Football games

September 07, 2001|By Lem Satterfield

Football games

Today

No. 1 Gilman (0-1) at Urbana

When: 7

Outlook: Urbana coach Dave Carruthers' three-time state champion Hawks haven't experienced defeat in 38 consecutive games. They are four victories shy of the state record (42) established by Seneca Valley in 1997. Seneca Valley and Springbrook are the only other schools to have won three straight crowns. The number three is significant for Gilman as well: Last weekend's 16-0 loss to Washington-area power DeMatha was the third straight loss - the second via shutout - for the three-time MIAA A Conference champs. An overtime loss to State College, Pa., in the ninth game of the 2000 season ended a 29-game winning streak for the Greyhounds that included a 12-0 shutout of DeMatha. Gilman's final regular-season game of a year ago was a 7-0 loss to McDonogh.

No. 5 Hereford at C. Milton Wright

When: 7

Outlook: Coach Steve Harward has won eight Harford County titles in his 16 seasons at C. Milton Wright, so winning, for this coach, is old hat. And although Hereford is 56-5 with five straight state semifinal berths and one state title under seventh-year coach Steve Turnbaugh, the Bulls of Baltimore County are facing a 4A school for the first time in Turnbaugh's tenure. On the line for Hereford is its 21-game regular-season winning streak. The Bulls are 48-1 in the past five regular seasons (44-1 against Baltimore County). C. Milton Wright, however, returns both QBs in 6-4, 208-pound Brian Baker and Billy Glodek, along with both LBs in Shawn Greer (6-1, 202) and Ryan Calabrese (6-1, 220). Hereford returns nearly all of its defense, led by 6-6, 230-pound second-team All-Metro DE Ed Darney and second-team All-City/County LB Adam Goloboski, a transfer from St. Paul's.

No. 13 Fallston at Calvert

When: 7

Outlook: Fallston's Dave Cesky, in his 25th year, is coming off his two most successful seasons. Cesky's Cougars went 9-1 and 8-2 the past two seasons, earning his first consecutive Harford County crowns, but failing to reach the Class 3A state playoffs on each occasion. Cesky is the state's longest tenured coach never to have reached the playoffs. And he opens with two tough opponents in Class 3A state champ Calvert this week and Class 1A state champ Elkton next week. Ranked No. 12 in the state, Calvert returns top LB-RB Will Smith, WRs Dervon Wallace and Taros Harris and 6-3, 295-pound OT Rob Henning. Cesky returns eight starters among his 31 players, including PK Kevin Keller (nine FGs), FS Chris Heier (six sacks), all three LBs, linemen who average 240 pounds.

Tomorrow

No. 7 Eastern Tech at No. 6 Randallstown

When: 1

Outlook: There is always plenty of emotion surrounding this game between former Randallstown coach Bruce Strunk, who is in his third year at Eastern Tech, and his former assistant, Anthony Knox, who is in his third year coaching Randallstown. Knox is 2-0 against Strunk in a rivalry between two coaches who respect each other, but whose players always bring a lot of intensity to the table. Expect this contest to be no different. A key will be how Randallstown's defense, anchored by DL Randy Vince (11 sacks last fall) and DB Dana Dorsey (six INTs) deals with a high-scoring offense that has RB Broderick Maybank, an All-Metro track state champ, and OL Billy Farmer (6-4, 255) among its eight returning starters.

Milford Mill at No. 8 Wilde Lake

When: 1

Outlook: Traditional Howard County power Wilde Lake has beaten the Millers twice in past playoff games. With all but one offensive starter returning, it looks for a three-peat. Wilde Lake QB Charles Berlin and WR-DBs Brandon Bell and Travis Dale work behind OLs Mike McLaughlin, Josh Crenshaw, Shaun Frederick, Colin Quin and Chris Burns averaging 6-3, 265. DL Pat Burns (6-0, 295), SS Cameron Golden (6-0, 180) and DE Rahsan Martin (6-5, 240) can pack a wallop. The Millers return eight starters to the defense, including DEs Marcus Smith (6-2, 220) and Mark Wilson (6-3, 195). Offensively, WR Daryon Arnold (6-3, 185), who is considering Virginia Tech, and third-year starting QB Andre Brown are back to a team that is "faster and stronger," according to coach Reggie Brooks, who credits assistants Greg Trogdon and Evan Murray.

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