Albany at Pine
7 p.m. at Pine High School- Franklinton.
RECORDS: Albany 1-1; Pine 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Albany beat Springfield, 37-14; Pine lost to Varnado, 35-29.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, RB Ranner Wild, WR Kendall Duncan, OL Austin Bowers, DL Dakota Arnold, LB Jordan Fitzgerald, DB Dalton Roach; PINE: QB-LB Chamychal Brown, OT T.J. Taylor, FB-LB Jessie Robertson, RB Tu Nguyen.
NOTEWORTHY: Pine looks to snap a seven-game losing streak dating to early last season. The Raiders finished 3-7 in coach Chris Fussell’s first year at the helm. … Albany has won nine of its last 12 nondistrict games. … Sansovich passed for 2,300 yards as a sophomore last year.
Baker at Wilkinson Co.
7 p.m. at Wilkinson County-Woodville, Miss.
RECORDS: Baker 0-2; Wilkinson County
LAST WEEK: Baker lost to Brusly, 26-6; Wilkinson County lost to South Pike 43-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: FB Kensley Septs, RB Michael Gosserand, SS Darius Neff; WILKINSON COUNTY: ATH Roosevelt Talbort.
NOTEWORTHY: Class 3A Baker seeks its first win. … The Buffaloes were plagued by five turnovers, including four lost fumbles in their loss to Brusly. … Septs ran for 59 yards for Baker and scored their lone TD last week. … The game offers BHS coach Robert Raines the chance to return to Mississippi where he served as a high school and collegiate coach.
7 p.m. at Riverside Academy-Reserve.
RECORDS: Brusly beat Baker, 26-6 ; Riverside beat Salmen, 15-9.
LAST WEEK: Brusly 2-0; Riverside 1-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: QB Jay Christophe, RB Sherrod Patterson, DT Montal Williams, CB Quanstan Adkins; RIVERSIDE: QB Tate Scioneaux, RB Jonquial Sanders, RB Nate Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Brusly is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since starting 3-0 in 2008. … Panthers coach Erik Willis was a Riverside assistant in the early 1990s. … Riverside secured the victory over Salmen last week when Sanders scored on a 4-yard run in overtime. … The Rebels, ranked eighth in the 2A poll, lost to 9-2A rival John Curtis in the quarterfinals of last year’s playoffs.
at Port Allen
7 p.m. at Port Allen.
RECORDS: Crescent City Christian 1-1; Port Allen 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Crescent City lost to Christian Life, 48-14; Port Allen beat Pointe Coupee Central, 34-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CRESCENT CITY: RB Blake Quinlivan, CB Sam Slack, S Nilo Bladsacker; PORT ALLEN: QB/LB Darrian Claiborne, RB Rickey Merritt, WR Ashton Paul.
NOTEWORTHY: Port Allen is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since starting 5-0 in 2008. … Claiborne continued his fast start to 2011 by rushing for 133 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s win. … Crescent City, from Covington, opened the season with a 7-0 victory over Grace King before losing to Christian Life.
Donaldsonville at Dunham
7 p.m. at The Dunham Stadium, off Siegen Lane.
RECORDS: Donaldsonville 0-2, Dunham 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Donaldsonville lost to Dutchtown, 35-22; Dunham lost to St. Michael, 44-17.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DONALDSONVILLE: QB Devon Breaux, RB Tre Brown, WR Jaquel Gant, WR Leondre James, DB Cortez Mitchell, OG-DE Benton Mitchell; DUNHAM: QB Grant Messer, RB-SS Harrison Domingue, RB-SS Jordan Lange, WR Austin Miller.
NOTEWORTHY: The teams were rivals in 7-2A the past two years before Donaldsonville moved up to 3A during state reclassification. Donaldsonville won 30-22 at Dunham last season. … Breaux threw for 355 yards in the loss to Dutchtown last week. He was seeing his first regular-season action after suffering a knee sprain in the jamboree. … Messer connected with Miller on a 59-yard strike for the first of two Dunham touchdowns in last week’s fourth quarter.
Episcopal at Country Day
4 p.m. at Metairie Park Country Day, Metairie.
RECORDS: Episcopal 2-0, Country Day 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal beat Ascension Catholic, 37-0; Country Day lost to Loranger, 41-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: RB Mike Henry, QB Vincent Dellocono, RB Clement Mubungirwa, WR Brian Bridgewater; COUNTRY DAY: RB Neil Shapiro, RB Christian Motter, TE/LB Parker Hufft.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal is ranked ninth in the 2A poll. … Bridgewater, an all-state basketball player, caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown last week in his second game with the Episcopal football team. … Country Day beat Sophie B. Wright 35-0 in Week 1 before falling to .500 last week. … Country Day coach Richard Wood brought back Steve Victory this year as his offensive coordinator. Victory was the head coach at Country Day from 2002-07.
at Ascension Catholic
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville.
RECORDS: False River 2-0, Ascension Catholic 0-2.
LAST WEEK: False River beat Ascension Episcopal, 34-14; Ascension Catholic lost to Episcopal, 37-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FALSE RIVER: RB Ashton Brooks, RB William Pearce, RB Brock Rockforte, QB Ryan Bossier, TE-DE Marc Bennett; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: RB-CB Jacquel Wade, WR-LB Alex Olivier, OG-NT Ryan Rodrigue, FS Grant Rousseau.
NOTEWORTHY: Brooks rushed for 236 yards last week with three touchdowns, including an 85-yard score in the first half. In two games, he has 419 yards rushing. … False River hits the road for the first time after picking up victories over Houma Christian and Ascension Episcopal at home.
Glen Oaks vs. Capitol
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Glen Oaks 0-2, Capitol 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks lost to McKinley, 40-7, Capitol lost to East Feliciana, 40-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: QB Christian Walker, LB-FB Oscar Paul, OL-DL Trey Tolliver, NG Herbert Kennedy, RB Johnta Hebert; CAPITOL: OL-DL Carl Carney, RB-DE Jarmar Roberson, WR Travis Hebert, WR-S Joseph McWilliams.
NOTEWORTHY: Hebert broke loose on a 61-yard run for Class 3A Glen Oaks’ only score in the loss last week. … Class 2A Capitol and East Feliciana were tied 6-6 at the half last week, before EFHS scored 34 second-half points.
7 p.m. at Community Park-New Roads.
RECORDS: Livonia 2-0, Catholic-PC 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat St. John, 52-28; Catholic-PC lost to Hanson Memorial, 34-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Mark Lewis, QB Mason Torres, OL Xavier Joseph, DB Derius Hammond, LB Trey Nelson; CATHOLIC-PC: LB Forest Cazayoux, DL Dylan Ramagos, LB Cole Frey, LB Aaron Fabre, CB Garrett MaGruder.
NOTEWORTHY: Lewis burst loose for 215 yards and five touchdowns on only 12 carries last week. Hammond and Malcolm Dedrick each returned interceptions for scores. … With the 2-0 start, Livonia has already matched its win total from an injury-plagued 2010 season. … Livonia coach David Brewerton and Catholic-PC coach Rob Funderburk were junior teammates on the Catholic High-BR team that lost to Ruston in the 1990 state championship game. … Catholic-PC will meet its other two Pointe Coupee Parish rivals, False River and Pointe Coupee Central, once the Hornets enter their 6-1A schedule.
at Christian Life
7 p.m. at Christian Life Academy
RECORDS: Northlake Christian 0-2; Christian Life 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Northlake lost to Varnado, 42-6; Christian Life beat Crescent City, 48-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHLAKE CHRISTIAN: QB Josh O’Rear, RB/DB Mallery Mele, TE/LB Will Sigl; CHRISTIAN LIFE: WR/LB Frank Bartley, RB/DB Jerell Richardson, WR/DB Dewayne Carall, OL/DT Braxton Morgan.
NOTEWORTHY: Mele, a member of Northlake Christian’s state championship soccer team, handles kicking duties for the Wolverines in addition to playing running back and defensive back. …. Northlake Christian went 8-3 last year en route to winning the 8-2A title and lost in the first round of the playoffs. … Christian Life bounced back from a narrow home loss to Dunham in the season opener with last week’s win at Crescent City Christian. With the win, the Crusaders matched their victory total from last year. … First-year Christian Life coach Keith Dooley is in his second stint at the helm of the program. He previously coached the Crusaders from 2003-04.
7 p.m. at RHS’ Majella Field
RECORDS: Parkview 0-2; Redemptorist 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Parkview lost to Scotlandville, 29-6; Redemptorist lost to Live Oak, 32-19.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: QB Cole Wilson, RB Hezekiah Randolph, NG Tom Bove, K Neil Scott; REDEMPTORIST: WR Donald Gage, RB-LB Jestin Kelly, LB Brandon Arnett, WR Greg Snee.
NOTEWORTHY: The two former 3A rivals meet for the first time in a nondistrict game and for the first time other than in Week 10. … QB Josh Courney passed for 279 yards last week for the 2A Wolves. … Randolph ran for 93 yards last week and Wilson passed for 86 yards last week for PBS. … The Eagles fumbled eight times last week. … Despite two losses, defending Class 3A state champion Parkview is ranked seventh in 3A.
St. James at Patterson
7 p.m. at Patterson High
RECORDS: St. James 0-2, Patterson 1-0.
LAST WEEK: St. James lost to Destrehan, 45-22; Patterson beat Central Lafourche, 36-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JAMES: RB-LB Janius Champagne, RB-LB Lester Verret, DB Rashaan Dennis; PATTERSON: QB Justice Jones, WR Jaydrick Declouette, WR Trevon Stewart, LB Lorenzo Phillips.
NOTEWORTHY: Patterson had its season opener against Carencro wiped away by Tropical Storm Lee. The Lumberjacks, ranked second in the 3A poll, rolled up 426 yards against Central Lafourche to start 1-0 after finishing as the state runner-up last year. … St. James trailed Destrehan 45-6 last week before managing three late scores. Touchdown runs by Champagne and Verret provided the final margin. … St. James is playing its second in a stretch of three straight road games. The Wildcats travel to Vandebilt Catholic next week. … Phillips is a Florida commitment.
7 p.m. at Independence High
RECORDS: West Feliciana 2-0; Independence 1-1.
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat Tara, 54-34; Independence lost to East Jefferson, 28-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: RB Preston Cobb, DB Deldrick Harris, OL Brandon Brooks, LB Javon Emery; INDEPENDENCE: QB Oscar Briggs, RB Miguel Toefield, LB Devin Coney, SS Quentin Jackson, DL Tyrone Dinet.
NOTEWORTHY: Independence is ranked eighth in Class 3A. … The Saints turned four Tara turnovers into touchdowns a week ago, including two interceptions returned for TDs. … The two 3A teams have developed a nondistrict rivalry over the past decade.
White Castle at University
7 p.m. at Jeff Boss Field.
RECORDS: White Castle 1-1; University 2-0.
LAST WEEK: White Castle lost to Central Catholic, 23-14; University beat Ascension Christian, 50-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: RB Tyre Bracken, QB/DB Isaac O’Bear, WR/DB Terrance Taylor; UNIVERSITY: WR Tristan Cooper, WR Zach Aguilar, OL Garrett Brumfield; DE Tim Williams, DB Jarrod Franklin, DL William Shirley.
NOTEWORTHY: Reigning 1A champ White Castle fell from No. 1 to No. 6 in the state poll this week. University advanced one place to No. 3 in the 2A poll. … Last week’s loss snapped White Castle’s 12-game winning streak dating to the start of the 2010 district schedule. … University opens its home schedule after picking up road wins at Newman and Ascension Christian.