No. 13 Milford Mill (10-1) at No. 5 Franklin (10-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Region: 3A North

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Coaches: Reggie White, Milford Mill; Anthony Burgos, Franklin

Last meeting: Franklin won, 35-7, on Oct. 5

Outlook: Franklin, which reached the state title game two years ago, presents a lot of problems for opponents with its depth and big-play capability. That showed in the regular-season win over the Millers, who took a 7-0 lead and could not add more, even though they were the beneficiaries of five Indians turnovers. The Ellis brothers, WR Marquis and ATH Reggie, have combined for 26 touchdowns and have caught 15 of QB Jackson Thornton's 21 touchdown passes for Franklin. The Indians lost only in their season opener to Class 4A power Wise. The Millers, led by QB Kyle McEachern, won their only state crown in 1987.

Dundalk (9-2) vs. No. 11 Edmondson (10-1)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Poly

Region: 2A North

Coaches: Sean Sandora, Dundalk; Dante Jones, Edmondson

Last meeting: Edmondson won, 22-6, last year

Outlook: After last week's hard-fought win over Baltimore City rival Douglass, Edmondson players talked about "unfinished business." A year ago, they lost 48-8 in the state semifinals to Middletown, which went on to take the title and the Red Storm players want another crack at that trophy. Dundalk, which has never won a state title but has been in the regional playoffs three straight years, likely feels the same way after falling to the Red Storm in last year's regional opener. The Red Storm held on to beat Douglass, 14-10, in a semifinal it led, 14-0, with less than four minutes to go. The Owls advanced with a 21-13 win over Owings Mills.

Forest Park (7-4) at No. 8 Dunbar (10-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Region: 1A South

Coaches: Ray Harcum, Forest Park; Lawrence Smith, Dunbar

Last meeting: Dunbar won, 32-12, in 2010

Outlook: The Poets have been perhaps the most imposing playoff presence since they made their first trip to the regionals in 1993. Since then, they have won 40 playoff games (one shy of the state record) and eight state titles (four shy of the state record). The Owls have rolled over their Baltimore City Division I opponents, allowing only 14 points in their last 10 games and posting eight shutouts. The Poets beat Forestville, 51-0, in their semifinal last week. Forest Park, looking for its first regional title, finished fourth in the city's Division II and defeated W.E.B. Du Bois, 32-22, in its semifinal.

Manchester Valley (8-3) vs. New Town (9-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Woodlawn

Region: 1A North

Coaches: Tony Shermeyer, Manchester Valley; Joe Holland, New Town

Last meeting: First meeting

Outlook: The two teams have plenty of motivation, as they are both going after their first state football title. New Town's season ended early a year ago when they had to forfeit for using an ineligible player. The Mavericks, from Carroll County, are only in their fourth season as a program and reached the playoffs for the first time this fall. In the semifinals, Manchester Valley faced a battle in beating Reginald F. Lewis, 20-14, and succeeded on some risky pass plays by QB Dom Frank, including one to set up his own 6-yard run for the game-winning touchdown with 2:56 to go. The Titans rolled through their semifinal, 50-15, over defending regional champion Overlea.