No. 14 South River at No. 11 Severna Park
When: Today, 5 p.m.
Outlook: Expect to see plenty of goals in this key early season contest, which features some of the top offensive players in the county. The Seahawks are coming off an 8-4-4 season and have an experienced group led by senior forwards Sarah Pfundstein and Christine Flanagan. They will try to exploit the Falcons' young back line. The Falcons, the defending county champion, will need a strong up-and-back game from center midfielder Lindsay Powell, who will look for dangerous striker Jenny Thornton.
The Baltimore Sun's pick: Severna Park
No. 4 Arundel at No. 12 Old Mill
When: Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.
Outlook: Both teams opened the season with impressive road wins Friday: Arundel handled Broadneck, 28-13; and the Patriots claimed a 27-7 win over Severna Park. For the Wildecats, senior QB Billy Cosh debuted, replacing graduate Nick Elko, throwing for three touchdowns. In last week's win, Old Mill achieved offensive balance, with senior QB Grant Enders targeting DeVonte Sanders on a 15-yard touchdown strike, and senior RB Jason Clements rushing for 75 yards and two scores. Last year, the Wildecats came away with a 24-7 win over the Patriots on their way to the state title game. Look for a closely contested game, with the team that controls the line of scrimmage coming out on top.
The Baltimore Sun's pick: Arundel
Total offense produced by Meade senior quarterback Raymond Cotton in the Mustangs' 42-7 season-opening win over Franklin on Friday. A transfer from Mobile, Ala., Cotton completed 16 of 22 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns, and ran four times for 80 yards and a score.