Heading into another weekend of big games, Gilman (Md.) and Stony Point (Texas) both faced questions about early-season scheduling for very different reasons. While concerns persisted that Gilman's three tough games would leave them too depleted to compete against DeMatha (Maryland's top-ranked team), some worried that Stony Point's early season slate, which featured two Mexican opponents, left them vulnerable against a battle-tested DeSoto team on the road.
By Saturday, Gilman and Stony Point had emphatically answered their critics and set the stage for more minor jumbling of the RivalsHigh 100 in the process.
Gilman quarterback Darius Jennings was almost unstoppable, leading the Greyhounds to a suprisingly one-sided upset with 270 yards and two touchdowns.
So much for the threat of having of Glenville having to travel to the south of the state. A plucky Anderson team kept up with Glenville for a half, then the Tarblooders rolled off 21 straight third-quarter points en route to a true rout in Cincinnati.
DeSoto actually might have kept this contest a lot closer if it hadn't struggled so mightily with interceptions. Eagles quarterback Ryan Polite threw three interceptions ... and all three led to points for Stony Point.
De La Salle was locked in a tight, 14-14 tie before adjusting its game plan and attacking St. Mary's through the air, leading to a one-sided scoreline and a second drama-free win for the Califonia powerhouse.