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Previews of this weekend's games

October 06, 2006

No. 1 Martinsburg Bulldogs (4-1)at Park View Patriots (4-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Martinsburg leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2005 - Martinsburg, 55-35.

Last week: The Bulldogs beat Potomac Falls, 35-7. The Patriots beat Briar Woods, 48-7.

Notes: The Bulldogs rolled up 406 yards against Potomac Falls. Dustin Peters threw for 166 yards and two TDs. RB Josh Twyman had his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game, gaining 123 yards and scoring twice. Potomac Falls completed just one of its 11 passes against the Bulldogs, though that one went for an 83-yard TD. The Patriots, ranked 18th in The Washington Post, are led by RB Deric Dudinski, who ran for 406 yards and 6 TDs in the win over Briar Woods, a first-year varsity program in Northern Virginia. Dudinski has 931 rushing yards and 11 TDs on the season. The Patriots beat Jefferson 21-12 in their season opener Sept. 8.

Fort Hill Sentinels (4-0)at No. 2 Jefferson Cougars (4-2)

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When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Fort Hill leads, 16-6.

Last meeting: 2005 - Jefferson, 27-7.

Last week: The Sentinels beat Hedgesville, 14-7. The Cougars beat Musselman, 29-10.

Notes: The Sentinels are the top-rated team in the Maryland Class 1A playoff ratings through four weeks. The Sentinels fumbled five times, losing three, in the win over Hedgesville. The Sentinels ran for 202 yards, led by FB Scott Rice with 81. The Cougars have bounced back to win three straight after a rough 1-2 start. QB Jonathan Hash ran for two TDs, including a 46-yarder, and threw for another. Ryland Newman ran for 90 yards and a TD. The Cougars defense held Musselman to 93 total yards.

Susquenita Blackhawks (1-4)at No. 3 Greencastle Blue Devils (3-2)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Susquenita leads, 6-1.

Last meeting: 2005 - Susquenita, 22-15.

Last week: The Blackhawks lost to Shippensburg, 25-8. The Blue Devils beat Big Spring, 32-6.

Notes: The Blackhawks have lost four straight games since winning their season opener. QB Tim Wagner leads the Blackhawks in rushing (224 yards) as well as passing (339). Conrad Myers, the Blue Devils' leading rusher (440 yards), ran for 99 yards and a TD, while Dustin Barry scored two times in the win over Big Spring. Opponents are averaging just 11 points a game against the Blue Devils.

Williamsport Wildcats (1-3)at No. 4 Boonsboro Warriors (3-1)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Series: Boonsboro leads, 21-14.

Last meeting: 2005 - Boonsboro, 49-0.

Last week: The Wildcats lost to Catoctin, 40-0. The Warriors beat Clear Spring, 41-0.

Notes: The Warriors have won the last six meetings and 17 of the last 20 in the series. The Wildcats couldn't reel in Catoctin's double-wing offense, allowing the Cougars 379 yards. ... The Wildcats gained 205 yards but were unable to find the end zone. ... Jason Green ran for 50 yards and had a 46-yard touchdown run called back for an illegal block in the back penalty. ... Ryan McLean and Kyle Kane each ran for two TDs in the Warriors' win over Clear Spring. ... The Warriors' defense held Clear Spring to 16 total yards, including minus-26 on the ground. ... The Warriors were penalized nine times for 96 yards in the win.

No. 5 Berkeley Springs Indians (3-2) at Westmar Wildcats (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Westmar leads, 7-4.

Last meeting: 2003 - Berkeley Springs, 13-6.

Last week: The Indians did not play last week. They beat Frankfort 48-20 on Sept. 22. The Wildcats lost to Maryland School for the Deaf, 37-0.

Notes: The Indians have won the last three meetings on the field, but their 31-14 victory in 2001 was stripped due to the use of an ineligible player. Cody Reed ran for 215 yards and two TDs and Cody Hess addded 104 yards and two TDs in the Indians' win over Frankfort. ... The two running backs have combined for 1,343 yards and 12 TDs in the Indians' first five games this season.

Brunswick Railroaders (2-2)at No. 6 North Hagerstown Hubs (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m. at School Stadium.

Series: Brunswick leads, 9-8.

Last meeting: 2005 - Brunswick, 21-7.

Last week: The Railroaders lost to South Hagerstown, 28-12. The Hubs beat Smithsburg, 53-7.

Notes: Despite the loss in last year's game, the Hubs have won four of the last six meetings. The Railroaders gained 323 yards against South Hagerstown, but were kept off the scoreboard for the final 33 minutes of the game. Grant Wilson ran for 107 yards and Mike Minch added 99. The Hubs returned two punts and an interception for TDs against Smithsburg. Diez Johnson and Jarell Hasan each scored two TDs. Marcellus Sumlin had 167 all-purpose yards and a TD. Logan Kelso completed 9 of 11 passes for 104 yards and a TD.

South Hagerstown Rebels (1-3)at Clear Spring Blazers (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: South Hagerstown leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2005 - South Hagerstown, 12-2.

Last week: The Rebels beat Brunswick, 28-12. The Blazers lost to Boonsboro, 41-0.

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