Gilman drops from national football rankings
Gilman's time in the USA Today Super 25 football rankings lasted one week as the Greyhounds dropped out of the national poll this week after falling to Don Bosco, from New Jersey, N.J., 33-6, Friday night.
The Greyhounds jumped to No. 14 in the Super 25 after beating Good Counsel, 28-7, Sept. 4 at the I-95 Kickoff Classic, but to hold onto a national ranking, teams usually have to keep winning. Although it wasn't previously ranked, Don Bosco, the 2009 Super 25 No. 1 team, jumped into the poll at No. 17 after the win over Gilman.
In the USA Today regional poll, the Greyhounds are No. 10 with St. Peter's Prep from Jersey City, N.J., in the top spot. Don Bosco moved into second and DeMatha was fifth.
The Greyhounds, The Sun's No. 1 team, will face DeMatha Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. DeMatha, which beat Loyola 45-31 at the Kickoff Classic, is ranked No. 1 by The Washington Post and in the MDVarsity.com statewide poll. Gilman is No. 2 in the MDVarsity.com poll, falling from No. 1 last week.