Elks take over No. 2 spot in rankings
A fourth-straight win coupled with a loss by Aberdeen results in Elkton taking over the No. 2 spot in this week’s edition of the UCBAC Football Power Poll. Fallston returns to the Top 5 following its stunning win over Aberdeen (record and last week’s rankings in parentheses).
1. Bel Air (6-0, 1) — The Bobcats celebrated their bicentennial by upending C.M. Wright and remaining firmly entrenched atop this power poll.
2. Elkton (5-1, 3) — Five first-half touchdowns by do-it-all running back Raiquon Estep helped spur the Golden Elks to a fourthstraight win and a jump in the rankings.
3. Fallston (3-3, 7) — Just one week after they dropped out of the Top 5, the Cougars triumphed over previously second-ranked Aberdeen to return to their place among the elite.
4. Aberdeen (3-3, 2) — The Eagles are in danger of losing two in a row with top-ranked Bel Air looming next on the schedule.
5. Havre de Grace (5-1, 5) — The Warriors celebrated homecoming in a big way Friday, as quarterback Mike Flosser threw for three scores and rushed for another in a lopsided win over rival North Harford.
6. C.M. Wright (3-3, 6) — Saturday wasn’t an easy game for the Mustangs, who had the unfortunate privilege of facing top-ranked Bel Air during its 200th Anniversary celebration.
7. North Harford (4-2, 4) — The Hawks will look to finish ahead on the scoreboard next week after seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end Friday against Havre de Grace.
8. Edgewood (3-3, 8) — After three consecutive victories to open the season, the Rams have dropped their first three Chesapeake Division games.
9. Rising Sun (2-4, 9) — The Tigers erased a 14-point hole at halftime by scoring 28 unanswered points in Friday’s win over rival North East
10. Bo Manor (4-2, 11) — Friday was a statement victory for the Eagles, who marched one game closer to a home playoff game following a win over region rival Perryville.
11. Perryville (2-4, 10) — The Panthers drove the ball into the red zone on their final drive of the game but couldn’t find the end zone in a heartbreaking 19-14 loss to rival Bohemia Manor.
12. Joppatowne (2-4, 13) — There’s not much to write home about after a 12-6 win over Patterson Mill, but the Mariners will move up a spot with Harford Tech suffering a third-straight loss.
13. Harford Tech (2-4, 12) — The Cobras have dropped three-straight games against Cecil County opponents to open Susquehanna Division play. It could be four in a row as they play North East next.
14. Patterson Mill (1-5, 14) — The next three games for the Huskies will come against Cecil County teams.
15. North East (0-6, 15) — The Indians stunned Rising Sun early by twice going up by 14 points in the first half, but they couldn’t hold on en route to a 19th-straight loss.
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Bohemia manor junior wide receiver Johnny Knight, center, celebrates his go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter with teammates Bobby McLennan, left, and Cameron Garcia, right, during the Eagles’ 19-14 win over host Perryville in Susquehanna Division football action on Friday.