No. 10 Hereford (3-2) at No. 9 Severna Park (4-1)
When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Coaches: Sal Picataggi, Hereford; David Earl, Severna Park
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
Hereford: Scott Middleton, Sr., MF; JD Nozemack, Sr., A; Jake Furman, So., A
Severna Park: Josh Coffman, Sr., MF; Jack Thomas, Sr., A; Chase Cope, Sr., MF
KEYS TO VICTORY
This is the third straight season the perennial public school powers have met with the host Falcons winning close games the past two years. For the Bulls, who have already taken on No. 2 Boys’ Latin and No. 3 McDonogh, this also is the last of a tough out-of-conference schedule in preparation for league play in Baltimore County and the Class 2A playoffs. Both teams’ strengths are offense. Earl said the Falcons will need to stay patient on attack and will need to communicate on defense. The same applies to the Bulls. Both teams will mostly lean on freshmen on faceoffs with Connor Dunay handling the duty for the Bulls and Colin Shadowens countering for the Falcons. Severna Park will be without standout goalie Shane Carr, who has missed time with an illness. Freshman Will Bray will get the nod and has played well in his first three starts with senior John Talbott countering in the Hereford net.
OTHER GAMES TO WATCH
No. 8 St. Paul’s at No. 4 Loyola Blakefield, Friday, 4 p.m.
No. 2 Boys’ Latin at No. 7 Gilman, Friday, 4:15 p.m.
No. 1 Calvert Hall at No. 3 McDonogh, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 Howard at South River, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
No. 2 Bel Air vs. No. 7 Century at Catonsville, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
No. 8 Bryn Mawr at No. 4 Notre Dame Prep, Monday, 4 p.m.
No. 10 Roland Park at No. 1 McDonogh, Monday, 4:15 p.m.
Severna Park at No. 6 Marriotts Ridge, Tuesday, 5:30