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:
1. Gonzaga (7-1) (WCAC)
Gonzaga is coming off a bye week and should be refreshed for their upcoming meeting with Good Counsel on Oct. 27 in Olney. As an aside, the game will be part of the Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign, which aims to raise funds to help St. Jude Children’s Hospital fight childhood cancer.
2. St. John’s (5-2) (WCAC)
St. John’s is officially on a roll after knocking off the suddenly struggling DeMatha over the weekend, 38-22. The Cadets square off against Archbishop Carroll on Saturday.
3. H.D. Woodson (6-2) (DCIAA)
Woodson comes into the home stretch of their season riding a five-game winning streak after shutting out Dunbar 39-0 over the weekend. Woodson will next match up with Anacostia in rare Thursday night football action on Oct. 26.
4. Good Counsel (6-2) (WCAC)
Good Counsel is making a late run in the WCAC, defeating Archbishop Carroll 42-7 to improve to 2-1 in conference play. Good Counsel has won consecutive games for the second time this season and look for their third in a row against Gonzaga.
5. Friendship Collegiate (5-3) (DCIAA)
After a shaky start to the season, Friendship Collegiate has flipped the proverbial switch, in hopes of staying in contention for the DCIAA championship. After dominating Fort Hill 24-6, the Knights have a few weeks off before their matchup with Silver Oak Academy on Nov. 11.
DeMatha (4-4), Roosevelt (6-2)
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.