Atholton, River Hill football

River Hill quarterback Austin Altman, shown here being tackled by Atholton's Steve Whiting in a game last September, will lead the Hawks against Atholton this Friday night. (File photo/Kim Hairston / September 16, 2011)

Well, the game that we've all been waiting for is actually here! Atholton (10-1) at River Hill (11-0), Friday night at 7 p.m., for the 3A East regional championship.

If last week's regional semifinal round — when Atholton edged Reservoir in a 21-20 overtime thriller, and Mt. Hebron put up a fight against River Hill, but fell  48-13 — is any indication, we should be in for a good one.

I've previewed the game narratively here, but I thought that it would be fun to use the vast canvas of the internet to break the game down by the numbers:

 

Coaches

A: Kyle Schmitt, fourth season

RH: Brian Van Deusen, 13th season

 

Roster breakdown

A: 46 — 22 juniors (#44 Cody Stolar, #25 Isaac Boateng, #21 Isaac Murray, #14 Brian Gsell, #10 Marquise Findlay-Smith, #8 Graham Broschart, #7 Jordan Mason), 1 sophomore (#52 Alex Plotkin), 2 freshmen (#35 Kyle Butts, #37 Cole Mason)

RH: 39 — 17 seniors, 21 juniors (#37 Cory Daniel, #47 Alex Potocko, #50 Logan Kirby, #52 Anthony Corrao), 1 sophomore (#34 Brian Kirby)

 

2012 point differential

A: 300-156 (2 shutouts)

RH: 518-90 (6 shutouts)

 

(Atholton stats through 11 games, River Hill stats through 10 games)

 

Leading passer
A: #3 Luke Casey, 92/165, 1,351 yards, 12 TD
RH: #9 Austin Altman, 75/115, 1,689 yards, 21 TD