This Week's Key Football Games

October 01, 1993|By Lem Satterfield

Today

No. 1 City (4-0) at Forest Park (2-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: In City's 24th straight victory -- 48-14 over Walbrook last week -- second-team All-Metro WR Dwight Banks caught six passes for 219 yards and 5 TDs. Forest Park has suffered consecutive losses to state runner-up Cambridge, 12-0, and No. 3 Gilman, 21-0. But the Foresters are a threat with RB Robert Arthur (329 yards, 3 TDs), QB Newman Thompson (295 passing yards, 2 TDs) and WR James Heath (six catches, 128 yards). Arthur has 6 receptions for 84 yards. Along with Banks (15 receptions, 376 yards, 8 TDs) and Corey Simpson (6 catches, 61 yards, 2 TDs), RB Ricky Dangerfield (494 yards, 8 TDs) is a potent weapon. Dangerfield ranks fourth in area rushing and second in scoring (70 points), and QB Terron Matthews (477 passing yards, 10 TDs) is steady.

Walbrook (2-2) at Lake Clifton (4-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: Despite the records, it's a toss-up. Walbrook has shown an ability to hang tough -- as in losing, 15-14, to No. 10 Patterson -- or get blown out, as in last week's 48-14 loss to City. Lake Clifton is coming off of last week's 28-0 win over Edmondson, but is untested. The Lakers' top threat is Dennis Harding (15 receptions, 315 yards, 3 TDs), with QB Kevin Estep (390 passing yards) and RB Ricky Matthews (216 yards, 2 TDs). Warriors RBs Eric Colclough (239 yards, 3 TDs) and David Merritte (186, 2) have carried the load with QB Maurice Selby (250 passing yards, 4 TDs) and WR Richard Harris (286 yards, 1 TD).

No. 15 St. Paul's (3-1) at Northeast (2-2)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: St. Paul's has outscored its opponents, 118-7, with three shutouts, its only loss being 7-6 to No. 5 McDonogh and ending a 17-game winning streak. Coach Mitch Tullai goes for career victory No. 206 against the Anne Arundel County team. Crusaders RB John Solter (672 yards, 8 TDs) tops area rushers and is 235 shy of the school's rushing record (906). Solter, who also has a 28-yard TD reception, rushed for 235 yards against Hereford in the opener. Fellow RB Chris Berrier (183 yards, 3 TDs) is a solid blocking back, and WR Brian Reese (4 catches, 83 yards) and QB Tucker Radebaugh (161 passing yards) also are threats. The Eagles downed Dulaney, 30-6, and have the county's top scorer in RB Todd O'Brien (403 yards, 9 TDs). RBs Ron Katzenberger (245, 2) and Lawrence Morris (219, 3) also are threats. Katzenberger has 5 receptions for 83 yards.

Tomorrow

Gibbons (2-0) at No. 8 Calvert Hall (3-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Since dropping from last year's Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference into the B Conference, Gibbons' Crusaders have outscored their first opponents, 62-10, despite their largest player weighing only 215 pounds. But Calvert Hall, of the A Conference, has RB Kevin Tyler (500 yards, 3 TDs), who ranks third among area rushers. RBs Mike Callahan (246 yards) and Chis Nohe (137, 1 TD) are Tyler's backups. Nohe has four receptions for 54 yards, but Gibbons has the more potent air attack behind QB Rocky Keener (192 passing yards, 4 TDs). RB Chris Burley (230 yards, 2 TDs) is the Crusaders' top rusher. Keener, WR Corey Butts (5 catches, 98 yards, 2 TDs) and RB Kevin Dukes (118, 1 TD) all run the 40-yard -- in under 4.5 seconds.

Catonsville (3-1) at No. 4 Overlea (4-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Each team is coming off a rout: Catonsville's Comets beat Sparrows Point, 44-0, and Overlea crushed Owings Mills, 47-6. Overlea has outscored its opponents, 151-20, behind All-County C-DL Mike Knoedler (6 feet 2, 260) and a line averaging 250 pounds. RB Kenyon Crawford (447 yards, 8 TDs) ranks No. 7 among area rushers, and QB Bernard Fitchette (185, 3) is a threat. RB Dan Brown (238, 2) could be out for three weeks with a broken hand. The Comets are a threat on the ground with QB Don Senkus, who has rushed for 122 yards and 4 TDs and passed for 364 yards and 3 TDs. His receivers are Jeff Digby (12 receptions, 244 yards, 1 TD), Jason Brooks (7, 78, 1) and Mark Stone (7, 65, 1).

Severn (2-2) at No. 5 McDonogh (3-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The run-and-shoot McDonogh Eagles take on their third straight former MSA C Conference opponent after struggling to beat No. 15 St. Paul's and St. Mary's. Severn's former coach, Allan Pastrana, resigned three games into the Admirals' season. Jim Doyle (16-5 at Severn) returned to coach last week's 42-0 rout of Spalding. McDonogh's attack centers around QB Bobby Sabelhaus (469 passing yards, 5 TDs), WR Dennis Badham (7 catches, 187 yards, 3 TDs) -- each a second-team All-Metro pick -- and RB/WR Dwayne Stukes, who has rushed for 190 yards and 3 TDs and caught 7 passes for 150 yards and 1 TD. Severn RB John Vereen (442 yards, 5 TDs) is recovering from an ankle injury, which last week limited him to three downs. QB Willie Wu has just 37 passing yards, but is primed to unload, and All-County NG Scott Singleton will be after Sabelhaus.

DeMatha (2-1) at Loyola (1-2)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: A program that has placed 13 graduates in the NFL, DeMatha's Stags come to Baltimore ranked No. 2 in the Washington area and looking for coach Bill McGregor's 101st career victory. Loyola is coming off its first win, 18-13 against Mount St. Joseph, after losing to Washington's No. 3-ranked Gonzaga and No. 10 St. John's. DeMatha WR Brian McCarthy, a Washington All-Metro, last year averaged 17.5 yards on 48 receptions for 10 TDs. After a rib injury, RB Reggie Boyce returned last week to score the game-winning TD. He hopes to revive the Dons' offense with RB Scott Brown (158 yards, 2 TDs).

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