Warriors take the top spot
There is plenty of movement in this week’s edition of the UCBAC Football Power Poll, including a shakeup of the Top 5. Havre de Grace vaults into the top spot and Perryville moves into the Top 10 (record and last week’s rankings in parentheses).
1. Havre de Grace (2-0, 3) — The Warriors have outscored their opponents 77-0 over their first two games. They’ll get 2-0 Perryville on Friday.
2. Bel Air (1-1, 1) — A 30-point loss to non-conference foe Flowers will drop the Bobcats from atop the poll.
3. Elkton (2-0, 2) — With Friday’s win over North East, the Golden Elks have extended their winning streak against conference opponents to 21 games.
4. C.M. Wright (2-0, 6) — Back to back blowout wins will vault the Mustangs into the Top 5.
5. Aberdeen (2-0, 7) — The Eagles quietly climb among this ranking’s elite following a pair of impressive non-conference wins. They’ll tangle with Bo Manor next.
6. North Harford (2-0, 4) — The Hawks will fall after nearly suffering an upset loss to Susquehanna opponent Patterson Mill.
7. Edgewood (1-1, 5) — One week after shutting out Parkville, the Rams were held off the scoreboard by non-conference powerhouse Linganore.
8. Fallston (2-0, 9) — The Cougars have a chance to start the season 3-0 Friday when they host North East.
9. Perryville (2-0, 11) — Impressive start to the campaign for the Panthers, who erased a 13-0 deficit Friday to beat Largo. They’ll host undefeated Havre de Grace next in the Susquehanna Bowl.
10. Harford Tech (2-0, 10) — A Week 3 battle against No. 4 C.M. Wright will show us how much the Cobras have grown.
11. Bo Manor (0-2, 8) — Next week doesn’t get any easier for the 0-2 Eagles, who host No. 5 Aberdeen in their home opener.
12. Patterson Mill (0-2, 12) — The Huskies nearly upset previously-ranked North Harford after narrowly falling to Fallston. That’s a good sign for a program that won only three games a year ago.
13. Rising Sun (0-2, 13) — What a brutal threegame stretch to open the season for the Tigers. They lost their first two games against C.M. Wright and Fallston and host No. 3 Elkton on Friday.
14. North East (0-2, 15) — Impressive showing for the Indians, who trailed reigning 2A state finalist Elkton by just 12 points in the fourth quarter.
15. Joppatowne (0-2, 14) — The Mariners will sink to the bottom of the rankings after being shut out by Havre de Grace.
Elkton defenders Myles Sewell (65), Leighton Lewis (68) and Za’Kiyah Spellman (8) gang tackle North East quarterback Chase Hollister on a second-down rushing play in the fourth quarter Friday. The Golden Elks defeated the host Indians, 32-14.