Here is a look at this week’s prep football action. All games begin at 7 p.m.
Silverton at South Albany
Records: Silverton 4-2, 2-2 5A Mid-Willamette Conference; South Albany 3-3, 3-0 MWC
South Albany will try to keep its perfect conference record alive Thursday night against visiting Silverton.
A win would put the Rebels in a tie for first place with Crescent Valley (6-0, 4-0), which has a nonconference game against Forest Grove this week.
The Foxes have suffered consecutive losses to the Raiders (33-13) and Corvallis (40-37).
Lebanon at Central (Independence)
Records: Lebanon 4-2, 1-2 MWC; Central 3-3, 1-2 MWC
Lebanon resumes MWC play after taking down Willamette 50-34 last week.
Central, a 5A state semifinalist in 2016, is trying to avoid a 1-3 start to its conference season.
The defending MWC and state champions own a two-game winning streak against the Panthers.
McNary at West Albany
Records: McNary 4-2 overall and 6A Greater Valley Conference; West Albany 4-2, 3-2 GVC
The Bulldogs, who close the regular season against Sprague (5-1, 4-1) and McMinnville (4-2, 3-2), would greatly improve their 6A state postseason chances with a victory Friday night.
The top four GVC teams receive an automatic playoff berth; West enters the week in a tie for fourth with the Grizzlies.
McNary is led by sophomore quarterback Erik Barker, a rising prospect for the class of 2020.
Jefferson at Gervais
Records: Jefferson 0-6, 0-3 3A PacWest Conference; Gervais 1-5, 0-2 PacWest
Jefferson’s best chance at a victory will likely be Thursday night.
Gervais’ lone win came against Portland Christian in Week 2.
Sweet Home at Sutherlin
Records: Sweet Home 5-1, 2-1 4A Sky-Em League; Sutherlin 2-4, 1-2 Sky-Em
Sweet Home bounced back from a tough loss at Cottage Grove to blank Junction City 39-0 in last week’s regular season home finale.
It was the second shutout of the year for the Huskies, who are allowing just 12.2 points per game.
Sutherlin is coming off a 34-8 road loss at Elmira.
Blanchet at Scio
Records: Blanchet 6-0, 3-0 PacWest; Scio 5-1, 4-0 PacWest
The Loggers can clinch the outright PacWest title with a victory.
Scio has scored at least 46 points in all four of its conference games.
Unbeaten Blanchet has the PacWest’s top scoring defense at 10.2 points allowed per contest.
La Pine at Harrisburg
Records: La Pine 6-0, 2-0 3A Mountain Valley Conference; Harrisburg 3-3, 2-0 MVC
Harrisburg has won consecutive MVC games after going 1-3 in nonconference play.
La Pine stunned Coquille, the conference's defending champion, 8-6 last week to run its record to 6-0. The Red Devils were averaging 58.2 points per game offensively prior to the loss.
Santiam Christian at Taft (Lincoln City)
Records: Santiam Christian 4-2, 2-1 3A West Valley League; Taft 1-5, 0-3 WVL
Following a 47-0 defeat at Cascade Christian in Medford, Santiam Christian returns to WVL play at Taft.
The Tigers have been outscored 214-71 during their four-game losing streak.
SC grinded out a 12-7 home victory in last year’s meeting.
St. Paul at Central Linn
Records: St. Paul 6-0, 2-0 2A Tri-River Conference; Central Linn 3-3, 1-1 Tri-River
Top-ranked St. Paul has put up 48 points per game this season, the most in all off 2A.
Central Linn evened its Tri-River record last week with a 26-8 victory against Regis in Stayton.
— Bob Lundeberg, email@example.com