Top 15

September 27, 1993

1 City (Record: 4-0; Points: 119). Last week's ranking: 1. Senior wide receiver Dwight Banks caught six passes for 219 yards and five touchdowns as the Knights routed Walbrook, 48-14, on Friday. City has won an area-best 24 consecutive games. Next game: Friday at Forest Park.

2 Poly (4-0, 110). Last week's ranking: 2. Louis Randall scored two touchdowns in the Engineers' 38-0 rout of Carver on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Douglass.

3 Gilman (2-0, 103). Last week's ranking: 3. David Biddison rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries to lead the Greyhounds to a 21-0 victory over Forest Park on Friday. Gilman has outscored its opponents 70-0 this season. Next game: Saturday vs. Boys' Latin.

4 Overlea (4-0, 90). Last week's ranking: 5. The Falcons rolled to a 47-6 rout of Owings Mills on Thursday. Overlea has outscored its opponents 95-6 in its last two games and is averaging 37.8 points per game. Next game: Saturday vs. Catonsville.

5 McDonogh (3-0, 89). Last week's ranking: 4. Bobby Sabelhaus threw touchdown passes of 50 and 47 yards to Dwayne Stukes as the Eagles edged St. Mary's, 14-10, on Friday. McDonogh forced turnovers on the Saints' last three possessions to preserve the victory. Next game: Saturday vs. Severn.

6 North County (4-0, 84). Last week's ranking: 6. Justin Rice passed for 249 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights defeated Glen Burnie, 28-14, on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Arundel.

7 C. Milton Wright (4-0, 72). Last week's ranking: 7. Jason Tharpe rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Mustangs' 27-0 victory over North Harford on Monday. On Friday, Tharpe ran for two more touchdowns and 162 yards as C. M. Wright recorded another shutout, 35-0, over Havre de Grace. Next game: Friday vs. Randallstown.

8 Calvert Hall (3-0, 63). Last week's ranking: 9. Kevin Tyler and NTC Mike Callahan rushed for a combined 321 yards to lead the Cardinals to a 36-24 victory over Broadneck on Friday. Next game: Saturday vs. Cardinal Gibbons.

9 Southern-AA (4-0, 57). Last week's ranking: 12. Senior Wayne Small caught six passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated Lackey, 19-7, to go 4-0 for the first time in Buck Gardner's 20 years as coach. Lackey's third-quarter touchdown ended Southern's streak of 14 scoreless quarters. Next game: Saturday at Douglass (Prince George's County).

10 Patterson (4-0, 47). Last week's ranking: 11. Rod Lewis rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries as the Clippers routed Southwestern, 49-20, on Friday. Next game: Friday at Northwestern.

11 Annapolis (3-1, 46). Last week's ranking: 10. Kenny Boyd rushed for two touchdowns as the Panthers routed Old Mill, 35-7, on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Glen Burnie.

12 Dunbar (3-1, 35). Last week's ranking: 13. The Poets capitalized on six Douglass turnovers to defeat the Ducks, 26-8, on Friday. Next game: Friday at Southwestern.

13 Severna Park (3-1, 24). Last week's ranking: 8. The Falcons were upset by Meade, 35-28 in overtime, on Friday. Severna Park squandered a 28-14 halftime lead. Next game: Friday at Chesapeake-AA.

14 Perry Hall (3-1, 10). Last week's ranking: 15. Mark Franklin rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to lead the Gators to a 14-0 victory over Randallstown on Thursday. Perry Hall broke a scoreless tie early in the second quarter when Kevin Znamirowski threw a 95-yard touchdown pass to Mandel Marsh. Next game: Saturday vs. Patapsco.

15 St. Paul's (3-1, 8). Last week's ranking: Not ranked. John Solter had 13 carries for 159 yards and scored three touchdowns in 35-0 victory over Curley on Friday. Tucker Radebaugh returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown. Next game: Friday at Northeast-AA.

Other teams receiving votes, with record and points in parentheses: Glenelg (4-0, 6); Loyola (1-2, 6); Lake Clifton (4-0, 5), Woodlawn (4-0, 2); Chesapeake-BC (4-0, 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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