Teams: No. 1 Seneca Valley (8-0, 6-0 Montgomery 3A) at No. 4 Gaithersburg (8-0, 8-0 Montgomery 4A)
Kickoff: John H. Harvill Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Analysis: Nonleague game is for northern Montgomery County bragging rights and potentially for state bragging rights. Also at stake is Seneca Valley's 34-game winning streak, equaling the county's public school record set from 1966 to 1969 by Richard Montgomery.
Both teams feature dynamic offenses. Seneca Valley, which leads the Washington area in scoring at 42.4 points per game, is led by All-Met quarterback Chris Kelley. The senior has thrown 19 touchdown passes and only two interceptions this season. He also is a threat on the ground, rushing for 723 yards and nine touchdowns. Only once has Seneca Valley failed to score more than 40 points this season, a 28-6 victory over No. 9 Damascus on Oct. 15.
However, Eagles Coach Terry Changuris vowed to be more than a one-dimensional team. Wide receivers Anthony Pierouchakos (24 receptions for 479 yds, 7 TDs) and LeVar Scott (18 catches for 245 yds, 3 TDs) are big-play threats. On defense, Scott has six interceptions, tied for most in the area. Against Damascus, Scott set a school record with four interceptions and had three in last week's 35-0 victory over Wheaton, though two were negated by penalties.
Gaithersburg's offense averages 36 points per game, led by running back Jay Colbert, who earlier this season became the school's all-time leading rusher. He has rushed for 1,093 yards and 13 touchdowns this season and averages 9.6 yards per carry. Colbert rushed for a single-game school record 256 yards in a 31-12 victory over Churchill on Oct. 8.
Wide receivers Norman Smith and Anthony LaVine and fullback Ron Frazier also are big-play threats. Earlier this season, the Trojans scored on their first play from scrimmage in three consecutive games.
Notable: The last team to beat Seneca Valley during the regular season was Gaithersburg in the 1995 regular season finale, ending the Eagles' 28-game winning streak. ... Seneca Valley leads the all-time series, 15-8. ... Kelley is two shy of setting a Seneca Valley record for most touchdown passes in a season. The record of 20 was set by Marc Alegi in 1995.
Admission: $4 adults, $3 students.
Directions: Take I-270 North to I-370 East. Exit onto Route 355 North. Make a left on to Summit Ave., which leads to the school.