at False River Academy
7 p.m. at False River.
RECORDS: Ascension Episcopal 1-0, False River 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Episcopal beat Catholic-Pointe Coupee, 15-10; False River beat Houma Christian, 34-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION EPISCOPAL: QB/DE Heath Headley, WR/DB Logan Landrave, WR/DB Michael Trahan, OL/DL Mason Daigle; FALSE RIVER: RB Ashton Brooks, FB/DL Brock Rockforde, QB Ryan Bossier, DE John Fabre.
NOTEWORTHY: Headley intercepted a Catholic-PC pass with 3:02 left and returned it 32 yards for the winning score in Thursday’s opener. ... Ascension Episcopal is located in Youngsville near Lafayette. The Blue Gators lost to Westminster in the first round of the 1A playoffs last year. ... Brooks rumbled for 183 yards last week as FRA’s attack churned out 403 yards rushing. He also returned a kickoff 76 yards for a score.
Brusly at Baker
7 p.m. at Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium.
RECORDS: Brusly 1-0, Baker 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Brusly beat Plaquemine, 16-8; Baker lost to Independence, 21-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: C Ben Crockett, OT Jacob Haydel, OG Kade Loupe, DE Jared Allan, LB Brendon Alexander, S Cullen Prejean, S Taylor Prejean; BAKER: RB Kensley Septs, RB Michael Gosserand, DB Brenton Tolliver, DL Marcus Hills.
NOTEWORTHY: Both teams run the Wing-T offense. ... Cullen and Taylor Prejean, both listed at 5-11, 175, are identical twins. ... Baker has lost eight straight since a 3-0 start last year. ... Brusly lost 7-0 to University in the jamboree, but coach Erik Willis said the Panthers got back on track last week after a great week of practice.
Capitol at East Feliciana
7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School, Clinton.
RECORDS: Capitol 0-1, East Feliciana 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Capitol lost to McKinley, 56-6; East Feliciana beat Northeast, 42-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: OL-DL Carl Carney, RB-DE Jarmar Roberson, WR Travis Hebert, WR-S Joseph McWilliams; EAST FELICIANA: QB Kendell Beckwith, WR Kelvin Woods, OG Braylon Jarrell, RB Kameron McKnight, DL Christopher Matthews DL DeQuan Franklin, DB Ellis Eubanks, DE Marquelle Ross, LB Wando Stampley.
NOTEWORTHY: Capitol and East Feliciana were 7-2A rivals last fall, but the Tigers moved up to 3A. ... Capitol faced the prospect of entering the season with only 17 players after a LHSAA hardship committee denied Capitol’s request for eligibility for the players who re-enrolled in the fall after transferring to other schools. However, a judge granted a temporary restraining order before kickoff of last week’s game against McKinley, allowing the players to suit up Thursday night. ... EFHS may have found a replacement for Joseph Robinson, last year’s top rusher, as McKnight had three TDs on five carries last week. ... EFHS is No. 8 in the state 3A poll.
7 p.m. at Floyd Boutte Stadium, Donaldsonville.
RECORDS: Episcopal 1-0, Ascension Catholic 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal beat Albany, 36-0; Ascension Catholic lost to Hanson, 12-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: RB Mike Henry, RB Garrett Simpson, QB Vincent Dellocono, OT-DE Tylor Harris; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB Collin Rowland, WR-LB Alex Olivier, OG-NT Ryan Rodrigue, OG-LB Blane Falsetter.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois played QB for ACHS in the late 1980s, leading the Bulldogs to the state semifinals in 1987. ... Simpson rushed for two TDs last week on three carries. Henry ran for 127 yards. ... Olivier’s 29-yard TD reception in the first quarter gave ACHS a 7-0 lead last week. The lead changed hands when Hanson went ahead with 2:24 left in the game. ... Episcopal is 10th in the state 2A poll. ... Game will be broadcast on 1460-AM and 1590-AM.
at Catholic-Pointe Coupee
7 p.m. at Community Park, New Roads.
RECORDS: Hanson 1-0, Catholic-PC 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Hanson beat Ascension Catholic, 12-7; Catholic-PC lost to Ascension Episcopal, 15-10.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANSON: QB Drake Rodriguez, RB Cole Fluke, RB Beau Ancona, WR Chase Businelle; CATHOLIC-PC: OL-DL Dylan Ramagos, RB Forest Cazayoux, LB Ethan McGrew, OL-DL Jontrell Saizon.
NOTEWORTHY: Second-half touchdowns by Fluke and Ancona propelled Hanson to last week’s come-from-behind win. ... Catholic-PC led late last week, but Ascension Episcopal returned an interception for a touchdown with 3:02 left for the win.
Livonia at St. John
7 p.m. at Canova Stadium, Plaquemine High.
RECORDS: Livonia 1-0, St. John 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Live Oak, 27-6; St. John beat Belaire, 51-22
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: PK-P Dylan Ainsworth, RB Mark Lewis, QB Mason Torres, LB Russell Farris, LB Marius Beauvais; ST. JOHN: RB Christian Primeaux, QB-RB-DB Davante Williams, C Chris Bordelon, OG Dakota Richard.
NOTEWORTHY: Ainsworth had a pair of field goals, including one from 44 yards out, in last week’s win. He also averaged 38 yards per punt. ... Williams rushed for 155 yards for St. John last week. Primeaux had four rushing TDs. ... St. John is No. 10 in the 1A poll.
PC Central at Port Allen
7 p.m. at Port Allen High.
RECORDS: PC Central 0-1, Port Allen 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Pointe Coupee Central lost to Avoyelles, 60-22; Port Allen beat Northwood-Lena, 39-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PC CENTRAL: QB Antonio Johnson, RB-LB Kevin Bourgeois, WR Rennard Maloid, S Devin Derozan, LB Byron Martin; PORT ALLEN: QB-LB Darrian Claiborne, C Adrian Guss, DE Charles Mullens, DE Morris Miller, G Emmett Kennedy.
NOTEWORTHY: Claiborne, who ran for three touchdowns and passed for one in the jamboree, rushed for two scores and passed for three in last week’s opener. ... Pointe Coupee Central, coming off back-to-back winless seasons, moves down from 2A to 1A this year. The Cougars have St. Edmund at home next week to open play in their new district. ... PCC returns 15 starters for 2010.
Springfield at Albany
7 p.m. at Albany
RECORDS: Springfield 1-0, Albany 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Springfield beat Mount Hermon, 28-0; Albany lost to Episcopal, 36-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: QB Joseph Kemp, C Wade Wheat, OF-LB John Quave, LB Shaquille Smith; ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, WR Jamare Jackson, LB Jordan Fitzgerald, DB Dalton Roach.
NOTEWORTHY: Albany scored a 6-0 win last September to snap Springfield’s five-game winning streak in the annual rivalry. The Livingston Parish schools are separated by 5 miles.
at Ascension Christian
7 p.m. at Ascension Christian-Gonzales
RECORDS: University 1-0, Ascension Christian 0-1.
LAST WEEK: University beat Newman, 27-6; Ascension Christian lost to Southern Lab, 34-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNIVERSITY: QB Kyle Crifasi, RB Nick Brossette, DE Hayes Stuart, LB Steven Sensley, RB William Armstrong, FS Jared Franklin; ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: RB-LB Jacob Puryear, TE-LB Josh Nelson, WR-CB Dean Washington, C-NT Christian Credeur.
NOTEWORTHY: University blocked three punts in the victory over Newman. ... Ascension Christian committed five turnovers against Southern Lab with two returned for touchdowns. ... Ascension Christian coach Brian Kinchen was a three-team all-state selection at U-High in the early 1980s. He went on to star at tight end for LSU and played 14 years in the NFL as a tight end and long snapper. ... U-High is ranked fourth in the 2A state poll.
at Central Catholic
7 p.m. at Morgan City High.
RECORDS: White Castle 1-0, Central Catholic 1-0.
LAST WEEK: White Castle beat Glen Oaks, 25-0; Central Catholic beat Loreauville, 15-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: RB Tyre Bracken, QB-DB Isaac O’Bear, WR-DB Terrance Taylor, C-DT Gerad Carlin; CENTRAL CATHOLIC: QB Joshua Singleton, RB Lloyd Grogan, WR Dontrell Brown.
NOTEWORTHY: Central Catholic, when went 11-2 last year advancing to the 1A quarterfinals, is ranked ninth in the state poll heading into the matchup with top-ranked White Castle, the defending 1A champion. ... Bracken rushed for 161 yards and two TDs against Glen Oaks in the first half. He did not play in the second. ... Central Catholic took the lead against Loreauville when Singleton scored on fourth-and-goal from the 3 with less than three minutes left.
Christian Life at
Crescent City Christian
7 p.m. Saturday at Muss Bertolino Stadium in Kenner.
RECORDS: CLA 0-1, Crescent City 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Christian Life lost to Dunham, 21-19; Crescent City beat Grace King, 7-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHRISTIAN LIFE: WR Frank Bartley, OL-DL Braxton Morgan, QB Trey Fisher; CRESCENT CITY: RB Blake Quinlivan, CB Sam Slack, S Nilo Bladsacker.
NOTEWORTHY: Christian Life muffed two extra points and one field goal last week because of issues with the center-holder exchange. ... Crescent City’s game against Grace King was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Quinlivan scored on a 3-yard run for the 7-0 win.
Central Private at
Adams County Christian
7 p.m. at Adams Co. Christian, Natchez, Miss.
RECORDS: Central Private 0-3, Adams County 1-2.
LAST WEEK: CPS lost to Silliman, 14-0; Adams Co. beat Riverdale Academy, 35-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL PRIVATE: OT-DT Brennan West, RB-LB Ryan Bowman, SE Lance Wicker, C-DT Rhett Seguin; ADAMS CO.: QB Johnny Smith, FB Christopher Perry.
NOTEWORTHY: Perry rushed for 121 yards on 17 carries and had two catches for 24 yards last week as Adams County scored its first win. He also made 11 tackles with three sacks. ... Central Private has committed 17 turnovers in its three games. ... In last year’s game, CPS beat Adams Co. 16-0.
at Trinity Episcopal
7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal, Natchez, Miss.
RECORDS: Silliman 2-1, Trinity Episcopal 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Silliman beat Central Private, 14-0; Trinity beat Bowling Green, 48-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SILLIMAN: QB-S Colt Ducote, S Jason Palermo, DE Brady Brian, LB Derek James, CB Craig Jones; TRINITY EPISCOPAL: WR-S Jake Winston, QB Tip McKenzie, WR/DB Tanner Cage.
NOTEWORTHY: Silliman’s victory over CPS came in a MAIS 6-2A opener. ... Trinity E is the alma mater of Stevan Ridley, who rushed for 1,147 yards as an LSU junior last year. Ridley begins his rookie season with the New England Patriots on Monday night.