Albany at St. Thomas Aquinas
7 p.m. at SLU’s Strawberry Stadium
RECORDS: Albany 0-1; St. Thomas Aquinas 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Albany lost to Thomas Jefferson 27-6; St. Thomas Aquinas lost to Loranger 44-26.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ALBANY: DB Dylan Kinchen, LB Luke Callahan, WR Dylan Cunningham; St. Thomas Aquinas: QB Cameron Dantzler, OG Ricky Henry, FS Hunter Stanley.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Thomas Aquinas beat Albany 35-8 last season.. ... Both teams are trying to put behind large losses in their season openers.
Ascension Christian at Crescent City
7 p.m. at Crescent City-Metairie
RECORDS: Ascension Christian 0-1; Crescent City 0-1
LAST WEEK: Ascension Christian lost to Lafayette Christian 34-0; Crescent City lost to Haynes Academy 22-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: QB Darren Landry, FS Kagan Carter, WR/SS Payton Bahlinger, WR/DB David Smith; CRESCENT CITY: S Roderic Teamer, WR Mikhail Jacobs
NOTEWORTHY: Crescent City Christian beat Ascension Christian 25-12 last season.. ... Both teams look to leave behind Week 1 shutouts to improve to their first win in Week 2.
Covenant Christian at White Castle
RECORDS: Covenant Christian 1-0; White Castle 1-0
LAST WEEK: Covenant Christian beat Peabody 39-26; White Castle beat Morgan City 50-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: COVENANT CHRISTIAN: RB/S Jordan McKay, QB Marquel Daigle, DT Sashen Staidum; WHITE CASTLE: RB Dontrell Taylor, RB Harold Zachary, Chris Major.
NOTEWORTHY: White Castle beat Covenant Christian 46-10 last season. ... Both teams won their season openers by at least 10 points. ... Covenant Christian RB Jordan McKay and QB Marquel Daigle combined for 186 yards and five touchdowns against Peabody. ... The Class 1A Lions’ 39-26 win over Peabody was their first win over a Class 4A team.
Dunham vs. Ascension Catholic
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: Dunham 0-1; ACHS 1-0
LAST WEEK: Dunham lost to St. Stanislaus (Miss) 34-19; Ascension Catholic beat Catholic-PC 41-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: WR Able Duhon, QB Jyron Walker, RB Chase Day; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: DB Cole Holiday, Jacob Caballero, DB Joe Landry, DB Jaiquil Wade, OT Lee Landry, OT Hunter Daigle.
NOTEWORTHY: Dunham beat Ascension Catholic 44-24 last season. ... Dunham yielded three special teams scores last week. ... Ascension Catholic racked up 400 yards on 49 rushing attempts while limiting Catholic-PC to 96 rushing yards.
False River at Ascension Episcopal
RECORDS: False River Academy 1-0; Ascension Episcopal 1-0.
LAST WEEK: False River beat Christian Life 26-24; Ascension Episcopal beat Grand Lake 28-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FALSE RIVER: RT Grant Polozolo, TB Brandon Chenevert, TB Blake Fulmer; ASCENSION EPISCOPAL: RB Ja’Ciery Linzer, QB Jake Arceneaux, WR Brennan Ducote.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Episcopal beat False River 39-0 last season. ... Ascension Episcopal QB Jake Arceneaux completed 5 of 11 passes for 69 yards in his first varsity start. ... Gators RB Ja’Ciery Linzer scored three TDs in the win.
East Iberville at Christian Life
7 p.m. at CLA
RECORDS: East Iberville 0-1; Christian Life 0-1.
LAST WEEK: EIHS lost Sophie B. Wright 31-12; Christian Life lost to False River 26-24.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: LB Daijail Arthur, QB Sean Griffin, WE Mark Tasker; CHRISTIAN LIFE: WR Justin Hutchinson, DE/WR Trey Lewis
NOTEWORTHY: Christian Life beat East Iberville 34-0 last season. ... East Iberville’s Daijail Arthur had 12 tackles in the loss to Sophie B. Wright.
Hanson Memorial at Catholic-Pointe Coupee
7 p.m. at Fairgrounds-New Roads
RECORDS: Hanson 1-0; Catholic-PC 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Hanson beat Jeanerette 26-6; CHSPC lost to Ascension Catholic 41-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANSON: RB Jeff Soulis, WR Royce Norton; CATHOLIC-PC: RB Landon LeMay, QB Jonas Guichet, WR Gabe Vandegrift, DL Grant Spencer, LB Lucas Patin, LB Bret Hawkins, FS Boyd Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic-Pointe Coupee beat Hanson Memorial 33-14 last season. ... Jonas Guichet connected with Jacob Juge on a 36-yard TD, and the Hornets rushed 96 yards in the loss to Ascension Catholic.
KIPP Renaissance at Glen Oaks
7 p.m. at GOHS
RECORDS: KIPP Renaissance 0-1; Glen Oaks 0-1
LAST WEEK: KIPP lost to Central 34-6; Glen Oaks lost to Belaire 27-24.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KIPP: QB Justin Hull; GLEN OAKS: TE/DE Tyus Taylor, OL/DL Devin Claiborne, WR/DB Darren Evans.
NOTEWORTHY: Glen Oaks beat KIPP Renaissance 35-21 last season. ... Glen Oaks looks to get its first win after a nearly overcoming a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to Belaire last week.
Northeast at Baker
7 p.m. Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium
RECORDS: Northeast 1-0; Baker 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Northeast beat Broadmoor 20-16; Baker beat Tara 6-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHEAST: QB Marqueon Minor RB Dominick Yates, OT Tilon Williams, DL Leroy Roddy, DB Jarmon Bradford, DE Andre Snowden; BAKER: RB/DB Preston Bell, DB Deontrey Hunt.
NOTEWORTHY: Northeast edged Baker 8-6 last season. ... Baker RB/DB Preston Bell caught two interceptions last week for the Buffaloes and scored the team’s only TD. ... Northeast QB Marqueon Minor completed 5 of 10 passes for 84 yards, rushed for 141 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Redemptorist at Port Allen
7 p.m. at PAHS’ Otwell Stadium
RECORDS: Redemptorist 0-1; Port Allen 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Redemptorist lost to Terrebonne 48-14; Port Allen beat Avoyelles 45-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: REDEMPTORIST: QB Michael Williams, WR/DB Kaleb Battle; PORT ALLEN: WR Telson Allen, LB Casper Williams, DT Deldridge Wiley, DB James Jones.
NOTEWORTHY: PAHS coach Guy Blanchard was once an assistant coach at RHS. ... Redemptorist coach Terence Williams said, “We need to take care of the football and play great defense to stay on the field with Port Allen.”
St. John at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal
RECORDS: St. John 0-1; Episcopal 1-0
LAST WEEK: St. John lost to Brusly 14-0; Episcopal beat North Vermilion 28-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JOHN: QB Hayden Hemenway, DB/RB Brandon Noel, OL/DL Dylan Tempanaro, OL/DL Andrew Gulotta EPISCOPAL: RB/LB David Wade, OG Dalton Barrick, WR Evan Lawson.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal beat St. John 36-16 last season. ... Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois said the teams are evenly matched and Friday night’s game should add to the rivalry.
Southern Lab at University
7 p.m. at Boss Field/Gill Stadium
RECORDS: Southern Lab 0-1; University 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab lost to St. Charles 31-12; University beat Teurlings Catholic 36-35.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: WR Xavier Bell, OL D.J. Clark, DL Shannon Forman, DB Jonah Granger; UNIVERSITY: Jalon Baker, Mark Gravois, Brennan Boudreaux, Vondero Weir.
NOTEWORTHY: University beat Southern Lab 55-14 last season. ... Southern Lab RB Darbbeon Profit ran for 80 yards and a touchdown against St. Charles Catholic. ... University RB Nick Brossette rushed for 150 rush yards against Teurlings Catholic including the game-deciding two-point conversion with 28 seconds left.
West Feliciana at Franklin Parish
7 p.m. at FPHS
RECORDS: West Feliciana 1-0; Franklin Parish 1-0.
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat East Feliciana 28-14; Franklin Parish beat Alexandria 25-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WFHS: RB Jazz Ferguson, QB/DB Ryan Reed, LB Hunter Smith; FRANKLIN PARISH: QB Wesley Cirilo, RB Brandon Hillman, Reginald Carter.
NOTEWORTHY: Franklin Parish beat West Feliciana 34-28 last season. ... West Feliciana RB Jazz Ferguson rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries against East Feliciana. ... Franklin Parish rushed for 280 yards in the second half against Alexandria.
Central Private at Adams County Christian
7 p.m. ACCS in Natchez, Mississippi
RECORDS: Central Private 1-2; Adams County Christian
LAST WEEK: Central Private lost to Trinity Episcopal 20-7; Centreville beat Adams County Christian 56-44
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL PRIVATE: QB Trenton Guay, WR Cole Averette, RB/MLB Johnny Duncan, Jr.; ADAMS COUNTY: RB Trey Fleming.
NOTEWORTHY: Adams County Christian beat Central Private 41-0 last season. ... ACCS RB Trey Fleming scored three TDs, rushed for 97 yards and caught eight passes for 100 yards in the loss to Centreville.
Silliman at Copiah Academy
7 p.m. at Copiah in Gallman, Mississippi
RECORDS: Silliman 2-1; Copiah 2-1
LAST WEEK: Silliman beat Parklane Academy 20-6; Copiah beat Hillcrest Christian 27-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SILLIMAN: QB Zach Kelly, WR Caleb Jackson, OLB Will Douglas, OLB Jordan Talley, NG Jozie Milton.
NOTEWORTHY: Silliman beat Copiah 38-3 last season. ... Both teams cruised past their MAIS opponent.