(32) Fontainebleau 4-6 at (1) C.E. Byrd 10-0
Bulldogs are led by WR Hunter Bastion, who has 64 catches for 932 yards this season. Looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Byrd competed in Division I last season and reached the title game. ... Winner plays East Ascension-Sulphur winner
(25) Covington 5-5 at (8) Carencro 8-2
Lions, averaging 27.3 points per game, led by freshman RB Devin Brumfield, who has rushed for 1,131 yards and 12 TDs. Carencro back in playoffs after going 3-7 last season. ... Winner plays West Monroe-Sam Houston winner.
(21) Natchitoches Central 5-4 at (12) Hahnville 7-3
Nick Saltaformaggio is looking for second straight title after leading East Jefferson to 4A crown last year... Hahnville is led by WR Brandon Singleton, a Georgia Tech commit. Singleton has 644 receiving yards and 7 TDs this season for the Tigers. ...Davante Cravin (466 yards, 6 TDs) leads the rushing attack. ...Nathcitoches Central lost in first round last season, while Hahnville reached second round. ... Winner plays Haughton-Ouachita winner.
(20) East St. John 5-5 vs. (13) Ehret 9-1
At Hoss Memtsas
Arguably best matchup in the area. ... Xavier Lewis, an LSU commit, leads the Wildcats. ... The defense, led by Michael Divinity, has been the strength of the Patriots. ... Pats have won eight in a row after lone loss to Brother Martin. ... They are allowing just 10.6 points per game. ... QB Caron Baham has rushed for 1,547 yards and 25 TDs. ... Winner plays Destrehan-Pineville winner.
(29) Pineville 5-5 at (4) Destrehan 10-0
Wildcats one of just 11 teams to go through the regular season with a perfect record. ... RB Will Matthews has rushed for 1,324 yards and 17 TDs. ... Wildcats also boast one of top defenses, giving up just 9.4 points per game. ... Winner plays East St. John-Ehret winner.
(23) Slidell 6-4 at (10) Mandeville 7-3
Rematch between District 6-5A opponents. ... Mandeville won first game 20-0. ... Defense, led by Matt Scanlon, has been the Skippers’ strength all season. ... They haven’t given up more than seven points in their past six games. ... Tigers enter playoffs on two-game winning streak. ... Kain Mitchell (826 yards, 8 TDs) leads ground game for Slidell. ... Winner plays Barbe-Dutchtown winner.
(32) McDonogh (35) 2-7 at (1) Plaquemine (9-1)
Roneagles squeezed into the playoffs with a team that is better than the record indicates. ... They are led on defense by Sci Martin, and the offense is headed up by the trio of QB Sidney Wilson, RB Darius May (1029 yards,10 TDs) and WR Darius Williams. ... The Green Devils earned a No. 1 playoff seed for the first time ... QB D’Morea Wicks and RB Preston Russ each have 845 rushing yards. ... Winner plays DeRidder-Lutcher winner.
(24) Lakeshore 4-6 at (9) South Terrebonne 8-1
RB David Ducre, an LSU commit, has rushed for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Titans. ... South Terrebonne has scored at least 40 points in eight of its 10 games this season. ... Winner plays Bastrop-Franklin Parish winner.
(28) Woodlawn-Shreveport 4-6 vs. (5) Warren Easton 8-2
At Pan American Stadium
Eagles looking to bounce back after 34-33 loss to Karr last week. ... QB Deshawn Capers-Smith has put up huge numbers all year, throwing for 2,887 yards and 35 TDs. ... His top receiver is Tyron Johnson, who has 1,130 yards and 15 TD receptions. ... Devin Glenn leads the ground attack that is solid, while Kendal Franklin and Arthur McInnis lead the defense. ... Winner plays Minden-Peabody winner.
(20) East Jefferson 6-4 at (13) Crowley 8-2
Warriors lost some of the key players from its undefeated title team last year and have to start their repeat bid on the road under first-year coach Marc Martin. ... TCU commit Deshawn Raymond leads the defense. ... Winner plays Benton-Belle Chasse winner.
(29) Belle Chasse 4-6 at (4) Benton 8-2
Cardinals enter the playoffs on a five-game losing streak after starting the season 4-1. ... Andrew Hicks, who started the season at QB but plays some at receiver now, is one of the top rushers in the area with 1,372 yards and 19 TDs. ... Peyton Cooper’s 77 tackles is tops on defense that is anchored by DB Kazmi Antoine. ... Winner plays East Jefferson-Crowley winner.
(30) Washington-Marion 4-6 at (3) Franklinton 9-1
Franklinton’s lone loss this season has come against Brother Martin. ... Demons reached the quarterfinals last season before losing to eventual runner-up Karr. ... Azende Magee has rushed for 1,002 yards and 12 TDs for the Demons, while Michael Wilson has thrown for 1,320 yards. ... Winner plays Rayne-Leesville winner.
(23) Wossman 5-5 vs. (10) Karr 6-3
Cougars begin quest for fifth consecutive trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a runner-up finish in 2013. ... Team coming off huge win over Easton that forced a three-way tie in the district. ... QB Aldon Clark, The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Week, accounted for all five touchdowns in the win. ... He has thrown for 1,304 yards and 13 TDs this season. ... Winner plays North DeSoto-Northside winner.
(31) Riverdale 5-5 at (2) Neville 8-1
Neville, a No. 1 seed last year, looking to make another run after losing to East Jefferson in the semifinals last season. ... Riverdale missed playoffs last season. ... Rebels led by the 1-2 punch of Darius Bovie (1,409 yards, 13 TDs) and the speedy Donte Jackson. ...Winner plays Breaux Bridge-West Ouachita winner.
(19) Eleanor McMain 6-4 at (14) Port Allen 6-4
Mustangs led by QB Darnell Williams and WR James Howard. ... Williams has thrown for 2288 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. ... Howard is his big-play receiver who has caught 64 passes for 959 yards and 10 touchdowns. ... His 64 catches are tied for most in the area. ... Versatile Telson Allen has 371 receiving yards for Port Allen. ... Winner plays Amite- Booker T. Washington winner.
(22) Miller-McCoy (4-6) at (11) Jennings 7-3
Miller-McCoy enters playoffs as district champs for a second straight year. ... Season started off rough with four consecutive losses, including a brawl-marred game which resulted in a forfeit loss. ... Since then ,Lions have responded by winning four of their past six games. ... Winner plays Buckeye-North Vermilion winner.
(24) Carver 3-6 at (9) St. James 6-4
Rematch of game played two weeks ago that St. James won 47-14. ... Wildcats are on a four-game winning streak where they are averaging 46.3 points per game. ... Lowell Narcisse has thrown for 2,549 yards and 26 touchdowns and has also gone over the 1,000-yard mark rushing. ... His main target is WR Dontaze Costly (1,008 yards, 15 TDs). ... Rams counter with QB Quinton Matthews (1,561 yards and 14 TDs). ... Winner plays Loreauville-Jonesboro-Hodge winner.
(30) Sophie B. Wright 3-7 at (3) Sterlington 7-3
Sophie B. Wright snapped a three-game losing streak last week against Fisher and hopes the momentum carries over into the playoffs. ... Two teams also met in the bi-district round last year when Sophie Wright was a 27 seed and Sterlington was sixth. ... Sterlington won that one 42-6. ... Winner plays Lakeview-Red River winner.
(23) South Plaquemines 4-6 at (10) Oak Grove 5-5
Hurricanes have dropped three of four going into the playoffs, including getting shutout twice by district powers Newman and Riverside. ... South Plaquemines lost to Red River in first round last season, while Oak Grove reached the quarterfinals before losing to runner-up Many. ... Winner plays Springfield-General Trass winner.
(18) St. Helena Central 3-7 at (15) Pine 5-4
Two teams met last week, with St. Helena pulling off the 36-21 upset in the district finale. ... Pine, led by Florida commit Derrick Dillon, hoping to help his team rebound from thrilling 51-50 bidistrict loss to Rosepine in 2013. ... Winner plays Kinder-North Caddo winner.
(9) St. Paul’s 7-3 at (8) Evangel 7-3
Evangel makes its debut in Division I after electing to play up in classification this season. ... St. Paul’s QB Kenny Sears has thrown for 1,641 yards this season. ... His primary target is Jalen McCleskey, who has 657 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns this season. ... Winner plays top seed John Curtis.
(12) Shaw 5-5 at (5) Brother Martin 8-2
Rematch of Catholic League game that saw Brother Martin squeak out a 38-29 victory. ... Brother Martin led on offense by RB Jared West (1,258 yards, 17 TDs) and Bruce Jordan Swilling (705 yards, 14 TDs). ... QB Jake Broggs and WR Jeremy Singleton (606 yards) lead the passing attack. ... Shaw counters with the area’s top rushers, RB Trey Ragas. ... The junior has rushed for 1,597 yards and 21 touchdowns this season for the Eagles, who got their first district win in two years last week when they beat Holy Cross. ... QB Matt Keller (1,301 yards, 12 TDs) and WR Bryson Simmons (551 yards, 7 TDs) also have put up big numbers for Shaw. ... Winner plays Catholic-Baton Rouge.
(11) St. Augustine 4-5 at (6) Jesuit 8-2
At Tad Gormley
Rematch from last week’s game that Blue Jays won 35-20. ... Last season the teams met in the regular season and playoffs as well, with the Purple Knights winning both of those meetings. ... Jesuit is led by QB Trey Laforge, who has thrown for 1,878 yards and 22 TDS. ... His key receivers are Kalija Lipscomb (753 yards, 11 TDs) and Foster Moreau. ... RBs Charles Jackson and Chris Mills give Jays a potent 1-2 punch. ... Justice McCoy (1,186 passing yards, 14 TDs) leads the St. Aug offense. ... Winner plays St. Thomas More.
(10) Holy Cross 5-5 at (7) Teurlings 8-1
Tigers have dropped four of their past five games after starting the season 4-1. ... Junior RB Tre Turner (829 yards, 9 TDs) and WR Michael Chigbu (519 yards, 4 TDs) are the big playmakers on offense. ... Kyle Hunter has played QB for the Tigers. ... The defense led by Jonmarc Lafrance and Adrian Richardson, who have combined for 183 tackles this season. ... Winner plays nationally ranked Rummel.
(11) Vandebilt 4-6 vs. (6) De La Salle 7-3
At Joe Brown Stadium
Cavaliers have been solid on defense all season, giving up seven points or less in five games. ... Cole Lewis has rushed for 1,216 yards this season for the Cavs. ... Winner plays St. Charles in what would be a rematch for De La Salle. ... St. Charles beat De La Salle 28-21 in the regular season.
(10) Lusher 4-6 at (7) Parkview Baptist 6-3
Lions take on Parkview team that reached the semis last season and lost to U-High. ... RB Joshua Barney has rushed for 1,024 yards and 11 TDs this season for Lusher, looking to snap a four-game losing streak. ... QB Eli Porche has been injured, so Lions haven’t scored more than 14 points in their past four games. ... Parkview QB Reggie Hayes has rushed for over 900 yards this season. ... Winner plays St. Michael.
(9) Northlake Christian 8-2 at (8) Episcopal 7-2
Northlake is led by one of area’s top backs in Miguel Black. ... Black has rushed for 1,586 yards and 21 TDs this season for the Wolverines. ... Episcopal was a Division III semifinalist last season and is led in rushing by T.J. Wisham with 940 yards and 16 TDs. ... Winner plays Catholic, which ended Northlake’s season last year in the quarterfinals.
(12) Redemptorist 1-8 at (5) Newman 9-1
Greenies looking to get past the first round after losing in bidistrict round the past three years. ... RB Kendall Bussey has been a TD machine this season. The Nebraska commit has rushed for 1,125 yards and 25 TDs and has scored 32 TDs this season. ... Miles Lapeyre has thrown for 1,406 yards and 18 TDs. QB Michael Williams, a freshman, has over 900 yards passing for Redemptorist. ... Winner plays Westminster Christian-Opelousas Catholic winner. ... Opelousas Catholic eliminated Newman last season.
(14) Pope John Paul II 1-9 at (3) Riverside 10-0
On paper, this looks like a mismatch. Riverside is undefeated and is averaging a whopping 50 points per game this season. ...Pope John Paul II’s only win was a forfeit victory over Pearl River, which was penalized for using an ineligible player. ... Riverside freshman QB Jordan Loving has thrown for 1,825 yards and 32 TDs. ... WR Von Julien has 710 receiving yards. ... Chanse Caire has rushed for 930 yards for the Jaguars. ... Winner plays St. Thomas Aquinas-Hannan winner.
(11) Hannan 1-8 at (6) St. Thomas Aquinas 9-1
Hannan reached the Division III title game last season, but will have to pull off a huge bidistrict round upset to get back to the Dome. ... St. Thomas Aquinas won 47-27 in the first meeting this season between the two teams. ... Winner plays Riverside-Pope John Paul II winner.
(10) Country Day 7-3 at (7) St. Edmund 6-3
Country Day likely would have been at home had it not been for a last-second upset loss to Houma Christian in the regular season finale. ... Cajuns are led by RB Jase Griffin (1,160 yards and 20 TDs) and WR Trey Harrell (662 receiving yards, 8 TDs). ... Harrell is averaging 27.6 yards per catch, tops in the area. ... Country Day reached the quarterfinals last season as a No. 3 seed. ... Winner plays St. Mary’s-Hanson Memorial winner.
All games start at 7 p.m.