When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Community College of Baltimore County-Essex

Outlook: The most successful teams in Baltimore County over the last decade collide in an early season special. Hereford, coached by Steve Turnbaugh, won state championships in 1997, 2001 and 2002. Eastern Tech won the Class 2A state crown in its third straight title appearance in 2009.

The Mavericks opened 2010 with a 26-20 victory at Milford Mill last Saturday. Junior running back Sayvon Norman rushed for 120 yards for Eastern Tech, and Josh Canella had a rushing and receiving score and intercepted two passes.

After two drubbings of North Harford in 2010, Hereford was on the other end of a 31-21 decision to the Hawks in Harford County last Friday. Senior Vince DePaola rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Will Bittner crossed the end zone.

Last season, Eastern Tech overcame a 10-0 fourth quarter deficit for a 14-10 decision over the Bulls in Parkton.