Preview of This Weekend's Prep Football Games

October 01, 2004

St. John's-Prospect Hall (2-2)

at Boys' Latin Lakers (1-2)

When: Today, 4 p.m.

Series: Boys' Latin leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2003 - Boys' Latin, 42-22.

Last week: The Vikings lost to John Carroll, 26-14 ... Boys' Latin defeated Severn, 21-14.

Notes: Boys' Latin QB Rocco Romero passed for 224 yards and ran for 85 yards and 2 TDs in the Lakers' upset win over Severn. ... Vikings QB Keith Ricca broke the state record for career passing yards, set by North County's Mark Pfisterer (1997-2000), in last week's loss to John Carroll.

Hancock Panthers (4-0)

at Berkeley Springs Indians (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.


Series: Berkeley Springs leads, 33-11

Last meeting: 2003 - Berkeley Springs, 13-0.

Last week: The Panthers defeated Mount Zion, 28-0 ... The Indians defeated Petersburg, 46-6.

Notes: The Indians have won the last four games in the series, which dates back to 1957. The teams have played every year since 1993. ... The Panthers have won six straight regular-season games, their longest streak since before 1980. ... The Panthers have three shutouts this season, most since 1995. ...

Westminster Owls (1-3)

at Thomas Johnson Patriots (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Thomas Johnson leads, 17-15.

Last meeting: 2003 - Westminster, 28-6.

Last week: The Owls lost to Frederick, 20-17 ... The Patriots lost to Urbana, 53-21.

Notes: The Owls have won the last five games in the series, including a four-overtime, 10-3 victory in 1999. ... The Patriots have scored just four touchdowns in the last five meetings.

North Hagerstown Hubs (3-1)

at Boonsboro Warriors (0-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: North Hagerstown leads, 16-14.

Last meeting: 2003 - North Hagerstown, 34-14.

Last week: The Hubs defeated Williamsport, 59-0 ... The Warriors lost to South Hagerstown, 25-20.

Notes: The Hubs snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Warriors last year. ... The Hubs set several school records in last week's victory over Williamsport, including points scored in a game (59) and a half (52) and largest margin of victory. ... PK Brent Toms broke Jeff Foltz's record (17) for consecutive PATs. Toms is 20-for-20 this season. ... WR Quielan Gantt set the school record for career TD receptions (11) and tied the single-season mark (6). ... The Warriors turned the ball over three times (2 INTs, one fumble) in their five-point loss to South Hagerstown.

Brunswick Railroaders (2-2)

at Williamsport Wildcats (0-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Brunswick leads, 12-11.

Last meeting: 2003 - Brunswick, 49-12.

Last week: The Railroaders defeated Clear Spring, 81-0 ... The Wildcats lost to North Hagerstown, 59-0.

Notes: The Railroaders have won the last three meetings to take the series lead. ... The Railroaders led Clear Spring 69-0 at halftime on the way to the biggest win in the program's history. ... RB Eric Zwilsky had 210 yards rushing and 4 TDs. ... The Wildcats suffered their third shutout in four games this season and their 12th since the 2000 season.

South Hagerstown Rebels (2-2)

at Catoctin Cougars (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: South Hagerstown leads, 8-7.

Last meeting: 2003 - Catoctin, 49-28.

Last week: The Rebels defeated Boonsboro, 25-20 ... The Cougars lost to Smithsburg, 31-6.

Notes: The Cougars have won the last two games in the series. ... Rebels DB Allen Daniels had 16 tackles and two INTs - including one he returned for a TD - in the victory over Boonsboro last Friday, which happened to be his birthday. ... The Cougars have scored just 14 points in four games, their lowest output over four games since 1991-92. ... The Cougars haven't lost four straight since the 2001 season.

Frederick Cadets (4-0)

at Walkersville Lions (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Frederick leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2003 - Frederick, 10-7.

Last week: The Cadets defeated Westminster, 20-17 ... The Lions defeated Tuscarora, 20-18.

Notes: The Cadets are on a seven-game winning streak - their longest since 1986-87 - and are off to their best start since beginning the 1986 season 5-0. ... The Lions have won two straight after an 0-2 start.

Hedgesville Eagles (1-4)

at Fort Hill Sentinels (4-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Fort Hill leads, 18-14.

Last week: The Eagles lost to Rockville, 26-6 ... The Sentinels beat Musselman, 34-0.

Notes: The Eagles have lost nine of the last 10 to Fort Hill, their only win coming in 2001. ... The Sentinels are on top of the Class 2A West playoff ratings, followed by Francis Scott Key, North Hagerstown and Century.

James Buchanan Rockets (1-3)

at Steel-High Rollers (3-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Steel-High leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2003 - Steel-High, 61-0.

Last week: The Rockets lost to Waynesboro, 26-6 ... The Rollers defeated Scotland, 39-22.

Notes: Rockets RB Justin Lee had 110 yards on 12 carries last week against Waynesboro.

Altoona Mountain Lions (0-4)

at Chambersburg Trojans (2-2)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Altoona leads, 11-8.

Last meeting: 2003 - Altoona, 49-10.

Last week: The Mountain Lions lost to State College, 28-0 ... The Trojans defeated Cedar Cliff, 24-14.

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