All games to start at 7 p.m.

Northside at Acadiana

Last year: Acadiana won 55-6

The buzz: Acadiana will start its run toward a third straight 5A state championship, but it will have to do so with 10 new offensive starters. After a slow start in last week’s jamboree against Cecilia, the Rams picked up steam. And even if they struggle, which is doubtful, that defense is as stingy as they come.

West St. Mary at Beau Chene

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Beau Chene wants to get off to a good start to put last season’s finish — when it lost its final four games to drop out of playoff contention — behind it. West St. Mary, meanwhile, hasn’t enjoyed a win since shutting out Abbeville 24-0 in the 2013 season finale.

New Iberia at Breaux Bridge

Last year: Breaux Bridge won 22-3

The buzz: Beyond running back Rubin Hypolite III — perhaps the best name in the Acadiana area — Breaux Bridge doesn’t have much of an offensive attack. But that defense is fearsome, as New Iberia found out last year when it only put up three points despite hosting a school from a lower classification.

Grand Lake at Centerville

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This is Centerville’s first game as a varsity football program. The small St. Mary Parish community has been building with a junior varsity squad the last couple years, but now it’s time to see what the boys can do. Grand Lake can show Centerville how it’s done — in 2013, Grand Lake played its first varsity football game in 53 years.

Erath at Delcambre

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Despite being separated by only about three miles as the crow flies, these two schools haven’t played each other since 2012, when Erath crushed Delcambre 55-6.

Ascension Christian at Gueydan

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Gueydan welcomes Ascension Christian to town all the way from Gonzales, a more than four-hour round-trip bus ride. The Bears are looking for their first win since midway through the 2012 season. Their losing streak stands at 23 games.

Houma Christian at Highland Baptist

Last year: Highland Baptist won 34-14

The buzz: Highland Baptist has had Houma Christian’s number the past two years. Not only have the Bears beaten Houma Christian by a combined score of 85-26 in their last two season openers, but they also beat the Warriors 28-8 in the first round of the 2013 playoffs.

Abbeville at Kaplan

Last year: Kaplan won 22-14

The buzz: These two former district foes meet now as nondistrict opponents. Abbeville, which snapped a 19-game losing streak in last year’s season finale against West St. Mary, should find the sledding even tougher after moving up in Class 4A. Kaplan, which has averaged nearly eight wins per year over the past five years, should be good again.

Elton at Lafayette Christian

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: LCA closed last season strong, winning three of its final four games, but it wasn’t enough to make the playoffs. The Knights, behind dual-threat quarterback

Regan Miller, are hoping to get off to a faster start this year after starting out 2-4 last season.

Franklin at Loreauville

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Loreauville’s high-flying offense scored an average of 47.4 points per game in its seven wins last season. The problem? The Tigers only scored 16 per game while their defense gave up 43.6 in their five losses. They’ll want a little more consistency this year.

LaGrange at Notre Dame

Last year: Notre Dame won 24-14

The buzz: This season is a difficult one to prognosticate for the Notre Dame football team. They’ve got some talented but inexperienced kids, which could lead to wild swings in momentum. Case in point: In their jamboree win against STM, the Pios were shut out until there were two minutes remaining, and then they scored two touchdowns in 30 seconds.

Port Barre at Opelousas Catholic

Last year: Opelousas Catholic won 40-12

The buzz: Coach Dane Charpentier’s bunch set the tone for a fantastic 2014 season when they spanked Port Barre on the road in last year’s opener. This year, it’s all about taking that dominance that led them to nine regular-season wins and translating it into a deep playoff run.

Church Point at Rayne

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This is a meeting of two of the more consistent powers in the area. Both have been to the playoffs in each of the past four years, and both are coming off strong seasons last year. Rayne brings quarterback Jaylon Reed, who threw for 18 touchdowns as a sophomore, while Church Point counters with a defense that held opponents to a single-digit points six times in each of the past two seasons.

Jeanerette at St. Martinville

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Vincent DeRouen is St. Martinville’s third coach in the past four years, and he’s hoping to turn around a team that went just 1-9 last year, its worst record since 2007. Jeanerette is in a similar funk, having won multiple games last year for the first time since the 2011 season.

Sulphur at St. Thomas More

Last year: St. Thomas More won 43-26

The buzz: This might not be the same St. Thomas More team that shellacked just about everybody in the regular season last year on its way to a 9-1 record, but there’s still a lot to like. The pass catching combination between Will Bellamy and Trevor Begue should be fun to watch.

Calvary Baptist at Teurlings

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This game lost a little bit of its luster when Shea Patterson, one of the nation’s top quarterback recruits, transferred to IMG Academy in Florida. To see him go toe-to-toe with Teurlings Catholic’s Cole Kelley would’ve been a treat. It’ll have to wait until Patterson is at Ole Miss and Kelley is at Arkansas. Either way, it’ll be a fantastic game featuring last year’s Division III state champion against Teurlings, who came out on top of a rough and tumble District 5-4A.