Belaire at Redemptorist
7 p.m. at RHS’ Majella Field
RECORDS: Belaire 2-5; Redemptorist 1-6
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Plaquemine 54-16; Redemptorist beat Sci Academy 48-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: WR/RB Dequan Hicks, RB Fred Ramsey, LB Alex Brown, DB Pertrell Palmer; REDEMPTORIST: QB Michael Williams, DB Kaleb Battle, WR Tyler Mason.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for 4A Belaire and 2A RHS ... Redemptorist coach Terence Williams is a former Belaire High player who also played at Kentucky State ... Ramsey and Hicks are Belaire’s rushing leaders ... Belaire won 32-30 last season.
Broadmoor at Central
7 p.m. at Central High Stadium
RECORDS: Broadmoor 2-5, 1-2 in District 4-5A; Central 2-5, 0-3
LAST WEEK: Broadmoor lost to St. Michael 19-12; Central lost to Zachary 22-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BROADMOOR: C/DL Greg Ramirez, RB Brodrick Dellihue, QB Earl Butler, DB Elijah Pryor; CENTRAL: QB Tyler Sansone, DB Logan Prudhomme, LB Andrew Harris, S Brandon Hollingsworth.
NOTEWORTHY: Central has lost five straight ... The Wildcats beat Broadmoor 41-12 last season ... The Bucs’ Dellihue has rushed for 100 or more yards several times this season ... QB Sansone has played several positions for Central during the season.
Catholic at McKinley
7 p.m. at McKinley
RECORDS: Catholic 6-1, District 5-5A; McKinley 4-3, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat Dutchtown 20-17; McKinley beat St. Amant 7-3.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: NG K.J. Wilson , WR Landon Flowers, OT Aaron Wiltz; MCKINLEY: QB Juwan Ruffin, LB Kirklin Louis, OL Keeyon Smart.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic is ranked fifth in Class 5A and is the only remaining unbeaten team in 5-5A ... Ruffin’s 69-yard kick return for a TD last week lifted McKinley to victory ... Catholic’s Derrius Guice leads area 5A rushers with 955 yards ... Catholic won 42-15 last season.
Denham Springs at University
7 p.m. at Boss Field/Gill Stadium
RECORDS: Denham Springs 5-2; University 7-0
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs beat Scotlandville 14-13; University beat Port Allen 54-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: WR Kyandre Brooks, WR Dejuante Edwards, DE Brennan Wall, LB Josh Haynes; UNIVERSITY: WR Will Keller, LB/RB Dylan Moses, OL Ed Oglesby, WR/DB Khristian Mims.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game for 5A DSHS and top-ranked UHS of 3A ... UHS won 45-13 a year ago ... DSHS’ Tyre Golmond with 812 yards and the Cubs’ Nick Brossette, an LSU commitment who has 922 yards, are two of the area’s rushing leaders. ... DSHS has won four straight.
at East Ascension
7 p.m. at EAHS’ Spartan Stadium
RECORDS: Dutchtown 3-4, 1-1 in District 5-5A; East Ascension 4-3, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown lost to Catholic 20-17; East Ascension lost to Woodlawn 34-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: OL Hunter Austin, OL Mylik McWilliams, OL Brett Broussard, DL Wade Lamotte, OL Lloyd Cushenberry; EAST ASCENSION: WR Ira Washington, DL Brandon Samanie.
NOTEWORTHY: Key 5-5A game as both teams look to rebound from a loss ... The Griffins edged the Spartans 7-6 last season ... EAHS’ Kyran Irvin passed for 268 yards last week and has 1,186 passing yards for the season ... DHS’ Brandt Fritsche has 909 passing yards.
Live Oak at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Live Oak 3-4, 2-2 in District 4-5A; Scotlandville 4-3, 2-2
LAST WEEK: Live Oak beat Walker 44-10; Scotlandville lost to Denham Springs 14-13
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVE OAK: LB Preston Faulkner, DL Ben Johnson, DB Dillon Wang, OL Nick Simoneaux; SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Delmas Holmes, DB Kelvin Joseph, WR Kaleb Harmon, DL D’Andre Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: LOHS has won two straight 4-5A games ... Scotlandville beat the Eagles 46-28 in a 2013 game ... The Hornets’ Holmes has 704 rushing yards and 10 TDs ... Wang had a rushing TD last week for Live Oak.
Lutcher at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at Plaquemine’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Lutcher 4-3, 1-1 in District 6-4A; Plaquemine 6-1, 1-0
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Tara 47-8; Plaquemine beat Belaire 54-16
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: QB Jontre Kirklin, DL Sully Laiche, LB Shawn Brian, WR Destin Porter; PLAQUEMINE: TE/LB Joe Keller, DL Quintrell Anderson, RB/WR Austin Mitchell, QB D’Morea Wicks.
NOTEWORTHY: Plaquemine beat Lutcher 36-32 last season ... Lutcher’s Kirklin has passed for 1,214 yards in six games ... Preston Russ has a team-high 621 rushing yards for the Green Devils, who advanced to the 4A quarterfinals last season.
St. Amant at Woodlawn
7 p.m. at Woodlawn High
RECORDS: St. Amant 3-4, 0-2 in District 5-5A; Woodlawn 5-2, 1-1
LAST WEEK: St. Amant lost to McKinley 7-3; Woodlawn beat East Ascension 34-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Dixon, WR/K Briggs Bourgeois, ; WOODLAWN: QB Charles Brooks, DB Ryan Williams, TE Courtlen Walker.
NOTEWORTHY: SAHS is the only 5-5A team to start 0-2 ...Dixon passed for 283 yards last season for St. Amant, while Woodlawn’s Charles Brooks passed for 314 yards and ran for 108 yards ... Eltorian Gildersleeve returned an interception 73 yards for game-winning TD last week for WHS ... Woodlawn edged the Gators’ 28-27 last season/
St. Michael vs. Tara
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: St. Michael 7-0, 1-0 in District 6-4A; Tara 3-4, 1-1
LAST WEEK: St. Michael beat Broadmoor 19-12; Tara lost to Lutcher 47-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: WR Logan Rome, DB Nicholas Lacour, DB/K Chris Reid, DE Keegan Valdry; TARA: WR Da’Monte Coxie, RB Leonard Williams, .
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael is the only remaining unbeaten in BR’s 5A-4A ranks ... Tara won 14-13 a year ago ... The Warriors’ Reid is an LSU baseball commitment who averages 41.8 yards per punt ... Coxie is a big play threat for Tara.
Walker at Zachary
7 p.m. at Zachary’s Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: Walker 0-7, 0-3 in District 4-5A; Zachary 6-1, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Live Oak lost to Live Oak 44-10; Zachary beat Central 22-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman, WR Jacob Kennedy, OL Jason Lockhart, LB Henry Monley; ZACHARY: OL Roy McKnight, WR Chris Carrier, DB Quinton Townsel, LB Timmy Carr.
NOTEWORTHY: Zachary is ranked ninth in Class 5A and seeks its seventh straight win ... Walker’s Bozeman ranks third among Louisiana’s passing leaders with 2,001 yards and 19 TDs ... ZHS’ Lindsey Scott Jr. has 1,470 yards passing with 16 TDs ... Zachary won 28-9 a year ago.