Featured football games

September 19, 1997|By Lem Satterfield

Douglass (1-1) at

No. 4 Lake Clifton (2-0)

When: Today, 3: 30 p.m.

Outlook: Over the past two years, this contest has become an intense rivalry. Lake Clifton's third-year coach James Monroe was an assistant under Douglass' David White before taking over the Lakers when White left Lake Clifton. Douglass was hammered last week by Hickey, and the Lakers didn't look good despite their 14-6 win over 0-2 Northwestern.

No. 7 Dunbar (1-1) at

Linganore (2-0)

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Outlook: Dunbar, ranked No. 17 in the state, lost its first season-opener in the five-year tenure of coach Stanley Mitchell (43-8 career record) but evened its record at Douglass-P.G. Linganore, ranked No. 19 in the state and a three-time state champ, runs a multiple-I offense featuring RB Mike Cleveland (249 yards, four touchdowns) and a line that averages 235 pounds. Dunbar will need big efforts from its line and QB Danelle Hale, WR Dahnel Singfield and LB Kirk Williams at Linganore, which regularly draws 2,500-plus.

Havre de Grace (2-0) at

No. 10 Aberdeen (2-0)

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Outlook: It's the Harford County League-opener for Havre de Grace, which is led by RB Mike Meade and coached by Tom Marron. Anchored by LB-RB E.J. Henderson and RB-DB J.D. Dyson, Aberdeen (1-0 league) has out-scored two opponents by 65-6.

DeMatha (2-0) at

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph (2-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

Outlook: The homestanding Gaels of coach Mike Working (35-17 career) look to avenge last year's rout at DeMatha, which is ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 2 in the Washington, D.C., area by The Washington Post. The visiting Stags overpowered northern Virginia's Garfield, 26-0, last week, allowing only 12 yards in the first half. Led by WR Shaz Brown, RB Greg Jones, TE Reggie Chambers and QB Andrew Michaliwicz, the balanced Gaels have scored 80 points in two games.

No. 5 Poly (2-0) at

No. 6 Gilman (2-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

Outlook: Poly has won just nine games in the last two years. But coach Augie Waibel, who will retire after this season, goes after career win No. 260 against 62 losses. Gilman's first-year coach Biff Poggi replaced long-time coach Sherm Bristow and continues his quest to turn around a program that won just six games in the two previous years since sharing the 1994 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A crown with Mount St. Joseph. Poly has out-scored two teams by 79-0; Gilman shut out City, 17-0.

Thomas Johnson (2-0) at

No. 4 Loyola (1-1)

When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook: After last week's 19-10 loss to Gonzaga, ranked No. 10 in the Washington, D.C., area by The Washington Post, the Dons and second-team All-Metro OL-DL Blake Henry and QB Brant Hall face the Frederick County visitors. TJ is ranked No. 11 in the state. Its RBs-LBs Mike Briscoe (5-10, 200) and Leroy Ambush (6-1, 200) have more than 400 yards and six touchdowns rushing.

City (1-1) at

No. 14 Calvert Hall (2-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

Outlook: City tries to go above .500 against a team it lost to last year. Calvert Hall has pummeled two teams by a combined 72-9. The visiting Knights moved All-Metro WR Warren Smith to QB last week for a 32-0 rout of Forest Park. Last week, Calvert Hall QB Jason Bungori was 4-of-7 passing for 162 yards and three touchdowns, kicked a field goal and three points-after.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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