Washington (4-4, 4-0 MVAL) at James Logan (3-4, 3-0 MVAL), 7 p.m.
Last week: Washington beat Kennedy 35-12; Logan beat Mission 49-0
Notes: A first-place battle that will likely decide the league title. Washington has the top offense in the MVAL (323.1 yards and 33.9 points per game). The Huskies are led by QB David Ross (1,656 passing yards) and WR Rahsaan Vaughn (35 receptions for 639 yards). Logan’s defense ranks tops in the MVAL (173.1 yards and 14.4 points allowed per game). The Colts are led on offense by junior QB Jonathan Willis who has 592 rushing yards with a 7.3 average per carry.
Newark Memorial (4-3, 1-2 MVAL) vs. Irvington (4-3, 2-1 MVAL) at Tak Fudenna Stadium, 7 p.m.
Last week: Newark beat American 26-0; Irvington was idle
Notes: The surprise team in the MVAL, Irvington, is still clinging to league title hopes. The Vikings have the second-best offense in the league (294.3 yards and 30.6 points per game) and are third in defense (238.9 yards and 18.4 points per game allowed). RB Jesse Herrera lead the team with 477 yards rushing. Newark’s defense is second in MVAL (16 points and 221.6 yards allowed). On offense, Newark is paced by a running game that has 1,318 yards on the ground. Leading the way is Mark Skovronski who has 416 yards and is averaging 6 yards per carry.
Mission San Jose (1-6) at Dougherty Valley (5-2), 7 p.m.
Last week: Mission lost to Logan 49-0; Dougherty Valley beat
Notes: Mission wraps up nonleague play with this game. The Warriors welcome nonleague play after going scoreless in all four MVAL games. They have been shutout five straight weeks. Dougherty Valley’s first-year varsity program has been a success under former Irvington coach Bob Spain. The Wildcats are an Independent team this year and will join the Diablo Foothill Athletic League next year.
Rincon Valley Christian (3-2) at CSD (2-5), 7 p.m.
Last week: RVC lost to Anderson Valley 14-12; CSD lost to Emery 60-0
Notes: CSD has lost two straight games and had a rough going at Emery with a season-high in points allowed. The Eagles had a solid game from RB Zachary Kohler who had 56 yards rushing on 21 carries. RVC has lost two games in a row after opening the season with three straight wins.
Kennedy (3-4, 2-1 MVAL) vs. American (0-7, 0-4) at Tak Fudenna Stadium, 7 p.m.
Last week: Kennedy lost to Washington 35-12; American lost to Newark 26-0
Notes: Kennedy brings in the league’s top RB in Jerrell Walker, who has 116 carries for 848 yards and 15 TDs. Fellow RB Dane Dismuke is second in the MVAL with 733 yards on 112 carries. Kennedy leads the MVAL in rushing with 1,735 yards. American has the second-worst offense and defense in the MVAL. The Eagles have been shutout in back-to-back games and have only scored 16 points in league action. RB Antiwan Martinez is the team leader with 299 yards rushing on 72 carries and a pair of TDs