A solid, bordering on very nice, schedule has the Varsity Letters anxious for the third Friday night of the high school football season.
1. South Fayette at Keystone Oaks (4 1/2 stars)
The Varsity Letters was more than a little surprised when South Fayette lost last week to a struggling Quaker Valley. In order to pull above the .500 mark in the Class AA Century Conference, the Lions must travel to Dormont Stadium and face a very strong and undefeated Keystone Oaks. The Varsity Letters believes the winner of this game wins the conference title.
2. Fort Cherry at Bentworth (4 stars)
Fort Cherry wants to be 3-0 heading into next Friday's stadium dedication. Bentworth also wants to be 3-0. On paper, the edge goes to the Rangers. Games aren't won on paper.
3. Thomas Jefferson at Trinity (3.5 stars)
The Varsity Letters is convinced the time will come when a Washington County team other than Peters Township proves ready to challenge Thomas Jefferson. Trinity looked like that team last year but ended up losing to the Jaguars by 21. The Hillers aren't as talented this year, but they look a little more physical. The only way to beat TJ is to be able to withstand their knockout punches.
East Allegheny at McGuffey (3.5 stars)
McGuffey can make a major statement with a win. The Varsity Letters is impressed with the Highlanders toughness.
Woodland Hills at Canon-McMillan (3 stars)
The thing the Varsity Letters does not like about Quad-A football is it takes a month to get to the games that count. This one doesn't count in the conference standings, but the Big Macs need a better offensive showing than they had last week.