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No. 7 Oakland Mills (3-2) at Wilde Lake (4-1)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Both Oakland Mills coach Ken Hovet and Wilde Lake coach Doug DuVall think that this is the county championship game. Oakland Mills peaked last week, scoring 28 points in the first half against Atholton, and will be tough to beat if they duplicate the same kind of intensity they showed in the first half. FB Brian Howard rushed for 96 yards. QB Irving Conwell completed seven of 12 passes for 157 yards. Antiwan Jones caught four passes for 73 yards and ran back a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. TB Fardan Carter , who missed last week, is expected back. Wilde Lake is also peaking. The Wildecats smothered Glenelg, 42-0. They haven't turned the ball over in the last three games. RB Dain Lewis has carried 118 times for 600 yards. QB Jeff Johnson was 10-for-14 for 249 yards against Glenelg. He is 40-for-67 for 800 yards this season. Two key factors will be Wilde Lake's ability to run its ball-control offense and to pressure Conwell. Defending county champion Oakland Mills topped Wilde Lake last season, 27-7.

Mount Hebron (2-3) at Centennial (3-2)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Mount Hebron nearly upset No. 11 Hammond last week, losing 14-6. The Vikings have made a surprising turnaround after going 0-10 last season. Centennial is coming off a 22-0 victory over Howard in which the Eagles allowed just one first down and 11 yards of total offense. Centennial was led by defensive end George Mitroka and linebacker Matt Roney. RB Scott Bross scored two touchdowns and TE John Woods caught four passes for 86 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown pass. Centennial defeated Mount Hebron last season, 33-2.

Howard (3-2) at No. 11 Hammond (5-0)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Bears remain the only undefeated county team, but need to improve upon last week's effort, a 14-6 win over Mount Hebron, if they plan to stay that way. QB Tim Spruill rushed 20 times for 132 yards and scored the clinching touchdown for Hammond. Howard has turned in back-to-back disappointing games after winning its first three. The Lions were penalized 12 ++ times for 90 yards last week. Howard won last season's meeting,

Glenelg (2-3) at Atholton (2-3)

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: Glenelg played its worst game of the season last week, losing to Wilde Lake, 42-0. It was the second straight week the Gladiators allowed more than 40 points. Atholton is also coming off a disappointing loss to Oakland Mills. The Raiders have a balanced attack. QB Jason Sandner was 7-for-15 for 84 yards. The Raiders had 99 yards rushing and 95 passing against Oakland Mills. Atholton won last season's match-up, 41-20.

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