If this week's slate of top games generates as much discussion as last week's, The Varsity Letters is going to be a busy place.
McGuffey at Jeannette
McGuffey enters this key Class AA Interstate Conference contest with the best defense in the classification in terms of points allowed (32). The Highlanders have given up all their points on the road, which is where they will be this week. At 4-1, McGuffey is tied with Jeannette, Charleroi and for second place. Mt. Pleasant (5-0) is first.
Jeannette is coming off a 26-20 home loss to Charleroi. The Cougars, behind Quentin Briggs, chewed up more than 400 yards of offense and held off a late rally. The Jayhawks were without a couple regulars.
Weather could play a significant factor in this game. Chances are McGuffey won't mind a steady rain.
South Fayette at Seton-La Salle
After beating Keystone Oaks and Sto-Rox, South Fayette has its sights set on an outright Class AA Century Conference title, which would be the team's first since moving up to Class AA. Quarterback Christian Brumbaugh and running back Jeff Davis are in the midst of outstanding season.
For Seton-La Salle (4-1), avoiding an early deficit at Chartiers Valley Stadium is a focus. The undefeated Lions have jumped on all five opponents.
Baldwin at Canon-McMillan
Baldwin went into last week's game against Peters Township without a win and left with a 1-0 record in the Great Southern Conference. Beating the Big Macs would guarantee the Highlands a spot in the WPIAL playoffs.
C-M beat Baldwin, 53-6, at Baldwin a year ago. The Big Macs are coming off a loss to Upper St. Clair, which plays Bethel Park in a contest where the winners becomes the conference favorite. Canon-McMillan isn't worried about speculation, it just wants to win a conference game.