When: Friday, 6:30
Outlook: Old Mill and Broadneck are both assured a playoff spot in the Class 4A East Region but these rivals would love nothing more than to knock the other off before the postseason begins. The winner will secure a second place finish in Anne Arundel County.
The Patriots are currently riding an eight-game winning streak, averaging 46.5 points per victory. RB Demond Brown ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s 33-15 win over Severna Park. RB Rob Chesson is also a threat.
Last season, the Bruins snapped Old Mill’s eight-game streak and hope to do the same tonight. Broadneck’s defense is one of best in the Baltimore area, led by LB Va’a Niumatalolo. The Bruins have allowed a league-low 44 points this year, an average of just-under five points per contest.
Despite winning the Class 4A state crown a year ago, Old Mill fell to Broadneck, 44-38 in the regular season finale. Ron VanMeter ran for 192 yards on 30 carries in that game for the Bruins. Patriots RB Josh Furman (Michigan) ran for 241 yards.