St. Thomas More vs. El Dorado (Arkansas)

At Independence Stadium , Shreveport

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The Cougars are traveling to Shreveport to play El Dorado of Arkansas in the Border Battle. They looked solid last week dispatching Sulphur 31-13 at home, getting three touchdown passes from quarterback Will Bellamy. But El Dorado is a rock-solid program and will present a huge challenge to coach Jim Hightower’s bunch.

Northwest at West St. Mary

Last year: Northwest won 42-28

The buzz: Beau Chene shut out West St. Mary in the season opener, extending the Wolfpack’s losing skid to 12 games. Meanwhile, Northwest rung up 68 points against St. Edmund last week and has won three straight against West St. Mary.

Highland Baptist at Jeanerette

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Jeanerette is still looking to get on the board after being blanked by St. Martinville 32-0 last week. Playing a school from a smaller classification should help, but the Tigers might need to score a lot this week. Highland Baptist hung 50 on Houma Christian in its season opener.