Explaining the Poll: North Caroline remains the lone undefeated team. Ranking teams 4-8 is extremely difficult. There is no doubt though Queen Anne’s is back on the rise. Kent Island continues to flounder although to be fair they lost but just a TD on the road as they were down to their 4th string QB. Yes, I have Queen Anne’s one spot above Cambridge despite their loss to the Vikings Week 1 which was a one-point loss. The reasons being the Lions convincing win over Wicomico who handily defeated Cambridge) and their near win at JM Bennett two weeks ago. The Lions handled Kent County 35-6 where the Vikings edged out a 15-6 win. It was a tough call keeping Wicomico above Queen Anne’s, but they do have one more win and the game was on the road and tied at halftime. I still believe the Indians to be good.
1...North Caroline (8-0)-The Bulldogs defeated JM Bennett at home 40-14. They led 20-7 at the half.
Next Game: Friday at Kent Island-7pm
2...JM Bennett (6-2)-The Clippers fell on the road to North Caroline 40-14. Bennett marched right down the field and scored on their first possession. However, turnovers, a blocked punt and FG and turnover on downs inside their own territory led to the loss.
Next Game: Friday at Stephen Decatur-6pm
3...Parkside (6-2)-The Rams shutout out Stephen Decatur at home 28-0. Three different players had a TD and there was a pick 6 in the contest.
Next Game: Friday at Queen Anne’s-7pm
4...Wicomico (5-3)-The Indians fell hard on the road to Queen Anne’s 35-15. QB Khalil Evans had a rushing TD but threw 3 interceptions including a pick 6. WiHi had just 188 yards of total offense on 50 plays with 36 of them coming within the last minute of the game.
Next Game: Friday vs. Cambridge-SD-6:30pm
5...Queen Anne’s (4-4)-The Lions defeated Wicomico at home 35-15. RB Hassan Biggus ran for 75 yards, caught a 24 yard pass and rushed for two TDs in the win.
Next Game: Friday vs. Parkside-7pm
T6...Cambridge-SD (5-3)-The Vikings defeated Kent County at home 15-6. A Khalik Beasley 33 yard TD and a Shamar Young 2pt conversion in the 4th quarter was the difference in the game.
Next Game: Friday at Snow Hill-6pm
T6...Easton (4-4)-The Warriors defeated Kent Island 14-7 defeating the Bucs for the first time since 2006. Taj Nixon had 3 interceptions, all I the second half in the win. A Thatcher Knox 12-yard TD run was the difference in the game.
Next Game: Friday at Wicomico-6:30pm
8…Kent Island (4-4)-The Bucs fell on the road to Easton 14-7. QB Matt Burnside with a 2yd sneak the only scoring in the game. Burnside went out in this game; the backup was already hurt, and the third stringer got hurt in the game.
Next Game: Friday vs. North Caroline-7pm
9...Colonel Richardson (4-4)-The Colonels blew at 16-point lead with 6.5 minutes left in the 4th quarter on the road to Northampton (VA) and fell 45-43 in OT.
Next Game: Saturday vs. Washington-12pm
10...Stephen Decatur (2-6)-The Seahawks fell on the road to Parkside 28-0.
Next Game: Friday vs. JM Bennett-6pm
11...Kent County (2-6)-The Trojans fell on the road to Cambridge-SD 15-6. Cory Robinson had 95 yards rushing and a kick return for a TD, he also had a 56-yard kick return in the game as well. The Trojans got down to the Cambridge 4-yard line twice and were unable to come away with points.
Next Game: Saturday at Concordia Prep (Towson)-1pm
12...Washington (1-7)-The Jags with 21 unanswered points in the second half defeated Snow Hill 21-14. Riley Horner’s TD with under a minute left was the difference in the game.
Next Game: Saturday at Colonel Richardson-12pm
13...Snow Hill (0-8)-The Eagles took a 14-0 lead into halftime only to give up 21 unanswered in the second half to lose 21-14.
Next Game: Friday vs. Cambridge-SD-6pm