Coach Todd Bradford's Frontier Cougars (0-4) will try once again to get that elusive first victory of 2011 Friday night when they travel to Beallsville (3-1) to take on a tough Blue Devil team.
The Cougars are coming off of a big loss to Alexander and have struggled on both sides of the ball so far on the season.
Frontier was able to score a season high 14 points in the loss to Alexander after being held to just six points each in the seasons first three games.
Junior quarterback Jordan Jefferson figures to be behind center once again for Frontier, with backfield help from the likes of fellow juniors Austin Amos, Taylor Merckle, and Eddie Salazar.
If the Cougars are to pull off the upset they will need to stop Devil quarterback Teryn Jarrett, who threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns a week ago in a 47-7 non-conference win over Cameron.
Running back Grahamm Dauch rushed for 86 yards and a score to pace the Blue Devils running game and wide-out Ricky Tubaugh caught a pair of Jarrett's throws to lead the receiving corps.
Defensively Beallsville allowed only 93 total yards by Cameron, 65 coming on a fourth quarter touchdown run when the game was already decided.
The Cougars hope for a repeat of last year's thrilling 48-42 overtime win over Beallsville.
Shenandoah (2-2) at Barnesville (4-0)
If this Friday's contest follows suit with the early season trend of the Shenandoah Zeps, they may just pull off an upset victory over the undefeated Barnesville Shamrocks.
The Zeps have alternated wins and losses thru the first four games of the season and are coming off of a 47-6 drubbing at the hands of Shadyside.
Barnesville has outscored its opponents 134-60 through the first four games and are coming off of a 40-13 win over Buckeye Trail.
Shenandoah head coach Tim Wilson will try to rejuvenate an offense that produced only seven first downs and 147 total yards against Shadyside.
Quarterback Eli Hurst completed 8 of 16 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown to pace the Shenandoah offense, while running back Shane Crum was limited to only 12 yards rushing on a pair of carries and one reception for 18 yards.
Barnesville features a very talented backfield, including quarterback Zack Dornon, who threw for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Shamrocks in last week's win over Buckeye Trail.
Preston Dornon (156 yards/2 TDS) and Jesse Stoudt (153 yards/2TDS) had outstanding rushing games as well.
Barnesville and Shenandoah have played only one common opponent early in the season with very similar results.
Shenandoah downed Meadowbrook 24-14 in Week 3, while the Shamrocks downed Meadowbrook by a 21-14 score in Week 2.
Barnesville dominated last year's match between the two, winning 48-18 in Sarahsville.
Caldwell (2-2) at River (1-3)
The Caldwell Redskins will attempt to "right the ship" this Friday as they travel to River trying to end a two-game losing streak.
The Skins came out rolling this year, winning big over Newcomerstown and Buckeye Trail, before dropping back-to-back games to Harrison Central and Monroe Central.
Running back Adam Rossiter will look to continue his outstanding start to the 2011 season.
Rossiter has rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns in the first four games.
Quarterback Jensen Croucher would like to improve on his two-for-eight, 22 yard performance in last week loss to the Seminoles.
Defensive back Jeremy Border leads the Skin defense in tackles.
River got off to a good start by blanking Fort Frye 20-0 in week one, but have struggled since, losing its next three games.
The main culprit for the Pilots has been a very silent offense as River has been shut out for 12 straight quarters.
Key River performers, quarterback Cody Caldwell, and running backs' Nick Asturi and Austin McConn will look to get untracked against Caldwell.
The two teams have played a pair of common opponents so far this year in Monroe Central and Newcomerstown with Caldwell going 1-1 against the two, while River was shutout by both teams.
Last year in Caldwell the the Redkins downed the Pilots 39-16.
Belpre (0-4) at Federal Hocking (1-3)
Last week the Federal Hocking Lancers notched their first mark in the win column with a 18-12 victory over Southern.
Friday night the Belpre Golden Eagles will hope to get their first win of the season when they travel to Stewart to battle the Lancers in a TVC Hocking division battle .
The Lancers got off to a tough start to the year, losing games to River Valley (13-12), Waterford (20-9), and Sciotoville East (34-12) before the win over Southern.
Among the key players that the Eagles will need to stop are quarterback Kyle Jackson and running backs' Alex Nichols, Delbert Crum and Peyton Seel.
The Eagles are coming off of a 61-3 drubbing by Wahama, a game in which Belpre trailed 40-0 at halftime.
A bright spot for the Eagles in the loss to Wahama was the 108 yard rushing performance of junior running back Tyler Martin.
The Golden Eagles struggled with only seven first downs in the contest and 149 total yards.
Belpre quarterback Todd Packard completed 3 of 7 pass attempts for 44 yards, all of which went to receiver Phillip Bailey.
The Eagle defense gave up a whopping 472 total yards in the loss to Gahama, including 375 on the ground.
Southern has been the common opponent for the two teams early in the season, with Belpre losing 20-14 back in week three.
Last year in Belpre, the Lancers downed Belpre by a 24-7 margin.
Morgan (1-3) at
New Lexington (3-1)
The Morgan Raiders will try to avoid losing their third game in a row Friday night when they travel to New Lexington to take on the Panthers.
New Lexington is coming off of their first defeat of the 2011 season, losing a close one to Maysville 20-12.
The Panthers had gotten off to a 3-0 start with commanding victories over Fairfield Union (41-12), John Glenn (28-0) and Philo (42-14).
The Raiders defense will be forced to stop the one- two punch of New Lex quarterback K.J. Hook and receiver Jerald Spohn, who combined for a pair of touchdown strikes in last week's loss.
Morgan got its lone win of the season in Week 2, downing Union Local 20-9.
The Raiders are coming off of a 28-7 loss to Philo last week, a close game at halftime in which Philo was able to pull away with 14 fourth-quarter points.
Clinton Campbell paced the Raider offense, gaining 92 yards on 11 carries, including a 64-yard first- quarter dash that gave the Raiders the early lead.
Dirk Ponchak rushed for 66 yards on just six carries, while Jordan Greer tallied 62 yards on 17 carries.
The Morgan offense gained 240 rushing yards in last week's defeat and will look to pound the ball against a very tough New Lexington defense that has given up an average of just over 11 points a game.
Last year in McConnelsville, the Raiders hammered the Panthers, 26-8.
Wirt County (4-0) at Parkersburg Catholic (2-2)
The Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders will look to go one game over the .500 mark Saturday night, when they host the undefeated Wirt County Tigers in a Little Kanawha Conference showdown.
The Tigers are coming off of a 33-6 defeat of Doddridge County and are allowing less than 14 points per game on the 2011 season.
Dalton Brindo paces the Wirt County attack, rushing for 434 and six touchdowns, and averaging just over 10 yards per carry.
Brindo also leads Wirt County receivers with 11 catches for 229 yards and three more touchdowns.
Tiger quarterback Taylor Campbell has completed 22 of 40 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns.
Parkersburg Catholic is coming off of a dominating 40-0 shutout against Calhoun County.
The Crusaders held Calhoun to just 83 total yards in the blanking, including just 55 rushing yards on 37 attempts.
On offense Catholic is paced by Zack Romine, who has rushed for 318 yards on 68 carries with a pair of scores and Daniel Collie with 56 carries for 235 yards and two scores.
Collie has completed just 17 of 53 pass attempts for 446 yards on the season, but has connected for seven touchdowns.
Receiver Mitch Davis is averaging 34.6 yards per catch on the season, hauling in seven catches for 242 yards and five touchdowns.
Last year the Tigers opened the season with a 12-7 victory over Parkersburg Catholic in Elizabeth, W.Va.