Cecil County Football Capsules
North East at Rising Sun When: 7 tonight Last Meeting: Oct. 10, 2015 – Rising Sun won, 38-6
Outlook: Since the 2014 season, perhaps no teams have gone in more drastic directions than arch rivals Rising Sun and North East.
After going winless in 2014, the Tigers responded with six victories the following year. Meanwhile, the Indians, who won three of their final six regularseason games in 2014, are currently immersed in an 18-game losing streak.
After a pair of nearmisses the last two weeks, North East (0-5 overall, 0-2 Susquehanna) will look to make its long-awaited return to the win column tonight when it visits Rising Sun (1-4, 1-1). Once on the gridiron, the Indians will try to take advantage of their late-game possessions after they struggled to find the scoreboard in the final minutes of their previous two contests.
The Tigers may have dropped their last game but they appear to be flexing their muscles after they followed up a win over Bo Manor by nearly knocking off reigning Susquehanna Division champion Elkton a week ago.
North East will have its hands full tonight as it at- tempts to stop the duelthreat offense of the Tigers, who boast All-County quarterback Nate McCullough and a physical rushing attack. Meanwhile on defense, the hosts will look to capitalize one week after it forced a pair of turnovers, including a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
Elkton at Harford Tech When: 7 tonight Last Meeting: Oct. 2015 – Elkton won, 38-12
Outlook: The Golden Elks’ 12-game win streak against Susquehanna Division opponents will be on the line tonight when they travel out of the county to 9, take on Harford Tech.
Led by their standout running back Raiquon Estep (three rushing touchdowns a week ago), expect Elkton to take control of the game early with a suffocating rushing attack and a dominating defensive effort.
Following the last Elks’ road trip, coach Matt Feeney spoke of his desire to see his team finish strong after it broke out to a 28-0 lead over host Joppatowne, only to win 35-14.
Anticipate Elkton keeping the pedal to the floor as it looks to break away in the race for the lower division race for a second consecutive year.
Vanessa Dunn scored four goals and added an assist and Julia Matsen found the back of the cage twice, while Erin DePaul (three assists) and Maddie Rzucidlo both scored once for the Golden Elks (8-0 overall, 5-0 Susquehanna), who received two assists from Nicole Baldino, one helper from Kemunto Okindo and two saves from Fallon Katz.
The Mariners fall to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the lower division.
UCBAC Girls’ Soccer Bohemia Manor 2, Elkton 1
Erin Horsey and Hannah Clarke both scored and Katie O’Hare dished out two assists for the Eagles (5-2-1 overall, 2-0-1 Susquehanna).
The Golden Elks fall to 2-4-1 overall and 2-1 in the lower division.
North East 3, Havre de Grace 2
The Indians won by set scores of 25-21, 26-24, 1825, 17-25 and 20-18.
Loren Deaver recorded 17 digs and two aces, Anna Gamble had 15 kills and two blocks and Paige Schmidt handed out 38 assists with one block and a dig for North East (4-4).
The Warriors fall to 4-4 overall.
Hoping to remain undefeated, the Cecil Saints 14U football team, pictured, will face off against visiting Perry Hall on Saturday in a battle of 6-0 teams. The game will take place at Meadow Park in Elkton at 8 p.m.