Photos: Acadiana football teams faced off Friday night _lowres

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- Breaux Bridge running back Rubin Hypolite (2) tries to turn the corner on Friday night September 11, 2015.

St. Martinville (3-2) at Breaux Bridge (3-2)

Last year: Breaux Bridge won 14-0

The buzz: Breaux Bridge’s nondistrict slate was a brutal one, but it emerged from it with a winning record after toppling Carencro 17-14. The home Tigers’ only losses came against power programs Teurlings Catholic and Notre Dame, and their defense (14.8 points per game) is the main reason why. St. Martinville has won back-to-back games to enter Thursday night’s game at 3-2, its best record at this point of the season since 2012.

Loreauville (4-1, 1-1) at Catholic-NI (3-2, 2-0)

Last year: Catholic won 69-12

The buzz: Loreauville came crashing down to earth against the buzz saw that is Notre Dame’s defense last week. After a 4-0 start where they scored at least 38 in ever game, the Tigers were shut out 35-0 at home by the Pios last week. They’ll be plenty motivated to bounce back, as they were crushed by Catholic-New Iberia last season. But it won’t be easy by any stretch. After a slow start to the season, the Panthers have won their past two by a combined score of 109-14.

Centerville (3-2, 0-2) at Hanson (1-4, 0-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Centerville has lost two straight since starting out 3-0, with last week serving as the most lopsided loss in the young program’s history, a 54-12 thrashing by Central Catholic at home. But the Bulldogs could right the ship this week against a Hanson team that could be reeling after consecutive blowout losses to 1A powers Ascension Episcopal and Vermilion Catholic.

Carencro (3-2) at Opelousas (0-5)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: After a brilliant start, the Golden Bears are trying to put things back together after consecutive heartbreaking losses. A week after giving up a fourth quarter lead in a 31-28 loss to Sam Houston, Carencro lost to Breaux Bridge on a game-winning field goal with less than four seconds remaining. Look for Carencro to get back on track this week against an overmatched Opelousas team that is still searching for its first win of the season.

Luke Johnson