Football games to watch


No. 5 Hereford (2-0) at Catonsville (2-0)

When: 7 tonight

Outlook: Hereford, 36-3 over the past two seasons, improved its road winning streak to 18-0 with Monday's 42-7 rout of Loch Raven in its Baltimore County 1A-2A league opener. High-scoring Catonsville won its league opener, 42-22, over Western Tech last week. But Comets receiver B. J. Page (three receptions, 98 yards, two TDs last week) was ejected with 4: 28 left and will be unable to play against Hereford.

No. 10 McDonogh (1-0) at Archbishop Spalding (1-1)

When: 7: 30 tonight

Outlook: McDonogh, the two-time defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference champion, is coming off a 28-6 rout of Archbishop Curley in its league opener. Anne Arundel County's Spalding stunned MIAA A Conference opponent Calvert Hall, 32-30, for new coach Mike Whittles. The Eagles got one touchdown each from Eric Hamilton, Pat Bydume, T. C. Cosby and Walid Hajj. Spalding's All-County Darren Johnson rushed for a school-record 333 yards and four scores last week.

No. 13 Loyola (1-1) vs. No. 14 Severn (1-0)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Kinder Park

Outlook: After a season-opening win at MIAA B Conference power St. Paul's two weeks ago, Loyola was left reeling from a 14-7 loss at Westminster of Carroll County. The Dons now face MIAA B Conference upstart Severn, which defeated A Conference power Mount St. Joseph two weeks ago. The A Conference holds only a 3-2 lead in interconference games this fall.

St. Paul's (1-1) at No. 1 Gilman (2-0)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: It's another battle between the MIAA A Conference (Gilman) and the B Conference (St. Paul's). Gilman has routed its first two opponents, Poly and St. Alban's of Washington, by a combined 93-0. St. Paul's dropped its season-opener to Loyola of the A Conference, 47-21, but rebounded with last week's 32-14 rout at B Conference rival Cardinal Gibbons.

No. 2 Randallstown (1-1) at Patapsco (1-1)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: The loser of this Baltimore County 3A-4A League contest will likely miss the 3A state playoffs. Patapsco (0-1 league) went 8-2 last season and narrowly missed the Class 2A playoffs. Randallstown (1-0 league) defeated Patapsco a year ago en route to reaching the Class 2A state semifinals. Patapsco lost last week to Parkville, 21-20.

No. 4 Milford Mill (2-0) at Parkville (2-0)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: In another Baltimore County 3A-4A league contest, the Knights (1-0 league) are coming off a last-second win over Patapsco. The Millers (1-0 league), however, have scored 100 points in two games, including 36 in the first half of last weekend's lightning-shortened 36-6 rout of Perry Hall.

Dundalk (2-0) at No. 8 Eastern Tech (2-0)

When: 1 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: Dundalk looked strong in last weekend's Baltimore County 3A-4A league opener, a 16-0 shutout of Kenwood. The Mavericks struggled to put away winless Woodlawn, 19-12. Each team opened the year with non-league wins, Dundalk routing Howard County's Mount Hebron, 40-21, and Eastern Tech dunking Harford County's Aberdeen, 36-0.

No. 14 Edmondson (2-0) at Mervo (2-0)

When: 2 p.m. tomorrow

Outlook: After routing City, 44-18, last week at home, the City West Division champion Edmondson Redskins visit unbeaten Mervo of the City East Division. Coach John Blake's Mustangs have outscored their opponents, 60-18. Last week, Edmondson RB Raytron Leak rushed for 130 yards and two TDs on five carries and caught a 36-yard scoring pass. QB Eddie Colbert, 11 for 19 passing for 219 yards and three touchdowns, also rushed for another score.

No. 12 Westminster (2-0) at No. 11 C. Milton Wright (2-0)

When: Postponed because of field conditions. Makeup date to be determined.

Outlook: Westminster is coming off a stunning 14-7 upset of Loyola, a team looking for the school's fourth MIAA A Conference title in five seasons. That victory earned the Owls the distinction of being the first public school outside of Baltimore to defeat Loyola since 1995. Wright has won eight of its last nine games and its last seven regular-season games.

Pub Date: 9/17/99

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