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Previews of this weekend's games

October 20, 2006

Fort Hill Sentinels (6-0)
at No. 1 Martinsburg Bulldogs (6-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Fort Hill leads, 46-20-3.

Last meeting: 2005 - Martinsburg, 45-9.

Last week: The Sentinels beat Hampshire, 52-14. The Bulldogs beat Calvin Coolidge, 49-0.

Notes: The Bulldogs have won the last five meetings and seven of the last eight. The Sentinels have scored just 17 points in the last five meetings. ... The Sentinels can clinch the Cumberland Valley Athletic League title with a victory. The Sentinels are set to leave the league at the end of the season. ... The Sentinels rolled up 454 rushing yards in the win over Hampshire. ... FB Scott Rice had 99 yards and two TDs, Corey Taylor had 66 yards and two TDs and Drew Yurko had 116 yards and a score. ... The Sentinels are first in the Md. Class 1A West standings. ... This is just the second CVAL game of the season for the Bulldogs. ... The Bulldogs' trio of running backs - Josh Twyman, Marcus Scott and Zach Newhouse - combined for 346 yards on the ground against Coolidge. ... Twyman surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season and the 3,500-yard mark for his career in the game. He also scored three touchdowns. ... The Martinsburg defense held Coolidge to 145 yards and is averaging 7 points against in the last four games.

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Shippensburg Greyhounds (4-3)
at No. 2 Greencastle Blue Devils (5-2)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Shippensburg leads, 12-7-2.

Last meeting: 2005 - Shippensburg, 25-18 (OT).

Last week: The Greyhounds lost to Pius X, 25-24. ... The Blue Devils beat East Pennsboro, 28-14.

Notes: The Blue Devils have won seven of the last nine meetings. ... The Greyhounds gave up a fourth-quarter lead for the second straight week as Pius scored two TDs in the final period to rally for the win. ... Jermayne Webber scored on an 83-yard run, while Blake Clawson scored a TD and two two-point conversions. ... Clawson leads the Greyhounds with 628 rushing yards. ... The Blue Devils had two RBs go over the 150-yard mark against East Pennsboro last week: Ty Thrush ran for 156 yards and Dustin Barry had 152. Barry scored two TDs, giving him six in the last three games. ... Thrush more than doubled his season rushing output last week as the Blue Devils ran for 492 yards.

No. 3 North Hagerstown Hubs (4-2)
at No. 5 Boonsboro Warriors (4-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: North Hagerstown leads, 17-15.

Last meeting: 2005 - Boonsboro, 7-3.

Last week: The Hubs beat Williamsport, 48-0. The Warriors lost to Catoctin, 35-28.

Notes: The Hubs have won two of the last three meetings after losing the previous seven. The Hubs are rated fourth in the Maryland Class 2A West point standings. The Warriors are fourth in 1A West. The top four teams in each region qualify for the playoffs. Hubs QB Logan Kelso set another school record, throwing a single-game best five TDs in the win over Williamsport. Jarell Hasan tied a school record with three TD catches, giving him 10 TDs on the season. The Hubs gained 384 yards while holding Williamsport to just 101. The loss was the Warriors' first in the MVAL Antietam in 12 games. The Warriors were held scoreless in the second half of their loss to Catoctin, allowing the Cougars to rally for the win. Mike DeBarge ran for two TDs and threw for another. The Warriors and Cougars had nearly identical offensive output. The Warriors outrushed Catoctin 278-275, but Catoctin held a slim edge in total offense, 331-329.

No. 4 Jefferson Cougars (4-3)
at Hedgesville Eagles (2-5)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Tied, 11-11.

Last meeting: 2005 - Jefferson, 45-22.

Last week: The Cougars did not play last week. They lost to Fort Hill 24-7 on Oct. 7. The Eagles lost to Musselman, 34-27.

Notes: The Cougars have won the last three meetings on the field, but had their 2003 victory stripped due to an ineligible player. RB Ryland Newman ran for a 55-yard TD on the Cougars' first possession against Fort Hill, but were held to just 86 yards and zero points the rest of the way. Newman finished with 86 rushing yards. The Sentinels gained 275 yards against the Cougars, including 254 on the ground. Taylor Hockman threw for 198 yards and a TD in the Eagles' loss to Musselman, which dropped Hedgesville out of playoff contention. Daniel Kershner ran for a pair of TDs and Richard Lane had 96 rushing yards and a score.

No. 6 Berkeley Springs Indians (4-3)
at Beall Mountaineers (5-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Beall leads, 19-4.

Last meeting: 2005 - Berkeley Springs, 15-9.

Last week: The Indians lost to Keyser 48-42 in double overtime. The Mountaineers beat Northern Garrett, 27-12.

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