All games 7 p.m.
Lafayette (3-0) at Acadiana (1-2)
Last Year: Acadiana won 27-10.
The Buzz: Lafayette High is off to a quick start for an intracity rivalry that has been intense at times because of proximity and playing in the same district.. LHS hasn’t won many games lately in the series. Acadiana has played some tough competition, including Rummel on Saturday, but the Rams possess an offense poised to explode.
Barbe (2-1) at Carencro (2-1)
Last Year: Barbe won 47-23.
The Buzz: The Barbe-Carencro games have always been classics. This season Carencro is again making a bid to make this game one that could determine the District 5-3A title. Barbe lacks the dynamic weapons from last season, but the Buccaneers can still score.
Comeaux (2-1) at Sam Houston (3-0)
Last Year: Comeaux won 34-28.
The Buzz: Sam Houston is the surprise team so far, while Comeaux has shown it can be competitive. This could be one of the better games involving 5-3A teams.
New Iberia (1-2) at Sulphur (1-2)
Last Year: New Iberia won 17-7.
The Buzz: New Iberia is reloading after a successful 2013 season. Look for the Yellow Jackets to improve. It could start against Sulphur.
Crowley (2-1) at Beau Chene (1-2)
Last Year: Crowley won 46-19.
The Buzz: This game starts the District 4-4A schedule for both. Crowley’s offense features big-play potential. Beau Chene defeated Port Barre by one point Thursday night after PBHS missed an extra point. BCHS is playing its third game using the veer.
Eunice (2-1) at Opelousas (1-2)
Last Year: Eunice won 42-20.
The Buzz: Eunice has not lost to Opelousas since Paul Trosclair became the EHS coach in 1995. Trosclair said EHS showed improvement in the 28-12 win over St. Martinville. Opelousas’ defense has given up a lot of points the past two games against good Lafayette and McKinley teams.
Rayne (3-0) at Washing-Marion (0-3)
Last Year: Rayne won 35-21.
The Buzz: Rayne has been known for its running game, but the Wolves are also moving the football more with the passing game featuring quarterback Jaylon Reed and a group of talented receivers. District 4-4A opponent Washington-Marion might be winless but check out the schedule.
Breaux Bridge (2-1) at Westgate (1-2)
Last Year: Breaux Bridge won 28-15.
The Buzz: Both beginning play in always tough District 5-4A. The Breaux Bridge offense has been slow to materialize, but the Tigers have won before with defense. BBHS might need that “D” to stop a talented Westgate.
Cecilia (1-2) at Teurlings (2-1)
Last Year: Teurlings won 42-20.
The Buzz: Cecilia starts District 5-4A with a team that has lost a pair of close games, including last week by four points at undefeated Church Point. Teurlings scored a huge win over Notre Dame. The Rebels’ problem is containing Raymond Calais, one of the state’s top rushers. The scoring might get out of hand in this one.
Northside (1-2) at St. Martinsville (1-2)
Last Year: Northside won 40-14.
The Buzz: Northside scored one of the program’s memorable victories last week over Evangel. The Vikings start district against a St. Martinville team with big-play potential starting with quarterback Jordan Papillion.
Evangel (1-2) at St. Thomas More (3-0)
Last Year: St. Thomas More won 26-0.
The Buzz: A classic battle between two teams whose histories extend deeply into the state playoffs. STM hung 56 points on Carencro last Friday night, while Evangel was again in Lafayette, losing to Northside 13-10. Will Evangel really start 1-3?
Loreauville (2-1) at Church Point (3-0)
Last Year: Loreauville won 41-23.
The Buzz: Church Point is riding high in the Class 3A rankings (No. 8). The Bears have expanded their offense a bit this year because of its playmakers. Loreauville always presents a scoring threat. The matchup points to a high scoring game.
West St. Mary (0-3) at Northwest (0-3)
Last Year: Northwest won 14-0.
The Buzz: Northwest has allowed 87 points the past two weeks in combined efforts against Zachary and Crowley. West St. Mary is having offensive problems. The question is whether St. Mary’s offense awaken or will Northwest’s defense live up to preseason expectations.
Hanson Memorial (3-0) at Ascension Episcopal (2-1)
Last Year: Hanson won 28-14.
The Buzz: AES dropped its first game last week by allowing 40 first-half points. Hanson is undefeated after putting up 40 on Berwick. This game begins District 7-1A for both.
Vermilion Catholic (2-1) at Lafayette Christian (2-1)
Last Year: Vermilion Catholic won 49-7.
The Buzz: Vermilion Catholic and Lafayette Christian also open District 7-1A. Vermilion Catholic’s inexperienced offense is maturing quickly. How good though, is the VC defense, which allowed 30 against Erath? The game depends upon how many points can LCA score.
Port Barre (1-2) at Abbeville (0-3)
Last Year: Port Barre won 29-6
The Buzz: Port Barre lost in the final seconds to Beau Chene last week. Abbeville is having scoring problems. The Wildcats, though, have the home field advantage in this nondistrict matchup of struggling offenses.
Franklin (0-3) at Erath (0-3)
Last Year: Franklin won 20-14.
The Buzz: Erath showed some moxie against Vermilion Catholic last week. Franklin’s scoring potential has some issues. The Hornets have scored six points in three games.
Iowa (3-0 ) at Kaplan (1-2)
Last Year: Iowa won 33-14.
The Buzz: Kaplan’s offense got started last week in a victory over winless Westminster. The Pirates showed improvements in their double-wing offense. Iowa’s offense has put up 72 points in three games.
North Vermilion (0-3) at St. John (0-3)
Last Year North Vermilion won 47-23.
The Buzz: North Vermilion has played its three opponents tough, despite the record. The Patriots have a chance to get their first victory against St. John.
St. Louis (1-2) at Notre Dame (2-1)
Last Year: Notre Dame won 34-3.
The Buzz: One of the better Class 3A games. Notre Dame is attempting to come back from a 17-14 loss at Teurlings. These two parochial school rivals have traditionally played spirited games.
Catholic-New Iberia (3-0) at E.D. White (3-0)
Last Year: Catholic won 41-20.
The Buzz: Catholic-New Iberia is in high gear offensively and defensively and the Panthers are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. This could be one of the better games in the state Friday night. Catholic-NI coach Brent Indest said his nondistrict schedule was difficult. He was right.
McMain (2-1) at Jeanerette (1-2)
Last Year: McMain won 56-6.
The Buzz: Jeanerette was held scoreless last week (58-0) against Capitol after scoring 52 the previous playing date against North Central. McMain began the season with a 33-point loss to Newman. Since then McMain has outscored the opposition 36-13.
Westminster (0-3) at White Castle (2-1)
Last Year: Westminster won 25-16.
The Buzz: Westminster is averaging a touchdown per game and allowing an average of 36 points. White Castle is ranked ninth in Class 1A.
North Central (0-3) at Gueydan (0-3)
Last Year: North Central won 38-14.
The Buzz: North Central plays a fourth straight road game. This time the Hurricanes fill the team bus for a trip to a winless team. Gueydan gave up 35 points last week to Sacred Heart, and the Bears play the ‘Canes for homecoming.
Mamou (0-3) at Sacred Heart-VP (1-2)
Last Year: Sacred Heart won 40-0.
The Buzz: Sacred Heart’s offense came alive somewhat against Gueydan last week, giving first-year coach Gary Adkins his first win at the school. Mamou is winless and having offensive problems. Last week MHS lost to Pine Prairie and scored only six points.