Playoff Previews

December 01, 2006|By Lem Satterfield and Pat O'Malley

Class 4A

No. 5 Broadneck (11-1) @ Suitland (11-1)

When -- Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

Outlook -- This is a rematch of the 2004 state semifinals when Suitland, of Prince George's County, defeated Broadneck, 14-0, and then beat Damascus, 14-7, for its first state title. Broadneck is still looking for its first state crown. Both teams have strong defenses and special teams. Led by senior LB Nick Peterson (106 tackles, 14 sacks), the Bruins have given up 7.8 points per game while their special teams have scored 70 points. Suitland's defense, led by Jerry Clinton (87 tackles), Emmanuel Williams (12 sacks) and James Proctor (eight interceptions), has given up 6.5 points per game, blocked 15 punts and posted six shutouts.

Class 4A

Sherwood (10-2) @ Northwest (12-0)

When -- Tonight, 7

Outlook -- In a battle of top Montgomery County quarterbacks, Sherwood's Deontay Twyman (2,130 passing yards, 25 TDs) meets Northwest's Josh Volpe (2,288 yards, 32 TDs). Volpe has no interceptions.

Class 3A

No. 8 Franklin (10-2) @ No. 1 River Hill (12-0)

When -- Tonight, 7

Outlook -- Franklin has won four straight, led by RB Scott Noble (1,656 yards rushing, 28 TDs), QB Josh Gibson (1,303 yards passing, 17 TDs), WR Rashad Blackwell (32 receptions, 461 yards, nine TDs) and WR-DB-QB Jeromie Miller (six receiving TDs, three passing scores and one interception return for a TD). The Hawks are led by QB-DB Daniel Hostetler, LB-RB Zach Martin and WR-DB-RB Michael Campanaro.

Class 3A

Urbana (9-3) @ Friendly (12-0)

When -- Tonight, 7

Outlook -- Four-time state champion Urbana, of Frederick County, is paced by RB Ryan Smith (2,247 yards, 33 TDs). Friendly (Prince George's) is led by QB Joe Haden (2,467 passing yards, 35 TDs) and WR Vincent Hill (59 receptions, 1,199 yards, 20 TDs).

Class 2A

Southern (8-4) vs. No. 3 Edmondson (11-1)

When -- Tonight, 7, at Poly

Outlook -- Southern has won seven of eight road games and its past five, led by LB-RB Eric Foote (1,030 rushing yards, 14 TDs), LB Justin Chura (605 rushing, seven TDs), QB Zack Hiller and WR Kevin Walker. Edmondson, which has won nine in a row, is led by RB Tariq Jones (1,491 yards, 12 TDs), QB Carroll Washington (10 passing TDs, six rushing TDs) and WRs Kareem Damon and Darrin Johnson, who have a combined eight TD catches.

Class 2A

Middletown (11-1) @ McDonough (11-1)

When -- Tonight, 7

Outlook -- Middletown, of Frederick County, is led by QB Kevin Linehan (1,081 passing yards, 10 TDs), RBs Jimmy Hargett and Justin Riggs (six TDs each), and WRs Patrick McCarrick and Brandon Kline (a combined 10 receiving scores). McDonough, of Charles County, is led by WRs Derrek Drummond and Mike Briscoe (a combined 632 yards receiving, 15 TDs), QBs Christian Ward and Andrew Herr (combined 1,378 yards passing, 27 TDs), RBs Nate Hoyte and Lucky Flammer (combined 1,759 yards rushing, 17 TDs).

Class 1A

Elkton (8-4) vs. No. 10 Dunbar (9-3)

When -- Tomorrow, 2 p.m., at Poly

Outlook -- Elkton, of Cecil County, is seeking its third title-game berth, having won the title in 2000. A winner of eight of its past nine games, Elkton is led by RBs Corey Sadler (906 rushing yards, 10 TDs) and Stephen Neal (788, nine). Three-time state champion Dunbar has won seven straight, led by RBs Tavon Austin and Maurice Portee with 25, and 14 TDs, mostly behind Matthew Odezego (6-3, 240 pounds), James Coppage (6-3, 307) and Brandon Brown (6-3, 330). DBs Portee and Kendall Jamsion each has seven interceptions.

Class 1A

No. 15 Havre de Grace (8-4) vs. Fort Hill (11-1)

When -- Tomorrow, 1 p.m., at Greenway Stadium

Outlook -- QB Josh Appold (1,961 yards passing, 20 TDs), WR Travis Brown (56 receptions, 1,086 yards, 11 TDs) and RB Hakeem Hines (853 yards rushing, 10 TDs) lead Havre de Grace, which has won three state crowns in six title-game berths. Winners of two state titles in six championship berths, Allegany County's Fort Hill is led by RBs Scott Rice and Drew Yurko with 17 and 15 TDs.

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