Football glance

High Schools

September 17, 2004|By Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley

Today

No. 12 Dunbar (1-1) vs. Patterson (2-0)

Site: Utz Twardowicz Field

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: Dunbar rebounded from a mistake-filled, season-opening loss to Gilman with last week's 38-12 rout of Baltimore City Division I rival City College. Next up is another conference foe in Patterson, which is coming off last week's 28-20 win over defending Division I champ Poly. Even at this early stage of the season, a win here could go a long way toward deciding the league title. Patterson is led by LB-DL DeShawn Barrett; Dunbar is led by versatile DB-RB Nathan Irby.

Arundel (2-0) at No. 5 Broadneck (2-0)

Time: 7.15 p.m.

Outlook: After outscoring their first two opponents 89-6 on the road, the Bruins play their play their home opener against a team they have defeated by 17-14 in the past three meetings. Arundel has not beaten Broadneck since 1997, but with RB Jimmy Rhodes and QB Nick Palmer, they have two weapons who could give the Bruins trouble. DL Nick Sowells and Brett Cheplowitz look to slow down Rhodes and Palmer, while their offense, led by QB Tony Marino and RB Brandon Johnson, hopes to ring up enough points to win. If it's another close one, the three-points differential could come from the toe of PK Chris Desautels.

No. 11 Severna Park (2-0) at Annapolis (2-0)

Time: 7.15 p.m.

Outlook: Severna Park won, 21-0, last year for the Falcons' first win over the Panthers since 1997 to trail 22-20-3 in the series. The Falcons' passing combo of Andrew Zingler to Ben Hunt has produced three of the team's four touchdowns. Annapolis first-year coach Brian Brown, who has the Panthers playing with confidence coming off a 3-7 season, will counter with his Wing-T rushing attack, led by Damien Kinchen and Myron Watkins. The game matches two of the county's top LBs in the Falcons' Andrew Ferris and the Panthers' Andrew Thomas.

Tomorrow

No. 8 Archbishop Curley (3-0) at Urbana (2-0)

Time: Noon

Outlook: These teams like to control the line of scrimmage and the clock behind power running games. The visiting Friars, defending MIAA B Conference co-champs, rely on All-Metro RB Glenn Williams and linemen Brandon Johnson (6-3, 315 pounds) and Steve Getz (6-6, 325). Urbana, winner of four straight public school state titles through 2001, depends on LB-RB Steve Anderson and linemen John Ferrante (6-6, 325), Chris Reeves (6-1, 240) and Mike Russo (6-0, 250). Urbana has outscored its first two opponents, 135-0.

No. 2 Hereford (2-0) at No. 7 Randallstown (1-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Hereford and Randallstown have had some classic battles. In 1997, en route to their first state title - the Class 1A - and a 13-0 season, the Bulls defeated the Rams on the road for the first time in school history, 28-6. In 1998, the Rams ended Hereford's 21-game winning streak against county foes, and in last year's 14-7 win, they stopped the then-two-time defending 2A state champion Bulls' 28-game winning streak. Randallstown is coming off a 7-6 upset loss to Eastern Tech.

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