Catholic vs. St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: Catholic 5-2, 2-0 in District 5-5A; St. Amant 6-1, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat Broadmoor 47-6; St. Amant lost to East Ascension 31-10
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: DE Aaron Moffitt, CB Connor Bowen, QB Ian Brian, OT Tre Hamilton; ST. AMANT: OT Josh Banks, WR Tanner Mayo, LB Xavier Anderson, LB Jamie LeBlanc.
NOTEWORTHY: Pivotal District 5-5A game for the teams picked as the preseason favorites. ... Catholic won 44-21 last season. ... SAHS’ Hayden Mallory ranks third among state passers with 1,722 yards and 22 TDs. ... Catholic’s RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has a scholarship offer from LSU.
Denham Springs at Central
7 p.m. at Central High Stadium
RECORDS: Denham Springs 5-2, 0-2 in District 4-5A; Central 4-3, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs lost to Zachary 32-30; Central lost to Scotlandville 34-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: DE Caleb Roddy, RB/DB Robert Thomas, OL Kyle Dear; CENTRAL: OL Josh Tanksley, DL Dekelvin Smith, LB Andrew Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: One of the area’s oldest rivalries. ... It’s a key game for the teams looking to build a playoff résumé. ... Central’s Gabe Brown has passed for 1,013 yards, while DSHS’ Torez Kinchen has 955 yards passing, including a career-high 245 last week.
East Ascension at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: East Ascension 3-4, 1-1 in District 5-5A; Dutchtown 5-2, 2-0
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat St. Amant 31-10; Dutchtown beat McKinley 35-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: TE Ira Washington, CB Cameron Simon, OL Trevor Fleming; DUTCHTOWN: OL Mason Miranda, RB Fitell Bolding, WR Caleb Ricca, LB Sean Pruet.
NOTEWORTHY: The second straight Ascension Parish rivalry week in District 5-5A for EAHS. ... Bolding leads Dutchtown with 674 rushing yards .... QB Kyran Irvin has 851 rushing uards and 9 TDs.
Livonia vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Livonia 5-2, 1-1 in District 6-4A; St. Michael 2-5, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Plaquemine 30-24; St. Michael beat Belaire 38-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Patrick Queen, OT Paul DeRogers, SS Trinton Hatch; ST. MICHAEL: QB Treylun Sibley, DB Davon Parker, P/WR Dwain Vasrisco.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael snapped a five-game losing streak last week and plays Livonia, a longtime 3A team for the first time. ... Queen has 947 rushing yards and 12 TDs. ... Sibley has passed for 778 yards.
McKinley at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor
RECORDS: McKinley 2-5, 0-2 in District 5-5A; Broadmoor 0-7, 0-2
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to Dutchtown 35-6; Broadmoor lost to Catholic 47-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: QB Christian Smith, CB Jarvis Robinson, LB Anthony Raby; BROADMOOR: LB T’canda Mobley, RB/LB Deonte Matthews, OL Jamil Abdul Aziz.
NOTEWORTHY: District 5-5A teams looking to turn their season around meet. ... McKinley’s Rae’quan Powell has 482 receiving yards. ... McKinley played two other teams in the EBR Jamboree at Broadmoor to open the season.
Scotlandville at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Scotlandville 6-1, 1-1 in District 4-5A; Walker 5-2, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Central 34-0; Walker lost to Live Oak 23-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Marcus Stokes, DL DeAndre Williams, LB/RB Reggie Cleveland; WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman, LB/P Kyle Nevels, CB Trey Keller.
NOTEWORTHY: Two of the area’s most explosive offenses meet. ... Bozeman ranks sixth in the state in passing with 1,644 yards and 23 TDs. ... Scotlandville QB Levi Lewis has 664 rushing yards and 1,391 passing yards.
Tara at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire High
RECORDS: Tara 0-7, 0-2; Belaire 4-3, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to Woodlawn 56-0; Belaire lost to St. Michael 38-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: WR Nick Scott, QB James Owens, RB Michael Washington; BELAIRE: DT/RB Anthony Nelson, OG Odis Davis, LB Abel Freeman.
NOTEWORTHY: A win for Tara would be huge, while Belaire looks to rebound from two losses in hopes of enhancing its playoff chances. ... Belaire RB Da’Quan Hicks leads area 4A-3A rushers with 1,045 yards and 14 TDs.
Woodlawn at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at Plaquemine’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Woodlawn 4-3, 2-0 in District 6-4A; Plaquemine 4-3, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat Tara 56-0; Plaquemine beat Livonia 30-24
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: WR/RB Taj Sullivan, RB Javin Myers, QB Jamri Nelson; PLAQUEMINE: QB Austin Mitchell, SS Bryant Jones, OL/DL Steve Conerly.
NOTEWORTHY: The two remaining unbeaten teams in District 6-4A meet. ... Myers (718 rushing yards) and Nelson (1,096 passing yards) lead Woodlawn while QB Austin Mitchell has 1,100 yards of total offense for Plaquemine.
Zachary at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Zachary 7-1, 2-0 in District 4-5A; Live Oak 5-2, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat Denham Springs 32-30; Live Oak beat Walker 23-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: WR R.J. Newton, OL Blake Anderson, DL Justin Jackson; LIVE OAK: DB Cade Guillory, LB Brock Williamson, RB Will Higginbotham.
NOTEWORTHY: Live Oak has already upended Denham Springs and sets its sights on seventh-ranked Zachary. ... Lindsey Scott Jr. has 1,466 passing yards and 927 rushing yards for Zachary. ... Higginbotham leads LOHS with 675 rushing yards.