Tucker County will clash with rival Moorefield tonight in a key Potomac Valley Conference matchup at R.H. Armstrong Memorial Field.
The Mountain Lions, which are currently tied for fifth in the Class A ratings, are coming off a 48-18 win over Northern last week.
"Moorefield has become a big rival to us the last couple of years," Tucker County coach A.J. Rapp said. "The kids have been ready for this game all week. We need to come ready to play."
Tucker County is led by quarterback Derek Nestor, who completed 7-of-11 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns a week ago. He also had 83 yards on the ground and one score.
"We have to stop Derek Nestor," Moorefield coach Josh See said. "If we let him have a big game, we could be in for a long night."
The Mountain Lions (3-0) will also look to running backs Austin Zirk, Mikhail Lewis and Zach Armstrong to help power the offense.
Tyler Snyder and Nathaniel Goldstein are Nestor's top pass-catchers.
"We have to run our offense and make some big plays," Rapp said. "And our offensive line has to step up and block well."
Moorefield (2-1), which is ranked 10th in Class A, is coming off a 44-26 win over Southern.
The Yellow Jackets won last year's meeting 35-0 in Moorefield and have won six out of the last eight meetings with Tucker County.
Moorefield is led by quarterback Adam Snyder and running backs DaShawn Brown and Colton Bramsen.
"Our defense has been pretty good this year," Rapp said. "They're going to have to play their best Friday."
Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.