Football games

September 21, 2001|By Lem Satterfield

Today

No. 5 Hereford (2-0) at Catonsville (1-1)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulls will try to win their 24th straight regular-season game, and their 46th in the past 47 games against Baltimore County rivals with they travel to Catonsville, an upset loser to Western Tech last weekend. In this county 2A-1A league clash, Hereford has outscored its opposition, 96-7, anchored by second-team All-Metro DE Ed Darney (6-5, 225), second-team All-City/County LB Adam Goloboski, DE Tim Ruff, DT Nick Sebastian (6-0, 265), DT Keith Duley (6-1, 270), NG Zach Armiger (6-3, 200). The Comets have nationally recruited RB Chris Wilson (6-2, 240) and lightning-quick RB Chris Washington. Wilson rushed for 93 yards in the first half alone last week before leaving with a concussion. He returns this week.

Owings Mills (2-0) vs. No. 6 Eastern Tech (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. at CCBC-Essex

Outlook: Owings Mills is off to a good start under coach Randy Pentz after scoring a mild upset win over Lansdowne, 14-6, last week. That victory came after a season-opening, 40-12 rout of its Reisterstown Road rival, Franklin. But the Mavericks, in their third year under Bruce Strunk, are rolling as well. The Mavericks opened the season with a 26-20 overtime win at then-No. 6 Randallstown, followed by last week's 48-7 rout of Overlea. The Mavericks have No. 5 Hereford next weekend, but can't afford to look past the Eagles to that game, whose winner is favored to win the county title.

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

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Fallston got PK Kevin Keller's overtime field goal in last week's 23-20 win over Elkton, last year's Class 1A state champ. It also got fine play from its defense. The homestanding Eagles routed their first opponent, Atholton, 41-0, and defeated No. 12 Liberty, 13-12, on Monday night. In the last game, Joe Brockmeyer rushed for 171 yards, and Chris Dyke batted down a two-point conversion pass attempted by Liberty with 51 seconds left to play.

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.

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.

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

When: 7:30

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.

Tomorrow

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, of coach Jay Robinson, 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.

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 during each of the past two seasons, and comes in having routed Mercersburg Academy, 42-20. RB Matt Ward, the Washington Post's All-Metro Player of the Year for lacrosse rushed for 110 yards and three TDs, and QB Blake Potolicchio passed for two TDs. The Gaels overcame a 20-6 deficit to beat McNamara of Prince George's County last weekend, with QB Nick Tanis throwing two TDs to WR J.J. Outlaw and RB-DB Keon Lattimore rushing for two more TDs and returning a punt for another.

Dunbar (2-0) at Poly (1-1)

When: 1 p.m.

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