1. Stone Bridge (10-0, 7-0 Liberty)
Last week: Win vs. Fairfax, 47-28.
Next up: Coming off their eighth consecutive Liberty District title, the undefeated Bulldogs will kick off the postseason against an Edison (5-5, 5-2 National) squad that has not beaten a team with a winning record this season. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stone Bridge.
2. Westfield (10-0, 5-0 Concorde)
Last week: Win vs. Herndon, 41-27.
Next up: With back-to-back Concorde crowns secured, the other undefeated Bulldogs will open the playoffs against West Springfield (6-4, 4-3 Patriot), which has dropped three of its past four games. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westfield.
3. Yorktown (10-0, 7-0 National)
Last week: Win vs. Washington-Lee, 35-7.
Next up: After breezing through its National District competition, the Patriots can’t afford to fall asleep against a Jefferson (6-4, 3-4 Liberty) team riding the momentum of its school’s best season since 2004. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Yorktown.
4. Lake Braddock (8-2, 7-0 Patriot)
Last week: Win vs. West Springfield, 42-9.
Next up: Winners of their past seven games, the Bruins will face an Oakton (6-4, 1-4 Concorde) side reeling from four consecutive losses. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lake Braddock.
5. Centreville (7-3, 3-2 Concorde)
Last week: Win vs. Oakton, 49-28.
Next up: The Wildcats will host West Potomac (6-4, 4-3 Patriot), a team counting on the return of Demornay Pierson-El to lift them out of a recent slump. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Centreville.
6. Chantilly (7-3, 3-2 Concorde)
Last week: Win vs. Robinson, 41-21.
Next up: The Chargers will try to replicate last week’s road win against Robinson in a rematch in front of their home crowd. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chantilly.
7. Madison (8-2, 6-1 Liberty)
Last week: Win vs. Marshall, 34-14.
Next up: Coming off its best regular season since 2007, Madison will host a South County team riding the wave of four straight blowout victories. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Madison.
8. Robinson (5-5, 3-2 Concorde)
Last week: Loss vs. Chantilly, 41-21.
Next up: The Rams get a shot at redemption with another matchup against Chantilly. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chantilly.
9. Langley (6-4, 5-2 Liberty)
Last week: Win vs. McLean, 27-7.
Next up: The Saxons will go up against a confident Hayfield (7-3, 6-1 National) team that has won its last five games. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hayfield.
10. South County (5-5, 5-2 Patriot)
Last week: Win vs. W.T. Woodson, 47-13.
Next up: A resurgent defense helped South County squeak back into the playoffs, where it will begin with a road game against Madison. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Madison.
Last week: 3-0; Season: 23-7
Lake Braddock 35, Oakton 14
Oakton should come out of the gates fired up to prove they’re still a good football team despite recent losses. But Lake Braddock is firing on all cylinders, so I think the Bruins will end Oakton’s season for the second year in a row.
Chantilly 28, Robinson 24
Robinson may want revenge for last week’s loss to the Chargers, but don’t expect a different result on Chantilly’s home turf. Though a part of me senses a blowout, I think the Rams will fight hard to make it close.
South County 42, Madison 14
Madison got an unfortunate draw against South County, which is playing more like last year’s state title contender than the team that began this season 1-5. If the Stallions’ defense maintains its composure, this one shouldn’t be close.