Games to watch

August 29, 2012

All times p.m.

Friday

Battlefield at Hylton, 7:30: Bulldogs have beaten Battlefield in posting unbeaten regular seasons the past two years but have lost to the Bobcats in the Division 6 Northwest Region playoffs in those seasons.

Briar Woods at Broad Run, 7:30: Ashburn rivals combined to win the last four Virginia AA Division 4 titles. Spartans, now in AAA, dealt Falcons their lone loss in 2011.

Lake Braddock at Centreville, 7:30: The consensus Division 6 Northern Region favorite visits the defending region champion. Centreville beat Lake Braddock twice last season, including in the region semifinals.

Sept. 7

Friendship Collegiate vs. Eastern Christian Academy at Navy, 5: Knights will square off against quarterback David Sills V, who was offered a scholarship by Southern California at age 13.

Sept. 14

H.D. Woodson at Good Counsel, 7: Warriors, historically one of the top DCIAA programs, take on the reigning WCAC champs.

Sept. 15

Douglass vs. Gwynn Park at Bowie State, 6: The Prince George’s powers have split four meetings over the past three years.

Eleanor Roosevelt at Wise, 2: Raiders used a last-second field goal to beat Wise last season, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Pumas.

Sept. 21

Avalon at Bullis, 7: RB/DB Jacquille Veii, a Maryland commit, and the Knights square off against the Bulldogs, who are coming off their first outright IAC championship.

Stone Bridge at Broad Run, 7:30: A rematch of last season’s thrilling Battle of the ’Burn, in which Stone Bridge rallied from a 24-0 halftime deficit to win in overtime.

Sept. 28

Quince Orchard at Seneca Valley, 6:30: Two of the area’s top defenses will be on display in this Montgomery nonleague matchup. Cougars LB Marcus Newby is a Nebraska commit.

River Hill at Glenelg, 7: Defending Maryland 3A champion pulled out a one-point victory over Glenelg last fall during its 10-game winning streak to close the season.

Sept. 29

Suitland at C.H. Flowers, 2: Jaguars were able to clamp down on Suitland’s powerful offense twice last year, including in an upset playoff win.

Oct. 5

Arundel at Old Mill, 6:30: Patriots blew past rival Arundel and everyone else last season on the way to their second Maryland 4A title in three seasons.

DeMatha at Good Counsel, 7: The two rivals have won 11 of the past 12 WCAC championships. Stags are the last Washington-area team to beat the Falcons, on Oct. 8, 2010.

Oct. 12

Patuxent at Huntingtown, 7: Two of the SMAC’s defending tri-champions meet in a Calvert County battle. Huntingtown handed the Panthers their only regular season loss last season.

Oct. 19

Woodbridge at Hylton, 7:30: Cardinal District’s two best teams meet for what could determine the district title. The last three games in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less, including a 7-0 Hylton win last year.

Oct. 20

Good Counsel at St. John’s, 2: Cadets could be the biggest challenger to the Falcons’ dominance in the WCAC this season. St. John’s is 2-13 against Good Counsel since 2001.

Oct. 26

Seneca Valley at Damascus, 6:30: Montgomery County’s most decorated programs should be jockeying for playoff positioning again.

Oct. 27

Centreville at Westfield, 7:30: A rematch of last season’s Northern Region Division 6 championship game, won by the Wildcats.

Nov. 2

Churchill at Sherwood, 6:30: This season-closing Montgomery nonleague matchup could impact both the Maryland 4A West and North playoff races.

Dunbar at Wilson, 7: The DCIAA West crown could be on the line when the defending Turkey Bowl champion faces a Tigers team that could surprise.

Westlake at North Point, 7: Neighborhood battle between two Waldorf programs that are usually in the hunt for the SMAC title.

Nov. 3

Flint Hill at Potomac School, 3: In each of the past two years, the Panthers have claimed the MAC title with a win over Flint Hill in the regular season finale.

Suitland at Eleanor Roosevelt, 2: Suitland’s lone regular season loss last season came against the Raiders. Roosevelt has won four of the past five meetings between the teams.

Key dates

Nov. 18: WCAC final at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Nov. 22: Turkey Bowl at Eastern High

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Maryland state finals at M&T Bank Stadium

Dec. 8: Virginia state finals at University of Virginia, Liberty University and Salem Field

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