Catholic at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at DHS
RECORDS: Catholic 5-1 in District 5-5A; Dutchtown 3-3, 1-0
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat St. Amant 44-21; Dutchtown beat Woodlawn 31-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: WR Landon Flowers, RB Clyde Edwards Helaire, CB Conner Bowen, P-PK Jack Gonsoulin; DUTCHTOWN: Hunter Austin, Brett Broussard, Mylik McWilliams, Lloyd Cushenberry, Chris Falgoust.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic won 38-22 last season and is ranked fifth in Class 5A. ... Catholic RB Derrius Guice has 1,233 all-purpose yards. ... Brandt Fritsche has passed for 761 yards for the Griffins, who snapped a scoreless tie at halftime with three third-quarter TDs. ... Guice scored four TDs in the second quarter against St. Amant.
Central at Zachary
7 p.m. at Zachary’s Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: Central 2-4, 0-2 in District 4-5A; Denham Springs 4-2, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Central lost to Denham Springs 28-6; Zachary beat Plaquemine 64-28
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: OL Hyatt Harris, OL Blase Courville, OL Jace Bragg, OL Corey O’Bear; ZACHARY: QB Lindsey Scott, WR Douglas Coleman, LB Donovan Perkins, DB Khari Lowe.
NOTEWORTHY: Central coach Sid Edwards coached ZHS coach David Brewerton at Catholic High and Brewerton later coached with Edwards at Redemptorist. ... The Broncos cracked the LSWA’s 5A poll at No. 9 this week. ... Zachary’s Scott passed for 383 yards and four TDs last week ... Central won 35-0 last year.
Live Oak at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Live Oak 2-4, 1-2 in District 4-5A; Walker 0-6, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Live Oak beat Broadmoor 33-14; Walker lost to Scotlandville 49-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVE OAK: DB Cade Guillory, PK Nathan Holliday, C Sheldon Rogers, WR Hayes Legendre; WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman III, WR Terrell Warner, WR Jacob Kennedy.
NOTEWORTHY: Bozeman ranks second in the state in passing with 1,737 yards and 19 TDs ... LOHS won 55-28 a year ago ... Live Oak snapped a two-game losing streak last week. ... Michael Claverie passed for 172 yards last week for the Eagles.
McKinley at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: McKinley 3-3, 0-1 in District 5-5A; St. Amant 3-3 0-1.
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to East Ascension 35-19; St. Amant lost to Catholic 44-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: McKINLEY: DE/TE Nick Wiggins, ATH Juwan Ruffin, WR/DB Jaylon Jonson, DL Daniel James; ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Dixon, WR/PK Briggs Bourgeois, WR Richard Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Amant posted a 41-13 victory over the Panthers last season ... Larry Moore leads MHS offense with 485 rushing yards ... The Gators’ Dixon ran for 116 yards and two TDs last week and also ranks among the state’s passing leaders with 1,387 yards.
Plaquemine at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire High
RECORDS: Plaquemine 5-1, 0-0 in District 6-4A; Belaire 2-4, 0-1
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine lost to Zachary 64-28; Belaire lost to Tara 26-24
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: RB/WR Wayne Toussaint, RB Preston Russ, OL/DL Kevin Dotson; BELAIRE: QB Tyler Woods, RB Fred Ramsey, RB DeQuan Hicks.
NOTEWORTHY: Woods ran for two TDs last week for Belaire. ... It is the first 6-4A game for Plaquemine, a 51-0 winner over the Bengals a year ago. ... D’Morea Wicks and Louis Conerly combined to pass for 266 yards last week for Plaquemine.
Scotlandville at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at DSHS
RECORDS: Scotlandville 4-2, 2-1 in District 4-5A; Denham Springs 4-2, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Walker 49-13; Denham Springs beat Central 28-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Delmas Holmes, QB Levi Lewis, WR Kaleb Harmon, DL D’Andre Jackson; DENHAM SPRINGS: DB Luke Duplantis, RB/DB B.J. Armstrong, DL DJ Wells, DB Josh Baker.
NOTEWORTHY: The Scotlandville defense led by Jackson recorded eight sacks last week. ... The Hornets beat DSHS 26-10 a year ago. ... Holmes has rushed for 656 yards for SHS, including 200-yard games the last two weeks. ... DSHS’ Tyre Golmond has 740 rushing yards.
Tara at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Tara 3-3, 1-0 in District 6-4A; Lutcher 3-3, 0-1
LAST WEEK: Tara beat Belaire 26-24 in OT; Lutcher lost to St. Michael 18-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: DB Jarren Powers, RB Dedrick Brooks, OL Sanchez Mitchell, WR DaMonte Coxie, ; LUTCHER: DL Sully Laiche, LB Ricky Ross, WR Destin Porter, WR Gavin Englade.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher has lost three straight, including last week’s district opener. ... Coxie had 121 receiving yards last week for Tara. ... Lutcher quarterback Jontre Kirklin, who missed last week’s game with an injury, might be back in the starting lineup. ... Lutcher beat Tara 61-6 in 2013.
Woodlawn at East Ascension
7 p.m. at EAHS
RECORDS: Woodlawn 4-2, 0-1 in District 5-5A; East Ascension 4-2, 1-0
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn lost to Dutchtown 31-14; EAHS beat McKinley 35-19
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: OL Cole Perkins, DL Aaron White, DB Eltorrian Gildersleeve; EAST ASCENSION: OL Sam Hargrave, OL Ryan Keller, DL Justin Simms.
NOTEWORTHY: Another pivotal 5-5A game. ... EAHS won 38-19 last season. ... Woodlawn’s Charles Brooks has passed for 1,003 yards and rushed for 481, while his EAHS counterpart, Kyran Irvin has 918 passing yards and 477 rushing yards.