Fauquier (4-5) at Osbourn (8-1)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Falcons can help Fauquier County colleague Liberty in its playoff chase with a season-ending victory over the Eagles, who are alone in first place of the AAA Cedar Run. A win also would give the Falcons a .500 record in their first season under Coach Greg Hatfield. To do those things, Fauquier will have to find a way to slow Osbourn QB Brandon Hogan, who has thrown for 1,406 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 718 yards and nine more scores this season. The Falcons counter with a similar pass-run threat in senior QB Zac Caito, who has thrown for 1,113 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 681 yards and nine scores.

Loudoun Valley (8-1) at Wakefield (1-8)

When: Today, 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Vikings, led by senior RB Tommy Schonder, can secure the AAA National District title and its automatic berth into the Northern Region Division 5 playoffs with a win over the last-place Warriors. Wakefield QB Andrew Allen has passed for 780 yards and five touchdowns this season, but the team's rushing attack has been nearly nonexistent. No Wakefield running back has reached 250 yards this season, something that does not bode well against a stout Loudoun Valley defense that is yielding 9.2 points per game.

Brentsville (2-7) at Liberty (7-2)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Since losing consecutive games to Sherando and Handley in mid-October, Liberty has been on a roll. The Eagles have outscored their past two opponents, Warren County and Millbrook, by a combined 109-16. They aren't likely to let up in this regular-season finale, but the postseason fate of the Eagles, even with a win, is not in their hands. To jump Sherando (7-2) and make a third consecutive Region II playoff appearance, Liberty either needs a Warriors' loss to Millbrook or victories from Fauquier, Culpeper and Stafford -- each of its nondistrict opponents -- in their regular-season finales.

Dominion (3-6) at Potomac Falls (3-6)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Panthers have suffered consecutive overtime losses to Park View and Heritage in the past two weeks, taking them out of the playoff hunt, but fullback-turned-quarterback Jay Branom has stood out. In those two losses, Branom combined to carry the ball 100 times for 558 yards and three touchdowns and completed 8 of 22 passes for 116 yards and a score. He's likely to find similar success against a Titans team that is yielding nearly 31 points per game and will be without its standout RB/LB Tony Armenteros (ankle) for the second consecutive week.

South Lakes (3-6) at Stone Bridge (8-1)

When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Bulldogs can secure the AAA Liberty District title and the top seed in the Northern Region Division 5 playoffs -- giving them home-field advantage throughout -- with a win over the Seahawks. South Lakes, led by QB Amir Gibreel and RB Gabe Itoka, has been inconsistent on offense this season. Twice South Lakes has been shut out; twice it has scored 40 or more points, including 43 in a loss at Jefferson. The Seahawks are likely to find the going tougher against a Stone Bridge team that has outscored its six previous district opponents by 198-69. Junior QB Terrence Glenn paces the Bulldogs with 816 yards passing, 777 yards rushing and 18 total touchdowns.

-- ANGELA WATTS