Featured weekend football games

September 26, 1997|By Rick Belz

Howard (2-1) at Glenelg (2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: A more open wing-T offense has the Gladiators running and throwing this season, and the 2-1 record is proof that something is working. Last week, Kendall Stewart rushed for 78 yards and Zack McQuigg passed for 144 yards in a 34-6 victory over River Hill. The key to a Glenelg victory will be stopping Howard's sophomore sensation, Gerald Smith, who rushed for 213 yards and three touchdowns last week in a 26-20 win over Atholton. Smith has eight touchdowns in three games and is a prominent reason the Lions have a winning record. Glenelg defeated Howard last season, 13-12.

Long Reach (2-1) at

Centennial (2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: Long Reach, one of the pre-season favorites, has struggled offensively in all three games despite its winning record. The Lightning, blessed wth speed, are a better defensive team but surrendered 35 points to Wilde Lake last week in a disappointing loss. The brightest note has been the play of WR and DB Willy Bhatia. Centennial also is coming off a disappointing loss to Oakland Mills in which several players sustained injuries that could slow down the Eagles. Centennial won last season, 12-6.

Oakland Mills (1-2) at

River Hill (0-3)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: The Scorpions have played the toughest schedule of any county team, and this week, they should even their record. Last week's victory over solid Centennial was achieved with good basic football and a tough running back, Vinnie Rubbo, who scored three touchdowns. The Scorpions beat Centennial at its own game, running up the middle. River Hill appears overmatched, but never underestimate a Don Van pTC Deusen-coached team. Oakland Mills won, 42-0, last season.

Mount Hebron (1-2) at

Wilde Lake (3-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: With coach Don DuVall's 200th victory behind them, the Wildecats look forward to putting on a show for their homecoming crowd. Wilde Lake ran well last week against Long Reach with Dan Bayron gaining 123 yards and Brandon Finney 81. Mount Hebron has just one touchdown in the past two games and faces an even tougher defense. Wilde Lake defeated the Vikings, 55-7, last season.

Hammond (1-2) at Atholton (2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30 p.m.

Outlook: After two heart-breaking defeats, the Bears finally dented the win column with a solid, two-pronged offensive onslaught against Mount Hebron. QB Jeff Carlin passed for 148 yards and two touchdowns, and Calvin Wilmer rushed for 122 yards. Atholton could not stop Howard's Gerald Smith, and it cost them a first loss. This is normally a hot rivalry, but last season Atholton won, 36-0.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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