CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Valley (Fayette) and Gilmer County will be looking for signature wins for their respective programs when the two face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Martin Field in Montgomery.
The host Greyhounds (9-0) will be looking for the school's first undefeated regular season.
Gilmer County (5-4) seeks a signature victory en route to a winning season. Valley comes in ranked No. 3.
"Our program hasn't had a tradition before but we are trying to change that," Gilmer County Coach Jason Cunningham said.
"Friday would be a huge step in the right direction. It would vault us into next year.
"It is very exciting for our guys to play against first class competition and program. Valley is a very good football team and we are trying to get to that level. We are excited for the challenge."
The Titans lean heavily on an explosive offense, led by the arm of senior quarterback Austin Cunningham.
Cunningham is the top passer in Class A, having completed 137-of-214 passes for 1,722 yards with 23 touchdowns and two interceptions.
"As a head coach, I like both numbers but the lack of interceptions is great," said Cunningham, who is not related to the quarterback.
"I really enjoy seeing him run our offense. He does it with complete control, and has the moxie you can't coach."
The QB is pleased with his accomplishments this year.
"I'm very proud of it," Cunningham said.
"Not many quarterbacks get to throw the ball around like I do. To have the ability to do it is great. I have a heck of a lot of good receivers."
Gilmer junior Austin Ratliff is Cunningham's top target, having caught 58 passes for 707 yards. He also has rushed for 379 yards, and has 456 return yards on special teams. Ratliff also is the team's top tackler on defense.
Both Cunninghams (quarterback and coach) have revitalized a struggling Gilmer County program.