Friday, Sept. 8
Concordia Prep (1-0) at AACS (0-1), 4
The Eagles will look to get back on track after falling to Severn of the MIAA B Conference in their opener.
Thaddeus Standfield returned an interception and a kickoff for touchdowns, but the Eagles were only able to manage a field goal from their offense in a 42-16 loss to the Admirals. Concordia Prep opened its season with a 50-31 victory over Loch Raven. AACS won the last meeting between the teams, 45-13, in 2015.
Maryland Christian (1-1) at Severn (1-0), 4
It didn’t take long for Duane Tyler to record his first win as a head coach, as the Admirals opened the season with a win at AACS. Craig Stevens threw three touchdown passes and Henry Rentz caught a touchdown pass and ran for two others for the Admirals, who scored the game’s final 21 points.
Maryland Christian defeated the Hampton Roads Generals, 8-6, last week to even its record. Severn defeated Maryland Christian, 47-19, last year.
Southern (0-1) at Friendly (0-0), 6:30
The Bulldogs begin their stretch of four straight games against out-of-county competition. Their season got off to a good start when Colin Phipps returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but quickly went downhill when Glen Burnie rolled to a 69-42 victory. Austin Buiniskis threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cody Dolin added one for Southern.
Friendly, a Class 2A school in Prince George’s County, got off to a 5-2 start last year before finishing 5-5.
Severna Park (1-0) at Chesapeake (0-1), 6:30
Despite giving up 28 points in the fourth quarter, the Falcons won their season-opener for the first time in Will Bell’s tenure when they held on for a 49-48 victory over North County. Garrett Edwards ran for a pair of short scores and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Josh Coffman, including a go-ahead 91-yarder with two minutes left. Coffman also returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown.
The Cougars’ season got off to a tough start with a 40-10 loss to Towson last week.
Severna Park defeated Chesapeake, 37-6, in 2016.
Arundel (1-0) at Meade (1-0), 6:30
After a tight game in the first half, the Wildcats pulled away from host Perry Hall in Week 1. They’ll meet the Mustangs in the annual battle of Rte. 175, with the winner receiving the Mears Cup, named for the longtime coach who led both the Wildcats and Mustangs, Jerry Mears.
Arundel trailed for a short time against Perry Hall on Friday, but racked up 30 points in the second half for a 53-34 victory. Meanwhile, the Mustangs won with their defense when they defeated South River, 26-0. Alijah Mateen threw a pair of touchdown passes and Anthony May scored on offense and defense for Meade. Arundel has won the last three in the series, including a 42-14 victory last year.
Aberdeen (1-0) at Northeast (1-0), 6:30
Behind four touchdowns from Demontay Snowden, the Eagles recorded a 33-6 victory over Laurel on Saturday. Davon Carroll returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score and the Northeast defense forced three turnovers and allowed just one touchdown in the win.
Aberdeen, which went 5-5 last year, opened this season with an 18-2 road victory over Thomas Johnson.
Old Mill (0-1) at Annapolis (0-1), 6:30
When these teams met in Week 10 last year they both entered the game 9-0 with plenty on the line. Now, they each enter the game 0-1 and the loser will face an uphill battle the rest of the season to make the playoffs. The Patriots had to go on the road and fell to North Point, 42-0, while the Panthers fell victim to one of the top teams in the state in Archbishop Spalding. Old Mill rallied for a 15-14 victory over Annapolis last year.
Broadneck (1-0) at North County (0-1), 6:30
There was no shortage of offense for these teams last week. The Bruins scored all of their points in the first half in a 56-6 victory over Bowie, while North County scored 28 in the fourth quarter, but came up just short against Severna Park, 49-48.
Jason Carcamo, Tyrice Watson and Ethon Williams each scored twice, while Shane Davis threw a pair of touchdown passes for Broadneck. Chris Leslie rushed for 181 yards and Deontez Parker threw for 217 for the Knights, who had leads of 13-0 and 20-7 against the Falcons.
Broadneck defeated North County, 21-0, last year.
South River (0-1) at Glen Burnie (1-0), 6:30
In the highest scoring game of the season’s first week, the Gophers shook off an early deficit and rolled to a 69-42 victory over Southern. Tyren Thompson ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns and Jaquan Pitts scored two defensive touchdowns for Glen Burnie.
South River got off to a tough start with a loss to Meade, but Joe Foy ran for 96 yards.
Glen Burnie defeated South River, 28-13, in 2016.
Landon (1-0) at St. Mary’s (1-0), 7
The Saints, who won three straight to close the 2016 season, began 2017 with a 28-6 victory over Carroll County’s Century. Playing in their second of four straight home games to start the season, they’ll look to continue the streak against the Bears from Bethesda. Landon opened its season with a 34-0 victory over Walt Whitman.
Bishop Moore (Fla.) (2-0) at Archbishop Spalding (1-0), ppd.
Friday’s game between Archbishop Spalding and Bishop Moore of Orlando, Fla. has been canceled due to anticipated travel concerns related to Hurricane Irma. Bishop Moore, one of the top private school teams in the state, was scheduled to travel to Maryland on Thursday and was planning to join Archbishop Spalding players and staff for a joint dinner. They were also planning trips to the Navy-Tulane football game and a visit to Washington, D.C. Archbishop Spalding coach Kyle Schmitt said the Cavaliers’ game will not be rescheduled.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Kent Island (1-0) at J.M. Bennett (1-0), noon
The Bucs had little trouble with Snow Hill in a 50-0 rout in Week 1. Trent Jackson threw for 181 yards and a touchdown pass to JC Getz and Dylan Finaly and Brandon Galloway each ran for two touchdowns for Kent Island. The Clippers opened their season with a 10-8 victory over Colonel Richardson. Kent Island defeated J.M. Bennett, 35-0, last year and has won 10 straight in the series, including three straight shutouts.
— Compiled by Bob Hough