Who: Williamsport (1-5) at Frederick (3-3)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Records: In this Washington County vs. Frederick County showdown, Williamsport is aiming for its fourth straight win over the Cadets after last season’s 46-7 victory. Frederick, however, is coming off a couple of big wins — 61-47 over James Buchanan, from Pennsylvania, last week and 37-21 over Smithsburg the previous week. Against Smithsburg, Cadets quarterback Kisaye Barnes tied a 1968 school record when he threw for five touchdowns. Williamsport has lost five straight since edging Manchester Valley, 17-14, in the season opener. Two weeks ago, Wildcats quarterback Lincoln Ball ran for four touchdowns in a 39-34 loss to unbeaten Catoctin.
Showdown skinny: Each week of the regular season, fans will vote for an area high school football matchup to be featured by the Ravens and The Baltimore Sun. The selected game each week will receive visits from the Ravens mascot Poe and a few Ravens cheerleaders (subject to availability), and the school’s stadium will be outfitted with Ravens banners and flags. In addition, $1,500 will be donated to each participating school’s athletic department with each team receiving T-shirts to commemorate their experience playing in the Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown. A new poll is posted on baltimoresun.com each Wednesday at 9 a.m. and closes the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. To vote for the Week 8 showdown involving Anne Arundel County and Eastern Shore teams, click here.