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This week's top football games

October 29, 1998

North Hagerstown at No. 5 Boonsboro

  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Records: North Hagerstown Hubs 2-6; Boonsboro Warriors 6-2.
  • 1997 result: Boonsboro, 38-6.


Players to watch: North Hagerstown-QB Jamere Burnett, RB Jeff Seidman, OL/DL Kelly McNamee; Boonsboro-RB Chris Dankmeyer, WR Brooks Everline, LB Kevin Hurlbrink.

Notes: Boonsboro fell to No. 11 in the Class 2A points after last Friday's 39-0 loss to Middletown. The Warriors must win their last two games and get some help from other teams in order to make the postseason ... Boonsboro has won five of the last six meetings ... North leads the series, 15-9.

No. 6 Walkersville at Williamsport

  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Records: Walkersville Lions 6-2; Williamsport Wildcats 5-3.
  • 1997 result: Walkersville, 29-0.


Players to watch: Walkersville-RB John Pelletier, RB Brett DeMeza, DB Chris Rose; Williamsport-RB Adam Tournay, QB Ryan Grabill, WR/DB Clint Crowell, LB Tim Small.

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Notes: The loser falls out of the playoff chase, while the winner hangs on for another week ... Walkersville is No. 14 in the 2A standings and will need lots of help even with a win ... At No. 11 in Class 1A, Williamsport also needs two wins and help to qualify.

Smithsburg at No. 7 Brunswick

  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Records: Smithsburg Leopards 2-6; Brunswick Railroaders 6-2.
  • 1997 result: Brunswick, 21-17.


Players to watch: Smithsburg-RB Darryl Clopper, QB Kevin Lowe, WR Chip Kershner; Brunswick-QB Dave Zidek, RB Chris Hill, RB Ryan Summers.

Notes: A win by the Railroaders, currently No. 6 in Class 1A, would virtually lock them into a playoff position for the first time since 1995 ... Brunswick has won two of the last three meetings, but Smithsburg leads the series, 16-4.

Jefferson at Hedgesville

  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Records: Jefferson Cougars 2-6; Hedgesville Eagles 4-4.
  • 1997 result: Hedgesville, 49-20.


Players to watch: Jefferson-QB Eric Smoot, RB B.J. Mercer, RB Damon McDowell; Hedgesville-RB D.D. Barrett, QB Shane Moats, WR Hickory Dean, FB Craig Harrison.

Notes: The Eagles need wins over Jefferson and Musselman for a shot at a W.Va. Class AAA playoff berth. Sixteen teams qualify; Hedgesville is No. 18 ... This is Jefferson's final game of the season.

Also:




No. 1 Middletown at South Hagerstown, 7:30

Hampshire at No. 2 Musselman, 7:30

No. 4 Greencastle at Shippensburg, 7:30

Linganore at Frederick, 7

Thomas Johnson at North Carroll, 7

Clay-Battelle at Hancock, 7:30

Catoctin at Francis Scott Key, 7:30

Berkeley Springs at East Hardy, 7:30

Fort Hill at Martinsburg, 7:30

East Pennsboro at James Buchanan, 7:30

Central Dauphin East at Waynesboro, 7:30

Saturday




No. 3 Chambersbug at Harrisburg, 1

Mercersburg at Potomac, 1

West Nottingham at St. James, 2

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