No. 3 Robinson
at West Springfield
Outlook: West Springfield (6-1, 4-0 AAA Patriot District) must defeat Robinson (7-0, 3-0) if the Spartans are to maintain hope of earning their first district title and playoff berth since 1993. Robinson, which hasn't lost a regular season away game since 1999, has its sights set on a fifth consecutive Patriot title. Both teams feature versatile and prolific offenses -- the Rams' attack is led by RB Lucas Caparelli (861 yards rushing, 11 TDs) ; RB Jason Langley (1,112 yards rushing, 13 TDs) leads the way for the Spartans.
No. 9 Liberty
at Warren County
Outlook: Warren County junior H.B. Banjoman has totaled 1,404 yards rushing and 530 passing in the Warriors' single-wing offense. He will be the latest to test a Liberty defense that has allowed only two teams -- and only one player -- more than 100 yards rushing in a game. Warren County (5-2, 3-1 AA Northwestern District) will try to hand Liberty (7-0, 4-0) its first district loss in almost two years.
at Mount Vernon
Outlook: Although the postseason is more than three weeks away, it pretty much begins tonight for the Eagles (5-2, 4-0) and Majors (5-2, 3-1), who are involved in a four-team battle for the AAA National District championship. Edison has scored 86 points the past two games behind RB Kevin Roberts and QB Anthony Robinson. The Majors counter with a defense that has yielded only six points the past three games.
at Stonewall Jackson
Outlook: After an 0-5 start, two-time defending AAA Cedar Run District champion Osbourn Park (2-5, 1-2) still harbors hopes of winning a third straight title; each of the four district teams has at least one loss headed into the second half of the round-robin schedule. Junior wide receiver Anthony Bratton has scored four of Osbourn Park's past five touchdowns. Stonewall Jackson (5-2, 2-1) won the first meeting between the teams this season, 22-14, on Oct. 1, snapping the Yellow Jackets' 13-game district winning streak. Raiders senior Chris Garrett, better known for his rushing ability (1,369 yards last season and 699 this season) also has shone on defense, returning two of his four interceptions for touchdowns, including one against the Yellow Jackets in the first meeting.
No. 1 Good Counsel
at St. John's
Outlook: St. John's (6-2, 4-1) can take an important step toward securing home-field advantage in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals with an upset of top-ranked Good Counsel (8-0, 5-0). Cadets LB Rico McCoy, the team's leading tackler, and DE Kevin Maroney (121/2 sacks) must contain the Falcons' versatile attack, which is averaging 39.4 points per game behind RB Jerron Pearson (1,103 yards rushing, 23 touchdowns) and QB Reggie Gooch (54 of 84 passing for 759 yards).
Compiled by Tarik El-Bashir, Angela Watts and Preston Williams