Top 15

October 24, 1994

1 Patterson (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Ryan Lewis rushed for 245 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Clippers to a 40-8 victory over Lake Clifton on Thursday. With the win, Patterson clinched its second consecutive city 4A League title. Next game: Friday vs. No. 4 City.

2 Dunbar (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. The Poets limited Forest Park to minus-2 yards total offense en route to a 26-0 victory on Thursday. Dunbar recorded its fourth consecutive shutout and its fifth overall. Next game: Friday vs. Northwestern.

3 Poly (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Martin Prosper had 153 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the Engineers' 31-0 rout of Northern on Thursday. Poly had built a 25-0 lead at halftime. Next game: Saturday vs. Salesianum (Del.).

4 City (6-0) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Michael Johnson's 20-yard touchdown pass to Warren Smith with 20 seconds remaining lifted the Knights to a 26-20 victory over Northwestern on Thursday. City had trailed 20-14 after three quarters. Next game: Friday at No. 1 Patterson.

5 Loyola (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Scott Brown rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown -- his fifth consecutive 100-yard game -- to lead the Dons to a 30-8 win over St. Mary's on Saturday. Quarterback Brian Nicholas (5-for-12, 147 yards) ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Next game: Saturday at No. 9 Gilman.

6 McDonogh (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 7. Bobby Sabelhaus passed for 322 yards to move within 81 of the state record, as the Eagles defeated Calvert Hall, 27-0, on Saturday. Dwayne Stukes had two touchdowns. Next game: Friday at St. Mary's.

7 Howard (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Lions scored 21 points in the first quarter and went on to rout Mount Hebron,

33-0, on Saturday. DeLawn Parrish threw three touchdown passes. Next game: Friday at Hamond.

8 Mount St. Joseph (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 9. Je'von Norris scored a touchdown on a 14-yard run in the game's final minute to lift the Gaels over Gilman, 43-39, on Saturday. Quarterback Lucas Phillips completed 12 of 15 for 278 yards and three touchdowns. Next game: Saturday at Calvert Hall.

9 Gilman (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Greyhounds gave up 13 unanswered points in the final 5:14 to drop a 43-39 decision to Mount St. Joseph on Saturday. James McIntyre had 10 receptions for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 5 Loyola.

10 North County (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 11. Earl Sewell passed for 171 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Knights to a 32-0 rout of Old Mill on Friday. Topper Ellis ran for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass. Next game: Friday vs. Annapolis.

lTC 11 Severn (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 12. John Vereen rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in the Admirals' 41-6 victory over St. Paul's on Friday. Vereen also scored a touchdown on a 62-yard return of an interception. Next game: Friday at Boys' Latin.

12 C. Milton Wright (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 13. Duane Fisher threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter to give the Mustangs a 7-0 victory over Bel Air on Thursday. Rich Jurgenson rushed for 134 yards on 28 carries. Next game: Friday vs. John Carroll.

13 Broadneck (5-1) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Gerry Case ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Bruins' 30-6 win over Northeast on Friday. Jason Smith had 82 yards rushing and a touchdown on just four carries. Next game: Friday at South River.

14 Aberdeen (6-1) -- Last week's ranking: 15. The Eagles bounced back from last week's upset loss to Joppatowne by routing Fallston, 41-0, on Thursday. Dondre Gilliam rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. Next game: Saturday at Parkville.

15 Severna Park (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Falcons return to the Top 15 after a one-week absence after defeating then-No. 10 Arundel, 21-14, on Friday. Mark Frye ran for 134 yards on 22 carries. Next game: Friday vs. Glen Burnie.

Other teams receiving consideration: Franklin (7-0), Havre de Grace (6-1), Centennial (6-1), Arundel (5-2), Oakland Mills (5-2), Randallstown (5-2), Edmondson (5-2), Joppatowne (5-2), Annapolis (5-2), Towson (5-2), Overlea (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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