Football glance

September 20, 2002|By Lem Satterfield

Today

Poly (2-0) at Dunbar (2-0)

Time: 3:45

Outlook: This is a City West Division game. The Engineers (1-0 league) have had the tougher schedule, having won close games over Curley, avenging a loss from last fall, and Forest Park. Dunbar has had a relatively easy time blowing out its two division rivals. The Engineers are led by DB-RB Jasmond Walker, and the Poets, by second-team All-City/County WR Herman Hayes.

No. 7 Mount St. Joseph (2-1) at Landon (1-0)

Time: 4 p.m.

Outlook: The Gaels travel to Bethesda for their fourth annual high-scoring rivalry with the Bears, who lead the series, 2-1. The Gaels are led by All-Metro RB Keon Lattimore and record-setting second-team All-Metro QB Nick Tanis. Landon is in its first year under Rob Bordley, a former longtime assistant to the retired Lowell Davis, who has coached the Bears' lacrosse program to national prominence. Landon RB-WR Peter Lamade both caught and rushed for touchdowns in last week's 34-8 rout of Mercerburg.

Catonsville (2-0) at No. 2 Hereford (2-0)

Time: 7

Outlook: The Comets (1-0 league) enter this Baltimore County 2A-1A league game after a 21-0 shutout of neighborhood rival Western STES. Defending Class 2A state champ Hereford goes after its 16th straight victory, its 34th straight regular-season win and career win No. 76 for eighth-year coach Steve Turnbaugh.

No. 9 Eastern Tech (1-1) at Owings Mills (2-0)

Time: 7

Outlook: The Mavericks (1-0 league), led by QB Dietrich Wright and LB-RB John Delair, go after their second straight Baltimore County 2A-1A league win after last week's 35-0 rout of Overlea. Owings Mills (1-0 league), under coach Randy Pentz, hammered Lansdowne, 35-16, last week.

Loyola (1-1) at Urbana (0-2)

Time: 7

Outlook: Can the Dons be the third team to beat the four-time state champion Hawks? Gilman ended Urbana's 50-game winning streak three weeks ago. Coming off last week's 24-0 loss at Gonzaga, a Loyola win would be a huge confidence booster for first-year coach Brian Abbott, formerly of St. Paul's.

Tomorrow

Blair Academy (N.J.) (1-0) at No. 1 Gilman (3-0)

Time: 1

Outlook: Gilman has given Blair Academy the nod to use postgraduate players and will face fifth-year RB Ray Rochester, a Richard Montgomery graduate and former Washington Post honorable mention All-Metro player who scored three touchdowns in last year's 21-6 rout of Woodberry Forest, Va. The host Greyhounds, ranked No. 20 nationally by USA Today, have outscored their first three opponents by a combined 93-3, including a 77-3 advantage in the first half . They have ended Dematha's 22-game winning streak and Urbana's 50-game winning streak.

Dulaney (1-1) at Woodlawn (1-1)

Time: 1

Outlook: The visiting Lions (1-0 league) face yet another Baltimore County 4A-3A conference power following last week's upset of defending champ Randallstown.

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