Football glance

October 11, 2002|By Lem Satterfield

Today

Carver (City) (4-1) at No. 12 Dunbar (5-0)

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Outlook: Carver, which defeated Dunbar last fall, brings a three-game winning streak to the Poets' homecoming day celebration. Among its wins is a 19-0 victory over Poly. Already, Dunbar edged Poly, 18-14. The Bears are led by QB Anthony Stokes (658 yards, eight TDs) and WRs Shawn Wooden and Anthony Mason. Dunbar is led by RB Eric Valentine (555 yards, seven TDs), QB Byron Selby (706 passing yards, seven TDs) and WR Herman Hayes (16 receptions, 462 yards, eight TDs).

St. Paul's (3-2) at No. 3 Calvert Hall (5-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: St. Paul's rolled to a 17-0 victory over a tough St. Mary's squad last week. But the Crusaders enter a completely different class in this nonleague Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association matchup against Calvert Hall, which put up a season-high point total in last week's 56-22 rout at No. 8 Mount St. Joseph. St. Paul's has the skills to cause problems if it can avoid the mistakes it made in losses to Severn and No. 1 Gilman.

No. 11 Boys' Latin (4-0) at Archbishop Spalding (2-4)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Off to its best start since the 1977 Lakers went 9-0, Boys' Latin continues its quest for an MIAA B Conference Silver Division crown at Spalding. Coming off last week's 14-7 victory at defending champion John Carroll, the Lakers are brimming with confidence. But they can't afford to sleep against a team that has lost two straight.

No. 6 Edmondson (5-0) vs. No. 15 Patterson (4-1)

Site: Utz Twardowicz Field

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Patterson averages 40 points with an offense led by WR Roderick Wolfe (6 feet 5, 195 pounds), RB Greg Hawkins (nine TDs) and RB Terrence Arter. LB Mark Hicks and DB James Hall anchor the defense. Edmondson counters with an offensive line that averages 255 pounds. The Redskins averaged 42 points entering last week's loss to City. They are led by RB Brandon Williams, RB Thomas Smith and OL-DL Antoine Johnson.

Eastern Tech (3-2) at Catonsville (3-2)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Eastern Tech rebounded from a 29-12 loss to No. 2 Hereford by routing Western Tech, 51-0, for their second shutout. But the Mavericks must win their remaining games to keep their slim state playoff hopes in Class 2A alive. Catonsville is in a similar position after last week's 50-20 loss to Overlea.

Randallstown (4-1) vs. No. 13 Dundalk (5-0)

Site: CCBC-Dundalk

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Defending champion Randallstown (3-1 in Baltimore County 4A-3A) is pursuing its fourth straight league victory since a 15-14 loss to Dulaney ended its 4A-3A winning streak at nine. Last weekend, Dundalk (4-1 league) took over first place with a 38-20 win over Dulaney. But will the Owls and first-year coach Dave Eubank freeze up in the spotlight or prove they're ready for prime time?

Havre de Grace (2-3) at Edgewood (4-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: For the third straight week, QB Shane West leads Havre de Grace (1-1 league), which faces a Harford County challenge. In a close game, West is a threat to pass or kick -- he booted a field goal in last week's loss to Aberdeen. Edgewood is tied for the county lead (2-0) with Aberdeen. Behind a solid defense, the Rams have shown poise in league wins over North Harford, 8-7, and C. Milton Wright, 14-13.

Fallston (2-3) at Aberdeen (4-0)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: This Harford County matchup should be a close one. In its past two games, Fallston edged Bel Air and lost on a late touchdown to then-No. 4 Joppatowne. Aberdeen edged C. Milton Wright in overtime and outlasted Havre de Grace. Fallston has faced stiffer competition, having also lost to state title contenders Calvert and Elkton. Aberdeen's wins are over teams with losing records.

Tomorrow

Loyola (3-2) at No. 1 Gilman (6-0)

Time: 3 p.m.

Outlook: This MIAA A Conference game matches Loyola against a team it upset last fall. Four-time champion Gilman has looked shaky in its past two victories over No. 8 Mount St. Joseph and unranked Curley. Loyola, whose only losses are against powerful teams from the Washington area, Gonzaga and Georgetown Prep, is coming off a confidence-boosting 20-0 victory over winless McDonogh.

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