Albany at St. Helena
7 p.m. at St. Helena Central-Greensburg.
RECORDS: Albany 3-1, St. Helena 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Albany beat Ellender, 46-21; St. Helena lost to East Iberville, 44-42, in double overtime.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ALBANY: C Dakota Arnold, QB Louis Sansovich, WR Jamare Jackson, WR Tanner House; ST. HELENA: RB/LB Arthur Franklin, WR-DB Brandon Williams, WR/DB Toi Williams, OL-DL Jovante Watson.
NOTEWORTHY: Albany defensive back Dalton Roach intercepted two more passes last week, bringing his season total to eight. ... Albany, riding a three-game winning streak, travels to face Loranger next week in its 8-3A opener. St. Helena has St. Thomas Aquinas at home next week to open 8-2A play. ... St. Helena picked up its win at St. Frederick of Monroe in Week 2.
at Central Catholic
7 p.m. at Morgan City High.
RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 2-2; Central Catholic 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat Ascension Episcopal, 41-13; Central Catholic lost to Northlake Christian, 28-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: WR-DB Robert Landry, OG-NG Ryan Rodrigue, OG-LB Blane Falsette, QB Collin Rowland, LB D.J. Latino; CENTRAL CATHOLIC: WR/DB Tyler Hoffpauir, RB-DB Lloyd Grogan, TE-DE Lamar Grogan, RB-DB Jovon Johnson, QB Josh Singleton.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Catholic has won two straight following an 0-2 start and can exceed last year’s win total with a victory. ... Central Catholic, ranked fifth in the 1A state poll, is facing its second 9-1A opponent. The Eagles beat White Castle, 23-14, in Week 2. ... Rodrigue had five sacks last week to lead the Ascension Catholic defense. ... The game will be broadcast on 1590-AM.
7 p.m. at RHS’ Majella Field.
RECORDS: Calvary 2-2, Redemptorist 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Calvary beat Teurlings Catholic, 63-53; Redemptorist beat White Castle, 29-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CALVARY: RB Brandon Wilson, DB Weston Steelhammer, DB Shun Brown; REDEMPTORIST: QB Josh Courtney, RB Deno Mullens, WR Donald Cage, WR Russell Cage.
NOTEWORTHY: Wilson ran for 302 yards in the shootout win against Teurlings last week. Calvary finished with 582 yards to 567 for Teurlings. ... Fueled by a 23-point fourth quarter, Redemptorist came from 16 down to beat White Castle. Courtney tossed two late touchdown passes to lead the comeback. ... Redemptorist has its 6-2A opener vs. Northeast next week.
Capitol at East St. John
7 p.m. at ESJHS-Reserve.
RECORDS: Capitol 1-3, East St. John 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Capitol beat Southern Lab, 20-14; ESJ beat Parkview Baptist, 28-16.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: RB-WR-TE Travis Hebert, WR-DB Jonathan Banks, LB-DB Joshua Claverie, NG-C-DT Michael Bady; EAST ST. JOHN: QB-DB Darion Monroe, WR Dezman Broussard, DT Gerron Borne.
NOTEWORTHY: Monroe, a Texas A&M commitment, passed for 261 yards and three TDs against Parkview last week while rushing for 60 yards and a score. He also intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. ... Nine Capitol players denied a hardship appeal for eligibility by the LHSAA continue to play. A court hearing in the case originally scheduled for Tuesday was postponed.
at Ascension Christian
7 p.m. at Ascension Christian-Gonzales.
RECORDS: Christian Life 2-2, Ascension Christian 0-4.
LAST WEEK: CLA lost to Episcopal, 49-28; Ascension Christian lost to Dunham, 34-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHRISTIAN LIFE: OL-DL Jerry Burton, WR-DB Dwayne Carral, OL-DT Braxton Morgan, WR Gerard Richardson; ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: RB-LB Jacob Puryear.
NOTEWORTHY: Frank Bartley had six catches for 161 yards and two scores vs. Episcopal. Jerrell Richardson had 116 rushing yards. ... Christian Life has already doubled last year’s win total. ... Ascension Christian remains scoreless for the season. The Lions were held to 97 yards in last Friday’s loss. ... Ascension Christian opens its 9-1A schedule at West St. John next week.
Donaldsonville at Block
7 p.m. at Tallaferro Field, Jonesville.
RECORDS: Donaldsonville 1-3, Block 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Donaldsonville lost to McDonogh 35, 56-36; Block lost to Rayville, 26-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DONALDSONVILLE: QB Devon Breaux, QB Jaquel Gant, James, DE Benton Mitchell, DB Cortez Mitchell; BLOCK: RB-S Vashawn Davis.
NOTEWORTHY: Donaldsonville visits No. 1 St. Charles next week to open play in its new 7-3A district. ... Block lost to White Castle in the second round of last year’s 1A playoffs. ... In addition to rushing for 1,000 yards last season, Davis garnered all-district recognition as a punter. ... Breaux passed for 455 yards last week, becoming the first area quarterback to hit the 1,000-yard barrier. The Tulane commitment has thrown for 1,170 yards, as well as 11 TDs.
at Vermilion Catholic
7 p.m. at VCHS-Abbeville.
RECORDS: Dunham 2-2, Vermilion Cath. 4-0.
LAST WEEK: Dunham beat Ascension Christian, 34-0; Vermilion Cath. beat Oberlin, 46-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: WR-FS Grayson Domingue, QB Grant Messer, OT Drew Schoen, NG Foster Degeneres, DE Ned Strasner, LB Daniel Megison; VERMILION CATHOLIC: QB Aaron David, RB Jacoby Davis.
NOTEWORTHY: Former LSU linebacker Trev Faulk is in his first season as the Vermilion Catholic coach. He has the Eagles ranked sixth in this week’s 1A state poll. ... Dunham begins its 7-2A schedule against Capitol next week. ... Stasner returned an interception 38 yards for a score in last week’s win.
at West Lincoln, Miss.
7 p.m. at West Lincoln- Brookhaven, Miss.
RECORDS: E. Iberville 4-0; West Lincoln 1-4.
LAST WEEK: East Iberville beat St. Helena Central, 44-42, in 2 OT; West Lincoln lost to Mount Hermon, 12-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: RB-LB Nick Brooks, QB-CB Richard Johnson, OL-DL Reggie Brock, OL-DL Adrian Cummings, RB-SS Lennet Little; WEST LINCOLN: N/A.
NOTEWORTHY: EIHS scheduled this game late in the summer to avoid having an open date. ... The Tigers are off to their best start under coach Kelcy Dotson. ... Nick Brooks ran for 194 yards and Little added 94 rushing yards to pace EIHS last week. ... Johnson scored the game-winning TD on an 8-yard run. ... West Lincoln plays a Louisiana opponent for the second straight week.
False River Academy
at St. Edmund
7 p.m. at St. Edmund-Eunice.
RECORDS: False River 2-2, 0-1 in 6-1A; St. Edmund 3-1, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: False River lost to Westminster, 46-0; St. Edmund beat Pointe Coupee Central, 35-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FRA: OL-DE John Fabre, RB-LB Ashton Brooks, RB-DB William Pearce, QB-FS Brody Creppel, OL-LB Micah Butler; ST. EDMUND: QB David Lafleur, WR-DB Andre Aguillard, WR-DB Adam Clause.
NOTEWORTHY: Lafleur has rushed for 553 yards while accounting for eight TDs in the past two games. He ran for 354 yards in a Week 3 victory over Mamou. ... FRA continues a tough stretch to open the 6-1A season.
Livonia at Brusly
7 p.m. at Brusly High.
RECORDS: Livonia 4-0, Brusly 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Baker, 43-8; Brusly beat St. John, 48-38.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: QB Mason Torres, RB Mark Lewis, TE Brandon Armand, TE Trey Nelson, LB Aljire Joseph; BRUSLY: OG Kade Loup, OLB Donald Williams, CB Terrance West, C Ben Crockett.
NOTEWORTHY: Livonia and Brusly were district rivals the past two seasons, but Friday’s game is a nondistrict matchup of the 3A schools. ... Livonia broke into the state 3A rankings this week at No. 9. The Wildcats are seeking the first 5-0 start in school history. ... Brusly QB Jay Christophe rushed for 185 yards in last week’s win. RB Sherrod Jackson returned a punt 70 yards for a score.
Many at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal.
RECORDS: Many 4-0, Episcopal 4-0.
LAST WEEK: Many beat Logansport, 67-18; Episcopal beat Christian Life, 49-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MANY: QB Tripp Davis, RB Xavier Dias, SS Landon Fredieu, WR C.J. Sweet, WR Cody Kennedy; EPISCOPAL: WR-RB Julian Darden, LB-RB Mike Henry, QB Vincent Dellocono, DL Matt Selig, DB Chris Alexander.
NOTEWORTHY: Many has won three of its four games by double digits. The closest call came in a 28-24 victory over Loyola in Week 3. ... Darden rushed for 183 yards and three scores last week, leading an Episcopal offense that churned out 520 rushing yards. ... Episcopal, ranked seventh in the 2A state poll, hosts No. 3 University in a 7-2A opener next week. Many opens its 3-2A slate at home against Menard, ranked fourth, next week. ... The game will be broadcast locally on 1460-AM.
Pointe Coupee Central
at Westminster Christian
7 p.m. at Westminster-Opelousas.
RECORDS: Pointe Coupee Central 1-3, 0-1 in 6-1A; Westminster 2-2, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Pointe Coupee Central lost to St. Edmund, 35-6; Westminster beat False River, 46-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: RB-LB Kevin Bourgeois, RB-LB David St. Cyr; WESTMINSTER: QB Thomas Kemp, WR-LB Jalen Williams, RB-S Wesley Ballard.
NOTEWORTHY: Bourgeois connected with St. Cyr for Pointe Coupee’s only score last week. ... Westminster, ranked 10th in the 1A state poll, has won 10 straight games vs. district competition. The Crusaders won the 5-1A title in 2009 and 2010.
Port Allen at White Castle
7 p.m. at WCHS.
RECORDS: Port Allen 4-0, White Castle 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Port Allen beat McMain, 13-6; White Castle lost to Redemptorist, 29-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: OL Emmett Kennedy, OL Marcus Keys, WR Quincy Paul, WR Chris Bynum, LB James Pollard, DE Charles Mullens; WHITE CASTLE: QB Christopher Major, RB Tyre Bracken, WR-DB Terrance Taylor, WR Robert Franklin.
NOTEWORTHY: White Castle looks to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bulldogs led Redemptorist by 16 last week but couldn’t hold on. ... Port Allen trailed McMain 6-0 at the half last week, but Rickey Merritt’s 5-yard TD helped the Pelicans pass their toughest test to date. Port Allen won its first three games by a 127-33 margin. ... WCHS begins 9-1A action at unbeaten East Iberville next week. Port Allen starts its 7-3A slate at St. James. ... Major is subbing for regular starter Isaac O’Bear, who missed last week’s game because of an injury.
Springfield at Grace King
7 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium, Metairie.
RECORDS: Springfield 1-3, Grace King 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Springfield lost to Live Oak, 27-14; Grace King beat Sarah Reed, 17-14, in overtime.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: QB-WR-OLB Shaquille Smith, RB-LB Thomas Armstrong, LB John Quave, DE Keith Hernandez; GRACE KING:. QB Robert Bissant, WR Courtney Ricardo, RB Eric Rockett.
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield, looking to snap a three-game losing streak, opens 8-2A action at Pope John Paul II next week. ... Jones returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score in last week’s loss. ... Mohammed Hammerlane’s field goal in overtime provided the winning margin in King’s victory over Sarah Reed. The Fighting Irish, who beat Lusher in Week 3, have won two straight since an 0-2 start. ... Springfield has committed 14 turnovers in its past three games, all losses.
St. John at Kentwood
7 p.m. at Kentwood.
RECORDS: St. John 2-2, Kentwood 3-1.
LAST WEEK: St. John lost to Brusly, 48-38; Kentwood lost to Loranger, 34-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JOHN: RB Devante Williams, RB Christian Primeaux, OG Wesley Boss, LB Clinton Alexander, CB Colby Landry; KENTWOOD: RB Leslie Collins, QB Harlan Miller, OT-DT Jay Nichols, TE-DE Torandon Watson.
NOTEWORTHY: Williams scored on runs of 80 and 65 yards in the first quarter of last week’s loss. Primeaux added an 80-yard score. ... St. John has Ascension Catholic at home next week to start its 9-1A season. Kentwood, ranked ninth in the 1A state poll, opens 7-1A play at Varnado. ... Kentwood was credited with a Week 2 victory over Jewel Sumner when the Cowboys were forced to forfeit their 32-21 win because they used an ineligible player.
Salmen at East Feliciana
7 p.m. at Clinton Middle School
RECORDS: Salmen 2-2; East Feliciana 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Salmen beat Karr, 23-16; East Feliciana lost to Richwood, 34-15.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SALMEN: RB Chris Thomas, DB Vernell Turner, PK Chris Gulino; EAST FELICIANA: QB-DE Kendell Beckwith, OL Braylon Jarrell, OL-DE Dequan Franklin, DL Christopher Matthews, DB Ellis Eubanks, LB Wando Stampley.
NOTEWORTHY: EFHS has lost two straight after winning its first two games. ... The Tigers play an opponent from a higher classification for the second time this year. ... Class 4A Salmen has won two straight, including last week’s victory over 4A preseason No. 1 Karr. ... Beckwith has passed for 440 yards and run for 297 yards to pace the EFHS offense.
Varnado at Northeast
7 p.m. at NHS-Pride
RECORDS: Varnado 2-2, Northeast 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Varnado lost to Independence, 46-6; Northeast lost to Scotlandville, 48-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: VARNADO: QB-RB Laterrius Crumedy, QB-RB Denzel Harry, WR-LB Jeremy Wolfe, WR Markus Marke, LB JaMarcus Howell; NORTHEAST: OT Javone James, QB Ronnie Davis, RB Damonte Richardson, DE Guillermo Diaz, LB Terrance Turner.
NOTEWORTHY: The nondistrict game was scheduled late in the summer, filling an open date for 1A Varnado and 2A Northeast. ... Crumedy, 5-7, 170 pounds, has amassed 906 yards total offense through Varnado’s first two games. ... Northeast enters 7-2A action at Redemptorist next week.
Vidalia at Baker
7 p.m. at Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium
RECORDS: Vidalia 0-4; Baker 0-4.
LAST WEEK: Vidalia lost to Bolton, 28-0; Baker lost to Livonia, 43-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: VIDALIA: not available; BAKER: KR-WR-FS Brenton Tolliver, LB-WB Rashaun Curtis, FB-LB Lavarius Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Vidalia of 3-3A and Baker of 6-3A each seek their first win. ... Baker coach Robert Raines owns a house in Natchez, Miss., located less than five miles from Vidalia High. ... Baker fell behind 36-0 at halftime last week against Livonia. ... Vidalia has scored 26 points in its four games, while Baker has scored 32 points. ... Raines said his team will need to match VHS’ disciplined approach to be successful. ... Like Raines, Vidalia coach Gary Parham is in his second season.
Bowling Green at Silliman
7 p.m. at Silliman Institute-Clinton
RECORDS: Bowling Green 4-2, 1-0 in 6-2A; Silliman 3-3 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Bowling Green beat Central Private, 46-22; Silliman lost to Oak Forest, 27-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BOWLING GREEN: OL-DL Russ Smith; SILLIMAN: WR-WR Cobb Kelly, DE-OT Caleb Carter, QB Jason Palermo, QB-RB-DT Austin Gale, OL-DL Brady Brian.
NOTEWORTHY: MAIS 6-2A game. ... Bowling Green is coached by former Hammond High coach Carmon Moore, a Central High graduate. ... Kelly scored the lone TD for Silliman last week. ... Four turnovers hampered the Wildcats in their loss to Oak Forest.
at Trinity Episcopal
7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal-Natchez, Miss.
RECORDS: CPS 1-5; Trinity Episcopal 5-1.
LAST WEEK: Central Private lost to Bowling Green 46-22; Trinity
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL PRIVATE: OL Brennan West, WR Lance Wicker, QB Luke Fryoux, RB Ryan Bowman, LB Mason Aucoin, S Jacob Carter, LB Mason Jordan; TRINITY: RB-QB-WR Tip McKenzie.
NOTEWORTHY: CPS has lost two in a row since beating Adams County Christian. ... Trinity is the defending MAIS Class 1A champion. ... McKenzie is a versatile offensive force for Trinity. ... CPS has gone to more of a pass-oriented offense that features Wicker and other receivers.