No. 8 McDonogh (4-2) @No. 1 Loyola (6-0)
When -- Saturday, noon
Outlook -- McDonogh edged Loyola, 14-9, last year behind a dominant offensive line. In last week's 26-7 defeat of St. Paul's, the Eagles (2-0 in the MIAA A Conference) totaled 484 yards behind QB Jared Jorgensen, wide receivers Andrew Feinberg, Curtis Holmes and Robby Ford, and RBs Bryan Ellis and Andrew Hood. The Dons (1-0 in league) have a seven-game winning streak. Sophomore QB Leon Kinnard and WRs Devin Gordon and Mike Horne lead Loyola's offense, and LB Bubba Harris, the defense.
No. 4 Gilman (3-2) @Cumberland Valley, Pa. (4-3)
When -- Tomorrow, 7
Outlook -- Gilman puts its three-game winning streak on the line against QB Chris Jordan (837 passing yards, six TDs), RB Tyler Guise (686 yards, 14 TDs) and WR Preston Casper (three receiving TDs).
No. 5 Spalding (7-0) @St. Paul's (5-2)
When -- Tomorrow, 3:45
Outlook -- Spalding has outscored its opponents, 258-55, with three shutouts in the past five games. St. Paul's, led by LB Michael Moss, has allowed fewer than three points on average in its victories, three of which have been shutouts. The Cavaliers won last year's B Conference game, 14-13.
Boys' Latin (6-1) vs. St. Mary's (3-2)
When -- Tomorrow, 7, at Weems Whalen
Outlook -- Boys' Latin won last year's B Conference game, 31-14, and is led by QB Grady Gamble. St. Mary's is much improved, having allowed fewer than four points on average in its victories - three of which have been shutouts.
No. 3 City (5-0) @Walbrook(4-2)
When -- Today, 3:45
Outlook -- City coach George Petrides earned his 200th career win with the Knights' fourth shutout of the season last week. City has outscored its opponents, 166-18, blanked Walbrook, 14-0, last year, and leads the Class 3A North Region playoff standings in its quest to defend its regional crown. Walbrook still is in the 3A North Region playoff race, despite two straight losses.
Poly (5-1) vs. Dunbar (3-3)
When -- Tomorrow, 6:30, at Johns Hopkins
Outlook -- In the inaugural Bob Wade Classic, in honor of Dunbar's legendary football and basketball coach who is now the city school system's athletic director, the Poets will face the Engineers (4-0 league), who are riding a five-game winning streak. LB-RB Derrick Session and RB Tavon Austin lead Dunbar (3-2 league), which remains in contention for a 1A South Region berth, as does Poly in the 2A North.
No. 12 Perry Hall (5-1) @ Parkville (5-1)
When -- Saturday, 1
Outlook -- QB Jason Mattison leads defending county 4A-3A champion Perry Hall (4-1 league) against last year's league runners-up. RB Russell Winborn (14 rushing TDs) leads Parkville (4-1 league), a 13-12 loser of last year's game.
Franklin (5-1) @ Kenwood (5-1)
When -- Tomorrow, 7
Outlook -- Both Franklin (4-1 league) and Kenwood (4-1 league) are coming off their first losses.. The Indians and the Bluebirds are now in a four-way tie atop the county's 4A-3A league with Perry Hall, which Franklin edged, 37-36, in overtime, and Parkville, which Kenwood blanked, 10-0. The Indians beat the Bluebirds, 29-12, last year.
Overlea (4-2) vs. Eastern Tech (5-1)
When -- Tomorrow, 7, at CCBC-Essex
Outlook -- Overlea (3-2 league) and Eastern Tech (4-1 league) are in a tight contest for the county's 2A-1A crown and each is in a race for a Class 2A North Region berth along with county rivals Hereford (5-0 league) and Milford Mill (4-1 league), and Edmondson (5-1) and Poly (5-1), of Baltimore City. The Falcons beat the Mavericks last year, 14-2.