The sports staffs of The Northern Virginia Daily, The Winchester Star and The Warren Sentinel collaborated to create a football top 10 for the schools in the area. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top-ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. First-place votes are in parentheses.

School Name;Record;Last Week

1. James Wood(4);1-0;1

The Colonels had a bye last week after an impressive 34-20 win over No. 5 Sherando in their season opener. James Wood was supposed to play at No. 8 Skyline on Friday, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Skyline.

2. Handley(1);2-0;2 tie

The Judges dominated Harrisonburg last week, 38-6. Handley hosts Spotswood, another Valley District team, on Saturday.

3. Central;2-0;4

The Falcons overcame a slow start and then cruised to a 63-26 win over Madison County last week. Central plays at East Rockingham on Friday in another Bull Run District contest.

4. Clarke County;2-0;5

Clarke County dominated from start to finish in a 69-0 rout of Class 3 Manassas Park last week. The Eagles have a bye this week before a key showdown with No. 3 Central next week.

5. Sherando;0-2;2 tie

The Warriors find themselves in an unusual spot after a 41-14 loss to Jefferson (W.Va.) last week. It won't get any easier for Sherando as they play at West Virginia powerhouse Martinsburg on Friday.

6. Strasburg;2-0;7

The Rams' defense came up big again last week in a 25-21 victory over Class 3 Broadway. Strasburg plays at No. 9 Warren County on Friday.

7. Millbrook;0-2;6

The Pioneers had a tough time against Loudoun County in a 48-19 loss last week. Millbrook hosts Class 5 Harrisonburg on Friday.

8. Skyline;0-1;8

The Hawks had a bye last week after a season-opening loss to No. 6 Strasburg. Skyline was supposed to host No. 1 James Wood on Friday but had to cancel the game due to COVID-19 issues.

9. Warren County;0-2;9

The Wildcats came up just short against Hedgesville (W.Va.), 14-12, last week. Warren County will look to get back on track Friday when it hosts No. 6 Strasburg.

10. Mountain View;0-1;10

The Generals had a bye week last week after suffering a season-opening loss to Luray. The Generals were scheduled to host Bath County on Friday, but the game was canceled due to Bath County's school division going to all-virtual learning.