No. 4 Old Mill at Meade
WHEN:: Tomorrow, 6:45 p.m.
OUTLOOK:: Both teams went to 2-0 in different fashions last Friday: Old Mill came away with a hard-fought 34-19 win over Class 4A state runner-up Arundel, while upstart Meade had little resistance in a 47-0 win over Chesapeake. After winning one game last season, the host Mustangs have found success behind first-year coach Lance Clelland and Alabama transfer QB Raymond Cotton, who threw for three TDs and ran fpr another last week. The Patriots have a reliable connection with QB Grant Enders and WR DeVonte Sanders, and keep the offense balanced with RB Jason Clements handling most of the rushing duties. Expect a lot of points in a game that may come down to which team gets the big stop on defense in the fourth quarter.
THE SUN'S PICK:: Old Mill
No. 1 McDonogh at No. 5 Archbishop Spalding
WHEN:: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
OUTLOOK:: Last year, the host Cavaliers were primed to defend their IAAM A Conference championship when McDonogh pulled a stunning 1-0 upset in the semifinals. This year, it's the Eagles' senior-laden team that appears to be the top team. There's plenty of star power in this game, with the Cavaliers led by senior All-Metro full-back Erica Page and junior striker Kirsten Frank, and the Eagles countering with All-Met mid-fielder Gigi Mangione, full-back Colby Rhea and emerging freshman Amanda Spivey. In last year's playoff win, the Eagles kept plenty of players behind the ball to disrupt the Cavaliers' talented offense before scoring late. This time, the Cavaliers may look to do the same.
THE SUN'S PICK:: McDonogh