A trio of Frederick County football teams will continue their quests for state championships Friday at 7 p.m., as the MPSSAA released the schedule for this week’s state semifinals.
Two of the semifinals will be played in the county.
In Class 3A, second-seeded Linganore (11-1) hosts No. 3 Mervo (12-0) in hopes of earning its 13th berth in a state championship game (the Lancers have won a county-best six state titles).
Second-seeded Catoctin (11-1) hosts defending state champion and No. 3 Fort Hill (11-1) in a 1A clash. The Cougars seek to return to the state final for the first time since they won their first state crown in 2009.
Middletown (10-2) hits the road for a 2A showdown that pits the No. 6 Knights against No. 2 Elkton (12-0) in Cecil County. Middletown seeks its first state title and finals appearance since completing a three-peat in 2013.