Avoyelles at Lutcher

Class 3A

7 p.m. at Lutcher High

RECORDS: No. 32 Avoyelles 4-6; No. 1 Lutcher 9-1

LAST WEEK: Avoyelles beat Buckeye 52-28; Lutcher beat De La Salle 21-12

PLAYERS TO WATCH: AVOYELLES: OL/DL Mike Canal; LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirklin, RB Destin Porter, OL/DL Sully Laiche.

NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher, which dropped down for Class 4A this season, secured the top seed with a win last week ... Kirklin has passed for 1,618 yards and 25 TDs for the Bulldogs ... Laiche was the 6-4A defensive MVP the last two seasons.

Brusly at Kaplan

7 p.m. at Kaplan High

RECORDS: No. 24 Brusly 5-5; No. 9 Kaplan

LAST WEEK: Brusly beat Baker 14-6; Kaplan beat Ascension Catholic 22-6

PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: LB Keandre Bynum, RB/DB Tyler Nash, RB/DB Kevin Godfrey; KAPLAN: RB Julius Johnson, OL Jerrick Romero, LB Daniel Lotief.

NOTEWORTHY: Brusly duo quarterback Jason Holliday and running back Zavian Bell accounted for 1,925 yards and 25 TDS this season. … Jackson has rushed for 1,690 yards for 18 TDs this season.

Capitol at Pickering

Class 2A

7 p.m. at Pickering High

RECORDS: No. 28 Friendship Capitol 1-9; No. 5 Pickering 7-3

LAST WEEK: Capitol beat Mentorship Academy 6-0; Pickering lost to Many 35-21

PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: QB Brandon Hill, RB Chris Duhon, Jihad Furqan; PICKERING: QB Patrick Hinson, WR Kordell Craft, DB Dylan Lawrence.

NOTEWORTHY: Hill is 1-1 as a starter and is the third quarterback the Lions have featured this season. … Hinson has 1,081 passing yards for 11 touchdowns and 579 rushing for nine touchdowns.

Carver at Plaquemine

Class 4A

7 p.m. at Plaquemine High

RECORDS: No. 21 Carver 6-4; No. 12 Plaquemine 7-3

LAST WEEK: Carver beat Belle Chasse 27-22; Plaquemine beat Belaire 53-18

PLAYERS TO WATCH: CARVER: QB D’Quintez Mitchell; PLAQUEMINE: QB Austin Mitchell, DB Todd Harris, ATH Wayne Toussant, NT Nelson Jenkins.

NOTEWORTHY: The Green Devils have battled injuries throughout the season, but are healthy now with Mitchell leading the way ... PHS’ Harris is among Louisiana’s top 2017 prospects ... Carver is in the 4A playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Central at West Monroe

Class 5A

7 p.m.

RECORDS: No. 32 Central 5-5; No. 1 West Monroe

LAST WEEK: Central lost to Live Oak 24-21; West Monroe beat Alexandria 62-35

PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: QB Gabe Brown, RB Xavier Lewis, RB Caleb Moore; WEST MONROE: QB Robert Scott Foust, RB Trey Coleman, WR Jake Norris.

NOTEWORTHY: Central returns to WMHS for the first time since beating the Rebels in the regional round in 2013 ... Brown has passed for 1,484 yards and 14 TDs for Central ... Coleman has 1,269 rushing yards and 10 TDs for the Rebels.

Covington at St. Amant

Class 5A

7 p.m. at The Pit-St. Amant Middle

RECORDS: No. 23 Covington 6-4; No. 10 St. Amant 8-2

LAST WEEK: Covington beat Mandeville 21-6; St. Amant beat Dutchtown 41-14

PLAYERS TO WATCH: COVINGTON: RB Devin Brumfield; ST. AMANT: ILB Cade Roddy, DL Elliot Turner, RB Nathan Taylor, WR Tanner Mayo.

NOTEWORTHY: Brumfield leads Covington with 1,553 rushing yards and 17 TDs ... St. Amant hosts a playoff game for the first time since 2004 ... The Gators’ Hayden Mallory led area 5A passers with 2,206 yards and 27 TDs ... St. Amant’s last playoff win came over now defunct Kennedy in 2002.

Denham Springs

at Destrehan

Class 5A

7 p.m. at Destrehan High

RECORDS: No. 30 Denham Springs 5-5; No. 3 Destrehan 9-0

LAST WEEK: Denham Springs lost to Scotlandville 41-0; Destrehan did not play

PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: RB/DB Robert Thomas, OL Kyle Dear, DB Jarques Jones, DB Tori Odom; DESTREHAN: QB Kohen Granier, DL Glen Logan, DL Gerald Wilbon.

NOTEWORTHY: Logan (LSU) and Wilbon (Texas) are top 2016 recruits who lead the Destrehan defense ... The Wildcats finished as the 5A runner-up to Acadiana last year ... RB Tyre Golmond leads a Denham Springs team decimated by late-season injuries with 1,277 rushing yards and 12 TDs.

DeQuincy at Northeast

Class 2A

7 p.m. at Northeast High-Pride

RECORDS: No. 22 DeQuincy 3-7; No. 11 Northeast 6-4

LAST WEEK: DeQuincy beat Lake Arthur 28-16; Northeast lost to East Feliciana 20-12

PLAYERS TO WATCH: DEQUINCY: QB Jake Cooper, RB Javion Leday, WR Samuel Whatley; NORTHEAST: QB Quinshaw Kelly, WR Ramon Parker, DT Derrion Haney.

NOTEWORTHY: Whatley leads DeQuincy with 25 catches for 464 yards and seven touchdowns. ... Kelly gets the start for Northeast with quarterback Marqueon Minor out with injury.

Dutchtown at Ruston

Class 5A

7 p.m. at Ruston High

RECORDS: No. 18 Dutchtown 7-3; No. 15 Ruston 6-4

LAST WEEK: Dutchtown lost to St. Amant 41-14; Ruston beat Natchitoches Central 33-27 OT

PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: QB Jared Sparks, RB Fitell Bolding, LB Terrance Lymon, FS Charleston Armstrong; RUSTON: QB Cade Gibson, RB Qay’Shon Gibson, DB Seth White.

NOTEWORTHY: Ruston lost to another BR team, Scotlandville, to open the playoffs at home last season ... Sparks, a Southern Miss commitment, has 1,613 passing yards for DHS ... Gibson leads the Bearcats with 1.581 passing yards.

East Ascension

at John Ehret

Class 5A

7 p.m. at John Ehret-Marrero

RECORDS: No. 24 East Ascension 5-5; No. 9 Ehret 8-2

LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat Broadmoor 48-8; Ehret beat Helen Cox 52-6

PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: WR Ira Washington, DE Justin Harris, DE Rae Kwon Macky; EHRET: LB Michael Divinity, QB Caron Baham, DE Robert Green.

NOTEWORTHY: The Spartans face a defense led by Divinity, prospect coveted by LSU and many other top Division I programs ... QB Kyran Irvin leads East Ascension with 1,105 rushing yards and 12 TDs ... EAHS ended the regular season with a two-game winning streak.

East Iberville at Arcadia

Class 1A

7 p.m. at Arcadia High

RECORDS: No. 26 East Iberville 0-9; No. 7 Arcadia 7-3

LAST WEEK: East Iberville lost to Ascension Christian 29-8; Arcadia beat Plain Dealing 20-18

PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: QB Lyndell Joseph, RB Keston Johnson, Damieon Mills Jr.; ARCADIA: RB/WR/ DB A.J. Boston, WR/DB Trey Cortez, LB Tim Davis.

NOTEWORTHY: Arcadia’s Boston has 1013 all purpose yards for seven touchdowns while Cortez leads the state with six interceptions with one 101 interception return this season.

Green Oaks at St. James

Class 3A

7 p.m. at St. James High Stadium

RECORDS: No. 18 Green Oaks 4-6; No. 15 St. James 7-3

LAST WEEK: Green Oaks beat B.T. Washington 24-20; St. James beat KIPP Renaissance 50-14

PLAYERS TO WATCH: GREEN OAKS: QB Jaylon Carey; ST. JAMES: QB DeMarcus Williams, WR Aaron McKenney, LB Aquindas Steib.

NOTEWORTHY: St. James ended its regular season with two straight wins ... Green Oaks is in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 ... Williams, a sophomore, stepped in for 2017 Auburn commitment Lowell Narcisse and has passes for over 1,500 yards.

Sam Houston

at Scotlandville

Class 5A

7 p.m. at Scotlandville High

RECORDS: No. 28 Sam Houston 5-5; Scotlandville 9-1

LAST WEEK: Sam Houston beat Sulphur 56-42; Scotlandville beat Denham Springs 41-0

PLAYERS TO WATCH: SAM HOUSTON: RB Trevontai Thompson, QB Devonte Deboest, WR Drew Aucoin; SCOTLANDVILLE: WR David Armstead, OL Daquano Lewis, LB Derossic Allen, LB DeQuincy Jones, DB Marquise Britten.

NOTEWORTHY: Thompson tops Sam Houston with 1,750 yards and 22 TDs ... RB Trenton Charles, a sophomore, has 1,003 rushing yards and 11 TDs for Scotlandville ... The Hornets have outscored opponents 157-22, including two shutouts since losing to Zachary last month.

Jennings at West Feliciana

Class 3A

7 p.m. at West Feliciana-St. Francisville

RECORDS: No. 20 Jennings 5-5; No. 13 West Feliciana 6-4

LAST WEEK: Jennings lost to Iowa 76-54; West Feliciana beat Glen Oaks 44-24

PLAYERS TO WATCH: JENNINGS: QB Kendrick Lejeune, RB Travis Etienne, RB Jacob Soileau; WEST FELICIANA: QB Derrick Turner, RB Treyvonte Cummings, WR Davon Harris.

NOTEWORTHY: Etienne rushed for 2, 582 yards for 39 TDs. … Turner rushed for 633 yards on 99 carries for 11 touchdowns this season.

Live Oak at Ouachita

Class 5A

7 p.m. at Ouachita Parish High

RECORDS: No. 25 Live Oak 6-4; No. 8 Ouachita 6-3

LAST WEEK: Live Oak beat Central 24-21; Ouachita beat Pineville 48-0



Livonia at LaGrange

Class 4A

7 p.m. at LaGrange High-Lake Charles

RECORDS: No. 18 Livonia 7-3; No. 15 LaGrange 6-3

LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Woodlawn 20-19; LaGrange beat Washington Marion 37-6

PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: QB Cee Jay Powell, RB Patrick Queen, LB Tolliver Tripeaux; LAGRANGE: RB Markell Thornton, DB Alvinoski LaFleur, LB Michael Leday.

NOTEWORTHY: Powell ran for 1,181 yards and 13 TDs this season. He also averaged 36.6 yards per punt for Livonia ... Thornton, a Lamar commitment, has 1,246 yards and 16 TDs for LaGrange ... Lafleur, a Tulane commitment, has 71 tackles for the Gators ... LHS RB Patrick Queen has 1,627 and 21 TDs.

Mentorship at Many

Class 2A

7 p.m. at Many High

RECORDS: No. 32 Mentorship Academy 0-10; No. 1 Many 9-1

LAST WEEK: Mentorship lost to Capitol 6-0; Many beat Pickering 35-21

PLAYERS TO WATCH: MENTORSHIP: RB Terrion Williams, RB Arthur Henry, DB/LB Donald Varnado; MANY: RB A.J. Carter, RB James Carhee, DB Marcus Wiseman.

NOTEWORTHY: Many’s Carhee rushed for 1,298 yards for 13 touchdowns, while Wiseman had 52 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

Pine at East Feliciana

Class 2A

7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School-Clinton

RECORDS: No. 26 Pine 2-7; No. 7 East Feliciana 6-4

LAST WEEK: Pine lost to St. Thomas Aquinas 42-0; East Feliciana beat Northeast 20-12

PLAYERS TO WATCH: PINE: RB Adarrius Berry, OL/DL Brenden Kelley, LB Tate Roach; EAST FELICIANA: OL/DL Darius Davis, OL/DL Travontae Booker, RB/DB Chris Chaney

NOTEWORTHY: Berry rushed for 850 yards and 13 touchdowns in the regular season. … Heading into this matchup, East Feliciana has won five straight games.

Port Allen at North Webster

Class 3A

7 p.m. at North Webster High-Springhill

RECORDS: No. 27 Port Allen 4-6; No. 6 North Webster 8-2

LAST WEEK: Port Allen lost to Parkview Baptist 55-38; North Webster beat Southwood 16-7

PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: RB Ken Broussard, DB James Jones, LB Naquille Everson; NORTH WEBSTER: RB/LB Devin White, LB Rico Gonzalez, RB/DB Jalen Smith.

NOTEWORTHY: White totaled 1,190 rushing yards for 24 touchdowns this season for North Webster.

Springfield at Rayville

Class 2A

7 p.m. at Rayville High

RECORDS: No. 29 Springfield 2-8; No. 4 Rayville 6-4

LAST WEEK: Springfield beat Bogue Chitto, Miss., 49-16; Rayville beat Mangham 34-26

PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: ATH Demariae Claiborne, FB Kaleb Frickey, DB Keenan Austin; RAYVILLE: QB Kahmod Naylor, WR Trey Washington.

NOTEWORTHY: Claiborne ran for over 1,600 yards for SHS during the regular season, including over 170 last week ... Springfield snapped a six-game losing streak last week ... Naylor and Washington are a dynamic offensive duo for RHS.

Sulphur at Zachary

Class 5A

7 p.m. at Zachary High

RECORDS: No. 31 Sulphur 5-5; No. 2 Zachary 9-1

LAST WEEK: Sulphur lost to Sam Houston 56-42; Zachary beat Walker 29-18

PLAYERS TO WATCH: SULPHUR: QB Byron Walker, WR Garrett Brame, RB J’Cobi Skinner; ZACHARY: WR Doug Coleman, LB Cameron Carrier, LB Brikiece Rogers, OL Blake Anderson.

NOTEWORTHY: The Broncos have won six straight since losing to Calvary Baptist in late September ... QB Lindsey Scott Jr. has 1,957 passing yards and 1,143 rushing yards for ZHS ... Walker has 1,348 passing yards and 885 rushing yards for the Tors.

Woodlawn at Carenco

Class 4A

7 p.m. at Carencro High

RECORDS: No. 17 Woodlawn 6-4; No. 16 Carencro 7-3

LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat Livonia 20-19; Carencro beat Beau Chene 41-0

PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: RB Javin Myers, RB/WR Taj Sullivan, LB Troy Domino, QB Jamari Nelson; CARENCRO: QB Gabriel Duffy, RB Tyreik Campbell, WR Trevor George.

NOTEWORTHY: Myers has 1,259 rushing yards and Nelson 1,620 passing yards to lead Woodlawn into its first 4A playoff game since losing to a Haughton team led by Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott in 2010 ... Campbell powers Carencro with 1,494 rushing yards and 13 TDs.