Top 15

October 03, 1994

1 Patterson (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Clippers notched their fourth consecutive shutout, 39-0, over Southwestern on Friday. Ryan Lewis ran for three touchdowns and 155 yards on just six carries. Next game: Friday vs. Northwestern.

2 Dunbar (3-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Reggie Boyce, Gary Smith and Ali Culpepper each scored two touchdowns in leading Dunbar to a 52-0 victory over Douglass on Friday. Boyce rushed for 120 yards on six carries. Next game: Friday vs. Southwestern.

3 McDonogh (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Dwayne Stukes scored touchdowns on a rush, an interception return and a punt return, as the Eagles routed St. Paul's, 54-0, on Saturday. The Eagles gained 440 yards of total offense and limited St. Paul's to 81. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 9 Mount St. Joseph.

4 North County (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 4. Earl Sewell passed for 138 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown in the Knights' 20-14 win over Glen Burnie on Saturday. Topper Ellis rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown. Next game: Friday at Arundel.

5 Poly (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 5. The Engineers rebounded from last week's loss to Dunbar with a 30-0 victory over Carver on Friday. Randy Beaman rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Next game: Friday at Douglass.

6 Gilman (2-1) -- Last week's ranking: 6. David Biddison ran for three touchdowns to lead the Greyhounds to a 42-3 win over Good Counsel on Saturday. Quarterback Lorne Smith threw two touchdown passes to James McIntyre. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 8 St. Mary's.

7 City (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 7. Damian Beane rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Knights to a 38-12 win over Walbrook Friday. Taber Small added 128 yards rushing. Next game: Friday vs. Forest Park.

8 St. Mary's (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Jason Lilly rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries as the Saints defeated Westlake of Charles County, 21-7, on Friday. St. Mary's scored 21 unanswered points after a Westlake touchdown in the first quarter. Next game: Saturday at No. 6 Gilman.

9 Mount St. Joseph (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 10. The Gaels remained unbeaten under first-year coach Mike Working with a 59-6 rout of Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday. Mount St. Joseph, which has outscored its opposition, 190-43, already surpassed its victory total of last season. Next game: Saturday at No. 3 McDonogh.

10 Annapolis (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 11. TeShawn Cooper scored the only touchdown of the game with six seconds remaining in the opening half as the Panthers held off Old Mill, 6-3, on Friday. Next game: Friday at Glen Burnie.

11 Severn (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Admirals re-enter the Top 15 after defeating then-No. 12 Calvert Hall, 49-20, on Saturday. Freshman Denard Melton scored five touchdowns, including a 91-yard kickoff return. Next game: Saturday vs. Archbishop Spalding.

12 Aberdeen (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Eagles rallied to edge Bel Air, 18-16, on Friday, to claim sole possession of first place in the Harford County League. Next game: Saturday at John Carroll.

13 Howard (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 14. The Lions bounced back from last week's loss to Frederick with a 27-7 victory over Glenelg on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. No. 14 Centennial.

14 Centennial (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Robbie Hauff rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles cruised to a 33-2 victory over Mount Hebron on Saturday. Next game: Friday at No. 13 Howard.

15 Randallstown (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Rams re-enter the Top 15 after a two-week absence after posting a 28-3 win over rival Perry Hall on Saturday. Next game: Friday vs. C. Milton Wright at Catonsville Community College.

Other teams receiving consideration: Severna Park (3-1), C Milton Wright (3-1), Bel Air (3-1), Edmondson (3-1), Lake Clifton (3-1), Calvert Hall (2-1), Westminster (3-1), South Carroll (3-1), Loyola (1-1), Oakland Mills (2-2).

How the poll is conducted: The Football Top 15 is compiled b the local sports staff of The Baltimore Sun.

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