Previews of this weekend's prep football games

October 28, 2005

Peddie School Falcons (1-5) at No. 2 Mercersburg Blue Storm (8-0)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Series: Peddie School leads, 6-0-1.

Last meeting: 2004 - Peddie School, 29-13.

Last week: The Falcons lost to Hun School, 14-13. ... The Blue Storm waltzed by Bullis School, 30-6.

Notes: The Falcons scored on a pass and interception, but a missed PAT was the difference in a one-point loss to Hun School. ...The Falcons also missed two scoring opportunities in the red zone on turnovers. ... Blue Storm QB Tyler Newberry threw two TD passes and ran for another score in the win over Bullis. ... The Blue Storm are 8-0 for the first time since 1995, when they were known as the Blue Devils. They finished that season 8-1.

No. 3 Martinsburg Bulldogs (8-1) at Musselman Applemen (4-5)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Martinsburg leads, 10-8.

Last meeting: 2004 - Martinsburg, 42-0.


Last week: The Bulldogs hammered Fort Hill, 45-9. ... The Applemen beat Hampshire, 21-19.

Notes: The Bulldogs have won the last four meetings with the Applemen. ... Bulldogs QB Cam Shelton was 9 of 10 for 109 yards passing and 2 TDs and also ran 21 yards for a score. ... Josh Twyman ran for 69 yards and had two TDs, one on a 62-yard punt return. ... The Bulldogs held Fort Hill to 149 yards. ... Applemen RB Rusty Riner ran for 151 yards and a TD in the come-from-behind win over Hampshire. ... Derek Espeland returned an interception for a TD.

No. 4 Middletown Knights (6-1)at Francis Scott Key Eagles (4-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Middletown leads, 18-4.

Last meeting: 2004 - Francis Scott Key, 14-7.

Last week: The Knights lost to Urbana, 14-0. ... The Eagles lost to South Carroll, 35-13.

Notes: This is a key game in the Maryland Class 2A West playoff chase. ... The Knights are still the top-rated team in Class 2A despite the loss to Urbana. ... The Knights played solid defense against Urbana but allowed two long scoring plays in the loss. ... Parker Lumley rushed for 86 yards and Brandon Kline had two interceptions. ... Eagles RB Matt Angell carried 18 times for 127 yards and 2 TDs. ... QB Chris Kolb was 9 of 16 for 90 yards passing.

No. 5 Greencastle Blue Devils (6-2)at Susquehanna Twp. Indians (4-4)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Greencastle leads, 2-1.

Last meeting: 2004 - Susquehanna Twp., 33-30.

Last week: The Blue Devils defeated West Perry, 17-7. ... The Indians beat Mechanicsburg, 42-0.

Notes: The Blue Devils are fifth in the District 3 Class AA playoff standings. The top four teams advance to the district playoffs. ... The Blue Devils overcame a 7-6 West Perry lead on Mike Reid's 61-yard interception return. ... Adam Wiestling added a 20-yard FG. ... Conrad Myers caught a TD pass and ran for 58 yards. ... The Indians rolled up 395 yards rushing on 39 carries against Mechanicsburg. ... Four of the TDs were scored from more than 30 yards out. ... Joe Lapkowicz scored 2 TDs and Obinna Rajis ran for 115 yards.

Tuscarora Titans (4-3) at No. 6 Thomas Johnson Patriots (4-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Titans lost to Linganore, 28-25. ... The Patriots lost to Westminster, 34-20.

Notes: Tuscarora's Cruz Mannherz rushed 21 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns. ... Dexter Lee had an 82-yard TD reception and finished with 114 yards receiving. ... The Titans have posted losses in the last three weeks to Linganore, Westminster and Urbana, all of which are ranked in the top 15 in the Maryland state poll. ... Thomas Johnson has lost the past two weeks, at Urbana and at Westminster. ... The Patriots held a 20-15 lead in the first half but trailed 21-20 at halftime. ... TJ was penalized 11 times for 104 yards. ... This is TJ's first home game since Sept. 30. ... Terrance Kerns ran 23 times for 162 yards and a TD.

No. 7 St. John's-PH Vikings (6-1) at St. Vincent Pallotti Panthers (3-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Pallotti leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2004 - Pallotti, 36-0.

Last week: The Vikings rolled through Baltimore Lutheran, 48-6. ... The Panthers lost to St. Mary's, 9-6.

Notes: In his first start, quarterback Nick Schultze was 10 of 15 for 267 yards and four touchdowns for the Vikings. ... Randal Smedley had five receptions for 203 yards and three TDs, giving him 13 TDs on the season. ... The Panthers have lost two straight games.

Brunswick Railroaders (5-2)at Boonsboro Warriors (5-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Boonsboro leads, 24-14.

Last meeting: 2004 - Brunswick, 41-20.

Last week: The Railroaders rolled over Smithsburg, 47-27. ... The Warriors nipped North Hagerstown, 7-3.

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