Previews of this weekend's games

October 19, 2007

Brunswick Railroaders (1-5) at Boonsboro Warriors (4-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Boonsboro leads, 26-14.

Last meeting: 2006 - Boonsboro, 28-0.

Last week: The Railroaders lost to Smithsburg, 26-9. ... The Warriors beat Williamsport, 40-7.

Notes: The Warriors have won the last two meetings and five of the last seven. ... The Railroaders were held to 148 total yards (73 rushing, 75 passing) in the loss to Smithsburg, while allowing nearly 400 yards. The Warriors ran for 326 yards in beating Williamsport for the eighth straight time. Brothers Ryan and Brandon McLean combined for 234 yards rushing, though neither found the end zone. Andrew Griffith ran for 2 TDs, while QB John Shobe threw for three, two of them to Chris Selby. The Warriors have won 16 of their last 17 games in the MVAL Antietam.

Williamsport Wildcats (3-3) at Catoctin Cougars (2-4)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Catoctin leads, 20-16.

Last meeting: 2006 - Catoctin, 40-0.


Last week: The Wildcats lost to Boonsboro, 40-7. ... The Cougars beat Clear Spring, 52-6.

Notes: The Cougars have won the last five games in the series. ... The Wildcats had their three-game winning streak snapped by Boonsboro. The Wildcats managed just 157 yards of offense against the Warriors and didn't break the shutout until Kyle Cunningham returned a fumble recovery 48 yards for a TD with 2:57 remaining in the game. Boonsboro rushed for 326 yards against the Wildcats. The Cougars led Clear Spring 46-0 at halftime and played reserves the rest of the game. D.J. Doyle and Josh Munday each ran for 3 TDs as the Cougars rolled up 426 rushing yards and finished with 492 total yards.

Hedgesville Eagles (2-5) at Jefferson Cougars (2-5)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Jefferson leads, 12-11.

Last meeting: 2006 - Jefferson, 41-7.

Last week: The Eagles beat Musselman, 15-3. ... The Cougars were idle. They lost to Fort Hill 42-14 on Oct. 6.

Notes: The Cougars have won the last five meetings, though their win in 2003 was stripped due to the use of an ineligible player. ... The Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with their best defensive showing of the season last week. They hadn't allowed fewer than 26 points in a game prior to the win over Musselman. The Eagles forced five turnovers (4 INTs, 1 fumble) to make up for their being outgained by more than 100 yards by the Applemen. Jay Parks had two INTs and returned one for a TD. Chris Robinson ran for 124 yards, including an 80-yard TD run on the first play of the second half. Brandon Hyler completed 10 of 19 passes for 122 yards and 2 TDs in the loss to Fort Hill. The Cougars allowed 322 rushing yards against Fort Hill.

Musselman Applemen (3-5) at Hampshire Trojans (0-7)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Musselman leads, 22-4.

Last meeting: 2006 - Musselman, 34-14.

Last week: The Applemen lost to Hedgesville, 15-3. ... The Trojans lost to Fort Hill, 57-0.

Notes: The Applemen have won four of the last five meetings. ... The Applemen turned the ball over five times in the loss to Hedgesville, their third straight loss at Mumaw Stadium. Brandon Michael threw for 191 yards, but also threw 3 INTs, one of which was returned for a TD. Cody Petry nearly gave the Applemen an early lead in the game with a 50-yard run, but he was dragged down and fumbled at the Hedgesville 2 and the Eagles recovered in the end zone. The Trojans trailed 43-0 at halftime and managed just 155 yards against Fort Hill. The Trojans have scored just 45 points this season and only once have posted more than one TD in a game.

Martinsburg Bulldogs (5-2) at Northwood Gladiators (3-3)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Bulldogs defeated Calvin Coolidge, 37-15. ... The Gladiators beat Einstein, 16-0.

Notes: The Bulldogs, still hoping to reverse the forfeits on their first two wins of the season, are 14th in the W.Va, Class AAA playoff ratings. The Bulldogs have won 14 straight regular-season games on the field. The Bulldogs gave a different look at times in the win over Coolidge, switching out of their standard spread offense and into the wing-T. The Bulldogs rushed for 240 yards. James Jordan ran for 93 yards and a pair of TDs and Ryan Rowland added 80 yards and a TD. Northwood is located in Silver Spring, Md. This is the Gladiators' second year of varsity football. ... The Gladiators' last two wins have been by shutout. They beat Poolesville 42-0 on Sept. 28. ... The Gladiators are 3-0 at home and 0-3 on the road this season.

Chambersburg Trojans (0-7) at Big Spring Bulldogs (0-7)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Chambersburg leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2006 - Chambersburg, 45-43.

Last week: The Trojans lost to Carlisle, 21-14. ... The Bulldogs lost to Northern, 55-3.

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