Football games

High School

October 12, 2001|By Rich Scherr

Football games

Tonight

Bowling Brook (1-2) at North East (4-1)

When: 7

Outlook: Bowling Brook, which came off a two-week layoff last week to fall to Valley Forge Military Academy, 21-14, will face a stiff test against North East. The run-oriented Thoroughbreds will look to hold onto the ball better after committing eight turnovers, including five lost fumbles, against the Pennsylvania school. North East, which defeated Friends of Wilmington, Del., 42-12, last week, lost its only game to Cardinal Gibbons.

South Hagerstown (3-2) at Francis Scott Key (3-2)

When: 7

Outlook: Francis Scott Key looks to get back in the win column against dangerous South Hagerstown. The Washington County squad features Maryland-bound quarterback Dominique Richmond, a dual threat, able to effectively run the option or pass downfield. He will pose a formidable challenge for the Eagles' defense, which has allowed just four touchdown in four games. Key RB Brad Stonesifer looks to get untracked after being held to 80 yards last week, his lowest total this season.

Liberty (1-4) at Urbana (4-0)

When: 7

Outlook: A week after offering a formidable challenge to Westminster, Liberty this week plays possibly the best team in the state in three-time defending state champion Urbana. After dismantling South Carroll last week, 58-0, the Frederick County team will look to extend its MPSSAA record for consecutive wins to 43. Led by quarterback Mike Law and running back Nick Sargent, the Lions took a 24-22 lead on the Owls before falling, 38-24. This week, Liberty's only chance is to grab the early lead and attempt to keep the ball out of Urbana's hands.

Thomas Johnson (1-4) at Westminster (4-1)

When: 7

Outlook: After holding off Liberty, 38-24, last week, Westminster shoots for its fourth straight win. This game will feature a matchup of two of the Central Maryland Conference's top running backs - the Owls' Eric Saunders vs. the Patriots' Jamar Garner. Saunders leads the county with 850 yards rushing, while Garner racked up over 100 yards and scored four times last week in a win over North Carroll. Westminster won last year's matchup, 14-6.

North Carroll (1-4) at Frederick (3-1)

When: 7

Outlook: North Carroll will need improved play on defense if it expects to top Frederick, which has scored four rushing touchdowns in consecutive wins over South Carroll and Linganore. In a 39-14 loss to Thomas Johnson last week, the Panthers allowed more than 400 yards rushing. Offensively, they scored both of their touchdowns on passes from Curtis Bosley to Dan Kahline, the latter of whom has nearly 200 receiving yards for the season.

Linganore (2-1) at South Carroll (2-3)

When: 7

Outlook: South Carroll tries to end its two-game losing streak against Linganore, which is coming off a 14-12 loss to Frederick. The run-oriented Lancers are led by Nathan Pototschnik, a strong tailback who has gained 285 yards in his first three games, and fullback Blake Brosenne. The Cavaliers, coming off a 58-0 drubbing at the hands of powerful Urbana, will look for a more balanced offense this week after relying primarily on the pass last week. Last year, Linganore topped South Carroll, 35-29, in a shootout.

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