Admirals seek gridiron revenge as they sail into Southern

SIDELINES

September 10, 1992|By Pat O'Malley

Here are the top high-school football games in the county this weekend. All games are tomorrow.

North County (1-0) at Arundel (0-1), 7:30 p.m.

Despite emerging victorious in his first game of the season 22-2 over Oakland Mills of Howard County, Knights' coach Chuck Markiewicz wasn't totally pleased with his team.

Bill Zucco, the home team Wildcats' coach, wasn't pleased at all. His head coaching debut was a 26-0 shellacking by Charles County power McDonough.

It could be more of the same this week for Arundel if the Wildcats don't contain the Knights' run-and-shoot, featuring quarterback Eric Howard and his main target, Damon Martin plus running back Frank Brown.

If the Wildcats are to win, they probably have to keep it a low-scoring game as they did last season before suffering a 9-8 loss.

Annapolis (0-1) at Meade (0-1), 7 p.m.

This is a match-up of two teams that started the season with playoff hopes, but dropped tough games that went down to the wire.

Visiting Annapolis lost an 18-16 decision to Randallstown of Baltimore County, while Meade lost to Springbrook of Montgomery County, 20-13 in double overtime.

Annapolis has the edge in numbers with over 40 players, while Meade dressed only 19 players for its first game.

So, give the depth edge to Annapolis but after having trouble stopping Randallstown running backs Kevin Anderson and Haryn Singleton last week, the Panthers have to be worried about the Mustangs' Kenny Walker.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior back is the county's most explosive runner and arguably the metro area's as well. Walker scored a pair of TDs against Springbrook, and for Annapolis to win it will have to control him or keep the ball away from him.

"Walker is not only the best back in the county but the best linebacker," said Annapolis assistant Tom Newman.

Glen Burnie (0-1) at Broadneck (0-1), 7 p.m.

Here are two more winless teams looking to get on track. The Gophers lost a 14-12 contest to DuVal of Prince George's County while the homestanding Bruins lost by 20-7 to South River.

Broadneck quarterback Alan Hartman completed 14 of 34 for 231 yards against South River but came up short on the scoreboard. The question is, should the Gophers look for the ball in the air or expect Broadneck to run it more?

After giving up 193 yards rushing to South River last week, Broadneck's defense now faces a Glen Burnie team that rushed for 222 yards against DuVal.

The fact that Glen Burnie took last year's game between the two by 20-16 could work in Broadneck's favor.

Severn (1-0) at Southern (1-0), 7:30 p.m.

On the way to an overall 7-3 mark and a share of the MSA C Conference championship, the Admirals dropped the second game of the season last fall by 27-23 to Southern.

Revenge obviously will be on the mind of Severn as it invades Harwood.

Severn opened with a 14-0 victory over John Carroll of Harford County, while "them Dawgs" whacked Calvert High of Calvert County, 16-6.

Senior quarterback Brad Fowler, All-County as a junior, leads a potent offense that could be very tough for Southern to stop. Expect another high-scoring affair between these two.

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