Featured weekend football games

September 26, 1997|By Pat O'Malley

Georgetown Prep (2-1) at

No. 1 St. Mary's (3-0)

When: Tonight, 7

Where: Anne Arundel Community College

Outlook: The Little Hoyas won 23-9 in Rockville last fall for St. Mary's first loss in game four. St. Mary's has won eight in a row dating back to last season when the Saints finished as The Sun's No. 1 team. Pressure by Conor Hughes and Chris Brown led to eight turnovers (five fumbles, three interceptions) and a 31-14 victory over Severn last week. DL Rob Hoffman, Hughes, Brown and the rest of the Saints' defense will need another outstanding game to stop the Little Hoyas, who exploded in a 42-13 romp over Liberty. Georgetown Prep is averaging 25.3 points a game while giving up only 6.3 in outscoring foes, 76-19. Senior quarterback Andrew Toussaint can throw (10-for-11, 174 yards, two touchdowns last week) while Sean Gormley ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns. St. Mary's has outscored its foes, 89-22.

No. 14 Calvert Hall (3-0) at

No. 15 Southern-Harwood (3-0)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: This is Southern's first appearance in The Sun's poll since a No. 3 ranking in 1993 (11-2) when the Bulldogs were the Class 2A state runner-up. Southern is coming off a final-minute 27-24 triumph at North Carroll (1-2). The Hall won its third in a row by 23-18 over City (1-2). Former Stoney Creek resident Lou Eckerl is in his fourth season as Redbirds coach with a veteran squad.

No. 7 Annapolis (3-0) at

Chesapeake (2-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: The Cougars are off to a 2-1 start, including last week's first victory over North County, 26-14. It's the Cougars' best start since a 2-1 start in 1993 under Tom Kraning, who is looking for his first winning season in his 10th year. Annapolis, which has never lost to Chesapeake, may be the county's best team. Coach Roy Brown's Panthers are loaded with offensive weapons, such as do-it-all back/kicker Donnell Foote and speedy S.J. Womack, a Division I prospect as a receiver. Womack, who transferred from St. Mary's, was academically ineligible until last week and grabbed two touchdown passes from under-rated Peter Ludlam in his return, a 41-18 rout of Frederick.

Old Mill (2-1) at Meade (0-3)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: The host Mustangs have played the area's toughest schedule and need a win desperately, or they can forget 1997.

North County (1-2) at

Arundel (1-2)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: The Wildcats, the Class 4A sleeper, figure to even their record against a team that has never been 1-3. Arundel's rugged defense could get even better if injured LB Jimmy Lazzarro returns.

Glen Burnie (1-2) at

Severna Park (2-1)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: Homecoming should fire up the Falcons, who boast the county's leading rusher in Charles Robinson (408 yards, four touchdowns) and leading passer in QB Greg Korwek (451 yards, four touchdown passes.

Archbishop Spalding (2-1) at

Boys Latin (1-2)

When: Today, 4

Outlook: Brothers Alan and Sam Creveling and mates are ready for their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference encounter.

No. 9 Aberdeen (3-0) at

South River (1-2)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: Could be a long night in Edgewater for the Seahawks, who were humbled by a young Urbana, 40-13, last week.

Northeast (0-3) at

Albert Einstein (1-2)

Outlook: How sweet it will for rookie coach Steve Sweet to get that first one in Montgomery County after being embarrassed in Pasadena, 63-0, by No. 8 Hereford last week.

Broadneck (2-1) at

Gwynn Park (0-2)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30

Outlook: You can expect this very good Bruin team, which lost a 27-17 heart-breaker at Arundel last week, to bounce back with their quality QB Jonas Weatherbie (31-for-50, .620, 444 yards, four touchdown passes.

Severn (1-2) at

John Carroll (2-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30

Outlook: With their stressful St. Mary's game behind them, Admirals are ready for their first MIAA B Conference game.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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