Breaux Bridge (3-3, 0-1) at Abbeville (3-3, 0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Both teams are coming off tough losses in district openers. Breaux Bridge, down a few of its best offensive players, couldn’t get things going in a 13-6 loss to St. Martinville. Single-digit scoring outputs have been an unfortunate trend for these Tigers, who despite their outstanding defense are sitting at .500, while scoring less than 10 points per game. Abbeville, meanwhile, was crushed by a high-flying Cecilia team, giving up big plays running and passing. The Wildcats’ Wing-T offense might have trouble moving the ball again against Breaux Bridge’s stout front.

Teurlings Catholic (4-2, 1-0) at Beau Chene (4-2, 0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Beau Chene was off to its best start in 15 years when it hit a dead end at St. Thomas More last week. The Cougars put up 56 points in the first half on Beau Chene before cruising to a 70-0 win. It doesn’t get much easier this week, as Teurlings and its high-powered offense comes to town. The Rebels turned in their best offensive performance in the past four weeks in last week’s 34-12 win against Northside.

St. Thomas More (5-1, 1-0) at Carencro (4-2, 1-0)

Last year: St. Thomas More won 56-21

The buzz: This is the week’s best matchup, hands down. The Cougars have been on some kind of roll since their 35-17 road loss to Catholic High of Baton Rouge, beating Hahnville and Beau Chene by a combined 122-12 score. Quarterback Will Bellamy and wide receiver Trevor Begue have combined to form one of the more lethal passing duos in the area. Carencro responded from back-to-back losses in a big way, throttling Opelousas 69-8. The Acadiana area is loaded with great running backs, but Tyreik Campbell is one of the best of that bunch. He’s averaging 8.1 yards per carry with seven scores in six games.

Ascens. Episcopal (6-0, 3-0) at Centerville (3-3, 0-3)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The best start in school history got better for Ascension Episcopal last week, when it beat an excellent Vermilion Catholic team on a last-minute touchdown and two-point conversion. It was a gutsy play call by coach Mike Desormeaux that paid off in the one-point win. But could the emotional high take a toll on the team this week? Centerville has lost three straight since starting the season — its first season with a varsity football team — 3-0.

Lafayette Christian (2-4, 1-2) at Hanson (2-4, 1-2)

Last year: Hanson won 25-20

The buzz: Both are 2-4 overall and with a 1-2 mark in district play. Both followed back-to-back blowout losses with blowout wins last week — Lafayette Christian beat Gueydan 49-0 and Hanson beat Centerville 50-12. They’ve had similar seasons so far, and if you play the odds, they’ll probably play a tight game in Franklin.

Gueydan (2-4, 1-2) at Highland Baptist (4-2, 1-2)

Last year: Highland Baptist won 56-6

The buzz: Highland Baptist has cooled a bit since its 3-0 start, but that can be chalked up to who it’s drawn since the start of district play. Both of its losses have come to teams that expect to make a deep playoff run in Vermilion Catholic and Central Catholic-Morgan City. Through it all, running back Brontre Griffin has been virtually unstoppable. He’s already topped 1,500 rushing yards to go along with 22 rushing touchdowns. Gueydan has been outscored 171-21 in its past four games, including three shutouts.

Catholic-NI (4-2, 3-0) at Jeanerette (0-6, 0-3)

Last year: Catholic-NI won 63-6

The buzz: There was some buzz at the beginning of the year that maybe it would’ve been even harder to replace quarterback Jason Pellerin than originally thought. Catholic, after its run to the state title game last year, started 1-2 and wasn’t lighting up scoreboards the way it’s used to doing. But since then, the Panthers have reeled off three straight wins, in which they’ve outscored opponents 150-28. It’s hard to imagine a winless Jeanerette team that’s scored 40 points this season stopping that.

Acadiana (4-2, 3-0) at Lafayette (2-4, 0-2)

Last year: Acadiana won 15-12

The buzz: These two teams are going in different directions right now. Acadiana has won three in a row, all in District 3-5A play, while rediscovering the potency in its veer offense. The Lions, meanwhile, have dropped four straight since starting 2-0. The games, for the most part, have been close, but the Lafayette defense has allowed 37.5 points per game in that stretch. That’s not to say this game won’t be close — Acadiana’s won the state championship the past two years, and its two games with the Lions have been decided by a total of 20 points.

Opelousas (0-6, 0-1) at Northside (1-5, 0-1)

Last year: Northside won 42-0

The buzz: This has been a tough season for both schools. Former Northside coach Trev Faulk abruptly resigned shortly before last week’s game against Teurlings Catholic, with his team’s only win coming on a last- second field goal against winless Westgate. Opelousas still has its coach, but has only managed a double-digit point total once this season — a 48-12 loss to Lafayette High.

False River (2-4, 0-1) at North Central (0-6, 0-1)

Last year: False River won 39-28

The buzz: It’s been a rough start for North Central of Lebeau. Only one of its six losses have come by less than 32 points (a 36-14 loss against Ville Platte), and half of them have come by more than seven touchdowns. Things haven’t gone much better for False River, which has been outscored 187-6 during a four-game losing streak.

Franklin (1-5, 0-3) at North Vermilion (2-4, 0-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Since its 2-1 start, North Vermilion has lost three consecutive games, with its largest loss of the season coming in last week’s 46-20 loss to Kaplan. It should have a chance to bounce back this week against Franklin, whose only win this season was a 36-0 shutout of winless Jeanerette.

Delcambre (1-5, 1-2) at Opelousas Cath. (4-2, 2-1)

Last year: Opelousas Catholic won 20-3

The buzz: The Vikings’ only losses this season have come to two of the area’s best teams in Central Catholic and Notre Dame, both of whom are undefeated. Against teams not named Notre Dame or Central Catholic, Opelousas Catholic has won by an average score of 38-10. Delcambre finally entered the win column last week with a 40-0 blowout of Jeanerette, but up until that point it had been outscored 188-39.

Ville Platte (3-3, 0-1) at Port Barre (4-2, 0-1)

Last year: Ville Platte won 18-0

The buzz: Ville Platte comes in with a .500 record, but the three teams it beat — Mamou, North Central and Opelousas — have a combined record of 0-18. The three teams Ville Platte lost to are 12-6, including 5-1 Basile and 5-1 Eunice. Port Barre is 4-2, with its losses coming to solid Opelousas Catholic and Church Point teams.

Loreauville (4-2, 1-2) at Sacred Heart-VP (2-4, 1-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The last two weeks for both of these teams have been weeks to forget. Loreauville looked great in a 4-0 start but has since been shut down in losses to two of the district’s better teams in Notre Dame (35-0) and Catholic-New Iberia (41-14). Sacred Heart-Ville Platte knows how the Tigers feel. The Trojans lost back-to-back games to Notre Dame and Opelousas Catholic by a 96-0 margin. One of them gets back on track this week.

Comeaux (2-4) at St. Martinville (4-2)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Comeaux gets a one-week break from the grinder that is the 3-5A schedule, but it’s not much of a break when all things are considered. St. Martinville won a 13-6 slobber-knocker against Breaux Bridge last week and is off to its best start in years. It’s been an up-and-down season for Comeaux, but all of the Spartans’ losses have come against really solid teams.

Cecilia (5-1, 1-0) at Westgate (0-6, 0-0)

Last year: Cecilia won 34-6

The buzz: The Bulldogs had everything working for them last week as they took down an upstart Abbeville team 41-7 at its homecoming game, but coach Terry Martin would like to see more discipline out of his team that racked up 150 yards in penalties and had a couple big scores wiped away by infractions. Cecilia’s lone loss came by one point to undefeated Crowley. Westgate, meanwhile, has struggled to compete in just about every phase this season.