Brother Martin vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Brother Martin 9-2; Catholic 9-1
LAST WEEK: No. 5 Brother Martin beat Shaw 63-21; Catholic did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BROTHER MARTIN: RB Jared West, QB Jake Broggi, Bruce Jordan-Swilling; CATHOLIC: P/K Jack Gonsoulin, QB Ian Brian, FS Trevell Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: First football meeting for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart schools. ... It is also Catholic’s first game at Memorial this season ... Catholic’s Derrius Guice has over 2,000 all-purpose yards ... Daniel Roane, who spent one season as head coach at Redemptorist, is an assistant at Brother Martin. ... Catholic assistant Eric Held is a former Brother Martin player.
Dunham at Calvary Baptist
7 p.m. at Calvary-Shreveport
RECORDS: The Dunham School 7-4; Calvary 9-1
LAST WEEK: No. 10 Dunham beat Menard 27-24; No. 2 Calvary did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: OL/DL Kirk Wilson, OL/DL Matthew Huffman, LB/TE Max Manting, FS/RB Chase Day; CALVARY: QB Shea Patterson, RB Orlando Bradford, WR Shun Brown, LB Nick Rogers, DB Andraez Williams, DB Rodarius Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Despite beating a higher seed to open the playoffs, Dunham has to travel for the second straight week. ... Calvary won the Division III title last season. ... Patterson is one of the state’s top junior prospects. ... Dunham won last week on a 46-yard pass from Jyron Walker to Joshua Matthews.
Parkview Baptist vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Parkview 7-3; St. Michael the Archangel 9-1
LAST WEEK: No. 7 PBS beat Lusher Charter 34-7; No. 2 St. Michael did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: RB Nelson Smith, RB, Houston Robert, DL Michael Tarwater, DB Josh Stansell; ST. MICHAEL: LB A.J. Fletcher, QB Jeffrey Vaccaro, FB/DE Logan Knox, DL Jacob Loupe.
NOTEWORTHY: The seventh meeting for two south BR rivals from different traditional classifications. ... The teams last met in 2008, and PBS won 35-13. ... PBS leads the series 5-1. ... SMHS, then known as Bishop Sullivan beat PBS 68-7 in 1990. ... St. Michael won nine games for the first time this year and now seeks its first playoff win.
St. Louis at University
7 p.m. at University High
RECORDS: St. Louis Catholic 6-5; University 10-0
LAST WEEK: No. 9 St. Louis beat Thomas Jefferson 31-21; No. 1 University did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. LOUIS: QB Cameron Fontenot, RB Colby Rodriguez, RB Joe Manuel, WR DeKeinen Francois; UNIVERSITY: LB Laryon James, DB Titus Nelson, WR Will Keller, OL Brendan Holliday.
NOTEWORTHY: The two teams met last year in first round of the Division II playoffs with U-High winning 45-10. ... U-High’s Nick Brossette ended the regular season with 1,325 yards and 18 TDs ... First-year St. Louis coach Charlie Cryer and UHS’ Chad Mahaffey each did a stint as a head coach at Vermilion Catholic.
Southern Lab at Ascension Episcopal
7 p.m. at Asension Episcopal-Youngsville
RECORDS: Ascension Episcopal 8-3; Southern Lab 6-5
LAST WEEK: No. 13 Ascension Episcopal beat Hamilton Christian 21-16; No. 5 Southern Lab beat St. Frederick 55-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: LB/FB Javahn Ferguson, WR Tevis Abraham, OL Trevas Samuel, LB Jonah Granger, DT Ben Mason; ASCENSION EPISCOPAL: Jake Arceneaux, Brennan Ducote, Ja’Ceiry Linzer.
NOTEWORTHY: SLHS avenged last year’s playoff loss with its win last week. ... The Kittens have won five straight games. ...
Linzer was one of the state’s rushing leaders. ... Southern Lab QB Bladrick Veal also is a basketball standout.
Vermilion Catholic at Madison Prep
7 p.m. at Glen Oaks
RECORDS: Vermilion Catholic 10-1; Madison Prep 7-4
LAST WEEK: No. 1 VCHS did not play; No. 9 Madison Prep beat Ascension Catholic 36-18
PLAYERS TO WATCH: VERMILION CATHOLIC: QB Hunter Frith, RB Tyler Derouen, WR Emile Trahan; MADISON PREP: RB Quincy Banks, FB Troy James, DL/TE Malcolm Roach.
NOTEWORTHY: VCHS was the Division IV state champion last year. ... MPA got its first playoff win last week. ... Frith, a first-year starter at QB, has over 2,000 yards passing. ... Madison Prep won its first playoff game last week and is hosting a playoff game for the first time this week. ... Roach is a top junior prospect.