Previews of this weekend's games

October 05, 2007

Clear Spring Blazers (0-4)

at South Hagerstown Rebels (0-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: South Hagerstown leads, 3-0.

Last meeting: 2006 ? South Hagerstown, 27-8.

Last week: The Blazers lost to Smithsburg, 63-0. ... The Rebels lost to Williamsport, 13-12.

Notes: The Blazers were simply outmanned by Smithsburg, gaining one first down near the end of the game. ... The Rebels managed 187 total yards against Williamsport but had five turnovers, four coming on interceptions. ... Despite the turnovers, the Rebels nearly pulled out a win against the Wildcats, but a two-point conversion pass in the fourth quarter fell incomplete.

North Hagerstown Hubs (0-4)

at Winters Mill Falcons (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.


Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Hubs lost to Liberty, 29-15. ... The Falcons beat Westminster, 25-7.

Notes: North's 0-4 start is its first since the 2002 season and the Hubs have not opened 0-5 since 1999, when they lost their first nine games. ... North's usually-potent offense gained a meager 51 yards rushing on 32 carries. ... Winters Mill QB Ben Love threw for 258 yards and 3 TDs and scored on a run himself against Westminster.

Smithsburg Leopards (4-0)

at Walkersville Lions (2-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Walkersville leads, 14-8.

Last meeting: 2002 ? Walkersville, 42-7.

Last week: The Leopards beat Clear Spring, 63-0. ... The Lions beat Brunswick, 35-8.

Notes: The Lions have won 7 of the last 8 meetings. ... The Leopards rumbled over the Blazers with a ground game that rolled up 258 yards, including 99 from Bobby Smith. ... Brandon Knight scored twice for Smithsburg and PK Matt Plumley tied Justin Nieves' school record with 9 PATs in one game. Nieves also turned the trick against Clear Spring. ... QB Bryan Faulders is second in the area in passing yards per game (139) and has the best TD to INT ratio (6:2). ... Against Brunswick, the Lions rushed for 379 yards, including 213 by D.J. Watkins, on 23 carries.

Williamsport Wildcats (2-2)

at Brunswick Railroaders (1-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Brunswick leads, 15-11.

Last meeting: 2006 ? Brunswick, 35-7.

Last week: The Wildcats beat South Hagerstown, 13-12. ... The Railroaders lost to Walkersville, 35-8.

Notes: The Railroaders have won the last six meetings, averaging 38.5 points per game. ... The Wildcats took advantage of five South turnovers, including four interceptions. ... On offense Williamsport gained only 43 yards on 36 plays. ... Brunswick yielded 27 straight points against Walkersville after an 8-8 tie in the second quarter. ... Ethan Baker scored the lone TD for the Railroaders.

Moorefield Yellow Jackets (3-2)

at Berkeley Springs Indians (5-0)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Moorefield leads, 18-12.

Last meeting: 2003 ? Moorefield, 45-0.

Last week: Both teams were idle.

Notes: The Yellow Jackets stopped a 13-game losing streakearlier this season and are now on a three-game winning streak. ... Moorefield is 12th in the Class A computer rankings. ... Cody Reed has 654 yards rushing and has a per-carry average of 11.1 yards. ... Teammate Cody Hess had 617 yards and averages 7.4 yards per tote. ... Berkeley Springs remains the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in the W.Va. computer rankings.

Martinsburg Bulldogs (3-2)

at Hedgesville Eagles (1-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Martinsburg leads, 19-7.

Last meeting: 2006 ? Martinsburg, 48-16.

Last week: Both teams were idle.

Notes: The Bulldogs have won nine straight against Hedgesville. ... Martinsburg is 16th in the Class AAA W.Va. computer rankings. ... RB James Jordan scored all of the Bulldogs' points two weeks ago in a 21-14 win over Friendship Collegiate Academy, scoring three TDs and kicking three PATs. ... Jordan is fifth in the area in points per game (9.2). ... The Eagles have lost two straight since recording their only win over Potomac Falls. ... The Eagles have been outscored 94-14 in those two losses.

Musselman Applemen (3-3)

at Bridgeport Indians (5-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Bridgeport leads, 2-1.

Last meeting: 2006 ? Bridgeport, 28-7.

Last week: The Applemen lost to Jefferson, 27-6. ... Bridgeport lost to West Fairmont, 13-12.

Notes: Musselman's only win over Bridgeport came in the West Virginia playoffs in 1989, 14-7. ... The Applemen have scored only one TD in the last two games. ... Corey Smith booted two more field goals and has six in his last two games. ... Bridgeport is the Class AAA 9th-ranked team in the computer system in West Virginia. ... The Indians suffered an upset loss to West Fairmont with a lack of offense, picking up only 149 total yards.

James Buchanan Rockets (1-4)

at Waynesboro Indians (0-5)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Series: Waynesboro leads, 18-3.

Last meeting: 2006 ? Waynesboro, 35-20.

Last week: The Rockets lost to Camp Hill, 12-0. ... The Indians lost to Milton Hershey, 28-26.

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