Friday, Oct. 26
Severn (6-2) at Mount Carmel (3-4), 3 p.m.
Jarid Ryan and Jason Utz combined to score four touchdowns during a 35-9 win over Friends. Ryan scored on a fumble caused by Utz, and they both had big scoring plays on offense to lead Severn to clinch a berth in its third MIAA C Conference title game. The Cougars escaped with a 24-22 win over Lutheran to snap a two-game slide and need to beat Severn and St. Frances - the conference's best teams - to make the playoffs.
St. Mary's (5-3) at St. Paul's (7-0), 4 p.m.
Bryce Carrasco rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns during the Saints' 48-6 win over AACS, and Spencer Coyle threw three touchdown passes to Liam Kelly. St. Mary's has allowed just 16 points in its last two wins. Dale Harris has been running well, highlighted by his three touchdowns against John Carroll in Week 6. The Crusaders are the only unbeaten team in the MIAA B Conference.
Annapolis (0-8) at Northeast (1-7), 6:30 p.m.
Charlie Wells rushed for three touchdowns and 233 yards, and the Panthers were a second away from beating Chesapeake to help avoid their first winless season. Annapolis has Northeast and Glen Burnie left on the schedule to try an avoid that dubious mark. The Eagles are decimated by injuries. They had 12 injured players on the sideline, including quarterback Eric Grantland and linebacker Matt Bougourd, during a 54-0 loss to South River.
Chesapeake (5-3) at Arundel (8-0), 6:30 p.m.
Brandon Blanchard and Chesapeake needed a Hail Mary on the final play to pull out a 25-20 victory over Annapolis. The Cougars are 5-3 for the first time since 2003 and haven't won six games in a season since going 6-4 in 1985. Jack Gordon and Cooper Hibbs combined to throw for six touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 48-6 victory, which dropped their average from 50.3 points a game to 50. Arundel is one of 12 8-0 teams in Maryland, including Class 4A teams Wise and Westminster.
Broadneck (6-2) at Southern (3-5), 6:30 p.m.
James Garlington had four of the Bruins' six interceptions, and Zach Franco took the other two in for scores during a 44-21 win over North County. Adam Greene hit three field goals - two from 41 - to set the state mark for a career with 26. The Bulldogs threw a pair of interceptions and fumbled the ball in a 33-6 loss to Old Mill. DeJuan Neal rushed for 113 yards.
Old Mill (7-1) at Glen Burnie (2-6), 6:30 p.m.
Shawn Brown added 163 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots hand Southern a 33-6 loss. Old Mill's defense collected two interceptions, a pair of kickoff returns and a fumble to score the final 33 points. Only Arundel and Meade have been able to score more than 13 points against the Patriots. The Gophers have allowed 131 points over the last two weeks to South River and Meade and are 0-5 since their 2-1 start. Glen Burnie's scored more than 11 points in just one game - against Chesapeake - but allowed 41.
Severna Park (3-5) at Meade (6-2), 6:30 p.m.
Since winning back-to-back overtime games during the third and fourth weeks, the Falcons haven't been able to get much going. During its four-game losing streak - against Broadneck, South River, Chesapeake and Arundel - Severna Park has been outscored, 126-42, and could clinch its first losing season since 2009. The Mustangs got touchdowns from eight players and gained 546 yards during a 68-8 beating of Glen Burnie last week to extend their win streak to three. Meade has allowed just 27 points in six wins, while its special teams and defense scored four touchdowns against the Gophers.
North County (1-7) at South River (6-2), 6:30 p.m.
Dyandre Owens' 66-yard interception return gave the Knights a lead on Broadneck, but it didn't last in a 44-21 loss. North County has dropped four consecutive games and will play its fourth playoff-eligible team since Week 5. In a 54-0 win over Northeast, Connor Cox threw for three touchdowns - two to Eric Young - and 296 yards, while Lavon Chaney rushed for 157 and a score. South River has won four consecutive games against North County and hasn't suffered a setback since Oct. 11, 2008.
Cambridge-South Dorchester (6-2) at Kent Island (8-0), 7 p.m.
Shai Comegys rushed for five touchdowns and 276 yards on 10 carries during the Vikings' 55-6 win over Silver Oaks last week to clinch a spot in the Class 1A East Region playoffs. The only teams to beat Cambridge-South Dorchester are Wicomico and Queen Anne's. The Buccaneers have five shutouts this season following a 28-0 blanking at Wicomico. Led by three touchdowns and 110 rushing yards from D.J. Plumer, Kent Island is 8-0 for the third straight season.
Calvert Hall (7-2) at Archbishop Spalding (5-3), 7 p.m.
The Cardinals have a short week following a 24-14 loss to Gilman on Monday. Zach Abey scored three touchdowns for the Cavaliers, who used two second-half turnovers to hold off Loyola for a 24-20 win. Spalding has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Georgetown Prep (2-6) at AACS (0-8), 7 p.m.
The Little Hoyas ended their six-game losing streak by beating St. Albans and then added a 26-6 victory over Anacostia. The Eagles got a touchdown pass from Taylor Leabhart to Demetrius Johnson to score first against St. Mary's, but surrendered the last 48 points. AACS hasn't hit double figures since Week 4, during a 51-14 loss to John Carroll.