No. 1 Robinson at Herndon
Outlook: Herndon (3-0) has started 5-0 each of the last two seasons, and the Hornets will need a top-notch performance in their district opener to keep that streak alive. Robinson (4-0, 1-0) has averaged 56.3 points in three games against Northern Region teams. The Hornets will rely partly on junior RB Chris Thompson (327 yards, three touchdowns) and try to keep Robinson's high-powered offense off the field. Said Herndon Coach Tommy Meier: "They're not only good, they have the ball all the time. I have two films on them and you don't get to see the other team very much."
Jefferson at Stone Bridge
Outlook: Jefferson senior QB Matt Wong has been a one-man show for the Colonials (3-0, 2-0), accumulating 1,032 yards of total offense and 13 TDs for a team that averages 41.7 points per game. But the Colonials' defense has yielded 28.0 ppg, which could open the door for Stone Bridge (2-1), led by junior QB Terrence Glenn, in its first AAA Liberty District game.
West Potomac at Hayfield
Outlook: Hayfield (1-3, 1-0) won its district opener last week in triple overtime over Lake Braddock and should continue to rely on improving QB Evan Eyo (198 total yards last week). In three nondistrict games, West Potomac (1-2) has had success through the air with more than half of QB Chris Farquhar's completions going to WR Neal Hardie (13 catches, 160 yards, three TDs).
No. 3 Hylton at Henrico
Outlook: Hylton returned four interceptions for touchdowns in the second quarter of last week's 55-0 win over Osbourn Park. Junior QB J.C. Poma has thrown for 629 yards in three games for Henrico (2-1), ranked seventh by the Richmond Times-Dispatch two weeks ago before a loss to Deep Run. Senior RB Courtney Anderson has rushed for 243 yards for Hylton (3-0), which has outscored its opponents, 140-3.
St. Albans at Bullis
Outlook: The St. Albans defense -- anchored by senior LB Michael Black (team-high 44 tackles) and senior DEs Paul Jasinowski and Mike Lemmons (two sacks each) -- will face a rampant ground attack led by Bullis junior QB Joe Lefeged (24 carries for 192 yards) and senior RB Marcus Dorsey (20 carries for 305 yards) in the Interstate Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Bullis (3-0) is averaging 45 points per game; St. Albans (1-2) has two losses by a combined eight points.
Compiled by Rich Campbell, Liam Dillon, Judith Evans, Angela Watts and Preston Williams