East Ascension at Byrd
7 p.m. at Lee Hedges Stadium-Shreveport
RECORDS: East Ascension 6-5; Byrd 11-0
LAST WEEK: No. 16 EAHS beat Sulphur 52-14; No. 1 Byrd beat Fontainebleau 35-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: QB Kryan Irvin, RB Joshua Bates, DL Jayvin Johnson; BYRD: WB Dominic Haggerty, QB Deuce Caston, S Trent Jones. LB Krishun Cash.
NOTEWORTHY: Haggerty has 728 rushing yards to lead a balanced attack for Byrd, the Division I select runner-up last season. ... Byrd opened its season with a 24-21 win over another BR area team, Zachary. ... EAHS lost in the second round last season.
Elton at White Castle
7 p.m. at WCHS
RECORDS: Elton 7-4; White Castle 7-3
LAST WEEK: No. 9 Elton beat Northwood-Lena 55-20; No. 8 White Castle did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ELTON: QB Quincy Dewees, RB Marcus Lemoine, WR Oshae Dofney; WHITE CASTLE: RB Dontrell Taylor, DB-LB Daniel Edwards, OT-DE Damicah Carter, WR-FB Chris Major.
NOTEWORTHY: WCHS won the Class 1A title in 2010, led by current LSU DB Ronald Martin and current Southern player Tyre Bracken. ... Taylor leads the Bulldogs with over 1,400 yards rushing. ... Both teams were ranked in the LSWA top 10 during the regular season.
Mansfield at Livonia
7 p.m. at Livonia High
RECORDS: Mansfield 6-5; Livonia 10-0
LAST WEEK: No. 16 Mansfield beat Jena 38-8; No. 1 Livonia beat Baker 28-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MANSFIELD: QB Latiedrick Pugh, RB Levonta Hall, LB Colby Malone, LB Stanley Woodley; LIVONIA: WR Stephen Guidry, QB Cee Jay Powell, OT James Todd, DT Robert Willis, SS Bryce Jones.
NOTEWORTHY: First meeting for the two schools. ... Mansfield won a 3A state title in 1991. ... Livonia’s Malcolm Dedrick has over 1,400 yards rushing. ... The Wildcats made the 3A title game for the first time last season. ... LHS coach Guy Mistretta won a 3A state title as coach at Redemptorist in 2005.
Oakdale at East Feliciana
7 p.m. at Clinton Middle School
RECORDS: Oakdale 6-5; East Feliciana 7-3
LAST WEEK: No. 13 Oakdale beat Bunkie 42-24; No. 4 EFHS beat Lakeside 46-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: OAKDALE: QB Mason Jordan, RB Kourtlyn Monette, ATH Darrion Dunn; EAST FELICIANA: LB-TE TyQuincy Kilbourne, WR-DB Timothy Thompson, OL Darius Davis, OL Tevonte Booker.
NOTEWORTHY: EFHS seeks its second trip to the quarterfinals in three years. ... The Tigers have advanced to the 2A semifinals before and also made it to the 3A quarterfinals two years ago.
Pickering at Northeast
7 p.m. at NHS-Pride
RECORDS: Pickering 8-3; Northeast 8-2
LAST WEEK: No. 12 Pickering beat DeQuincy 37-20; No. 5 Northeast beat Capitol Charter 14-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PICKERING: QB Patrick Hinson, WR Dontay Hargrove, RB Jermaine Milton; NORTHEAST: QB Marqueon Minor, TE Dailon Traylor, FB Marvin Minor, DT Leroy Roddy, DT KJ Robinson, LB Cornelius Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Northeast seeks its first quarterfinals berth in a over a decade. ... Minor is the statistical leader for Northeast. ... Pickering’s Hinson has passed for 1,600 yards and 20 TDs, while Hargrove has 900 yards receiving and 12 TDs. ... The last time Northeast advanced beyond the second round current NFL player Trindon Holliday was the Vikings’ star player.
Plaquemine at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Plaquemine 10-1; Lutcher 7-4
LAST WEEK: No. 1 Plaquemine beat McDonogh (35) 21-14; No. 17 Lutcher beat DeRidder 41-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: OL-DL Kenny Dotson, OL-DL Kevin Dotson, QB D’Morea Wicks, ATH Austin Mitchell; LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirkland, WR Al’Dontre Davis, RB Destin Porter, DL Sully Laiche.
NOTEWORTHY: District 6-4A rematch of Week 8 game Plaquemine won 28-14. ... PHS’ Kevin Dotson is a Louisiana-Lafayette commitment. ... Lutcher coach Tim Detillier enters with 252 career victories. ... Kirklin has nearly 2,000 yards passing for the Bulldogs. ... PHS’ balanced rushing attack includes Wicks and Preston Russ, both of whom have around 900 yards rushing.
Port Allen at Amite
7 p.m. at Amite High
RECORDS: Port Allen 7-4; Amite 9-2
LAST WEEK: No. 14 Port Allen beat McMain 26-8; No. 3 Amite beat B.T. Washington 34-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: LB Casper Williams, QB Alex Hebert, OL Tarrus Jones, OL Marcus Keyes, RB-CB-K Jarious Robertson; AMITE: QB Devarious Henderson, DB Josh Perry, WR Devanta Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: Rare meeting for the Pelicans of 7-3A and Warriors of 9-3A. ... PAHS beat another Tangipahoa team, Loranger, when advancing to the quarterfinals in 2011. ... Amite coach Alden Foster previously was head coach at St. Helena.
Thibodaux at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville
RECORDS: Thibodaux 10-1; Scotlandville 8-3
LAST WEEK: No. 6 Thibodaux beat Captain Shreve 56-0; No. 22 Scotlandville beat Ruston 18-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: THIBODAUX: QB Peyton Bonvillain, DL Jayquan Chenier, ATH Marquis Garman; SCOTLANDVILLE: DL DeAndre Williams, WR Kaleb Harmon, RB Delmas Holmes, LB Derossic Allen, RB-DB Reggie Cleveland.
NOTEWORTHY: First-ever meeting for the two schools. ... Scotlandville scored with three seconds left last week to upset No. 14 Ruston. ... Holmes has more than 900 yards rushing for Scotlandville and QB Levi Lewis has more than 1,200 passing yards. ... Thibodaux’s lone loss was to No. 2 Destrehan, a District 7-5A rival.
West Feliciana vs. Donaldsonville
7 p.m. at Boutte Memorial Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: West Feliciana 9-2; Donaldsonville 6-5
LAST WEEK: No. 5 WFHS beat Westlake 34-16; No. 21 Donaldsonville beat Iowa 24-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: QB Ryan Reed, WR-DB Jazz Ferguson, LB Hunter Smith, DL Terrell Williams; DONALDSONVILLE: QB Tyler Brown, WR-DL Stephen Sullivan, RB Tajh Gillard.
NOTEWORTHY: Matchup includes two WRs committed to LSU, West Feliciana senior Ferguson and DHS junior Sullivan. ... Brown has several 300-yard passing games. ... Reed has over 900 rushing yards.
Zachary at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at Denham Springs High
RECORDS: Zachary 10-1; DSHS 7-4
LAST WEEK: No. 3 Zachary beat Airline 53-27; No. 19 Denham Springs beat Woodlawn-BR 34-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: OL Trevor Jackson, DL Darryl Brown, QB-WR Shyron White, DB Quindan Turner; DENHAM SPRINGS: DL Darrell Washington, DB Zach Stuart, OL Taylor White, QB Torez Kichen.
NOTEWORTHY: Rematch of 4-5A teams that played in Week 9, with Zachary scoring late to win 28-24. ... DSHS posted its first playoff win since 1989 last week. ... Both scored in the final two minutes of their Week 9 game. .... DSHS freshman Tyre Golmond has rushed for over 1,200 yards. ... ZHS quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. is hampered by an ankle sprain.