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Previewing the state football semifinals

Previewing the state football semifinals

Class 4A

NO. 2 BROADNECK (10-2) @ NO. 5 HOWARD (12-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Coaches: Rob Harris, Broadneck; Bruce Strunk, Howard

Outlook: The most intriguing matchup between two local teams pits Anne Arundel County's top playoff contender against the Howard County champion. Last week, the Bruins stunned previously undefeated Old Mill with Keonte Coates' 99-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff. That 7-0 lead stood up as the Bruins dealt the Patriots their first shutout loss since 2002. Last season, the Patriots beat Howard, 10-3, in the state semifinals. The Lions are...