McDonogh moves up one spot in state poll
Good Counsel’s loss to St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) gave McDonogh a one-spot boost to No. 4 in this week’s Maryland High School Football Media State Poll while four other local Top10 teams held their ground. McDonogh (4-1), whose only loss is to No. 1 and nationally ranked DeMatha, defeated Canada Prep, 36-20, Saturday while Good Counsel (3-1) fell to St. John’s, 39-22. The loss dropped the Falcons from No. 2 to No. 5. In the shuffle, Class 4A juggernaut Wise (4-0), the defending state champion, moved up two spots to No. 2. Defending Class 3A champ Damascus remained No. 3. Archbishop Spalding (No. 6), Mount Saint Joseph (No. 8), St. Frances (No. 9) and Howard (No. 10) retained their rankings.