Sulphur (3-1, 1-0) at Acadiana (2-2, 1-0)

Last year: Acadiana won 35-20

The buzz: Have the Wreckin’ Rams figured it out? They snapped a two-game losing skid by beating Barbe 41-35 on the road last week. This is Sulphur’s second straight trip to Lafayette, after waxing Comeaux 56-28 on the road last week to start out 1-0 in district play. Since losing their season opener to STM, the Tors have averaged 44.7 points while ripping off three wins.

Breaux Bridge (2-2) at Carencro (3-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This is the last of a very tough nondistrict schedule for Breaux Bridge. The Tigers have fared very well defensively, allowing just 15 points per game, but they’ve only scored double-digit points once this season. Carencro will be motivated to put last week’s 31-28 loss to Sam Houston behind it. Running back Tyriek Campbell (688 yards, 4 TDs) has been a monster so far.

Delcambre (0-4, 0-1) at Catholic-NI (2-2, 1-0)

Last year: Catholic won 42-0

The buzz: This could be a tough matchup for winless Delcambre. Catholic looks to have finally discovered some offensive rhythm, scoring 103 points in its past two games after managing 45 in its first two. Delcambre hasn’t scored more than 14 this season, and three of its losses have come by 25 or more points.

Central Catholic (4-0, 1-0) at Centerville (3-1, 0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Centerville, in its first year with varsity football, finally felt the sting of defeat for the first time last week in a 21-14 loss to Gueydan. Now the Bulldogs have to turn around and face one of the toughest teams in the area in Central Catholic. Look for Eagles coach Tommy Minton to let stud running back Stefano Guarisco, already well into a double-digit touchdown total, to set the tone early.

Ascension Episcopal (4-0, 1-0) at Gueydan (2-2, 1-0)

Last year: Ascension Episcopal won 46-6

The buzz: This isn’t the same Gueydan team that Ascension Episcopal trounced last season, but then again, this isn’t the same Ascension Episcopal team either. The Blue Gators are 4-0 for the first time and are riding the arm of quarterback Jake Arceneaux and a defense that’s allowing just 13.5 points per game.

Lafayette Christian (1-3, 0-1) at Highland Baptist (3-1, 0-1)

Last year: Lafayette Christian won 42-14

The buzz: This is the third time in the last four weeks Lafayette Christian will face a team that will — at the very least — contend for a district title. The Knights lost games to Loreauville and Central Catholic by a combined score of 94-34, and this week they get a Highland Baptist team that is surely motivated by a 44-13 loss to Vermilion Catholic last week. Keep an eye on running back Brontre Griffin, who’s been darn near unstoppable for Highland Baptist.

West St. Mary (0-4, 0-1) at Jeanerette (0-4, 0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: One of these teams will emerge from Friday night with their first win of the season, and it’ll be much needed. Both gave up 62 points in their 5-2A district opener last week, Jeanerette to Sacred Heart-Ville Platte, West St. Mary to Catholic-New Iberia. Both of them have struggled offensively, with Jeanerette breaking its string of three straight shutout losses by scoring 12 points last week, and West St. Mary suffering two shutout losses of its own before scoring 6 and 8 in the past two weeks.

Cecilia (3-1) at Lafayette High (2-2, 0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Cecilia got back on track last week in a 42-14 road win against St. Louis in Lake Charles, thanks to another superhuman effort from Raymond Calais, who ran for a season-high 293 yards and four touchdowns. Lafayette High is reeling after two straight losses in which the Lions allowed 82 combined points to Woodlawn and New Iberia.

Notre Dame (4-0, 1-0) at Loreauville (4-0, 1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This is a classic battle of strength against strength for two undefeated teams. Loreauville enters the game having scored almost 50 points per game this season. Notre Dame has yet to allow its 200th rushing yard on the season and has only given up a scant 9 points per game.

Westgate (0-4)at Northside (0-4)

Last year: Northside won 38-12

The buzz: Northside has played four solid to excellent teams and has gotten its bell rung every time, losing all four games by at least 27 points. It hasn’t been much better for Westgate, which has also played a difficult nondistrict schedule and was walloped 66-7 by LaGrange last week. Something’s got to give Friday.

Abbeville (2-2) at North Vermilion (2-2, 0-1)

Last year: North Vermilion won 14-10

The buzz: Both have alternated wins and losses. Abbeville has outscored opponents 99-37 in wins, and has been outscored 92-22 in losses. North Vermilion has been on the road for three straight weeks and might benefit from some home cooking, but it could have a tough time slowing down Abbeville runners Matthew Johnson and Kavon Brown, who have combined to score 11 touchdowns.

Ville Platte (2-2) at Opelousas High (0-4)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Aside from a blip on the radar against Lafayette Christian Academy, Ville Platte’s defense has been phenomenal, limiting Mamou, Basile and North Central to a total of 21 points. That should come in handy against Opelousas, which has put just 18 points on the board this year.

Beau Chene (3-1) at St. Edmund (1-3)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Don’t look now, but Beau Chene is off to its best four-game start since 2010. The Gators are hoping for a little different outcome this time around; that team started 3-0, then went 2-5 in the final seven games to miss the playoffs. St. Edmund hasn’t gotten its ground game going, but quarterback Drake Brunet is off to a strong start with 988 yards passing and 10 touchdowns.

Hahnville (2-2) at St. Thomas More (3-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The Cougars are coming off their first loss, but they might be in their highest spirits of the season after coach Jim Hightower was announced as an inductee for next year’s Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame class. Don’t look past Hahnville’s record. Those two losses came against two of the top teams in the state in Riverside Academy and Destrehan, but STM is right up there with those teams.

Catholic-BR (2-2) at Teurlings Catholic (3-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Sometimes, you’ve just got to get it done when it’s not your day. For the second straight week, Teurlings’ high-powered offense was stuck in the mud, this time against Breaux Bridge. But the Rebels emerged with a 14-7 win, putting them at 3-1 ahead of a showdown with visiting Catholic High of Baton Rouge. The Bears just downed STM in Baton Rouge last week, and a win against Teurlings would be a milestone 300th for coach Dale Weiner.

Hanson (1-3, 0-1) at Vermilion Catholic (3-1, 1-0)

Last year: Vermilion Catholic won 23-17

The buzz: The Eagles pummeled a previously undefeated Highland Baptist team 44-13 last week. As long as quarterback Hunter Frith is on, Vermilion Catholic is one of the hardest teams to beat in its classification. Hanson Memorial allowed 41 and 49 points in the past two weeks, both losses.

Comeaux (2-2, 0-1) at Sam Houston (2-2)

Last year: Sam Houston won 45-7

The buzz: The Spartans are coming off their worst setback of the season under first-year coach Doug Dotson, a 56-28 district-opening loss to Sulphur. Sam Houston, meanwhile, is coming off an impressive 31-28 win on the road against Carencro. Could momentum play a factor in this game?

New Iberia (2-2, 1-0) at Barbe (1-3, 0-1)

Last year: Barbe won 33-9

The buzz: New Iberia has won two straight games in impressive fashion to even its record at 2-2. Last week, against visiting Lafayette High, quarterback Timothy Declouet turned in a highly-efficient 14-of-18 performance with 166 yards and a score. The Yellow Jackets will likely need their offense to step up again against a Barbe team desperate not to fall in a 1-4 hole.

Luke Johnson