GREAT MILLS AT MCDONOUGH

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: Great Mills (0-1 overall, 0-1 SMAC); McDonough (0-1, 0-1).

Last week: Great Mills lost at La Plata, 47-30; McDonough lost at Chopticon, 20-6.

Last meeting: McDonough won, 51-0, on Sept. 3, 2004.

Outlook: If McDonough loses, its playoff chances in the 2A South Region might vanish after two weeks -- and with Lackey and Westlake remaining on the schedule. With A.J. Wallace not fully recovered from a leg injury, McDonough got its first on-the-field lesson that it cannot rely solely on one star. Great Mills, meanwhile, probably will be without junior quarterback Cody Kohn, who left last week's game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion.

WESTLAKE AT LEONARDTOWN

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: Westlake (1-0, 1-0); Leonardtown (0-1, 0-1).

Last week: Westlake defeated Northern, 42-6. Leonardtown lost to Calvert, 42-0.

Last meeting: Westlake won 48-21, on Oct. 18, 2002.

Outlook: It's all about focus for Westlake. The past couple of years, the Wolverines opened with Northern and Patuxent, which got them rolling into a softer part of the schedule and prepared them for strong teams to finish the season. This season, with Lackey looming next week, Westlake has to come together a little more quickly, while staying injury-free.

HUNTINGTOWN AT CHOPTICON

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: Huntingtown (0-1, 0-1); Chopticon (1-0, 1-0).

Last week: Huntingtown lost to Thomas Stone, 19-7; Chopticon defeated McDonough, 20-6.

Last meeting: Huntingtown won, 36-22, on Oct. 18, 2004.

Outlook: Chopticon has not started 2-0 since 1997, and a victory would put the Braves one short of matching their 2004 total. Huntingtown senior running back Ryan Edwards, who scored the Hurricanes' only touchdown last weekend, transferred from Chopticon after last year. His former teammates would love to show how far they have come. Talk about coming far: Two weeks after separating his right shoulder, Chopticon junior running back/linebacker Darren Showalter played in last week's opener.

LA PLATA AT PATUXENT

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: La Plata (1-0, 1-0); Patuxent (0-1, 0-1).

Last week: La Plata defeated Great Mills, 47-30; Patuxent lost at Lackey, 26-12.

Last meeting: Patuxent won, 41-13, on Oct. 2, 2004.

Outlook: Patuxent scared Lackey last week, holding a 12-7 lead late in the second quarter and staying within a touchdown until late, thanks to a ball-control attack. The Panthers, however, might be tempted to try to throw on La Plata, which allowed four touchdowns through the air last week. The Warriors are likely to try a similar ball-control plan after rushing for 303 yards and six touchdowns against Great Mills.

LACKEY AT CALVERT

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: Lackey (1-0, 1-0); Calvert (1-0, 1-0).

Last week: Lackey defeated Patuxent, 26-12; Calvert won at Leonardtown, 42-0.

Last meeting: Lackey won, 45-7, on Sept. 3, 2004.

Outlook: Calvert surprised the conference with its most lopsided victory since its 2001 season finale, but the Cavaliers will get a better idea of how far they have come against the two-time Maryland 3A finalist. They are going to have to keep the ball out of the hands of Lackey quarterback Aaron Smith. Lackey needs to be careful to not look ahead to its game against Westlake next week.

NORTHERN AT THOMAS STONE

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Records: Northern (0-1, 0-1); Thomas Stone (1-0, 1-0).

Last week: Northern lost at Westlake, 42-6; Thomas Stone won at Huntingtown, 19-7.

Last meeting: Thomas Stone won, 20-6, on Nov. 1, 2002.

Outlook: Northern lost to Westlake in its opener for the third straight year; the previous two seasons, the Patriots rebounded to win eight games. The difference here is that Northern never faced an opponent as tough as Thomas Stone in the second week. The Patriots also didn't have to worry about the health of their top offensive player -- in this case, running back A.J. Brown, who left last week's game with a shoulder injury and will be limited this week. Thomas Stone is likely to be without linebacker Nekos Brown as he recovers from a preseason knee injury.

Westlake's Mike Pegues looks for an open man against Northern last week. The Wolverines will play Leonardtown on Friday.