Games to Watch

September 12, 2007|By KATHERINE DUNN

FOOTBALL

No. 7 Edmondson @Douglass

WHEN -- Friday, 3:45 p.m.

OUTLOOK -- Both city teams are coming off season-opening losses to Prince George's County teams. The Red Storm lost, 50-12, to Friendly, and the Ducks dropped a 19-12 decision to Crossland. The host Ducks will be out to avenge last year's 28-0 loss to the Red Storm. The only bright spot for Edmondson in its opener was junior quarterback Carroll Washington, who ran for a touchdown and threw for another. Washington will be pursued by a quick Ducks defense.

No. 12 Hereford @Catonsville

WHEN -- Friday, 7 p.m.

OUTLOOK -- Hereford has won eight Baltimore County titles in 11 years under coach Steve Turnbaugh in the county's 2A-1A Division, but it moves up to 4A-3A this season. The Bulls opened with a 38-18 romp over Douglass of Prince George's County, as Eric Hemeter and Lonnie Liggins combined for nearly 200 rushing yards and one score each to pace a 350-yard running attack. Reno Jiggetts ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns in the Comets' 23-7 win over Cardinal Gibbons. Both teams have outstanding kickers in the Bulls' Adam Yates, who had a 39-yarder among his three made field goals in the opener, and the Comets' Dan Vanik, who made a 42-yarder.

FIELD HOCKEY

No. 6 Garrison Forest @No. 7 Archbishop Spalding

WHEN -- Friday, 4 p.m.

OUTLOOK -- The Grizzlies' young talent will lead them against one of the up-and-coming teams in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference, a veteran Cavaliers squad. In their opening weeks, the Grizzlies went 3-0 and took the title at their own tournament with a pair of 3-0 wins over Maryvale and North Harford, while the Cavaliers went 2-1 with a win over Roland Park and a 2-1 loss to a tough Georgetown Visitation squad.

BOYS SOCCER

No. 1 McDonogh @No. 5 Calvert Hall

WHEN -- Friday, 4 p.m.

OUTLOOK -- Two perennial Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association contenders bring plenty of firepower in All-Metro strikers Chris Agorsor of McDonogh and Christian Barriero of Calvert Hall. Quick, creative and fun to watch, the two seniors combined for 28 goals last season. Agorsor is looking to lead the Eagles to the A Conference title this season after a title-game loss to Archbishop Curley a year ago; Barriero hopes to lead the Cardinals further than the quarterfinals, where they lost last fall.

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