Outlook: A week after racking up 47 points, the Jaguars (1-0) and their high-powered offense face a hard-hitting Warhawks defense, which is led by DL Jake Thomas and LBs Aaron Lambert and Jeff Myers. Falls Church QB James Gannon (271 yards passing, four TDs) and WRs R.J. Davis and Sahr Jalloh are off to a fast start. Virginia AAA Liberty District power Madison (0-1) is 6-0 against National District competition the past two seasons.
Forest Park at
Outlook: Forest Park beat Osbourn Park last week to start 1-0 for the first time in the school's five-year history. The Bruins ran for 286 yards, including 165 by junior Ryan Lee. Senior QB James Stehlin, who attempted only two passes last week, threw for four TDs last year in a 42-34 loss to Stonewall Jackson. The Raiders (0-1) gave up three TD passes in a 24-7 loss to Hylton last week, a sore point with second-year coach Loren Johnson, a former all-Big East DB at Virginia Tech.
at South Lakes
Outlook: Hornets Coach Tommy Meier, in his 15th season at Herndon, is going for his 100th victory in the seventh Baron Cameron Bowl. The neighborhood rivalry has been decidedly one-sided, with Herndon (1-0) owning a 5-1 record. Herndon FB Marcus Blaha (three TDs last week) and RB Solomon Hedd-Williams (140 yards, two TDs) could have big games for the Hornets.
No. 18 Gonzaga
at Georgetown Prep
Outlook: A year after the game was canceled because of scheduling problems created by Hurricane Isabel, the old rivals are set to meet for the first time since 1988 -- weather permitting. Three-time WCAC finalist Gonzaga (2-0) will rely on RB Joe Taylor, who has 344 yards on 43 carries; four-time IAC champion Prep is coming off its second loss in five years, both to Good Counsel. Tickets will only be sold in advance.
No. 1 DeMatha
Day, time TBA
Outlook: Originally scheduled for Saturday, but last night both schools decided to play no sooner than Monday because of weather considerations. Officials are expected to make a decision on the game by noon today. The Crimson Tide (1-2) is looking to avoid two straight losses to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference teams after falling to Gonzaga, 30-26, last week. DeMatha is 2-0.
Compiled by Tarik El-Bashir, Judith Evans and Preston Williams