This week's key football games

September 18, 1992

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No. 1 City (0-0) at Mount St. Joseph (1-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: The MSA A Conference season-opener for City could turn into a battle of the area's best two quarterbacks -- All-Metro Terrence Suber of City, and All-Metro P/QB Buddy Edmond, a transfer from Patterson. It also features MSJ linemen David Sunderland (6-4, 240), Jim Wright (6-1, 280) and Johnny McAdam (6-0, 200), going against City's Marshall Holmes (6-2, 225), guard Xzavier Logan (6-0, 245), tackles Gregory Gillis (6-2, 230), Jason Burke (6-3, 240) and Shawn Scott (6-2, 260). Suber (6-0, 175) runs a 4.4 40-yard --, rushed 57 times for 402 yards last year and passed for 1,027 yards, completing 51 of 83 for 12 TDs. Edmond (6-2, 226) passed for 2,827 yards and 29 TDs in two seasons and averaged 39.9 yards punting. In last week's 34-20 win over Pallotti, Edmond was 5-for-10 passing for 62 yards and a touchdown, and ran 32 yards for two more scores. City's backfield features Division I prospect Dwight Banks (4.5 40-yard --) and Antonio Travers (6-1, 230).

No. 13 Annapolis (1-1) at No. 6 North County (2-0)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Annapolis won this matchup, 33-7, a year ago, but from there the Panthers missed the playoffs with a 6-4 record, while North County (8-3 last year) reached the postseason after tying Severna Park and Old Mill for the league title. In whipping RTC Arundel, 39-6, last week, Knights QB Eric Howard (28-for-38) passed for 341 yards to his favorite receivers, Damon Martin (10 catches, 168 yards, two TDs) and Mike Quarles (nine catches, 135 yards, three TDs). But defense and a balanced offense was the key for Annapolis, which shut out county rival Meade, 28-0. The Panthers held county rushing champ Kenny Walker (1,267 yards last year) to just 66. Panthers QB Juan Johnson found Matt Criscimagna on TD passes of 27 and 4 yards, and RBs Shawn Taylor (89 yards rushing) and Ken Boyd (63) each scored once.

No. 14 Parkville (2-0) at No. 11 Randallstown (2-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: To prepare for this Class 3A meeting, Parkville moved into the rankings with last week's 8-7 upset victory over then-No. 13 Perry Hall. The Knights got a Larry Duncan touchdown and Ray Bonincontri's two-point conversion, in addition to Anthony Elliot's defensive effort of 12 tackles (nine solos). Randallstown's leading rusher, Kevin Anderson, suffered a knee injury in last weekend's 14-0 win over Franklin and is out indefinitely. But the Rams still have RB Haryn Singleton and key defenders Willie Tonneson and Todd Angelo to fall back on.

No. 7 Gilman (1-0) at Forest Park (1-0)

Time: 4 p.m.

Outlook: These two MSA A Conference rivals are coming off of big victories, with Gilman trouncing Walbrook, 28-0, and the Forresters downing Carver, 33-0. The Forresters are led by QB Bilal Bahar, who passed for one touchdown, and rushed 17 times for 130 yards for two more, and RB B.J. Arthur (nine carries, 120 yards). Forest Park was led defensively by MLB Tonnka Bryant (15 tackles, seven solos). The Greyhounds' offense capitalized on a strong defensive effort, including three fumble recoveries, an interception and two blocked punts. RB Jamie Biddison rushed just 34 yards, but scored two TDs, Michael Allan converted all four extra-point kicks, and David Shapiro recovered a Peter Bogue blocked punt in the end zone.

Loch Raven (2-0) at No. 12 Chesapeake-BC (2-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: The visiting Raiders have posted come-from-behind victories in each of their wins over Fallston (12-7) and Catonsville (28-20), but are going against a team that has out-scored its first two opponents 47-12. Each team built last week's victories around two players. Chesapeake QB James Kelly rushed five times for 121 yards -- including an 82-yard TD -- and RB/DB Lamar King rushed 52 yards with 13 tackles and two TDs. For Loch Raven, RB Tyson Su carried 18 times for 102 yards and QB Mike Brammer (8-for-16) threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Kenwood (2-0) vs. No. 10 Overlea (1-1)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Fullerton Park

Outlook: Kenwood, coming off of last week's 33-12 victory over Pikesville, poses a problem for Overlea, which out-lasted Towson, 35-28, last week. Kenwood's speedy, All-Metro receiver Joe Gray caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns two weeks ago. The Falcons are led by second-team All-Metro QB Bernard Fitchette, who rushed for two TDs against Towson, and All-Metro RB Tyrese Barmer, who led area rushers with 1,501 yards and 17 TDs last year. Against Pikesville, Kenwood QB Shula Ferguson threw three TD passes, and RB Joe Cofield rushed 12 times for 139 yards.

No. 15 Aberdeen (1-1) at Edgewood (1-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: After this annual rivalry, one of these two Harford County rivals will emerge with a losing record. First-year Edgewood coach Steve Salter's Rams are going against Macon Tucker's Eagles, who are still smarting from losing, 14-0, to No. 9 C. Milton Wright.

South River (2-0) at Linganore (2-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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