The New Orleans Advocate's sportswriter Rod Walker makes his weekly high school football picks

PICKS IN BOLD

Thursday

Clark at St. James

Lutcher at McMain

Ridgewood at Haynes

East Jefferson at Ehret (Memtsas)

Friday

Lake Area vs. McDonogh 35, (Pan Am), 3:30 p.m.

St. Martin’s at Country Day, 4 p.m.

Houma Christian at Ben Franklin, 4 p.m.

Assumption at Lakeshore

Bogalusa at Salmen

Brother Martin vs. John Curtis (Zephyr)

Chalmette at Landry-Walker (Behrman)

Cohen at Morgan City

De La Salle at Lusher

Fontainebleau at Mandeville

Franklinton at West Monroe

Hahnville at Destrehan

Helen Cox vs. Higgins (Memtsas)

H.L. Bourgeois at East St. John

Independence at Northlake Christian

Jesuit at St. Augustine (Gormley)

Kentwood at West St. John

Pearl River at Fisher

Ponchatoula at Covington

Riverdale vs. Carver (Pan Am)

Riverside at Plaquemine

Slidell at Hammond

South Plaquemine at Abbeville

Springfield at Pope John Paul II

St. Charles at Central

St. Helena at Pine

St. Paul’s at Northshore

St. Thomas Aquinas at Hannan

West Jefferson at Bonnabel (Yenni)

Saturday

Shaw vs. Holy Cross (Gormley)

Thomas Jefferson at Grace King (Yenni)

Belle Chasse at Warren Easton (Pan Am)

Sci Academy vs. KIPP

Last week: 32 correct, 8 misses (80 percent)

Season: 88 correct, 32 misses (73.3 percent)