It's a little hard for me to believe, but we've already passed the midway point of the fall high school sports season. Friday's football games were part of week-six scheduling, a game more than the halfway point.
Some sports during the season are rather short as it is, making the end of October the end of or just about the end of a season. By Halloween, golf is done, and just a few days later the boys volleyball season will come to a close.
Other sports, like soccer and girls volleyball, run up to the third week of November for those teams that are fortunate enough to make it that far.
Cross country and field hockey athletes get finished up before the middle of November, while football is the last man standing. If you get to the state final, your season lasts into December. Yes, I said December.
So, what I'm saying is this, there is still time to check out some good action in whatever sport you choose. If its too cold or rainy, volleyball is your best bet, but if it's warm and sunny, then how can there be any better place than a local golf course?
Speaking of that, the Harford County Golf Championship will be contested Thursday on the greens and fairways of Geneva Farm Golf Course. By the looks and sounds of the weather, it may be a wet course.
As I mentioned earlier, we just saw week-six football action, making this week's games all the more critical in week-seven action.
The county's only unbeaten team is Fallston and the Cougars are going away from the league schedule this week. The Cougars will host Lansdowne, a 2-4 team that should allow the Cougars to move to 7-0.
Two UCBAC Chesapeake Division games highlight the other games on this week's schedule. Havre de Grace (4-2) will travel to North Harford (5-1) for a key game. The Warriors are as always small in number and overall size, but also they are routinely talented in the skill positions.
The Hawks are just the opposite in numbers and they do have a size advantage. Despite a whole new backfield, the Hawks just keep getting it done.
The other contest pits Aberdeen (4-2) on the road at Bel Air (2-4), which by records may look like a mismatch. It very well may be, but I'm not thinking so.
The Eagles got off to a fast start, before hitting a major road block against North Harford nearly two weeks ago. The Eagles since suffered a heartbreaking loss to McDonough, a talented and defending Class 2A state champion.
Bel Air, meanwhile, has had an up and down run, but the Bobcats have shown the ability to put up many points. The competition may not have been as strong, but football is a funny game and we all know it.
There is also one intriguing Susquehanna Division game on this week's schedule with Patterson Mill (5-1) visiting Edgewood (2-4). Both are looking up at Perryville in the standings, but the loser in this one will definitely be out of the running.
The Huskies have stayed the course despite non-football tragedy, while Edgewood never got going when transfer quarterback Darin Washington did just that, transferred before the first game. The Rams are clicking a bit now, so this could be an interesting game.
See ya on the sidelines.