Key football games

November 15, 1991|By Sam Davis

Today

No. 4 Loyola (7-1-1) at No. 1 City (8-0)

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Outlook: First place in the MSA A Conference is on the line. Loyola and City are tied for first in the conference with 7-0 league records and 2 games left. Loyola is led by speedy RB Brad Hoag, who has 1,117 yards and 7 TDs. City RB Hari Lymon has 733 yards and 16 TDs, and QB Terrence Suber has thrown for 919 yards and 12 TDs. City ranks fourth in scoring (32.0) and second in points allowed (5.4). Loyola ranks 10th in points allowed (8.0).

STATE QUARTERFINALS

5Class 4A

Largo (8-2) at No. 10 Old Mill (8-2)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: An Old Mill defense led by DL Austin Johnson and Billy Reese must contain Eric Cariaga, one of Prince George's County's top backs, who has 1,490 yards. Old Mill PK Steve Oliver could be the key. He has 8 FGs, including 2 game-winners. Old Mill first made the playoffs last year. Largo also is making its second appearance, but its first since 1976.

Class 3A

No. 7 Aberdeen (9-1)

vs. McDonough-Charles (10-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: White Plains Park

Outlook: The matchup of RBs Demont Blackmon (Aberdeen) and Sherron Gudger (McDonough), both of whom have scored 22 TDs, could be the most explosive of the first round. Blackmon has 1,624 yards rushing and receiving to Gudger's combined 2,032. Defending champion McDonough, which also won in 1983 and 1985, has outscored the opposition by an average of 35.7 to 7.2, but Aberdeen ranks 11th in the area on both offense (25.1) and defense (8.3). This is Aberdeen's second trip to the playoffs in 3 years, and the third overall.

Class 3A

Douglass-PG (9-1) at No. 3 C.M. Wright (10-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: C. Milton Wright is trying to make it to the state title game for the second straight season. Last year, the Mustangs lost to McDonough, 33-20, in the 3A title game. Mustangs RB Chris Gill has 1,110 yards and 10 TDs to lead the area's top-scoring team (37.9). QB Jeff Hawk has thrown for 1,158 yards and 13 TDs, and Mike Weichert has 31 catches, 2 FGs and 36 PATs. The Mustangs allow an average of just 7.6 points. Douglass lost in the semifinals to Wilde Lake last season. RB Greg Lawrence has run for 1,025 yards and 12 TDs, and RB Jermaine Davis has scored 8 TDs to lead a team that averages 22.9 points and allows just 5.9.

Class 2A

No. 12 Edgewood (8-2) vs. No. 5 Overlea (10-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Dundalk Community College

Outlook: Overlea is in the state playoffs for the sixth straight season. Edgewood is making its third appearance in the past 4 seasons. Overlea ranks second in the area in scoring, led by RB Tyrese Barmer, who led the area in rushing during the regular season with 1,501 yards and 17 TDs. Edgewood's Lawrence Worthington has 803 yards and 11 TDs.

Class 2A

Oakland Mills (7-3) vs. Allegany (8-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Fort Hill

Outlook: After a 1-3 start, Oakland Mills won 6 straight to make the playoffs for the second straight season and sixth time overall. Oakland Mills has FB/LB Monte Spencer, who has run for 608 yards and 8 TDs and sparks a defense that allows 11.3 points per game. Allegany is making its 10th trip to the playoffs and has won 5 titles. The Campers are led by RBs Steve Milburn (1,011 yards, 12 TDs) and Jeremy Hedrick (700 yards, 11 TDs).

Class 2A

Chesapeake-BC (8-2) at Wicomico (10-0)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Chesapeake, which is making its second straight playoff appearance, ranks seventh in the area in scoring (28.1), led by RBs Lamar King (791 yards, 9 TDs) and Keith Brown (781, 7). Wicomico is making its first trip to the state playoffs. A trio of RBs lead the Indians -- C.J. McKenzie (705 yards), Sean Johnson (620) and Kenny Warrington (614) -- who average 33.0 points.

Class 1A

Joppatowne (7-3) at Cambridge-SD (8-2)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Joppatowne, which lost its last 2 regular-season games to C.M. Wright and Edgewood, is making its third straight playoff appearance and sixth overall, but the Mariners haven't been to the title game since 1976. Defense has been the strength this season for the Mariners, who rank fifth in the area in points allowed (7.3). This is Cambridge's 11th trip to the state playoffs, but the Vikings have won just 1 title (79) and haven't been in the playoffs since 1987. RB Antwain Chester has 1,200 yards and 21 TDs to lead Cambridge.

Tomorrow

No. 15 Poly (5-3) at No. 6 Calvert Hall (8-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Calvert Hall (6-1 league) is trying to maintain its title hopes in the MSA A Conference. Gilman knocked Poly (4-3 league) out of the running for the conference title with a 3-0 victory last week, but the Engineers still are in a position to do some damage with today's game and their annual Thanksgiving game with No. 1 City. Calvert Hall RB Will Harcum has 797 yards and 8 TDs, and Poly RB William Boyd has nearly 700 yards and 6 TDs. Poly ranks sixth in points allowed (7.4).

STATE QUARTERFINALS

Class 4A

No. 16 North County (8-2) at Oxon Hill (8-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

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