Oakdale at Rosepine, 7 p.m.
Rosepine's run defense will be tested in its matchup against Oakdale Friday night. Oakdale is led by senior running back Miliak Hayward, who has rushed for 1,086 yards and 11 touchdowns this season on 218 carries. The Warriors have passed just 72 times for 404 yards through seven games. On defense, Oakdale (2-5, 1-1) is led by Hunter Longino, who is averaging 10.3 tackles per game and has three sacks on the year.
Rosepine (6-1, 3-0) features Seth Shirley at running back, who put up 306 yards last week against Pickering. Shirley receives a bulk of the carries, but head coach Johnny Cryer also relies on the running ability of quarterback Seth Ducote and fullback Dalton McCallon.
The Eagles are ranked No. 13 in the Power Rankings with DeQuincy and East Beauregard remaining on the schedule.
Pickering at East Beauregard, 7 p.m.
A loss from East Beauregard last week dropped the Trojans out of the playoffs to No. 34 in the Power Rankings. The Trojans lost to DeQuincy 44-16 and were outscored 18-0 in the second half. East Beauregard (2-4, 2-1) will continue to lean on what it has done throughout head coach Gordy Glaser's tenure with its ground-and-pound offense. Zach Doucet, Devin Baumery, Devin Perkins and Brycelyn Murphy will take turns running the ball for the Trojans.
Pickering (0-7, 0-3) trailed Rosepine 6-0 heading into halftime last week, and although the Red Devils lost 34-7, the defense, especially the the run defense, looked strong. Pickering will need to find output on offense from running backs Mickey Hood and Devon Harris to keep the East Beauregard off the field.
South Beauregard at Washington-Marion, 7 p.m.
South Beauregard is having an unusual down year but will have a chance to get a 'W' on the board against Washington-Marion. The Golden Knights took on one of the best teams in the state, Iowa, last week and fell 51-20. South Beauregard (0-6, 0-3) is led by running backs Braeden James and Dakota Peshoff and also lean on the mobility of quarterback Cole Spooner.
Washington-Marion (3-4, 2-1) has won its last two games against St. Louis Catholic and Westlake. The Charging Indians are led by Carrington McClinton, who ran for 217 against St. Louis last week and over 200 yards against Westlake.
Hamilton Christian at Merryville, 7 p.m.
Merryville looks to extend its winning streak to three as it welcomes Hamilton Christian for its homecoming. The Panthers are led by running back Desmond McCain, who ran for 191 yards against South Cameron last week. McCain was slowed down by an ankle injury early in the year but is finding is stride with three games left in the regular season. The Panthers (3-4, 2-3) are No. 21 in this week's Power Rankings and are in good position to make the postseason with the points they will receive for matchups with Elton and St. Edmund.
The Hamilton Christian offense has struggled throughout the year, averaging 14.7 points per game, and has scored over 20 points once this season. The Warriors are running for 114.2 yards per contest and passing for 88.2 yards per game. Reginald Jackson leads Hamilton Christian on the ground with 362 yards on 44 carries in five games, while Deanta Wheeler had 300 receiving yards on the year to go with five touchdowns.