Football glance

October 04, 2002|By Pat O'Malley

Today

Severna Park (3-1) at No. 11 Old Mill (3-1)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: After last season's dismal 1-9 season, the Falcons are off to a great start. Tonight, they find out if their turnaround could lift them toward the heights of 1999, when they went 10-2 and last made the Class 4A playoffs. Their defense has given up just 54 points in four games, but can they stop the metro area's leading rusher in the Patriots' Brashaad Mayweather (857 yards, 14 TDs)? If they do, they will be ready for prime time again.

No. 5 Annapolis (4-0) at Arundel (2-2)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: The county's only unbeaten football team is back at it after a short week. On Monday, the Panthers posted a 28-20 victory over Chesapeake. The limited time off should not be a factor for Annapolis' outstanding defense, which is yielding only 10 points a game.

Northeast (2-2) at Southern-AA (2-2)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Southern has taken the past two in this series by seven points in each game. Ball control is the philosophy of both teams, and the game could be decided by a crucial mistake or a surprise pass play.

Glen Burnie (0-4) at North County (0-4)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Glen Burnie and North County are last in the county for allowing points, but the former has a decided edge. The Gophers have been outscored 122-54 while the Knights have been outscored 172-6.

South River (1-3) at Chesapeake (2-2)

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Outlook: Back home after their eight-point loss at Annapolis on Monday, the Cougars and their single-wing offense look to break a two-game losing skid. Chesapeake linebackers Chad LaPlanche and Zach Ring should make things tough for the Seahawks' offense.

St. Mary's (3-1) at St. Paul's (2-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Saints look to control the football with the rushing of Donta Sylve (500 yards, five TDs) and go to 2-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference Gold Division.

Tomorrow

No. 8 Broadneck (3-1) at Meade (2-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The visiting Bruins are coming off a big 22-0 win over then-No. 4 Old Mill while the Mustangs won their second in a row, 26-0, over winless Glen Burnie. Meade's Hassan Muhammad broke loose for four touchdowns last week, but that offense will be hard to come by against a Bruins defense that is giving up just 8.8 points a game. Broadneck's defense will likely spoil Meade's homecoming.

Archbishop Spalding (2-3) at Severn (2-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: This is an MIAA B Conference cross-division matchup between Spalding of the Silver division and Severn from the Gold. Severn rolled, 32-7, over the Cavaliers last season and is coming off a 23-7 Gold division romp over St. Paul's.

No. 3 Calvert Hall (4-0) at No. 6 Mount St. Joseph (3-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: After putting up major numbers in last week's 48-45 loss to top-ranked Gilman, the Gaels (0-1 league) are looking to beat a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference opponent. Calvert Hall (1-0 league) has won the past two contests. Its defensive line averages 6 feet 1 and 240 pounds, led by Devon Douglass (6-3, 270). Its offensive line averages 6-1, 235 pounds, led by Matt Janowski (6-4, 305). While the Gaels have QB Nick Tanis, the Cardinals have Andrew Goldbeck. Mount St. Joseph has All-Metro RB Keon Lattimore, and Calvert Hall has RBs Marques Thompson and Nick Williams.

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