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Sports Notebook: Many changes

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A lot has changed since the last time the Flint Hill Huskies and Potomac Panthers met in a high-school football game.

That last meeting between the Route 123 neighborhood private-school rivals was the final regular-season contest for each of the 2019 campaign. That was a showdown for first place in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference. Flint Hill won, 35-3, to win the title with a 4-0 record. Potomac School finished second at 3-1.

The teams didn’t play during the shortened 2020 season because of COVID. A game was scheduled, then Flint Hill had a COVID issue, so it was canceled.

This season, the two are slated to play Oct. 16 at the Potomac School. Flint Hill, the three-time defending MAC champion, has an 0-5 overall record and a 0-1 MAC mark. Potomac School is 2-2 and yet to play a conference game.

Each team has a new head coach this season – C.J. Remmo at Potomac School and Kirk Peterson at Flint Hill.

The Panthers, who have finished second in the league the last three seasons, haven’t defeated the Huskies since 2014.

The prediction regarding this year’s game is probably a tossup at this point. While Flint Hill is winless, the Huskies have played a brutal schedule, facing multiple top-ranked Division I private-school teams in the state, while becoming accustomed to a new coaching staff.

Both Flint Hill and Potomac School are expected to be MAC contenders.

We’ll see what happens Oct. 16.

– Dave Facinoli


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