Amite at Marksville
7 p.m. at Marksville High
RECORDS: Amite 11-1; Marksville 10-3.
LAST WEEK: Amite beat McMain, 29-6; Marksville beat Jennings, 34-33.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: AMITE: QB-DB Reginald Porter, LB-DB Juwaan Rogers, RB James Oden, WR-DB Jermaine Jolla, WR Josh Gibson; MARKSVILLE: RB Peyton Dunbar, QB Jake Dunbar, DB Ricky Gibson, LB Ladarius Reed.
NOTEWORTHY: Amite is seeded fourth, while Marksville is a No. 16 seed and the lowest seed left in the playoffs. ... Marksville is in the semifinals for the first time. ... Amite is in the semifinals for the first time since 2004. ... Marksville’s Peyton Dunbar has 1,592 rushing yards. Amite’s Porter has more than 1,800 yards passing.
C.E. Byrd at Carencro
7 p.m. at Carencro High
RECORDS: Byrd 12-0; Carencro, 12-1.
LAST WEEK: Byrd beat Rummel, 35-24; Carencro beat Jesuit, 28-17.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BYRD: RB Richard Carthon, S Nicholas Peoples; CARENCRO:. RB Alex Johnson, QB Jalen Nixon, WR Shawn Thomas.
NOTEWORTHY: Byrd is the No. 3 seed, while Carencro is seeded seveth. ... Carencro’s Johnson ran for 227 yards and one TD last week. ... Byrd is the first Caddo Parish public school to advance to the semifinals since 1983. ... Carthon ran for 154 yards and two TDs for Byrd, while Peoples added a pivotal punt return for TD.
7 p.m. at Winnfield High
RECORDS: Calvary 11-2; Winnfield 13-0.
LAST WEEK: Calvary beat University, 23-20; Winnfield beat Episcopal, 27-24 in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CALVARY: RB Brandon Wilson, QB-S Weston Steelhammer, DB-RB-QB Eric Talley; WINNFIELD: RB Trey Gilbert, QB Alonzo Moore, WR D.J. Clark, DE Michael Patterson.
NOTEWORTHY: Winnfield is the No. 2 seed and Calvary is seeded third. ... Both teams beat Baton Rouge teams in the quarterfinals last week. ... Gilbert, a Memphis commitment, ran for three TDs, including the game winner in overtime last week. ... Wilson finished with more than 200 yards of total offense for Calvary.
vs. John Curtis
7 p.m. at East Jefferson’s Joe Yenni Stadium
RECORDS: Evangel 8-5; Curtis 12-0.
LAST WEEK: Evangel beat Catholic-New Iberia, 56-21; Curtis beat Kinder, 41-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EVANGEL: QB-WR Trey Taylor, QB-WR Dakota Duron, LB X’Zavier Preston; CURTIS: RB Sherman Badie, LB Duke Riley.
NOTEWORTHY: Defending Class 2A champion ECA and Curtis meet in the semifinals for the first time. ... Curtis is seeded No. 1, while Evangel is the No. 5 seed. ... The two schools have a combined 57-0 record against other opponents since the LHSAA by-laws change that require them to play in their enrollment-based classes. ... Badie has 1,029 rushing yards and 14 TDs to pace Curtis. ... Taylor has 1,123 yards passing and 648 rushing for Evangel.
Lutcher vs. Edna Karr
7 p.m. at Behrman Stadium-New Orleans
RECORDS: Lutcher 12-1; Karr 10-3.
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Teurlings Catholic, 17-7; Karr beat St. Thomas More, 35-31.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: RB Daniel Taylor, QB Ruston Matherne, DB Jordan Batiste, OL Dane George, LB Blake Roussel; KARR: QB Devante Noil, TE Standish Dobard, DL Leonard Washington, DL Gerald Willis.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher is seeded third and Karr, last year’s 4A runner-up, is the No. 7 seed. ... Lutcher has won three Class 3A titles in the last decade. ... Karr was the 4A runner-up last season, losing to Franklinton in overtime. ... Noil ran for 122 yards and passed for 332 last week for Karr. ... Taylor ran for 189 yards and a TD for Lutcher last week. ... Karr’s Willis is the younger brother of Dutchtown standout Landon Collins.
at West Monroe
7 p.m. at WMHS-West Monroe
RECORDS: Mandeville 11-2; West Monroe, 11-2.
LAST WEEK: Mandeville beat Ruston, 26-0; West Monroe beat 21-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MANDEVILLE: RB Charles Jones, QB Matt Bergeron, WR Xavier Marcus; WEST MONROE: QB Connor Osborne, RB Bubba Reeves, LB Dylan Burdeaux.
NOTEWORTHY: West Monroe, last year’s 5A runner-up, is seeded fifth, while Mandeville is a No. 9 seed. ... WMHS was the 5A runner-up last season and rebounded from two early season losses. ... Jones ran for 124 yards and Bergeron passed for 213 yards and four TDs last week for Mandeville. ... Osborne ran for 82 yards last week for West Monroe, while Reeves rushed for two TDs.
Neville at Breaux Bridge
7 p.m. at Breaux Bridge High
RECORDS: Neville 12-0; Breaux Bridge 12-1.
LAST WEEK: Neville beat McDonogh 35, 50-8; Breaux Bridge beat Alexandria, 48-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NEVILLE: QB John Diarse, RB Salarrious Jones; BREAUX BRIDGE: WR Travin Dural, WR Kavahra Holmes, RB Adrian Menard, S Alex Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Neville, the 4A champion in 2009, is the top seed and BBHS is seeded fourth. ... The game will be televised statewide on CST. ... Menard ran for 162 yards last week for Breaux Bridge, which has three LSU commitments, including Holmes and Dural. ... Williams returned two interceptions for TDs last week for BBHS. ... Diarse ran for 170 yards and two TDs last week for Neville, while Jones had 119 yards of total offense.
7 p.m. at Mangham High
RECORDS: Ouachita Christian 13-0; Mangham, 13-0.
LAST WEEK: Ouachita Christian beat Central Catholic, 41-6; Mangham beat Block, 42-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: OUACHITA CHRISTIAN: QB Braden Bristo, RB Josh Greer, RB Ahkeem Henderson; MANGHAM: RB Artez Nicholls, RB Shaquille Ausberry.
NOTEWORTHY: OCS, last year’s 1A runner-up, is the top seed, while Mangham is seeded No. 4. ... Game is the lone semifinal matching two unbeaten teams. ... Greer ran for 141 yards last week for OCS. ... Mangham rolled up 398 yards rushing last week, with Nichols scoring three TDs. ... Ausberry had 223 rushing yards for the Dragons.
at St. Charles Catholic
7 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic-LaPlace
RECORDS: Parkview 9-3; St. Charles 13-0.
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat Port Allen, 35-13; St. Charles beat Rayne, 52-24.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: FB Conner Hodgeson, QB Brennan Bozeman, DL Tom Bove, LB Brody Burkhalter, DB Cole Wilson; ST. CHARLES: RB Austin Weber, QB Donnie Savoie, WR Sammy Miller, DT Taylor Cochran, LB Dante Scarpero.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Charles is the No. 2 seed and defending 3A state champion PBS is seeded 11th. ... SCHS coach Frank Monica notched his 200th career win by beating Patterson in the regional playoff round. ... Hodgeson leads PBS with 870 rushing yards and 11 TDs. ... Savoie has passed for 1,553 yards for St. Charles, seeking its first title-game berth since 2006. ... Seven players scored TDs last week for St. Charles.
West St. John
at Vermilion Catholic
7 p.m. at VCHS-Abbeville
RECORDS: West St. John 11-2; Vermilion Catholic, 13-0.
LAST WEEK: West St. John beat Haynesville, 15-8; Vermilion Catholic beat Westminster Christian, 41-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST ST. JOHN: DL Ronnie Feist, QB Austin Howard, WR-DB-KR Jairus Moll, RB Kylum Favorite; VERMILION CATHOLIC: RB Jacoby Davis, QB Aaron David, WR Ben Primeaux.
NOTEWORTHY: VCHS is the No. 2 seed, while WSJ is seeded sixth. ... The game will be televised locally and in Acadiana on Cox4. ... West St. John’s Feist is an LSU commitment. ... The Rams seek their first trip to the title game since finishing as the 1A runner-up in 2007. ... WSJ won the 2A title in 2003 and 2004, while VCHS was the 1A champion in 2003. ... Davis ran for 249 yards and six TDs last week for VCHS.