Football games

October 05, 2001|By Kevin Van Valkenburg

Today

No. 10 Centennial (4-0, 3-0) vs. Mount Hebron (3-1, 2-1)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Eagles continue to roll behind the strength of their rushing attack and pressure defense, but haven't faced a passing attack like the Vikings possess yet. Mount Hebron QB Maurice Workman and WR John Zabel were one of the toughest tandems to stop during the first two weeks of the county season, but were held in check last week as the Vikings lost to Hammond, 12-3.

Oakland Mills (1-3, 1-2) vs. Howard (0-4, 0-3)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Oakland Mills was back to its old tricks last week after three disappointing losses, blowing out Atholton, 41-6, for its first win. RBs Justin Barnes and Maurice Shaw rushed for over 100 yards and Barnes scored two touchdowns. Howard is still looking for its first win after getting overrun by Glenelg a week ago, giving up 300 yards rushing in a 35-0 loss.

Wilde Lake (3-1, 2-1) vs. Atholton (0-4, 0-3)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: How will the Wildecats rebound after losing for the first time last week? Most likely by doing what they do best - rushing the ball. Wilde Lake, however, did look vulnerable to the pass against River Hill, which the Raiders might be able to take advantage of behind athletic QB Vyt Rivers. Rivers was 10-for-19 for 113 yards and a touchdown against Oakland Mills.

Long Reach (2-2, 1-2) at Hammond (1-3, 1-2)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Lightning and Bears are heading in opposite directions coming into this game. After winning its first two games, Long Reach has been beaten the last two weeks and needs a victory to regain its confidence. Hammond finally clicked last time out, getting its first win against Mount Hebron, to end a nine-game losing streak. Long Reach's Calvin Maragh, one of the league's top rushers, was held to just 57 yards last week in a loss to Centennial.

No. 6 Glenelg (4-0, 3-0) at River Hill (2-2, 2-1)

When: 2 p.m.

Outlook: How good is Glenelg? The last two weeks the Gladiators haven't even had to attempt a pass, and no team has held RB Kevin Ganascioli under 100 yards in four games. River Hill might just be up to the challenge, however, coming off an upset win at Wilde Lake. QB Matt Hostetler has tossed five touchdowns and run for four this season. He'll need to do his best to steer clear of Glenelg LB Rob LaHayne, who is one of the area's best defensive players.

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