 14, McDonough 6
* Lackey 26, Calvert 6
* Northern Calvert 40, Thomas Stone 8
* Westlake 41, Patuxent 14


UCBAC
* Aberdeen 36, Elkton 0
* Bel Air 21, C.M. Wright 7
* Bohemia Manor 19, Perryville 6
* Joppatowne 26, Fallston 14:
Epe Henriques rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and caught a 24-yard touchdown pass as Joppatowne remained undefeated.
* North Harford 27, Havre de Grace 14
* Overlea 6, Edgewood 0
* Patterson Mill 35, North East-Cecil 0: Anthony Jones rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for Patterson Mill.
* Rising Sun 56, Harford Tech 6

Others
* Allegany 43, Frankfort (W.Va.) 14
* Chestnut Ridge (Pa.) 24, Northern Garrett 16
* Fort Hill 12, Thomas Johnson 0: Devin Lee scored on a 27-yard run on the team's first drive and Sam Walker added a 56-yard touchdown run on the first play in the third quarter as Fort Hill defeated Thomas Johnson in the first meeting between these programs since 1986. Thomas Johnson did not get a first down until 2:55 left in the third quarter.
* Mountain Ridge 43, Southern Garrett 7
* Octorara (Pa.) 33, Silver Oak Academy 18
* Richmond Disciples (Va.) 37, Avalon School 12
* St. Albans (D.C.) 49, Bullis 7

Thursday, Oct. 22

MIAA

* St. Paul's 24, St. Frances 6