No. 13 F.S. Key @ Liberty
WHEN -- Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.
OUTLOOK -- This season, Francis Scott Key has eclipsed eight-time defending champion Liberty as the team to beat in Carroll County. Now the Eagles have an opportunity to make it official. Last season, the Eagles avenged a county loss to the Lions with a best-of-three win in the Thomas Johnson Tournament. Hitter Christine Isenberg and setter Lauren Tracey lead the Eagles, while hitter Kelly Vieira paces Liberty.
Winters Mill @ Westminster
WHEN -- Friday, 7 p.m.
OUTLOOK -- Another large crowd is expected for this annual meeting of cross-town rivals, as the Falcons and Owls battle for early season position. Westminster has won each of the past two meetings by a combined score of 69-20. Both teams started 1-1, with RB Hunter Smith averaging more than 100 yards rushing for the Westminster Owls, and QB Ben Love throwing for nearly 500 yards for the Falcons.
Bull Run Invitational @ Hereford
WHEN -- Saturday, 9 a.m.
OUTLOOK -- Every Carroll County team, including the No. 5 Francis Scott Key boys, No. 7 Century girls and No. 10 South Carroll girls, will take part in this prestigious event at the site of the state cross country championships. A year ago, South Carroll swept both the boys and girls championships in the small- school division, while the Francis Scott Key boys took runner-up to Wilde Lake in the medium-school division.