Football games to watch

October 23, 1998|By Lem Satterfield

Archbishop Spalding (5-2)

at No. 11 St. Paul's (6-1)

When: 3: 30 today

Outlook: The Cavaliers (4-0 league), as their coach expected, are making a run at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title, have allowed only six points in each of their past three games. However, St. Paul's, led by DL Nick Alevrogiannis (6-2, 295) and LB Jon Berrier (235), is only the second ranked team Spalding has faced since losing, 35-6, to then-No. 4 Calvert Hall.

No. 3 Randallstown (7-0)

at No. 10 Hereford (7-0)

When: 7 tonight

Outlook: Hereford coach Steve Turnbaugh's defending Class 1A state champs have won 31 of their last 32 games, including 20 straight wins and a 21-0 record vs. county opponents. Leading Hereford are WR-DBs Luke Gilbert (two TD receptions, three INTs) and Rob Bateman (four TD receptions), RBs Reg Cavender (10 TDs) and Matt Curtis (seven TDs), and QBs Chris Lauer and Sean Wdowiak, who have combined for eight passing TDs. Randallstown has outscored its opponents, 250-22, with four shutouts behind Contee (10 TDs), QB Archie Trader (four rushing TDs, three passing), OL-DL B.J. Thomas (6-3, 320) and LB Mykal Bowie (6-0, 225) and LB Quan Mitchell (6-1, 180). The Rams have won 15 of their past 17 games and are 9-0 in the county since last year's 28-6 loss to Hereford.

Loch Raven (6-1)

vs. Patapsco (6-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Dundalk Community College

Outlook: The winner of this Baltimore County 1A-2A battle still has a slim chance of reaching the state playoffs. The loser is out. Loch Raven (6-1 league) is three places out of making its region's final eight. Patapsco (5-1 league) is 13th. Randallstown beat Patapsco, 28-6, and Loch Raven, 33-0.

No. 1 Gilman (7-0)

at No. 15 Calvert Hall (5-1)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Behind QB Ryan Boyle (13 passing TDs, four rushing) and RB Damien Davis (715 yards, seven TDs), WR-DB Chisom Opara (26 catches, 557 yards, seven TDs), Gilman (2-0 league) enters this MIAA A Conference game having out-scored opponents, 32.5-to-3.6, with three shutouts. Defensively, Opara (four INTs), LB Felix Isuk (12 sacks), LB Henry Russell (six sacks) and DL Brian Lewis (six sacks) anchor Gilman, ranked No. 6 in the state. LB Greg Smoot (6-3, 230), 230-pound second-team All-Metro RB Chad Parsons (311 yards, six TDs) and second-team All-Metro DL Allen Maszarose lead Calvert Hall (0-1 league), whose linemen average 240 pounds and which has allowed on average, five points a game. Gilman won, 28-21, last year.

Perry Hall (5-2)

at No. 2 Eastern Tech (7-0)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Perry Hall (4-2 league) must try to pound the ball at the Mavericks with all-time rushing leader Marquis Dwarte (3,074 career rushing yards). Eastern Tech (5-0 league) has a balanced offense, including RB Ray Jones (1,124 yards, 19 TDs) and WR Anthony Lawston (four receiving TDs, two touchdowns on INTs).

Perry Hall has the tools to derail the Mavericks, ranked No. 18 in the state by Associated Press.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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