This Week's Key Football Games

October 20, 1994|By Lem Satterfield and John W. Stewart

Today

No. 1 Patterson (6-0) at Lake Clifton (4-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: This City 4A League clash has last year's champ, Patterson, against its runner-up, Lake Clifton. In the race for one of the top eight playoff spots, Lake Clifton (4-1 league) ranks 15th overall and second in the North Region behind Patterson (4-0 league), which ranks second in the race for a top eight spot. Patterson has QB Willie McGirt (654 passing yards, eight TDs, 426 rushing yards, five TDs), RB Ryan Lewis (786 rushing yards, 13 TDs, 15 catches, 149 yards, one TD) and WR Tim Horky (14 catches, 344 yards, two TDs). Lake Clifton has 6-foot-2, 215-pound RB Kenny Williams (825 yards, six TDs), WR Terril Lowery (18 catches, 494 yards, six TDs), QB Greate White (537 passing yards, four TDs) and QB Louis Fennell (460, five). Patterson won, 14-6, last year.

No. 2 Dunbar (5-0) at Forest Park (3-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: Forest Park won last year's City 2A League crown over Dunbar. Forest Park boasts RB Aaron Thompson (628 rushing yards, five TDs) and WR Calvin Thurmond (13 catches, 203 yards, one TD). The Poets have QB Anthony Wiggins (775 passing yards, five TDs), RB Reggie Boyce (832 rushing yards, nine TDs), RB Alli Culpepper (539, four) and WR-LB Tommy Polley (20 catches, 352 yards, three TDs).

Northern (4-2) at No. 3 Poly (5-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: This City 3A clash has Northern (1-1 league) taking on Poly (winner of 16 of its last 18 games). Northern, a loser to No. 5 City and No. 2 Dunbar, is led by RB Robert Dukes and Willie Brown. Northern ranks sixth in the East Region and 19th in the race for a playoff slot, Poly is third in the East Region (seventh overall). Poly is led by RB Randall Beaman (794 yards, 11 TDs), WR Martin Prosper (15 catches, 335 yards, six TDs) and QB Jackie Wise (444 passing yards, seven TDs).

No. 13 C. Milton Wright (5-1) at Bel Air (4-2)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Wright, winner of its last four, needs the win to stay in the state playoff picture. There is also a matter of payback, as it was Bel Air that ended the Mustangs' 39-game county winning streak last year. CMW features the running of Rich Juergensen (six TDs) and Pete Fountain (five TDs), behind QB/DB Duane Fisher. Bel Air counters with RB Chris Siplin, QB Tony Belcastro (520 yards, nine TDs) and WR Mike Deal (29 catches, 428 yards, eight TDs). Wright's defense yields an average of 165 yards, and both teams give up an average of 13 points.

No. 15 Aberdeen (5-1) at Fallston (4-2)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Aberdeen is No. 1 and Fallston No. 3 in the North in Class 2A. Aberdeen is coming off its first loss, stung by three Joppatowne touchdown passes, while Fallston came from behind to edge Northeast. Dondre Gilliam (five TDs) and Keith Marshall (four TDs) key the Aberdeen running game. For Fallston, sophomore Matt Sutphin (716 yards, six TDs) and freshman Gene Liebel (492 yards, four TDs) are the top rushers. Defensive leaders are LB Gene Norton for Aberdeen and DL Jim Pappas and LB Mark Rhoten for Fallston. The home team has averaged 273 yards rushing and 21 passing, against Aberdeen's 162 and 74.

Tomorrow

No. 12 Severn (5-1) at St. Paul's (5-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: This Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game has Severn (2-0 league) against St. Paul's (2-0 league). St. Paul's has QB Tucker Radebaugh (593 rushing yards, seven TDs). Severn comes off a 30-8 win over Gibbons, last year's co-champ with St. Paul's. The Admirals have John Vereen, the area's second-leading rusher (1,061 yards, 15 TDs), and Dennard Melton (11 TDs).

Randallstown (4-2) vs. Woodlawn (4-2)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Catonsville Community College.

Outlook: Woodlawn (4-1 league) had won four straight until last week's 15-12 loss to defending Baltimore County 3A-4A league champ Perry Hall, and ranks fifth in the 4A North Region and 17th in the race for a top-eight playoff seed. Randallstown (4-0 league) can nearly wrap up a league crown here because it beat Perry Hall. Randallstown is third in its 3A North Region and 15th overall. Woodlawn's honorable-mention All-America QB-DB Keion Carpenter returns from a one-game suspension.

Saturday

St. Mary's (4-2) at No. 6 Loyola (3-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: St. Mary's, loser of its last two MIAA A Conference contests, faces an MIAA rival in Loyola that is coming off a 38-33 win over McDonogh. It was Loyola's third straight win since a season-opening loss to Gonzaga (7-0), ranked No. 4 in the Washington Post. The Dons (1-0 league) boast RB Scott Brown (699 yards, eight TDs), QB Brian Nicholas (417 passing yards, five TDs) and a few talented receivers. St. Mary's (0-2 league) has RB Jason Lilly (930 yards, eight TDs), fourth among area rushers, and QB Brad Davis (712 passing yards, five TDs).

Calvert Hall (2-3) at No. 7 McDonogh (4-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

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