Westminster (1-2) at North Carroll (0-3)
Outlook: Everything clicked for Westminster last week in a 26-15 victory over Meade, and now the Owls will be out to knock off county-rival North Carroll before next week's big game against Thomas Johnson at Westminster. Westminster QB Steve Mays has thrown three touchdown passes and run for two touchdowns in three games and RB Chris DiGasperi is coming off a 150-yard, one-touchdown performance against Meade. North Carroll finally scored its first touchdown last week in a 20-7 loss to Centennial. The Panthers still are trying to master first-year coach Bill Rumbaugh's Delaware Wing-T offense.
South Carroll (2-1) at Liberty (0-3)
Outlook: Emotions will run high as usual between these two neighborhood rivals. But South Carroll appears to have a bit too much talent for Liberty. The Lions are small on defense and had trouble stopping three Howard County opponents, Glenelg, Atholton and Howard. First-year Liberty coach Ken Johnson has seen his Delaware Wing-T show brief flashes in the first three games. South Carroll looked to be in a good position to start 3-0 against three Howard County teams, but the Cavaliers were surprised by Glenelg, 14-6, last Saturday. A fumble and a roughing-the-kicker penalty set up both Glenelg touchdowns.
Catoctin (2-1) at Francis Scott Key (1-2)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Outlook: The season has turned sour for Key after its opening victory over North Carroll. The Eagles were blitzed by Walkersville, 47-6, and Smithsburg, 38-0, giving coach Mike Coons a lot of reason for concern. After winning two of three to end last season and beating North Carroll in the opener, Coons thought he finally had instilled a winning attitude. Now Catoctin comes to town, and just two weeks ago the Cougars beat the same Smithsburg team that thrashed Key.