Riffe carried 30 times last week in his return, while Jackson played receiver and got only one rushing attempt.
"We go with what's going at the time,'' Edwards said. "[Riffe] was doing just fine, so we try to give it the best lineup we can. We didn't give it much thought.''
Souk realizes both teams will likely try to pound the ball downfield with the run, but expects a few wrinkles, too.
"We'll search for a place we can exploit on Friday,'' Souk said, "but going into a game like this, it's a guessing game because I haven't played George Washington and George Washington hasn't played me. I don't think Oak Hill High has ever played George Washington in football.
"It's like a chess game. You see where you can punch and counterpunch. There are 16 teams in this, and all 16 can play. Everybody's good.''
One other AAA playoff opener tonight is No. 13 Logan (7-3) at No. 4 Point Pleasant (10-0).
The Wildcats appear in the postseason for the third time in four years, while the Big Blacks have posted their second 10-0 regular season in three years. The last time came in 2011 when they reached the AA finals.
Point won the regular-season matchup 37-21, getting 149 yards rushing from Cody Mitchell and three short TD runs from quarterback Aden Yates. Logan is led by running back Brynden "Worm'' Street (1,319 yards, 14 TDs) and versatile receiver Josh Rein.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.