Games Of The Week

November 23, 2005

Anne Arundel

Who

No. 7 River Hill at No. 6 Severna Park

Sport, When

Football, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Outlook

This is for the Class 3A East regional title, with the winner advancing to the state semifinals. The Hawks (10-1) won their first-ever playoff game last week, defeating then-No. 7 Long Reach, 21-13. The Falcons (10-1) won their first playoff game since 1999, beating North Harford, 21-0. Both teams have aggressive defenses and outstanding quarterbacks in Dan Hostetler of River Hill and Greg Zingler of Severna Park. Both teams also have several playmakers.

Baltimore City

Who

Catonsville vs. No. 11 City

Sport, When

Football, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Outlook

Running back Jaren Maybin leads Catonsville (9-2) into the Class 3A North regional final with a state-leading 2,235 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. The Comets are in the playoffs for the second straight year, and also just the second time in school history. The Knights (10-1), anchored by linebacker Dominick Roseborough, have won nine straight games. During that span, they have allowed just over six points per game.

Baltimore County

Who

Overlea vs. No. 10 Milford Mill at Woodlawn

Sport, When

Football, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Outlook

This Class 2A North regional semifinal is a rematch of a 21-20 overtime victory by Milford Mill (10-1), which last weekend avenged its only loss by defeating Eastern Tech, 40-22. Overlea (9-2) has won five straight. Falcons running back Raynard Horne (21 touchdowns), whose injury prevented him from playing in the second half of the first meeting with Milford Mill, is at full strength and has been on a tear of late.

Howard

Who

Potomac at Atholton

Sport, When

Football, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

After defeating McDonough, 24-19, in a Class 2A South regional semifinal, the Raiders (8-3) face powerful Potomac (9-2) from Prince George's County for the regional title. Potomac routed Glenelg, 42-21, in the other semifinal. The Wolverines, who have been to the past two 2A state finals, winning last year by 19-12 over Hereford, amassed 459 yards of total offense - 362 on the ground - against Glenelg. Antonial Coles led the Wolverines with 162 yards rushing and scored a touchdown in a 21-point first quarter. The Raiders will counter with Matt Winger, who ran for 190 yards and his 22nd touchdown last week, and has gained 1,948 yards on the season.

HARFORD

Who

Stephen Decatur at Joppatowne

Sport, When

Football, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

The Mariners (9-2) will need to do in the Class 2A East regional final what they've done all season long - live off their strong running game and play stingy defense. David Dudley, who led Harford County in rushing during the regular season with 1,582 yards, ran for 194 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in the Mariners' 24-13 win over North Caroline in a regional semifinal Friday. Worcester County's Stephen Decatur (7-4) is coming off a 25-9 win over top-seeded Queen Anne's.

CARROLL

Who

Seneca Valley at No. 2 Westminster

Sport, When

Football, Friday, 7 p.m.

Outlook

In a matchup of two of the state's most prolific offenses, SenecaValley, ranked No. 11 in the Washington area, will travel to Westminster for the Class 3A West regional final. The Owls (10-1) last weekend avenged their only loss of the season, dominating both offensively and defensively in a 21-7 win over Linganore. Quarterback Kevin Clancy has thrown for 2,839 yards and 32 touchdowns this season. The Screaming Eagles (10-1) are coming off a 45-39 overtime win over Urbana. Since suffering its only loss of the year to Sherwood, the Montgomery County team has averaged 35 points per game in winning six straight.

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