With the exception of Quad A (where far too many teams make the playoffs), all other conferences are playing games that matter in the standings. Despite that, the local slate of games is a little lean this week.
Keystone Oaks at South Fayette
South Fayette opened play in the Century Conference with blowouts over South Park and Quaker Valley - games the Lions should win and games they had trouble with a year ago.
Keystone Oaks has been a dominant team in conference play since dropping to Class AA and many believe the Eagles are on of the elite teams in the classification. Their defense must find a way to slow Lions running back Jeff Davis, who already has eight touchdowns.
They didn't have any problems a year ago as KO came away a 53-3 knockout winner.
Serra Catholic at Burgettstown
At 1-1, Burgettstown is drawing much attention in Class A but the Blue Devils have payed well. They were tied with South Side Beaver (a team in the state rankings) with three minutes left in the fourth quarter of Week 1 and put together an impressive win at Beth-Center last week.
Now, Burgettstown plays Serra Catholic, the fifth-ranked team in Class A. Talk about a brutal three-game stretch.
Canon-McMillan at Woodland Hills
Canon-McMillan shut out Woodland Hills a year ago. No doubt the talented Wolverines are looking for revenge.
In a game filled with Division I recruits, many eyes will be focused on the return of Big Macs senior and Ohio State-bound Chad Hagan. After missing the first two games with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, Hagan is cleared to play.
This non-conference game will not impact either team's playoff standing, but it could be a determining factor come seeding time for the WPIAL playoffs.