Friendship Capitol vs. McKinley
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Capitol 0-1; McKinley 0-1
LAST WEEK: Capitol lost to Northlake Christian 21-14; McKinley lost to Scotlandville 44-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: RB/LB Chris Duhon, LB Jihad Furquan, OG Willie Robertson; MCKINLEY: QB Euric Larvinette, DBTE Nick Wiggins, RB/WR Lil John Lewis.
NOTEWORTHY: The “Downtown Showdown” is one of the Baton Rouge area’s oldest rivalries, and Capitol still leads the series with 35 wins. But McKinley has won the last five, including a 40-0 victory last season.
Catholic at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: Catholic 0-1; Zachary 1-0
LAST WEEK: Catholic lost to Parkview Baptist 33-26; Zachary beat Wilkinson County 57-34
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: CB Conner Bowen, OT Tre’ Hamilton, LB Brandon Fairbanks; ZACHARY: DE Aaron Celestine, CB PJ Cannon, WR Doug Coleman.
NOTEWORTHY: The teams from different 5A districts resume their nondistrict series after a two-year break. ... Zachary is ranked fifth among 5A teams for the second straight week. ... Catholic dropped out of the LSWA 5A poll this week.
Dutchtown at Central
7 p.m. at Central High Stadium
RECORDS: Dutchtown 0-1; Central 1-0
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown lost to Lutcher 20-19; Central beat Mentorship Academy 61-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: QB Jared Sparks, OL Lloyd Cushenberry, DB Coney Durr; CENTRAL: LB/RB Kaleb Moore, CB Jeremiah Ward, RB Xavier Lewis.
NOTEWORTHY: Another 4-5A vs. 5-5A contest. Dutchtown raced out to a 12-0 lead last week. ... The Griffins’ Sparks (Southern Miss) and Cushenberry (South Carolina) are already committed to colleges ... Moore and Lewis each ran for two TDs last week.
Franklin at Walker
7 p.m. at WHS
RECORDS: Franklin 0-1; Walker 1-0
LAST WEEK: Franklin lost to Loreauville 52-6; Walker beat Northeast 56-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FRANKLIN: QB Tylon Ireland; WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman, WR Jacob Kennedy, LB Kyle Nevels.
NOTEWORTHY: Walker of 4-5A notched its first win since the 2013 season last week and piled up 644 yards of total offense. ... Franklin, a Class 3A school, had special teams issues last week. Ireland scored the lone TD for the Hornets.
Glen Oaks at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at BHS
RECORDS: Glen Oaks 0-1; Broadmoor 0-1
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks lost to Belaire 24-12; Broadmoor lost to St. Michael 25-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: WR/DB Darren Evans, OL/DL Devin Claiborne, RB/DB Stanford Anderson; BROADMOOR: RB/LB Henry Williams, OL/DL Jamil Abdul-Aziz, QB Nordi Ortiz.
NOTEWORTHY: Class 5A Broadmoor and 3A Glen Oaks seek some offensive prowess in their nondistrict matchup ... Ortiz steps in at QB for the Bucs. ... Anderson ran for 129 yards on 18 carries last week.
Higgins at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: Higgins 0-1; St. Amant 1-0
LAST WEEK: Higgins lost to Port Allen 25-14; St. Amant beat Live Oak 32-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HIGGINS: DE Rayshard Nichols, LB Carlos Vargas; ST. AMANT: WR Larson Fontenot, FS Patrick Wolfe, OT Wyatt Walker NG Anthony Wilson.
NOTEWORTHY: The Gators host a New Orleans area foe that finished 2-8 last season. ... QB Hayden Mallory passed for 200 yards and three TDs last week for SAHS. ... It is the first of five straight home games for St. Amant.
KIPP Renaissance at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS
RECORDS: KIPP 0-0; Live Oak 0-1
LAST WEEK: KIPP beat KIPP Renaissance of Houston 22-2 in an exhibition; Live Oak lost to St. Amant 35-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KIPP: QB Bailey Chapman, DL Eric Shepherd; LIVE OAK: DE Ben Johnson, RB Khalil Smith, DB Cade Guillory.
NOTEWORTHY: First-year LOHS coach Brett Beard seeks his first win at the school. ... QB Ryan Morris passed for 138 yards last week to help lead the Eagles.
Livonia at West Feliciana
7 p.m. at WFHS-St. Francisville
RECORDS: Livonia 0-1; West Feliciana 0-1
LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Madison Prep 13-7; West Feliciana lost to East Feliciana 26-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: QB Cee Jay Powell, DE Willie Baker, LB Tolliver Tripeaux; WEST FELICIANA: OL/DL Brent Williams, RB Josh Morrison, LB Ricky Chatman.
NOTEWORTHY: The two teams met in the Class 3A semifinals last year. ... From there, LHS went on to win the 3A state title before moving up to 4A this fall. ... Hunter Smith ran for 143 yards and a TD last week for WFHS.
Mentorship Academy at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire
RECORDS: Mentorship 0-1; Belaire 1-0
LAST WEEK: Mentorship lost to Central 61-0; Belaire beat Glen Oaks 24-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MENTORSHIP: ATH Caleb Adams, QB Terrion Williams, RB Arthur Henry; BELAIRE: RB/DB DaQuan Hicks, FB/DE Anthony Nelson WR Cluade Coleman.
NOTEWORTHY: A matchup between a 2A school in Mentorship and 4A Belaire. ... Hicks returned two kickoffs for TDs last week to help Belaire give coach Claude Coleman his first win at the school.
Plaquemine at Port Allen
7 p.m. at PAHS’ Otwell Stadium
RECORDS: Plaquemine 0-1; Port Allen 1-0
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine lost to Brother Martin 58-34; Port Allen beat Higgins 25-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: QB Austin Mitchell, DL Nelson Jenkins, RB/DB/KR Wayne Toussaint; PORT ALLEN: WR Dontrius Franklin, OL Kyle Washington, LB Clyde Robertson.
NOTEWORTHY: Westside rivals collide for a nondistrict game between 4A PHS and 3A PAHS ... Mitchell ran for 151 yards and passed for 87 last week.
St. Michael at Loranger
7 p.m. at Loranger High
RECORDS: St. Michael 1-0; Loranger 0-1
LAST WEEK: St. Michael beat Broadmoor 25-6; Loranger lost to Kentwood 33-15
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: Keagan Valdery, Jace Brown, Conner Mains; LORANGER: RB Davonte Green, QB/WR DJ Hookfin, LB Carter LeBlanc.
NOTEWORTHY: An all-4A nondistrict game in the Florida Parishes. ... Brown opened the scoring for SMHS last week with a 2-yard TD run.
Scotlandville at St. Augustine
7 p.m. Saturday at Gormley Stadium
RECORDS: Scotlandville 1-0; St. Augustine 0-1
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat McKinley 44-0; St. Aug lost to McDonogh 35, 26-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Trenton Charles, QB Levi Lewis, DL DeAndre Williams; ST. AUG: RB Darrel Landry, QB Justice McCoy, WR Paul Keller.
NOTEWORTHY: Charles ran for 112 yards and scored two TDs, while Lewis passed for 251 yards last week for Scotlandville. ... McCoy passed for 136 yards for St. Aug a week ago; Landry returned a kickoff for a TD.
Tara at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at DSHS
RECORDS: Tara 0-1; Denham Springs 1-0
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to Baker 46-6; Denham Springs beat East Ascension 23-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: DL Dyon Sewire, WR Nick Scott, RB Larry Green; DENHAM SPRINGS: DL Caleb Roddy, RB Tyre Golmond, OL Kyle Dear.
NOTEWORTHY: LSU commitment Roddy had a monster game for Class 5A DSHS last week, and Golmond rushed for 188 yards. ... Class 4A Tara returns just five starters from 2014.
Thibodaux at East Ascension
7 p.m. at EAHS’ Spartan Stadium, Gonzales Primary School
RECORDS: Thibodaux 0-1; East Ascension 0-1
LAST WEEK: Thibodaux lost to St. Charles Catholic 31-0; East Ascension lost to Denham Springs 23-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: THIBODAUX: RB Donnell Adair, RB/DB Amik Robertson, DL Brennon Garman; EAST ASCENSION: QB Kyran Irvin, QB Josh Bates, LB Joshua Dennis.
NOTEWORTHY: Both look to boost their offensive production after Week 1 shutout losses. ... EAHS punted seven times last week.
Woodlawn at Destrehan
7 p.m. at Destrehan
RECORDS: Woodlawn 0-1; Destrehan 1-0
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn lost to Hahnville 24-14; Destrehan beat Slidell 33-23
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: WR Taj Sullivan, RB Javin Myers, Jamari Nelson; DESTREHAN: QB Kohen Granier, DL Glen Logan, WR Tramaine Armstrong.
NOTEWORTHY: WHS first-year coach Daniel Luquet is a former Destrehan QB and assistant coach ... Myers was the top rusher for Woodlawn last season and should play a key role.