7. St. Frances Academy
17-18 Record: 13-0
17-18 Super 25 Rank: 4
Why them: The Panthers won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association “A” title and return several starters.
Start with QB Jalon Jones (819 yards and eight TDs rushing, 1,025 yards and 11 TDs passing), who has committed to Florida.
The Panthers also return senior RB Joachim Bangda (1,245 yards, 35 TDs), and senior OL/DL Darrian Dalcourt. Senior LB Shane Lee, an Alabama commit, anchors the team’s defense.
The team’s top newcomer is senior WR Jordan Jakes, who helped lead Eagle’s Landing Christian (McDonough, Ga.) to a state title last season.