* Eleanor Roosevelt at C.H. Flowers, 3 p.m. tomorrow: First meeting this season among any of the top contenders in the 4A league. Since losing their opener to Severna Park, 13-7, the No. 16 Raiders have bounced back with a pair of easy victories. They were led by senior quarterback Derrick Williams, who rushed for more than 100 yards in both games, and the defense, which did not allow a touchdown.
The 10th-ranked Jaguars have yet to trail this season, but they did allow their first points, in the fourth quarter of a 13-6 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. This week, they will try to end a different streak. Since beginning varsity competition in 2001, Flowers is 0-4 against Roosevelt and has not scored in three regular season games.
Roosevelt enters the game with a loss, and the teams could meet again in the playoffs, but still this is a game that could indicate just how far the Flowers program has come in a short time. Coach Mike Mayo would prefer otherwise, but he knows his players have been anticipating this game since the season began.
"They haven't said anything to me about it," Mayo said. "But I'm sure they have been."
* DeMatha vs. Gonzaga, 1 p.m. Saturday: The top-ranked Stags did not play this past weekend when they and Dunbar were unable to agree on a time to reschedule their game, which needed to be moved because of the remnants of Hurricane Ivan. The game won't be made up.
"I'd much rather have played," DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor said. "That's the reason you have the schedule. You want to go undefeated. You want to compete and let the kids learn. It was a great way to do it because it was a nonleague game. Technically . . . it is nothing more than a big scrimmage."
Playing rival Gonzaga, of course, is a little more serious for the Stags, who likely will be without standout RB Anthony Wiseman, who has a sprained left knee. The No. 17 Eagles, who are led by RB Joe Taylor (averaging nearly eight yards a carry), are coming off a 17-14 victory over Georgetown Prep in which J.P. Sniezek kicked the winning field goal in the final seconds.
The site of the game is still up in the air because of delays in installing artificial turf at Gonzaga.
DeMatha swept the teams' two meetings last season, but its most recent loss was to Gonzaga in the 2002 WCAC title game.
* Forestville at Friendly, 6:30 p.m. today: The Knights look to bounce back after losing for the first time this season, 23-13, to Douglass. Friendly, meantime, hopes that a victory could be the springboard to a successful season. Keep an eye on Forestville RB Justin Tillman, who was held to 49 yards on 15 carries by Douglass while playing on a sprained ankle.
* Largo at Laurel, 3 p.m. tomorrow: The Lions rebounded from a loss to Flowers by routing Parkdale, 38-8, this past Saturday. Now, RB Charlie Rivers and QB Jomah Watson hope to lead their team to another victory that could help them join the race for a Maryland 4A South Region playoff berth.
* Calvert Hall at Douglass, 4 p.m. tomorrow: The 20th-ranked Eagles spread the ball around with four solid running backs -- juniors Will Johnson, T.J. Cole, Derron Hall and Jamaine McCain -- who have combined for 660 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. Douglass has won 13 consecutive regular season games against teams from outside the county. Calvert Hall (1-2) is coming off a 40-0 victory over Western Tech and played St. John's tough in its season opener, losing, 16-13.
-- JOSH BARR