* Bowie at Eleanor Roosevelt, 3 p.m. tomorrow: Who would have thought that in the middle of the year the Bulldogs -- who have had losing records the past two seasons -- would have a better record than the Raiders, who entered this season having won 49 of their previous 54 regular-season games?
None of the Bulldogs' victories has been by more than a touchdown, but Bowie has been able to win close games. Roosevelt, coming off its 35-20 loss to C.H. Flowers, desperately needs a victory and could have RB Malcolm Banks and QB-WR Nico Scott in the lineup after an investigation to determine their eligibility.
The game is a Bowie home game, but was moved to Roosevelt because of construction to Bowie's stadium. The Raiders have won the teams' 10 meetings dating from a 14-12 loss in 1993.
* Oxon Hill at Largo, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow: Their record might not show it, but the Clippers seem improved from the team that won only one game in each of the past three seasons. Oxon Hill lost in the final minute to Suitland, 7-6, on Saturday and also lost by one point in overtime to High Point, 21-20, on Sept. 11. The Clippers will be tested this week against a Largo team that has gotten off to a strong start behind RB Charlie Rivers, though the Lions' three victories have come against teams that are a combined 2-10.
* Gonzaga at Bishop McNamara, 1 p.m. Saturday: The Mustangs' Bryce Bevill is one of three first-year coaches in the county still seeking his first victory, along with Parkdale's Damian Ferragamo and DuVal's DaLawn Parrish. McNamara's first four opponents were a combined 11-4; Gonzaga is 3-1 and next week's opponent, Good Counsel, is 4-0.
* Fairmont Heights at Douglass, 2 p.m. Saturday: The Hornets might have momentum after their 6-0, triple-overtime victory over Bladensburg, but they likely will have a tough time this week against the Eagles, who have won 14 consecutive regular-season games. Douglass beat Calvert Hall, 24-18, on Friday, scoring all four of its touchdowns on plays of 37 yards or longer.
-- JOSH BARR