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Prep Football Previews

September 19, 2008

Previews of Friday's games

Musselman Applemen (1-2) at North Hagerstown Hubs (0-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Musselman leads, 3-0.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Musselman, 19-18.

Last Week: Musselman beat Woodstock Central, 24-6 ... North lost to Allegany, 16-13 (OT).

Notes: The Applemen have converted WR Casey Cochran to a running back and Cochran responded with 185 yards last week against Central. ... North's Greg Pheabus had a monster game defensively against Allegany with 20 tackles, 10 solo. ... DeShawn Goodwin scored both TDs and had 56 yards rushing.

Linganore Lancers (2-0) at South Hagerstown Rebels (1-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Linganore leads, 1-0.

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Last Meeting: 2007 -- Linganore, 58-7.

Last Week: Linganore beat Thomas Stone, 35-8 ... South beat Berkeley Springs, 6-0.

Notes: The Lancers routed Thomas Stone behind fullback Zach Zwinak's 119 yards and two TDs. ... The Lancers have scored 81 points in two games. ... Nick Gross ran for 133 yards and the lone TD against Berkeley Springs. ... The Rebels' defense allowed Berkeley Springs just 21 yards on 26 rushes.

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

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Smithsburg leads, 3-0.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Smithsburg, 38-30.

Last Week: Winters Mill lost to Frederick, 23-14 ... Smithsburg beat Poolesville, 27-0.

Notes: Winters Mill QB Ben Love threw for 279 yards and two scores in the loss to Frederick, but the Falcons were held to minus-11 yards on the ground. ... Smithsburg held Poolesville under 100 total yards. ... Billy Lawrence had three TDs receiving and has four for the season. ... QB Kyle Orndorff has completed 8 of 12 passes in two games, six for touchdowns.

Williamsport Wildcats (0-2) at Baltimore Lutheran Saints (1-1)

When: Today, 4 p.m.

Series: Williamsport leads, 1-0.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Williamsport, 41-0.

Last Week: Williamsport lost to Northern Garrett, 33-0 ... Baltimore Lutheran was off.

Notes: The Wildcats' offense struggled against Northern, gaining 61 total yards. ... Williamsport has not started a season 0-3 since 2004.

Clear Spring Blazers (0-2) at Hancock Panthers (0-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Hancock leads, 3-1.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Hancock, 18-0.

Last Week: Clear Spring lost to Bishop Walsh, 43-6 ... Hancock lost to St. James, 21-0.

Notes: The Blazers' last victory was 27-14 over Hancock on Sept. 22, 2006. ... Clear Spring has lost 19 straight games. ... Hancock has yet to score a point through two games.

Poolesville Falcons (0-2) at Boonsboro Warriors (2-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Boonsboro leads, 3-0.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Boonsboro, 42-21.

Last Week: Poolesville lost to Smithsburg, 27-0 ... Boonsboro beat Southern Garrett, 40-0.

Notes: Poolesville has yet to score while giving up 64 points in two games. ... Boonsboro is ranked sixth in Maryland Class 1A. ... With a win, Boonsboro would start 3-0 for the first time since 1994, when the Warriors won their first seven games. ... Boonsboro bolted to a 33-0 halftime lead against Southern Garrett. ... Brandon McLean had 122 yards rushing and Drew Lowery gained 101 yards on three rushes.

Hershey Trojans (1-2) at Greencastle Blue Devils (3-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Greencastle leads, 2-0.

Last Meeting: 1999 -- Greencastle, 45-37.

Last Week: Hershey lost to Waynesboro, 19-16 ... Greencastle beat Shippensburg, 17-0.

Notes: Hershey has dropped two straight games in the Mid-Penn Colonial following an opening win over Milton Hershey. ... The Trojans had three key lost fumbles against Waynesboro. ... Greencastle QB Adam Ritchie accounted for 154 total yards against Shippensburg, while the defense held the 'Hounds under 100 total yards. ... Dustin Barry scored a TD in his season debut after missing the first two games with a shoulder injury.

Waynesboro Indians (3-0) at Middletown Blue Raiders (3-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Middletown leads, 4-0.

Last Meeting: 2003 -- Middletown, 50-0.

Last Week: Waynesboro beat Hershey, 19-16 ... Middletown beat Boiling Springs, 32-6.

Notes: Ian Smith's 70-yard TD run was a big play in the close win over Hershey. ... Smith had 91 yards rushing. ... The Indians' 3-0 record is their best start since 1984. ... Middletown is averaging 35 points per game. ... QB Aaron Lupia threw for two touchdowns, one to Trey McElwee, who also ran for a TD.

Chambersburg Trojans (0-3) at Cedar Cliff Colts (1-2)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Cedar Cliff leads, 27-9-1.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Cedar Cliff, 24-17 (OT).

Last Week: Chambersburg lost to Harrisburg, 26-0 ... Cedar Cliff beat Lower Dauphin, 21-14.

Notes: Chambersburg had four turnovers in the loss to Harrisburg in the rain. ... QB Brian Reese threw for 116 yards. ... The Trojans have lost 24 straight Mid-Penn Commonwealth games. ... Cedar Cliff's Jake Troutman had two TD passes in the win over Lower Dauphin and threw for 195 yards.

Jefferson Cougars (1-2) at Urbana Hawks (2-0)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Series: Urbana leads, 1-0.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Urbana, 13-12.

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