No. 6 Patterson (7-0) at No. 1 City (7-0)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: This matches last year's Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference champ, City, against last year's B Conference champ, Patterson. Clippers QB Willie McGirt (696 passing yards, 11 touchdowns) targets WR Stacey Plater (284 yards, seven touchdowns) with RB Ryan Lewis (591 yards, 10 touchdowns) doing groundwork. City, coming off of its 27th straight win last week, 40-0, over Northwestern, is led by QB Teron Matthews (925 passing yards, 16 touchdowns), RB Ricky Dangerfield (803 yards, 12 touchdowns), the area's third-best rusher, and WR Dwight Banks (30 catches, 722 yards, 12 touchdowns), the area's second-leading receiver. Patterson, coming off of its 13th straight win, 14-6, over Lake Clifton, holds the No. 2 seed in the eight-team state-playoff field and leads the 4A North Region. City holds the fifth seed in the 3A race, and the No. 2 spot behind Poly in the 3A East.


St. Mary's (4-2) at No. 12 St. Paul's (6-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: St. Mary's moved into the A Conference this year, and St. Paul's into the B, but the game won't lack intensity for these former C Conference rivals. St. Paul's has outscored its opponents, 230-14, and All-Metro DE Shawn Bean has anchored it to five shutouts. Crusaders coach Mitch Tullai goes for career victory No. 209 against 125 losses. Coming off last week's 7-0 win over Mount St. Joseph, St. Mary's has lost only 14-10 to No. 5 McDonogh -- a 7-6 winner over St. Paul's -- and No. 3 Gilman, 18-16. St. Paul's is led by RB Chris Berrier (506 yards, seven touchdowns) and St. Mary's by Jason Lilly (567, five). St. Mary's K Mark Keifer has the ability to win a close game.

Eastern Tech (5-2) at No. 13 Perry Hall (6-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: Perry Hall is 5-0 and going for its second straight Baltimore County 3A-4A league crown. It has the eighth seed in the statewide playoff chase and ranks second behind Patterson in the 4A North Region. Perry Hall RBs Mark Franklin and Mandel Marsh have a combined 1,047 yards and 14 touchdowns. Eastern ranks second in 3A North Region, but only 12th in its race for one of the eight statewide 3A playoff spots. Eastern Tech RBs Ira McCullough (757 yards, seven touchdowns) and Dwan Jones (613, 11) have carried the load.

Chesapeake-BC (6-1) at Catonsville (5-2)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: Coming off its first loss, to fourth-ranked, 2A North Region leader Overlea, Chesapeake clings to third place in the region and the eighth and final playoff seed. Catonsville looks to improve its slim 2A playoff hopes behind the area's second-leading rusher, Wilkins (842 yards, nine touchdowns). Bayhawks QB Jermaine Johnson (738 passing yards, 10 touchdowns) looks to get his team back on the winning track.


No. 2 Poly (7-0) at No. 3 Gilman (5-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: Poly, a member of the state association this year, has outscored its opponents, 273-24, with three shutouts, leads the 3A East Region and is the top seed in the eight-team state playoff field. LB Rashaad Kitchen anchors Poly's defense. Offensively, there is second-team All-Metro two-way lineman Joe Brown and WR-RB Greg Kyler (739 yards, 13 touchdowns), a 4.3-second 40-yard --er. The Greyhounds have outscored their opponents, 129-16, with four shutouts behind LBs Jamie Biddison (64 tackles) and Than'l Badder (45), and S Peter Bogue (59 tackles, three interceptions). Last year Poly won, 14-13, with Mike Allan missing two field goals -- the first tailing right, but appearing to go through the uprights before being disallowed by officials.

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