West Springfield at No. 1 Robinson
Outlook: West Springfield (7-2, 5-0 AAA Patriot District) can clinch the district championship and lock up a Division 6 playoff berth with a victory. Robinson (9-0, 5-0), which has already earned a spot in the postseason, can claim its third straight district title and guarantee home-field advantage with a win. Rams LB Blake Shubert and All-Met DL Adam Fassnacht must contain speedy RB Derrick Braziel (1,748 yards, 19 TDs).
Lake Braddock at Oakton
Outlook: Five days after suffering a 26-24 loss to Westfield on a field goal in the final minute, Oakton needs help to reach the postseason for the second straight year. The Cougars (6-3, 2-2 AAA Concorde) must get big performances from QB-KR Pat Day (873 yards rushing, 8 TDs) and RBs Mike Baggetta (427 yards) and John Pettiford (377). Lake Braddock (4-5, 2-4 AAA Patriot) has yielded 84 points in two straight losses.
Stone Bridge at Potomac Falls
Outlook: With a victory, third-year Stone Bridge (7-2) would clinch its first postseason berth. And if Park View defeats Loudoun County, Stone Bridge would visit its rival in Sterling in next week's AA Division 4 Region II semifinals. The Bulldogs are in this position because of their defense, which was a hindrance their first two seasons when they allowed more than 20 points in 14 games. Only two Stone Bridge opponents this season have topped 20 points.
Gar-Field at Woodbridge
Outlook: The winner will earn the final Virginia AAA Division 6 Northwestern Region playoff spot. Woodbridge (5-4, 3-2 AAA Cardinal District) ensured its best record since 1997, has won three straight, the latest a double-overtime upset of then-No. 4 Hylton. Gar-Field (6-3, 3-2) beat Woodbridge, 14-6, last month -- its ninth consecutive victory in the series -- on two rushing touchdowns by senior quarterback Elihu Smith.
No. 3 Centreville at No. 11 Westfield
Outlook: Although both teams have clinched AAA Northern Region playoff berths, there remain risks for both, too. Centreville (9-0, 3-0 AAA Concorde District) has won the past five district championships, but must knock off the Bulldogs (9-0, 3-0) to keep the streak intact. Centreville RB Daniel Bailey has rushed for 627 yards in three games since moving from wide receiver to tailback. The Wildcats have won 18 straight regular season games.
Compiled by Tarik El-Bashir, Alan Goldenbach and Preston Williams