Today's state games

September 03, 2005|By Bill Free

Johns Hopkins (0-0) at Rochester (0-0)

Time: Noon

Series: Hopkins leads 4-0

Outlook: Hopkins has dominated this series, especially the two games played in Rochester, where the defense hasn't allowed a touchdown. Rochester (4-6 last season) is led by senior QB Aaron Molisani, who passed for 1,814 yards and 16 touchdowns last year.

Johnson C. Smith (0-1) at Bowie State (1-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Series: Johnson C. Smith leads 12-8

Last week: Bowie beat West Virginia State, 40-7; Johnson C. Smith lost to Glenville State, 33-9.

Outlook: Last week junior QB Lamar Manigo had two touchdown passes and no interceptions. The Golden Bulls' junior SS George Pope had 12 tackles and one interception last week.

McDaniel (0-0) at Bridgewater (0-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: 1470 AM

Series: McDaniel leads 15-9-1

Outlook: Senior RB Broderick Maybank averaged 120 yards a game last season, 24th best among Division III runners. Bridgewater was ranked No. 7 in the country entering last season's opener, where the Green Terror. pulled off a 14-11 upset. Bridgewater is ranked No. 14 preseason in Division III.

Methodist (0-0) at Salisbury (0-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: 1320 AM

Series: Salisbury leads 8-5

Outlook: Coming off a 10-1 season and the school's fifth NCAA playoff berth, the Sea Gulls are ranked in the top 15 nationally in four preseason polls. Junior CB Byron Westbrook is a preseason All-American. Methodist is coming off a 7-3 season and is led by senior QB Chris Roncketti.

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