In the battle of Noble County, Shenandoah (1-8) makes the short trek to Caldwell to take on the playoff- bound Redskins (7-2).
The Skins clinched a playoff berth last week with a 48-6 triumph over West Muskingum.
Running back Bricker Lori continues to excel for Caldwell as the sophomore has rushed for over 100 yards in five straight games while also scoring at least two touchdowns in each of those five games.
Lori eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark last week with a 10-carry, 102-yard performance against West Muskingum.
Caldwell quarterback Tanner Clark has rushed for 854 yards on the season while passing for 728 yards and eight touchdowns, while wide out Tanner Baker has caught 29 passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns.
The Caldwell defense has been quite stingy as well as it has held its opponents to under-20 points in every single game of the 2013 season sans one.
The Redskins are currently ranked No. 6 in the Division VII, Region 25 rankings and would need a win over Shenandoah and a whole lot of luck to move up to the coveted No. 4 spot in the rankings which would allow them a playoff opening game at home.
Shenandoah snapped a 15-game losing streak back in Week No. 6 with a win over Buckeye Trail (32-21) and would like nothing more than to play the role of spoiler against the Skins.
Last week, the Zeps dropped a 35-7 decision to Fort Frye after narrowly missing out on win number two the week before when they lost a 40-34 thriller to River.
Shenandoah features a super sophomore of its own as running back Michael Vanfossen is closing in on the 1,000 mark himself with 988 yards rushing on the season on 152 carries.
Caldwell could also claim a share of the Pioneer Valley Conference title with a win and a Monroe Central loss at Buckeye Trail.
Last year, Caldwell rolled to a 47-16 win over the Zeps in Sarahsville.
ROSECRANS (0-9) AT FORT FRYE (7-2)
Fort Frye will host Bishop Rosecrans Friday night as the Cadets look to clinch a trip to the postseason for the second straight season.
The Cadets, who come into the game ranked in the eighth and final spot in the most recent Division VI, Region 21 rankings, will need a win against Rosecrans and a loss by the 10th seeded Columbus Academy to advance to the playoffs.
The Cadets rebounded last week from a heartbreaking 20-19 PVC setback to Caldwell with a 35-7 win over Shenandoah.
Senior running back Colten Shuster had a career night against the Zeps by rushing for four touchdowns while carrying the ball 15 times for 91 yards.
Chandler Lang continues his outstanding senior season for the Fort as in addition to being the heart and soul of the Cadet defense, the senior quarterback has rushed for 872 yards on 133 carries for 17 touchdowns and also thrown for 922 yards (63-127) and 10 more scores.
One year removed from a playoff berth of their own, the 2013 season has been a true nightmare for the Bishops as they are yielding over 50 points per game while averaging less than a touchdown per game on offense.
Last year the Cadets clinched their post season berth with a 34-28 win in their season finale against Rosecrans in Zanesville.
RIVER (3-6) AT FRONTIER (4-5)
Frontier will look to climb back to the .500 mark Friday night when it hosts an improving River Pilot squad in a PVC match up.
The Cougars look to rebound from a disappointing 63-6 conference loss last week to Monroe Central and snare their second PVC win of the season.
Quarterback Mitch Reynolds figures to once again lead the Frontier offense as the junior signal caller has thrown for 861 yards on the season (70-150) and six touchdowns.
Receivers' Nick Camino and Damon Metheney have both developed into favorite targets for Reynolds, while all-purpose back Rodney Barnes leads the Cougars in rushing with 578 yards on 111 carries. He also caught 17 passes for 213 yards.
The Cougars will look to snap a four-game conference losing streak.
River started the season by dropping it's first five games but has rebounded nicely of late by winning three of its last four contests.
The Pilots, who own victories over Rosecrans (41-0), Bridgeport (23-15) and Shenandoah (40-34), narrowly missed winning their fourth game in a row last week as they dropped a 21-17 conference game to Buckeye Trail.
Key players for River figure to be running back Jordan Sapp as well as quarterback Joey Flannery.
Sapp rushed for 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 carries last week against Trail.
Last season in Hannibal, the Pilots easily handled the Cougars 44-19.
WATERFORD (2-7) AT BELPRE (4-5)
Belpre hopes to continue its strong second half when it welcomes Waterford Friday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division season finale for both schools.
The Golden Eagles have won three of their last four games, all against TVC schools.
Last week Belpre blanked Miller 39-0 for its second shutout of the season.
The Eagle defense has allowed 21 points or fewer in six of its nine games this season.
Offensively, Manney Tulius has rushed for 814 yards (109 carries) on the season despite missing the better part of three games due to injury.
Quarterback Tavian Miller has completed 48-of-111 pass attempts on the season for 636 yards and six touchdowns while freshman wide out Dijon Bedgood has 330 receiving yards on 18 catches.
The youthful Wildcats hope to finish a tough 2013 campaign on a winning note after dropping seven of their last eight games including last week's 33-12 loss to South Gallia.
Senior running back Austin Lang has rushed for 506 yards on 135 touches, while freshman quarterback Isaac Huffman has completed 37-of-107 passes for just over 400 yards.
Last season, Belpre blanked the Wildcats 27-0.
MONROE CENTRAL (6-3) AT BUCKEYE TRAIL (4-5)
Monroe Central tries to run the table in the PVC Friday night when it travels to Lore City to take on a potentially dangerous Buckeye Trail team.
The Noles are a perfect 5-0 in conference action, outscoring their opponents by a whopping 262-56.
Head coach Jay Circosta's team has been led all year long by the dynamic duo of quarterback Curtis Nixon and running back Levi Brown.
Nixon has completed 59-of-101 pass attempts for 1082 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season while rushing for an additional 801 yards on 103 carries.
Brown has rushed for 851 yards on 116 carries while also catching 11 passes for 227 yards.
The Seminoles have won six of their last seven games after beginning the season with a pair of non-conference losses to Union Local (14-13) and Shadyside (35-20)
The Warriors come into the game on a two-game winning streak as they defeated West Muskingum (53-28) two weeks ago before coming up with a 21-17 win last week over River.
Quarterback Morgan Dougherty had a huge game against the Pilots as he rushed the ball 23 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for 180 yards.
Warrior receiver Tyler Starr caught five passes for 131 yards against River.
Last season, Monroe Central closed out the regular season with a 48-13 win over Trail.
TRIMBLE (9-0) AT FEDERAL HOCKING (5-4)
Trimble will look to complete a perfect regular season when it makes the trip to Stewart Friday night to take on Federal Hocking in a TVC Hocking Division finale.
The Tomcats are playoff bound as they are currently ranked No. 2 in the Division VII, Region 25 rankings just behind top-ranked Shadyside.
Trimble, which is currently ranked No. 4 in its division, has used a perfect balance of an offense that finds the end zone with regularity mixed with a stingy defense that has surrendered just 33 points the entire season.
Quarterback Konner Standley provides a two-way threat for Trimble as he has passed for over 1400 yards and 19 touchdowns on the season while leading the Cats in rushing as well with 395 yards on 63 carries.
Running back Jacob Koons and receiver Austin Downs are also integral parts of the Trimble offense.
Federal Hocking looks to finish the season on a strong note after climbing back over the .500 mark with victories the past two weeks over Miller (48-20) and Eastern (20-14).
Delbert Crum and Peyton Seel have provided an outstanding one-two punch for head coach Phil Hoffman and his Lancers all season long.
Crum has rushed for 826 yards on 11 carries, while Seel has 574 rushing yards and 254 receiving yards on the year.
Last season in Glouster, it was all Tomcats as Trimble rolled to a 41-7 win over the Lancers.
WEST MUSKINGUM (0-9) AT MORGAN (0-9)
Something will have to give Friday night when Morgan plays host to West Muskingum.
One of the two schools will capture that elusive first win of the 2013 season and the other squad will finish the season 0-10.
West Muskingum comes into the game on the heels of a 46-8 loss to Caldwell, while Morgan was easily defeated by the Philo Electrics 55-0 in Duncan Falls.
The Raiders have been shut out in four straight games, last scoring way back in Week No. 5 against Sheridan.
Last year, Morgan downed the Tornadoes 34-13 in Zanesville.
GILMER COUNTY (5-3) AT PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC (6-2) Saturday 7:30
In a game with definite playoff implications, Parkersburg Catholic plays host to Gilmer County Saturday night.
The winner will keep its postseason hopes alive while the loser may well find itself on the outside looking in.
Catholic will look to snap a modest two-game losing streak as the Crusaders have fallen at the hands of Valley Fayette (38-15) and Williamstown (16-13).
Quarterback Payton Sturm leads a balanced Catholic offense with 948 yards passing and 576 yards rushing, while Jake Boice, Nick Roedersheimer and Kyle Bronski are other key figures for the Crusaders.
Gilmer County is led by quarterback Austin Cunningham, who has thrown for over 1500 yards on the season for 22 touchdowns.
Last season, Parkersburg Catholic rolled to a 36-6 win over the Titans.
EASTERN (2-7) AT SOUTHERN (7-2) SATURDAY 7:30 P.M.
Eastern would like nothing more than to put an end to a disappointing season by pulling off a major upset over the Southern Tornadoes when they do battle Saturday night in a TVC Hocking Division tilt.
The post season bound Tornadoes have rolled over top of most of its competition this season losing only to powerhouses Trimble (42-14 and Wahama (28-14) while going 7-0 against everyone else.
The Tornadoes are currently ranked fifth in the Division VII, region 25 standings and would dearly love to move up one more spot to secure a home game in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Eagles have lost their last five games and have not tasted victory since a 28-0 win over Waterford way back in week number four.
Zach Scowden leads Eastern in rushing on the season with 368 yards on 80 carries while quarterback Dylan Bresciani has ran for 246 yards and threw for 386 more.
Last year in a good one in Reedsville, Southern edged the Eagles 21-14.