No. 7 Oakton (10-2) at L.C. Bird (10-2)

Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: Neither team has won a state title, but Oakton does have history on its side. Northern Region teams have advanced to the last five championship games, including 2002, when the Cougars lost to Hylton, 6-0. Oakton senior RB Keith Payne rushed for 400 yards in two playoff games -- including 244 yards and five TDs in Oakton's 42-24 win over Westfield. L.C. Bird junior RB Dominic Taylor is no slouch, either, and Bird is trying to become the first Central Region team to win a Division 6 title.

-- Liam Dillon

Passing LeadersComp.-Att.-Int.Yds.TDsOakton QB Kevin Houghton 69-139-9 7295L.C. Bird QB Jonathan Hughes 52-97-4 89310Rushing LeadersAtt.Yds.TDsOakton RB Keith Payne 2311,705 21Oakton RB Taylor Naleppa 1288077L.C. Bird RB Dominic Taylor 2651,905 20Receiving LeadersRec.Yds.TDsOakton WR Ervin Garner 262741L.C. Bird WR Kevin Grayson 214124L.C. Bird TE Eric McBride 152735

Oakton running back Keith Payne, coming off a five-touchdown effort against Westfield, looks to propel the Cougars to their first state title.