No. 12 Dunbar
Today, 3 p.m.
Outlook: No. 12 Dunbar, the defending D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association champion, will nearly sew up another West division title with a victory over Coolidge (5-2, 1-0). Dunbar (5-1, 2-0) favors the pass and has had to rely on it even after senior RB Jerry Johnson suffered a season-ending broken ankle two weeks ago. Senior RB Dwan Thornton (1,028 rushing yards) and FB Wayne Ouzts (814) have combined for 18 of Coolidge's 27 touchdowns.
Gonzaga at Good Counsel
Today, 7 p.m.
Outlook: Since losing consecutive games early in the season, Good Counsel (5-2, 4-0) has rolled, outscoring opponents by a combined 172 to 19 during a four-game winning streak. During that stretch, the Falcons have rotated three tailbacks and two fullbacks. Gonzaga (5-2, 3-1) had its four-game winning streak end in a 34-7 loss to No. 3 DeMatha last week.
Lackey at Thomas Stone
Today, 7 p.m.
Outlook: Since making senior David Brunson its starting quarterback, Thomas Stone (4-2, 4-2) has won three straight and is now one of only four teams in the Maryland 4A East Region with a winning record. Meantime, Lackey (4-2, 4-2) cannot afford another loss if it hopes to remain in the 3A South postseason hunt.
Annapolis at Severna Park
Today, 7:15 p.m.
Outlook: Severna Park (5-1, 5-0) will battle for first place in the county for the second straight week after last week's 28-17 win over Old Mill. Annapolis (5-1, 5-0) has beaten the Falcons (5-1, 5-0) three times in the last four years. Last fall, RB Erol Silva led the Panthers with 135 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He seems to be on track for a similar performance this year, after rushing on critical fourth-quarter plays last week against Arundel.
Prince George's 4A
No. 18 C.H. Flowers
Tomorrow, 2 p.m.
Outlook: With All-Met LB Navorro Bowman out because of a shoulder injury, Suitland (4-2, 4-1) must find a way to stop the Jaguars' powerful rushing attack. RB Raphael Johnson has rushed for 925 yards and 11 touchdowns for No. 18 Flowers (5-1, 5-1). The teams split their games last year, with Suitland winning 22-18 in the regular season, but C.H. Flowers taking a 16-6 win in the 4A South final.
Compiled by Josh Barr, Judith Evans, Alan Goldenbach and Daniel Lyght.