"It's kind of like a brother connection in a way. That's the way I feel about it."
Good, who mans the Bison's spur position on the defensive side of the ball, also has a defensive score this season when he picked off an option pitch and returned it to the end zone.
The Bison may need more defensive heroics from Good in order to stop a potent and balanced Tigers offense.
"They're very talented," Sawyer said of Wirt County. "They look a lot like us with their balance, offensively. They like to run the ball and throw it, but they probably throw it more than run it.
"We need to take care of the ball and limit our mistakes. Whichever team executes the best is probably going to win it."
"Wirt County is a good team," Good said. "They can pass and they can run and they're very shifty with great blockers and a great defense. It will be a great game.
"Our rushing defense is having problems and Wirt County can run the ball good, so the first thing we have to do is stop the rush. Instead of letting them get inside the 20 (yard line) and then stopping them, we need to stop them with three and outs and keep them from driving down the field on us."
The game is pivotal to the Class A playoff race. The Bison enter this week as the 12th-ranked team in the division with a rating of 7.00. Wirt County is currently tied with St. Marys (4-1) at No. 8, with a 7.20 rating.
Buffalo and Wirt have each played Parkersburg Catholic and Gilmer County, winning those games by similar scores. Buffalo beat Catholic 45-0 and Gilmer 57-0. Wirt beat Catholic 35-6 and Gilmer 57-6.
The top eight teams in each class host first-round playoff games that are scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 9-10.
Contact sportswriter Michael Dailey at mike.dai...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1735.