Bullis at Landon
Outlook: Defending Interstate Athletic Conference champion Landon (6-2, 2-0) can clinch at least a share of the title with a victory over the Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1). The Bears' defensive front, led by seniors Kyle Williams and Woody Wiegmann, will have to find a way to contain elusive Bullis RB Marcus Dorsey (49 carries for 654 yards, 7 TDs) and QB Joseph Lefeged (32 carries for 350 yards, 4 TDs). Landon's offense revolves around RB Conor Cassidy, who has 652 rushing yards and has scored 12 of the Bears' 20 touchdowns.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase at No. 12 Seneca Valley
Outlook: The Barons (5-2, 3-1) are coming off a 35-6 win over Paint Branch and face their toughest league competition to date. Seneca Valley (6-1, 3-0) received a big boost last weekend from RB Shawn Perry, who ran for 202 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Gaithersburg after missing the previous three games with an elbow injury.
Old Mill at Annapolis
Outlook: The teams haven't played since 2002, but Old Mill (6-1, 6-1) hopes things pick up where they left off: with a win. Old Mill RB Ryan Callahan (1,106 yards, 18 rushing TDs) will try to generate offense against a unit that allowed just 115 yards in a 16-0 loss to Severna Park last week. Annapolis (5-2, 5-1) needs a win to stay in the Maryland 3A East Region playoff hunt and prevent a fourth straight loss to the Patriots.
Patuxent at McDonough
Outlook: Two of the five teams in Maryland 2A South Region with winning records are each led by game-breaking running backs. McDonough's A.J. Wallace, a top national recruit, rushed for career highs of 357 yards and six touchdowns last week. Patuxent's Robert McClain, meantime, rushed for 303 yards -- three shy of the school record -- and four touchdowns last week, and returned his fourth kickoff this season for a touchdown. Each player has scored at least half his team's touchdowns this season.
St. Albans at
Outlook: In Georgetown Prep's only game against a team from its former conference, the IAC, could come down to a duel between backfields. Prep (5-2) features sophomore RBs Marcus Dowtin (377 yards, five TDs) and Chase Williams (511 yards). St. Albans has senior RB Thomas Muldoon (538 yards, 8 TDs). The Bulldogs are 3-3, but the three losses came by a combined nine points. Georgetown Prep has won the past four meetings by an average of 17.5 points.
Compiled by Judith Evans, Alan Goldenbach, Andrew Levine and Daniel Lyght