Top-ranked Dunbar High, which has seemed nearly invincible this season while compiling a 16-1 record, faces its toughest test today when it travels to No. 2 Southern (10-3) at 3:30 p.m.
The last time these teams met, Southern beat Dunbar in the Metro Classic in March to win the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference championship. Southern also has beaten Dunbar the previous two times the teams met at Southern, in 1988 and 1989.
"We haven't won down there in a long time," Dunbar coach Pete Pompey said. "The kids know what's on the line."
This is the teams' first meeting this season, but they could meet twice more -- in the Baltimore City Public Schools Tournament next month and in the Metro Classic on March 3.