Week 9 Games of the Week

Here's are three matchups to keep an eye on this weekend:

No. 8 Friendship Collegiate (7-1) at H.D. Woodson (5-3)

Three-time defending DCIAA champ H.D. Woodson looks to make a statement when it hosts one-loss Collegiate. Watch out for the defensive backs in this one. Woodson's Kenny Crawley is a game-changer at corner and has committed to Tennessee, while junior Jalen Tabor is a ballhawk in Collegiate's secondary and is coming off a three-TD effort last week.

Pick: Friendship Collegiate

No. 4 Westfield (8-0) at No. 2 Centreville (8-0)

You better arrive early if you want a seat for this marquee matchup between undefeated top five teams. Westfield has dominated the series in recent years, including a 35-14 drubbing at home last season. Centreville's calling card this fall has been its impenetrable defense, which has allowed a paltry 82 yards and has the star power to wreak havoc on the area's most-prolific attacks.

Pick: As much as I want to roll with Centreville, I'm going to heed the advice of ESPNHS Multimedia Editor and Virginia native Phil Murphy and picking Westfield in an upset.

Damascus (7-1) at Seneca Valley (7-1)

The Zach Bradshaw show rolls into Seneca Valley for a late-season tilt with the rival Screaming Eagles. The junior receiver has ignited a Hornets' attack that has scored 97 points in three contests since being held to three in a loss to Sherwood. RB James Jones-Williams (985 yards, nine TDs) and Seneca Valley would love to exact some revenge after last season's six-point loss at Damascus.

Pick: Damascus