This Week's Football Games

September 30, 1994|By Rick Belz


Glenelg (0-3) at No. 14 Howard (2-1)

Time: 7:30

Outlook: The Lions are looking to rebound from a 20-14 loss to Frederick in which they again were hurt by penalties. All-America QB DaLawn Parrish had a good game, completing 13-of-29 passes for 178 yards and one interception. Parrish also rushed 16 times for 122 yards and one touchdown. And he made five unassisted tackles and 10 assisted tackles. Corey Curtis rushed 19 times for 94 yards and one touchdown. And Rachid Schafer caught seven passes for 103 yards. Although the young Glenelg team is winless, it has a good passing QB in Sean Lookingbill and a strong RB in Mike Deming. Turnovers and penalties have hurt Glenelg, which lost to Howard, 20-6, last season.


Atholton (3-0) at Hammond (2-1)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: This game could make or break the season for both teams, neither of whom was considered a title contender in preseason. While winning the last four meetings, Hammond has allowed Atholton a total of one touchdown. Last week the Golden Bears were impressive in beating Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 35-0. QB Tim Spruill, operating from a shotgun, completed 13-of-25 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown and ran nine times for 56 yards and one touchdown. He threw two interceptions. End Mike Embrey caught four passes for 52 yards and one touchdown. In addition, Embrey intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown -- one of four Hammond interceptions. Atholton defeated Stephen Decatur, 14-10, behind two crucial fumble recoveries by Jon Sanford and a

three-pronged running game that featured RB Ricky Trott (15 carries, 85 yards), QB Jamie Burford (seven carries, 60 yards) and Sanford (10 carries, 68 yards). Burford was 2-for-6 passing for 27 yards.

No. 15 Centennial (3-0) at Mount Hebron (0-3)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: This apparent mismatch will feature the rushing of Centennial's Robbie Hauff, whose 217 yards set a school record in last week's 55-13 victory over North Carroll. He also scored six touchdowns -- another school record. The Eagles must guard against looking past Mount Hebron to their Oct. 7 showdown with defending county champion Howard. Centennial and Mount Hebron are neighbors geographically, so this is always a battle for bragging rights, a factor that will motivate Mount Hebron. The Vikings lost to Victor Cullen last week, 27-14. Mount Hebron had 276 yards on offense. Sophomore QB Jon Smith completed 4-of-10 passes for 34 yards. Keith Radcliffe completed 3-of-5 passes for 74 yards. Mike Machiron caught four passes for 96 yards and had a fumble recovery and six assisted tackles. Damon Cuzmanes rushed eight times for 63 yards. Brad Black recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Jeremy DeSor had two unassisted tackles, four assisted tackles and two sacks. Mount Hebron has made only one turnover while creating 11. The Vikings haven't won a league game in three seasons. Centennial beat the Vikings, 21-6, last year.

Wilde Lake (1-2) at Oakland Mills (1-2)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: This game is always hard fought and features two teams with lots of speed. Normally a county title might be decided by this matchup, but Wilde Lake is the underdog this season. The Wildecats have struggled to find a quarterback, starting three different QBs in three games. The Wildecats have made 17 turnovers in those games. Sophomore Tony Jackson has been given the QB job for the rest of the season. Wilde Lake lost in overtime to Southern-AA last week, 13-7. Wilde

Lake's defense has been its strength. The Wildecats had only 51 yards rushing against Southern-AA. Oakland Mills is also coming off a loss, dropping a 20-6 game to Thomas Johnson. The game was played in windy, rainy conditions that took away Oakland Mills' speed advantage. The Scorpions, playing the toughest nonleague schedule of any county team, are much better than their record indicates. RB Jake Daft had a big game against Thomas Johnson, rushing 31 times for 192 yards. Irving Conwell completed 8-of-16 passes for 65 yards. Low-scoring games have been the norm between these teams, but last season Oakland Mills won a 28-27 thriller.

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