Welcome to the Afro’s weekly sports wrap-up.

The Matchup Wrap-up:

In the first round of the 2016 Maryland High School Football MPSSAA – 4A playoffs, The Mergenthaler Vo-Tech Mustangs outscored the hosting Sherwood Warriors 30-20 in an out-of-league matchup. The Mustangs now hold an overall record of 9-2 and will put their postseason on the line when they travel to take on the Howard Lions who come off a 41-14 victory over Bel Air. The Lions are now overall 10-1.

Tiyon Aye, of Mergenthaler Vo-Tech is the Player of the Week for scoring the first touchdown in the Mustang’s game against Sherwood. (Courtesy Photo)

As for the other Baltimore City I teams still in the playoffs; The Edmonson-Westside Red Storm advance to the next round after defeating the National Academy Foundation 34 -0. They will next take on the Lewis Falcons. In another shutout victory the Dunbar Poets knocked out the Randallstown Rams and will next face the Hereford Bulls.

Player(s) of the Week:

The Player of the Week for Baltimore is Tiyon Aye of the Mergenthaler Vo-Tech Mustangs. Aye is a junior fullback and middle linebacker for the Mustangs. Aye scored the first touchdown last week in the Mustangs’ game against Sherwood and started what would soon lead to a victory for the Mustangs. To see more from Tiyon, be sure to watch him with the Mustangs as they take on the Howard Lions Nov. 18.

 The Games to Come:

There are three teams from the Baltimore City I region in the playoffs, and as such there are three must-see games coming up. First up is Mergenthaler Vo-Tech versus Howard. The Mustangs are 5-1 away from home and hopefully they can continue that streak Nov. 18. Next up, also on Friday, is Edmonson-Westside versus Lewis. Lewis went undefeated this season, while the Red Storm went 4-6. It will be tough for the Red Storm to pull off a victory. Dunbar is in a similar situation as they ended the season 7-3 and go up against an undefeated Hereford.

That’s it for this week’s Baltimore football wrap-up.