When: 7 tonight.

Last week: Huntingtown lost at Chopticon, 28-27. Great Mills lost at McDonough, 44-6.

Last meeting: Huntingtown won, 25-6, on Sept. 23, 2004.

Outlook: Starting quarterback Cody Kohn, who missed last week's game with a concussion, should return to give Great Mills a boost. With rival Leonardtown looming next week, this is a chance for the Hornets to gain momentum and confidence. Huntingtown needs a victory here, considering that its upcoming schedule includes five teams that beat the Hurricanes last season: Northern, McDonough, Lackey, Patuxent and Westlake.



When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Last week: Chopticon defeated Huntingtown, 28-27. Patuxent defeated La Plata, 20-0.

Last meeting: Patuxent won, 44-22, on Oct. 22, 2004.

Outlook: After Chopticon erased an eight-point deficit in the game's final five minutes, junior Dwight Savoy blocked a field goal as time expired last week to give the Braves their first 2-0 start since 1997. They play three of their next four on the road -- at Patuxent, Lackey and Northern -- while hosting Thomas Stone on Oct. 7. In addition to rushing for 202 yards, Patuxent's Robert McClain also has caught a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff for a score.



When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Last week: Leonardtown lost to Westlake, 47-0. Northern defeated Thomas Stone, 13-6.

Last meeting: Northern won, 29-7, on Nov. 5, 2004.

Outlook: Northern's victory over Thomas Stone was big, not only because the Patriots hadn't beaten the Cougars in at least nine years, or because they hadn't played them within two touchdowns since 1998, but because it showed the Patriots could win a physical, smash-mouth game against a more athletic opponent. It also didn't hurt to see junior running back A.J. Brown overcome a shoulder injury and rush for 79 yards and a touchdown.



When: 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Last week: Thomas Stone lost to Northern, 13-6. McDonough defeated Great Mills, 44-6.

Last meeting: McDonough won, 41-11, on Oct. 8, 2004.

Outlook: McDonough needed last week's victory to offset its surprising season-opening loss to Chopticon, but the Rams were just as happy to see senior A.J. Wallace almost fully recovered from a preseason leg injury. He rushed for 210 yards (just his second game over the 200-mark) and a touchdown. Linebacker Nekos Brown hopes to make his season debut for Thomas Stone after recovering from a knee injury. His younger brother Wiley, a junior, rushed for 71 yards in last week's loss.


When: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Last week: Calvert lost to Lackey, 32-14. La Plata lost at Patuxent, 20-0.

Last meeting: La Plata won, 12-0, on Sept. 10, 2004.

Outlook: After both teams started the season with inspiring victories, both now look at this game as a turning point. Look for both to try to reestablish their offenses here. To whom will La Plata turn? Four backs -- Ryan Roach, John Rosier, Marcus Smoot and Robert Watley -- have each rushed for at least 50 yards in a game, but no more than 95. La Plata is celebrating its Homecoming, which is the reason for the Saturday kickoff.