Today, 5:15 p.m.
Outlook: Arundel (9-2), facing talented RB Ryan Callahan (1,644 yards, 28 rushing touchdowns ), hopes for a repeat of last week's performance in which a strong defensive performance held Thomas Stone scoreless, with 104 yards rushing. Old Mill (9-2) won the schools' last meeting, 41-14, in the season opener for both teams.
No. 7 Sherwood at Perry Hall
Outlook: QB Deontay Twyman leads the area's third-highest scoring offense against one of the more physical teams the Warriors will see in Perry Hall (11-0). Twyman has played his best down the stretch for the Warriors (10-1), throwing for 14 touchdowns in the last four games.
at Severna Park
Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
Outlook: River Hill (10-1) is led by senior RB Nick Campanaro, who has rushed for 1,292 yards and 15 TDs, leading an offense that averages 31.7 points per game. Severna Park (10-1), riding a 10-game winning streak and seeking its first state semifinal appearance since 2000, features a dominating defense that has posted three shutouts and given up an average of 10.8 points per game.
No. 8 Seneca Valley at Westminster
Outlook: One week after allowing five touchdown passes after halftime in a 45-39 triple-overtime victory over Urbana, Seneca Valley (10-1) will be challenged by Westminster's high-powered pass offense. QB Kevin Clancy, a third-year starter, has thrown 32 touchdown passes for the Owls (10-1), who are coming off their first playoff victory since 1976.
Potomac at Atholton
Outlook: Atholton (8-3), led by senior RB Matt Winger (1,948 yards, 20 TDs), is vying for its first region title in school history. Defending state champ Potomac (9-2) features senior QB James Nickens (972 yards passing, 14 TDs) and senior WR Bobby Shannon, who has five TD receptions in the past three games.
Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
Where: Mergenthaler, Baltimore.
Outlook: Poolesville's quest for its first state title inevitably leads it back to defending champion Dunbar (9-2), which has defeated the Falcons (10-1) in this game each of the past two seasons. Poolesville will rely on RB Jared Christman (1,638 rushing yards) to pound the ball against a team that many believe could compete for the title in 2A and 3A.