RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With week nine underway, the high school football playoffs are now only three weeks away in Central Virginia! Which teams will emerge and secure a playoff spot and which will fall flat and fail to make it in?

This week features some great matchups such as Matoaca (6-1) at Colonial Heights (2-5), Atlee (4-3) at Armstrong (1-4) and the 8Sports Blitz Game of the Week Mills Godwin (3-4) at Hermitage (4-2).

8News reporters were at ten games tonight sharing updates and highlights from the fields. Below are images from this week’s games.

The Collegiate School football team took on Fork Union Military Academy on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)
A decoration at Colonial Heights High School on a fence that goes around the football field on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)
The Fork Union Military Academy football team in pray before its matchup against the Collegiate School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Thrasher)
The Thomas Dale High School football team faced off against Petersburg High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Will McCue)
The Atlee High School football team warming up before their matchup against Armstrong High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Sam Hooper)
The Armstrong High School football team in stretching lines before its matchup against Atlee High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Sam Hooper)
The Hermitage Marching Panthers performing before the Hermitage High School football team and Mills Godwin face off on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Olivia Jaquith)
Mills Godwin High School players get set to return the kickoff against Hermitage High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Olivia Jaquith)
The Hermitage High School football team right before the opening kickoff in their game against Mills Godwin High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Oliva Jaquith)
The Manchester High School cheerleaders and crowd look on as the football team took on Cosby High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Natalie Kalibat)
The Cosby High School football team line up for a field goal attempt against Manchester High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Natalie Kalibat)
James River High School quarterback warming up his arm before the team’s matchup against Clover Hill High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Sam Hooper)
A woman on a horse carries a Dinwiddie High School flag while watching the school’s football team take on Prince George High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo: Will McCue)
The Monacan High School football team huddle during their matchup against Huguenot High School on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.