Top 15

October 31, 1994

1 Patterson (8-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. The Clippers built a 22-point lead in the third quarter and then held on for a 43-34 victory over City on Friday. Ryan Lewis rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries as coach Roger Wrenn beat City for the first time in 21 years. Next game: Friday at Forest Park.

2 Dunbar (7-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Reggie Boyce rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns on seven carries as the Poets routed Northwestern, 46-0, on Friday. Quarterback Anthony Wiggins passed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Next game: Friday at Mervo.

Poly (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. The Engineers rallied from a one-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to defeat Salesianum (Del.), 26-14, on Saturday. Randy Beaman ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Next game: Saturday at Calvert Hall.

4 McDonogh (6-2) -- Last week's ranking: 6. Bobby Sabelhaus became the state's all-time leading passer (5,611 yards) in the Eagles' 35-14 win over St. Mary's on Friday. Sabelhaus was 14-for-18 for 215 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Next game: Saturday at No. 8 Gilman.

5 Howard (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 7. DaLawn Parrish rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and passed for another in the Lions' 28-7 victory over Hammond on Friday. Next game: Saturday at No. 15 Oakland Mills.

6 Mount St. Joseph (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. Archie Wannamaker rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns as the Gaels routed Calvert Hall, 47-6, on Saturday. Je'von Norris added 171 yards on the ground and quarterback Lucas Phillips passed for 287 yards and a touchdown. Next game: Saturday at No. 9 Loyola.

7 City (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Knights lost for the second time in their past 39 regular-season game, 43-34, to No. 1 Patterson on Friday. City led 14-13 early in the second quarter. Next game: Friday vs. Edmondson.

8 Gilman (5-2) -- Last week's ranking: 9. James McIntyre's 90-yard kickoff return set up the winning touchdown with 12 seconds left as the Greyhounds edged Loyola, 32-30, on Saturday. McIntyre had five receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 4 McDonogh.

69 Loyola (4-2) -- Last week's ranking: 5. The Dons' four-game winning streak ended with a 32-30 loss to Gilman on Saturday. Scott Brown rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 6 Mount St. Joseph.

10 North County (6-2) -- Last week's ranking: 10. Topper Ellis' 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter lifted the Knights to a 7-0 victory over Annapolis on Friday. North County had been averaging 26.3 points per game. Next game: Friday at Meade.

11 Severn (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 11. John Vereen rushed for 239 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Admirals to a 32-12 win over Boys' Latin on Friday. Severn outscored the Lakers, 20-0, in the second half. Next game: Friday vs. Archbishop Curley.

12 C. Milton Wright (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Duane Fischer ran for a touchdown, passed for another and intercepted two passes in the Mustangs' 33-6 victory over John Carroll on Friday. Next game: Friday at Joppatowne.

13 Aberdeen (7-1) -- Last week's ranking: 14. Dondre Gilliam ran for two touchdowns as the Eagles defeated Parkville, 28-6, on Saturday. Aberdeen scored a touchdown in each quarter. Next game: Friday vs. North Harford.

14 Severna Park (6-2) -- Last week's ranking: 15. Mark Frye ran for a career-high 192 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass in the Falcons' 42-25 victory over Glen Burnie on Friday. Next game: Friday at Old Mill.

15 Oakland Mills (6-2) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Scorpions are coming off their fifth straight victory and their fourth shutout, 47-0, over Mount Hebron, on Saturday. In their six wins, the they have outscored their opponents, 202-20 (an average of 33.6 to 3.3). Next game: Saturday vs. No. 5 Howard.

Other teams receiving consideration: Franklin (8-0), Arundel (6-2), Edmondson (6-2), Joppatowne (6-2), Havre de Grace (6-2), Centennial (6-2), Randallstown (6-2), St. Paul's (6-2), Broadneck (5-2), Overlea (5-2).

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

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