When: Friday, 7

Outlook: Franklin and Perry Hall enter Friday’s game with identical 3-0 records in the Baltimore County 3A/4A football race along with No. 7 Hereford.

Ian Thomas leads the Indians, who are in second place in the Class 3A North playoff race.  Thomas totaled 142 all-purpose yards including a punt returned 64 yards and caught a 60-yard touchdown reception from QB Joey Dorsey in last week’s rout over Dulaney, 47-12.  Navassa Brown and Mark Venable are also weapons for Franklin.

On the season, Thomas has 21 receptions for 598 yards and has scored 12 total touchdowns, Dorsey has thrown for 1,113 yards and 13 scores, and Venable has 10 total touchdowns, 435 offensive yards, 862 all-purpose yards.

The Gators, currently sitting in third in 4A North standings, dismantled Woodlawn 42-7 a week ago.  QB Mike DeBaugh went 10-for-16 passing for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the win.  RBs Pat Clemons and Eric Latham are a powerful one-two punch.  The contest marks homecoming for Perry Hall.

Franklin ran over Perry Hall last season 35-3 on its way to the Class 3A North Regional title game.  The Gators will have to limit mistakes if they want to slow down the Indians.