Quarterback Aldon Clark returns to help Karr edge McDonogh 35 _lowres

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH Karr's Trevor Morgan is tackled by McDonogh 35's Terell Debose in Thursday's game at Tad Gormley.

Cohen (9-0) at Ben Franklin (4-5)

Last week: Cohen lost to Haynes 45-6; Ben Franklin beat Fisher 32-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Nondistrict game. ... Cohen’s losing streak is at 39. ... The Green Hornets’ last won Oct. 29, 2011. Ben Franklin has won three consecutive games by a score of 92-32.

East Jefferson (2-7, 1-5) vs. Bonnabel (0-9, 0-6)

Last week: East Jefferson lost to Landry-Walker 32-7; Bonnabel lost to Ehret 35-7

Last season: Bonnabel won 21-14

The buzz: District 8-5A game. ... East Jefferson and Bonnabel have split the series 4-4 in the last eight meetings. Bonnabel is attempting to avoid its first 0-10 season in more than a decade. The Bruins have failed to score more than 14 points since their season opener against Central Lafourche.

Bogalusa (5-4) at Holy Cross (5-4)

At Pan American

Last week: Bogalusa beat Jewel Sumner 36-14; Holy Cross beat St. Augustine 23-19

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Nondistrict game. ... Bogalusa has won four games in a row and ranks 17th in the LHSAA Class 3A power ratings. ... Holy Cross is a projected No. 7 seed in the Division I state playoffs. ... The Tigers defense held St. Aug to 19 points, which was the second-lowest total by a Holy Cross opponent this season.

Franklinton (6-3, 3-0) at Pearl River (4-5, 0-3)

Last week: Franklinton lost to Jesuit 19-14; Pearl River lost to Lakeshore 53-7

Last season: Franklinton won, 62-0

The buzz: District 8-4A game. ... Franklinton has won nine consecutive district games. ... A 10th gives the Demons the outright district title. ... Franklinton has won the past 13 games in this series. The Demons rank ninth in the LSWA Class 4A poll. Pearl River has lost three in a row and has been outscored 143-13.

Hahnville (6-3, 4-1) at Thibodaux (6-3, 4-1)

Last week: Hahnville beat H.L. Bourgeois 49-7; Thibodaux lost to Destrehan 51-40

Last season: Thibodaux won, 19-16

The buzz: District 7-5A game. ... Hahnville and Thibodaux rank 10th and 20thin the LHSAA Class 5A power ratings. Hahnville has won four straight by a combined score of 167-38. ... Thibodaux allowed a season-high 51 points to Destrehan last week.

Haynes (7-2, 3-0) at S. Plaquemines (5-4, 3-0)

Last week: Haynes beat Cohen 45-6; South Plaquemines beat Thomas Jefferson 24-0

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: District 8-2A game. ... Haynes is ranked 12th in the LHSAA Division III power ratings and ninth among small schools in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10. ... The Yellow Jackets scored a season-high 45 points against Cohen. ... South Plaquemines is 11th in the LHSAA Class 2A power ratings and 10th among small schools in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10. The Hurricanes’ 24-0 shutout over Thomas Jefferson was the team’s third of the season.

Helen Cox (3-6, 1-5) vs. Ehret (7-2, 5-1)

At Memtsas

Last week: Helen Cox lost to Chalmette 42-3; Ehret beat Bonnabel 35-7

Last season: Ehret won, 61-0

The buzz: District 8-5A game. ... With a win, Ehret would clinch a share of its third consecutive district championship. ... The Patriots rank ninth in the LHSAA Class 5A power ratings and 10th in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 among large schools.

Jesuit (4-5, 1-4) vs. Brother Martin (7-2, 4-2)

At Gormley

Last week: Brother Martin beat Shaw 42-21

Last season: Jesuit won, 17-14

The buzz: District 9-5A game. ... Jesuit is seventh in the Division I nonselect power ratings. ... The Blue Jays have won six in a row against Brother Martin and hold a 25-22 edge in the all-time series. ... Brother Martin is third in the power ratings. ... Blue-chip tailback Bruce Jordan-Swilling was limited to seven carries against Shaw, but the Crusaders totaled 186 yards rushing as a team.

Lakeshore (7-2, 2-1) at Salmen (2-6, 1-2)

Last week: Lakeshore beat Pearl River 53-7; Salmen lost to Loranger, 28-12

Last season: Salmen won, 41-21

The buzz: District 8-4A game. ... Lakeshore ranks seventh in the LHSAA Class 4A power ratings. ... The Titans scored a season-high 53 points against Pearl River last week. Salmen is 4-0 all-time against Lakeshore.

Lutcher (8-1, 6-0) at De La Salle (9-0, 6-0)

At Joe Brown

Last week: Lutcher beat Lusher 49-19; De La Salle beat Sci Academy 62-0

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: District 9-3A game. ... De La Salle and Lutcher rank second and third in the LSWA Class 3A poll. ... Lutcher is second in the Class 3A power ratings. The Bulldogs have won six in a row by an aggregate score of 323-61. De La Salle is third in the LHSAA Division II power ratings and second among small schools in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10. The Cavaliers have posted shutouts in four of their past five games and have five for the season.

Mandeville (7-2, 5-1) at Covington (5-4, 3-3)

Last week: Mandeville lost to St. Paul’s 7-0; Covington beat Hammond 47-17

Last season: Mandeville won, 29-0

The buzz: District 6-5A game. ... Mandeville and Covington rank eighth and 29th in the LHSAA Class 5A power ratings. ... Mandeville has won three straight meetings in the series, which includes two shutouts. ... The Skippesr rank seventh in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 among large schools.

Clark (3-6, 2-4) at Lusher (5-4, 3-3)

Last week: Clark beat KIPP 30-0; Lusher lost to Lutcher 49-19

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: District 9-3A game. ... Clark sits 37th in the Class 3A power ratings. ... The Bulldogs’ 30-0 shutout of KIPP was the team’s first since Nov. 7, 2014, also against KIPP. ... Lusher is eighth in the Division II nonselect power rankings and The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 among small schools. ... The Lions are averaging 37 points over their past four games.

Ponchatoula (6-3, 3-3) at Hammond (0-9, 0-6)

Last week: Ponchatoula beat Northshore45-6; Hammond lost to Covington, 47-17

Last season: Ponchatoula won, 42-7

The buzz: District 6-5A game. ... Ponchatoula sits 16th in the LHSAA Class 5A power ratings. ... The Green Wave hung a season-high 45 points on Northshore last week. ... Hammond has dropped 15 consecutive district games and has lost seven in a row in its series with Ponchatoula.

Riverdale (1-8) at Loranger (4-5)

Last week: Riverdale lost to Belle Chasse, 41-0; Loranger beat Salmen, 28-12

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Nondistrict game. ... Riverdale has lost six in a row and has been shut out three times this season. Loranger is ranked 28th in the Class 4A power ratings. Loranger has won two in a row by an aggregate score of 77-15.

Slidell (2-7, 2-4) at Northshore (2-7, 1-5)

Last week: Slidell beat Fontainebleau 28-27; Northshore lost to Ponchatoula 45-6

Last season: Slidell won, 49-35

The buzz: District 6-5A game. ... Slidell has won two in a series in the series. ... Northshore was held to a season-low six points in a 45-6 loss at Ponchatoula last week.

St. Helena (5-4, 3-2) at N’lake Chrstn (7-2, 4-1)

Last week: St. Helena lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, 48-20; Northlake Christian beat Springfield, 14-7

Last season: Northlake Christian won, 31-14

The buzz: District 7-2A game. ... Northlake Christian and St. Helena are ranked 16th in the Division III and Class 2A power ratings. The Wolverines rank fifth among small schools in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10. ... Northlake Christian has won five in a row in this series.

St. Martin’s (2-7, 2-3) at Ridgewood (2-6, 2-3)

Last week: St Martin’s lost to Varnado 44-2; Ridgewood beat Crescent City (forfeit)

Last season: St. Martin’s won, 35-6

The buzz: District 8-1A game. ... Ridgewood and St. Martin’s rank 22nd and 23rd in the Division IV power ratings. St. Martin’s has won its past six meetings against Ridgewood.

St. Paul’s (8-1, 6-0) at Fontainebleau (6-3, 4-2)

Last week: St. Paul’s beat Mandeville, 7-0; Fontainebleau lost to Slidell, 28-27

Last season: St. Paul’s won, 31-28

The buzz: District 6-5A game. ... With a win, St. Paul’s can clinch the outright district championship. ... The Wolves rank fourth in the Division I power ratings and 10th in the LSWA Class 5A poll. ... They rank sixth in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 among large schools. ... St. Paul’s has won eight in a row against Fontainebleau. ... The Bulldogs’ last win in the series came Nov. 3, 2006.

Thomas Jefferson (4-5, 1-2) vs. Fisher (4-5, 1-2)

Last week: Thomas Jefferson lost to South Plaquemines, 24-0; Fisher lost to Ben Franklin, 32-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: District 8-2A game. ... Thomas Jefferson ranks 17th in the Division III power ratings. Fisher is 21st in the Class 2A power ratings. These teams last met Oct. 12, 2012, in a Thomas Jefferson 33-7 win.

West Jefferson (5-4, 4-2) vs. Landry-Walker (7-2, 5-1)

Last week: West Jefferson beat Higgins 28-20; Landry-Walker beat East Jefferson, 32-7

Last season: Landry-Walker won 40-24

The buzz: District 8-5A game. ... With a win, Landry-Walker will clinch a share of the district championship along with Chalmette and Ehret. Landry-Walker and West Jeff are 18th and 35th in the LHSAA Class 5A power ratings. The Charging Bucs rank ninth in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 among large schools. West Jeff is in danger of missing the playoffs a second consecutive year.