This weekend's featured football games

October 09, 1997|By John W. Stewart

Liberty (1-4) at Thomas Johnson (4-1)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: Joel Denning and Tres Johnson combined for nearly 200 rushing yards against South Carroll last week, but Liberty (1-1 in the Central Maryland Conference) missed a scoring opportunity late in the fourth quarter of a 14-12 loss. Thomas Johnson has a 28-game unbeaten conference streak. The Patriots beat Linganore, 21-3, Saturday, as LeRoy Ambush rushed for 173 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown run.

Westminster (2-3) at Linganore (3-2)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: Westminster scored two touchdowns against Thomas Johnson and 44 points against Frederick in its last two outings and now gets a Linganore team smarting from its 21-3 loss to T.J. It was the first game since 1988 (49 games) that Linganore had not scored at least one touchdown. At the same time, the Lancers lost RB Mike Cleveland (earlier rushing games of 285 and 255 yards) with a rib injury. However, it is possible he could be available.

North Carroll (1-4) at South Carroll (1-4)

When: Tomorrow night, 7: 30

Outlook: North Carroll is expected to rely on its running game as it seeks to end a four-game losing streak. Senior RB Adam Crowl leads the county with 650 rushing yards. South Carroll got some big plays in the win over Liberty and ended with 190 rushing yards, including 106 by RB Mike Muller. WR Lee Windsor is among the county leaders with 20 catches.

South Hagerstown (2-3) at Francis Scott Key (2-3)

When: Saturday night, 7: 30

Outlook: Having scored 89 points in its previous two games, Key was limited to minus rushing yardage in a 27-0 loss to Boonsboro last week. Key ended with four first downs, and top RB Jason Zinkand was limited to minimal yardage after averaging 115 yards in his first four games. Last week, South Hagerstown lost to Walkersville, 12-3.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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