* Forestville at Gwynn Park, 3 p.m. today: Forestville aims for its second victory over the Yellow Jackets since 1990 in a game featuring two of the best teams in the Prince George's 3A/2A league. Although Forestville is tied for fourth place in the county standings, the Knights are very much alive to earn their second consecutive berth in the 2A playoffs and a victory in Brandywine would bolster their chances considerably. It won't be easy. Gwynn Park, led by running backs Lorenzo Dixon (528 yards, six touchdowns) and Joel Ellerbe (403 yards, five TDs), is fourth in the area in scoring with 251 points, and has given up just 19 points this season.

* Largo at Eleanor Roosevelt, 3 p.m. today: Defending Prince George's 4A champion Eleanor Roosevelt is two games behind undefeated C.H. Flowers and Suitland in the county standings, but the Raiders can take a major step toward securing their fifth playoff spot in six years with a victory. Eleanor Roosevelt has won six of its past eight games against Largo, including a 52-0 victory last year. Largo, led by running back Charlie Rogers (1,003 yards, 8 TDs), likely needs to win the remainder of its games to have a chance to earn its first postseason berth since 1995. The Lions are coming off their toughest loss of the season; they squandered a 14-point lead in the second half at home and lost, 20-14, to No. 14 Suitland on Friday.

* DeMatha at Good Counsel, 7 p.m. tomorrow: This Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game between the area's highest-ranked teams could be a preview of next month's conference final. The No. 1 Stags have posted seven straight victories over the second-ranked Falcons dating from 1996. DeMatha, led by running back Jeff Allen (705 yards, five TDs), carries a 17-game winning streak into Wheaton after recovering from a 13-point, second-quarter deficit to beat St. John's, 35-19, on Saturday. For Good Counsel, three-year starting QB Reggie Gooch has completed 39 of 66 passes for 580 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Jerron Pearson has rushed for 790 yards and has scored 18 touchdowns, tied for tops in the area with Lackey's Morgan Green.

* Kent Island at Pallotti at Supplee Field, 7 p.m. tomorrow: Pallotti will face one of its biggest tests of the season when it plays Kent Island (6-0). The Panthers are coming off a 12-7 loss to Bishop Ireton on Saturday, and hope a win in this nonleague game serves as a springboard for its final three games, all against Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C opponents. Those three games -- against Boys' Latin, John Carroll and Spalding -- will determine whether Pallotti wins the conference title. Pallotti is led by QB Kevin Olive (553 yards passing, eight TDs) and running back Trevin Parrish (866 yards, nine TDs).

-- JON GALLO