Quince Orchard, off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1995, has outscored its first four opponents 126-21. But those games were against teams with a combined record of 4-12, of which only one -- Churchill at 3-1 -- has a winning record.
Three of the Cougars' next four opponents are ranked, 4-0 teams that reached the playoffs last year -- No. 19 Whitman (Friday), No. 2 Damascus (Oct. 8) and No. 4 Northwest (Oct. 22). . . .
Two of the best quarterbacks in Montgomery County this season are sophomores. Sherwood's Deontay Twyman has completed 40 of 68 passes for 642 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Poolesville's Matt Ray, meantime, has completed 14 of 33 passes for 242 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions, and he has rushed for 219 yards and 6 touchdowns on 33 carries. . . .
Potomac (Md.) has outscored opponents 159-6, its only points allowed coming on a kickoff return. . . .
Needing to move its games while bleachers were installed in its stadium, Fairmont Heights won both of the games it played at Largo, including a 6-0 victory over Bladensburg in triple overtime. . . .
Howard County will hold night games at schools other than Howard High beginning on Friday, when River Hill will host Wilde Lake and Atholton will host Reservoir. Oakland Mills will also host River Hill in a boys' soccer game Friday night. Howard High has had lights since 1963, but the county's other 10 schools are in the process of completing light installation.
Don Disney, the county's coordinator of athletics, said other county schools will begin holding night games next week, as soon as the lighting for their stadiums is completed. The county will announce any time changes a few days before each contest. . . .
Seventh-ranked Lackey has allowed 56 total rushing yards in four games this season. The Chargers held Leonardtown to minus-27 yards rushing in a 36-0 victory last Thursday. This week, Lackey faces Northern, which is coming off a season-high of 247 rushing yards in a 50-0 victory over previously undefeated La Plata.
-- Jake Schaller, Josh Barr, Jon Gallo
and Alan Goldenbach