Football games

October 05, 2001|By Pat O'Malley

Tonight

Southern-AA (1-2) at Northeast (4-0)

When: 7:15

Outlook: A homecoming victory will give Northeast its first 5-0 start. Even in the school's best season (1981), when the Eagles went 9-2 and made the playoffs for the only time, they started 3-1. The passing combo of C.J. Spoone to Wilson Russell and workhorse FB Joe Brockmeyer, along with a defense giving up only 6.8 points a game, are ready for the Dawgs from Harwood.

No. 9 Old Mill (3-1) at Severna Park (1-3)

When: 7:15

Outlook: The visiting Patriots are coming off a tough 14-13 loss to No. 3 Broadneck and face a struggling Falcons team that they hammered, 40-0, last fall. Old Mill, led byRB Brashaad Mayweather (nine TDs, 510 yards) and LB-DL Kerry Blake, is looking for its fourth win in five years over Severna Park.

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

When: 7:15

Outlook: Eric Venerable is creating havoc on both sides of the ball at RB and LB for the host Panthers, who have won the last four in a row over the Wildcats. Arundel, giving up 33.8 points a game, will try and stop a Panthers team scoring 24 a game.

North County (1-3) at Glen Burnie (2-2)

When: 7:15

Outlook: QB Billy Largent hopes to lead the visiting Knights to their second straight winover the Gophers, who have lost two in a row. The fans might not get as entertaining a game as they did last year when North County won, 54-48, but both teams have the offensive weapons to come close.

Chesapeake (2-2) at South River (1-3)

When: 7:15

Outlook: Coming off its first win (20-12) of the season at Arundel last week, the Seahawks play host to the team they beat last year, 21-20, to prevent a winless season. South River will look to junior RB Mike Klug, who ran for 253 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries last week, to control the ball and keep it away from the Cougars' single-wing attack, led by Nick Bowen and Gary Townes.

Tomorrow

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

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Bruins' grueling opening schedule continues with homecoming in Cape St. Claire with the athletic and much-improved Mustangs visiting. This is a huge game for Meade, which is in the 4A East playoff hunt with the Bruins and Old Mill. To upset the Bruins, Meade QB Antwan Smith has to put points on the board against a defense that is giving up only 10 a game, and its defense has to play like it did last week in keeping Glen Burnie QB Keith Williams (10 TDs) out of the end zone in a 27-7 romp.

No. 14 St. Mary's (4-0) at Bishop Walsh (1-3)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Bishop Walsh made the long trip down from Cumberland to Annapolis last year and got humbled, 48-0. Incentive for the host Spartans? Yes. But with the Saints playing outstanding defense behind DLs Brent Teague, Roger Calsich and Rich Stone, and LB James Hyland, they look to return home 5-0.

Severn (2-2) at Arch. Spalding (2-3)

When: 2:30 p.m.

Outlook: Severn has dominated this series among county private schools, winning 14 of 16 games. The Admirals have taken the last two by a combined 84-13, and there is no reason to believe they won't dominate this one.

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