Grace King (2-5) vs. Sci Academy
Yenni, 2 p.m.
Last week: Grace King lost to Karr 38-7; Sci Academy did not play
Last year: Did not play
Derrick Friloux has rushed for 396 yards to lead the much improved Irish, who have already equaled their win total from a season ago. Grace King looking to snap a three-game losing skid after beating Lake Area 19-16 in overtime and then almost upsetting West Jefferson.
Miller-McCoy (3-4) vs. Warren Easton (6-1)
Pan Am, 2:30 p.m.
Last week: Miller-McCoy beat Clark 27-7; Easton beat McDonogh.35 47-6
Last year: Easton won 41-6
Lions started season 0-4, including a game that ended in a brawl (vs. Landry-Walker) and a forfeit loss against Helen Cox (as a result of the brawl). But since then, they have responded with three consecutive victories over Bogalusa, KIPP, and Clark. Tall task ahead in Warren Easton, ranked No. 5 in The New Orleans Advocate Large School Super 10 and No. 4 in LSWA Class 4A poll. QB Deshawn Capers-Smith has put up crazy numbers this season (2,303 passing yards, 29 TD, 1 INT). He has big play weapons in WRs Tyron Johnson (1,012 yards) and Clyde Chriss (646 yards). The two have combined for 21 TDs.
Holy Cross (4-3) vs. St. Augustine (3-3)
Gormley, 2:30 p.m.
Last week: Holy Cross lost to Brother Martin 42-10; St. Aug lost to Rummel 35-6
Last year: St. Aug won 33-30
Both teams seeking first Catholic League win after double-digit losses in first two District 9-5A games. Holy Cross junior RB Tre Turner, a Mississippi State commit, has rushed for 606 yards and six TDS this season. Georgia commit Michael Chigbu has caught 29 passes for 417 yards and three TDs. The defense is led by Adrian Richardson, whose 78 tackles rank second in the metro area. Justice McCoy triggers the Purple Knight offense. His 1,686 passing yards rank third in the area. Stanley Morgan is his go-to-receiver. Morgan has caught 42 passes for 822 yards and eight TDs.
Jesuit (6-1) vs. Rummel (7-0)
Joe Yenni, 7 p.m.
Last week: Jesuit beat Shaw 49-14; Rummel beat St. Augustine 35-6
Last year: Rummel won 24-21 in OT
Winner of this one goes to 3-0 in Catholic League play and will remain at top of the district standings. Rummel is ranked No. 1 in 5A and the Large School Super 10 and is ranked No. 11 nationally by USA Today. Jesuit, meanwhile, is No. 3 in the Super 10 and fifth in Class 5A. Trey LaForge leads a balanced Blue Jays attack. The senior QB has thrown for 1,511 yards and 18 TDs. Kalija Lipscomb and Foster Moreau are two of his main targets. But the team also has a solid ground game with a stellar offensive line. Charles Jackson and Chris Mills have rushed for 568 and 562 yards, respectively. Rummel, meanwhile, counters with a potent running attack of its own led by Maurice Bailey (651 rushing yards). The Raiders’ defense is stout, especially up front with Briston Guidry and Tyrell Jacobs. Kristian Fulton leads the secondary.
Clark (1-6) vs. Thomas Jefferson (5-2)
Memtsas, 7 p.m.
Last week: Clark lost to Miller-McCoy 27-7; Thomas Jefferson beat KIPP 27-26
Last year: Thomas Jefferson won 31-0
District 10-3A game. Bulldogs lone win was a 10-3 victory over Ben Franklin. Since then, Bulldogs have scored just 14 total points in past three games. Jaguars have won two straight and can move to 1-0 in district play heading into what would be district title game against Miller-McCoy. Johnny Myers (434 passing yards) leads the Clark offense. Donte Sincere rushed 54 times for 254 yards last week for the Jaguars.
Carver (3-4) at Cohen (0-7)
Last week: Carver beat Sophie B. Wright 39-21; Cohen lost to Fisher 30-8
Last year: Carver won 60- 0
Rams are 2-2 in District 8-2A play. QB Quinton Matthews (1,087 passing yards) was heading up the Rams’ offense, but Rodney Major took over last week and looked to handle the duties just fine. Shamar Moses and Ryan Felt are the primary targets. Green hornets have lost 27 consecutive games.