Weekend football games to watch

September 18, 1998|By Lem Satterfield

No. 4 Poly (2-0)

at No. 1 Gilman (2-0)

When: 4 today

Outlook: QB Tim Frazier and WRs Eddie Henry and Donald Arnold have helped Baltimore co-champion Poly's high-scoring, pass-oriented attack to outscore two opponents 57-6. Gilman has outscored two opponents by a combined 88-0. The Greyhounds'defense is anchored by LBs Felix Isuk and Brian Lewis, and linemen Jamie Hodges and Henry Russell. Frazier scored once in last year's game, which Poly led 13-7 but eventually lost, 17-13. Gilman RB Damien Davis had 108 yards and two touchdowns in last year's game and should get help from QB Ryan Boyle, RB-WR Chisom Opara and KR Nick Nocar.

No. 2 Calvert Hall (2-0)

at No. 8 City (2-0)

When: 3: 30 today

Outlook: City RB Kevin Johnson accounted for the only points in last week's 7-0 shutout of Forest Park, but the Knights also have All-American WR Bryant Johnson, who has orally committed to a full scholarship to Penn State. Calvert Hall has outscored opponents by 77-9 behind RB Chad Parsons (5-10, 230), LB Greg Smoot (6-4, 230) and DL Allen Maszarose. Parsons and Maszarose were second-team All-Metros.

Linganore (1-1)

at No. 9 Dunbar (1-1)

When: 3: 30 today

Outlook: Linganore routed Dunbar last year during a 1-4 start that didn't prevent the Poets from reaching Class 2A state title game. But the Poets are coming off a 31-0 loss to Douglass-Prince George's and cannot afford another demoralizing loss. Linganore, a Frederick County power, also is coming off a loss -- to Montgomery County power Damascus, 14-7. Dunbar will need a big game from Chris Barnes, its outstanding receiver.

No. 15 McDonogh (1-0)

at Archbishop Curley (2-0)

When: 3: 30 today

Outlook: The Friars have eight starters from a team that lost this game by a TD last season. The Eagles got a game-clinching TD run from QB Matt Primm to win last week's league opener at St. Paul's and hope to reach 2-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference.

No. 6 Bel Air (2-0)

at Edgewood (2-0)

When: 7 tonight

Outlook: Bel Air (1-0 league) shut out Fallston, 21-0, in its conference opener last weekend as a follow-up to its season-opening 27-21 upset of Class 3A state champ Wilde Lake. Edgewood comes off a 37-12 rout of Bohemian Manor, in which Randy Buskin ran for 122 yards and two TDs.

No. 14 Loyola (1-1)

at Thomas Johnson (1-1)

When: 7: 30 tonight

Outlook: Loyola's second-team All-Metro RB Kyle Bell had two touchdowns two weeks ago but was scoreless in the Dons' 37-13 loss at Gonzaga last week. In Thomas Johnson, Bell and the Dons face a team itching to avenge a loss last year. Thomas Johnson, last year's Class 3A state runner-up, is coming off a 28-6 rout of Prince George's County's Crossland in which Ricky Roberts threw a 64-yard TD to RB-WR-LB Leroy Ambush and rushed for another.

No. 13 Mount St. Joseph (0-2)

at John Carroll (1-0)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Mount St. Joseph and QB Andy Michalowicz have gotten off to a slow start but are looking to gear up for another run at the MIAA A Conference crown by handling MIAA B Conference contender John Carroll, a team looking for respect. Hun "Scooter" Monroe had four touchdowns for John Carroll in a season-opening 51-15 rout of Joppatowne.

Pub Date: 9/18/98

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