No. 1 Boys' Latin (12-0) at No. 5 Gilman (8-1)
When: Friday, 4 p.m.
Coaches: Bob Shriver, Boys' Latin; Brooks Matthews, Gilman
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Boys' Latin: Colin Heacock, Sr., A; Shack Stanwick, Jr., A; Mac Pons, Sr., D; Christian Knight, Sr., G
Gilman: Max Greene, Sr., A; Tyler Ruhl, Jr., A; William McBride, Jr., MF; Thomas McBride, Sr., G
KEYS TO VICTORY
The top-ranked Lakers have the area's most dangerous attack, which will put endless pressure on Gilman's young defense, as well as forcing the Greyhounds' attack to keep up. Heacock and Stanwick lead the Lakers, who also have goal-scoring depth at midfield, while Greene and Ruhl are the host Greyhounds' top offensive threats. Gaining possession, making most of scoring chances and a strong performance from Thomas McBride in goal will all be keys for Gilman. The Lakers, with Pons and Knight in the back, have been able to wear down teams late in games with their depth. Gilman has a 55-46 edge in the all-time series, which began in 1931 when Boys' Latin won, 6-1.
OTHER GAMES TO WATCH
No. 4 McDonogh at No. 2 Calvert Hall, Friday, 4 p.m.
No. 3 St. Paul's at No. 7 St. Mary's, Friday, 4 p.m.
Severna Park at Broadneck, Friday, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Calvert Hall at No. 5 Gilman, Tuesday, 4 p.m.
No. 15 Mount Hebron at Howard, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
No. 14 Broadneck at No. 13 Severna Park, Friday, 5 p.m.
No. 2 C. Milton Wright at No. 7 St. Paul's, Saturday, 12:15 p.m.