This weekend's featured football games

October 10, 1997|By Lem Satterfield

No. 6 Poly (4-1) at

No. 2 Lake Clifton (5-0)

When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: This is the Lakers' (2-0 in the City's East Division) first big game; the Engineers have beaten two ranked teams. Poly (3-0 league), whose only loss was to No. 5 Gilman, relies on QB Timmy Frazier, RB Jason Simms and DE Tony Clark. The Lakers, ranked No. 9 in the state, boast second-team All-Metro RB-DB Darnell Pearsall and RB Robert Carrothers. The teams share one common opponent, Southwestern, which lost to Poly, 49-6, and to Lake Clifton, 32-6.


No. 8 Mount St. Joseph (3-2) at

No. 5 Gilman (3-1) When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: Mount St. Joseph coach Mike Working has won a share of the last four consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference titles. His Gaels (0-1 league) were co-champs with Gilman in 1994, co-champs with Loyola in 1995, and shared the crown with St. Mary's and Loyola last year. Working also won an MIAA A title in his final season at McDonogh in 1993. His Gaels lost last week's league-opener to No. 4 Calvert Hall. First-year Gilman coach Biff Poggi, coming off last week's loss to Largo of Prince George's County, is trying to put new spark in the Greyhounds' program.

No. 12 Patterson (4-1) at

Dunbar (1-4)

When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: Dunbar (0-2 West Division) has lost heart-breakers to No. 14 City (20-18) and No. 6 Poly (27-26), and though its playoff chances might be over, still has pride on the line. Patterson (1-1) coach Roger Wrenn, whose Clippers dropped a 15-14 game to Poly, said: "Dunbar's one of the best 1-4 teams I've seen. They're going to put it together one of these days. I just hope it's not against us."

Forest Park (3-2) at

Northwestern (3-2)

When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: There's a good chance that the winner will win the City's West Division. Northwestern (2-0 league) has won three straight games since losing to No. 2 Lake Clifton (14-6) and No. 12 Patterson. Forest Park (2-0 league) comes off last week's 14-6 win over Douglass -- a team Northwestern handled, 28-6.

No. 15 Bel Air (5-0) at

No. 10 Aberdeen (2-0)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: Bel Air (4-0 league) has been the Harford County League's surprise program, but the Bobcats take on the defending county champion Eagles (2-0 league) and Division I prospect and RB-LB E. J. Henderson, a second-ream All-Metro last season. Against three common opponents, Bel Air has an 89-38 scoring advantage, and Aberdeen, 86-12.

Elkton (5-0) at

Hickey (4-1)

When: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

Outlook: After last week's overtime loss to Spingarn of Washington, D.C., Hickey tries to rebound against Cecil County power Elkton. Hickey is looking to earn its third straight Class 1A playoff appearance in the program's third year of existence under coach Herb Lynch.

Pub Date: 10/10/97

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