Football matchups

September 12, 1996|By Glenn P. Graham

Westminster (1-0) at

Severna Park (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: The Owls overcame seven turnovers to nip Woodlawn in overtime, 13-12, last Saturday and give new coach Frank Mantinaos a win in his first game at Westminster. RB Donte Partlow ran for 100 yards and scored his second touchdown in overtime to lead the way. Fellow back Brian Tozer added 90 yards of the ground and kicked the game-winning extra point. The Owls ran on 41 of their 48 plays on offense. Defensively, Westminster allowed 220 yards rushing to Woodlawn, which lost five fumbles. Tonight, the Owls face a balanced Severna Park offense and a defense that has size and speed. The Falcons opened the season with a 21-18 loss to Northern of Calvert. RB Amiel Morris is the Falcons' primary weapon on offense. Chris Field (6 feet 3, 240 pounds) and Chad Clark (6-1, 250) -- are senior tackles on both sides of the ball -- get things started for the Falcons.

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph's (1-0) at

Liberty (0-1)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: The Lions must try to rebound from their surprising 20-17 loss at Centennial on Saturday and will have to do it against a Mount St. Joe team that's ranked No. 2 in the metro area. The Lions racked up 176 yards on the ground against Centennial and QB Ryan Pagels completed five of six passes for 80 yards, but they weren't able to make the big play like they did last season. Defensively, the Lions yielded two 80-yard drives by Centennial along with an 84-yard touchdown pass. The Gaels, two-time defending MIAA A Conference champs, were 32-28 winners over Annapolis on Monday. Senior RB Aaron Thompson ran for 232 yards and scored four times in the win.

Walkersville (0-1) at

Francis Scott Key (0-1)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: The Eagles will try to regroup after their 34-7 setback to North Carroll in Saturday's opener. It was a tough night for the Eagles, with senior TE/LB Bobby Bollinger going down with a knee injury on the game's first play. The senior captain is out indefinitely. The Panthers scored on their opening drive and built a 20-7 halftime lead, forcing the Eagles to throw 27 times. Walkersville, always in contention for the Monocacy Valley Athletic League title, opened with a 12-7 loss to Central Maryland Conference power Linganore, which scored in the final 20 seconds to win. Coach Mike Coons said Key will have to control the ball against Walkersville.

Patapsco (1-0) at

North Carroll (1-0)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: The Panthers opened the season with a convincing 34-7 win over Francis Scott Key, ending a three-game scoring drought against their county rival in the annual season opener. Senior QB John Etzel threw for 130 yards, including two touchdown passes to senior Vince Hackler, and the Panthers' running game racked up 250 yards. The North Carroll defense limited Key to under 150 total yards. Tomorrow, the Panthers will be up against a Patapsco team that brings a lot of size on both sides of the ball. The Patriots opened the season with a 21-8 win over Loch Raven.

Edmondson (1-0) at

South Carroll (1-0)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: Two fourth-quarter touchdowns gave the Cavaliers a 15-6 win over Glenelg in Saturday's opener. It was the running game, which accumulated nearly 300 yards, that got the job done. Senior RB Daren Snyder accounted for 138 yards and one score with junior QB Lee Windsor adding a 69-yard touchdown run. The Cavalier defense also did its share, limiting Glenelg senior RB Jeremy Lignelli to just 60 yards on the ground after he rushed for 131 yards in a win against the Cavs last season. Edmondson, coached by Pete Pompey, opened its season with a 50-6 win over Northwestern. Senior RB Samuel Scott rushed for two touchdowns.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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