Games to Watch
* Pallotti at St. John's/Prospect Hall, Tomorrow, 7: The Panthers expect senior Tim Jennings to be recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of one game and limited him to only a handful of plays in their other game. And it could not come at a better time. Prospect Hall (1-0) features QB Keith Ricca -- on track to become the state's all-time leading passer later this month -- and WR Max Morris, whom Jennings figures to match up against often.
Pallotti won last season's meeting, 36-32, as Jennings caught four touchdown passes from Kevin Olive; in that game, Morris caught three touchdown passes from Ricca.
* Gilman vs. DeMatha at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Tomorrow, 7:30: Gilman (1-0), one of the top teams in Baltimore, makes the trip to play the top-ranked team in the Washington area. The teams have played the past four seasons, with each side winning twice. DeMatha's 15-7 victory last season was the closest game the Stags had all year.
DeMatha won its 13th consecutive game last weekend, overcoming a slow start to score 33 consecutive points and beat H.D. Woodson, 39-7. QB Marc Poblador completed 10 of 17 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
* Northwestern at Suitland, Saturday, 2: An early meeting of playoff teams from last season; both have postseason expectations again this season.
Whether Northwestern Coach Bryan Pierre learned much from his scouting trip to watch the Rams' opener is up for debate: Suitland scored all of its points by the second quarter, invoking the mercy rule and running clock in a 35-0 victory over Woodlawn.
* Largo at C.H. Flowers, Saturday, 2: Both teams cruised past Baltimore teams in their openers, Largo over Forest Park, 37-6, and Flowers over Edmondson, 52-0.
Several coaches said during the preseason that Largo could be a surprise contender, and the Lions get the chance this week to prove they belong.
* Crossland at Central, Saturday, 2: RB Matt Clark rushed for 167 yards and one touchdown as the Cavaliers ended their 19-game losing streak by beating DuVal, 13-8, in the season opener. Now, Clark and his teammates will try to accomplish something else the Temple Hills school has not done in quite some time: win consecutive games.
Crossland has not won two straight since the middle of the 1997 season, when they defeated Northwestern, 12-9, and Edmondson, 21-6.
"Do I dare think two in a row?" Cavaliers Coach Keith Howard joked. "When you're 0-10, there is still a whole lot of work to be done."
-- JOSH BARR