North County Won't Stop No. 2 Old Mill


October 03, 1991

It was another 70 percent week for the Prophet as the rage of sage hit on seven of his 10 high school football picks for the second week in a row.

The Prophet hit on one of his two "upsets of the week," and his 7-3 record lifted his overall performance to 29-13, a percentage of .690.

Meade didn't come through for the Prophet, but neighbor Arundel did in an "upset of the week." The Prophet tagged Meade to upset unbeaten Old Mill, 20-17, but instead the Patriots won, 22-7.

Arundel did upset Glen Burnie, dealing the Gophers their first loss of the year by 21-20. The Prophet picked Arundel by 17-16.

Severn and South River were the other two schools that burned the Prophet. Severn won at Southwestern in Baltimore, 27-14, despite the Prophet's saying it would be the Sabers, 26-24.

South River manhandled Bladensburg of Prince George's County, 26-0, after the Prophet ridiculed the Seahawks' offense, which had scored only 19 points in its first three games.The Prophet took Bladensburg, 7-0.

As for the Prophet bulls-eyes,here they are with his pick in parentheses:

Annapolis 12, Broadneck 0 (Annapolis 21-10); Severna Park 27, Chesapeake 12 (Severna Park 28-17); North County 20, Queen Anne's 6 (North County 28-7); Northeast 28, Dulaney 0 (Northeast 20-7); Southern 35, Riverdale Baptist 12 (Southern 27-20) and St. Mary's 35, Spalding 14 (St. Mary's 42-6).

The Prophet has 11 games to fool with this week, so let's go.

North County (3-1) at Old Mill (4-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Old Mill clearly has established itself as the county's top team for now after reeling off four straight wins and drawing The Sun's No. 2 ranking in themetro area.

Meanwhile, Chuck Markiewicz and his Knights of North County are 3-1 but have only played one "prime-time" game, a 33-7 loss at Annapolis.

After that game, Markiewicz said, "I guess we're not ready for prime time yet."

He was referring to the Prophet's questioning whether the Knights were ready or not going into the Annapolis game. They proved they weren't quite, but did bounce back to defeat 0-4 Queen Anne's, 20-6, last week.

With junior quarterback Chris Howard now directing the offense, the Knights' run and shoot will give the Pats some trouble in the early going, but in the second half the home team will wear them down. Old Mill's superior depth and bevyof running backs behind an outstanding offensive line will prevail. Old Mill 21, North County 13.


Arundel (1-3) at Annapolis (3-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Can the Wildcats make it two straight road game upsets?


Arundel gave Annapolis quite a battle a year ago before bowing to the Panthers, 7-3, and is coming off the upset ofGlen Burnie.

The problem is, Arundel just doesn't match up in overall speed and manpower with the Panthers. In addition, Arundel has had its share of problems scoring, and this is a young but outstandingdefense at Annapolis.

The young Panthers will continue on their mission. Annapolis 17, Arundel 14.


Glen Burnie (3-1) at Severna Park (2-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday.

After being upset by the Wildcats,the Gophers have to go into that pit at Severna Park called Roberts Field, and it's no easy place to play.

The host Falcons outscored the Gophers in a wild 31-26 contest last year, but the Prophet doesn't see that happening again and expects the score to be lower.

GlenBurnie might be getting the Falcons at a bad time. Severna Park, thedefending county 4A champion, has been on a yo-yo, but is about to break out as it usually does around this time of the year.

The Falcons took care of Chesapeake by 15 points last week and showed they can throw the ball, as quarterback Tim Bowerman fired three touchdown passes. Everybody knows they can run and blending in the pass means a long night for Glen Burnie. Severna Park 26, Glen Burnie 10.


Chesapeake (1-3) at Meade (2-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Guess the Prophet will be hearing from those Cougar fans who like to call him when he refers to the status of Chesapeake.

Nonetheless, Chesapeake willremain in the, shhhh, cellar (don't say it too loud) because it's get-even time for the rejuvenated Mustangs.

The guys from Meade remember last year's 19-18 loss to the Cougars in OT as both schools finished 1-9 for the year. Meade is playing with the big boys again and should bury Chesapeake tomorrow night. Meade 28, Chesapeake 6.


South River (3-1) vs. Randallstown (3-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Catonsville Community College

After seeing its offense wake up by exploding for 26 points in its victory over Bladensburg, South River has togo up against one of Baltimore County's finest teams in the Rams.

Randallstown is ranked No. 6 by The Sun after losing its first game last week to Perry Hall (2-2). Among the Ram victories was the season-opener they stole at Annapolis by 18-17 in the final five seconds.

Annapolis handed that game to Randallstown, but still the Rams hungin there against a team that has emerged as one of the county's verybest.

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