at No. 9 Robinson
Outlook: Robinson (7-1) is clinging to the fourth and final Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 6 playoff spot. With undefeated Westfield looming next week, the Rams can't afford to slip in this nondistrict game. Lake Braddock RB Jordan Russell rushed for 306 yards and three touchdowns last week as the Bruins (6-2) extended their winning streak to five. Robinson is 4-0 against Lake Braddock since 2001 and has outscored the Bruins 154-27 during that span.
Annandale at Lee
Outlook: With a win, Annandale (6-2, 6-0) would clinch the district title and its first playoff appearance since the team's 1994 undefeated state championship season. After losing its first district game to West Potomac last week, Lee (5-3, 4-1) needs to win its last two games and hope the Atoms fall to Oakton next week to qualify for the postseason. The game should feature strong running from the Annandale trio of Nathan Cartagena, Keith Watson and John Logan (271.1 yards per game) and Lee's Greg Jones and Brandon Cameron (197.6).
A BULL RUN
at Manassas Park
Outlook: For the third time in four years, the teams meet with unbeaten district records, but Manassas Park (8-0, 3-0) has knocked off the Mustangs (6-2, 3-0) seven consecutive times. Manassas Park, the defending Division 2 state champion, has won 22 straight games, 25 straight at home and 32 straight during the regular season. Cougars senior QB Jay Terrell has accounted for 29 touchdowns and almost 2,000 offensive yards.
Outlook: The district title is on the line, with unbeaten James Monroe (8-0, 5-0) trying to remain perfect in its first year back in Group AA. The Yellow Jackets, led by QB Delano Green, are averaging 36 points per game. The Cougars (6-2, 4-0) have won four straight behind RB Warner Williams (1,109 rushing yards).
Gonzaga vs. St. John's
Tomorrow, 3, at Blair
Outlook: Both teams are fighting for playoff berths in a tightly bunched league, with the possibility of a three-way tie for third or fourth place, depending on the outcome of tomorrow's game between O'Connell and Paul VI Catholic. Gonzaga (6-3, 4-2) can clinch the third seed with a victory. The Cadets (5-4, 3-3) have resuscitated postseason hopes with three consecutive victories.
Compiled by Josh Barr, Rich Campbell, Liam Dillon, Sean P. Flynn and Preston Williams