Action is brewing in the Pacific Northwest DII club competition as both Oregon and Idaho get ready for some big games.
In both the North and South divisions, some teams control their own destiny, while others need their own luck plus a little extra.
ORSU will face the Eastside Axemen this weekend to see if they can control their destiny and take sole possession of first place. ORSU is sporting a co-league best 5-1 record, but will have to face North Division leader Axemen 4-2 which is no easy test, especially when a league lead is on the line for them as well.
Another South Division leader Snake River takes on the Portland Pigs, in Boise, for a showdown that has all sorts of twists. Should Snake River, who just came off a dominant win over Chuckanut Bay 97-5, take down Portland they can either take sole possession of first with an ORSU loss or stayed tied.
However, should Portland potentially upset Snake River and Eastside take out ORSU, Portland would go to a 5-2 mark and jump over ORSU to move into a tie for first place with Snake River for the Division title.
Two more games to round out the weekend include Rovers against Tacoma and Valley against Chuckanut. The Rovers have a 3-3 record and sit right in the middle of the league standings, while Tacoma has had more than its share of struggles with a 0-7 record.
Should the Rovers beat Tacoma and ORSU beat the Axemen, they could have the chance to take over the North with a favor in points. However, should Valley 4-4 beat Chuckanut 1-6, they would move into a tie with the Rovers, if they win, for first place in the North.