Outlook: Handley (4-2, 2-1) looks to be No. 10 Liberty's (6-0, 3-0) last big hurdle en route to a second consecutive undefeated run through the AA Northwestern District. Judges senior QB L.A. Anderson (879 yards passing, 427 rushing, 17 total TDs) will test an Eagles defensive unit that is yielding only 174.2 yards and 4.5 points per game.
Hylton at Potomac
Outlook: Potomac (4-2) has scored 16 touchdowns of 20 yards or more, including seven from 50 yards or longer, and has racked up 170 points the past five games. No. 8 Hylton (6-0), which had to replace all 11 defensive starters from 2003, has not allowed a point in 10 quarters. The Potomac trio of sophomore Deante Steele, junior Vaughn Walker and senior Michael Vann have combined for 1,636 rushing and receiving yards. "They have 'big play' written all over them, and there's a lot of them," Hylton Coach Lou Sorrentino said. The Bulldogs boast junior running back Courtney Anderson (796 yards, 10 TDs) and senior quarterback Tristen Simmons (796 passing yards, 10 TDs). Hylton leads the series 15-2.
at W.T. Woodson
Outlook: Langley (3-3, 3-0 Liberty District) has won three consecutive games to move into a first-place tie with Lee in the league. Saxons RB Trevor Bacon (five consecutive 200 rushing games) and an offense that has averaged 34 points the past three weeks hope to spoil Woodson's homecoming. The Cavaliers (5-1, 2-1), behind RB Matt Nickerson (1,057 yards rushing, 17 TDs), are coming off a key victory over Madison.
Lee at Madison
Outlook: Lee (4-2, 3-0 AAA Liberty District) is in position to claim a second consecutive league title and playoff berth, a scenario that would leave only one Division 6 at-large bid available. Madison (4-2, 2-1) needs a win to keep alive a streak of three straight Division 5 playoff appearances. Lancers have won two in a row behind QB Greg Jones (457 rushing yards, 5 TDs), RB Brandon Cameron (786 yards rushing, 8 TDs) and FB-LB Kyle Bates.
Oakton at Centreville
Outlook: The Cougars (5-1, 1-0) can strengthen their postseason bid while Centreville (4-2, 0-1) must win to stay in the hunt. Oakton's high-powered offense is led by Keith Payne (527 yards rushing, 7 TDs) and Reid Teschner (568 yards passing, 5 TDs). The Wildcats counter with QB Drew Dudzik (1,008 yards passing, 15 TDs), RB D.J. Thornton (779 yards rushing, 5 TDs), WR Cam Dohse (27 receptions for 530 yards, 8 TDs).
Compiled by Tarik El-Bashir, Angela Watts and Preston Williams