Oak Grove at Kentwood
7 p.m. at Kentwood High
RECORDS: No. 4 Oak Grove 9-3; No. 1 Kentwood 11-1
LAST WEEK: Oak Grove beat East Beauregard 54-16; Kentwood beat Logansport 67-32
PLAYERS TO WATCH: OAK GROVE: RB Jaylon Holt, FB Sam Philley; KENTWOOD: QB/DB Shyheim Carter, WR/DB Jaleel Hampton, LB Tyrone Brumfield, LB Brendon Holmes.
NOTEWORTHY: Holt ran for 127 yards and 3 TDs, while Philley added 117 yards and 2 TDs to pace Oak Grove last week ... Carter, one of Louisiana’s top senior prospects, is a dual-threat QB, who threw for nearly 300 yards in a second-round playoff game ... KHS has won nine straight and seeks its first title-game berth since 2007.
Parkway at Zachary
7 p.m. at Zachary High
RECORDS: No. 6 Parkway 12-1; No. 2 Zachary 12-1
LAST WEEK: Parkway beat Destrehan 49-34; Zachary beat Hahnville 55-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKWAY: QB Keondre Wudtee, RB Robert McKnight, WR Terrace Marshall; ZACHARY: DL Brad Jones, DL Aaron Celestine, DL Justin Jackson, DL Darryl Brown, DL Michael James.
NOTEWORTHY: Zachary makes its second straight appearance in the 5A semifinals ... Parkway beat ZHS in the quarterfinals in 2013 with current LSU quarterback Brandon Harris leading the way ... QBs Wudtee (3,170 passing yards, 31 TDs) for Parkway and Lindsey Scott Jr. (2,674 passing yards, 29 TDs; 1,607 rushing yards, 23 TDs) will be top attractions.
St. James at Amite
7 p.m. at Amite High
RECORDS: No. 15 St. James 10-2; No. 11 Amite 8-5
LAST WEEK: St. James beat Northwest 28-14; Amite beat Bogalusa 56-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JAMES: QB Lowell Narcisse, WR Arron McKenney, LB Aquindas Steib; AMITE: QB Elijah Walker, WR Devonta Smith, RB Milton Sanders.
NOTEWORTHY: Legal appeals loom before there’s a possible kickoff for this game because of a quarterfinal altercation involving Amite ... St. James’ Narcisse, an Auburn commitment, returned from a spring knee injury in time for the playoffs and accounted for all four TDs last week, running for two TDs and passing for two scores ... Sanders, Walker and Smith all made big plays for Amite last week.
West Feliciana at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: No. 13 West Feliciana 9-4; No. 1 Lutcher 12-1
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat Iowa 20-14; Lutcher beat Kaplan 13-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: LB Hunter Smith, QB Derrick Turner, TE Ricky Chatman, OL/DL Noah Pace; LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirklin, DL Sully Laiche, LB Brian St. Pierre, WR Al’Dontre Davis.
NOTEWORTHY: West Feliciana makes its third semifinal appearance since 2010 ... Lutcher seeks its first title-game appearance since winning the 3A title in 2008 ... Kirklin has 2,105 passing yards and 33 TDs along with 957 rushing yards and 13 TDs in Lutcher’s spread offense ... Turner directs a balanced option attack for WFHS.