Previews of This Weekend's Games

September 22, 2006

Northern Polar Bears (3-0) at No. 2 Greencastle Blue Devils (2-1)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Northern leads, 9-1.

Last meeting: 2005 - Northern, 38-0.

Last week: The Polar Bears defeated Mechanicsburg, 28-20. ... The Blue Devils defeated Waynesboro, 39-7.

Notes: The Polar Bears have won the last seven meetings. This is the Mid-Penn Colonial opener for both teams. Northern's Gerald Anderson rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 15 efforts against Mechanicsburg. ... The Polar Bears won despite 100 yards in penalties. ... Conrad Myers ran for 170 yards and scored twice to lead the Greencastle win over Waynesboro. ... Starting QB Adam Ritchey left with an injury and backup Adam Butts contributed with a TD pass to Jared Tinninis. ... The Blue Devils ripped through Waynesboro for 360 total yards.

Frankfort Falcons (1-2) at No. 6 Berkeley Springs Indians (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Frankfort leads, 22-3.


Last meeting: 2005 - Frankfort, 35-13.

Last week: The Falcons lost to Hampshire, 6-2. ... The Indians defeated Northern Garrett, 42-12.

Notes: Two of the Indians' three wins in the series have come since 2001. ... After a season-opening 37-0 win over Moorefield, the Falcons have scored only one touchdown. ... Frankfort's two points came late in the fourth quarter, when on fourth down the Hampshire quarterback ran out of the side of his own end zone for a safety to give his team more room on the kickoff. ... Jared Duncan led the Falcons with 83 yards rushing on 20 carries. ... The Indians spotted Northern a 6-0 lead, then reeled off six unanswered touchdowns. ... Cody Hess was the scoring star, hitting paydirt three times. ... In their two wins, the Indians have averaged 49 1/2 points.

Keyser Golden Tornado (2-1) at No. 7 Boonsboro Warriors (1-1)

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Golden Tornado lost to Fort Hill, 20-19. ... The Warriors lost to Middletown, 49-0.

Notes: The Golden Tornado had a 19-0 lead before losing to Fort Hill last week. ... QB Waishard White completed 10 of 19 passes for 189 yards including a 35-yard strike to Bruce Lyons. ... White's favorite target is 6-foot-4 Tyrell Clay, a candidate for all-state honors in West Virginia. ... After a season-opening cruncher over Moorefield, the Warriors were on the other side of the ledger against Middletown. ... Only 59 yards of total offense and five turnovers spelled defeat for Boonsboro. ... The Warriors had an identical start this year as in 2005 against Moorefield and Middletown.

University Hawks (3-1)at Hedgesville Eagles (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: University leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2005 - University, 51-28.

Last week: The Hawks defeated Elkins, 26-14. ... The Eagles lost to Sherando, 21-10.

Notes: After losing to East Fairmont, the Hawks have won two straight. ... Adrian Smith ran for 129 yards and one TD to lead the Hawks. ... QB Mark Golden was 8-of-14 for 96 yards and one score. ... DB Dominic Dixon had a 72-yard interception return. ... the Eagles fell behind unbeaten Sherando 9-0 early and never led. ...Richard Lane scored Hedgesville's only 6-pointer in the loss to Sherando on a 17-yard run. ... Nick Comer had a 37-yard field goal. ... Michael Lopez had four receptions.

Musselman Applemen (1-3) at Fort Hill Sentinels (2-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Fort Hill leads, 6-3.

Last meeting: 2005 - Fort Hill, 28-27 (OT).

Last week: The Applemen lost to James Wood, 24-14. ... The Sentinels defeated Keyser, 20-19.

Notes: The Sentinels have won the last four games in the series. ... The Applemen are in the middle of a three-game road swing. ... Shontel Jackson scored twice and rushed for 118 yards. ... The Applemen gained over 300 total yards but also had four critical turnovers. ... Fort Hill had to rally from a 19-0 deficit to beat Keyser last Saturday. ... A botched Keyser punt put the Sentinels in position to win late in the game. ... The Sentinels changed from their wing-T offense to I-formation to move the football in the second half.

Central Dauphin Rams (1-2) at Chambersburg Trojans (0-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Central Dauphin leads, 18-14.

Last meeting: 2005 - Central Dauphin, 23-22.

Last week: The Rams lost to State College, 28-7. ... The Trojans lost to Cedar Cliff, 21-0.

Notes: The Rams have won the last 11 meetings, including a District 3 playoff game in 1998. The Trojans' last win in the series was a 28-6 victory in 1995. The Rams were riddled in the secondary in their loss to State College, allowing 172 yards and three touchdowns. ... The Rams' only TD came from their defense as Christian Spriggs tipped a pass and ran 30 yards for a touchdown. ... CD had 105 total yards against State College. ... The Trojans continue to sputter on offense and have yet to score a point through three games. ... Chambersburg played without regular QB Cheston Smith, who was suspended for the game. ... M.J. Davis picked up 91 yards on the ground for the Trojans.

James Buchanan Rockets (1-2)at Camp Hill Lions (2-1)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

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