Football games

October 26, 2001|By Lem Satterfield

Football games

Today

Edmondson (3-4) at Poly (5-2)

When: 3:15 p.m.

Outlook: The Engineers (0-0 league) bring a four-game winning streak into this city 2A league opener and are on the verge of making the playoffs. Victories in their last three games, including those against Southern and No. 11 City, likely would do it. The visiting Redskins (0-0 league) were state runners-up and semifinalists during the past two seasons, but with a game remaining against City, are trying to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since 1997.

No. 3 Hereford (7-0) at Overlea (4-3)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulls take a winning streak of 28 regular-season games into this 2A-1A contest against Overlea QB Craig McIntosh, the area's top passing threat, statistically. McIntosh was 12-for-17 for 291 yards and one TD in last week's loss at Pikesville. The Bulls (6-0 league) counter with a team that scores just under 50 points per game, including a 33-0 shutout of No. 7 Eastern Tech.

Pikesville (6-1) at Owings Mills (4-3)

When: 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Panthers (4-0 league) are coming off last week's come-from-behind, 41-34 victory against Overlea. The Eagles (4-3 league) rebounded from a loss to Towson with last week's 42-0 rout of Loch Raven - a team Pikesville defeated, 40-0, a week earlier. In order to keep their slim 2A playoff hopes alive, the Panthers must defeat Overlea, No. 3 Hereford and Western Tech in the final games. An 8-2 record for the Panthers would tie the school record set in 1986, but would likely fall short of earning the school's second-ever playoff berth.

Curley (5-2) vs. St. Mary's (5-2)

When: 7 p.m. at Anne Arundel CC

Outlook: The Friars (1-1 in the MIAA B Conference) were ranked No. 12 before losing two straight games, including last week's 28-13 setback against St. Paul's, which St. Mary's beat, 21-7. Once ranked No. 14, the Saints (2-0 league) have lost to No. 1 McDonogh and Calvert Hall of the A Conference. Still, a win here would give them the inside track toward the B Conference title.

Tomorrow

No. 1 McDonogh (7-0) at William Penn Charter (2-4)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Eagles go after their 18th straight victory against a team that is struggling, but which always is a difficult challenge. Penn Charter is led by Division I recruits DE-RB Aaron Greenfield, QB Matt Ryan and SE-DB Zach Zeglinski. McDonogh comes off a 35-18 win over Mount St. Joseph during which All-Metro QB Joe Benson threw three touchdowns to WR Scott Robinson, and All-Metro RB E.J. Hamilton scored once.

Dundalk (4-3) at No. 15 Woodlawn (6-1)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Dundalk Owls (4-2 in Baltimore County 4A-3A) will try to make it two straight wins after a loss at Randallstown two weeks ago. But the Warriors have won six straight games, including last week's win over Milford Mill, which has beaten Dundalk. If the field for the Class 4A playoffs were chosen today, Woodlawn (6-0 league), which leads its region ahead of Patterson, would be the No. 4 seed. The Warriors can build on that lead with a win here, in addition to remaining in contention for the league crown with next week's opponent, No. 8 Randallstown (6-0 league).

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