No. 11 Acadiana (8-2) at No. 6 Parkway (10-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The Wreckin’ Rams, winners of seven straight, continued their late season surge by demolishing Central Lafourche 55-7 in the first round of the playoffs behind 303 rushing yards. Acadiana’s veer offense is running at peak proficiency, and the Rams have allowed just 45 points in their past five games combined. They’ll hit the road to Shreveport this week to take on a Parkway team that they are somewhat familiar with. The Rams defeated Parkway, then guided by current LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, 77-45 in the 2013 state title game. Parkway has also won seven straight games.

No. 16 Carencro (8-3) at No. 1 Neville (10-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Carencro quarterback Gabe Duffy threw for 142 yards and added another 164 rushing as the Bears topped Woodlawn in the opening round of the playoffs, offsetting an uncharacteristically off day by stud running back Tyreik Campbell. Carencro will need both running at peak performance this week. Undefeated Neville is the top seed in the 4A bracket and has won its past five games by a combined score of 250-8.

No. 2 Crowley (11-0) at No. 18 Livonia (8-3)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The Gents kept their undefeated season alive by wrecking Abbeville 55-18 last week. Running back Ty’Von Griffin only had four carries, but they went for 65 yards and three of them went for scores, bringing his season touchdown total to 30. Quarterback Pate Broussard had another solid day, completing 7-of-10 passes for 179 yards and a pair of scores. Both will again need to be at their best as Crowley is tasked with a tough assignment of playing a road playoff game against Livonia.

No. 14 Edna Karr (6-4) at No. 3 Cecilia

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Raymond Calais did his thing last week as Cecilia built up a 49-8 lead on Northwood before halftime of last week’s 49-20 win. Calais ran for 269 yards and four scores — and that was in a quarter and a half of work. Cecilia knows it has a special talent it can ride through the playoffs. But don’t take Edna Karr lightly because of its record, though. The Cougars’ only loss since the calendar flipped to October was to 10-1 Warren Easton. Karr thumped DeRidder 56-20 last week.

No. 9 Kaplan (8-3) at No. 25 Winnfield (7-4)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Kaplan benefited greatly from the return of Grant Frick, who rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates’ 24-7 win against Brusly. Frick missed the final six games of the regular season with an injury, but he now combines with running back Julius Johnson (1,841 rushing yards) to form a potent 1-2 punch for a Kaplan team that has won six straight games. Winnfield upset No. 8 seed South Beauregard 35-34 to earn a home game this week.

No. 5 Church Point (8-3) at No. 21 Iowa (7-5)

Last year: Church Point won 35-27 (2015)

The buzz: These two teams met for a hotly contested game in September in which Iowa scored a pair of late touchdowns to make a game of it. Scoring points in a hurry is kind of the Yellow Jackets’ thing. Iowa has scored a whopping 130 points in its past two games, but it’s also given up 102, including 48 in last week’s 54-48 barnburner against Erath. Does Church Point have the firepower to keep up?

No. 13 West Feliciana (7-4) at No. 4 Patterson (9-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Patterson won its ninth straight game to advance to the second round of the playoffs, but it was a little closer than some might have expected. The Lumberjacks squeaked by No. 29 seed Ville Platte 21-16, and Ville Platte had an upset on its mind when it had a first down at the Patterson 30-yard line with a little less than a minute to go. But the Jacks came up with the stop it needed to advance, and now will face a West Feliciana squad that hung 62 points on Jennings last week.

No. 15 St. James (8-3) at No. 2 Eunice (10-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Eunice squeaked by with a much-closer-than-expected 22-18 win against 31-seed Eleanor McMain. The Bobcats scored just eight second-half points. The good news is their defense has been phenomenal down the stretch run, which should come in handy against a St. James team that dropped 44 on McMain a few weeks ago.

No. 10 Marksville (8-3) at No. 7 Northwest (9-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: When all else fails, Northwest turns to its sterling running back Chris Lee. The Raiders were down 18-0 late in the third quarter when Lee took over. He scored three touchdowns in the final 14 minutes and finished with a whopping 314 yards rushing. Northwest will need to get off to a better start this time around, though. Marksville comes into town as winners of seven of its past eight games, and it easily handled Independence 34-13 in the first round.

No. 10 Loreauville (9-2) at No. 7 East Feliciana (7-4)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Loreauville smashed its way through a first-round matchup with Vinton with a convincing 43-12 win. But East Feliciana is a totally different animal. Since starting the season 2-4, East Feliciana has reeled off five consecutive wins and has allowed just 18 points in its past four games combined. Loreauville has struggled some against better competition. Its eight wins (one came by forfeit) came against teams with a combined record of 16-67 this season. Against teams with winning records, Loreauville was outscored 100-30.

No. 6 Teurlings (8-3) at No. 3 De La Salle (9-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Teurlings Catholic quarterback Cole Kelley did his usual thing in a 49-14 first-round win against St. Michael, throwing for 300 yards and two scores while adding another 44 yards and three scores on the ground. The 6-foot-7 Arkansas commitment isn’t the most nimble runner, but he knows how to use his body to pick up yards on the ground, and that’s been a crucial component in the Rebels offense. He’ll need every tool at his disposal against De La Salle, whose only loss came in the regular-season finale. On the year, De La Salle — which had a bye last week — has given up only 78 points.

No. 7 E.D. White (7-4) at No. 2 STM (8-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Could this be the year for the Cougars? Friday will go a long way in determining whether they can get their postseason monkey off their back. They had a bye for the opening round of the playoffs, and with a win, they’d be one step away from the Superdome. Quarterback Will Bellamy and receiver Trevor Begue are one of the most prolific duos in the state, as they’ve hooked up for nearly 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, and they pace an outstanding STM offense. E.D. White struggled defensively in its final four games, but turned it around in a 35-17 win against Loyola College Prep last week. An STM win could set up a monumental rematch against cross-town Teurlings Catholic with a trip to the Dome on the line.

No. 6 Calvary Baptist (9-2) at No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Last week, Haynes Academy became the latest team to fall victim to Notre Dame’s stifling defense. The Pios won 41-0, pitching their seventh shutout in the past eight games. Teurlings Catholic remains the only team to score more than seven points against Notre Dame this season, as opposing offenses are averaging fewer than four points per game. But the Pios have yet to see a test quite like reigning state champion Calvary Baptist. Despite losing the nation’s top-ranked quarterback Shea Patterson before the season, Calvary Baptist is still a very dangerous offensive team. The Cavaliers have won eight straight, including a 50-7 blowout of Dunham last week. This should be an outstanding game.

No. 1 Ascen Episc. (10-1) at No. 9 Cedar Creek (7-4)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Ascension Episcopal played No. 16 seed St. Frederick a little closer than some expected in a 21-7 win last week, but it was enough to advance, and it showed what makes the Blue Gators so tough to beat. On a night when the offense struggled to put points on the board with its usual ease (AES led just 14-7 with six minutes to go), the defense played up to its usual high standards. St. Frederick’s only points came after a long punt return set up a short field. Look for AES to come out with a more balanced effort against a St. Frederick team that ended Highland Baptist’s season last week.

No. 7 Delhi Charter (8-3) at No. 2 Vermilion Cath. (9-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Vermilion Catholic quarterback Hunter Frith completed just 50 percent of his passes last week against Covenant Christian (low by his stellar standards), but he made them count. Those completions averaged 28 yards per pop, and three of them went for scores in the Eagles’ 40-8 win. Frith has passed for 3,200 yards and 40 touchdowns in his magical senior season. He’ll look to keep that magic alive against a Delhi Charter team that has four shutouts.

No. 6 Southern Lab (7-3) at No. 3 Cent. Catholic (10-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Real shocker here, but Central Catholic got another huge day from running back Stefano Guarisco in a dominating 60-38 win against Grambling. The senior running back is hoarding touchdowns like they’re going extinct. The rest of the Eagles are a pretty solid bunch, too. They’ve scored at least 46 points in all but two of their games and are averaging better than 50 points per game this season. Southern Lab has been a solid defensive team all season, but other solid defensive teams have been torn apart by the Eagles attack. This could set up a rematch with Vermilion Catholic in the semifinals, and Vermilion Catholic is the only team that’s beaten Central Catholic so far this season.