Outlook: Glenelg faces one of the more daunting tasks in the state semifinals, taking on what many would consider the top high school football team in Maryland. The Montgomery County team, ranked No. 1 by The Washington Post, upset the top team in the Maryland State Media Poll, Linganore, 14-13, in the region final. Last week, the Swarmin' Hornets survived a 30-minute blackout and an ensuing 13-point rally by the Lancers, who lost to Franklin in last year's state final. Like the Gladiators, Damascus relies on the run with Jake Funk (180 carries, 1,454 yards, 29 touchdowns) leading the way. Glenelg, whose offensive line is anchored by Florida State-bound David Robbins, has a couple of 1,000 yard rushers: Brent Richardson (106 carries, 1,057 yards, 20 touchdowns) and Trey Davis (190 carries, 1,238 yards, eight touchdowns). Richardson ran for 197 yards and a touchdown in the Gladiators' 21-6 region final win over River Hill, which had been to the state final eight of the past 10 years. The Gladiators are in the state semifinals for the first time since 2000 and are seeking their first state title. The Hornets have won seven championships, the latest in 2007.