Upper Marlboro, Md.-based Wise High School narrowly beat Baltimore-based Calvert Hall 15-13 on Sept. 08. Wise jumped out to an early lead when senior running back John Oliver took the opening kickoff for 86-yards, which led to the Pumas first touchdown.

Oliver led the Pumas in rushing with 83 yards on 19 carries while averaging over 4 yards per carry.

Wise senior running back John Oliver in action against Calvert Hall on Sept. 08. (Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.)

Wise junior quarterback Quinton Williams went 11-of-17 for 126 yards and a touchdown. The undefeated Pumas will face Bladensburg High School on Sept. 16.

Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt, Md., took down Laurel, Md.-based St. Vincent Pallotti 30-15 on Sept. 08 to earn its second win of the season. Eleanor Roosevelt senior quarterback Jaden Faulkner only completed 2-of-6 passes for 26 yards and an interception, but he rushed 14 times for 161 yards and three touchdowns.

Pallotti and sophomore running back Blake Corum led the Panthers in rushing with 75 yards on 11 attempts and a touchdown. Eleanor Roosevelt will get ready to take on Springdale, Md.-based Charles H. Flowers on Sept. 16. Even though Pallotti is still searching for its first victory of the season, the Panthers will have another shot to get into the win column as they take on D.C.-based Archbishop Carroll on Sept. 16.

Beltsville, Md.-based High Point edged past Temple Hills, Md.-based Crossland 20-16 on Sept. 08. High Point senior running back Vernon Patten rushed past the Cavaliers defense for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.

Another top performer was senior receiver Ronald Merritt. The five-foot-nine playmaker hauled in

three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles are off to a hot start (2-0) as they gear up to take on Central on Sept. 16. Crossland, on the other hand, is winless, and they will face Laurel on Sept. 16.

Brandywine, Md.-based Gwynn Park shut out Lanham, Md.-based DuVal 42-0 on Sept. 08. The Yellowjackets rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns collectively against the Tigers. Gwynn Park senior running back Terrell Lindsey led his team in rushing with nine carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. The Yellowjackets remain undefeated as they get ready to battle Bladensburg on Sept. 23 while the Tigers take on Urbana on Sept. 15.

DeMatha shut out Franklin 36-0 on Sept. 08. DeMatha senior quarterback Tyler Lenhart went 7-of-12 for 141 yards, and two touchdowns. Stags junior running back Myles Miree led his team in rushing with 60 yards while freshman running back Sieh Bangura made two touchdowns.

DeMatha has now won two straight games after falling to Forestville, Md.-based Bishop McNamara in the season opener, and the Stags will face McDonough on Sept. 15.