Breaux Bridge at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at Plaquemine High’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Breaux Bridge 7-3; Plaquemine 6-4.
LAST WEEK: Breaux Bridge beat Northside, 45-12; Plaquemine lost to Lutcher, 34-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BREAUX BRIDGE: QB Lane Landry, WR Aaron Lastrapes, RB Derrick Williams, WR Randall Menard; PLAQUEMINE: RB/WR/DB/KR Hakeem Deggs, QB Rickey Aro, RB Myron Jack, DL Davon Godchaux, DE Jared Tackno.
NOTEWORTHY: Plaquemine is the No. 16 seed, while Breaux Bridge was seeded 17th. ... Deggs has 1,009 rushing yards and 452 receiving yards and has scored TDs as a running back, receiver, defensive back and kick returner for the Green Devils. ... Aro adds 678 rushing yards and 13 TDs, along with 645 passing yards for PHS. ... The Green Devils’ Godchaux has 15 tackles for loss and nine sacks and is one of the state’s top junior prospects. ... Menard played QB last year for BBHS.
Carencro vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at BREC’s Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Carencro 5-4; Catholic 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Carencro beat Sulphur, 40-26; Catholic beat Dutchtown, 26-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CARENCRO: QB Cedric Richardson, RB Jaylen Rose, RB Galen Carter; CATHOLIC: RB Khalil Thomas, RB Derrius Guice, G Tyler Sparrow, LB Austin Dedon.
NOTEWORTHY: Carencro was the 5A runner-up last season and is seeded 28th. ... Catholic is seeded fifth and won the District 5-5A title last week after not making the playoffs a year ago. ... The two teams played a series of regular-season games in the 1990s. ... Catholic coach Dale Weiner enters the game with 278 career wins. ... Both teams are run oriented with Carencro relying on a Wing-T set. ... Catholic’s Thomas cracked the 1,000-yard barrier and has 1,101 yards on the season after tallying 157 yards in last week’s win over Dutchtown.
Denham Springs at West Monroe
7 p.m. at West Monroe High
RECORDS: Denham Springs 5-5; West Monroe 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs lost to Zachary, 46-41; West Monroe beat Natchitoches Central, 48-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: QB Zach Borne, WR/P Sterling Suggs, RB Justin Martin, DE Drew McClendon, DL Brody Guillot, DB/KR Andrew Ayres; WEST MONROE: QB Michael Mims, RB Steven Jones, OL Cameron Robinson, LB Dylan Burdeaux, DB Xavier Woods DB.
NOTEWORTHY: Denham Springs is making its fifth straight playoff appearance and is seeded No. 30. ... West Monroe, the No. 3 seed, is the defending 5A state champion. ... WMHS coach Don Shows has 342 career victories. ... WMHS’ Robinson is a high profile recruit attracting attention from LSU and Texas among others. ... DSHS’ Kaleb Blanchard has 891 yards and 15 TDs on the season and is an Arkansas commitment. ... Blanchard has 3,079 career rushing yards with 41 TDs, while Martin has 1,156 career rushing yards with 13 TDs.
Live Oak at Parkway
7 p.m. at Parkway High-Bossier City
RECORDS: Live Oak 5-5; Parkway 9-1.
LAST WEEK: Live Oak lost to Central, 56-27; Parkway beat Captain Shreve, 38-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVE OAK: QB Michael Claverie, WR Wesley Fuller, RB Wesley Howard, OL Connor Gerage, DT Antonio Williams, DE Ryan Kimball; PARKWAY: QB Brandon Harris, WR Brodrick Jefferson, DT Antonio McGhee.
NOTEWORTHY: LOHS, the No. 26 seed, garnered its first 5A playoff appearance. ... No. 7 Parkway was one of top teams in the Shreveport area all season. ... Harris is a run and pass threat who has more than 2,000 total yards for Parkway. ... McGhee, the top defensive player for PHS, has been committed to both Louisiana Tech and Tulane during different times in the recruiting process. ... Claverie has 1,360 passing yards and 14 TDs for LOHS. ... The Eagles’ Fuller has 527 receiving yards.
Ponchatoula at Central
7 p.m. at Central’s Wildcat Stadium
RECORDS: Ponchatoula 5-4; Central 9-1.
LAST WEEK: Ponchatoyla beat Hammond, 41-8; Central beat Live Oak, 56-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PONCHATOULA: QB Christian Campbell, RB Brian Rodgers, WR.RB Lamarkez Spears, DB Steven Barze; CENTRAL: HB Jake Myer, WR Gary Triplett, QB Brett Courville, DE Dalton Holdman, LB Thomas Eddlemon, FS Kevin Henry.
NOTEWORTHY: At No. 4, District 4-5A champion Central is the highest seeded Baton Rouge 5A team. ... Ponchatoula, the No. 29 seed, made the playoffs for the second straight year under former Shaw and West Jefferson coach Hank Tierney. ... A year ago, Central was a No. 32 seed that upset then No. 1 St. Paul’s. ... Ponchatoula pulled an upset of its, ousting a highly seeded Dutchtown team a year ago. ... PHS’ Tierney enters the playoffs with 233 career wins. ... Central’s Courville has passed for 1,997 yards and 15 TDs and also has 756 rushing yards and 10 TDs. ... Triplett leads all Wildcat receivers with 48 catches for 716 yards.
St. Amant at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: St. Amant 7-2; Dutchtown 7-2.
LAST WEEK: St. Amant beat East Ascension, 15-10; Dutchtown lost to Catholic, 26-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: NG Reece LeBlanc, DB Gabriel Richards, ILB Chance Cernich, OL Dakota Nickens, WR Madison Nickens, RB Trey Washington; DUTCHTOWN: DL David Elias, DE Keyan Edwards, DB Tevin Reed, DB Justin Sampson, RB Torrance Mosley, QB Mason Nickens, WR Shelby Christy, WR/RB Corey McBride, C Brian Hernandez, Trey Gallman, P/K Tyler Sarrazin.
NOTEWORTHY: District 5-5A and Ascension Parish rivals collide as No. 16 Dutchtown hosts No. 17 SAHS. ... Dutchtown claimed a 31-17 victory the first time the teams played on Oct. 5. ... Nickens has 950 passing yards and 625 rushing yards with a total of 15 TDs for DHS. ... Mosley leads the Griffins with 699 rushing yards and eight TDs. ... Washington has more than 900 yards rushing to pace a balanced St. Amant offense. ... Dutchtown’s Elias (University of Louisiana at Monroe) and St. Amant’s Nic Bickham (Louisiana Tech) are defensive linemen committed to state colleges.
St. Martinville at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: St. Martinville 5-5; Lutcher 9-0.
LAST WEEK: St. Martinville lost to Teurlings Catholic, 49-6; Lutcher beat Plaquemine, 34-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MARTINVILLE: TE Kendall Wiltz, RB Jamiah Nelson, QB Bryson Porter; LUTCHER: QB Ruston Matherne, WR DeAmphrany Davis, WR Nick Bourgeois, LB Blake Roussel, LB Chase Calderera, FS Ridge Melancon.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Martinville claimed the No. 30 seed in 4A, while Lutcher was seeded No. 3. ... LHS was also ranked third in 4A in the final LSWA poll. ... Lutcher coach Tim Detillier enters the game with 240 career wins. ... Lutcher’s Matherne has 1,709 passing with 19 TDs and has completed .671 perecent of his passes. ... Matherne is also the Bulldogs top rusher with 594 yards and 14 TDs. ... Spencer Roussel leads LHS with 454 yards and eight TDs. ... St. Martinville is a more run-oriented team, while Lutcher is balanced. ... St. Martinville’s volleyball beat Lutcher in the LHSAA’s quarterfinals on Thursday. ... Lutcher lost safety Christophe Garon for the season with a concussion-related injury.
St. Michael at Bastrop
7 p.m. at Bastrop High
RECORDS: St. Michael 7-3; Bastrop 7-3.
LAST WEEK: Bastrop lost to Franklin Parish, 23-20; St. Michael beat Broadmoor, 24-16.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: SS Christopher Peck, LB Josh Stewart, DE Matthew Lofton, OL Connor McLennan, LB Jake Babin, OL/DE Donnie Berg, DE Alex Ruch, WR Peyton Drago; BASTROP: QB Jaetarius Davis, WR Jatavious Wilson, LB Larecus Moore, DB/WR Kentreylus Hill-Pates.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael grabbed the No. 20 seed, while Bastrop was the No. 13. ... It marks the second time in three years that SMHS has traveled to north Louisiana for a bidistrict playoff game. ... Fields, a Fordham commitment, has 1,205 passing yards and 12 TDs along with 616 rushing yards and another 12 TDs for St. Michael. Okpalobi leads the Warriors with 749 rushing yards and nine TDs. ... Davis has 1,848 passing yards and 24 TDs for Bastrop and is adept at throwing the deep ball. ... Wilson has 1,187 receiving yards and 18 TDs for the Rams, whose coach Thomas Bachman is a former Evangel player who went on to play collegiately at Texas.
Scotlandville at New Iberia
7 p.m. at New Iberia’s Lloyd G. Porter Stadium
RECORDS: Scotlandville 6-3; New Iberia 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Walker, 45-6; New Iberia beat Central Lafourche, 40-17.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Dontrell Hilloard, DL Tanzel Smart, DE Deldrick Canty, DE Leon Alexander, OL/DL Jeremy Williams, OL Jeremy Wade, OL Lazarus Ona, WR Larry Clark; NEW IBERIA: QB Jason Jones, WR Andrew Ricks, LB Dre’ Fusilier, DB Daniel Lewis, DB Ian Lewis.
NOTEWORTHY: Scotlandville of District 4-5A took the No. 21 playoff seed, while NISH claimed the No. 12 seed. ... It is the second straight 5A playoff berth for Scotlandville and the first for its first-year coach Eric Randall, who spent time as an administrator, in a decade. ... Scotlandville’s Hilliard leads all Baton Rouge 5A rushers with 1,191 yards and 17 TDs. ... QB Darion Williams has 1,387 passing yards and 14 TDs and is coming off a 300-yard game last week. ... Clark has 539 receiving yards and six TDs. ... Jones and NISH like to throw the ball, but last week RB Tyler Archon ran for 244 yards and four TDs. ... Archon is one of five or six RBs used by the Yellow Jackets.
Zachary at Acadiana
7 p.m. at Acadiana High-Scott
RECORDS: Zachary 6-4; Acadiana 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat Denham Springs, 46-41; Acadiana did not play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: K Jacob Garrett, QB Trey Hills, WR Donald Gage, DL Corey Grinner, OLB Darryl Garner; ACADIANA: QB DeEdward Cormier; RB Shane Francis; TE Keithan Mouton; DE Claude George.
NOTEWORTHY: The teams met in the regional round of the 2010 playoffs with Acadiana notching a 49-7 win on the way to winning the 5A title. ... Zachary was seeded at No. 19, while AHS was at No. 14. ... Hills leads Zachary and Baton Rouge area QBs with 2,352 passing yards and 25 TDs and is a first-year starter. ... Gage, a Houston commitment, has 51 catches for 801 yards and 10 TDs receiving. ... Boston Scott has 1,002 rushing yards and 12 TDs for the Broncos.