Ce­cil County Foot­ball Cap­sules

Cecil Whig - - & - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

No. 1 Elk­ton at Pat­ter­son Mill When: 7 tonight Last Meet­ing: Oct. 30, 2015 – Elk­ton won, 47- 0

Out­look: The Elk­ton foot­ball team will take the field tonight look­ing to move one step closer to be­com­ing the first team since 2011- 12 Per­ryville to com­plete back- to- back un­de­feated sea­sons in the Susque­hanna Di­vi­sion.

The task will tougher than it seemed ear­lier in the sea­son.

The Elks ( 7- 1 over­all, 5- 0 di­vi­sion) will face off on the road against Pat­ter­son Mill ( 2- 6, 2- 3), which will take the field for just the se­cond time— and the first at home—since the sud­den death of Huskies se­nior line­man Is­sac Pfarr. Elk­ton must be wary of an emo­tion­ally- charged Pat­ter­son Mill squad hop­ing to main­tain the mo­men­tum from last Thurs­day’s 45- 26 win over Ris­ing Sun, a team that lost by one score to Elk­ton ear­lier in the sea­son.

A heavy dose of the Elk­ton run game, specif­i­cally from Raiquon Estep (four rush­ing touch­downs last week against Bo­hemia Manor), is a good way to take con­trol of the game. Look for the Elks, who strug­gled in the first half last Thurs­day against the Ea­gles, to try to find the score­board early to avoid en­ter­ing half­time trail­ing in back- to- back games.

Har­ford Tech at Ris­ing Sun When: 7 tonight Last Meet­ing: Oct. 30, 2015 – Ris­ing Sun won, 42-7

Out­look: It’s been a dif­fi­cult two weeks for the Ris­ing Sun foot­ball team, which fol­lowed an im­pres­sive win over Bo­hemia Manor, a near miss against Elk­ton and a blowout vic­tory against North East with back-to-back lop­sided losses to a pair of teams with a com­bined 5-11 record.

The Tigers (2-6 over­all, 2-3 Susque­hanna) will look to straighten the ship tonight when they host Har­ford Tech (4-4, 2-3). Mean- while, the Co­bras will aim to ex­tend their mod­est two-game win­ning streak.

Ris­ing Sun has found suc­cess this sea­son run­ning the foot­ball and will likely lean on its tal­ented back­field in this game. To win, though, the Tigers will likely need strong play by the de­fense, which has given up nearly 100 points com­bined the past two weeks.

Per­ryville at Jop­pa­towne When: 7 tonight Last Meet­ing: Oct. 30, 2015, Per­ryville won, 40-7

Out­look: There is zero room for er­ror for the Per­ryville foot­ball team.

The Pan­thers (3-5 over­all, 3-2 Susque­hanna) need vic­to­ries in both their fi­nal two foot­ball con­tests and likely a loss from a team above them in the state foot­ball rank­ings to earn a spot in the 1A East Re­gion play­offs for the first time since 2013.

Per­ryville’s test tonight will be host Jop­pa­towne (3-5, 3-2), a Har­ford County squad that has posted wins in three of its last four con­tests. Mean­while, the Pan­thers will en­ter with mo­men­tum fol­low­ing a 49-12 vic­tory over North East.

On what should be a cold Oc­to­ber evening, ex­pect Per­ryville to at­tack the sticks with a smash­mouth of­fense and rely on the legs of se­nior full­back Zac Zacer­ous to move the chains.

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