Previews of this weekend's Prep Football Games

October 21, 2005

Hedgesville Eagles (3-5) at No. 1 Jefferson Cougars (8-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Hedgesville leads, 11-10.

Last meeting: 2004 - Jefferson, 29-0.

Last week: The Eagles beat Musselman, 7-0. ... The Cougars knocked off Martinsburg, 32-0.

Notes: Richard Lane scored on an 80-yard run in the third quarter to give the Eagles their second straight win over Musselman. Lane finished with 160 yards on 17 carries. ... The Eagles racked up 289 yards of offense against the Applemen. ... The Cougars have won 10 straight regular-season games. ... The Cougars got their first win over Martinsburg since 1998 by holding the Bulldogs to 92 rushing yards. ... RB Ryland Newman ran for 98 yards to go over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. He scored 3 TDs. ... The Cougars are tied with Morgantown for No. 2 in the West Virginia Class AAA playoff ratings.

No. 3 Mercersburg Blue Storm (7-0) at Bullis School Bulldogs (5-1)

When: Saturday, 2


Series: Bullis leads, 12-3.

Last meeting: 2004 - Bullis, 32-7.

Last week: The Blue Storm beat Hill School, 21-19. ... The Bulldogs lost to St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, 25-6.

Notes: Mercersburg is on an eight-game winning streak, its longest since 1995. ... The Bulldogs have won five of the last six meetings. ... The Blue Storm clinched at least a tie for the MAPL title. ... Jarvis Hodge threw a 65-yard halfback pass to Austin Young for the game-winning TD. ... In first four games, Bullis averaged 39 points. ... In the last two games, the Bulldogs have scored 25 points total.

No. 4 Martinsburg Bulldogs (7-1) at Fort Hill Sentinels (5-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Fort Hill leads, 46-19-3.

Last meeting: 2004 - Martinsburg, 7-6.

Last week: The Bulldogs were blanked by Jefferson, 32-0. ... The Sentinels whitewashed Hampshire, 34-0.

Notes: Martinsburg has won four straight in the series and 6 of 7. ... The Sentinels broke open their game against Hampshire with two TDs in the final 52 seconds of the first half. ... The normally potent Martinsburg offense was held to 117 yards by Jefferson. ... Cameron Shelton was 3 of 21 passing for 25 yards. ... The Bulldogs had six turnovers. ... A.T. Zembower had 132 yards receiving, scored two times and intercepted two passes. ... Fort Hill is allowing 14.5 points per game, compared to Martinsburg's 32.

No. 5 Thomas Johnson Patriots (4-2) at Westminster Owls (5-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Thomas Johnson leads, 17-16.

Last meeting: 2004 - Westminster, 39-6.

Last week: The Patriots lost to Urbana, 24-8. ... The Owls buried Tuscarora, 55-18.

Notes: Westminster has won six straight in this series after TJ had won eight straight. ... TJ had its four-game win streak snapped. ... The Patriots averaged 40 points in their four games before Urbana. ... Terrance Kerns had a 90-yard kickoff return and 85 yards rushing. ... TJ allowed Urbana only 41 yards rushing but gave up 225 through the air. ... Westminster QB Kevin Clancy tore apart the Tuscarora defense with 395 yards passing on 18 of 30. ... RB Ryan Finch scored three times against Tuscarora.

No. 6 Greencastle Blue Devils (5-2) at West Perry Mustangs (5-2)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: West Perry leads, 6-1.

Last meeting: 2004 - West Perry, 41-21.

Last week: The Blue Devils beat Big Spring, 56-7. ... The Mustangs lost to Palmyra, 27-14.

Notes: The Mustangs have won the last four meetings. ... The Blue Devils rolled up 481 yards on the ground in the victory over Big Spring. ... RB Conrad Myers had 27 carries for 259 yards and 3 TDs. ... Mustangs WR Corey Dolin has 10 catches for 193 yards in the last two games.

No. 7 St. John's-PH Vikings (5-1) at Baltimore Lutheran Saints (0-6)

When: Today, 3 p.m.

Series: St. John's-PH leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2004 - St. John's-PH, 46-13.

Last week: The Vikings downed Severn School, 20-14. ... The Saints lost to John Carroll, 40-0.

Notes: The Vikings are playing the second of four straight road games to close out the season. ... SJPH hopes to have regular QB J.P. Traylor in action after suffering an injury against Severn. ... Traylor threw for 106 yards. ... Randal Smedley rushed for 116 yards. ... The Saints are the only team in the MIAA 'B' Conference without a win. ... Lutheran's last loss was to John Carroll, who had been winless. ... The Saints have not scored in the last three games.

Boonsboro Warriors (4-2) at North Hagerstown Hubs (3-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: North Hagerstown leads, 17-14.

Last meeting: 2004 - North, 27-0.

Last week: The Warriors defeated Catoctin, 42-6. ... The Hubs blanked Williamsport, 30-0.

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