Capitol at Independence
7 p.m. at Independence High
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Capitol Charter 43-0; Springfield beat Independence 7-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: RB/LB Kelvin Robinson, DB Chris Duhon, WR Devin Joseph, OT Dominic Reese; IHS: WR Nevante Brown, RB Jabari Coston.
NOTEWORTHY: Capitol beat Independence 27-6 last season. ... Capitol coach Cleo Johnigan said the Lions need to correct miscues that occurred in the jamboree to get a victory over Independence in their season opener.
Catholic-Pointe Coupee vs. Ascension Catholic
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat Houma Christian 28-6; Catholic-Pointe Coupee beat Sci Academy 34-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHSPC: RB Jacob Juge, LB Lucas Patin, WR Gabe Vandegrift; ACHS: TE Delmond Landry, FB/LB Patrick Butler, DB/RB Jacquel Wade, DB/RB Caleb Winchester, OL Falcon Mire.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Catholic beat Catholic-PC 40-7 last season. ... ACHS’ Landry is a Louisiana-Lafayette commitment. ... Juge plays center field for the CHSPC baseball squad.
Christian Life at False River
7 p.m. at False River Academy-New Roads
LAST WEEK: Episcopal beat Christian Life 19-14; Brusly beat False River Academy 34-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CLA: WR Justin Hutchinson, DE/WR Trey Lewis; FRA: QB Kyle Blanchard, RB Blake Fulmer, C CJ McDaniel.
NOTEWORTHY: Christian Life beat False River 41-6 last season. ... CLA competes in District 6-1A, while FRA is part of 5-1A.
Donaldsonville at Assumption
7 p.m. at Assumption-Napoleonville
LAST WEEK: Donaldsonville lost to St. James 19-13; Assumption lost to Thibodaux 31-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DONALDSONVILLE: WR/DE/QB/P Stephen Sullivan, OL/DL Tyraise Stevenson, WR Jaquel Gant, OL/DL Floyd Foster; ASSUMPTION: RB Dontrez Wiggins, QB Daron Williams, DT Jair Joseph.
NOTEWORTHY: Donaldsonville edged AHS 24-21 last season. ... Sullivan is an LSU commitment. ... Assumption coach Tony Paine wants his squad to cut down on turnovers and penalties. .... Paine says the Mustangs must limit offensive possessions against an explosive Donaldsonville.
Dunham at St. Stanislaus (Miss.)
7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus, Bay St. Louis, Miss.
LAST WEEK: Parkview Baptist beat Dunham School 16-0; St. Stanislaus beat Long Beach 55-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: DB/WR Bond Rodriguez, DB/QB Jyron Walker; ST. STANISLAUS: QB Myles Brennan, WR Owen Betz.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Stanislaus beat Dunham 50-32. ... Dunham’s defense will need to hurry St. Stanislaus’ Brennan to be successful. ... Brennan completed 17 of 28 passes for 331 yards and four TDs against Long Beach.
East Feliciana at West Feliciana
7 p.m. at West Feliciana-St. Francisville
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana lost to Denham Springs 20-14; West Feliciana lost to Zachary 38-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EFHS: LB/TE Tyquincey Kilbourne, LB/RB Tyriece Flowers, RB/CB Chris Chaney, OL/DL Travontae Booker; WFHS: QB/DB Ryan Reed, WR/RB/DB Jazz Ferguson, OL/DL Noah Pace, LB Hunter Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: West Feliciana won 14-6 in 2013. ... The two rivals used to be in the same Class 3A district before EFHS dropped back down to 2A last year. ... Ferguson is an LSU commitment. ... EFHS is the preseason favorite to win District 6-2A.
Episcopal at North Vermillion
7 p.m. at North Vermillion High
LAST WEEK: Episcopal beat Christian Life 19-14; Kaplan beat North Vermilion 15-3
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EHS: LB/G Cody Day, QB William D’Armond, C Daniel Rieger, OT/DT Jacob Belding.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal beat North Vermilion 22-18 last season. ... Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois said Friday’s game should create a new rivalry. ... A favorable ruling from an arbitrator early Friday could allow EHS’ Clement Mubungirwa to play.
Lafayette Christian at Ascension Christian
7 p.m. at Ascension Christian High
LAST WEEK: Lafayette Christian beat West Minister Christian Academy 13-0; Ascension Christian beat Ecole Classique 9-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LCA: RB Dylan Hargrove ACH: QB Darrin Landry, RB/LB Chris Middleton, FS Kagen Carter, G/LB Jeff Ragusa
NOTEWORTHY: Lafayette Christian beat Ascension Christian 55-7. ... Ascension Christian must contain Lafayette Christian RB Dylan Hargrove to be successful. ... Hargrove rushed 82 yards in Lafayette Christian’s win over West Minister Academy
Loyd Star (Miss.) at Springfield
7 p.m. at Springfield High
LAST WEEK: Springfield beat Independence 7-0; Prentiss beat Loyd Star 44-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LSHS: QB Parker Flowers, RB Zac Arnold; SPRINGFIELD: QB Milan Love, RB Josh Taylor, Slot Damariae Claiborne, LB Jordan Carter, DE Mark Patterson.
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield beat Loyd Star 64-14 last season. ... Coach Ryan Serpas’ Springfield program advanced to the 2A semifinals in 2012.
Madison Prep at Ellender
7 p.m. at Ellender High
LAST WEEK: Madison Prep beat Mentorship Academy 36-0; Ellender did not play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MPA: RB Quincy Banks, FB/DE Troy James, QB Charrod Brumfield; EHS: DE/LB Brandon Brinson, QB Curtis Anderson, DB Darius Neville.
NOTEWORTHY: Ellender beat Madison Prep 40-14 last season. ... Madison Prep coach Michael Roach said his young team needs to execute on Friday night to be successful against the Patriots. ... Weather conditions cancelled Ellender’s Jamboree. ... Ellender coach Terry Washington is a Tara graduate and a former Scotlandville head football coach.
Port Allen at Avoyelles
7 p.m. at Avoyelles-Moreauville
LAST WEEK: Port Allen beat Albany 14-0; Avoyelles tied Bunkie 0-0 and lost to Marksville 14-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: OL/DL Marcus Keyes, OL/DL Damon Garner, OL/DL Troy Latiolais; AVOYELLES: RB Chris Trowers, WB Phillip Augustine.
NOTEWORTHY: PAHS notched a 40-28 win a year ago. ... Keyes is a Louisiana-Lafayette commitment . ... Trowers ran for 1,722 yards and 13 TDs last season to lead Avoyelles, which finished 3-7.
Redempotorist at Terrebonne
7 p.m. at Terrebonne High’s Smith Stadium
LAST WEEK: St. John beat Redemptorist 13-6; Terrebonne did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RHS: QB Michael Williams, LB Lee Whitaker, RB Kale Battle; TERREBONNE: RB Justin Theriot, TE Cameron Clement, LB Charles Clark.
NOTEWORTHY: Terrebonne beat Redemptorist 60-21 last season. ... Redemptorist coach Terence Williams said execution will be the key to Wolves winning their opener.
Parklane Academy at Silliman Institute
7 p.m. at Silliman Institute-Clinton
LAST WEEK: Silliman beat Simpson Academy, Miss., 27-0; Brookhaven Academy beat Parklane 34-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SI: QB Zach Kelly, WR Caleb Jackson, OLB Will Douglas, OLB Jordan Talley, NG Jozie Milton; PARKLANE ACADEMY: RB/MLB Jace Travis, DT JJ Jones, QB Carr Young.
NOTEWORTHY: Parklane beat Silliman Institute 28-21 last season. ... Silliman upended defending MAIS 2A champion Simpson Academy last week. ... Milton is a South Carolina commitment.
Sophie B. Wright at East Iberville
7 p.m. at East Iberville High
LAST WEEK: KIPP Renaissance beat Sophie B. Wright 16-14; EIHS did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SBW: WR/DB Kevin Johnson, QB Derrick Robinson, RB Lonnie Warren, WR D. Landry EIHS: QB Sean Griffin, LB Daijail Arthur.
NOTEWORTHY: Sophie B. Wright and East Iberville are playing for the first time... East Iberville competing against another team for the first time this season... Tigers coach John Young said East Iberville put in new offensive and defensive schemes to improve from last season.
Southern Lab vs. St. Charles
7 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic-LaPlace
LAST WEEK: Hahnville beat Southern Lab 42-12; Riverside beat St. Charles Catholic 17-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCC: RB Erron Lewis, RB Justin Loupe; SOUTHERN LAB: DE Christopher Allen, LT Chad Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Charles beat Southern Lab 42-14 in the schools’ first-ever meeting last season. ... St. Charles is ranked fifth among 3A teams, while Southern Lab is No. 4 in Class 1A.
Trinity at Central Private
7 p.m. at Central Private School
LAST WEEK: Central Private beat Baton Rouge Christian Home Educators Fellowship 22-6; Centreville Academy beat Trinity 51-24
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CPS: QB Trenton Guay, WR Cole Averette, RB/MLB Johnny Duncan, Jr.
NOTEWORTHY: Central Private coach Joey Sanchez got his first win as a head coach last week in a victory over CHEF.
White Castle at Morgan City
7 p.m. at Morgan City High
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine beat White Castle 14-0; Patterson beat Morgan City 27-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WCHS: FS/WR Chris Major, QB Jacory Jones, RB Dontrell Taylor; MCHS: RB Kevon Marsh, WR/DB Jaylen Jones, OL/LB Anthony Rink.
NOTEWORTHY: White Castle beat Morgan City 24-0 last season. ... Both teams are trying to turnaround jamboree losses to get a victory in their season openers.
University at Teurlings Catholic
7 p.m. at TCHS-Lafayette
LAST WEEK: U-High beat McKinley 21-7; Teurlings lost to Catholic-New Iberia 21-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNIVERSITY: RB/DB Nick Brossette, WR/DB Tre Jackson, DT Sam Wharton, FS Jalon Baker; TEURLINGS: QB Cole Kelley, RB/WR Sage LeBlanc, DL Asa Miller.
NOTEWORTHY: UHS won 41-14 last season and went on to advance to the Division II select title game. ... Teurlings is one of four teams opting to play up to Division I select this season. ... In Kelley (6-foot-6), TCHS has one of state’s tallest quarterbacks.