Central at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Central 3-6, 1-4 in District 4-5A; Live Oak 4-5, 2-3
LAST WEEK: Central beat Walker 68-26; Live Oak beat Tara 28-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: RB Anthony Johnson, WR Luke Snyder, RB Leo Brownfield, DL Jeremy Vaughn; LIVE OAK: QB Michael Claverie, OT Garrett Lee, DE Vance Pritchard, CB Logan Laird.
NOTEWORTHY: Central ended a six-game losing streak last week. ... The Wildcats amassed more than 780 yards a week ago. ... Central posted a 33-13 victory last season. ... Claverie passed for 143 yards and one TD last week and also scored two TDs.
Denham Springs at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Denham Springs 5-4, 4-1 in District 4-5A; Walker 0-9, 0-5
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs lost to Zachary 28-24; Walker lost to Central 68-26
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: OL Kyle Dear, TE/DE Zach Mayo, DB/KR B.J. Armstrong, DB Hunter Scott; WALKER: WR Jeffrey Bell, QB Terry Bozeman, LB Keisean Hester, DE Brett Ross.
NOTEWORTHY: Game between Livingston Parish rivals. ... Bozeman has passed for 2,601 yards and 20 TDs and ranks among the state leaders, while DSHS RB Tyre Golmond has rushed for 1,006 yards and 12 TDs. ... Denham Springs won 31-13 last season.
East Ascension vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: East Ascension 5-4, 2-2; Catholic 8-1, 4-0
LAST WEEK: East Ascension lost to St. Amant 57-34; Catholic beat Woodlawn 38-30
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: WR Josh Andrews, LB Josh Dennis; CATHOLIC: P/PK Jack Gonsoulin, RB Derrius Guice, LB Cade Melancon.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic has already wrapped up the 5-5A title and EAHS is part of a three-way tie for second. ... Catholic beat the Spartans 31-14 a year ago. ... The Bears’ Derrius Guice leads area 5A rushers with 1,191 yards and 17 TDs. ... EAHS’ Kyran Irvin has 834 yards rushing and 1,332 yards passing.
Miller McCoy at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Miller-McCoy 4-5; Lutcher 5-4
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Belaire 43-16; beat Thomas Jefferson 20-19
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MILLER MCCOY: QB Melvin Johnson, RB Thomas Gardner, DT Brian Webb, DE Andre Anthony; LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirklin, WR Al’Dontre DB Davis, Ethan Bland, LB/SS Shawn Brignac.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher coach Tim Detillier picked up his 250th career win last week. ... The Bulldogs beat Miller McCoy 47-13 last season. ... Kirklin leads Lutcher with 1,656 passing yards and 20 TDs . ... Miller McCoy finished 3-0 in District 11-3A.
St. Amant at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: St. Amant 5-4, 2-2; Dutchtown 4-5, 2-2
LAST WEEK: St. Amant beat East Ascension 57-34; Dutchtown beat McKinley 22-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Dixon, WR Briggs Bourgeois, WR Marquise Hampton; DUTCHTOWN: QB Brandt Fritsche, WR Cornelius Washington, RB/WR Averee York, WR Johnathan Hodnoh.
NOTEWORTHY: The two teams are tied for second in 5-5A with East Ascension. ... Dutchtown won 53-50 in five OTs last season. ... Dixon ranks among the state’s passing leaders with 1,936 yards. ... Fritsche has 1,042 passing yards.
St. Michael at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire
RECORDS: St. Michael 8-1, 2-1 in District 6-4A; Belaire 3-6, 0-3
LAST WEEK: St. Michael lost to Plaquemine 28-17; Belaire lost to Lutcher 43-16
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: DE Keagan Valdray, C William Englade, OG Christian Sunseri, DB Jordan Dudley; BELAIRE: WR/QB Tim Williams, RB Fred Ramsey, LB Greg Ransom.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael can record one of the top regular-season finishes in school history with another win. ... The game was originally scheduled for Thursday but was moved to Friday. ... It is Belaire’s third home game at its new school-based stadium. ... St. Michael won 35-12 in 2013.
Scotlandville vs. Donaldsonville
7 p.m. at Boutte Memorial Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: Scotlandville 6-3; Donaldsonville 5-4
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Broadmoor 19-6; Donaldsonville beat Franklin 26-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Malik Wells, DE/TE DeAndre Williams, WR Kaleb Harmon, DB Dirk Stokes; DONALDSONVILLE: OL/DL Tyarise Stevenson, WR/DE/QB Stephen Sullivan, TE/S Percy Cargo, RB/LB Tajh Gillard, LB Rene Gibson.
NOTEWORTHY: Talent is plentiful for this nondistrict game. ... Scotlandville was a 34-12 winner a year ago when the two teams met. ... RB Delmas Holmes has over 700 yards rushing for Scotlandville. ... Sullivan is an LSU commitment who missed a few games because of a concussion.
Tara at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Tara 3-6, 1-2 in District 6-4A; Plaquemine 8-1, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to Live Oak 28-14; Plaquemine beat St. Michael 28-17
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: WR Da’Monte Coxie, WR Michael Washington, LB Kelvin Burton; PLAQUEMINE: OT Jodeci Harris, LB Louis Conerly, OL/DL Kevin Dotson, QB D’Morea Wicks.
NOTEWORTHY: Seventh-ranked Plaquemine needs one more win to claim the 6-4A title outright. ... QB Wicks leads the Green Devils with 845 rushing yards. ... Coxie is an up-and-coming receiver. ... Plaquemine won 41-0 last season.
Zachary at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: Zachary 8-1, 5-0 in District 4-5A; Broadmoor 3-6, 2-3
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat Denham Springs 28-24; Broadmoor lost to Scotlandville 19-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: QB Lindsey Scott Jr., WR Shyron White, K Martell Fontenot, DB P.J. Cannon; BROADMOOR: RB Broderick Dellihue, FB/LB Henry Williams, P/C Greg Ramirez, DB Stanton Dickerson.
NOTEWORTHY: Zachary is ranked ninth in 5A and won 32-20 last season. ... Dellihue has 1,174 rushing yards for Broadmoor so far this season. ... Scott has rushed for 717 yards and passed for 1,800 yards.