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Previews of this weekend's games

November 10, 2006

North Hagerstown Hubs (6-3) at South Hagerstown Rebels (4-5)

Series: Tied, 24-24-1.

Last meeting: 2005 - North Hagerstown, 42-15.

Last week: The Hubs beat Catoctin, 49-36. ... The Rebels lost to Boonsboro, 41-8.

Notes: The Hubs have won the last three meetings. ... The Hubs can clinch their third Maryland Class 2A West playoff berth in four years with a victory. ... North played its first football game at Mike Callas Stadium with a win over Catoctin that put the Hubs in a 3-way tie for the MVAL Antietam lead with the Cougars and Boonsboro. ... In their four MVAL wins the Hubs have averaged 49 points a game. ... Justin Donaldson had three scores for the Hubs, Jarell Hasan scored twice and Logan Kelso pass for one score and ran for another. ... The Hubs had 433 total yards. ...The Rebels were victims of five turnovers and the defense gave up 220 yards in the first half against Boonsboro when the Rebels fell behind, 41-0. ... Eric Phillips was a bright spot for the Hubs, scoring on a 4-yard run and rushing for 146 yards on 16 carries.

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Boonsboro Warriors (7-2) at Smithsburg Leopards (5-4)

Series: Boonsboro leads, 20-19.

Last meeting: 2005 - Boonsboro, 62-7.

Last week: The Warriors beat South Hagerstown, 41-8. ... The Leopards beat Smithsburg, 41-8.

Notes: The Warriors have won the last two meetings. ... The Warriors have already clinched a berth in the Maryland Class 1A West playoffs. They could earn a home playoff game with a victory and a Fort Hill win over Allegany on Saturday. ... The Warriors gained a share of the first-place tie in the MVAL Antietam combined with North's win over Catoctin. ... The Warriors hit South Hagerstown with a 41-point first half. ... Matt Wetzel had an 85-yard kickoff return and 5-yard TD run. ... QB Mike DeBarge threw for two touchdown passes, two to Kyle Kane, who also scored on a 3-yard run. ... The Leopards, after starting the MVAL schedule with three losses, have won three straight. ... The Leopards had 341 total yards against Clear Spring. ... Chad Brown ran for 111 yards and Bryan Faulders threw for 113 yards and three scores.




Williamsport Wildcats (1-8) at Clear Spring Blazers (1-8)

Series: Williamsport leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2005 - Williamsport, 57-0.

Last week: The Wildcats lost to Brunswick, 35-7. ... The Blazers lost to Smithsburg, 41-8.

Notes: The Wildcats have outscored the Blazers 108-31 in their two meetings. ... In 2004, the Wildcats needed a win over Clear Spring to avoid an 0-10 season and won, 51-31. ... Williamsport has lost eight straight since opening the season with a 34-0 win over Hancock. ... The Wildcats have scored only two TDs in their six MVAL games this year. ... Andrew Minelli threw for 65 yards and scored Williamsport's only TD last week. ... Kyle McDannell rushed for a game-high 89 yards on 22 carries. ... The Blazers had 8 yards rushing against Smithsburg and failed to score on offense. ... Tyler Shifler picked up a fumble and ran 89 yards for the only Blazer score. ... The Blazers have lost six straight since beating Hancock on Sept. 22.




Kent County Trojans (1-8) at Hancock Panthers (0-9)

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Trojans lost to Wicomico, 78-0. ... The Panthers lost to Berkeley Springs, 45-0.

Notes: The Trojans were awarded their only victory of the season when it was found Colonel Richardson had used ineligible players in their first five games of the season. ... The Warriors have allowed 43 points per game and have scored only one TD in their last three games and average 8.8 per game. ... The Panthers need a victory to avoid their first winless season since going 0-10 in 1996. ... Kaleb Trail ran the ball 28 times and picked up 76 yards for Hancock against Berkeley Springs. ... In eight games, other than allowing only 8 points to Clarksburg, the Panthers have given up 35 points a game.




Greencastle Blue Devils (7-3) at Susquehannock Warriors (9-1)

Pennsylvania District 3-AAA first round playoff

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Greencastle leads, 3-0.

Last meeting: 1995 - Greencastle, 21-3.

Last week: The Blue Devils lost to West Perry, 27-6. ... The Warriors beat York Suburban, 17-7.

Notes: The Blue Devils are making their first Pennsylvania District 3-AAA playoff appearance since 1998. They lost to Muhlenberg 38-8 in the first round that season. ... The Warriors lost to Gettysburg 31-15 in the 2005 playoffs. ... The Blue Devils are the No. 12 seed, the Warriors are seeded fifth. ... The teams played regular-season games from 1993 to 1995, with the Blue Devils outscoring Warriors 92-19 in those three games. ... The Warriors won the York Athletic Association (YAIAA) with a 6-0 record. ... The Trojans had a balanced offense againt York with 191 yards rushing and 111 passing. ... Chaz Powell ran for 84 yards and Mike Kelly ran for 80 and each scored a touchdown against York. ... The Warriors' only loss was in Week 2 to South Western, 37-0.




Brooke Bruins (7-3) at Martinsburg Bulldogs (9-1)

West Virginia Class AAA first round playoff

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

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