Each week and for the duration of the season, The Washington Informer will feature our choices for the top five high school football programs in the greater Washington area, specifically the DCSAA (District of Columbia State Athletic Association) and WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), for their efforts based upon win/loss record, strength of schedule and winning streak:
- DeMatha (4-1) (WCAC)
Bye week. Next game is Oct. 6 against Gonzaga College High School.
- Gonzaga (5-1) (WCAC)
Gonzaga firmly dismantled Bishop McNamara 38-0 over the weekend, leaving no doubt that they’re a threat to DeMatha in the WCAC. Gonzaga faces No.1 ranked DeMatha in our game of the week Oct. 6.
- H.D. Woodson (3-2) (DCSAA)
H.D. Woodson has won back-to-back games as they continued DCIAA play by knocking off Ballou 27-13. Kahlil Wright and University of Southern California commit Mychael Salahuddin led the charge for the Warriors, as Salahuddin rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, while Wright completed 11 of 18 passes for 157 yards and a score. This week Woodson faces a tough Wilson Tigers squad, which is riding a three-game winning streak after knocking off Dunbar 21-0 over the weekend.
- Good Counsel (4-1) (WCAC)
Good Counsel has often been forgotten this season with teams like DeMatha, Gonzaga, and Friendship Collegiate running around, but don’t be confused — the Falcons are back. Good Counsel obliterated Northwest, a premier Maryland 4A program, 58-21, as junior running back Latrele Palmer led the way with 117 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Good Counsel next takes on a St. John’s team that is looking to save their season.
- Wilson (3-2) (DCSAA)
Wilson blanked Dunbar 21-0 over the weekend, cracking The Informer Top 5 for the first time in the process. They’ll face H.D. Woodson on Friday night — grab your popcorn, folks.
St. Johns (2-2), Friendship Collegiate (3-2), Archbishop Carroll (2-3), Roosevelt (3-2)
The Washington Informer Top 5 is strictly based upon the opinions of The Washington Informer sports division and will run throughout the duration of the DCSAA and WCAC football seasons, concluding in late November.