Belaire at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Belaire 0-2; Scotlandville 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Northeast, 21-0; Scotlandville beat Parkview Baptist, 29-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: QB Jarvis York, WR-DB Joshua Coleman, OL-DL Wilfred Brown, OL-DL Darius Bickham, RB-LB Joseph Morrison; SCOTLANDVILLE: QB Kimani Smith, RB Kajandre Domino, WR Cevon Cage, LB Henry Taylor.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game is the first home game for 5A Scotlandville. … The Hornets opened their season against 2A Redemptorist, played 3A PBS last week and now play a 4A foe in Belaire. … Domino returned a kickoff 95 yards for a TD last week, while Smith passed for 222 yards. … Belaire looks to give first-year coach Jason Wilkins his first career win.
at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at Denham Springs High
RECORDS: Catholic 0-2; Denham Springs, 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Catholic lost to Mandeville, 27-7; Denham Springs beat Woodlawn, 50-39.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: RB Khalil Thomas, WR Christian Brown, LB Austin Dedon, DE Clay Moffitt; DENHAM SPRINGS: RB Kaleb Blanchard, QB Kyle Cedotal, TE Sterling Suggs, FB Tyrus Allen, LB Devin Duas, DB Reggie Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: DSHS looks to beat Catholic for the first time since 2008. … The Bears’ Braymer has passed for 140 yards, while Thomas has run for 190 yards. … Cedotal passed for 277 yards last week for DSHS, while Blanchard ran for 95 yards and 3 TDs. … Catholic is 0-2 for the first time since 2008.
Dutchtown at Sulphur
7 p.m. at Sulphur High
RECORDS: Dutchtown 2-0; Sulphur 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown beat Donaldsonville, 35-22; Sulphur beat LaGrange, 48-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: LB-RB Landon Collins, DL David Elias, DL Corey Thomas, QB Mason Nickens, OL Jared Spriggs, OL Zac Hill, OL Brian Hernandez; SULPHUR: LB Holden Rogers, RB Brian Walker, QR Dequian Matthews, QB Brice Gardiner.
NOTEWORTHY: Dutchtown, ranked second in 5A, plays on the road for the first time this season. … Collins is averaging 16.5 yards per carry for the Griffins in addition to being a defensive playmaker. … Nickens has 157 rushing yards for DHS. … Gardiner has passed for 197 yards for Sulphur. … Matthews is a DeQuincy transfer. … Walker has 133 rushing yards for the Tors.
East Feliciana at Zachary
7 p.m. at Zachary High
RECORDS: East Feliciana 2-0; Zachary 2-0.
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana beat Capitol, 40-6; Zachary beat Thibodaux, 41-26.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: QB-DE Kendell Beckwith, RB Kameron McKnight, OL-DL Dequan Franklin, OL-DL Braylon Jarrell, WR Trent Anio, DE Marquelle Ros, RB-DL Christopher Mattews, ATH Ellis Eubanks; ZACHARY: DL Jozie Milton, LB Brant Hernandez, DB Nick Maxey, OL Chris Taylor, WR Quenton Jones, RB Ron Pennington.
NOTEWORTHY: EFHS is ranked third in Class 3A. … Zachary’s Pace ranks among local and state passing leaders with 430 yards and 4 TDs. … Pennington has 125 yards receiving and 192 yards rushing for the Broncos. …. Beckwith has 203 yards passing, while McKnight has scored 5 rushing TDs for the Tigers, who moved up to 3A this season. … To follow the game on the Internet, go to www.zacharyschools.org and click on the listen link. … ZHS games are played on WLFT TV each Sunday at 1 p.m.
Hahnville at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Hahnville 1-1; Lutcher 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Hahnville beat Istrouma, 56-0; Lutcher beat McDonogh 35, 42-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HAHNVILLE: DB Jequindick Sandolph, Easton Melancon, WR Jaylon Bryant; LUTCHER: RB DiJohn Payne, QB Ruston Matherne, QB Jared Poche, OL Taylor Duhon, DE Jacob Keller, DB Troy Favorite, DL Darez Joseph, LB Londres Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher, ranked fourth in Class 4A, plays 5A Hahnville in a matchup of river parish teams. … Lutcher’s Taylor ran for 198 yards last week and has 371 yards for the season. … The Bulldogs host a river parish rival for the first time this season. … Hahnville rebounded from a Week 1 loss to oust one of Lutcher’s 6-4A rivals, Istrouma. … HHS’ Sandolph is an LSU commitment, while Lutcher’s Batiste is an Ole Miss commitment. … Melancon has passed for 334 yards and 5 TDs for Hahnville.
McKinley at Northside
7 p.m. at Northside High-Lafayette
RECORDS: McKinley 2-0; Northside 0-2.
LAST WEEK: McKinley beat Glen Oaks, 40-7; Northside lost to Carencro, 52-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: RB Phil Randall, RB Brandon Butler OL Garrick Mayweather, ATH Trey Colar, LB Lakeem Matthews; NORTHSIDE: QB Traven Lamelle, WR Monkurvis Irvin, WR Niland Guilbeau.
NOTEWORTHY: Class 5A McKinley has scored 92 points in its first two games. … Randall leads a balanced McKinley attack in rushing with 148 yards. … The Panthers have scored 92 points and allowed just 13 in two games. … Irvin has 144 yards receiving and Lamelle has passed for 316 yards for Northside, a team coached by former Southern player Vincent DeRouen.
Northeast vs. Tara
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Northeast 1-1; Tara 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Northeast beat Belaire, 21-0; Tara lost to West Feliciana, 54-34.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHEAST: RB Reggie Richardson, QB Ronnie Davis, WR Jalen Snowden, LB Damonte Richardson, FS Darryl Adams; TARA: LB Clemmette Harrell, DB Damon Coleman, DE Khari Henderson, QB John Washington, OL Daquarius Parks, WR Tyrick Nelson, WR Aaron Wright.
NOTEWORTHY: Before moving to 2A Northeast, NHS coach David Masterson served as head coach at Tara. … Washington sets the pace for Tara with 315 passing yards and 2 TDs. … Wright has 81 rushing yards and 71 receiving yards for the Trojans. … Tara turnovers led to four TDs for WFHS. … Class 4A Tara is the third straight opponent from a larger classification for Northeast. … Richardson ran for 113 yards last week for Northeast.
St. Amant at Lafayette
7 p.m. at Lafayette High
RECORDS: St. Amant 1-1; Lafayette .
LAST WEEK: St. Amant beat Miller-McCoy, 64-32; Lafayette lost to New Iberia, 28-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Guillory, RB Tylor Gonzales, RB Trey Washington; LAFAYETTE: RB Ray Thompson, RB Devin Benjamin, QB Tommy Jackson, WR Sam Mestayer.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Amant plays on the road for the first time this season. … The Gators are the second Baton Rouge area opponent Lafayette has hosted this season. … The Lions lost 41-31 to Woodlawn in Week 1. … Gonzales and Washington each scored two TDs last week for St. Amant, which piled up nearly 400 yards.
at St. Thomas Aquinas
7 p.m. at SLU’s Strawberry Stadium-Hammond
RECORDS: St. Michael 2-0; St. Thomas Aquinas 1-1.
LAST WEEK: St. Michael beat The Dunham School, 44-17; St. Thomas Aquinas lost to Loreauville, 34-31.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: LB Blake Bellefontaine, DL Logan Patty, WR Christian Frey, OL Dustin Miller, OL Chase Krause, SS Josh Stickling; ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: QB Daryl Moore, RB Breland Dillon, WR Steve Wronkowski.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael is 2-0 for the first time since 2003. … SM’s Dash Duncan leads area passers with 360 yards and 7 TDs, while WR Sonny Adams has 11 catches for 199 yards and 4 TDs. Duncan had 156 passing yards last week. … STA’s Moore passed for 248 yards last week. … Wronkowski had 6 catches for 111 yards, while Dillon ran for 95 yards.
Southern Lab at Istrouma
7 p.m. at Istrouma High
RECORDS: Southern Lab 2-0; Istrouma 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Cohen, 25-8; Istrouma lost to Hahnville, 56-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: OL-DL Derek McKee, LB Leroy Dukes, LB Jarrot Thomas, WR Marquise Ricard, QB Deonte Shorts, TE-LB Kameryon Brown; ISTROUMA: RB Alexander Thomas, QB Marquis Kaigler, LB Trey Holmes, SS Javaris Washington.
NOTEWORTHY: SLHS, of Class 1A, travels for the first time this season. … First-year Istrouma coach Johnny Felder, a former St. Helena Central standout, seeks his first career win. … The Indians are looking to score their first points of the season. … Southern Lab has dominated its first two opponents, despite having a number of new starters, including QB Shorts.
7 p.m. at Plaquemine High’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Vandebilt Catholic 0-2; Plaquemine 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Vandebilt lost to St. Charles Catholic, 48-7; Plaquemine beat South Lafourche, 28-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: VANDEBILT: RB Elijah McGuire, TE-DE Chase Hawthorne, LB Seth Ward, DB-WR Beau Smith; PLAQUEMINE: WR-P Joe Jordan, RB Hakeem Deggs, QB Ricky Aro, DB Quintell Jackson, SS Jaquantis Pugh.
NOTEWORTHY: Interesting nondistrict game for two Class 4A teams. … Plaquemine plays a bayou area team for the second straight week. … McGuire is the top offensive weapon for VCHS, but has been hampered by injuries. … A TD run by Aro helped Plaquemine rally for a win last week. … Jordan is averaging 41.2 yards per punt.
Walker at East Ascension
7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium-Gonzales Primary School
RECORDS: Walker 0-2; East Ascension 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Walker lost to Broadmoor, 20-6; East Ascension beat Sarah Reed, 49-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: RB-DB Carlton Perkins, RB-WR Shaun Lowe, DE Jimmy Leblanc, DB Colby Leger; EAST ASCENSION: QB Adam Miller, RB Sione Palelei, RB Jamarcus Jarvis.
NOTEWORTHY: EAHS looks to go 3-0 under first-year head coach Paul Bourgeois. …. Walker’s Perkins has rushed 311 yards and 4 TDs in the Wildcats first two games, including 177 in the season opener. … Miller threw for 3 TDs last week and is also averaging 32 yards per punt for EAHS. … Palelei has 210 rushing yards for the Spartans.
Woodlawn at Central
7 p.m. at Central Middle School
RECORDS: Woodlawn 1-1; Central 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn lost to Denham Springs, 50-39; Central lost to St. Thomas More, 24-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: QB Kendall Barnes, WR Jamaal Lofton, OL Mason Corder, K Jonathan Barnes, DB Devante Davis; CENTRAL: OL Thomas Willis, OL Hunter Edgens, Briton Scardina, DB Jesus Acousta, Sean Parker.
NOTEWORTHY: The two 5A teams from different local districts look to rebound from losses in Week 2. … Woodlawn’s Kendall Barnes ranks among the local and state passing leaders with 466 yards and 8 TDs. … Lofton has 151 yards receiving for Woodlawn. … Central’s Brett Courville passed for 69 yards last week.