at No. 19 Park View
Outlook: Potomac Falls (4-4) has won two straight, including a 14-13 surprise over Loudoun County two weeks ago. The Panthers have to defeat the AA Dulles District's two strongest teams -- Park View, and Stone Bridge next week -- and hope they accrue enough power points to eke out their first playoff spot in the school's six years. Park View (7-1) has won all five meetings in the series by a combined 189-28. The closest margin was 21-7 in 2000.
Liberty at Fauquier
Outlook: Playoff chances, most likely as a AA Division 4 wild card, for both teams are slim, so both teams need to win their final two games to remain alive. Fauquier (5-3) won at Liberty (5-3), 13-7 in overtime, in the teams' season opener. While both teams' offenses were unsettled in that game, Fauquier did not have its leading rusher, junior Dwayne Foddrell, who seems fully recovered from mononucleosis; he has rushed for 325 yards and three touchdowns the past three games.
at Osbourn Park
Outlook: Osbourn Park (7-1, 4-0) this season has defeated reigning AAA Cedar Run District champion Potomac (4-4, 3-1) and posted its first victory against Gar-Field and Woodbridge since the late 1980s. The Yellow Jackets, who could lock up the district championship with a win this week, shut out Potomac 42-0 last month when senior Roland Hilliard rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns. It was one of the Yellow Jackets' five shutouts this season.
at No. 12 Westfield
Outlook: In a game with important playoff implications for both teams, Westfield (8-0, 2-0) will attempt to rebound from last year's 10-7 loss on a field goal in the final minute. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents, 310-69 this season. LB Louis Corum, DE Hassan Abdul Wahid and the rest of the Bulldogs' defense must contain Oakton's option offense, which is averaging 24.6 points per game during a three-game winning streak. The Cougars are directed by QB Pat Day (807 yards rushing) and RBs John Pettiford (378, 5 TDs) and Mike Baggetta (403).
No. 1 Robinson
at Lake Braddock
Outlook: Robinson (8-0, 4-0) will have 14 seniors back from a two-game suspension. Lake Braddock (4-4, 2-3) had won three straight before last night's overtime loss to West Potomac on the strength of its defensive line: DEs Robert Newcomb and Branden Klegin and DTs Cameron Browne and Marc Coleman.
Compiled by Tarik El-Bashir, Alan Goldenbach and Preston Williams