Essex (5-1) at BFA-St. Albans (5-1), 7 p.m. tonight
* The winner of this showdown likely has the inside track for the No. 2 playoff seed.
Middlebury (3-3) at Colchester (4-2), 7 p.m. tonight
* The Tigers still looking for a big win this season; the Lakers are coming off a thrilling triumph over Rutland.
Mount Abraham (4-2) at BFA-Fairfax (5-1), 1 p.m. Saturday
* If the Bullets earn the win, the No. 2 seed is likely in their favor; the Eagles need a victory to keep pace in the playoff race.
South Burlington (4-2) vs. Champlain Valley (4-2) at BHS, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
* A battle of spread offenses, this is a rematch of last year’s Division I quarterfinals. Last team with ball might win.