St. Francis DeSales, Ohio (5-4) at George Washington (6-2): The Patriots play their first game without linebacker, defensive leader and fullback Dustin Crouser, who was lost to a knee injury last week.
They face a tough task in the Stallions, who need a win to perhaps keep alive their streak of 18 straight seasons with a playoff berth, tops in Ohio. DeSales went 5-6 last year, its first losing season since 1974.
Buffalo (7-1) at Symmes Valley, Ohio (7-2): The Bison can become the first Kanawha Valley team to lock up a postseason spot tonight with a road win against the Vikings, a power running team that averages 42 points. After that, Buffalo closes the regular season at No. 2 Wahama (8-0).
"We've played a little flat the last couple weeks,'' said Bison coach Mike Sawyer. "Pretty much the rest of the way it's going to be like a playoff game. Everyone we play from here on out is good. We've got to come ready to play and work a little harder.''
Sissonville (4-4) at Poca (2-6): The Indians, tied for 20th in AA, need to win out to have a chance of getting a playoff spot. The Dots won this matchup last year 19-0, limiting Sissonville to only 95 net yards of offense.
St. Albans (2-7) at Winfield (3-5): Chris Turner, who caught three touchdowns for the Generals last week, had his only TD reception last year in a 15-13 win over the Red Dragons. SA workhorse Drew Kirby averages 20-plus carries per game.
Nitro (2-6) at Spring Valley (5-3): The Wildcats have allowed six opposing backs to run for 100-plus yards this year, and three to rush for more than 200. Now comes the Timberwolves tandem of Elijah Wellman and Ryan George (2,052 yards, 21 TDs combined).
Riverside (1-7) at Huntington (7-1): Highlanders quarterback Mark Shaver completed only two passes in last year's 28-15 win over the Warriors, but both went for TDs. Huntington has allowed just 11 TDs in eight games.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.