Previews of this weekend's high school football games

September 27, 2012

Washington County games

South Hagerstown Rebels (4-0) at Poolesville Falcons (3-1)

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Series: South Hagerstown leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2011 — South Hagerstown, 53-20.

Last week: The Rebels beat Thomas Johnson, 21-14. ... The Falcons beat Walter Johnson, 35-28.

Notes: The Rebels are off to their first 4-0 start since 1990, and they have won five straight dating back to last season — tied for the third longest winning streak in school history. ... The only year South won its first five games was 1962, when the Rebels finished the season 9-0. ... The Falcons are off to their best start since 2005, when they won their first six games. ... Isiaha Smith ran for 162 yards in the win over Thomas Johnson, with 102 of those yards coming in the fourth quarter. ... Brandon Jackson threw three TD passes — two to Teon Maeser, the other to Jakerian Jones. ... Jones had three interceptions and returned two for touchdowns that were called back. ... Kirby Carmack threw four TD passes for Poolesville in its comeback win over Walter Johnson. ... Nikolay Henze rushed for 137 yards.

Next week: Smithsburg at South Hagerstown; Poolesville at Pikesville.

Brunswick Railroaders (2-2) at North Hagerstown Hubs (3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: North Hagerstown leads, 12-9.

Last meeting: 2011 — North Hagerstown, 34-32.

Last week: The Railroaders beat Smithsburg, 27-20. ... The Hubs beat Fort Hill, 54-16.

Notes: The Hubs have won seven of the last 10 games against Brunswick. ... Brunswick QB Colin Nusbaum completed 17 of 28 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown — the game-winner to Blaine Price — in the win over Smithsburg. ... Nusbaum had been averaging nearly 350 yards per game. ... Jensen Foster ran for 97 yards and two TDs. ... The 54 points the Hubs scored against Fort Hill was by far the most ever scored by North in the 42 games in the series. ... Isaiah Keyes ran for 138 yards and two TDs and Kyle Hewlett added 73 yards and 2 TDs in the win over Fort Hill. ... Tre Anderson scored three TDs, including kickoff returns of 86 and 83 yards. He also caught a TD pass from Nick Karlen.

Next week: Clear Spring at Brunswick; North Hagerstown at Williamsport.

Catoctin Cougars (2-2) at Smithsburg Leopards (2-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Smithsburg leads, 24-16.

Last meeting: 2011 — Catoctin, 31-0.

Last week: The Cougars beat Williamsport, 40-7. ... The Leopards lost to Brunswick, 27-20.

Notes: The Cougars have won the last three meetings, all by shutout. They’ve outscored the Leopards 111-0 in those three games. ... The Cougars rolled up 456 yards of offense in ther win over Williamsport — 318 of those yards on the ground. ... Devin Watkins led the way with 78 yards, while Colin Schildt added 77 yards and two TDs. ... Peyton Laramore threw for 138 yards and 2 TDs. ... The Leopards kept it close against Brunswick, holding Railroaders QB Colin Nusbaum well below his average of nearly 350 passing yards per game. ... Mike Conrad ran for 84 yards and a TD. ... QB Zach Krall threw a TD pass to Matt Stevens and ran for another score. 

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

Williamsport Wildcats (0-4) at Boonsboro Warriors (3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Boonsboro leads, 26-15.

Last meeting: 2011 — Boonsboro, 47-7.

Last week: The Wildcats lost to Catoctin, 40-7. ... The Warriors beat Clear Spring, 46-0.

Notes: The Warriors have won 11 of the last 12 meetings, with Williamsport getting its only victory in that stretch in 2010. Nine of Boonsboro’s 11 wins in that span were by 22 points or more. ... The Wildcats weren’t able to get much going on either side of the ball in the loss to Catoctin. They surrendered 456 yards of offense while gaining just 125 themselves. ... QB T.J. Boyer, who averaged 188.3 yards passing in his first three games, was held to just 71. He did run for a 2-yard TD, Williamsport’s only score of the game. ... The Warriors bounced back from their loss to South Hagerstown by posting their third shutout of the season. ... They gained 468 yards offensively while holding Clear Spring to 178 yards. ... Three Boonsboro RBs ran for more than 100 yards: Zach Poffenberger (131), Ethan Foster (116) and Justin Jardeleza (114). Foster ran for two TDs, while Poffenberger ran for one and caught a TD pass from Ryan Ruiz.

Next week: North Hagerstown at Williamsport; Catoctin at Boonsboro.

Clear Spring Blazers (2-2) at Northern Garrett Huskies (0-4)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Series: Northern Garrett leads, 4-0.

Last meeting: 2011 — Northern Garrett, 19-13.

Last week: The Blazers lost to Boonsboro, 46-0. ... The Huskies lost to Frankfort, 34-9.

Notes: The Huskies have allowed at least 30 points in all four of their games this season while scoring just 27 points total. They have been shut out twice. ... The Blazers gained 178 yards in the loss to Boonsboro. They were forced to use three different QBs due to injuries. ... Jesse Gentry led the Blazers with 62 yards rushing on 14 carries. ... Meshach Metz ran 73 yards for the Huskies’ only touchdown in their loss to Frankfort. ... Justin Derato kicked a 36-yard field goal.

Next week: Clear Spring at Brunswick; Hancock at Northern Garrett.

Hancock Panthers (1-3) at Sidwell Friends Quakers (3-0)

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Series: Hancock leads, 1-0.

Last meeting: 2011 — Hancock, 21-20.

Last week: The Panthers beat Carson Long Military, 24-0. ... The Quakers beat Model School, 37-8.

Notes: The Panthers’ win over Carson Long ended a five-game losing streak that dated back to last season. ... Jordan Keefer ran for 154 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries to lead the Panthers’ offense against Carson Long. ... Hunter McKinley ran for 61 yards and connected with Chad Sipe on a 23-yard TD pass for the Panthers. ... Isaiah Davis ran for 150 yards and two TDs and Kameron Mitchell added 77 yards and a score for the Quakers in the win over Model School. All three TDs were part of a 27-point second quarter. ... QB Chase Plebani has thrown five TD passes this season, all to Diamente Holloway.

Next week: Hancock at Northern Garrett; Sidwell Friends at Saint James.

Saint James Saints (3-1) at Potomac School Panthers (1-2)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Series: Tied, 10-10.

Last meeting: 2011 — Potomac, 50-0.

Last week: The Saints beat St. John’s Catholic Prep, 14-0. ...  The Panthers lost to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, 26-7.

Notes: The Panthers have won four straight in the series and have scored at least 44 points in each of the last three meetings. ... Potomac is the defending Mid-Atlantic Conference champion. ... Last week, the Saints posted their first shutout since Week 3 of the 2010 season. ... The Saints picked off six passes in the win over St. John’s, including one that was returned 18 yards for a TD by Sean Tolton. ... Bobby Brennan led the Saints with 68 yards rushing and 95 passing. ... Justin Pank ran for 56 yards and a TD. ... The Panthers have lost two straight since opening the season with a win over Pope John Paul The Great. ... Johnny Read leads the Potomac offense with 124 yards rushing, followed by Kevin Havermann with 104 yards.

Next week: Sidwell Friends at Saint James; Potomac School vs. Maret.

Tri-State area games

Chambersburg Trojans (3-1) at Cumberland Valley Eagles (3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Trojans lost to Central Dauphin, 52-27. ... The Eagles beat Central Dauphin East, 24-21.

Next week: Chambersburg at State College; Central Dauphin at Carlisle.

Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils (2-2) at Northern York Polar Bears (3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Blue Devils beat Gettysburg, 50-3. ... The Polar Bears beat Big Spring, 47-7.

Next week: West Perry at Greencastle-Antrim; Gettysburg at Northern York.

Waynesboro Indians (2-2) at Gettysburg Warriors (0-4)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Indians beat James Buchanan, 48-20. ... The Warriors lost to Greencastle-Antrim, 50-3.

Next week: Waynesboro at Shippensburg; Gettysburg at Northern York.

Shippensburg Greyhounds (3-1) at James Buchanan Rockets (0-4)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Greyhounds beat West Perry, 31-22. ... The Rockets lost to Waynesboro, 48-20.

Next week: Waynesboro at Shippensburg; James Buchanan at Big Spring.

Hedgesville Eagles (2-2) at Martinsburg Bulldogs (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Eagles were idle last week; beat James Wood 27-19 on Sept. 14. ... The Bulldogs lost to Westminster, 36-33.

Next week: Hedgesville at Musselman; Martinsburg at Washington.

Musselman Applemen (3-2) at Jefferson Cougars (1-4)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Applemen beat Washington, 55-34. ... The Cougars lost to Sherando, 50-7.

Next week: Hedgesville at Musselman; Jefferson is idle (at Keyser, Oct. 12).

Handley Judges (1-3) at Washington Patriots (1-3)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Last week: The Judges lost to Fauquier County, 41-21. ... The Patriots lost to Musselman, 55-34.

Next week: Handley at Kettle Run; Martinsburg at Washington.

Berkeley Springs Indians (0-5) at Moorefield Yellow Jackets (2-3)

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Last week: The Indians lost to Southern Garrett, 26-16. ... The Yellow Jackets lost to Warren County, 28-13.

Next week: Keyser at Berkeley Springs; Moorefield is idle (vs. East Hardy, Oct. 12).

Mercersburg Academy Blue Storm (2-0) at Kiski Cougars (1-2)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Last week: The Blue Storm beat Calvin Coolidge, 26-21. ... The Cougars lost to Blair Academy, 49-13.

Next week: Lawrenceville at Mercersburg Academy; Kiski at Boys’ Latin.

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