Catholic vs. St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: Catholic 4-1; St. Amant 5-0
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat Teurlings Catholic 34-7; St. Amant beat St. James 41-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: OL Hunter Chauncy, RB LC Benjamin, DE Elijah Reames; ST. AMANT: OLB LaColby Landry, WR Grant Alexander, ATH KJ Franklin.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic's Blake Davis averages 47.6 yards on 19 punts to lead the area. … St. Amant’s Halen Miller has completed passes to 11 players.
East Ascension at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at DHS
RECORDS: East Ascension 4-1; Dutchtown 3-2
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat St. Charles Catholic 21-2; Dutchtown beat Lutcher 24-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: RB/DB Jimel London, OL Cameron Wire, DE Deshon Hall; DUTCHTOWN: WR Noah Gray, WR Brandon Davies, DE Bryant Parker.
NOTEWORTHY: EAHS’ London has a 200-yard rushing game this season and is a big-play threat. … Brock Beaman leads DHS with 343 yards rushing.
Ferriday at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at DSHS
RECORDS: Ferriday 5-0; Denham Springs 4-1
LAST WEEK: Ferriday beat General Trass 60-6; Denham Springs beat Live Oak 38-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FERRIDAY: DL Dare Rosenthal, ATH Dantrieze Scott; DENHAM SPRINGS: QB Cameron Feucht, LB Brennan LaBlanc, TE Tyler Hoover.
NOTEWORTHY: Intriguing nondistrict game that brings 2A Ferriday with LSU commitments Rosenthal and Scott to play 5A DSHS. … Tyre Golmond of Denham Springs has 815 yards rushing/receiving.
Live Oak at Central
7 p.m. at Central High stadium
RECORDS: Live Oak 2-3; Central 2-3
LAST WEEK: LOHS lost to Denham Springs 38-6; Central beat Belaire 57-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVE OAK: DB Eli Johnson, DE Jalen Lee, WR Bryson Snapp; CENTRAL: LB Keenan Leachman, WR Ledderick Thomas, K Tyler Melton.
NOTEWORTHY: Kee Hawkins has 499 yards rushing and might be the key as LOHS tries to snap a three-game losing streak. … Quint Guerin leads Central with 337 yards rushing.
Livonia at St. Martinville
7 p.m. at SMHS
RECORDS: Livonia 1-4; St. Martinville 2-3
LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Donaldsonville 30-0; St. Martinville lost to Woodlawn 31-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: LB Myles Guidry, S Brayden Brown, RB Mac Arthur Shaw; ST. MARTINVILLE: RB Travien Benjamin, QB Markavon Williams, WR Jamel Fontenette.
NOTEWORTHY: Livonia looks to snap a four-game losing streak in its first District 5-4A game for coach Marc Brown.
Parkview Baptist at Lutcher
7 p.m. at LHS
RECORDS: Parkview Baptist 2-3; Lutcher 1-4
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat Southern Lab 23-20; Lutcher lost to Dutchtown 24-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW BAPTIST: NG Damien Sibley, LB Jacob Gilbert, WR/DB Kyle Washington; LUTCHER: RB Daevon Adams, DB Zane McCrary, C Brayden Bauer.
NOTEWORTHY: The first Class 4A/6-4A district game for Parkview. … QBs Kolby Bourgeois (712 yards passing) of Lutcher and PBS' Alexander Aucoin (843 yards rushing/passing) lead the teams.
Scotlandville vs. Belaire
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Scotlandville 5-0, 2-0 in District 4-5A; Belaire 1-4, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Walker 46-15; Belaire lost to Central 57-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: DB Dorian Camel, RB Shedrick Smith, WR Jalen Womack; BELAIRE: WR Kevin Witcker, QB Jushawn Sip, RB Keston Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: A game originally scheduled for Belaire was moved to Scotlandville. … SHS’ Cameron Armstead has 935 yards passing and 14 TDs.
Tara at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Tara 3-2; Plaquemine 4-1
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to Opelousas 39-18; Plaquemine beat Ouachita 24-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: RB Chris Avery, DB Desment Green, OG Princeton Pines; PLAQUEMINE: QB/RB Michael Sproles, QB/RB Herb Thomas, DE Andre Riley.
NOTEWORTHY: The teams have combined for less than 1,000 yards passing before this 6-4A opener. ... Avery leads area 5A/4A rushers with 949 yards and 10 TDs.
Zachary at Walker
7 p.m. at WHS
RECORDS: Zachary 3-2, 1-0 in District 4-5A; Walker 3-2, 0-1
LAST WEEK: Zachary lost to University 26-7; Walker lost to Scotlandville 46-15
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: WR Chandler Whitfield, LB Rodaren Alexander, DE Ralph Holmes; WALKER: QB Christian Ard, LT Garrett Emmons, SS/QB BJ Lockhart.
NOTEWORTHY: Ard, a freshman, tossed a TD pass last week for Walker. … Zachary’s Keilon Brown has 594 yards passing and 323 yards rushing.
Class 3A and below
Ascension Catholic at East Iberville
7 p.m. at EIHS-St. Gabriel
RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 5-0; East Iberville 3-2
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat Covenant Christian 47-0; East Iberville lost to Houma Christian 24-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB/LB Bubba Gautreau Jr., RB/SS Jamar Barber, RB/LB Jai Williams; EAST IBERVILLE: QB Lyndell Joseph, LB Lester Joseph, OL/DL Justin Hollins, RB Dedrick Wilson, RB Rondell Daniels.
NOTEWORTHY: District 6-1A opener for Ascension Catholic against a “much improved East Iberville team,” Bulldogs coach Drey Trosclair said.
Ascension Christian at St. Martin’s
7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal-Metairie
RECORDS: Ascension Christian 3-2; St. Martin’s 3-2
LAST WEEK: Ascension Christian beat Fisher 41-18; St. Martin’s lost to Cohen 28-15
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: LB Brennan Tramonte, WR Kvon Delaune, LB Landon Ortego, QB Derrick Varnado; ST. MARTIN’S: RB Will Leopold
NOTEWORTHY: Ortego rushed 35 times for 297 yards and scored three TDs against Fisher. … It is Ascension Christian’s first game against St. Martin’s, ACH coach Joshua Puryear said.
Baker vs. Mentorship
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Baker 2-3, 2-0 in District 6-3A; Mentorship Academy 0-5, 0-1
LAST WEEK: Baker beat Glen Oaks 38-6; Mentorship lost to Madison Prep 49-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: WR/DB Bryant Williams, WR Claude Coleman, QB Terry Johnson, LB Cam King, OL/DL Dillion Cage; MENTORSHIP: RB/LB Trevon Hill, RB/DB Domaniqic George, WR/DB Dashun Hugley.
NOTEWORTHY: Still looking for the first win, Mentorship was outscored 55-12 in the past two weeks. … After losing 38-34 two weeks ago to McKinley, Baker is on a two-game winning streak.
Bogalusa at Albany
7 p.m. at AHS
RECORDS: Bogalusa 2-3; Albany 5-0
LAST WEEK: Bogalusa lost to South Plaquemines 26-14; Albany beat Sci Academy 58-40
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BOGALUSA: QB/WR Diante’ Lenoir, QB/WR Jay Baham; ALBANY: FB Brad Lewis, OG Jacob Giachetti, K Orlando Pineda.
NOTEWORTHY: Want rushing yards? Albany’s Lewis (1,049 yards) and Kamryn Mayers (676 yards) have combined to pile up 1,725 yards and 23 TDs going into this 7-3A opener.
Dunham vs. East Feliciana
7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School-Clinton
RECORDS: Dunham 4-1, 2-0 in District 7-2A; East Feliciana 2-3, 1-0
LAST WEEK: DUNHAM: beat The Church Academy 54-6; EAST FELICIANA: beat Jewel Sumner 42-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: RB Treylan Mouton, DL Thomas Brinson, DB/WR Ross Thompson; EAST FELICIANA: WR/DB Maleek Chriss, OL/DL Donovan Leggett, WR/DB Cedric Anderson, OL/LB JaColby Westmore, QB Caleb Anderson.
NOTEWORTHY: Dunham and East Feliciana are undefeated in District 8-2A. … Mouton has scored 11 touchdowns, fifth among Baton Rouge area rushers.
Kentwood at White Castle
7 p.m. at WCHS
RECORDS: Kentwood 4-1; White Castle 1-4
LAST WEEK: Kentwood beat Broadmoor 36-20; White Castle lost to West St. John 61-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KENTWOOD: OL Justice Ulshack, OL Eric Dunn, RB/LB Aldric Lott, LB Taydron Lee; WHITE CASTLE: QB Unique Young, LB Eddie Ned.
NOTEWORTHY: Game kicks off the 6-1A season for both. … “We’re trying to get pressure on defense and have a good night in the run game,” White Castle coach Aaron Meyer said.
Loreauville at Catholic-PC
7 p.m. at NRG Field-New Roads
RECORDS: Loreauville 2-3; Catholic-Pointe Coupee 4-1
LAST WEEK: Loreauville beat Franklin 20-0; Catholic-PC beat Sacred Heart-VP 38-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LOREAUVILLE: QB Zy Alexander, RB Leslie Joseph, WR/RB Brennon Williams; CATHOLIC-PC: OT/DE Duncan Fremin, OT/DE Zane Kelly, C/DE Reed Rivet, RB/LB Nick Carriere
NOTEWORTHY: CHSPC of District 5-1A will play up in a class this week against Class 2A Loreauville.
St. James vs. Donaldsonville
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: St. James 4-1; Donaldsonville 5-0
LAST WEEK: St. James lost to St. Amant 41-27; Donaldsonville beat Livonia 30-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JAMES: QB Shamar Smith, LB Shawn Preston, DL Kyren Harris; DONALDSONVILLE: ATH James Gipson, DT Davon Wright, QB Jaylin Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Watch the quarterbacks in this 10-3A showdown … Smith, who had 273 yards receiving, has taken over for injured Demarcus Williams. … DHS’ Jaylin Williams has not thrown an interception this season.
Slaughter Charter at North Central
7 p.m. at NCHS-Lebeau
RECORDS: Slaughter Community Charter 1-4, 1-1 in District 5-1A; North Central 1-4, 0-1
LAST WEEK: Slaughter beat Westminster 20-14; North Central lost to Rosepine 57-28
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SLAUGHTER: WR/CB DeMarco Goss, WR/SS Colby Honeycutt, WR/DE Nathan Mock, OL/DL Chanze Lee; NORTH CENTRAL: QB Michael Alleman, RB/WR Wilshawn Williams, QB Vonderick Jimmerson.
NOTEWORTHY: Friday’s game is Slaughter Charter’s third District 5-1A matchup and is North Central’s first, and only, home game this season. … Slaughter QB Shane Duncan has 872 yards passing and seven TDs.
Springfield at Pope John Paul II
7 p.m. at PJP-Slidell
RECORDS: Springfield 2-3, 0-2 in District 8-2A; Pope John Paul 1-4, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Springfield lost to Pine 48-12; Pope John Paul lost to St. Helena 35-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: QB Sawyer Blankenship, RB/LB JohnL’ Fryson, RB Colten Davis; POPE JOHN PAUL: RB Matthew Castillo.
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield looks to snap a three-game losing streak and gain its first District 8-2A win of the year.
University at Brusly
7 p.m. at BHS
RECORDS: University 5-0, 1-0 in District 6-3A; Brusly 2-3, 0-2
LAST WEEK: University beat Zachary 26-7; Brusly lost to West Feliciana 49-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNIVERSITY: OL/DL Mark Coppola, WR Makiya Tongue, DE Heath Pinell, DB Jack Hamilton; BRUSLY: QB Nick Pennell, S Grant Watts, S DeAndre Brown.
NOTEWORTHY: U-High running back Michael Hollins has 16 touchdowns. ... Pennell added 206 total yards (101 passing, 105 rushing) with one touchdown the previous week.
West Feliciana at Glen Oaks
7 p.m. at GOHS
RECORDS: West Feliciana 4-1, 1-1 in District 6-3A; Glen Oaks 0-5, 0-2
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat Brusly 49-13; Glen Oaks lost to Baker 38-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: OL/DL Taylor Casteel, DL/OL Tarick Freeman, WR/DB Derius Davis; GLEN OAKS: RB Jalon Kinchen, QB Barry Thomas, LB John McQuiter.
NOTEWORTHY: Kinchen had 17 carries for 84 yards the past week versus Baker. … Davis has four touchdowns on seven receptions this season (303 yards receiving) for West Feliciana.
Westminster at False River Academy
7 p.m. at FRA-New Roads
RECORDS: Westminster 0-5, 0-1 in District 5-1A; False River 1-4, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Westminster lost to Slaughter Charter 20-14; False River lost to Opelousas Catholic 58-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WESTMINSTER: LB Brock Bullara CB Braxton Roy, RB Cole Fournet; FALSE RIVER: QB Damian Johnson, RB Trent Jordan, LB Cole LaPrarie.
NOTEWORTHY: Westminster was outscored 41-14 in its past two games. ... False River has lost four in a row.