Football matchups

November 08, 1996|By Rick Belz

No. 4 Wilde Lake (9-0) at Oakland Mills (6-3)

When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook: Wilde Lake has a 12-game winning streak, including three straight shutouts, and the Wildecats have outscored their opposition, 345-41. No team has scored more than one touchdown against them this season. RB Dain Lewis has carried 158 times for 1,351 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns. He's scored 140 points. RB Sean Jefferson has carried 94 times for 934 yards and eight rushing touchdowns. QB Derek Bell has completed 24 of 42 passes for 478 yards and seven touchdowns and TE Tony Jackson has caught 13 passes for 269 yards and four touchdowns. Oakland Mills is the county's most improved team. The Scorpions have won six straight, the last two being shutouts. During that win streak, they've outscored their opposition, 199-36. RB Fardan Carter scored six touchdowns and rushed for 223 yards in a 52-0 rout of Mount Hebron last week. The two-time defending county champs defeated Wilde Lake last season, 29-15. If Oakland Mills can stay close, they have a talented field-goal kicker, T. J. Smith, who could make the difference.

Glenelg (3-6) at Howard (3-6)

When: Tonight: 7: 30

Outlook: Howard has lost four straight games and Glenelg has lost two straight. The Lions are blessed with speed; Glenelg is not. The Lions defeated Centennial five weeks ago, 22-7. Glenelg lost to Centennial last week, 13-0. Both teams like to run the football. Howard won last season, 36-0.

Atholton (6-3) at Hammond (4-5)

When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Bears have beaten Atholton six straight seasons, nTC including 10-0 last season. But Hammond has lost three straight, including a 24-13 decision to Long Reach last week in which the Bears fumbled four times. Jerry Oliver had a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, his fourth of the season. Atholton has won five straight, and the Raiders can finish in sole possession of second place if they win and Wilde Lake beats Oakland Mills. Atholton rallied to defeat Howard last week, 21-7. Sean Jefferson caught a 47-yard TD pass, and Cian Oatts rushed five times for 75 yards.

Centennial (6-3) at Mount Hebron (3-6)

When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook: This neighborhood rivalry is always intense, but the Eagles defeated Mount Hebron last season, 26-0. The Eagles have won three straight low-scoring games. Mount Hebron has lost four straight in which the Vikings have allowed 130 points. Centennial RBs Keith Williams (86 yards) and Scott Bross (101 yards) both played well against Glenelg last week.

Long Reach (4-5) at River Hill (0-9)

When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook: This is a rematch of the season's opening game between first-year schools that Long Reach won, 21-6. The Lightning needs one more win to clinch a .500 season, a terrific start. River Hill, lacking Long Reach's speed and athleticism, has struggled but hopes to end its season with its first victory.

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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