Football games

September 21, 2001|By Pat O'Malley

Today

Boys' Latin (1-1) at Severn (0-2)

When: 4 p.m.

Outlook: The Admirals look to get well in their home opener against this Baltimore team they beat, 37-7, last season. Severn was flat in a 24-0 loss at John Carroll last week while the Lakers were beaten, 23-6, by Cardinal Gibbons. Boys' Latin opened with a 40-6 win over Friends.

No. 4 Annapolis (1-1) at Glen Burnie (2-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: In Monday's 6-0 loss to No. 3 Broadneck, Annapolis suffered a rash of minor, nagging-type injuries with the exception of senior QB Davon Watkins, who sprained his right knee. If Watkins doesn't go, sophomore Larry Beavers, who played most of the second half against Broadneck, will start. Annapolis RB Eric Venerable returns and just in time since they may have to score a lot of points to outlast the potent Gophers offense led by QB Keith Williams. Williams has run for seven TDs in his first two games, including four in Monday's 46-6 win over Arundel.

Fallston (1-1) at Northeast (2-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The Eagles are off to their best start since a 4-0 start in 1988, the team's last winning season at 7-3. Still, they have not beaten their Harford County opponent since a 12-8 victory in 1991. That's a string of nine in a row for the Cougars, who won, 49-28, last season and have outscored the Eagles, 142-50, in the last four outings. Fallston lost, 48-0, to defending 3A state champion Calvert in its opener, but bounced back last week with a 23-20 overtime win over Elkton.

Chesapeake (1-1) at Severna Park (1-1)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: After winning 10 straight over the Cougars, Severna Park has split the last four with Chesapeake. The Cougars' single-wing gave Severna Park problems last season in a 22-20 Chesapeake victory. The Falcons are coming off a 47-12 win over South River while Chesapeake dropped a 19-7 decision at home to Meade. Meade ran for nearly 250 yards. So, can the Cougars stop a Severna Park offense, led by Jeff Hoffman (209 yards in two games), that is averaging 272.5 yards rushing per game?

Arundel (0-2) at No. 3 Broadneck (2-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Outscored, 87-18, in their first two games, things are not promising for the visiting Wildcats in this one either. The Bruins have an outstanding defense not to mention a superb junior QB in Fred Steinmark, who runs the triple-option exceptionally well. It's very likely coach Chuck Markiewicz will have to wait another week before getting his first win as the new Arundel coach.

No. 14 Old Mill (2-0) at South River (0-2)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The Seahawks have been outscored, 82-20, in their first two games and have the misfortune of hosting the potent Patriots, who have scored 83 points in their first two with junior TB Brashaad Mayweather scoring three TDs in each game behind an offensive line that averages over 260 pounds per man.

Meade (1-1) at North County (0-2)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: First-year coach Greg Justice of the host Knights is looking for his first win. Whether he gets it, depends on which Meade team shows up. The visiting Mustangs have been the county's most unpredictable over the last two seasons. The Knights will have their hands full trying to contain Meade QB Antwan Smith, who can make things happen.

Chopticon (0-1) at Southern-AA (1-0)

When: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: After opening with a 14-0 victory over Northern-Calvert, the host Dawgs canceled last weekend's home opener with Great Mills (0-1) and instead make another St. Mary's county team in Chopticon as their first game in Harwood.

St. Mary's (2-0) at North Carroll (1-1)

When: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Coming off a big MIAA B Conference victory over St. Paul's by 21-7 on a pair of second-half TD runs by QB Marc Parreco, the Saints journey north from Annapolis to Carroll County for this non-league affair.

No. 8 Wilde Lake (2-0) at Howard (0-2)

When: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Wildecats looked polished and balanced in a win over Hammond last week, running for more than 300 yards and throwing the ball well. Expect the Wildcats to run often, as the Lions gave up big yards on the ground last week. Howard is still searching for consistency on both sides of the ball after sophomore running back Derrick McPhearson went down two weeks ago with a broken leg.

Tomorrow

Archbishop Spalding (2-1) at Friends (0-1)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: With two straight wins, including last week's 43-16 rout of first-time varsity Mount Zion featuring 330 rushing yards led by Steve Rutland's 81, the Cavs have a great shot at three in a row.

Landon (1-0) at No. 9 Mount St. Joseph (3-1)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Landon of Montgomery County has narrowly defeated Mount St. Joseph the past two seasons, and comes in having routed Mercersburg Academy, 42-20.

No. 1 McDonogh (2-0) at Calvert Hall (2-1)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The visiting Eagles, four-time MIAA B Conference champs, play their first MIAA A Conference game after having beaten their first couple of opponents by a combined 53-7. QB Joe Benson, last fall's All-Metro Player of the Year, leads the way. The Cardinals have won two straight after having lost their season-opener, 36-7, to St. John's of Washington. Calvert Hall defeated then-No. 14 Woodlawn, 16-12, and Westminster, 27-21, in overtime in its past two games.

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