This season has been more challenging than most for St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, which hadn’t lost more than two regular season games the past three seasons. But with a daunting nonconference schedule, the Saints entered last week’s matchup with rival Episcopal having dropped four contests. Nevertheless, the Saints picked up a 3-2 victory in overtime, moving into first place in the Independent School League. Langley did nothing but dominate in the regular season, and the Saxons slide in at the No.
In this week’s notebook we cover DeMatha, Broadneck, Sherwood, West Potomac, Broad Run and National Collegiate. THE SNAP COUNT: DEMATHA HAS LOST TWO STRAIGHT REGULAR-SEASON GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COACH ELIJAH BROOKS’ SEVEN-YEAR TENURE. BUT THE STAGS SHOULDN’T BE COUNTED OUT IN THE WASHINGTON CATHOLIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE. JUST ASK THEIR RIVALS. That the Stags have started slow is noteworthy considering recent history.
Each week, The Washington Post asks a small group of local coaches to provide their own Top 20 rankings. See their picks and comments below. You can see the Post’s Top 20 rankings for this week here. 1. Wise (7-0) — The Pumas are putting up some points! Can’t ever take Roosevelt lightly, though; they always came to play! 2. Gonzaga (7-1) — Even tough the Eagles are on a roll, Good Counsel is always a tough game! 5. Stone Bridge (7-0) — It’s a battle whenever Loudoun schools play each other.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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