Football glance

High School

October 10, 2003|By Rick Belz

Football glance

Tomorrow

Reservoir (0-5) at Howard (1-4)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Howard goes for a homecoming win against the first-year Gators. Lions running back Brian McGettigan rushed 20 times last week for 101 yards in a 33-12 loss to Mount Hebron. He has 88 carries for 476 yards this season. Lions quarterback Ron Curley has completed 24-for-48 for 460 yards this season. The Gators lost to Wilde Lake, 51-0, last week.

Chesapeake-BC (1-3) at Atholton (0-5)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Atholton hopes for its first win after opening the season with county powers Oakland Mills, Wilde Lake, River Hill and Glenelg. The Raiders have allowed four turnovers a game and been riddled with injuries. Chesapeake is also struggling after an 0-10 season a year ago.

No. 8 Wilde Lake (4-1) at No. 6 River Hill (5-0)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Surprising River Hill, featuring a well-balanced offense, has won two straight thrillers over Long Reach and Oakland Mills. Wilde Lake, which ruined River Hill's 4-0 start last season by beating the Hawks, 20-16, is a tough opponent again. River Hill defeated Wilde Lake two years ago at the Wildecats' homecoming.

Hammond (2-3) at Mount Hebron (3-2)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Mount Hebron, which has won three straight, has a balanced offense that averages 200 yards rushing and 100 yards passing. Running back Chris Eccleston has 439 yards on 48 carries. Hammond lost to Martinsburg (W.Va.) last Friday, 69-14, but has beaten Howard and Centennial. Mount Hebron beat the Bears last season, 17-14.

Oakland Mills (4-1) at Centennial (0-5)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Oakland Mills is coming off a 20-19 last-minute loss to River Hill in which quarterback Nick Finney had a big passing day, going 12-for-24 for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Centennial had a moral victory on Saturday, losing only by 14-6 to Long Reach for its second straight one-touchdown game. Oakland Mills defeated Centennial, 20-6, last season.

Glenelg (5-0) at Long Reach (3-2)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Two-time defending county champion Glenelg faces its toughest test of the season after coasting past Atholton, 44-6, last week. The Gladiators' regular-season winning streak is at 31 games and the league streak at 28. Long Reach, which has lost close games to Wilde Lake and River Hill, would like to defeat a premier team.

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