High school football teams in Anne Arundel County will begin their sixth week of play on Friday night. Patch has rounded up the records and schedules for each team and produced some power rankings.
1. Arundel (5-0): The Wildcats will take on Old Mill in a game that could decide the county championship Friday night. Both teams are undefeated, but the Patriots are the defending state champs and handed Arundel its only regular-season loss last year. This season, Arundel has two talented quarterbacks in Jack Gordon and Cooper Hibb who have been successfully sharing playing time. The Wildcats have put up a county-high 239 points this season.
1. Old Mill (5-0): As the Patriots take on Arundel, they will rely heavily on the run game. Aqeel Mooring and Shawn Brown now offer a double threat on the run for Old Mill. Both teams will be ready to play, but Old Mill may have a slight edge, because it has faced tougher opponents.
2. Broadneck (4-1): The Bruins are coming off a big 19-0 win over their rivals Severna Park. This week, Broadneck will face a winless Annapolis on Friday evening. Broadneck's only loss this season came to the undefeated Old Mill. The Bruins should handle the Panthers easily.
3. Meade (3-2): After falling to Old Mill last week, the Mustangs will travel to North County (1-4) on Friday night. Old Mill's offensive numbers have been high in all of their victories, they put up 116 points in the first week, while only surrendering eight. The Mustangs will look to continue their productive offense on Friday and should come out on top.
3. Severna Park (3-2): The Falcons will head to Edgewater to take on South River (3-2) on Friday. Severna Park is coming off a 19-0 shutout to Broadneck, while the Seahawks come in on a 34-13 victory over Annapolis. If Severna Park wants to stay contenders in the county, they will need to win this one.
3. South River (3-2): The Seahawks will get a home game against Severna Park on Friday. They will rely heavily on their run game led by Lavon Chaney, who was the fourth leading rusher in the state last week with his 208 yards in the win over Annapolis, according to the Washington Post.
4. Chesapeake (2-3): Home against Glen Burnie
4. Glen Burnie (2-3): At Chesapeake
5. North County (1-4): Home against Meade
5. Northeast (1-4): At Southern
5. Southern (1-4): Home against Northeast
6. Annapolis (0-5): At Broadneck
Odenton-Severn Patch editor Tim Lemke contributed to this report.