No. 2 Damascus
At No. 15 Linganore
Outlook: One of the area's best nonleague rivalries continues with a pair of unbeatens seeking to make early-season statements. Senior RBs Steven Anderson and Kyle Hogan lead the way for the Swarmin' Hornets, who average more than 240 yards rushing per game. Linganore, meantime, has allowed only one touchdown.
Montgomery 4A East
No. 10 Sherwood at Blake
Outlook: The backfield of Damond Merritt, Andral Joly and Brian Gunderman (combined 302 rushing yards) has lightened the workload considerably for quarterback Deontay Twyman and Sherwood (2-0). Meanwhile, running back Corwin Acker helped Blake (1-1) rebound from a season-opening loss to Paint Branch with a 214-yard rushing performance in a 20-6 win over Wheaton last week.
No. 18 Broadneck
Outlook: Broadneck running back Brandon Johnson rushed for more than 1,500 yards last season but has been nursing a heel bruise that has limited him to less than 100 yards thus far in two games. Broadneck Coach Jeff Herrick says Johnson is 100 percent healthy for tonight, however. Arundel rebounded from a season-opening 41-14 loss to Old Mill with a 33-7 win over Chesapeak last week. The Wildcats scored 33 unanswered points after yielding an early score.
No. 20 Georgetown Prep
Outlook: Georgetown Prep makes its debut in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association against perennial power Gilman (2-0). The Little Hoyas (2-0) have a potent offensive attack with RBs Chase Williams (253 yards) and Marcus Dowtin (251 yards, four TDs) and senior QB Andrew Aldrich. Its defensive line, anchored by DEs David Dudish and Jon Biava, must contain Gilman RB Sean Price (505 yards, four TDs).
Prince George's 3A/2A
No. 6 Gwynn Park
Outlook: The most interesting matchup should come when Friendly (2-0, 1-0) has the ball and QB Joe Haden is passing. Haden threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns last week, but Gwynn Park's defense should provide a tough challenge. The Yellow Jackets (2-0, 1-0) have allowed only six points in their two games.
Compiled by Josh Barr, Judith Evans, Andrew Levine and Daniel Lyght.