Football glance

September 13, 2002|By Pat O'Malley

Today

No. 6 Annapolis (1-0) at No. 15 Broadneck (1-0)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: This is the county's game of the week, matching two perennial playoff teams. Arguably the county's top two LBs in Annapolis junior Darius Johnson and Broadneck senior Preston Pehrson should provide more than a few quality hits. Annapolis is seeking to avenge last year's 6-0 loss to the Bruins, whose inexperienced defense will be tested by the speed and talent of the Panthers' running package of Demario Harris, Davon Watkins and Johnson.

Chesapeake (1-0) at Meade (0-1)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The county will be watching to see how the host Mustangs react to being embarrassed, 42-0, by Annapolis last week. Then-No. 6 Meade couldn't stop the Panthers' running game that produced 345 yards. While Chesapeake doesn't have the overall speed of Annapolis, the Cougars have two outstanding backs in Nick Bowen and Lenny Hall, who combined for 324 yards and four TDs in a 27-0 rout at North County.

No. 4 Old Mill (1-0) at North County (0-1)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: It could be a long night for North County chasing Brashaad Mayweather. Mayweather set a county single-game rushing record with 342 yards in Old Mill's 41-26 victory over Arundel. North County was shut out by Chesapeake, 27-0.

Severna Park (0-1) at South River (1-0)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The visiting Falcons were humbled, 36-0, by Broadneck in their opener and haven't won since a 47-13 rout of South River in Game 2 last year. That's nine straight losses for the Falcons, who face a Seahawks team that opened with a 28-14 win at Glen Burnie with senior RB Mike Klug rushing for a school-record 261 yards.

Glen Burnie (0-1) at Arundel (0-1)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Looking for a turnaround season after going 3-7 last year, the host Wildcats are in a must-win situation against a Gophers team that beat them, 46-6, last year. Junior QB Bobby Schram tossed three TD passes in Arundel's 41-26 loss at Old Mill last week.

Liberty (1-0) at Northeast (0-1)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Coming off a 9-6 loss in overtime to St. Mary's last week, the host Eagles face a team that opened with a 20-2 win in Carroll County over Century, which is playing its first varsity season.

Southern (0-1) at Great Mills (0-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: With their last five games against Class 4A schools, 2A Southern needs this road game in St. Mary's County badly to entertain playoff hopes. Southern lost last week to Northern-Calvert, 20-6, while Great Mills was hammered, 34-0, by Catoctin.

Tomorrow

Archbishop Spalding (0-2) at Charter-Del. (1-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Coach Mike Whittles is excited after his Cavaliers hung in against defending 1A state champion Allegany last week in Cumberland before falling, 21-14. Whittles hopes his Cavs can play as well this week and break a 10-game skid that goes back to last season.

No. 14 Glenelg (1-0) vs. St. Mary's (1-0) at Weems Whelan Field

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: This game was moved from Glenelg, which is renovating its field, to Annapolis, and that should be to the advantage of St. Mary's. The Saints' size and defense are solid, and if they can get their offense going this week, they could pull off the upset.

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