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June 13, 2017 — Top 10 for the week of June 11

Only a handful of games remain in the U.S. domestic season, with state semifinal and final games in states such as Maine, Massachusetts, and Minnesota remaining to be played. As such, we’ve pretty much settled on a Top 10 for the season, but results in the next few days could affect the outcome of this list.

Our honorary No. 11 Team of the Week is Exeter Phillips Academy (N.H.). The Big Red finished off an outstanding season with an 11-4 win over Andover Phillips Academy (Mass.) to finish off their regular season. The result, however, does not begin to delve into the depth and richness of the rivalry between these two schools. The schools were both founded around the time of the American Revolution: Exeter in 1781 and Andover in 1778, and both adopted coeducation in the early 1970s. The schools’ football teams have the longest scholastic rivalry in the United States, stretching back to 1878.

1. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 22-0

Season complete: Beat Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 12-9 in IAAM Class “A” championship game; win streak now at 177 games

2. Glenelg (Md.) 20-0

Season complete: Gladiators beat Bel Air C. Milton Wright (Md.) in MPSSAA Class 3A/2A final

3. Mount Sinai (N.Y.) 18-2

Season complete: beat Honeoye Falls-Lima (N.Y.) 15-4 to win Mustangs’ third straight state championship

4. San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.) 23-0

Season complete: Beat a very good Poway (Calif.) side in the CIF San Diego Open Division championship

5. Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) 17-2

Season complete: Blazers had momentum in the first half and the lead until McDonogh went on a 7-0 run to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 10-4 lead

6. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 22-1

Season complete: Beat Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 7-6 to win its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title

7. Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.) 21-5

Season complete: Beat Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 14-7 in PAISAA final

8. Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.) 19-5

Season complete: Cardinals got the ball in overtime and overcame a late comeback in the VISL title match against Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.)

9. Radnor Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) 23-1

Season complete: After so many years of trying, this talented senior-laden side beat Springfield (Pa.) in the PIAA Class AAA final

10. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 21-5

Season complete: Royals, the state Group I champions, almost won second T of C in three years, but fell short to Bridgewater-Raritan, a school with a 9-12 enrollment more than 10 times Oak Knoll’s size

11. Exeter Phillips Academy (N.H.) 16-1-1

Season complete: Exeter defeated a determined Andover Phillips Academy (Mass.) to finish off its season

Who’s out: Newfield Middle Country (N.Y.) 10-9 loss to Pittsford (N.Y.)

And bear in mind: Darien (Conn.) 20-3, Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) 16-2, Orlando Bishop Moore (Fla.) 20-4, Milton (Ga.) 19-4, Marriottsville Marriotts Ridge (Md.) 12-4, Moorestown (N.J.) 21-2, Garden City (N.Y.) 20-1, Pittsford (N.Y.) 20-1, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) 18-2, Upper Arlington (Ohio) 16-2, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.) 27-2