Previewing today's prep football games

September 19, 2008

James Buchanan Rockets (0-3)

at Scotland Cadets (0-3)

When: Today, 1:30 p.m.

Series: Scotland leads, 29-8.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- James Buchanan, 34-28.

Last Week: James Buchanan lost to Susquenita, 21-8 ... Scotland lost to Steel-High, 40-0.

Notes: JB quarterback Jesse Smartt had one of the top Tri-State performances last week, throwing for 225 yards. ... One of JB's two wins last year was against Scotland. ... JB has not beatean a team other than Scotland or York Tech since a win over Fairfield in 2004. ... Scotland has allowed 34 points per game. ... Scotland had only 83 total yards against Steel-High.

Sidwell Friends Quakers (1-1)

at St. James Saints (2-0)

When: Today, 2 p.m.


Series: Sidwell Friends leads, 24-5-2.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Sidwell Friends, 14-10.

Last Week: Sidwell Friends lost to Bullis School, 17-14 ... St. James beat Hancock, 21-0.

Notes: Sidwell lost to Bullis on a 23-yard field goal as time expired after scoring 14 points late to tie the game. ... QB Nick Plebani threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Quakers. ... St. James quarterback Mike Russ threw for three TDs against Hancock and has six in two games. ... Russ also has scored three rushing TDs and has had a hand in each of St. James' nine touchdowns.

Mercersburg Academy Blue Storm (0-2)

at Hun School Raiders (0-1)

When: Today, 2:30 p.m.

Series: Hun School leads, 5-3.

Last Meeting: 2007 -- Hun School, 48-17.

Last Week: Mercersburg Academy lost to Landon School, 33-19 ... Hun School lost to Wyoming Seminary, 10-0.

Notes: Trevor Smith ran for two TDs and threw for one against Landon. Smith also threw for 225 total yards.

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