Football glance

October 25, 2002|By Rick Belz

Football glance

Tomorrow

Centennial (3-4) at River Hill (5-2)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Eagles dropped a 28-10 game to Wilde Lake last week for their third straight defeat - all against strong teams. Hawks quarterback Chris Martin scored two touchdowns despite a bruised collarbone, as River Hill clobbered Century, 53-0, ending a two-game losing streak. The Hawks, 40-13 winners over the Eagles last season, rate as the obvious favorites.

Glenelg (7-0) at Mount Hebron (2-4)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Gladiators have won 21 straight league games and are coming off big back-to-back wins over Long Reach and Oakland Mills. Passes were critical plays in both those victories. Mount Hebron, which saw its game with Northwestern-PG canceled last week, has a pass defense that isn't a strength. Glenelg won last year, 46-36.

Oakland Mills (5-2) at Hammond (2-5)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Scorpions, after losing primary running back C.J. King to a knee injury in the second quarter, wore down against a more physical Glenelg squad last week, losing, 28-13. Hammond's strength, its offense, was shut out for the first time this season by Long Reach, 35-0. The Bears beat the Scorpions last season, 7-6.

Century (1-6) at Wilde Lake (7-0)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Wilde Lake's homecoming opponent should not offer much resistance. Century lost to River Hill last week, 53-0. The Wildecats disposed of Centennial, 28-10, on three touchdowns by Austen Merrills. The Wildecats' dreams of playing at Ravens Stadium for a state championship and of an undefeated season are inching closer to reality.

Hickey (1-5) at Atholton (1-6)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Raiders were dominated by Howard at the line of scrimmage last week in a 30-12 loss. The Raiders hope to rebound against Hickey, which lost to Centennial, 21-0, earlier this season. Atholton already has surpassed last year's win total.

Long Reach (4-3) at Howard (2-5)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Lightning rebounded from a loss to Glenelg by dominating Hammond, 35-0, scoring all the points in the first half. Howard, a 30-12 winner over Atholton last week, has an intense neighborhood rivalry with Long Reach and is playing well, so anything could happen. Long Reach won last season's meeting, 35-6.

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