Top 15

September 20, 1993

1 City (record: 3-0, points: 118) -- Last week: The Knights won their 23rd straight game by routing Northern, 37-0, on Friday. Senior tailback Rickey Dangerfield rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns to lead City. Next game: Friday vs. Walbrook.

2 Poly (3-0, 108) -- Last week: Sebastian Smothers returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to lift the Engineers to a 12-6 victory over No. 15 Dunbar on Friday. Next game: Friday at Carver.

3 Gilman (1-0, 90) -- Last week: The Greyhounds won their season-opener by routing Archbishop Spalding, 49-0, on Saturday. Jimmy Zimmerman and David Biddison each ran for two touchdowns. Next game: Friday at Forest Park.

4 McDonogh (2-0, 87) -- Last week: Bobby Sabelhaus threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Stukes with 4:03 remaining to rally the Eagles to a 7-6 victory over St. Paul's on Friday. The win ended St. Paul's 17-game winning streak. Next game: Friday vs. St. Mary's.

5 Overlea (3-0, 84) -- Last week: Bernard Fitchette ran for two touchdowns in the Falcons' 48-0 rout of Lansdowne on Saturday. Five other players also scored touchdowns for Overlea. Next game: Thursday vs. Owings Mills.

6 North County (3-0, 80) -- Last week: Justin Rice completed 13 of 18 passes for 222 yards and five touchdowns as the Knights routed Chesapeake-AA, 51-14, on Friday. Lou Brown and Kevin Mitchell scored two touchdowns apiece. Next game: Friday at Glen Burnie.

7 C. Milton Wright (2-0, 70) -- Last week: Friday's game against North Harford was postponed due to rain. Next game: Today at North Harford.

8 Severna Park (3-0, 68) -- Last week: The Falcons, who scored 20 unanswered points to defeat Thomas Stone on Sept. 10, rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to beat Springbrook, 19-7, on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Meade.

9 Calvert Hall (2-0, 64) -- Last week: Idle. Next game: Friday at Broadneck.

10 Annapolis (2-1, 38) -- Last week: Kenny Boyd rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries to lead Annapolis to a 6-0 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Friday. Boyd was the Panthers' only ball carrier. Next game: Friday at Old Mill.

11 Patterson (3-0, 37) -- Last week: Willie McGirt completed nine of 12 passes and Ryan Lewis ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns as the Clippers defeated Mervo, 27-6, on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Southwestern.

12 Southern-AA (3-0, 30) -- Last week: The Bulldogs stunned then-No. 11 Wilde Lake, 48-0, on Friday. Southern, which limited Wilde Lake to two first downs and 18 yards of offense, has outscored its opponents, 123-0. Next game: Thursday vs. Lackey.

13 Dunbar (2-1, 22) -- Last week: The Poets lost to No. 2 Poly, 12-6, on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Douglass.

14 Loyola (0-2, 18) -- Last week: The Dons were held scoreless in the second half and blew a 13-point lead in a 28-13 loss to Gonzaga (D.C.) on Saturday. Loyola opened the game with a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Brandon Larkins. Next game: Saturday at Mount St. Joseph.

15 Perry Hall (2-1, 17) -- Last week: Mandel Marsh rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries in the Gators' 33-13 rout of Kenwood on Saturday. Marsh also had two receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. Next game: Thursday at Randallstown.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Forest Park (2-1, 8), St. Paul's (2-1, 6), Howard (3-0, 4), Glenelg (3-0, 3), Woodlawn (3-0, 3), Chesapeake-BC (3-0, 2), Fallston (2-0, 1), Lake Clifton (3-0, 1), St. Mary's (3-0, 1).

How the poll is conducted: The members of The Baltimore Sun's board of coaches and writer for the 1993 season are: Obie Barnes (Forest Park); Andy Borland (Severna Park); John Buchheister (Randallstown); Doug DuVall (Wilde Lake); Ken Johnson (Liberty); Steve Harward (C. M. Wright); Mitch Tullai (St. Paul's); Lem Satterfield, The Baltimore Sun.

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