Shady Spring Tigers (4-3) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (5-2)
Last Week: Shady Spring 36-7 win at Wyoming East; Point Pleasant 45-7 win at Ravenswood.
Last Meeting: N/A. Have not played since 2001.
SSHS Offense Last Week: 308 rushing yards, 154 passing yards.
PPHS Offense Last Week: 248 rushing yards, 187 passing yards.
SSHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Houstin Syverston (21-127, 2 TDs), QB Adam Weeks (15-24-154, INT), WR Jordan Palchesko (5-69).
PPHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Tylun Campbell (13-104, TD), QB Aden Yates (12-16-187, 3 TDs), WR Marquez Griffin (2-43, TD).
SSHS Defense Last Week: 82 rushing yards, 84 passing yards.
PPHS Defense Last Week: 66 rushing yards, 64 passing yards.
Notes: Both the Big Blacks and Tigers will be battling for playoff spots this weekend, as Point Pleasant currently sits tied for 12th and Shady Spring is currently in the Class AAA ratings through eight weeks. PPHS — which has played five of its seven contests on the road so far this fall — will play two of its next three at OVB Track and Field, where they are 1-1 this season. The Big Blacks have outscored opponents by a 221-103 overall margin this year. Point has allowed more than 13 points defensively just twice this year. Shady Spring is outscoring opponents by a 216-158 overall margin and has won two straight headed into this weekend. The Tigers, who own a 1-3 road record, will be playing their final road game of the regular season this weekend. SSHS has scored 35-or-more points this fall in five of seven contests.
Hannan Wildcats (1-6) at Midland Trail Patriots (4-3)
Last Week: Hannan 69-24 loss at Betsy Layne (Ky.); Bye week, lost to Midland Trail 35-7 at Clay County.
Last Meeting: N/A. Have not played since 2002.
Notes: The Wildcats play their third of four straight road games Friday when they travel to Hico for a Week 9 matchup against the Patriots. Hannan has been outscored 268-102 overall this season and allowed a season-worst 69 points last week in its fifth straight loss of the season. HHS is 0-3 overall in road games this year and has been outscored by a 143-74 margin, but the Blue and Gold has also managed at least 22 offensive points in each of those three setbacks. Midland Trail had a three-game win streak snapped two weeks ago by Clay County, but the Patriots are a perfect 3-0 in home contests. MTHS is currently tied for 18th in the Class A playoff ratings and have been outscored by opponents this fall by a 162-132 overall margin. The Patriots have scored at least six points in all seven of their contests, which includes a season-high 37-14 win over Van in Week 5.