Previews of today's prep football games

October 18, 2007

St. James Saints (2-4) at Bishop Walsh Spartans (3-4)

When: Today, 3 p.m.

Series: St. James leads, 6-5

Last meeting: 2006 - St. James, 42-0.

Last week: The Saints lost to Maret, 42-7. ... The Spartans lost to Randolph-Macon Academy, 33-21.

Notes: The Saints have won the last three meetings, scoring 131 points in those games. ... The Saints beat Randolph-Macon 30-0 in their season opener, but have lost four of five since then. ... Maret QB Sam Mulroy had a hand in four TDs (2 passing, 2 rushing) as the Frogs routed the Saints. Mulroy threw for 235 yards and rushed for another 47. Maret's second TD of the game came on a 99-yard pass play from Mulroy to Liam Duffy. Barrett Brown scored the only TD for the Saints on a 12-yard run. The Spartans have lost three straight games following a three-game winning streak. ... While the Saints were done in by the pass last week, the Spartans couldn't stop the run, as RMA running back Victor McKoy rushed for 370 yards and 5 TDs. All three of the Spartans touchdowns against RMA were set up by fumble recoveries. Zach Hare was 14 of 25 passing for 191 yards and 3 TDs, two of them to Ethan Rohrs.


North Hagerstown Hubs (1-5)at Walkersville Lions (2-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Walkersville leads, 11-3.

Last meeting: 2002 - Walkersville, 52-6.

Last week: The Hubs beat Middletown, 34-21. ... The Lions lost to Tuscarora, 42-28.

Notes: The Lions have won 11 of the last 12 meetings. ... The Hubs bounced back from their fourth-quarter meltdown against Winters Mill to shock Middletown in North's MVAL Piedmont debut. RB Diez Johnson rushed for 240 yards the second highest single-game total in school history and 2 TDs, while backfield mate Justin Donaldson added 160 yards and 2 TDs to give the Hubs their first win of the season. Johnson's 412 yards in back-to-back games is a school record. He is third in rushing TDs and sixth in overall TDs all-time at North with 18. Lions RB D.J. Watkins was held to 57 yards rushing in the loss to Tuscarora. QB Zach Powell completed 19 of 38 passes for 222 yards and 3 TDs. The Lions surrendered more than 500 yards of offense against Tuscarora, including 371 on the ground.

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