Crossland, which came into the season with a 19-game losing streak, is 2-0 with wins over DuVal (13-8) and Central (45-0) and will try to beat St. Stephen's/St. Agnes on Saturday for its first three-game winning streak since 1995. Coach Keith Howard said he is not worried about overconfidence. "When you lose so many games by 30 points, you don't have to worry about any big head on Temple Hills Road," Howard said.
Crossland WR Sean Rawls, a senior who had not played since he was a freshman, has four catches this season, three for touchdowns. . . .
Eleanor Roosevelt senior Derrick Williams had a touchdown run, a touchdown catch and a touchdown pass in a 40-0 victory over Laurel. Williams accounted for 384 total yards -- 105 passing, 101 rushing, 92 on two punt returns, 54 on one kickoff return and 32 receiving. . . .
Although Spalding has little tradition in football, you wouldn't be able to tell from recent results. The Cavaliers are 2-0 this season following an 8-2 campaign last year. "We're done," Coach Mike Whittles said, "with being a doormat." . . .
Arundel Coach Chuck Markiewicz refers to running back Jimmy Rhodes as the team's secret weapon, but he won't surprise people anymore. A starting point guard in basketball, Rhodes's quickness and exceptional vision have helped him amass a Washington area-high 370 yards and seven touchdowns through two games. . . .
Urbana's Dave Carruthers earned his 200th career win in the Hawks' 35-0 win over Middletown. In season-opening victories over Middletown and Tuscarora, the Hawks have scored 105 points while allowing none. . . .
Quince Orchard forced six turnovers in its 22-6 victory over Churchill. In two games, both wins, the Cougars have five interceptions and five fumble recoveries. . . .
Despite losing its top passer, rusher and receiver from last season's team that went unbeaten in the regular season and reached the Maryland 1A quarterfinals, Poolesville's offense has not missed a beat. In two games this season, running backs Greg Brooks and Jared Christman and quarterback Matt Ray have combined to rush for 461 yards, and Ray has added 159 yards passing for the Falcons (2-0).