State football games

November 17, 2001|By Lem Satterfield and Kevin Van Valkenburg

Class 4A quarterfinals

Bowie (8-2) vs. No. 13 Patterson (9-1)

Site: Morgan State University

When: Today, 1 p.m.

Outlook: No. 6 seed Bowie of Prince George's County enters its eighth 4A state playoff, last appearing in 1985. Its best showing was a loss to Churchill in the 1976 state title game. The No. 3-seeded Clippers of Baltimore are trying to earn career win No. 200 for coach Roger Wrenn, whose run-oriented, deception offense will have to contend with Bowie's 6-foot-3, 240-pound TE-LB Reggie Holmes. RBs Jeffery Smith and Antoine Clayborne lead the city 4A champion Clippers.

Damascus (7-2) at Eleanor Roosevelt (10-0)

When: 1 p.m.

Class 3A quarterfinals

Urbana (10-0) at Gwynn Park (10-0)

When: 1 p.m.

Class 2A quarterfinals

City (10-0) at Potomac (9-1)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: No. 5 seed City is making its fourth playoff appearance. It lost its first game last week to Poly after having won nine straight. The fourth-seeded Knights' best chance against Potomac is to capitalize on the speed and mobility of QB Lamar Manigo and the power of Maryland-bound OL-DL Nathaniel Clayton. Potomac lost to City in the 1996 playoffs. Key players are LB Lionnel Williams (6-3, 205), WR-DB Marco Quin (6-2, 190), WR-DB Anthony McLeod (6-1, 185) and DE Marcus Montgomery (6-3, 245).

Middletown (10-0) at No. 2 Glenelg (10-0)

When: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Middletown, a playoff veteran from Fredrick County, is making its sixth postseason appearance in the past seven years. Glenelg, the new kid on the block, is back again after making it last season, when the Gladiators beat Oakland Mills, 14-7, in the quarterfinals. The Gladiators have been a handful for defenses this year with two 1,000-yard rushers in Jay Hamilton and Kevin Ganascioli. Middletown also has a pair of fine runners in TB Josh Keeney and FB Scott Harshman. Both are capable of breaking the 100-yard barrier.

Class 1A quarterfinals

Oakland Mills (6-4) vs. No. 12 Forest Park (9-1)

Site: Morgan State University

When: 4 p.m.

Outlook: Oakland Mills, the eighth seed, is making its 11th playoff appearance and is going after its second 1A state crown. The Scorpions won in 1998. LB-TE Jason Barnes (6-3, 215) is the Scorpions' big-play guy on both sides of the ball, and has rushed for 1,363 yards this season. The No. 1-seeded Foresters, winners of eight straight games, are in their fourth playoffs. The Foresters are 0-3 in the playoffs, but are coming off of a 44-6 rout of Dunbar. RB Sheldon Campbell leads Forest Park's offense, having run for 1,582 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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