Rogers (5-4) at Sheffield (5-4)
The skinny: Both teams earned a playoff berth with wins last week. Sheffield defeated Hatton 27-13 to finish third in Class 2A, Region 8, while Rogers beat East Lawrence 33-6 to finish fourth in Class 4A, Region 8. ... Austin Kerr and Raleigh Killen each finished with 119 yards rushing last week for Rogers. ... Killen is the area's leading tackler with 153 total stops. ... Sheffield quarterback Hunter Danley threw two touchdown passes to tight end J.D. Smith in last week's victory over Hatton. ... The two teams were both in Class 3A, Region 8 in 2011 when Sheffield defeated Rogers 17-6 in the regular season.
Colbert Heights (2-7) at Central (6-3)
The skinny: Central will get a tune-up for the playoffs when it hosts Colbert Heights tonight. ... Central is coming off a 42-28 win over Priceville that clinched the No. 2 spot in Class 4A, Region 8. The Wildcats rolled up 495 yards of offense in the win as Evan McFall had 120 yards and two touchdowns and Murphy Harrison had 73 rushing yards, 97 receiving yards and two touchdowns. ... Class 2A Colbert Heights has lost six of its last seven games, including a 41-20 loss to Red Bay last week.
Haleyville (7-2) at Hamilton (9-0)
The skinny: Hamilton looks to complete a perfect regular season when they travel to Haleyville tonight. ... The Aggies defeated Danville 35-22 last week to finish perfect in Class 3A, Region 7. ... Haleyville finished third in Class 4A, Region 8 thanks to a 29-7 win over West Limestone last week. ... Quarterback Tanner Ivey continued to put up big numbers, as he threw for 305 yards and a touchdown to spark the Lions, who led just 12-7 at halftime. ... Hamilton defeated Haleyville 35-13 last season.
Phillips (5-4) at Brilliant (2-7)
The skinny: Phillips is coming off a 56-32 loss to Shoals Christian last week. ... Despite last week's loss, Phillips made the playoffs as the No. 4 seed in Class 1A, Region 8. The Bears will travel for a first round playoff game next week. ... Quarterback Rodney Camp went over the 1,000-yard mark last week and now has 1,032 yards rushing. Camp has 14 rushing touchdowns and has thrown 28 touchdown passes.
Hackleburg (8-1) at Phil Campbell (2-7)
The skinny: Hackleburg has won eight in a row since dropping its season opener to Marion County. ... The Panthers, the No. 1 seed in Region 8, will host a first round playoff game next week. ... Hackleburg running back Kristian Jones ran for 130 yards in last week's 49-20 victory over Tharptown, giving him 1,073 yards for the season. ... Phil Campbell was pounded 67-12 by Class 2A, No. 1 Tanner last week.
Hatton (3-6) at East Lawrence (3-6, 2-5)
The skinny: Hatton will try to finish the season strong after a 27-13 loss to Sheffield last week that knocked the Hornets out of the playoff hunt. ... Hatton has struggled on offense this season, scoring 14 points or less six times. ... The Hornets step up in class to play Class 4A East Lawrence, which has allowed 33 or more points in six of its nine games.
Cherokee (2-7) at Waterloo (2-7)
The skinny: Waterloo rallied to beat Vina 28-22 in double overtime last Thursday. ... Wayne Darby scored on a 7-yard run in the second overtime to give the Cougars the win against Vina. ... Bobby Fox has 705 yards rushing this season for Waterloo. ... Cherokee is coming off a 39-11 loss at Lexington last Thursday. ... ... Cherokee holds a 9-1 lead in the all-time series, including a 29-14 victory in 2011.
Brooks (8-1) at Colbert County (6-3)
The skinny: Both teams are playoff-bound, Brooks as the top seed in 4A, Region 8, and Colbert County as the fourth seed in 3A, Region 8. ... Brooks is looking for its first win all-time against Colbert County. The Indians won the last meeting 7-6 in 1993. ... Brooks' only loss was 49-35 against Dehsler in Week 5, a game in which the Lions blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead. . ... The Indians have lost three of their last four after starting the season 5-0. Brooks will be the fourth opponent of Colbert County' last five that has been ranked top 10 in at least one of the last two ASWA polls.
North Jackson (6-3) at Deshler (6-3)
The skinny: These teams are familiar with each other. This will be the third meeting in the last five years and the sixth all-time dating back to 1990. But it will be the first in the regular season. They have played four times in the quarterfinals and once in the semifinals, Deshler winning that last meeting 28-14 in 2010. ... All of Class 4A North Jackson's losses have come against ranked opponents: 5A No. 3 Fort Payne, 4A No. 5 Madison County and 4A No. 10 J.O. Johnson. ... QB Kitt Grider (1,603 yards passing, 14 TDs) leads North Jackson's pass-heavy offense. His favorite target is 6-2 receiver Daqwan Lowrance.
Vestavia Hills (8-1) at Florence (6-3)
The skinny: Both teams are playoff-bound and could meet in a rematch Nov. 16 in the second round of the postseason should they both win their playoff openers next week. ... Florence has won four straight since a Week 6 loss at Oxford. ... Kendrick Doss was named ASWA offensive player of the week after completing 15 of 17 passes for 248 yards and four TDs (55, 36, 23, 11) while rushing for 90 yards and two TDs (49, 35) on three carries all in the first half of a 54-26 win at Sparkman last week. ... Vestavia's only loss this season was 35-13 to 6A No. 1 Hoover in Week 5.
Lexington (5-4, 4-3) at Lauderdale County (8-1, 6-1)
The skinny: Both teams have clinched playoff berths, with Lexington the No. 4 seed in Class 2A, Region 8 and Lauderdale County the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, Region 8. ... Lauderdale County has been on a roll, winning seven consecutive games by an average of 34 points, including a 57-14 thrashing of Elkmont last week. ... Quarterback Samuel Grisham leads the Tigers' powerful rushing offense, and ran for 228 yards in the win. ... Lexington locked up its playoff berth with a 39-11 win over Cherokee last week and has won three of its last four after starting the season 2-3.
Red Bay (6-3) at Marion County (9-0)
The skinny: It's a playoff tuneup for both teams, which have already secured postseason home openers. ... Marion County is ranked No. 1 in 1A, and the defending 1A state champion hasn't been tested this season, its closest margin of victory being 18 against No. 7 Pickens County. ... The Red Raiders' Sean Wallace (648) and Justin Sanderson (614) have combined for 1,262 yards rushing and 16 TDs this season. ... Red Bay has lost to Marion County the last two years, including 42-33 in 2011. ... RBs Steven Wood (214 yards rushing, four TDs) and Matt Belue (221 yards rushing) had big games last week against Colbert Heights.
Russellville (7-2) at Fayette County (8-1)
The skinny: Russellville must win to give itself a shot at nabbing the No. 2 seed in Class 5A, Region 8. It also would need either Cullman and Hartselle to both lose or Cullman, Hartselle, Walker and Demopolis to all win. ... The Golden Tigers turned in an impressive defensive performance in a 6-3 upset of Hartselle last week, getting four turnovers and allowing 3 points on four Hartselle trips to the red zone. ... DL Jalen Scott had 10 tackles, two FR and four QB hurries. ... Class 3A No. 8 Fayette County has win eight straight since a 40-31 Week 1 loss to Class 1A No. 7 Pickens County.
R.A. Hubbard (6-3, 5-2) at Lawrence County (2-7, 0-7)
The skinny: R.A. Hubbard has won four straight after starting the season 2-3, and clinched its 30th playoff berth in the last 31 seasons with a 32-14 win over Decatur Heritage last week. ... John Owens and Blake Lipscomb combined to rush for 220 yards in the win. ... The Chiefs are the No. 3 seed in Class 1A, Region 8. ... The Red Devils have only scored 39 points all season and have been shut out five times.
Vina (0-9) at Hubbertville (6-3)
The skinny: Vina is hoping to avoid its first winless season since going 0-7 in 1999. ... The Red Devils had their best chance at a win last Thursday but led a 14-point lead slip away in a 28-22 double-overtime loss to Waterloo. ... Hubbertville wrapped up a playoff berth last week with a 33-18 victory over Lynn. ... The Lions hold a 31-9 lead in the overall series, including a 41-19 win at Vina last season.
Elkmont (2-7) at Wilson (4-5)
The skinny: It's been a pretty successful season for first-year Wilson coach Scott Brown, whose team can finish with a .500 record with a win against Elkmont. ... The Warriors won only one game last season and barely missed the playoffs this year. ... Elkmont's only wins have been against a one-win West Morgan team and winless Clements.. ... Wilson is trying to snap a three-game losing streak.
Westminster Christian (5-4) at Shoals Christian (6-3)
The skinny: The main goal to night for the Flame is to come away healthy as they prepare for a first-round home playoff game next week. ... Daniel Wood is coming off a school-record 404-yard rushing performance that included six touchdowns against Phillips. He got his yards on 25 carries and he also had 12 tackles. ... Westminster has had an up and down season. Three of the losses were to Top 10 teams in Class 3A.
Tharptown (2-7) at Alabama School for Deaf (1-7)
The skinny: Alabama School for the Deaf does not play in an AHSAA region. The Silent Warriors have lost seven in a row since winning their season-opener. They have played games in Indiana, Washington D.C., and Florida. ... Since recording back-to-back wins in weeks 2-3 to move over the .500 mark, Tharptown has lost six straight games, all of which it has allowed more than 40 points.
Wayne County (4-6) at Jo Byrns (5-5)
The skinny: Wayne County won four of its final five games to get into the playoffs and still has a chance to defend its Class 1A state title. ... The Red Devils only district losses were to those two teams. Both were road games and one-point losses. ... Wayne County found some offense late in the season, scoring 78 points in its final two games.
Lawrence County (5-5) at Memphis Ridgeway (7-3)
The skinny: Lawrence County brings the momentum of a three-game winning streak into its first playoff game since 2010. ... Overall, the Wildcats have won 4 of 5. ... Ridgeway tied with Germantown atop the Class AAA, District 15 standings with 6-1 records. ... Ridgeway's Orlando Johnson is one of the top running backs in Memphis and rushed for 336 yards and three touchdowns in one game this season.