The Skyhawks beat the Huskies 40-7 last year and went on to reach the playoff quarterfinals before losing to Keyser. In 2011, Scott prevailed against Hoover 30-17.
In coach Shane Griffith's first 13 seasons in Madison, the Skyhawks qualified for the postseason eight times. The Huskies made the AA playoffs in each of Tim Meyer's first two seasons as coach (2009-10), but have gone a combined 3-17 the last two years.
The teams have met six times over the previous seven years (usually early in the season) and have split those games three apiece. The winning team in this game has advanced to the playoffs in each of those six seasons, while the losing team has missed the playoffs four times in those six years.
Buffalo has won the last two games in the series. This meeting is set for Jackson Middle School in Vienna, having been moved from the artificial turf of Stadium Field in Parkersburg because recent renovations there weren't complete.
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