Northwest's dangerous kickoff returners have not had any opportunities lately. Since senior Salim Koroma returned the opening kickoff of the Jaguars' game against Damascus 96 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 1, no team -- including Damascus for the remainder of Northwest's 27-24 victory -- has kicked the ball deep to the Jaguars, according to Northwest Coach Randy Trivers. Teams have either squib-kicked the ball or kicked it high in the air and short, forcing Northwest up-backs to field the ball. . . .

Damascus Coach Dan Makosy is 65-15 in seven years as head coach at the school. Each of his teams has reached the postseason, and last year's squad won the Maryland 4A championship. . . .

Seneca Valley's loss to Frederick in the Maryland 3A West Region semifinals last week marked the third time in the last four years the Eagles have lost to a Frederick County team in the playoffs. . . .

Poolesville lost last year's 1A South final to Dunbar (Balt.), 30-22, in a game that kicked off at 1 p.m. Poolesville had won six straight daytime starts prior to that loss, but has not played an afternoon game since. . . .

Potomac (Md.) defense has allowed just one touchdown this season. The Wolverines have seven shutouts and have allowed a total of 21 points in 11 games.