The New Orleans Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker makes his weekly prep football picks. Picks in all caps.

Last week: 33 correct, 5 misses (86.8 percent)

Last season: 266 correct, 75 misses (78.0 percent)

Thursday

CENTRAL LAFOURCHE at East St. John

CHALMETTE at Higgins (Memtsas), 6:30

Pope John Paul at HANNAN

MCDONOGH 35 vs. Karr (Gormley)

Sci Academy vs. MCMain(Pan Am)

Sophie B. Wright at RIVERSIDE

ST. CHARLES at Country Day (Bertolino)

West St. John at NEWMAN

Friday

Carver at BELLE CHASSE

Cohen at BEN FRANKLIN

EAST JEFFERSON vs. Bonnabel

Bogalusa at HOLY CROSS (Pan Am, 7:30 p.m.)

FRANKLINTON at Pearl River

HAHNVILLE at Thibodaux

Haynes at SOUTH PLAQUEMINES

Helen Cox vs. EHRET (Memtsas)

Jesuit vs. BROTHER MARTIN (Gormley)

Kipp at ST. JAMES

LAKESHORE at Salmen

Lutcher at DE LA SALLE

MANDEVILLE at Covington

Clark at LUSHER

PONCHATOULA at Hammond

Riverdale at LORANGER

SLIDELL at Northshore

St. Helena at NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN

St. Martin’s at RIDGEWOOD PREP

ST. PAUL’S at Fontainebleau

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS at Pine

THOMAS JEFFERSON vs. Fisher

West Jefferson vs. LANDRY-WALKER

Saturday

Lake Area at WARREN EASTON (Pan American, 2 p.m.)

St. Augustine vs. RUMMEL (Yenni, 2 p.m.)

Shaw vs. CURTIS (Memtsas, 2 p.m.)