Tomorrow: Glenelg at Long Reach, 7 -- Glenelg, which boasts the county's top-scoring offense, faces Long Reach, which has one of the league's best defenses. Long Reach has allowed a county-low 26 points in its past 10 games dating from last year but has struggled to stop Glenelg. The Gladiators have won four consecutive meetings, outscoring the Lightning 112-63.
Oct. 22: Long Reach at River Hill, 7 -- Two teams in the hunt for a berth in the 3A East Region playoffs meet in Clarksville. River Hill has won the past two meetings, including a 28-27 victory in triple overtime last year that helped keep Long Reach out of the playoffs.
Oct. 23: Glenelg at Mount Hebron, 2 -- Glenelg has posted five consecutive victories over the Vikings, but Mount Hebron Coach Larry Luthe said this is the school's best team since 1982, the last time the Vikings advanced to the state tournament. Glenelg posted a comeback, 21-18 victory over Mount Hebron last year.
Oct. 29: River Hill at Mount Hebron, 7 -- This could be a must-win game, as both teams look to remain in contention for the county title and a berth in the 3A East Region playoffs. Mount Hebron posted a 23-20 victory last season at River Hill, which cost the Hawks home-field advantage in the playoffs. River Hill's pass-oriented offense is led by senior quarterback Ben Hostetler, while Mount Hebron's run-first offense boasts seniors Chris Eccleston and Brendan Clancy.
Nov. 5: Mount Hebron at Long Reach, 7 -- The regular season ends with a pivotal game. Though Long Reach has defeated the Vikings in six of the teams' past seven meetings, Mount Hebron can no longer be taken lightly. The Vikings have won 13 of their past 15 games.
-- JON GALLO