Central at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Central 2-6, 0-4 in District 4-5A; Walker 0-8, 0-4
LAST WEEK: Central lost to Broadmoor 34-22; Walker lost to Zachary 70-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: OL Anthony Everitt, WR Luke Synder, DE/HB Jett Ashford, WR Ben Averitt; WALKER: C Peyton Kilcrease, RB Jalen Hills, DE Noah Cox, SS Jaleei Hill.
NOTEWORTHY: Walker QB Terry Bozeman ranks among the state’s passing leaders with 2,303 yards.. ... Central has held the lead in its past two games. ... A year ago, Central won 48-7. ... Last week the Wildcats’ Leo Brownfield ran for 81 yards and scored on an 18-yard run last week.
East Ascension at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: East Ascension 5-3, 2-1 in District 5-5A; St. Amant 4-4, 1-2
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat Dutchtown 36-30 in OT; St. Amant beat Woodlawn 28-24
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: OL Gus Gutierrez, CB Zyron Wilson; ST. AMANT: DT Dylam Matherne, NG DeAndre Sims, RB Nathan Taylor, WR Marquise Hampton.
NOTEWORTHY: Each team has won 19 games in the series that dates to 1979. ... This is the first time the schools have played on Halloween. ... EAHS won 21-19 a year ago. ... St. Amant’s Tyler Dixon has passed for 1,805 yards, while his EAHS counterpart Kyran Irvin has 1,286 passing yards. ... The past five meetings between the schools, including two jamborees have come down to the final seconds.
McKinley at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: McKinley 4-4, 1-2 in District 5-5A; Dutchtown 3-5, 1-2.
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to Catholic 27-6; Dutchtown lost to East Ascension 36-30 in OT
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: LB Kirkland Louis, RB Jawun Ruffin, OL Keeyon Smart, DL Daniel James; DUTCHTOWN: DE Randell Lomas, LB Hunter Hill, DL Michael Tadda, DL Travis Goodman.
NOTEWORTHY: Dutchtown won 21-19 a year who when DBs Justin Reid and Tyler Hughes, now a Louisiana-Lafayette hurdler, made a play at the goal line to end the game. ... Brandt Fritsche has passed for 1,021 yards for Dutchtown. ... McKinley’s Louis is an Arkansas State commitment.
Plaquemine vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Plaquemine 7-1, 2-0 in District 6-4A; St. Michael 8-0, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine beat Lutcher 28-14; St. Michael beat Tara 43-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: CB Todd Harris, RB Preston Russ, OL/DL Kenny Dotson; ST. MICHAEL: QB Jeffrey Vaccaro, LB A.J. Fletcher, DL Jacob Loupe, FB/DE Logan Knox.
NOTEWORTHY: A game that will likely decide the District 6-4A title. ... Preston Russ has rushed for 680 yards to pace Plaquemine, while Matthew Butler has 646 yards for St. Michael. ... Plaquemine won 49-21 last season en route to the 6-4A title and a quarterfinal playoff appearance.Scotlandville at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: Scotlandville 5-3, 3-2 in District 4-5A; Broadmoor 3-5, 2-2
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Live Oak 14-6; Broadmoor beat Central 34-22
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Delmas Holmes, WR Kaleb Harmon, LB Martin Battiste, S Dirk Stokes; BROADMOOR: RB/DB Broderick Dellihue, WR/LB Elijah Pryor, C/DL Greg Ramirez, FB/LB Henry Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Scotlandville shut out Broadmoor 21-0 last season. ... The Bucs scored 26 unanswered points last week to come from behind and oust Central. ... Holmes has 787 rushing yards and 10 TDs to pace Scotlandville.
Tara at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Tara 3-5; Live Oak 3-5
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to St. Michael 43-7; Live Oak lost to Scotlandville 14-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: WR James Owens, WR James Gay, LB Jermaine Forman; LIVE OAK: DB John Edwards, DB Cade Guillory, RB Will Higginbotham, WR Hayes Legendre.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game for Tara of 6-4A and Live Oak of 4-5A. ... LOHS coach Tut Musemeche was head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Tara earlier in his career. ... The teams didn’t play last season and set up the game to fill a mutual open date.
Woodlawn vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Woodlawn 5-3, 1-2 in District 5-5A; Catholic 7-1, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn lost to St. Amant 28-24; Catholic beat McKinley 27-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: DB Ryan Williams, OL Dillian Roy, RB Javin Myers; CATHOLIC: QB Ian Brian, OT Aaron Wiltz, DB Trevell Johnson, LB Uriah Alexander.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic notched a 64-28 win last season. ... The Bears are the lone unbeaten in 5-5A. ... QBs Charles Brooks of Woodlawn (1,565 yards) and Brian of Catholic (1,187 yards) are among the area’s top passers. ... Woodlawn’s Daniel Luquet and Catholic’s Gabe Fertitta are first-year offensive coordinators for the two teams.
Zachary at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at Denham Springs
RECORDS: Zachary 7-1, 4-0 in District 4-5A; Denham Springs 5-3, 4-0
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat Walker 70-20; Denham Springs lost to University 56-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: RB Terry Sullivan, OL Kelton Hollins, LB Tywan Beardon, DB PJ Cannon; DENHAM SPRINGS: WR Kyandre Brooks, RB Tyre Golmond, DE Caleb Roddy, DB Zach Stuart.
NOTEWORTHY: Zachary is ranked ninth and Class 5A. ... The Broncos’ Lindsey Scott Jr. has 1,573 passing yards and 665 rushing yards, while DSHS’ Golmond, a freshman, has 905 rushing yards. ... It is Zachary’s first road game since beating Scotlandville in Week 4.