Weekend featured football games

October 17, 1997|By Lem Satterfield

TC Dunbar (2-4) at No. 6 Lake Clifton (5-1)

When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: Lake Clifton (2-1 in the City East Division) sputtered a in last weekend's loss to No. 5 Poly, but it hopes to get back on track against the struggling Poets. Dunbar (1-2 league) comes off last weekend's 22-12 upset of then-No. 11 Patterson.

Patterson (4-2) at No. 11 City (4-2)

When: Today, 3: 30

Outlook: It's safe to say that the loser of this game might be out of the state playoffs. Patterson (1-2 City East Division) dropped a loss to unranked Dunbar last week, and City (3-0 Division) has won three straight games.

Lansdowne (4-2) at No. 7 Hereford (6-0)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: Lansdowne (4-1 against Class 1A-2A opponents) carries a four-game winning streak to Hereford, whose Bulls (4-0 against the 1A-2As) will be without All-Metro RB-DB Jason Wingeart (hip injury). But the Bulls are far from being a one-man team, with RB Jason Murphy (675 yards, 11 touchdowns), QB Mark Troch (535 passing yards, four touchdowns) and second-team All-Metro L Jason Schupert.

No. 1 Loyola (3-1) at No. 4 Gilman (4-1)

When: Tomorrow, 2

Outlook: The Greyhounds (1-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) served notice they're ready to challenge for the crown with last week's win over Mount St. Joseph, which has won a share of the last three conference titles. QB Ryan Boyle rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two others. Loyola (1-0 league), ranked No. 9 in the state, has hammered its last two opponents by a combined 78-15, but neither had the Greyhounds' balance.

No. 12 Milford Mill (6-0) at No. 9 Woodlawn (6-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1

Outlook: In this battle of 5-0 teams in Baltimore County's Class 3A-4A League, each team features two speedy, explosive offensive players. Milford Mill has RBs David Bazemore (818 yards, 11 touchdowns) and sophomore QB-S Richard Johnson (420, six). Woodlawn's high-scoring offense has two Division 1 prospects in Tavon Mason and Reggie Danage, and its defense, led by DE Derrick George, has come up with four shutouts by a combined 153-0. But Woodlawn could have trouble stopping Bazemore, who had 257 yards, four touchdowns and a two-point conversion -- in the first half -- last week against Kenwood.

McDonogh (5-1) at John Carroll (5-0)

When: Tomorrow, 2: 30

Outlook: At the season's outset, McDonogh was the clear favorite to win the MIAA B Conference. Severn was thought to be the other contender. But now that McDonogh (4-0 league) has a five-game winning streak, including wins over all three of those teams, John Carroll's Patriots (3-0 league), of coach Bill Mackley, have emerged as a surprise challenger. The Patriots have fared better against common opponents St. Paul's, Severn and Archbishop Curley, out-scoring them 86-33 compared to McDonogh's 69-28. The major difference was against Curley, a game John Carroll won, 32-7, compared to McDonogh's 6-0 decision.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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