Previews of today's Prep Football Games

September 21, 2006

Williamsport Wildcats (1-1) at Bishop Walsh Spartans (1-1)

When: Today, 4 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Wildcats lost to Bohemia Manor, 28-7. ... The Spartans beat Hancock, 27-20.

Notes: The Wildcats could not muster any offense against Bo Manor as the Eagles held them to minus-5 yards. ... Kyle McDannell scored Williamsport's only TD on an 83-yard kickoff return. ... The Spartans' victory over Hancock ended a 13-game losing streak. ... The Spartans rolled up 321 yards against the Panthers, including 199 through the air. ... Travis Peck had four catches for 132 yards and two TDs. ... QB Zac Hare was 11-for-16 for 209 yards and three TDs.

Thomas Johnson Patriots (2-0) vs. North Hagerstown Hubs (1-1)

When: Today, 4 p.m. at School Stadium

Series: Thomas Johnson leads, 13-9.

Last meeting: 2005 - Thomas Johnson, 46-0.

Last week: The Patriots beat Bel Air, 48-21. ... The Hubs lost to Frederick, 28-7.


Notes: This is the first game of a doubleheader at School Stadium. South Carroll plays South Hagerstown at 7 p.m. ... Terrence Kerns has rushed for 349 yards and six TDs in the Patriots' first two games. ... Kerns ran for 190 yards and three TDs on just seven carries against Bel Air. ... Kerns has committed to West Virginia. ... Dustin Muse threw for 85 yards and a TD in the win over Bel Air. ... The Patriots are off to their first 2-0 start since 2000. ... The Hubs gained just 64 yards on the ground one week after rolling up nearly 400 rushing yards against Liberty in Week 1. ... Jarell Hasan scored North's only TD on a 20-yard pass from Logan Kelso. ... Hasan has caught three of Kelso's four TD passes this season. Hasan also has intercepted a pass in each of the Hubs first two games. ... Kelso is three TD passes shy of passing Robbie Thompson's school record of 25.

South Carroll Cavaliers (0-2) at South Hagerstown Rebels (0-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: South Carroll leads, 11-7.

Last meeting: 2005 - South Carroll, 47-0.

Last week: The Cavaliers lost to Century, 42-28. ... The Rebels lost to Tuscarora, 13-0.

Notes: This is the second game of a doubleheader at School Stadium. Thomas Johnson plays North Hagerstown at 4 p.m. ... The Cavaliers have won the last 10 games in the series. ... David Ringold threw three TD passes in the first quarter, including two to Jesse Meetre, as the Cavaliers took an early 21-7 lead over Century ... Ringold also threw three INTs. ... The Cavaliers led 28-19 in the third quarter before Century scored the final 23 points of the game. ... The Rebels posted their second straight solid defensive performance, but again showed little offense. ... The Rebels finished with 69 rushing yards, but only 68 total yards. ... The Rebels also turned the ball over four times. ... The Rebels have been shut out in three of their last five games dating back to last season.

St. James Saints (0-2) at Sidwell Friends Quakers (0-2)

When: Today, 4:30 p.m.

Series: Sidwell Friends leads, 12-1.

Last meeting: 2005 - Sidwell Friends, 48-20.

Last week: The Saints lost to Maryland School for the Deaf, 14-6. ... The Quakers lost to Catoctin, 28-14.

Notes: The Quakers have won the last 10 games in the series. ... The Saints' only win over the Quakers was a 41-12 victory in 1995. ... The Saints struck first against MSD, scoring on a 39-yard pass from Grant McWilliams to T.K. Washington in the second quarter. ... The Saints and Orioles had nearly identical offensive output, with the Orioles outgaining the Saints 214-200 on the ground and 241-239 overall. ... Saints RB Jimmy Sutch ran for 116 yards. ... The Saints failed to score despite being inside the MSD 20-yard-line three times. ... The Quakers also struck first in their loss to Catoctin, as Bruce Plebani hit Christian Stevens for a 53-yard TD pass just 50 seconds into the game. ... Plebani also ran for a 1-yard touchdown, but was sacked six times in the first half, including once for a safety.

Clear Spring Blazers (0-2) at Hancock Panthers (0-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Hancock leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2005 - Hancock, 22-16.

Last week: The Blazers lost to Westmar, 22-6. ... The Panthers lost to Bishop Walsh, 27-20.

Notes: The Blazers have lost 10 straight games. The Panthers started that losing streak with their victory over the Blazers last season. ... The Blazers trailed Westmar 16-0 late in the third quarter before Dan Jarvis scored on a 5-yard run. .. The touchdown ended a scoring drought of nearly 21 quarters for the Blazers. ... The Panthers have lost six straight games dating back to last season. ... Josh Unger did the bulk of the damage for the Panthers in their loss to Bishop Walsh, scoring on a 78-yard kickoff return and a 56-yard pass reception from Matt McCoy.

Smithsburg Leopards (2-0) at Tuscarora Titans (1-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Tied, 1-1.

Last meeting: 2005 - Tuscarora, 28-0.

Last week: The Leopards beat Poolesville, 33-19. ... The Titans beat South Hagerstown, 13-0.

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