Rivals.com: Chris Nee, Florida Analyst (@RivalsCNee)
Thursday: The two Tampa-area schools meet with a guaranteed playoff berth on the line. Both schools have their fair share of Division I talent including the likes of Armwood four-star running back Matt Jones and four-star linebacker Eric Striker going against Hillsborough three-star defensive tackle Earl Moore and three-star cornerback Anthony Brown. Also a good amount of 2013 talent to watch including as Armwood junior wide receiver Alvin Bailey, Armwood safety Leon McQuay III, Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit, and Hillsborough linebacker Nigel Harris.
No. 32 Lakeview (Wash.) Lakes at Auburn (Wash.) Mountainview
Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth at No. 74 Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy
RivalsHigh.com: Dallas Jackson, Senior Analyst (@RivalsHigh)
Friday: These are two of the top teams in the Division II bracket in Tennessee - and the schools are separated by a few miles. While it isn't the top rivalry game for either school, it is a budding rivalry as the two have been the favorites for the state title recently.
West Linn (Ore.) High at No. 75 Lake Oswego (Ore.) High
OregonPreps.com: Bobby Howard Friday: It's a top-ten battle in Oregon as No. 1 Lake Oswego takes on No. 6 West Linn.
Rivals.com: Mike Farrell, National Analyst (@rivalsmike )
Friday: Four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert leads a Timber Creek defense that boasts three underclassmen on the defensive line led by defensive tackle Greg Webb while Eastern has the state's top 2013 cornerback in Eli Woodard and Joe Flacco's younger brother Tom Flacco under center on offense.
Hershey (Pa.) High at Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt
Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook at Wake Forest (N.C.) Rolesville
Rivals.com: Keith Niebuhr, Southeast Analyst (@KeithRIVALS)
Friday: Millbrook tailback Keith Marshall is the nation's top-rated all-purpose back and No. 65 overall prospect. But some feel he should be rated higher. Thus far, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder has rushed for 1,400 yards and 17 touchdowns in nine games. Marshall is an elusive player with excellent speed who particularly shines in space. Another player to watch is Millbrook receiver Corey Cooper, a junior who claims an N.C. State offer.
Lexington (N.C.) Central Davidson at Lexington (N.C.) High
MDHigh.com: Reggie Turner Friday: A 7-0 Boonsboro team goes up against a high-powered Brunswick squad with 6-foot-6 QB Ian Fisher, one of the best in Maryland.
Tenafly (N.J.) High at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul
NJVarsity.com: John Otterstedt Friday: After an opening weekend loss to Montvale (N.J.) St. Joe's, DePaul has reeled off five straight wins, including two shutouts. The Spartans averaged just over 40 points per game during that span. The team features several recruits, including Rutgers-bound defensive back Davon Jacobs. Sophomore Khaliem Hester is a receiver to watch for 2014.
Coraopolis (Pa.) Our Lady of Sacred Heart at Pittsburgh (Pa.) Avonworth
PaPreps.com: Andrew Chiappazzi (@achiappazzi)
Friday: A second-year program, OLSH is fighting for its first ever playoff berth. A win over Avonworth, a game ahead of them in the standings, would all but give them that chance. Junior running back Isiah Neely has 1,245 yards through seven games for OLSH.
Mechanicsburg (Pa.) Cumberland Valley at Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land
Scranton (Pa.) Scranton Prep at Archbald (Pa.) Valley View
PaPreps.com: Mike Iorfino Friday: Valley View allows an average of just 5 points per game on defense, highlighted by future Penn State three-star LB Nyeem Wartman. This is a chance to see if Valley View might challenge for a state title.
Chambersburg (Pa.) High at State College (Pa.) High
PaPreps.com: Tim Mack Friday: Chambersburg is trying to set itself up for the District 3 playoffs, while State College is looking for another deep playoff run. Despite a .500 record a year ago, State College nearly upset eventual state champion North Allegheny in the state semifinals.
Shillington (Pa.) Governor Mifflin at Birdsboro (Pa.) Daniel Boone
PaPreps.com: Rebeka Rice Friday: Two of District 3's finest duel in the first of three weeks of round-robin amongst the top teams in the Berks County League. Daniel Boone, Governor Mifflin, Exeter Township and Conrad Weiser are all only separated by one game. The district power ratings, used for the playoffs, have Boone No. 1 and Mifflin No. 3.
HuskerlandPreps.com: Bob Jensen Friday: Lincoln Southeast (7-1) comes to Grand Island (8-0) for a battle of Class A ranked teams. Grand Island is ranked No. 2 in the state and led by all-state candidate Ryker Fyfe at quarterback, but this will be the Islanders' stiffest test to date. Southeast has won six in a row and will feature future Husker Sam Cotton at tight end and defensive end.
Garland (Texas) High @ Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial
Rivals.com: Brian Perroni, Southwest Analyst (@bperroni)
Thursday: Lakeview junior receiver Jarvis Baxter has a chance to show what he can do against a very good Garland team.
Cedar Hill (Texas) High @ Mansfield (Texas) High
Rivals.com: Brian Perroni, Southwest Analyst (@bperroni)
Friday: Cedar Hill is usually one of the top teams in the state and Mansfield is having a resurgent year, led by Texas defensive end commit Hassan Ridgeway.
Anthony (Kan.) Chaparral at Conway Springs (Kan.) High
HovPenSports.com: Bob Hovey (@hovpen)
Friday: Conway Springs is a small school in Kansas which regularly puts out D1 players, the latest being current Oklahoma linebacker Jaydon Bird. We'll be looking at K-State commits Matt Seiwert of the Class of 2012 along with Tanner Woods, class of 2013.
Pearcy (Ark.) Lake Hamilton at El Dorado (Ark.) High
ArkansasVarsity.com : Luke Matheson
Friday: This is most likely going to be for the 6A-South conference championship. These two teams have the potential to meet again in Little Rock for the State Championship in December.
Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Holy Spirit at Reform (Ala.) Pickens County
BulldogBlitz.com: Logan Lowery (@loganlowery)
Friday: Two teams that have struggled in 2011 look to close out the regular season on a high note.
NMPreps.com : Kyle Henderson (@nmpreps)
Friday: More than 12,500 are expected for one of the state's largest rivalry games.
Granite Bay (Calif.) High at Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro
NorCalPreps.com: Douglas Benton Friday: The NorCalPreps.com Game of the Week features two of the best programs annually in the region. Granite Bay is 6-1 as the offense has played well throughout behind three year starting quarterback Brendan Keeney and the defense continues to take shape with each week. Del Oro survived Nevada Union last week 35-31 to move to 6-1 as quarterback Bobby Heatherington showed excellent poise throughout. However, it starts for the Golden Eagles on the ground with Nick O'Sullivan and Brandon Monroe running behind a physical offensive line. The atmosphere in Loomis expects to be excellent for this SFL showdown.
La Crescenta (Calif) Crescenta Valley vs. Burbank (Calif) Burroughs
CaliforniaPreps.com: Dave Rogahn, Dave Keefer Thursday: Burroughs (3-3) is led by rushing star Zander Anding who has had over 300 yards rushing in all three Pacific League wins this year. He broke a school record last game with 397 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns. Crescenta Valley (4-2) must find a way to slow him down.
Saugus (Calif) vs. Newhall (Calif) Hart
CaliforniaPreps.com: Dave Rogahn, Dave Keefer Friday: Saugus (3-3) already has lost to one of the Foothill League favorites (Canyon) and can't afford another league loss to Hart (5-1), who is off to its best start in years.