Edgewood (7-1) at Havre de Grace (7-1)
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Coaches: Charles Johnson, Edgewood; Brian Eberhardt, Havre de Grace
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
Edgewood: QB Antwain Banks, Sr.; RB-DB Deonte Banks, Sr.; OL-DL Daviyon Johnson, Sr.; WR Monzell Ware, Sr; LB Mason Putney, So.; DB Shamar Barnes, Sr.; OL-DL Anthony Blume, Sr.
Havre de Grace: QB Alex Gresock, Sr.; WR-DB Jordan White, Sr.; RB Brandon Rabbitt, Jr.; C-LB Jesse Fenner, Sr.; LB Josh Mergler, Sr.; WR-DB Jayden Hyman, Sr.; DE Robbie Shivers,Sr.; K Chandler Russo, Jr.; K Nate Brown, Fr.
KEYS TO VICTORY
This battle is for the Chesapeake Division title of the UCBAC.
Since Week 1, no one has been able to contain the Banks cousins of Edgewood. Quarterback Antwain Banks doesn’t throw much, because he hasn’t had to. He’s run for 1,143 yards on 98 carries.
Deonte Banks (Maryland commit) adds more speed from the backfield, racking up 1,203 yards on 86 carries.
The pair have combined for 240 points and if the Warriors can’t contain them, it might be a long night.
A year ago, it was Antwain Banks who did all the damage, rushing for mare than 200 yards and three touchdowns in an 36-7 Edgewood win.
Havre de Grace works just the opposite. The Warriors can move the ball on the ground at times, but quarterback Alex Gresock, who is a baseball catcher, can make the throws. He has completed 83-of-155 passes for 1,188 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Jordan White is strong on both sides of the ball as a go-to receiver and ball-hawking safety.
If the Warriors have an edge at all, it comes in the kicking game. Chandler Russo and Nate Brown have both been consistent and both have decent field goal kicking range.
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Edgewood beat Elkton, 35-14, and Elkton rolled over Havre de Grace, 50-20.