Other Games

Dominion (3-0) at Loudoun County (0-3)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Dominion enters this game unbeaten, but with its three nondistrict wins coming against the likes of first-year Battlefield, Hyde Leadership School and Rappahannock County, there is still much to prove. A win over the Raiders would mark the first AA Dulles District victory in school history and would go a long way into showing the rest of the district they are no longer newcomers. Senior RB C.J. Reaves has already totaled 442 yards, more than half of the 863 yards he finished with a year ago. Things haven't gone as smoothly for Loudoun County, which has been outscored by its first three opponents by a combined margin of 126-47. Still, senior quarterback Grant Jones has shown promise and wide receiver Cameron Harris, a senior who is playing his first season with the Raiders, has the speed to give Dominion's secondary some problems -- he finished sixth in the 100-meter dash at last spring's Virginia AA meet.

Heritage (1-2) at Broad Run (2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Broad Run junior Thayer Nelson is only 5 feet 4 inches, but he has already proven this season he can carry a big load. Last week against Riverbend, Nelson rushed for 245 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries. If the Spartans' line can continue to open holes -- even for short periods of time -- Nelson has the speed and shiftiness to do much of the rest on his own. He could cause considerable trouble for a Heritage defense that has surrendered 949 yards rushing in three games. One thing is certain, though: No lead will be safe against a quick-striking Heritage team this season. Junior quarterback Bryan Brosnan has a strong arm and a host of talented receivers who can get open downfield, including seniors Chris Hunter and Antoine Stinger and juniors Pierce Bullock, Jason Cadwell, Chris Smith and Quinn Tibbs. All six receivers have at least two catches through three games, led by Hunter's eight grabs for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Broad Run senior safety Joe Costello will be one for Brosnan to avoid: Costello has five interceptions on the season.

Handley (2-1) at Fauquier (1-2)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Fauquier Coach Tom Ferrell picked up his 58th career victory Saturday against Loudoun County, making him the Falcons' all-time winningest coach. Ferrell, in his 11th season, entered this year tied in total victories with the late John Chmara (1986-1993). The victory was much-needed for an undersized Falcon team that fought mightily in a three-point loss to rival Liberty in the season opener and then fell to Culpeper, 6-3, in double overtime the following week. Senior halfback Chris Douglas has increased his production each game, rushing for 80, 140 and 172 yards, respectively. Douglas has also accounted for four of the team's six touchdowns this season. They will likely need to manufacture more offense to fend off a young Handley team that has 65 points combined in its two previous wins over Strasburg and Loudoun Valley. Senior L.A. Anderson, who missed most of last season with a broken finger, has been moved from wide receiver to quarterback this year, where he is an equal threat to run or pass.

No. 10 Liberty (3-0) at Brentsville (2-1)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: After a rough season opener in which Liberty was stymied by big penalties and turnovers, the Eagles seem to have hit their stride. Six players have carried the ball at least six times this season for Liberty, and each is averaging 6.8 yards per carry or better. Senior Justin Carrington, junior Adrian Hull and sophomore Myles Reid each average more than 8.0 yards per carry. Even more impressive has been the Eagles' defense. Liberty is yielding an average of just 6.7 points and 142 yards per game and has yet to allow a running back to gain more than 80 yards. Senior lineman Ricky Jenkins and junior Aaron Hull have combined to record all five of Liberty's sacks and nine of the teams' 25 total tackles for losses. They will face a speedy running combination this week in Brentsville's Jay Terrell and Erich Kottke.

Loudoun Valley (2-1) at Potomac Falls (1-2)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Potomac Falls righted itself last week with a flawless victory at Millbrook. The key now for the Panthers, who lost nine fumbles and had a pass intercepted in their first two losses, will be continuing to protect the football. This will be especially critical against a feisty Loudoun Valley defense, led by all-district tackles Ben Myers and Jimmy Phillips, that is yielding an average of just 12.3 points and 159 yards per game. Expect the Panthers to go early and often to senior RB Darren Bailey (227 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 fumbles) but to also spread the field for senior QB Mario Lanza. Lanza has attempted only 15 passes in three games but has completed seven of those, including three for touchdowns. Like Potomac Falls, the Vikings have found most of their offense on the ground this season, totaling 777 yards rushing compared to just 92 passing. Senior QB Stephen Sheehan is pacing the Vikings with 261 yards, followed by senior FB Bret Mottice (212 yards) and junior TB Tommy Schonder (177).