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Thursday, October 1, 2009; 9:52 PM

Edison at No. 18 Oakton, 7:30

Division 5 power Edison (3-1) travels to Division 6 force Oakton (3-1) as both teams look to prove they belong in their respective division's conference title races after suffering head-scratching upsets in the first half of the season. The Eagles, who have made it into the last five Division 5 regional finals, fell to West Springfield in their season opener; Oakton lost on a late fumble return to T.C. Williams. Both are still considered title contenders.

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McLean at South Lakes, 7:30

After putting away traditional power Madison, 24-21, last week, McLean (3-1, 1-0 Virginia AAA Liberty District) rides RB Riley Beiro (557 yards, six touchdowns) into its matchup at South Lakes (3-1, 2-0) as the Highlanders look to continue a resurgence from last year's winless campaign. The Seahawks, carried by running back Jajuan Jones (528 yards, eight touchdowns) are looking to stay undefeated in their district. Beiro and Jones are the Virginia AAA Northern Region's leading rushers behind Lee's Idreis Augustus.

AROUND THE AREA

With a win Friday night at Chantilly (2-2), Hayfield (3-1) could equal its win total from the past four seasons combined. Hard to tell how good the Hawks are. Their victories have come against teams with a combined 2-10 record, and their loss was by five to No. 17 Lee. After Chantilly, they'll play two 0-4 teams. The regular season AAA National District finale at Edison could loom large for the rejuvenated Hawks, who formerly played in the Patriot District. . . . Wakefield (0-4) might be heartened to see Stuart and Falls Church on the schedule this week and next. Four of the Warriors' five wins the past two years have come against those schools. . . . Annandale (3-1) plays at Lee (4-0) in a game that features perhaps the two most touted skill position players in the Northern Region - Annandale junior receiver Melvin Robinson (19.7 yards per catch, four touchdowns) and Lee's Augustus (751 yards, eight touchdowns).



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