Football glance



Mervo (2-1) at No. 10 Edmondson (3-0)

Time: 3:45 p.m.

Outlook: Led by linebacker Mark Hicks, the Red Storm has outscored its three opponents, 108-0. It takes on Baltimore City rival Mervo, which lost, 29-6, to Carver after winning its second game, 52-0, over Northwestern.

Severn (1-1) at St. Paul's (2-1)

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Outlook: This is an intriguing Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference opener for teams that have experienced mixed results. Defending champ Severn has blanked traditional A Conference power McDonogh, 22-0, but lost to Boys' Latin of the C Conference, 17-12. St. Paul's has beaten defending C Conference champ, John Carroll, 20-10, and been hammered by four-time A Conference champ, Gilman, 40-0.

Carver (2-1) at Poly (2-1)

Time: 3:45 p.m.

Outlook: This nonleague game matches two teams that can effectively mix the pass and the run. Carver, last year's 3A champion, relies on junior quarterback Aaron Stokes, whose primary receiver, James Dyson, has been hampered by a leg injury. Poly's stalwarts are running back Jasomd Walker and wide receiver Jasphur Montgomery. Carver is coming off a 29-6 rout of city 4A contender Mervo and Poly lost to city 1A power Dunbar, 18-14.

No. 2 Hereford (3-0) at No. 9 Eastern Tech (2-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: CCBC-Essex

Outlook: This Baltimore County 2A-1A league matchup pits the Bulls (2-0 league) against an Eastern Tech squad that gave Hereford its toughest game during its 13-0, Class 2A state title run last year. The Mavericks (2-0 league) return eight defensive starters from a team that lost to Hereford, 10-7, in last fall's 2A state quarterfinals. Hereford, going for its 17th straight victory and 35th straight regular-season win, returns nine offensive starters.

North Harford (2-1) at Edgewood (2-1)

Time: 7 p.m.

Outlook: This is the Harford County league opener for teams looking to turn around dismal seasons of a year ago. Edgewood was 1-6 in county play last fall and North Harford was 2-5.


No. 1 Gilman (4-0) at No. 7 Mount St. Joseph (3-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The four-time MIAA A Conference champs have not lost to Mount St. Joseph in coach Biff Poggi's previous five seasons at Gilman. But with All-Metro running back/wide receiver Keon Lattimore and record-setting second-team All-Metro quarterback Nick Tanis, the Gaels have weapons to test Gilman's secondary.

Dundalk (3-0) at Milford Mill (2-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Owls (2-0 in county 4A-3A) are off to an excellent start under first-year head coach Dave Eubank, having outscored their opponents, 84-13, with two shutouts. But it must take a huge step against Milford Mill (2-0 league), a traditional power.

Loyola (2-1) at Georgetown Prep (3-0)

Time: 1 p.m.

Outlook: The Dons knocked off four-time state champ Urbana last week, but can they take down a team that is ranked No. 2 in the state behind Gilman in the Associated Press poll?

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