Wilson has a chance to win its first football championship since 1952 when it plays at Coolidge Saturday at 11 a.m.
Wilson (4-0, 5-2) and Coolidge (3-0, 6-2) are tied for first place in the Interhigh West. Roosevelt (3-1, 4-4) is one game behind.
The last time Wilson won the title, it defeated St. John's in 1952 to complete an undefeated season. But the Tigers say they feel no undue pressure going into Saturday's game. "We're going to shut them down," said Coach Horace Flemming.
"We aren't really concerned about Coolidge. We know that we are No. 1," said the confident first-year coach.
For Coolidge to win the West title, the Colts must beat Wilson and Roosevelt next week. Roosevelt must depend on Coolidge defeating Wilson and its defeating the Colts to cause a three-way tie in the West. If that tie occurs, the league office will decide on a playoff among the teams.
Tonight in Northern Virginia, in the last week of the regular season, games can decide league champions in five districts. The winners will advance to the Northern Region playoffs next week.
In the Great Falls District, top-ranked Madison (6-0, 8-1) will play at Langley at 8. If Madison wins or ties, it will be the league champion. If Madison loses and Herndon (5-1, 7-2) defeats 20th-ranked South Lakes, there will be a tie between Madison and Herndon for the district title. The winner will be determined by which team scored the most points this season.
If fifth-ranked W.T. Woodson (3-0-1, 7-1-1) wins at Robinson, it also will win the Northern District title. If the Cavaliers lose and T.C. Williams (2-0-2, 6-1-2) defeats visiting West Springfield, Williams will win the district crown. However, if both Woodson and T.C. Williams lose, Woodson and Robinson will be tied and the team with the most points gains the playoffs.
In the Potomac District, eighth-ranked Chantilly (5-0, 8-1) must win or tie at Jefferson. If the Chargers lose and ninth-ranked Annandale (4-1, 7-2) defeats visiting Fairfax, Chantilly and Annandale will tie and the team with the most points gets into the playoffs.
In the Gunston District, Fort Hunt (3-1, 4-5) must win at Lee to take that title. If Fort Hunt loses and Mount Vernon (3-1, 3-6) defeats Groveton, the Majors will win the title. In the Commonwealth District, the showdown game is between 15th-ranked Potomac (6-0, 7-1-1) and Fauquier (5-1, 8-1), the winner becoming champion. The schedule of games is on Page E8