Winfield (3-3) at South Charleston (5-2) - The Generals' multi-faceted offense might be pressed to keep up with the Black Eagles' speed, but if there's a way for senior Chris Tucker to exploit the SC defense, Winfield Coach Craig Snyder will try to find it. After scoring six rushing touchdowns in an early-season win against Ripley, Tucker vaulted into the statewide receiving leaders list this week after an impressive showing against Nitro. Still, Winfield has its work cut out for it. SC quarterback Kentre Grier is the No. 3 passer in Class AAA, having completed 103-of-166 passes for 1,411 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Spring Valley (5-2) at Nitro (1-5) - Spring Valley has quietly put itself back into the thick of the playoff race, and has not lost since falling at home to South Charleston on Sept. 13. Colby Webb leads the Timberwolves' running attack with 565 yards and six TDs. Nitro is still led by sophomore running back Brayden Underwood's 603 yards and seven scores, but Underwood did not play last week in the Wildcats' loss to Winfield.
St. Albans (1-5) at Hurricane (3-3) - The Redskins amassed close to 600 yards of total offense against George Washington in a 60-54 loss last week. Back at home on turf, those numbers could actually increase against a St. Albans team that was held to 6 rushing yards last week against Princeton. Hurricane quarterback Austin Hensley is fourth among Class AAA passers with 1,338 yards on 88-of-143 attempts. Redskins running back Zach Pate leads his team with 571 rushing yards and 11 TDs.
Riverside (1-6) at Princeton (3-4) - The Tigers will be favored to get their record back to the .500 mark after a 2-0 start was followed by four consecutive losses. Tahj Sho-Johnson leads Princeton with 766 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Riverside's Will Jackson continues to impress in the Warriors' season of starting from scratch. He has 515 rushing yards and three scores.
Clay County (2-4) at Sissonville (5-1) - Big things were expected out of the Panthers after their first trip to the playoffs in a decade last year. As those things failed to develop, Sissonville emerged as a contender for not just a postseason berth but for home-field advantage through at least one round of the playoffs. Dominic Walker leads the Indians with 759 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Wayne (6-0) at Herbert Hoover (2-4) - The Huskies' last chance to get back into the Class AA playoff hunt comes against the two-time defending state champion Pioneers, and after a deflating second half against rival Sissonville last week. Hoover's Shaun Dotson leads the Huskies with 676 rushing yards, while Mason Hodge leads Wayne with 607. The Pioneers also use quarterback Grant Ferguson (371 yards rushing, 477 passing) and running back Nathan Spurlock (318 yards rushing) to fuel their wing-T offense.
Other games include Nicholas County (5-2) at Lincoln County (0-6), Parkersburg Catholic (6-1) at Valley (6-0), Tolsia (2-4) at Scott (3-4), Tug Valley (2-5) at Van (3-3), Man (5-1) at Sherman (2-5), Ravenswood (4-2) at Point Pleasant (6-0), Calhoun County (0-7) at Roane County (4-2), Greenbrier East (4-3) at Logan (4-2).
Poca (1-6), Buffalo (0-7) and Ripley (1-6) are idle this week.