Acadiana (1-0) at Ponchatoula (1-0)

Last year: Acadiana won 38-28

The buzz: That matchup last year didn’t come in the regular season, it came in the second round of the playoffs. Ponchatoula was the only team the Rams faced in five playoff games to score more than twice against the Rams’ stout defense. That Acadiana defense looks good again this year, as it shut out Northside in the Rams’ 49-0 win in the season opener.

Cecilia (1-0) at Northside (0-1)

Last year: Cecilia won 41-40

The buzz: These former district mates combined for an instant classic last season, when Cecilia scored a touchdown with a little more than a minute left, then opted for a two-point conversion for the win. Stud running back Raymond Calais had nearly 300 yards rushing in that game for Cecilia. Northside will have to figure out a way to replace the production of former quarterback Ethan Rose, who also nearly ran for 300 yards in that game last season.

Rayne (0-1) at St. Louis (0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Rayne lost an nail-biter to Church Point in the season opener, with the difference being a missed extra point in overtime. That wasn’t any fault of running back Deontrey Wilridge, who ran for 105 yards and a pair of scores in the opener. The Wolves hope they can steal a win from St. Louis on its home turf in Lake Charles.

Westlake (0-1) at Crowley (1-0)

Last year: Westlake won 17-14

The buzz: Crowley opens up its home slate by welcoming Westlake, which was thumped 41-24 by Leesville, in its season opener. The Gents will be looking to avenge their only regular-season nondistrict loss from a year ago.

Berwick (0-1) at Abbeville (0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Neither team could get much going offensively in their season openers. Berwick only managed a touchdown on the road against Morgan City, and the same was true for Abbeville against a tough Kaplan team.

Catholic-PC (0-1) at Ascension Episcopal (1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Catholic-Pointe Coupee had a forgettable start, losing 53-25 against Ascension Catholic, and it doesn’t get much easier this week against Ascension Episcopal and its potent offense.

Pine Prairie (0-1) at Beau Chene (1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Beau Chene shut out West St. Mary 23-0 in the season opener, which was a great step forward for a team that lost its last three games in 2014 by a combined score of 131-31. Pine Prairie comes in on the heels of a 48-14 loss to Bunkie.

Notre Dame (1-0) at Breaux Bridge (1-0)

Last year: Notre Dame won 51-21

The buzz: This is one of the better matchups of a solid Friday night slate — just don’t look for the teams to light up the scoreboard like they did last year. Breaux Bridge and Notre Dame possess two of the better defenses in the area, which they showed last week in impressive season-opening wins. Notre Dame should have the edge offensively, but Breaux Bridge gets home field advantage.

North Central (0-1) at Centerville (1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: In its first varsity football game, Centerville squeaked by Grand Lake 13-12, ushering in its new era in style. Can its program start 2-0 against a North Central team that was squashed 55-6 in its season opener against South Cameron?

Westgate (0-1) at Comeaux (0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Comeaux and Westgate were shut out in their season openers, with Comeaux being handled 28-0 by Cecilia in coach Doug Dotson’s debut and Westgate being run all over by Carencro in a 47-0 loss.

Catholic-New Iberia (0-1) at Erath (1-0)

Last year: Catholic won 63-7

The buzz: Catholic lost its season opener on the road to a very good Vermilion Catholic team despite a furious third-quarter charge that gave it a brief 21-20 lead. The Panthers will look to get their offense going against Erath, which pummeled Delcambre 45-14 in its season opener and will look for revenge after last season’s blowout loss to the Panthers.

Delcambre (0-1) at Hanson (0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Delcambre and Hanson were handled easily in their season openers as both run defenses struggled. Delcambre gave up more than 400 rushing yards to an Erath team that unveiled its new veer offense, and Hanson gave up 250 on the ground to North Vermilion.

St. Edmund (0-1) at Iota (1-0)

Last year: St. Edmund won 42-6

The buzz: Iota might be licking its chops when looking at the game film from St. Edmund’s season-opening loss to Northwest. The Blue Jays gave up 68 points to Northwest — 32 of which came in the third quarter as the Raiders blew open a close game.

Opelousas (0-1) at Lafayette (1-0)

Last year: Lafayette won 40-7

The buzz: Lafayette High looked impressive in its season opening win against Peabody, running away with the game late after a close first half. The Lions are still without key running back Keshawn Young, but Trevin Kelly was impressive in his absence.

Carencro (1-0) at New Iberia (0-1)

Last year: Carencro won 28-24

The buzz: This is the first of back-to-back games for Carencro against old 3-5A district opponents. The Bears ran wild over Westgate in a season-opening, 47-0 blowout, with running back Tyriek Campbell driving the charge. New Iberia will look to get its offense going after being stifled by Breaux Bridge’s defense in a 7-6 loss last week.

Central Catholic-MC (1-0) at Opelousas Catholic (1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This one should be a fun game. Both CCMC and OC bring high-powered offenses to the table, and after slow starts last week, both roared back to impressive wins. Central Catholic running back Stefano Guarisco scored five touchdowns last week against St. John — two of which came on 75-yarders — to lead a rushing attack that rolled up 458 yards. The Vikings picked up nearly 300 yards rushing to knock off Port Barre.

Port Barre (0-1) at Sacred Heart-VP (0-1)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: Sacred Heart battled for four overtimes against Iota in its season opener before finally losing 30-22. It’ll look to get things turned around this week against Port Barre in its home opener.

Kaplan (1-0)at Vermilion Catholic (1-0)

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: This is one of this week’s premier matchups, as these two teams have combined to average almost 10 wins per year over the past four years. Both looked impressive in their season opener, with the Eagles knocking off a solid Catholic-New Iberia team at home and Kaplan trouncing Abbeville 44-7.

Basile (1-0) at Ville Platte (1-0)

Last year: Basile won 16-6

The buzz: Ville Platte easily handled Mamou 30-0 in its opener. Basile needed overtime to beat Vinton 20-14 in its opener, and the defense came through in a big way, stopping a fouth-and-goal from the 1-yard line to preserve the win.

Teurlings Catholic (1-0) at Shaw (1-0)

Game Saturday

Last year: Did not play

The buzz: The tough Teurlings Catholic non-district schedule continues on the road Saturday against Shaw. The Rebels topped two-time Division III state champion Calvary Baptist in Week 1 behind a balanced offensive attack that totaled nearly 450 yards in their impressive 45-28 win. Keep an eye on Cole Kelley, who accounted for four touchdowns last week against Calvary Baptist’s loaded secondary.

Luke Johnson