Catholic at Evangel
7 p.m. at Evangel Christian in Shreveport
RECORDS: No. 6 Catholic (8-3); No. 2 Evangel (9-2)
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat Brother Martin 49-48; Evangel beat Holy Cross 42-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: QB Ian Brian, DE Aaron Moffitt, P Daniel Guilbeau; EVANGEL: RB Jamarqueza Mims, CB Adarius Washington, LB AC Gilliam, QB Connor Curry.
NOTEWORTHY: Teams play for the first time since 1999 5A semifinals when Evangel scored the final 17 points to take a 39-22 victory ... Mims had 1,096 rushing yards and 11 TDs, while Curry has 1,523 yards and 20 TDs for ECA in the regular season ... Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads Catholic with 1,249 rushing yards and 13 TDs and 660 receiving yards and 5 TDs, while Brian has 1,737 yards and 17 TDs.
East Feliciana at Kinder
7 p.m. at Kinder High
RECORDS: No. 7 East Feliciana 8-4; No. 2 Kinder 11-1
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana beat Loreauville 20-16; Kinder beat 47-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: RB/DB Christopher Chaney, OL/DLTrevontae Booker, OL/DL Darius Davis, RB/DE Treylan Dunn; KINDER: QB Welles Cooley, RB Taylor Johnson, WR Jared Rider.
NOTEWORTHY: Kinder was the 2A champion in 2013, the runner-up in 2014 and is the highest remaining seed left on the 2A bracket ... Cooley has 998 rushing yards and 16 TDs to go with 899 passing yards and 10 TDs for Kinder ... Chaney is the top rusher for EFHS, which seeks its first semifinal appearance since current LSU player Kendell Beckwith was the starting quarterback.
Hahnville at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: No. 7 Hahnville 9-3; No. 2 Zachary 11-1
LAST WEEK: Hahnville beat St. Amant 55-33; Zachary beat Dutchtown 35-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HAHNVILLE: DB Jamonte Williams, QB Mike Neal, WR Anthony “Pooka” Williams; ZACHARY: OL Dominique Holden, OL Blake Anderson, OL Kelton Hollinsd, OL Dylan Honore, OL Trevor Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Each team beat a District 5-5A team from Ascension Parish last week to advance ... Zachary has won eight straight since losing to 2A Calvary in late September ... ZHS is the highest seeded team remaining on the 5A bracket ... ZHS QB Lindsey Scott Jr. has 1,454 rushing yards and 2,366 passing yards with 45 combined TDs.
Iowa at West Feliciana
7 p.m. at West Feliciana-St. Francisville
RECORDS: No. 21 Iowa 7-5; No. 13 West Feliciana 8-4
LAST WEEK: Iowa beat Church Point 41-20; West Feliciana beat Patterson 44-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: IOWA: QB Zack Jongbloed, RB Evan Lonnett, WR Cole Fleming, WR Andre Sam; WEST FELICIANA: LB Hunter Smith, RB Josh Morrison, TE Ricky Chatman.
NOTEWORTHY: Iowa’s Jongbloed is one of the most prolific offensive players left in the playoffs with 3,232 yards and 33 TDs ... Fleming and Sam each have over 1,200 receiving yards ... Smith has 94 tackles and six fumble recoveries for WFHS, which seeks its second straight semifinal berth ... Ronald Sims had a team-high 654 rushing yards to lead a balanced WFHS attack in the regular season.
Lutcher at Kaplan
7 p.m. at Kaplan High
RECORDS: No. 1 Lutcher 11-1; No. 9 Kaplan 9-3
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Wossman 44-6; Kaplan beat Winnfield 22-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: LB/C Ben St. Pierre, NG/OL Sully Laiche, QB Jontre Kirklin, WR Al’dontre Davis; KAPLAN: FB Julius Johnson, OG Jarrick Romero, LB D’Angelo Martin, DE Jaise Meche.
NOTEWORTHY: Kirklin leads Lutcher with 1,926 passing yards and 31 TDs to go along with 864 yards and 13 TDs rushing ... Kaplan coach Stephen Lotief is the brother Louisiana-Lafayette softball coach Michael Lotief ... Lutcher lost RB Destin Porter to a season-ending knee injury earlier in the playoff ... St. Pierre leads the LHS defense with 95 tackles.
Northwest at St. James
7 p.m. at
RECORDS: No. 7 Northwest 10-2; No. 15 St. James 9-3
LAST WEEK: St. James beat Eunice 30-19; Northwest beat Marksville 22-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JAMES: QB Lowell Narcisse, DB Jai Lewis, LB Aquindas Steib, WR Arron McKenney; NORTHWEST: OL Devin Calais, OL Kirt Bellard, RB Chris Lee.
NOTEWORTHY: St. James got a playoff boost from the return of Auburn commitment Narcisse, who was expected to miss the entire season after a knee injury in the spring ... Narcisse has accounted for 6 TDs in two playoff games ...Northwest’s Lee has well over a 1,000 yards rushing and also is a top rodeo competitor.
Parkview at University
7 p.m. at UHS’ Boss Field/Gill Stadium
RECORDS: No. 4 Parkview Baptist 8-3; No. 1 University 10-1
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat St. Louis Catholic 41-16; University beat Vandebilt Catholic 44-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: QB Reggie Hayes Jr., OL Trent Harrington, ; UNIVERSITY: RB/DT Jordan Davis, WR Chris Raymond, C Brenden Holliday, FS Chase Brown???.
NOTEWORTHY: The District 6-3A rivals meet for the sixth time over the three years with UHS holding a 5-0 advantage ... U-High won the first game this season by a 29-21 margin ... DJ White has passed for 1,635 yards and 21 TDs for UHS ... PBS’ Hayes has run for 1,151 yards and 19 TDs.
Southern Lab at Vermilion Catholic
7 p.m. at VCHS-Abbeville
RECORDS: No. 6 Southern Lab 8-3; No. 2 Vermilion Catholic 10-2
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Central Catholic 30-16; Vermilion Catholic beat Delhi Charter 44-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: DB Jonard Robinson, RB Darbbeon Profit, DL/TE Chris Allen, WR/KR Curtlan Williams, QB Bladrick Veal; VERMILION CATHOLIC: QB Hunter Frith, WR Tyler DeRouen, WR Emile Trahan, WR Devren Constantine.
NOTEWORTHY: Southern Lab was the Division IV runner-up last year and VCHS won the title two years ago ... Frith has 3,436 passing yards and 42 TDs for the Eagles, while DeRouen has 1,285 receiving yards and 14 TDs ...Profit has 906 rushing yards and 12 TDs for SLHS and Veal has 1,646 yards and 11 TDs.
White Castle at Haynesville
7:30 p.m. at Haynesville High
RECORDS: No. 6 White Castle 6-5; No. 3 Haynesville 9-2
LAST WEEK: White Castle beat South Cameron 14-10; Haynesville beat Varnado 61-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: OL/DL Orthello Batiste, RB/DB Dontrell Taylor, LB/RB Daniel Edwards, QB/DB Jeremie Richard; HAYNESVILLE: QB Trent Franklin, RB Treyon Hunter, DL/RB Keandre Harris, RB Jamarceon Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Haynesville has won the past two 1A titles, and QB Franklin is the son of HHS coach David Franklin and grandson of legendary HHS coach Alton “Red Franklin ... The Golden Tornado ran for 527 yards last week ... Taylor leads White Castle in rushing with more than 1,500 yards.