High school football preview capsules

September 15, 2011


Boonsboro Warriors (2-0) at South Hagerstown Rebels (2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: South Hagerstown leads, 14-13.

Last meeting: 2010 — South Hagerstown, 32-28.

Last week: The Warriors beat Manchester Valley, 57-14. ... The Rebels beat Francis Scott Key, 19-0.

Notes: The Rebels have won the last two meetings and six of the last nine. ... The Warriors are off to their first 2-0 start since 2008, when they won their first nine games, and have equaled their win total from last season. ... The Warriors topped 50 points for the first time since 2008, and the 57 they scored against Manchester Valley was the most since they scored 62 against Smithsburg in 2005. ... The Rebels are off to their first 2-0 start since 1990. They started that season 4-0 and finished 7-3. ... The Rebels have allowed seven points this season, their fewest allowed in consecutive games since they posted back-to-back shutouts of North Hagerstown and Dunbar in 2002. … The Rebels are seeking their first three-game winning streak since 2006.

Next week: Clear Spring at Boonsboro; Thomas Johnson at South Hagerstown.

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

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Hancock leads, 4-3.

Last meeting: 2010 — Clear Spring, 52-12.

Last week: The Panthers lost to Bishop Walsh, 40-7. ... The Blazers beat Saint James, 45-0.

Notes: The Panthers are 0-2 for the second time in four years. … The Panthers surrendered 265 yards through the air in the loss to Bishop Walsh. … Hancock’s only touchdown came on a pass from Garrett Wiles to Nate Souders. … The Blazers are off to their first 2-0 start ever. ... The Blazers scored 40 points or more just twice in the program’s first 62 games. They’ve topped that mark seven times in their last 10 games. ... Clear Spring’s shutout of Saint James was just the second in the program’s history. The Blazers blanked Rappahannock County 51-0 in 2009. ... Blazers QB Adam Mellott has thrown 9 TD passes in the first two games in season.

Next week: Hancock at Carson Long Military; Clear Spring at Boonsboro.

Oakdale Bears (0-2) at North Hagerstown Hubs (1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Bears lost to Century, 30-26. … The Hubs lost to Frederick, 38-30.

Notes: Oakdale, a Frederick County school which opened in 2009, is playing a varsity schedule for the first time. … The Bears led Century last Friday before lightning forced the suspension of the game. Century scored a quick touchdown and went on to win when the game resumed Saturday. … RB Jay Molnar ran for 196 yards and 2 TDs for the Bears. … North’s loss to Frederick ended a four-game winning streak dating back to last season. … The Hubs did extend their streak of games with at least 30 points scored to five straight. … The Hubs rushed for 298 yards – led by Kyle Hewlett’s 103 and Phillip Butler’s 98 – but lost two fumbles in the loss to Frederick. … The Hubs gave up 141 yards through the air and 3 passing TDs against Frederick.

Next week: Oakdale at Linganore; Silver Oak Academy at North Hagerstown.

Manchester Valley Mavericks (0-2) at Smithsburg Leopards (2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: First meeting.

Last week: The Mavericks lost to Boonsboro, 57-14. … The Leopards beat North Carroll, 14-0.

Notes: The Mavericks have allowed 100 points in their first two games this season, while the Leopards have posted two straight shutouts. … The consecutive shutouts are the first by the Leopards since they opened the 1999 season with shutouts of Hancock and South Hagerstown. … The Mavericks took an early 14-0 lead against Boonsboro, only to see the Warriors score 57 unanswered points. … The Mavericks allowed 455 yards of offense in the loss to Boonsboro. … The Leopards have scored just 21 points in their two wins. … Robbie Hogue and Matt Stevens scored rushing TDs in the win over North Carroll.

Next week: Liberty at Manchester Valley; Brunswick at Smithsburg.

Poolesville Falcons (0-2) at Williamsport Wildcats (1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Williamsport leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2010 – Williamsport, 18-6.

Last week: The Falcons lost to Richard Montgomery, 13-10. … The Wildcats beat Northern Garrett, 21-14.

Notes: The Falcons have allowed 55 points in their first two losses. … The Wildcats are seeking to win back-to-back games for the first time since winning four straight in 2009. … The Wildcats rallied from a 14-7 deficit in the second half to beat Northern Garrett. … QB Brandon Jackson threw a TD pass and ran for the go-ahead score. … Jackson threw for 145 yards, including the 45-yard scoring pass to Tyler Wise, but was also picked off twice. … One of Jackson’s interceptions was returned 75 yards for a touchdown.

Next week: Walter Johnson at Poolesville; Williamsport at Catoctin.

Saint James Saints (1-1) at Bishop Walsh Spartans (1-1)

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Series: Saint James leads, 8-7.

Last meeting: 2010 – Saint James, 39-0.

Last week: The Saints lost to Clear Spring, 45-0. … The Spartans beat Hancock, 40-7.

Notes: The Saints have won five of the last seven meetings in the series. … The Saints were shutout for the first time since 2009, a 14-0 loss to Bishop Walsh. … The Saints’ margin of defeat was the largest since a 56-0 loss to Maryland School for the Deaf in 2003. …  The Saints were held to just 22 yards on the ground by Clear Spring. … QB Bobby Brennan threw for 106 yards. WR Nnamdi Enechionyia had 5 catches for 67 yards. … Spartans QB Greg Hendershot passed for 265 yards and 3 TDs in the win over Hancock.

Next week: Atlantic Shores Christian at Saint James; Bishop Walsh at Baltimore Lutheran.


James Buchanan Rockets (1-0) at Middletown (Pa.) Blue Raiders (1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Rockets’ game vs. Carson Long was canceled. … Middletown beat Steel-High, 14-13.

Next week: James Buchanan at Gettysburg; East Pennsboro at Middletown.

Chambersburg Trojans (2-0) at Gettysburg Warriors (0-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Trojans beat Waynesboro, 36-10. … The Warriors lost to Mechanicsburg, 49-14.

Next week: Chambersburg at Central Dauphin East; James Buchanan at Gettysburg.

Hedgesville Eagles (1-2) at James Wood Colonels (2-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Eagles lost to Mountain Ridge, 26-12. … The Colonels lost to Musselman, 23-20.

Next week: Hedgesville is idle (vs. Martinsburg, Sept. 30); James Wood at Skyline.

Morgantown Mohigans (2-1) at Martinsburg Bulldogs (3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: Morgantown beat Parkersburg South, 28-7. … The Bulldogs beat Handley, 61-14.

Next week: Morgantown is idle (vs. Preston, Sept. 30); Calvin Coolidge (D.C.) at Martinsburg

Susquehanna Township Indians (2-0) at Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils (1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Indians beat Spring Grove, 40-7. … The Blue Devils beat New Oxford, 42-0.

Next week: Bishop McDevitt at Susquehanna Township; Greencastle at West Perry.

Waynesboro Indians (0-2) at New Oxford Colonials (0-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Indians lost to Chambersburg, 36-10. … The Colonials lost to Greencastle, 42-0.

Next week: Northern at Waynesboro; New Oxford at Central York.

Jefferson Cougars (0-3) at Fairmont Senior Polar Bears (2-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Cougars lost to Millbrook, 27-6. …The Polar Bears beat Preston, 36-19.

Next week: Sherando Va. at Jefferson; Fairmont is idle (vs. University, Sept. 30).

Musselman Applemen (2-1) at Parkersburg South Patriots (1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: Musselman beat James Wood, 23-20. … Parkersburg South lost to Morgantown 28-7

Next week: Musselman at Washington; Parkersburg South at University.

Berkeley Springs Indians (1-2) at Frankfort Falcons (0-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Indians beat Petersburg, 29-27. … Frankfort lost to Grafton, 24-20.

Next week: Berkeley Springs at Southern Garrett; Frankfort at Northern Garrett.

Mercersburg Academy Blue Storm (0-0) at Landon School Bears (1-0)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Last week: Mercersburg’s game against Cleveland Knights was canceled. …Landon beat Bishop McNamara 29-14.

Next week: Hun School at Mercersburg Academy; Landon at Riverdale Baptist.

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