Weekend featured football games

October 17, 1997|By John W. Stewart

Francis Scott Key (3-3) at Walkersville (4-2)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: RB Jason Zinkand ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns last week as Key improved its Central Maryland Conference record to 3-2 with a 27-14 win over South Hagerstown. For Walkersville, 4-1 in the CMC, RB Kirk Friedman had 219 yards in a 20-12 decision over Brunswick, and scored two touchdowns (runs of 88 and 59 yards) for the second week in a row.

Liberty (1-5) at Frederick (1-5)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: RB Joel Denning scored Liberty's only touchdown in the final minute, as the Lions lost to Thomas Johnson, 33-7, last week. All five TJ touchdowns came on plays that covered more than 50 yards. The loss was the second straight for Liberty and left it 1-2 in the CMC. Frederick got a tying touchdown and extra point with less than three minutes left to tie Urbana at 21 in regulation, then lost on a 26-yard Kevin Burkey field goal in overtime. QB Pat McGovern and RB Marcus Boyd are Frederick's key offensive threats.

Linganore (4-2) at North Carroll (1-5)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: RBs Adam Crowl, the county's top rusher (782 yards), and Steve Suter continue to be the offensive leaders for North Carroll, which has lost five in a row (0-3 in the CMC). Linganore, which forced a series of Westminster turnovers, then turned them into a 39-14 win last week, counts on RB twins Billy and Joey Bradshaw (they combined for three touchdowns vs. the Owls) and QB Todd Stevens, plus DL George O'Brien (6-4, 215) and DB Bobby Castor. The Lancers are 2-1 in CMC.

Thomas Johnson (5-1) at South Carroll (3-3)

When: Tonight, 7: 30.

Outlook: Both teams feature two RBs, Jason Tourangeau and Mike Muller for South Carroll, and LeRoy Ambush and Kris Derwin for Thomas Johnson. Tourangeau scored three times against North Carroll last week. TJ's five long-range scores against Liberty included one apiece by Ambush and Derwin, and two by Mike Snowden. Derwin had the team's only pass attempt, which went to Snowden for 63 yards and a TD. Of the five touchdowns, three came against special teams. With the visitors (3-0) leading the CMC, South Carroll (2-1) is in position to tie for first place.

Urbana (4-2) at Westminster (2-4)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: At Linganore last week, QB Chad Hayes scored both Westminster touchdowns and Matt Bowers had an excellent two-way effort, especially on defense. But the Owls (1-2 in CMC) could not make up for six turnovers, four of which led to 24 Lancers points. RB Thomas Parrish had 116 yards and two touchdowns in Urbana's overtime win over Frederick. Kevin Burkey, who kicked the winning field goal, also had a 34-yard first-half touchdown pass reception. Urbana (2-1 in CMC) defense gave up 334 yards to Frederick, but forced three turnovers that helped keep Cadets scoreless until third quarter.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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