Destrehan (14-0) vs. Acadiana (10-4)
7 p.m. Saturday
LAST WEEK: No. 15 Acadiana beat No. 3 Zachary 9-3; No. 4 Destrehan beat No. 3 West Monroe 27-22
ACADIANA’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Acadiana also beat Mandeville 28-14 in the quarterfinals, Ponchatoula 38-28 in the second round and St. Amant 37-0 in the first round.
DESTREHAN’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Destrehan also beat No. 12 Hahnville 24-12 in the quarterfinals, East St. John 68-14 in the regional round and Pineville 54-0 in the bi-district round.
ABOUT ACADIANA: The Wreckin’ Rams of coach Ted Davidson are in the 5A final for the sixth time since 2005 and have won four titles including last season.
ABOUT DESTREHAN: The Wildcats are in the 5A championship game for the first time since winning it in 2008.
ALSO NOTABLE: Destrehan beat Acadiana 41-21 to win the first of back-to-back titles in 2007-08.
Warren Easton (12-2) vs. Neville (12-1)
3:30 p.m. Saturday
LAST WEEK: No. 5 Easton beat No. 1 Plaquemine 43-36; No. 2 Neville beat No. 3 Franklinton 32-8
EASTON’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Easton also beat Benton 55-7 in the quarterfinals, Peabody 57-20 in the second round and Woodlawn-Shreveport 62-12 in the first round.
NEVILLE’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Neville also beat Karr 34-7 in the quarterfinals, Breaux Bridge 56-30 in the regional round and Riverdale 57-7 in the bidistrict round
ABOUT EASTON: The Eagles are playing in the state championship game for the first time since 1958.
ABOUT NEVILLE: The Tigers are making their third trip in four years to the championship game, having beat Karr for the title in 2011.
ALSO NOTABLE: Easton QB Deshawn Capers-Smith was named Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year on Thursday.
Amite (12-2) vs. Livonia (13-0)
LAST WEEK: No. 3 Amite beat No. 15 North Webster 27-13; No. 1 Livonia beat No. 5 West Feliciana 23-15
AMITE’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Amite beat No. 11 Jennings 31-7 in the quarterfinals, No. 14 Port Allen 33-13 in the second round and No. 30 B.T. Washington 40-18 in the first round.
LIVONIA’S ROAD TO THE DOME: Livonia also beat No. 9 Rayville 26-22 in the quarterfinals, No. 16 Mansfield 27-0 in the second round and No. 32 Baker 28-14 in the first round.
ABOUT LIVONIA: The Wildcats are 27-1 on the field over the past two seasons but had to forfeit the 2013 state runner-up trophy and seven games because of a player ruled ineligible by the LHSAA.
ABOUT AMITE: The Warriors were the 3A runner-up to St. Charles Catholic in 2011. St. Charles won that game 9-8.
ALSO NOTABLE: The two teams could have played each other in the 2011 playoffs, but McMain upset the Wildcats.
Kinder (13-0) vs. Many (14-0)
4:30 p.m. Friday
LAST WEEK: No. 2 Kinder beat No. 3 Sterlington 35-14; No. 1 Many beat No. 5 Northeast 35-12
KINDER’S ROAD TO THE DOME: The Yellow Jackets also beat No. 7 Springfield 42-14 in the quarterfinals, No. 15 Pine 37-6 in the second round and No. 31 North Caddo 42-0 in the first round.
MANY’S ROAD TO THE DOME: The Tigers also beat No. 9 St. James 28-14 in the quarterfinals, No. 16 Lake Arthur 41-6 in the second round and No. 32 Homer 73-0 in the first round.
ABOUT KINDER: The Yellow Jackets won Class 2A football and baseball state titles in 2013-14.
ABOUT MANY: Offensive lineman Garrett Thomas is one of the Tigers’ top players and also a Texas commitment.
ALSO NOTABLE: This game is a rematch of last year’s final won by Kinder 34-20.
Haynesville (12-1) vs. Mangham (13-0)
8 p.m. Friday
LAST WEEK: No. 2 Haynesville beat No. 3 West St. John 26-13; No. 1 Mangham beat No. 4 Kentwood 42-27
HAYNESVILLE’S ROAD TO THE DOME: The Golden Tornadoes also beat No. 7 East Beauregard 14-0 in the quarterfinals, No. 15 Delhi 55-18 in the second round and had first-round bye.
MANGHAM’S ROAD TO THE DOME: The Dragons also beat No. 17 Montgomery 54-20 in the quarterfinals, No. 8 White Castle 49-14 in the second round and had a first-round bye.
ABOUT HAYNESVILLE: .The Golden Tornadoes have won 13 state titles, 11 with former coach Alton “Red” Franklin and two with his son, current coach David Franklin.
ABOUT MANGHAM: The Dragons’ last state football title came in Class B in 1956,
ALSO NOTABLE: Another rematch from 2013; Haynesville won 42-21 last year.