If you haven't been paying close attention to high school football in Harford County this season, it's time to start.

With just four weeks left in the regular season, the UCBAC's Chesapeake Division is quite the unsettled mess. That mess got messier Friday with C. Milton Wright's win over Fallston. The next four weeks may prove to be more than eventful.

There are a few games that are lingering out there, maybe not so much this week, but definitely in Weeks 8-10.

Of course one of those weeks, Week 8 to be exact, the games will be played on Thursday, which has been the schedule for many years now.


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The highlight of that Oct. 18 schedule will be the CMW at North Harford game, which may be the deciding game to determine this year's Chesapeake Division champion. Those at Fallston though, may be thinking, let's wait just a minute.

The Cougars, who will play winless Joppatowne the same Oct. 18 night, will host North Harford a week later on Oct. 26. That same night, CMW will take its show to Aberdeen and while the Eagles have had their issues at 2-4 through six weeks, one can't guarantee a CMW victory will come easy. I believe that may also be Aberdeen's Homecoming Night, adding a little more spice to an already important and tasty game.

In that final Week 10 action, it's North Harford that gets the potential easy win, hosting Joppatowne, while Fallston will visit Aberdeen and CMW will host Bel Air. That game in Fountain Green could be one for the ages. Not because the winner is guaranteed a title at this point, but there may be much more up for grabs, if only bragging rights.

There are a number of other games that are still to be played, as well, over the next few weeks and if any are true upsets, then the apple cart will be completely turned upside down.

The Susquehanna Division seems to be well in hand for Perryville, whose win over Elkton Friday night put the Panthers in the driver's seat. Edgewood and Harford Tech still remain on the Panthers' schedule, but I believe for either to beat Perryville would be one of those true upsets I'm referring to. Hey, upsets are part of the game.

As for this week, the biggest contest may come from the private school sector, where undefeated John Carroll will get a tough test at unbeaten St. Paul's in a MIAA B Conference game that will likely determine the champion. That game, as well as all the others involving local teams, is a 7 p.m. start.

Other games on this week's schedule are North Harford at Havre de Grace; Bel Air at Aberdeen; Fallston at Lansdowne; Edgewood at Patterson Mill; Joppatowne at CMW and North East at Harford Tech.

Pick a game and go out and enjoy it.