Previews of this weekend's games

September 21, 2007

Smithsburg Leopards (2-0)at Winters Mill Falcons (1-1)

When: Today, 5 p.m.

Series: Smithsburg leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2004 - Smithsburg, 22-7.

Last week: The Leopards defeated Poolesville 42-7 ... The Falcons lost to Frederick 15-14.

Notes: Smithsburg is seeking its first 3-0 start since 2004. ... The Leopards' win over Poolesville was led by Josh Conway, who scored on a pass from QB Bryan Faulders and returned an interception 27 yards for a score.. ... Faulders threw for 110 yards, with three completions to Dan Rishell. ...Falcons QB Ben Love was 15 of 29 for 216 yards and two scores. ... WRs Geg Carloss and John Shaw each caught 4 passes. ... The Falcons lost 3 fumbles, including one on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.

Friendship Edison Knights (1-2)at Martinsburg Bulldogs (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: Edison lost to DeMatha, 28-14. ... The Bulldogs defeated Urbana, 13-6.


Notes: Friendship lost by only 14 points to DeMatha, ranked second in Maryland by ... QB Dustin Peters led Martinsburg with 126 yards rushing on 28 carries and added another 77 through the air against Urbana. ... The Bulldogs did not score a TD offensively against a tough Hawks defense, recording only two FGs by James Jordan. ... The difference was an 84-yard kickoff return by Jordan Mason.

Berkeley Springs Indians (4-0) at Frankfort Falcons (2-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Frankfort leads, 22-4.

Last meeting: 2006 - Berkeley Springs, 48-20.

Last week: The Indians defeated South Hagerstown 56-22 ... The Falcons beat Hampshire 54-7.

Notes: The Indians have beaten Frankfort in 2 of the last 3 years. ... The series dates back to 1976 and the Indians' previous wins came in 1978 and 2001. ... The high-powered Indians got three touchdowns each from Cody Reed and Cody Hess. ... At halftime, Berkeley Springs had a comfortable 42-8 lead. ... Frankfort piled up 567 yards rushing against Hampshire, as 10 backs carried the football. ... Shawn Gillespie ran 8 times for 142 yards and had scores from 40 and 80 yards. ... It is Homecoming for Frankfort.

Hedgesville Eagles (1-3)at University Hawks (4-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Tied 1-1.

Last meeting: 2006 - Hedgesville, 21-12.

Last week: The Eagles lost to Sherando, 54-7 ... The Hawks defeated Elkins 14-9.

Notes: Hedgesville has not started a season 1-4 since 2004. ... The Hedgesville defense was shredded by University for more than 500 yards. ... Offensively, Hedgesville gained negative-47 yards on 33 efforts. ... Zac Clopper scored Hedgesville's only TD. ... University's Brandon Tucker picked up 133 yards rushing and scored on a 54-yard run with 5:30 to play to lift University over Elkins. ... The Hawks ran only 12 plays in the second half and had one first down.

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

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Central Dauphin leads, 19-14.

Last meeting: 2006 - Central Dauphin, 44-7.

Last week: The Trojans lost to Cedar Cliff 24-17 in overtime. ... The Rams defeated State College, 17-14.

Notes: Chambersburg has lost 12 straight contests to Central Dauphin. ... Other than a 23-22 loss to CD in 2005, the closest the Trojans came to winning during the streak was a 29-22 loss in 1998. ... The Trojans nearly beat Cedar Cliff when Erik Jacobs kicked a 44-yard FG with just over two minutes remaining. ... Cedar Cliff tied it in regulation and won in overtime to hand the Trojans their fifth straight loss dating back to last year. ... QB Justin Shirk ran for a score and threw for one and rushed for 88 yards in CD's first win. ... After two losses, CD's win is over a highly touted foe. ... The CD defense allowed only 175 yards total offense. ... Shirk's TD pass covered 10 yards to WR Da'laine Beverly that proved to be the game-winner.

Waynesboro Indians (0-3)at Trinity Shamrocks (3-0)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Trinity leads, 5-0.

Last meeting: 2006 - Trinity, 49-14.

Last week: The Indians lost to Greencastle, 14-0. ... The Shamrocks defeated Susquehanna Township, 45-0.

Notes: The Indians simply have had no luck against the Shamrocks since the series began in 2002 with a 53-0 loss. ... In five games, Waynesboro has scored 43 points and allowed 215 to Trinity. ... Waynesboro's offense was shackled by Greencastle, gaining only 94 yards in the shutout loss. ... QB Terrell Rickard had a 28-yard run, but finished with 20 yards rushing. ... The Trinity defense had three interceptions, returning two for scores. ... Christian Kuntz led a balanced ground attack with 126 yards and two scores.

Greencastle Blue Devils (3-0)at Northern Polar Bears (3-0)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Northern leads 10-1.

Last meeting: 2006 - Northern, 7-0.

Last week: The Blue Devils defeated Waynesboro, 14-0. ... The Polar Bears defeated Mechanicsburg, 28-21.

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