Football quarterfinals

November 14, 1997|By Pat O'Malley

Class 4A

High Point (8-2) at No. 6 Annapolis (9-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30 p.m.

Outlook: Dale Castro, former Southern-Harwood star who was an All-American place-kicker at Maryland, makes his first playoff trip to Anne Arundel County in his eight years as High Point coach. Castro's No. 6 seeded Eagles' only two losses came by 33-13 to top-seeded Suitland and by 28-14 to the original No. 8 seed Oxon Hill (forfeited their wins). The Eagles boast a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in Ken Austin and Kiber Duncan and QB Darrell Morton has thrown for nearly 4,000 yards in his three-year varsity career. Morton directs an offense that is averaging 25.2 points. Linebacker Phil Pinkney anchors an Eagles' defense that gave up 12.6 points per game and will face an Annapolis offense that is averaging 30.1 points an outing. QB Peter Ludlam has thrown 16 touchdown passes with S.J. Womack catching 10 of them in the Panthers' run-oriented offense. Albert Creek leads all Panthers rushers with 1,062 yards and six touchdowns. Donnell Foote, who has scored nine touchdowns running and receiving, is the leading tackler on a defensive unit giving up only 10.9 points a game. Annapolis is making an Anne Arundel County record ninth playoff appearance.

Class 3A

No. 10 Broadneck (9-1) at Friendly (9-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30 p.m.

Outlook: The Bruins' first playoff appearance is a tough assignment -- having to win on the top seed's home turf in Prince George's County. The host Patriots' only loss was to Class 2A Potomac by 28-26. In their nine wins, only two games were close -- 27-13 over Meade and 22-8 over Douglass-PG -- as they outscored their opponents, 313-44 in those nine games, and 339-72 overall. QB Anthony Walker led Prince Georges County in passing with 12 TD passes, nearly 1,500 yards and only one interception. Two-way lineman Rashad Harris, who is 6-1, 260 pounds, can be intimidating along with 6-1, 220-pound linebacker Corey Yancey. Broadneck counters with QB Jonas Weatherbie and an offense that has rung up 36.7 points a game. Like Walker, Weatherbie has only thrown one interception but has 18 touchdown passes and 1,398 yards. His favorite target is junior Lehrman Dotson, who has caught 26 passes, 12 for touchdowns. Broadneck also has 1,000-yard rusher Martel Threadgill, who has scored eight touchdowns. Defensive back Earl Downs led the county in interceptions (eight). The Bruins won the county Class 2A-3A league title with a 3-0 record and set a school record for wins (nine).

Pub Date: 11/14/97

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