VOLLEYBALL: Payson (6-3) at Springville (6-3), Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: This match could determine the No. 3 and No. 4 spots in Region 7.

VOLLEYBALL: Mountain View (7-2) at Orem (7-2), Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: The winner of this match likely will be alone atop Region 7.

VOLLEYBALL: American Fork (5-2) at Lone Peak (7-0), Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: Realistically, this is the final Region 4 match where the Knights could be challenged.

FOOTBALL: Viewmont (6-4) at American Fork (7-3), Friday at TBA: This first-round match-up figures to be one of the best opening-round games in the 5A playoffs.

FOOTBALL: Timpanogos (5-4) at Northridge (8-2), Friday at 4 p.m.: The host Knights will have their hands full trying to slow down Christian Stewart, one of the top quarterbacks in the state.

FOOTBALL: Bountiful (8-2) at Orem (6-4), Friday, 5 p.m.: Orem is playing as well as just about any 4A team, but the visiting Braves are led by Jamie Rigby, who scored four rushing TDs in a recent game.