The New Orleans Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker picks area high school football games. Picks in all caps

Last Week: 25 correct, 7 misses (78.1 percent)

Season: 138 correct, 53 misses (72.3 percent)

Thursday

Higgins vs. EAST JEFFERSON (Memtsas), 6:30 p.m.

Belle Chasse vs. McDONOGH 35 (Pan American)

Ben Franklin at PEARL RIVER

SOUTH PLAQUEMINES at Cohen

Lake Area vs. KARR (Behrman)

WARREN EASTON vs. Riverdale

Friday

Bonnabel vs. HELEN COX (Memtsas)

BROTHER MARTIN at Sulphur

Carver at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

COVENANT CHRISTIAN at Ridgewood

Covington at ST. PAUL’S

Crescent City at VARNADO

East St. John at DESTREHAN

Fisher at HAYNES

FONTAINEBLEAU at Hammond

Grace King at ALBANY

HAHNVILLE at Terrebonne

Holy Cross vs. RUMMEL (Tad Gormley)

JOHN CURTIS vs. Jesuit (Yenni)

KIPP at De La Salle

Landry-Walker vs. EHRET (Behrman)

Loranger at LAKESHORE

LUSHER at McMain

LUTCHER vs. Clark

MANDEVILLE at Northshore

Newman at RIVERSIDE

NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN at Pope John Paul II

Pine at HANNAN

PONCHATOULA at Slidell

Salmen at FRANKLINTON

Sci Academy at ST. JAMES

Sophie B. Wright at ST. CHARLES

Springfield at ST. HELENA

ST. MARTIN’S at Houma Christian

West Jefferson at CHALMETTE

West St. John at COUNTRY DAY

Saturday

Shaw vs. ST. AUGUSTINE, (Gormley), 2:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson vs. E.D. WHITE (Memtsas)