Football matchups

September 20, 1996|By Lem Satterfield

No. 11 Patterson (1-1) at Lake Clifton (2-0)

When: Today, 3: 30 p.m.

Outlook: Visiting Patterson (1-0 league), two-time city Class 4A league champs, won last year, 14-8. But Poly ended the Clippers' 22-game regular-season winning streak in its season opener. The Lakers (1-0 league) have routed High Point-PG (32-8) and Northwestern (38-0), but have not beaten Patterson since winning the B Conference title in 1990. Lakers RB-LB Djorrel Dunn and FB-LB Robert Carruthers and two-time All-Metro WR Terrill Lowery lead the offense. Carruthers (5 feet 6, 200 pounds) is fast (4.6-second 40) and strong (350-pound bench press). Clippers coach Roger Wrenn (147-78-2) has been surprised by Devin Jones, who scored three touchdowns in last week's 24-8 win over Douglass-BC.

No. 2 Dunbar (1-1) at Largo (2-0)

When: Tonight, 7 o'clock

Outlook: The two-time state champion Poets had an 11-game winning streak stopped last week by Douglass-PG and now faces one of Douglass' neighbors. Largo, Dunbar's only loss (33-28) last year, returns RB David Johnson (481 yards, five touchdowns in two games). Last year, Johnson had 159 yards and two TDs against Dunbar, 148 of which helped Largo build a 21-0 first-period lead. Largo's defense has limited two opponents to 12 points. LBs Ali Culpepper (three sacks) and Calrome Randle (five), and DB Derry Williams (two fumble recoveries) head Dunbar's defense. Culpepper has run for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 7 Loyola (0-1) at No. 10 C. Milton Wright (1-1)

When: Tonight, 7 o'clock.

Outlook: Off to sorry starts this season, these teams look for redemption. Loyola, last year's MIAA A tri-champion, lost 15-0 last week to Gonzaga. The Harford County-champion Mustangs, who were drubbed 44-7 by No. 5 City, rebounded last week with a 37-0 win over North Harford. C. Milton Wright won last year, 7-6.

No. 1 Mount St. Joseph (2-0) at DeMatha-PG (1-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: RB Aaron Thompson (532 yards, 11 touchdowns in two games) tied a state record with seven touchdowns in last week's 55-48 win over Liberty. With 4,815 career passing yards and 271 completions, Gaels QB Lucas Phillips (42 passing touchdowns) is 1,011 off the state yardage record and 82 off the completions record. DeMatha of Hyattsville, ranked No. 2 in the Washington area by The Washington Post, is coached by Bill McGregor (124-22-2 in 15 seasons). It has won five straight Washington Catholic League crowns. The Stags are 16-5 overall against Baltimore-area schools, losing last to City -- in 1966.

Dulaney (2-0) at Woodlawn (1-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

Outlook: Dulaney (1-0 league) has earned respect in Baltimore County's Class 3A-4A league. The Lions won their season opener over Calvert Hall and last week, trounced Dundalk, 42-20. A loser to Dulaney last year, Woodlawn whipped Kenwood, 44-0, last week after losing its first game, 13-12, to Westminster.

Edmondson (2-0) at Potomac-PG (2-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: A rematch of last year, when the Redskins handed Potomac one of its two losses during a season in which Potomac was Class 2A state runner-up. Edmondson has an excellent RB in Samuel Scott, but needed a fourth-quarter, 20-yard touchdown reception by Desmond Stewart to pull out last week's 8-6 win over South Carroll. In its 39-0 rout of Ballou, Potomac QB Steve Carter passed for 128 yards and two touchdowns. RBs Andre Cragg and Richard McDaniel combined for 213 rushing yards.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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