Archbishop Rummel vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Rummel 3-0; Catholic 3-0
LAST WEEK: Rummel beat Acadiana 34-9; Catholic beat Denham Springs 35-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RUMMEL: DL Tyrell Jacobs, DL Briston Guidry, QB Chase Fourcade, RB Maurice Bailey, RB Devin Hutton; CATHOLIC: RB Derrius Guice, LB Uriah Alexander, PK Jack Gonsoulin, LB Trey Hamilton.
NOTEWORTHY: Guice enters the game with over 700 total yards, including 413 rushing yards. ... Rummel won 32-7 last season in Metairie. ... Jacobs is a senior who is committed to Oklahoma, while Guidry is a junior who is committed to Mississippi State.
Belaire at Amite
7 p.m. at Amite High
RECORDS: Belaire 1-2; Amite 2-1
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Broadmoor 49-6; Amite beat Southern Lab 20-16
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: QB Tyler Woods, WR Taurus Wilson, OL/DL Julian Williams; AMITE: DB/WR Josh Perry, QB Devarious Henderson, WR Devanta Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: Amite coach Alden Foster and Belaire coach Keith Woods were teammates at Southern University. ... Perry made big plays last week, including an interception return for a touchdown, a TD reception and a fumble that led to another score. ... Belaire has lost two straight. ... Woods and Williams hooked up on a 57-yard pass play that gave Belaire its only score last week.
Brother Martin at East Ascension
7 p.m. at EAHS’ Spartan Stadium-Gonzales
RECORDS: Brother Martin 3-0; East Ascension 2-1
LAST WEEK: Brother Martin beat Franklinton 41-20; East Ascension beat St. Charles Catholic 42-35
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BROTHER MARTIN: RB Jared West, RB Bruce Jordan Swilling, WB Jake Briggs; EAST ASCENSION: OL Milton Picardo, DL Justin Sims.
NOTEWORTHY: East Ascension won 35-30 last season on the road. ... EAHS has won two straight and got 204 passing yards from Kyran Irvin, who has two straight 200-yard passing games. ... Both teams defeated the same Class 3A team, Patterson High, earlier this season. ... Swilling is the son of former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling.
Captain Shreve at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: Captain Shreve 3-0; Dutchtown 1-2
LAST WEEK: Captain Shreve beat Mansfield 41-27; Dutchtown lost to Destrehan 20-10
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPTAIN SHREVE: RB Shemaria Lewis, DB Julian Charles, K/P Chad Usry, LB Gant Ingram; DUTCHTOWN: RB Fitell Bolding, DB Coney Durr, SE Cornelius Washington, DB Justin Reid.
NOTEWORTHY: Dutchtown won 30-13 last season. ... Griffins held an early lead on No. 2 Destrehan last week. ... Bolding scored the lone TD for the Griffins last week and now has 227 rushing yards.
Denham Springs at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Denham Springs 1-2; Live Oak 1-2
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs lost to Catholic 35-13; Live Oak lost to St. Michael 19-10
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: RB Tyre Golman, QB Torez Kinchen, OL/P Taylor White; LIVE OAK: RB Jordan Jones, RB Kyle Knapps, DE Vance Pritchard, LB Brett Frazier.
NOTEWORTHY: DSHS won 26-18 a year ago when these two Livingston Parish rivals met in the District 4-5A opener. ... Golman ran for 136 yards and scored both TDs in DSHS’ loss to Catholic. ... Michael Claverie passed for 121 yards, including a TD pass to Jones last week for LOHS.
Warren Easton at Woodlawn
7 p.m. at Woodlawn High
RECORDS: Warren Easton 3-0; Woodlawn 2-1
LAST WEEK: Easton beat Carver 55-6; Woodlawn lost to Plaquemine 35-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EASTON: WR Tyron Johnson, QB Deshawn Capers-Smith; WOODLAWN: RB Javen Myers, DB Jontrell London, WR Jonathan Scott.
NOTEWORTHY: Warren Easton is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and beat WHS 41-29 last season. ... Johnson is considered by many to be one of the state’s top senior prospects. ... QB Charles Brooks leads Woodlawn with 561 passing yards and also averages 40.9 yards per punt.
Glen Oaks vs. Tara
7 p.m. at GOHS
RECORDS: Glen Oaks 0-3; Tara 1-2
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks lost to Scotlandville 47-6; Tara lost to Northeast 8-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: LB/RB Nick London, WR/DB Darren Evans Jr., QB Eddie Harrison; TARA: DB Jarques Jones, OL Darrick Brooks, OL Craig Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: This is actually a home game for Tara, which has been using Glen Oaks’ stadium this year. ... Tara posted a 23-12 win in 2013. ... It is the last nondistrict game for GOHS of District 7-3A. ... Tara’s two losses are a combined total of eight points.
Loranger at St. Michael
7 p.m. at Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Loranger 1-2; St. Michael 3-0
LAST WEEK: Loranger lost to Kentwood 24-21; St. Michael beat Live Oak 19-10
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LORANGER: ST. MICHAEL: DT Jacob Loupe, WR Michael Ostrom, DB/P Christopher Reid, RB Matthew Butler.
NOTEWORTHY: Class 3A Loranger won 35-17 last season. ... QB Jeffrey Vaccarro passed for 204 yards last week. ... The Warriors’ Reid, an LSU baseball commitment, had two interceptions last week and leads all area punters with a 44.1 average.
McKinley at Central
7 p.m. at Central High stadium
RECORDS: McKinley 2-1; Central 2-1
LAST WEEK: Central lost to Jesuit 35-6; McKinley beat Opelousas 42-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: DL Daniel James, LB Kirk Louis, QB Christian Smith, OL Brady Monroe; CENTRAL: WR James Schopp, OT Hyatt Harris, HB Chris Chambliss, LB Kris Davis, DB Chandler Hollingsworth.
NOTEWORTHY: A final nondistrict tuneup for the 5A teams. ... Central won 42-15 a year ago. ... Central made some news off the field this week when S Kevin Henry changed his commitment from LSU to Oklahoma State. ... Larry Moore and Patrick Green combined to rush for 203 yards last week for McKinley.
Plaquemine at Jennings
7 p.m. at Jennings High
RECORDS: Plaquemine 3-0; Jennings 3-0
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine beat Woodlawn 35-21; Jennings beat DeRidder 21-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: RB/WR Justin Mitchell, C Kenny Dotson, TE/LB Joe Keller; JENNINGS: RB Trais Etienne, QB Kaleb Chaisson, LB Brett Fontenot.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for fifth-ranked Plaquemine of 4A and No. 3 Jennings of 3A. ... QB D’Morea Wicks has 425 rushing yards to help lead the Green Devils’ Wing-T attack. ... Plaquemine edged JHS 28-26 last season. ... PHS had to come-from-behind to win last week.. ... Etienne, a sophomore, has 454 rushing yards.
St. Amant at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: St. Amant 2-1; Lutcher 3-0
LAST WEEK: St. Amant beat H.L. Bourgeois 55-12; Lutcher beat West Jefferson 42-28
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: C Ian Watts, DL Dylan Matherne, DB Christian Schmitt, WR Ethan Babin; LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirklin, RB Kendrick Jackson, DL Sully Laiche, LB Ricky Ross.
NOTEWORTHY: It is the first road game for St. Amant, while Lutcher plays at home for the fourth straight week. ... St. Amant won 44-12 a year ago. ... QB Tyler Dixon has 771 passing yards for St. Amant, while Kirklin has 535 passing yards.
Walker at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: Walker 0-3; Broadmoor 1-2
LAST WEEK: Walker lost to Pineville 29-26; Broadmoor beat Belaire 49-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman III, WR Terrell Warner, WR Caleb Kennedy; BROADMOOR: RB Brodrick Delihue, QB Earl Butler, WR Brian Smith, DE/WR Elijah Pryor.
NOTEWORTHY: District 4-5A opener for both. ... Delihue ran for 230 yards and three TDs last week. ... Walker has lost its past two games by a total of two points. ... Warner caught seven passes for 230 yards last week for WHS, the best single-game total in the state. ... Broadmoor shut out Walker 48-0 last season.
Zachary at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Zachary 2-1; Scotlandville 2-1
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat East Feliciana 49-8; Scotlandville beat Glen Oaks 47-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: DL Lester Perkins, LB Avery Neal, OL Caleb Wilks, QB Lindsey Scott Jr.; SCOTLANDVILLE: QB Levi Lewis, RB Delmas Holmes, WR Kaleb Harmon, DE/TE DeAndre Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Biggest District 4-5A opener on tap this week. ... Scotlandville has beaten Zachary the past two years, including 38-19 a year ago. ... Scott has 495 passing and 258 rushing yards. ... Holmes leads a group of talented running backs for Scotlandville.