Football games to watch


No. 8 Eastern Tech (1-0) at Woodlawn (0-1)

When: 4 today

Outlook: With a new coach, Reggie White, and a new system -- he replaced the power game with the wing-T -- the Warriors hope to catch the Mavericks in transition. Eastern Tech showed a balanced offense in last week's 36-0 rout of Aberdeen, with five players scoring. Woodlawn has QB Vince Fuller, one of the region's best recruits, according to SuperPrep. The Warriors narrowly lost, 19-14, to Howard last week. Eastern Tech won last year's matchup, then a Class 3A-4A league opener, by a point on the way to being a state runner-up.

Patapsco (1-0) at Parkville (1-0)

When: 4 today

Outlook: In what appears a difficult Baltimore County 3A-4A League, this game should begin to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Patapsco, which was 8-2 in Class 1A-2A last season, held off Loch Raven, 22-13, last week. Parkville ripped Owings Mills, 54-7, getting five TDs from RB Michael Hall. Ahead 14-13 vs. Loch Raven last week, Calvin Wilson clinched the game with his 16-yard scoring run in the fourth period.

Catonsville (1-0) vs. Western Tech (1-0)

When: 7 tonight at Catonsville Community College

Outlook: Only a couple miles separate these schools, which will do battle in a Baltimore County 1A-2A league rivalry. The Comets are coming off a big win at Catoctin, a team it had lost to for two straight seasons. Western Tech was 1-9 a year ago but is coming off a 32-19 rout of Laurel's Pallotti. Western Tech QB Tom Smith was 7-for-10 passing for 148 yards and a school-record four TDs against Pallotti. One score went for 85 yards to WR Joe Cromwell. RB-DB Mike Goodwin's 86-yard kickoff return for a TD also was a school record.

No. 14 City (1-0) at Edmondson (1-0)

When: 3: 45 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: City, of the city's East Division, visits West Division champ Edmondson in what should be an intense, physical and high-scoring game. City coach George Petrides' 143 career wins ranks him third in the city for his career, behind Edmondson's Pete Pompey (171), who is two wins behind Patterson's Roger Wrenn. A loss, even this early in the season, could do serious damage to either team's playoff aspirations in the difficult Class 2A North region. Second-team All-Metro LB-RB C. J. Leak and second-team All-Metro lineman Jason Murphy (6-3, 245) combined for 23 sacks for Edmondson last season. They'll try to contain City's speedy WR-DBs Brandon Watson and Todd Galloway, who no doubt will haul in their share of receptions. Offensively, Edmondson's Eddie Colbert connected on 83 percent of his passes for 16 TDs last year, nine to WR Justice McLeod.

No. 12 Loyola (1-0) at No. 15 Westminster (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Loyola is coming off a 47-21 win at St. Paul's last week, when it pulled away with 26 points in the final period. But in Westminster, the Dons will no doubt face an enthusiastic crowd backing a team aspiring to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1991. The Owls are coming off a 32-6 rout of Laurel in which their defense held Laurel to just 124 yards offense.

Walbrook (1-0) vs No. 9 Patterson (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Walbrook, of the city's West Division, upended East Division stalwart Lake Clifton, 8-6, last week. It was a promising start for a team with aspirations of regaining the West Division crown it won two years ago en route to the Class 4A playoffs. City East Division Patterson hammered Southwestern, 40-12, last week for its 11th straight regular-season win, coach Roger Wrenn's 173rd. Wrenn is 55-4 against Baltimore teams since city teams joined the state association in 1993, losing once each to City, Poly, Dunbar and Lake Clifton in that time.

No. 12 Dunbar (1-0) at No. 10 Mount St. Joseph (0-1)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Outlook: These teams are playing each other for the third straight season, having split the last two. Dunbar, of Baltimore City's East Division, likely will go right at the Gaels. Dunbar RB Darryl Dorsey rushed for six TDs in last week's 60-0 rout of Northwestern, and RB D'Andre Dorsey had two TDs from behind a line that averages 6-3, 295 pounds and includes Terrence Gibson, Jamal Lloyd and Antoine Colvin. Mount St. Joseph was upset, 28-14, by Severn in a suspended game that was completed Tuesday. The Gaels were shut out ih the second half of that loss.Mount St. Joseph's defense is led by LB-SS Chad Allen, and the offense WR Rob Abiamiri.

Pub Date: 9/09/99

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