Football games to watch this weekend

September 11, 1998|By Pat O'Malley

Friendly (1-0) at

No. 15 Meade (1-0)

When: Tonight, 7

Outlook: This is the county's "game of the week" with the Prince George's county Patriots ranked No. 9 in the Washington metro area by The Washington Post. Friendly defeated the Mustangs, 27-13, last year. This game could come down to which team establishes the best running game. Bobby Lane ran for 87 yards and the only touchdown in Friendly's opening 6-0 win; junior David Manley (111 yards) and sophomore Richard Redwood (105 yards) combined for 216 of Meade's near 300 yards rushing last week. Meade has a double-threat in senior QB Andrew Smith, who can run and throw but will have to be sharp against Friendly's very good defense.

Arundel (0-1) at Sherwood (1-0)

When: Tonight, 6: 30

Outlook: Arundel coach Bill Zucco is worried about his offense, which didn't show up in a 22-6 opening loss to Northern-Calvert. He's especially concerned that Sherwood, ranked No. 6 in metro Washington and a perennial state Class 4A contender, blanked the Wildcats 18-0 last fall. The balanced Sherwood attack with RB Lamon Daniels and QB Scoots Crowell could present problems for the Wildcat defense.

Annapolis (0-1) at

Paint Branch (0-1)

When: Tonight, 6: 30

Outlook: The visiting Panthers dropped a 29-20 decision at Largo last week. Annapolis took a 20-14 lead in the final period on a pair of TD runs by Rayvon Johnson, but a couple turnovers were costly. Annapolis will be hard pressed to repeat last year's 12-9 win.

Broadneck (1-0) at

Glen Burnie (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: The Class 3A Bruins routed Class 4A Old Mill, 39-7, last week and ripped the 4A Gophers, 44-13, a year ago. But they may not have it as easy tonight. Under new coach Brad Wilson, Glen Burnie held South River to only 54 yards despite losing, 9-6, in overtime. The Gophers gained nearly 300 total yards -- 238 by senior running back Edwin Perez -- but fumbled six times. This game could produce a shocker.

Westminster (1-0) at

Severna Park (1-0)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: The Owls can score, as shown by their wild 48-35 victory over North County last week. The Falcons' new coach, J.P. Hines, needs an inspired effort from his MLB David Wagner-led defense to avenge last year's 21-15 loss to the Owls.

South River (1-0) at

Chesapeake (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: South River had only 54 total yards but won its opener in overtime. Chesapeake lost its opener, 36-16. The Cougars edged South River, 16-6, last season. Another low scoring affair is in order.

Northeast (0-1) at Old Mill (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: After spoiling the debut of Mike Marcus with a 39-7 loss at Broadneck, the host Patriots hope to win for their new coach. Northeast has lost 12 in a row dating back to 1996. They may end the streak this year, but it doesn't figure to happen tonight. Old Mill has too many good athletes, such as RB Toney Twitty and WR-DB Jason Galloway.

South Carroll (1-0) at

Southern (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7: 30

Outlook: Southern, an 18-12 loser last weekend, needs big games from three-year QB Randy Salisbury and running backs Pat Dowling and Antwon Jones to outscore the Jason Tourangeau-led Cavaliers, 47-26 winners a week ago.

Beall (1-0) vs. Severn (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7

Site: Kinder Park

Outlook: The Admirals moved the game to Kinder Park because of renovations at Severn. Severn has to put their humbling 42-6 opening loss at No. 14 Loyola behind them and try to knock off a club that edged them, 14-12, a year ago.

No. 2 Calvert Hall (1-0) at

Archbishop Spalding (1-0)

Outlook: Spalding coach John Moscato, who led the Cavaliers to dTC only their second winning season in 15 years last fall, will find out in a hurry how far his program has come. Spalding RBs Darren Johnson, James Bowen, and Sam Creveling have to run well and keep the ball away from the potent Cardinal offense. Cardinals RB Chad Parsons is elusive.

St. Mary's (0-0) at

Episcopal (0-0)

When: Tomorrow, 2

Outlook: Coming off a 5-5 season, the Saints of coach Brad Best open in Alexandria, Va.

North County (0-1) at

Eleanor Roosevelt (1-0)

When: Tomorrow, 1: 30

Outlook: After getting spanked, 48-35, last week, the Knights hope heading to Greenbelt will bring victory. The Knights' Otis James ran for three touchdowns and nearly 200 yards in the opener but couldn't offset 400 yards yielded by the defense.

Pub Date: 9/11/98

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