The Potomac School Panthers (5-4) were the fifth-ranked high-school football team in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s final Division I regular-season poll.
The top four-ranked teams earned state tournament berths.
Potomac School finished second with a 3-1 record in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference, and needed one more win to have a chance of earning a state-tournament berth.
The second-place league finish was the fifth in a row for the Panthers. St. James won the crown with a 4-0 mark, defeating Potomac School when the the teams met in Maryland.