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Spotswood quarterback Ryan High drops back for a pass to Cole Myers earlier this season in Penn Laird.

The Power Rankings after Week 2.

Power Rankings Week 3

Rank Team Last Week Movement What's Up This Week
1. Spotswood (2-0) Won 75-13 vs. William Monroe - Junior quarterback Ryan High returned and completed 9-of-13 passes for 356 yards and six touchdowns — including four to senior Rob Smith — and the Trailblazers put on a clinic offensively in a 75-13 rout of William Monroe. at Western Albemarle
2. Riverheads (2-0) Won 38-21 vs. Glenvar +1 The Gladiators saw their defense come up big down the stretch and the offense scored 17 unanswered points to end the game in a big 38-21 non-district win over Glenvar. at East Rockingham
3. Clarke County (1-0) Bye +1 After a 42-0 win over Buffalo Gap in Week 1, the Eagles enjoyed a bye before hitting the road this week to face a William Monroe team that has been outscored 99-15 to start the season. at William Monroe
4. Strasburg (1-0) Won 35-20 at George Mason +1 Strasburg's offense continues to roll as quarterback Chase Hart finds more weapons around him and the Rams have established themselves as a legitimate Bull Run District contender this season. Bye
5. Rockbridge County (1-1) Lost 28-26 to William Fleming -3 The Wildcats led for much of the game before eventually falling 28-26 to William Fleming, but they should still be considered Spotswood's toughest competition for the Valley District crown. at Alleghany
6. Luray (2-0) Won 45-21 vs. Wilson Memorial - The Bulldogs earned their second impressive win in as many weeks as Dalton Griffith completed four passes for 212 yards and a pair of scores in a 45-21 blowout of Wilson Memorial. Bye
7. Turner Ashby (2-0) Won 48-26 vs. Western Albemarle +3 While the Turner Ashby defense was the story of its season-opening win over William Monroe, it was the Knights offense that impressed in a 48-26 victory over perennial playoff team Western Albemarle. at Monticello
8. East Rockingham (0-1) Bye -1 Coming off the Week 1 loss to Spotswood, the Eagles took some time to get some key players healthy last week before another big non-district test on Friday against defending VHSL Class 1 state champion Riverheads in Elkton. vs. Riverheads
9. Stuarts Draft (2-0) Won 42-0 at Waynesboro - The Cougars earned their second impressive wins in as many weeks and are making a point early that they're a serious contender in the Shenandoah District this season. vs. Covington
10. Page County (1-0) Won 46-14 at Nelson County +2 Quite the start for Page County, which hung 46 points on an overmatched Nelson County team, but the Panthers face a tougher task this week with Wilson Memorial coming to Shenandoah for a non-district matchup. vs. Wilson Memorial
11. Fort Defiance (0-1) Lost 21-20 at Liberty-Bedford +5 The Indians make a big jump this week despite falling 21-20 to Liberty-Bedford as they showed an offense capable of scoring points to complement a defense that may be among the area's best this season. at Waynesboro
12. Wilson Memorial (1-1) Lost 45-21 at Luray -4 There's no doubt Wilson Memorial has some talent on the offensive side of the ball this season, but the Green Hornets showed in a 45-21 loss to Luray that they still have issues defensively to figure out. at Page County
13. Central (1-1) Won 55-21 vs. Stonewall +1 Eight different players scored as Central put up 365 yards of total offense and rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 55-21 rout of Stonewall Jackson. vs. Broadway
14. Staunton (1-0) Won 20-7 at Covington -1 In its first game under new coach Jake Phillips, the Storm didn't look particularly sharp and had to score two touchdowns in the final 9:21 to defeat a Covington team that has struggled in recent seasons. vs. Lynchburg Christian Academy
15. Harrisonburg (0-2) Lost 31-13 to Handley -4 Kwentin Smiley scored a long rushing touchdown for the second-straight week for the Blue Streaks, but they turned it over seven times and fell to 0-2 with a non-district trip to Charlottesville up next on the schedule. at Charlottesville
16. Buffalo Gap (1-1) Won 48-0 vs. Parry McCluer +1 A week after giving up 42 points in a loss to Buffalo Gap, the Bison defense responded by posting a shutout of Parry McCluer and giving Brad Wygant his first career coaching victory. at Bath County
17. Broadway (0-2) Lost 32-7 at Skyline -2 The Gobblers struggled defensively, particularly in the secondary, and weren't able to get things going offensively as they fell to 0-2 in their first season under new coach Danny Grogg. at Central
18. Waynesboro (0-2) Lost 42-0 to Stuarts Draft +1 It's going to be a long season for the Little Giants, who have now been outscored 83-0 to start the year and aren't showing any sign of improvement. vs. Fort Defiance
19. Madison County (0-1) Lost 20-8 to James River -1 Ugly loss for the Mountaineers to open the year with Khalid West scoring the lone touchdown as Madison fell to a struggling James River team. vs. George Mason
20. Stonewall Jackson (0-1) Lost 55-21 at Central - The Generals mustered up just 121 yards of total offense and suffered their 39th-straight loss in a 55-21 rout at the hands of rival Central. vs. William Campbell
21. Rappahannock County (0-1) Bye - The Panthers had a week off after a 42-13 loss to West Point and if they don't get a win these next two weeks against Craig County or Nelson County, it may be a winless season. vs. Craig County

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