Football games

High Schools

September 14, 2001|By Pat O'Malley, Lem Satterfield, Rich Scherr and Kevin Van Valkenburg

Football games

Today

Patterson (1-0) at Carver (1-0)

When: 3:45 p.m.

Outlook: Carver, of the city's West Division, comes off a surprising 12-0 shutout of East Division champ Lake Clifton - which routed Patterson in last year's final regular-season game. But the Bears will have to make it two in a row before anyone believes them to be a legitimate threat, and that could be hard to come by against a Patterson squad that returns its defense nearly intact. The visiting Clippers routed Northwestern, 41-6, last weekend.

Francis Scott Key (1-0) at Middletown (1-0)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: After beginning their season with a 12-7 win over North Carroll, the Eagles will get a stiff test this week against Monocacy Valley Athletic League power Middletown. The Frederick County team opened its season with a 20-18 win over Thomas Johnson, a solid Class 4A school. Middletown uses a power I rushing attack to control the clock, and also is capable of completing the big pass. Led by running back Brad Stonesifer (117 yards, TD), the offense racked up more than 300 yards against North Carroll, but had little to show for it. Key's 21-7 win over Middletown a year ago was its first triumph over that school in 25 years.

No. 15 Catonsville (1-0) vs. Western Tech (1-0)

Site: CCBC Catonsville

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: This Baltimore County 2A-1A league game always carries a lot of emotion, being that the two Catonsville-area schools are so close. Western Tech is considered the home school at the Community College, and comes off a 14-0 shutout of Perry Hall. But the Wolverines, losers of last year's contest, will have a much more difficult time stopping RBs Chris Wilson and Chris Washington. Catonsville routed Parkville, 48-12, last weekend.

Northeast-AA (1-0) at No. 12 Liberty (1-0)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Liberty, which opened its season last week with a 20-8 win over Boonsboro, will face a stiff test against Anne Arundel County's Northeast, a blowout winner over Atholton. The Lions were led by quarterback Nick Sargent (10-for-20, two touchdowns, 60 yards rushing) and Cam Mast, who had 11 tackles while filling in at linebacker. Liberty coach Ken Johnson said that for his team to win, it will have to successfully pass the ball on offense and stop the big play on defense.

Sparrows Point (1-1) at North Carroll (0-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Panthers look to pick up their first win under new coach Tim Greenwood when they play host to Sparrows Point in their home opener. North Carroll's defense played exceptionally well in the team's 12-7 loss to Francis Scott Key last week. Led by running back Erick Busick (14 carries, 68 yards, TD), the Panthers, in fact, held the lead as late as the fourth quarter, but couldn't capitalize on the turnovers. Sparrows Point likes to run out of the I, but managed little offense in last week's 44-12 loss to Patapsco. "We can't lose sight of the fact that Sparrows Point will come to play," said Greenwood.

C. Milton Wright (0-1) at South Carroll (0-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: South Carroll is hungry for a win after blowing a seven-point lead in the waning minutes of last week's 35-28 overtime loss to No. 11 Glenelg. Receiver Jamie Unger caught five passes for 133 yards, and linebacker Josh Lewis had 12 tackles to lead the Cavaliers. Despite a 33-0 loss to powerful Hereford in the opener, the Mustangs are one of Harford County's better teams. To win, Cavaliers coach Gene Brown said his team must control the ball better than last week and put points on the board early.

St. Paul's (0-1) vs. St. Mary's (1-0)

Site: Anne Arundel Community College

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Here is a key game for the host Saints of coach Mike Codd if they are to contend for the MIAA B Conference title this season. The visiting Crusaders opened with a 12-7 loss to Loyola while the Saints handled Pallotti, 33-6, as Geoff Christhilf ran for 167 yards and three TDs. St. Mary's will be out to avenge a 28-0 loss to the Crusaders last year.

No. 3 Broadneck (1-0) at No. 4 Annapolis (1-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Over the last two seasons, the two teams have met in the 10th and final week of the regular season, each spoiling the other's bid for an undefeated season. The Panthers beat Meade, 28-6, last week as Darren Johnson, Darius Johnson and Demario Harris bouyed a 303-yard rushing attack. Broadneck is using the triple-option this season with junior Fred Steinmark at the controls and posted a 20-6 win over Severna Park.

North County (0-1) at No. 14 Old Mill (1-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The host Patriots, who average 260 pounds per man across the interior with a pair of 285-pound tackles in 6-4 junior Danny Pilkerton and 6-0 Mike Harper, have taken the last four in a row over the Knights. Old Mill outlasted North County in a wild 41-32 contest last year.

Arundel (0-1) at Glen Burnie (1-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

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