Featured weekend football games

October 03, 1997|By John W. Stewart

South Carroll (1-3)

at Liberty (1-3)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: South Carroll, which had played its first three foes tough on defense, was beaten 42-7 by Linganore last week, XTC while Liberty got its first win, 18-7, at Urbana. South Carroll will attempt to get some balance in its offense, with 311-yard junior RB Jason Tourangeau complementing the passing of junior QB John Luster, who has thrown for 343 yards and three touchdowns, with three interceptions. Liberty, which rushed for 325 yards against Urbana, should have RB Tres Johnson back from an injury last week, but coach Ken Johnson likely will find some game time for sophomore Drew D'Anthony, who gained 113 yards as Johnson's replacement. This will be the opening county game for both teams.

Francis Scott Key (2-2)

at Boonsboro (3-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1

Outlook: Key has outscored opponents 89-21 in winning its last two games. RB Jason Zinkand, the county's leading scorer, will get a much tougher test against a Boonsboro team that is 3-0 in the Monocacy Valley League. The Warriors lost a 14-0 lead at Walkersville last week, then won in overtime on Nathan Springer's second touchdown of the game. Key rushed for 319 yards in its 35-7 win over Smithsburg but failed to complete a pass in 10 attempts. Boonsboro had 155 yards of offense and only five first downs against Walkersville, but one of its touchdowns was on a 71-yard run.

Frederick (1-3) at

Westminster (1-3)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: Westminster had better success throwing the ball (157 yards, two touchdowns) than running it (78 yards) in last week's loss to Thomas Johnson. WR Norvell Washington caught six passes, including both touchdown throws, and now has a county-high 15 for the season. Frederick RB Marcus Boyd ran for 209 yards and two touchdowns as the Cadets' grabbed their first victory of the season, 27-19 over North Carroll. The home team ran off 24 successive points in building a 27-13 margin in the fourth quarter.

Urbana (2-2) at

North Carroll (1-3)

When: Tomorrow, 7: 30

Outlook: Urbana QB Zack Mills went 10-for-15 passing for 119 yards in the Liberty loss but was sacked four times for minus-38 yards, nearly negating the 40 yards gained by RB Tommy Milburn. Defensively, Urbana had no answer for a Liberty rushing game that controlled the ball for nearly 20 minutes of the second half, and at one point had possession on 31 of 32 plays from scrimmage. North Carroll has lost its last three games. RB Adam Crowl had TD runs of 71 and 39 yards at Frederick, for season totals of 44 points and a county-high 509 yards.

Pub Date: 10/03/97

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