The Frontier Cougars (3-3) travel to Caldwell to take on the Redskins (4-2) Friday evening in a Pioneer Valley Conference tilt that could also have post season implications.
The Redskins are currently ranked number seven in the Division VII, Region 25 standings while the Cougars are 10th in the same region.
Last week, the Redskins grabbed their fourth victory in their last five games with a convincing 42-7 non-conference victory over the Barnesville Shamrocks.
Sophomore quarterback Tanner Clark rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more, while fellow sophomore Bricker Lori ran for 130 yards on just 10 carries for two more scores.
Clark has rushed for 660 yards on 97 carries on the season while passing for 469 yards and six touchdowns, while Lori has carried the ball 82 times for 561 yards.
Caldwell also features one of the area's best defenses as the Skins are yielding just 16 points per game and have limited their opponents to two touchdowns or less in all but one of their six games.
The Cougars come into the game looking to get back on track after having a two-game winning streak snapped last week at home against the Fort Frye Cadets (32-20) in a game where they turned the ball over four times.
Cougar running back Jared Howell rushed for 100 yards last week for the third time this season as the senior carried 18 times for 109 yards against the Fort.
Howell has rushed the ball 66 times on the season for 393 yards, while junior Rodney Barnes has added 327 rushing yards and 203 receiving yards to the Frontier offense.
Last year in New Matamoras, the Cougars pulled off a 34-29 victory over the Redskins.
BUCKEYE TRAIL (2-4) AT FORT FRYE (5-1)
The Buckeye Trail Warriors travel to Beverly Friday night to take on the Fort Frye Cadets in a PVC contest with a pair of teams headed in different directions.
Trail will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping a 32-21 conference decision to the previously winless Shenandoah Zeps last week.
The Warriors are 1-2 in PVC play as they defeated Frontier (32-14) in Week 3 while falling at the hands of Shenandoah and Caldwell (21-13) in Week 2.
Last week against the Zeps, Travis Pontius led the way for Buckeye Trail with 150 yards rushing on 25 carries, while quarterback Morgan Dougherty threw for one touchdown and ran for another.
The Cadets rebounded nicely last week on the road against Frontier with a 32-20 victory over the Cougars one week after seeing their ten game regular season winning streak come to an end against the Monroe Central Seminoles (48-20).
Quarterback Chandler Lang leads the Fort in rushing with 503 yards on 76 carries and 12 touchdowns while completing 43-of-80 pass attempts for 557 yards and eight scores.
Zach Pritchard has just 10 pass receptions on the season, but five of those have went for Fort Frye touchdowns.
Fort Frye currently rests in seventh place in the Division VI Region 21 standings.
The Cadets, who are 2-1 in conference play, defeated the Warriors 24-21 in a close one last season in Lore City.
SHENANDOAH (1-5) AT MONROE CENTRAL (3-3)
The Shenandoah Zeps snapped their 15-game losing streak last week with a 32-21 upset win over Buckeye Trail much to the delight of their home crowd in Sarahsville.
Now the Zeps will look to build on that momentum when they make the trip across Ohio 78 to take on the Monroe Central Seminoles.
Shenandoah got a game- opening 83-yard kickoff return by Jacob Rossiter and a pair of first-quarter touchdowns by running back Michael Vanfossen to jump out to a 26-6 lead, and then fought off a Warrior second- half comeback to hand head coach Kaleb Lawrence his elusive first win as boss.
Vanfossen has been a workhorse for the Zeps as he has carried the rock 108 times for 582 yards and five touchdowns on the season.
The host Seminoles come into the game looking to rebound from a 32-8 non-conference loss last week to Magnolia.
The Noles are perfect in PVC play as they scored dominating wins over River (47-0), Caldwell (48-21) and Fort Frye (48-20).
Levi Brown and Curtis Nixon continue to lead the Seminole offense as Brown has carried 90 times for 596 yards, while Nixon has rushed for 389 yards on 80 carries while completing 41-of-72 pass attempts for 624 yards and seven touchdowns.
Last year Monroe Central, who is currently ranked ninth in the Division VI region 21 standings, rolled to a 48-0 victory over the Zeps in Sarahsville.
WATERFORD (1-5) AT GREEN (2-4)
Head coach Tom Tucker and his Waterford Wildcats will make the long trip to Franklin Furnace to battle the Green Bobcats as they look to snap their five-game losing streak.
Last week the Wildcats were overmatched by a very tough Trimble team (48-0) in a game that saw Waterford amass just 17 total yards.
The Wildcat offense has been non-existent of late as the green and white have been blanked in four of its last five games.
Running back Austin Lang is the go-to guy for Waterford, while freshman Isaac Huffman figures to get the nod once again behind center.
Green will be looking to get off the snide themselves as the Bobcats have dropped three games in a row by a combined score of 148-40.
Last year at home, Waterford claimed the battle of the cats by a 41-18 margin.
SOUTH GALLIA (4-2) AT BELPRE (2-4)
The Belpre Golden Eagles will host the South Gallia Rebels Friday night on homecoming night in Belpre and the Eagles have upset on their minds.
Last week Belpre was as healthy as they have been all season as the Golden Eagles downed the Eastern Eagles 35-6.
Belpre running back Manny Tulius made his return from a knee injury and rushed for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 carries while also tossing a 44-yard touchdown pass.
South Gallia is coming off of a lopsided 57-34 victory last week over the Federal Hocking Lancers for their third straight victory.
Key players for South Gallia include quarterback Landon Hutchinson, running back Jacob White and wide receiver Devin Lucas.
Last year Belpre scored a 21-6 victory over the Rebels in Crown City.
EASTERN (2-4) AT TRIMBLE (6-0)
The Eastern Eagles hit the road Friday night to Glouster to take on the red-hot Trimble Tomcats in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match up.
Eastern comes into the game hungry for a victory as they have dropped two games in a row and three of their last four.
Zach Scowden leads the Eagles in rushing with 286 yards on 63 carries.
Trimble, who comes into the game ranked number two in the Division VII Region 25 standings, have shutout their opponents five times in their six games this season.
Wahama scored a touchdown in a 12-7 loss to the Tomcats in week two, the only seven points the Trimble defense has allowed the entire season.
In last week's 48-0 victory over Waterford, Trimble quarterback Konner Standley completed 9-of-17 pass attempts for 246 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also running for another score.
Last year Trimble blanked the Eagles 39-0 in Reedsville.
FEDERAL HOCKING (3-3) AT WAHAMA (5-1)
Head coach Phil Hoffman and his Federal Hocking Lancers will have their work cut out for them Friday night when they travel to Wahama to take on the White Falcons in a TVC Hocking Division battle.
The Lancers have dropped two of their last three games including last weeks 57-34 loss to South Gallia.
Delbert Crum has rushed for 573 yards on 78 carries to pace the Lancers, while Alfie Nichols completed 14-of-21 passes for 205 yards against the Rebels in a relief effort.
The only thing keeping Wahama from a perfect season thus far was its Week 2, 12-7 loss to Trimble.
Last week, the Falcons doubled up on a very good Southern Tornado team 28-14.
Wahama features the dynamic running back duo of Kane Roush (61 carries-719 yards and 12 touchdowns) and Colton Neal (68-547-9 touchdowns).
Last season in Stewart, Wahama scored a 24-6 win over the Lancers.
MORGAN (0-6) AT MAYSVILLE (5-1)
Things won't get much easier for the Morgan Raiders Friday night when they visit the Maysville Panthers still looking for that elusive first win of the 2013 season.
Last week, the Raiders were destroyed 58-0 by John Glenn as they dropped their eight straight regular season contest.
Jerome Mayle leads the Morgan offense with 218 yards rushing on 44 carries.
Maysville had a five-game winning streak snapped last week when it dropped a 31-7 decision to Sheridan.
Last season in McConnelsville, Maysville routed the Raiders 52-21 in the season finale.
ST. MARYS (5-0) AT CALHOUN COUNTY (0-6)
The challenge for head coach Jodi Mote and his St. Marys Blue Devils will be to keep the intensity level at a high after last week's big 32-13 victory over the former top-ranked Williamstown Yellowjackets.
The Blue Devils, who moved from No. 2 to the top spot in the state rankings will make the trip to Calhoun County to take on the winless Red Devils.
Leading the Blue Devils in rushing is Jeremy Pratt with 422 yards on 49 carries while Noah Spitzer has added 323 yards on 74 touches.
Quarterback Michael Stout has completed 15-of-36 pass attempts for 468 yards and five touchdowns.
Last year in St. Marys, the Blue Devils crushed Calhoun County 72-0.
WILLIAMSTOWN (4-1) AT OAK GLEN (0-6)
The Williamstown Yellowjackets will look to rebound from their first loss of the season when they travel to Oak Glen to take on the winless Golden Bears.
Williamstown, which fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the state rankings with the loss to St. Marys, should prove to be a tough draw for Oak Glen.
Yellowjacket quarterback Jake Tracewell has completed 34-of-71 pass attempts on the season for 458 yards and three touchdowns while also leading Williamstown in rushing with 377 yards and six scores.
Quarterback Zac Porter and running back Alex Swiger figure to play key roles for Oak Glen.
The two teams did not play each other in 2012.
SOUTH HARRISON (2-3) AT PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC (5-1) SAT 7:30 P.M.
The Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders will look to stretch their winning streak to six games Saturday night when they host the South Harrison Hawks.
The Hawks are coming off of a 25-18 win over Calhoun County and are paced by running backs Cory Messenger and Dylan Jeffries along with wide receiver Michael Bell.
Catholic's only loss of the season came at the hands of the top-ranked St. Marys Blue Devils (49-20).
Peyton Sturm, who figures to get the call at quarterback for the Crusaders has passed for an even 400 yards and three touchdowns on the season while Jake Boice has rushed 36 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Last year in a good one, Parkersburg Catholic came away with a 21-13 win over the Hawks.