Top 15

October 17, 1994|By the local sports staff of The Baltimore Sun

1. Patterson (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Ryan Lewis scored four touchdowns to lead the Clippers to a 34-6 victory over Carver on Friday. Patterson's defense had not been scored upon in 23 consecutive quarters. Next game: Thursday at Lake Clifton.

2. Dunbar (5-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Poets scored touchdowns on their first five possessions en route to a 42-0 rout of Northern on Friday. Reggie Boyce ran for two touchdowns. Next game: Friday at Forest Park.

3. Poly (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Engineers rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Lake Clifton, 30-14, on Friday. Martin Prosper had four receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Next game: Thursday vs. Northern.

4. Gilman (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 5. James McIntyre caught touchdown passes of 25 and 75 yards as the Greyhounds defeated Calvert Hall, 20-12, on Saturday. Gilman rallied from a 12-6 third-quarter deficit. Next game: Saturday at No. 9 Mount St. Joseph.

5. City (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Taber Small rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights beat Southern-B, 32-0, Friday. City has won 36 of its past 37 regular-season games. Next game: Friday vs. Northwestern.

6. Loyola (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Dons vault into the Top 15 after upsetting then-No. 3 McDonogh, 38-33, on VTC Saturday. Scott Brown rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns on 34 carries. Next game: Saturday vs. St. Mary's.

7. McDonogh (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Eagles lost to Loyola, 38-33, on Saturday. McDonogh had built a 26-14 halftime lead. Next game: Saturday vs. Calvert Hall.

8. Howard (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 7. DaLawn Parrish threw three touchdown passes to lead the Lions to a 20-0 victory over Wilde Lake on Saturday. Howard limited Wilde Lake to 150 yards total offense. Next game: Saturday at Mount Hebron.

9. Mount St. Joseph (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Gaels rebounded from a loss to McDonogh by routing St. Mary's, 33-7, on Saturday. Archie Wannamaker rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 4 Gilman.

10. Arundel (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Wildcats built a 21-0 lead and beat Glen Burnie, 35-24, on Friday. Mike Haertel rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Next game: Friday at Severna Park.

11. North County (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Knights accumulated 615 yards total offense in a 46-26 win over Severna Park on Friday. North County rallied from a 20-19 halftime deficit. Next game: Friday at Old Mill.

12. Severn (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 10. John Vereen rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Admirals over Cardinal Gibbons, 30-8, on Friday. Vereen has scored eight touchdowns in his past two games. Next game: Friday at St. Paul's.

13. C. Milton Wright (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 12. The Mustangs defeated Edgewood, 35-17, on Friday. Next game: Thursday at Bel Air.

14. Broadneck (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Bruins debut in the Top 15 after edging Laurel, 14-12, on Saturday. Damian Watkins ran for a touchdown and Kevin Healy threw a touchdown pass. Next game: Friday vs. Northeast.

15. Aberdeen (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 11. The Eagles dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 30-16 loss to Joppatowne on Friday. Aberdeen had led 16-14 in the third quarter. Next game: Thursday at Fallston.

Other teams receiving consideration: Franklin (6-0), Havre de Grace (5-1), Centennial (5-1), Severna Park (4-2), Oakland Mills (4-2), Edmondson (4-2), Lake Clifton (4-2), Randallstown (4-2), South Carroll (4-2), Bel Air (4-2), Joppatowne (4-2), St. Mary's (4-2).

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

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