at No. 13 Annapolis
Outlook: Severna Park (7-2) must win to earn a berth in the Maryland 3A playoffs. The Falcons will rely on senior RB Jeff Hoffman, who has rushed for 1,197 yards and nine touchdowns. Annapolis (8-1) has three senior running backs with more than 500 yards rushing. The Panthers will attempt to rebound from Monday's loss to Old Mill.
at No. 2 Georgetown Prep
Outlook: Georgetown Prep (8-0, 4-0 Interstate Athletic Conference) enters with an area-long 30-game winning streak and a chance to finish undefeated for a third consecutive season. The Little Hoyas also can secure a third consecutive conference championship. Bullis (5-1, 2-1) could earn a share of the conference title with a victory and a win against St. Stephen's/SA in its season finale next week.
at No. 18 H.D. Woodson
Outlook: The winner will move into sole possession of first place in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association East. Woodson (6-1, 2-2) enters with a six-game winning streak, but has not defeated the Knights (5-3, 3-0) in their last two meetings. The Warriors showcase perhaps the league's most potent running attacks: RBs Richard Fitzhugh and Dujuan Stover each rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season and are on pace to duplicate the feat this season.
Linganore at Urbana
Outlook: After losing its first three games, Urbana (6-3, 6-0 Central Maryland Conference) has won six straight by an average score of 34-9. A victory over Linganore (7-2, 5-1) would give Urbana the conference championship and an outside chance at a Maryland 3A playoff berth. Linganore, whose losses have come against Damascus and Thomas Johnson, also has a shot at the playoffs with a victory.
Northern at Calvert
Outlook: These schools, located 13 miles apart, have taken very different paths to the game that will decide the Maryland 3A Sough Region champion. Calvert (7-2, 6-1 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference) has gone 27-4 the past three seasons, capturing the 3A championship in 2000. Northern (7-2, 5-2) had just three wins since 1999 until this year's campaign. Cavaliers senior RB Dervon Wallace leads the conference in rushing with 1,327 yards. Northern senior TB Delannie Spriggs (842 yards rushing, 315 receiving) has scored a conference-best 18 touchdowns.
Page compiled by Heather A. Dinich, Judith Evans, Jon Gallo, Todd Jacobson, Jake Schaller and Angela Watts.