All games starts at 7 p.m.
Carencro (7-2, 5-1)
at Lafayette (4-5, 1-5)
Last Year: Carencro won 41-21.
The Buzz: Carencro has already locked up at least a share of the 3-5A title. A loss could make the Bears co-champions; a win guarantees an outright title. Lafayette might have difficulty making the playoffs after a somewhat auspicious start.
Northside (4-5, 2-3)
at Teurlings (8-1, 5-0)
Last Year: Teurlings won 44-14.
The Buzz: This is a neighborhood as well as a 5-4A rivalry. Both are within blocks of one another, and there is significance attached to the game for both. Teurlings needs a win to main a high power ranking as well as win a district title outright. Northside is still fighting for a playoff position.
Breaux Bridge (6-2, 4-1)
at S.T. More (8-1, 4-1)
Last Year: Breaux Bridge won 21-17.
The Buzz: An important game in 5-4A for both. Breaux Bridge can create some damage in the district race by defeating St. Thomas More. A tie for the title is possible, if Teurlings loses to Northside. STM can also tie for a title if TCHS loses. BBHS will match its defense against the high-scoring Cougars.
St. Martinville (1-8, 0-5)
at Westgate (2-7, 0-5)
Last Year: Westgate won 30-28.
The Buzz: These 5-4A teams are battling to stay out of the bottom of the district standings. Westgate is young, but promising. SMSH has had problems keeping players interested in football.
Beau Chene (3-6, 1-4)
at Eunice (3-6, 1-4)
Last Year: Eunice won 27-3.
The Buzz: Beau Chene is completing a year when the Gators showed marginal improvement. Eunice has lost some close district games. Both have used Opelousas for their only district wins.
Crowley (7-2, 5-1)
at Madison Parish (4-5, 1-3)
Last Year: Crowley won 56-14.
The Buzz: Crowley has completed its 4-4A schedule, and the Gents are firmly in second place. Washington-Marion, which plays league-leader LaGrange, already has two league losses. Madison Parish has one win in a tough north Louisiana district.
South Terrebonne (7-1, 4-0) at Cecilia (4-5, 3-3)
Last Year: Cecilia won 41-34.
The Buzz: After finishing a tough 5-4A schedule, it doesn’t get any easier for Cecilia in a regular-season ending game. South Terrebonne is among the top 10 teams in the 4A power rankings, and the Gators average over 40 points a game in 7-4A.
Sulphur (5-4, 4-2)
at Comeaux (3-6, 1-5)
Last Year: Comeaux won 28-7.
The Buzz: It’s a key game for Sulphur. The Tors can move up several places in the 3-5A standings, especially if Carencro loses to Lafayette. Comeaux has had problems winning district games this season, although the Spartans have played competitively.
North Vermilion (3-6, 2-2)
at Erath (4-5, 2-2)
Last Year: North Vermilion won 10-6.
The Buzz: This is about as evenly-matched a game as you will find in the Acadiana area this week. NVHS has won two of the past three, while Erath is much improved over last year. No district title possibilities are associated with this game, but it will be competitive.
Kaplan (7-2, 4-0)
at Notre Dame (7-2, 4-0)
Last Year: Notre Dame won 47-6.
The Buzz: Obviously the game that will decide the district title in 6-3A. Kaplan is on a seven-game winning streak and fully healthy after a series of early key injuries. Notre Dame is the team to beat for the title as the Pioneers are every year. One of the area’s best games will unfold at Gardiner Memorial in Crowley.
Ville Platte (3-6, 2-2)
at Northwest (3-6, 2-2)
Last Year: Northwest won 20-18.
The Buzz: Northwest has a chance to reach the state playoffs and a victory would give the Raiders third place in 5-3A. Ville Platte needs to win in order to enter the playoffs. The key for Ville Platte is how to stop running back Chris Lee. For NWHS, it’s how to find ways to get Lee in one-on-one matchups.
Westminster (1-8, 1-4)
at Opelous. Cath. (8-1, 4-1)
Last Year. Opelousas Catholic won 34-7.
The Buzz: The records are opposite. OC needs a win to finish second in 5-2A. WCA has some momentum after defeating Jeanerette last week. There is a chance these two teams could play again next week in the first round of the select-team playoffs.
Port Barre (2-7, 0-4) at Pine Prairie (3-6, 0-4)
Last Year: Port Barre won 34-0.
The Buzz: The loser of this game finishes at the bottom of the 5-3A standings. Port Barre is on a five-game losing streak with an offense that is mired in mistakes. Pine Prairie has the most wins in the school’s short varsity history. The Panthers have an edge with the defense.
St. Edmund (5-3, 3-0)
at Sacred Heart (5-4, 2-1)
Last Year: St. Edmund won 35-6.
The Buzz: St. Edmund brings an offense that has gained over 3,000 yards in eight games to Sacred Heart. The contest decides the district title in 5-1A. SHHS has to play excellent defense to stop the Jays’ offense, which spreads teams all over the field.
Abbeville (0-9, 0-4)
at West St. Mary (0-9, 0-4)
Last Year: West St. Mary won 24-0.
The Buzz: Both have probably had this game circled on their calendars since midseason. Obviously the winner manages to avoid a winless season. WSMHS has a young team that has improved somewhat since the start of the year. Abbeville was 0-10 last year.
Delcambre (4-5, 2-2)
at Catholic.-NI (9-0, 4-0)
Last Year: Catholic-New Iberia won 56-14.
The Buzz: Some feel that CHSNI has the best team in Class 2A and the Panthers’ division when the select-team playoffs start. CHSNI certainly has played well enough to earn that respect. Delcambre has had a respectable season, considering the Panthers started the year with fewer than 30 players.
Cent. Catholic-MC (7-2, 4-1) at Gueydan (0-9, 0-5)
Last Year: Central Catholic won 50-0.
The Buzz: Central Catholic will finish in at least a tie for second in 7-1A with a victory. CCMC will be preparing for the select-team playoffs with this game. Gueydan is one of the smallest Class 1A schools.