* Calvert at Southern

When: Tonight, 7:15

Last season's meeting: Did not play

Records: Calvert 1-0; Southern 0-1

Last game: Calvert defeated Blake, 41-0; Southern lost to Great Mills, 20-13

Outlook: Everything worked well for the Cavaliers against first-year Blake, particularly the running game. Junior RB Sean Mizzer carried the ball 10 times for 157 yards and scored four touchdowns, one on a 63-yard punt return. Junior QB Orion Canine completed 4 of 5 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, and connected for a two-point conversion. Senior WR-DB Treaven Wills caught two passes and had an interception.

* Great Mills at Northern

When: Tonight, 7:30

Last season's meeting: Northern, 36-6

Records: Great Mills 1-0; Northern 0-1

Last game: Great Mills defeated Southern, 20-13; Northern lost to Douglass, 32-0

Outlook: The Hornets broke a 14-game losing streak with a big contribution from senior FB Clifford Dukes, who had 14 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Dukes also had 14 tackles and DE Ray Olsen added 12. Hornets senior Colbert Barnes set up Dukes's game-winning 16-yard run in the fourth quarter with a crucial catch-and-run on a screen pass from Brandon Spears on fourth down. Northern did not fare as well in its opener, getting shut out for the first time since a 22-0 loss to Westlake on Sept. 12, 1997.

* Patuxent at Leonardtown

When: Tonight, 7:30

Last season's meeting: Did not play

Records: Patuxent 1-0; Leonardtown 0-1

Last game: Patuxent defeated McDonough, 28-7; Leonardtown lost to La Plata, 40-15

Outlook: Patuxent lost RBs Randy Belt and Ryan Naegele from last year's team, but sophomore Terry Caulley seems quite able to pick up the slack. He set a school record Friday in his first varsity start with 270 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. He could find success again tonight against the Raiders, who yielded 40 points to La Plata in their opener. Five of La Plata's six touchdowns came on the ground. Leonardtown got most of its offense from senior RB-WR Tommy Davis, who scored on an 87-yard kickoff return and a 23-yard pass from all-SMAC QB Jason Schacter. Schacter completed 9 of 17 passes for 104 yards.

* Chopticon at Gwynn Park

When: Friday, 3:30

Last season's meeting: Did not play

Records: Chopticon 0-1; Gwynn Park 1-0

Last game: Thomas Stone defeated Chopticon, 34-22; Gwynn Park defeated Lackey, 34-0

Outlook: Despite the 34-22 loss, Chopticon Coach Andy Palko had plenty to smile about after his team's season opener. At the top of the list was junior QB Jamar Mason, who may have appeared over-anxious at times but connected with all-SMAC WR Jamie Byroads eight times for 149 yards and two touchdowns. The two narrowly missed on several other long pass plays.

* McDonough at Thomas Stone

When: Saturday, 7:30

Last season's meeting: Thomas Stone, 21-0

Records: McDonough 0-1; Thomas Stone 1-0

Last game: McDonough lost to Patuxent, 28-7; Thomas Stone defeated Chopticon, 34-22

Outlook: McDonough goes from facing Patuxent RB Terry Caulley (270 yards in the season opener) to Thomas Stone RB Marcus Whalen (an All-Met with 1,934 rushing yards last season and 280 more last week). One of McDonough's strengths is its passing offense, and Thomas Stone gave up 149 yards passing last week. McDonough junior QB Travis Peters completed 4 of 14 passes for 101 yards Friday and backup Marcus Goerdt added one completion for 18 yards. Speedy senior Travis Woodland caught four passes for 73 yards.

* Westlake at Lackey

When: Saturday, 7

Last season's meeting: Westlake, 28-6

Records: Westlake 1-0; Lackey 0-1

Last game: Westlake defeated Crossland, 47-17; Lackey lost to Gwynn Park, 34-0

Outlook: While Lackey struggled against Gwynn Park (4-6 last season), Westlake put together a powerful, efficient performance. Junior RB Recardo Evans had eight carries for 113 yards and three touchdowns and senior QB Nick Rose completed 2 of 4 passes for 71 yards. Westlake also picked up a defensive score when junior Randy Starks returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown.

* La Plata at Fort Hill

Time: Saturday, 7:30

Last season's meeting: Did not play

Records: La Plata 1-0; Fort Hill 1-0

Last game: La Plata defeated Leonardtown, 40-15; Fort Hill defeated Hammond, 49-12

Outlook: La Plata started slow in its opener, but poured it on with 27 second-half points for the victory. Junior Titus Green rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries. La Plata also got 109 yards rushing from Marcus Proctor (67) and Dennis Williamson (42). La Plata junior QB Tyler McConnell balanced it off by completing 4 of 9 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.


708: Combined rushing yards for Thomas Stone's Marcus Whalen (280), Patuxent's Terry Caulley (270) and Great Mills's Clifford Dukes (158) in victories Friday night. Caulley, a sophomore, set a school record with his total.

92: Difference, in yards, between Calvert RB Sean Mizzer's rushing total (157) and Blake's total offense (65) in Calvert's 41-0 victory over the first-year varsity program.

33: Percentage of touches that Westlake RB Recardo Evans turned into touchdowns in the Wolverines' 47-17 victory over Crossland. Evans touched the ball nine times and scored on three of them: a 14-yard run, an 18-yard run and a 63-yard pass.

CAPTION: Recardo Evans, shown tackling Thomas Stone's Nick Finn last year, gained 113 yards in Westlake's season-opening victory over Crossland.