High school football preview capsules

October 06, 2011


Randolph-Macon Yellowjackets (2-2) at Hancockn Panthers (2-3)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Randolph-Macon leads, 2-0.

Last meeting: 2010 — Randolph-Macon, 22-20.

Last week: The Yellowjackets beat Quantico, 28-6. ... The Panthers beat  Carson Long Military, 40-0.

Notes: The Panthers are playing their third game in eight days. They won the first two games in that three-game span, beating Sidwell Friends 21-20 last Friday. ... The Yellowjackets won the previous two meetings by two and three points. ... Panthers QB Garrett Wiles threw 2 TD passes and ran for another score in the win over Carson Long. Nate Souders scored a pair of TDs.

Next week: Randolph-Macon at Hargrave Military Academy; Hundred at Hancock.

South Hagerstown Rebels (3-2) at Smithsburg Leopards (2-3)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Smithsburg leads, 17-7.

Last meeting: 2010 — Smithsburg, 32-12.

Last week: The Rebels beat Poolesville, 53-20. ... The Leopards lost to Catoctin, 31-0.

Notes: The Leopards have won the last four meetings and seven of the last eight. ... The Rebels rolled against Poolesville as RBs Ahmere Ware, Isiaha Smith and Reggie Anderson combined for 293 rushing yards on just 20 carries. ... Brandon Hess completed 8 of 11 passes for 109 yards and a score. ... The Leopards have lost three straight games since winning their first two games of the season. It’s Smithsburg’s first losing streak of three games or more since 2006, when the Leopards lost four straight midway through the season. ... The Leopards have made the Maryland Class 1A West playoffs four straight years, but are currently last in the region standings. ... The Leopards ran for 163 yards against Catoctin, but they turned the ball over four times.

Next week: Catoctin at South Hagerstown; Smithsburg at North Hagerstown.

Williamsport Wildcats (2-3) at North Hagerstown Hubs (4-1)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Series: North Hagerstown leads, 16-6.

Last meeting: 2010 — North Hagerstown, 41-6.

Last week: The Wildcats lost to Boonsboro, 47-7. ... The Hubs beat Brunswick, 34-32.

Notes: The Hubs have won the last nine games in the series and they have not allowed more than 15 points in any of those wins. They have averaged more than 37 points per game vs. Williamsport in that time span. ... The Wildcats have gone scoreless for the last eight quarters. Their last touchdown came in overtime of their win over Poolesville. ... The Wildcats gave up too many big plays in their loss to Boonsboro, including a punt return, kickoff return and two interception returns for touchdowns. They also surrendered touchdown runs of 39 and 64 yards. ... Wildcats starting QB Spencer Jackson left the game with an apparent head injury and his status is questionable. ... The Hubs trailed Brunswick by 19 points before storming back with four straight touchdowns to take a 34-25 lead in the fourth quarter. ... RB Phillip Butler ran for 208 yards and 3 TDs in the win. He has a county-best 608 rushing yards at midseason.

Next week: Brunswick at Williamsport; Smithsburg at North Hagerstown.


Greencastle Blue Devils (3-2) at Gettysburg Warriors (1-4)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Blue Devils beat Waynesboro, 49-14. ... The Warriors lost to Northern, 29-22.

Next week: James Buchanan at Greencastle; Gettysburg at Big Spring.

Northern York Polar Bears (2-3) at James Buchanan Rockets (1-3)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Polar Bears beat Gettysburg, 29-22. ... The Rockets lost to Shippensburg, 34-0.

Next week: Shippensburg at Northern; James Buchanan at Greencastle.

Harrisburg Cougars (1-4) at Chambersburg Trojans (3-2)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Last week: The Cougars lost to State College, 28-0. ... The Trojans lost to Cumberland Valley, 45-20.

Next week: Central Dauphin at Harrisburg; Chambersburg at Carlisle.

Big Spring Bulldogs (1-4) at Waynesboro Indians (2-3)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last week: The Bulldogs lost to West Perry, 34-14. ... The Indians lost to Greencastle, 49-14.

Next week: Gettysburg at Big Spring; Waynesboro at West Perry.

Washington Patriots (2-3) at Martinsburg Bulldogs (5-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Patriots lost to Handley, 14-7. ... The Bulldogs beat Hedgesville, 57-0.

Next week:  Skyline (Va.) at Washington; Patrick Henry (Va.) at Martinsburg.

Musselman Applemen (4-2) at Hedgesville Eagles (2-3)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Applemen beat Jefferson, 45-14. ... The Eagles lost to Martinsburg, 57-0.

Next week:  Musselman at Hampshire; Hedgesville at Boonsboro.

Berkeley Springs Indians (2-4) at Keyser Golden Tornado (4-1)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last week: The Indians lost to Moorefield, 53-14. ... The Tornado beat Hampshire, 41-14.

Next week:  Clear Spring at Berkeley Springs; Keyser at Jefferson.

Mercersburg Academy Blue Storm (0-3) at Blair Academy Buccaneers (3-0)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Last week: The Blue Storm lost to Lawrenceville, 35-9. ... The Bucs beat St. Joe Muenchen, 35-0.

Next week: Hill School at Mercersburg; Blair Academy at Hun School.

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