South Charleston (4-2) at Ripley (1-5) - An unexpected loss at Ripley kept the Black Eagles out of the 2012 playoffs. Expect the ball to be in the air a good bit tonight, as SC's Kentre Grier and Ripley's Trevor Tucker are among statewide leaders in passing yardage.
Nitro (1-4) at Winfield (2-3) - The Generals had Spring Valley on the ropes last week before falling 25-20 in Huntington. They need a win to stay in the playoff hunt, and Nitro has been reeling since it fell in Week 2 to Hurricane.
Princeton (2-4) at St. Albans (1-4) - Just a week ago, things were looking up for the Red Dragons, who went to winless Riverside fresh off a convincing win over rival Nitro. The wheels - or the wings - fell off in Quincy, giving the Warriors their first win of the season. Tonight, Princeton visits Crawford Field in a must-win situation to keep its playoff hopes alive after four straight losses.
Riverside (1-5) at Spring Valley (4-2) - The Timberwolves avoided a potentially devastating loss to Winfield last week with a late rally, and Riverside got its first win of Steven Freeman's coaching era by topping St. Albans. Spring Valley's powerful offensive line paves the way for backs Colby Webb and Dylan Lageman, both of whom are among the state's rushing leaders.
Herbert Hoover (2-3) at Sissonville (4-1) - The Indians received a week off after their wake-up call at top-ranked Wayne two weeks ago. They begin the second half of their regular season schedule with a rivalry game that could pose a trap to their ability to regain momentum.
Mingo Central (3-2) at Poca (1-5) - The Miners are poised to make a push into the playoffs, but Poca is losing more than games. A total of four upperclassmen quit the team prior to last week's loss to Herbert Hoover.
Buffalo (0-6) at Wirt County (1-4) - The Bison travel to Little Kanawha Conference country for the third week in a row and meet another squad with a somewhat misleading record. The Tigers have dropped games to St. Marys (5-0) by one point, Valley (5-0) by six points and Doddridge County (4-2) by two points.
Other games include Scott (3-3) at Wayne (5-0), Valley (5-0) at Tug Valley (2-4), Tolsia (2-3) at Roane County (3-2), Chapmanville (4-2) at Man (4-1), Clay County (1-4) at Midland Trail (2-3), Oak Hill (5-0) at Point Pleasant (5-0), Sherman (2-4) at Van (2-3), Ravenswood (3-2) at Braxton County (1-5), Logan (4-1) at University (5-1).