Rummel seniors seek third title in four years as they face Catholic High on Friday night _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Rummel quarterback Chase Fourcade rolls out against St. Paul's in jamboree action last month.

Amite (1-0) at Franklinton (0-1)

Last week: Amite beat St. Helena 44-12. ... Franklinton lost to Covington 14-6

Last season: Franklinton won 39-13

The buzz: Demons were ranked No. 9 in Large Schools Super 10 before last week’s loss. ... Sophomore QB Tahj ran for 91 yards and threw for 61 yards on 10-of-24 passing last week. ... Amite, ranked No. 2 in the LSWA Class 3A poll, is led by junior 4-star WR Devonta Smith, a Georgia commitment.

Mandeville (1-0) at Barbe (0-1)

Last week: Mandeville beat Holy Cross 24-20. ... Barbe lost to Byrd 53-14

Last season: Mandeville won 24-21 in second round of 5A playoffs

The buzz: Neither team is ranked in LSWA Class 5A rankings. ... Skippers led on offense by QB Cody Orgeron and twin brother WR Parker Orgeron, while defense led by LB Jonathan Picone. ... Cody Orgeron, a former tennis state champion, threw for 67 yards and a touchdown last week in his first start.

Belle Chasse (1-0) at East Jefferson (1-0)

At Joe Yenni

Last week: Belle Chasse beat South Plaquemines 41-18; East Jefferson beat Salmen 27-8

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Cardinals forced five turnovers in season-opening win that snapped a 6-game losing streak. ... RB Trey Green leads the offense. ... East Jefferson led by Malcolm Robinson, who scored a pair of touchdowns in season-opening win that was delayed for almost two hours because of lightning.

Ben Franklin (1-0) at Country Day (1-0)

Time: 4 p.m.

Last week: Ben Franklin beat Ridgewood; Country Day beat Lusher 40-7

Last season: Country Day won 32-3

The buzz: Cajuns looked well prepared in transition to 2A with season-opening romp, led by RB Jase Griffin (110 rushing yards) and QB Christian Kerut (221 yards, 3 TDs). ... New coach Joe Chango, an assisitant at Jesuit last season, got his first win at Country Day. ... RB Matthew Winfield and QB Jack Heyl lead the Falcons.

Bogalusa (0-1) at St. James (0-1)

Last week: St. James lost to West St. John 12-6; Bogalusa lost to Southern Lab 35-0

Last season: Did not play.

The buzz: Wildcats led by RB/LB Aquindas Steib, WR Arron McKenney, and WR/RB Curtlan Johnson. ... Bogalusa counters with QB Tym Toussaint, RB Sean Forbes and DB Dominique Tillman.

Bonnabel (0-1) at Fontainebleau (0-1)

Last week: Bonnabel lost to beat South Lafourche 37-33; Fontainebleau lost to Lakeshore 27-7

Last season: Fontainebleau won 45-20

The buzz: Bonnabel, led by QB Semaj Franklin, was unable to hold on to a 20-0 lead last week against South Lafourche. ... Bulldogs have now lost six straight games dating to last season. QB Mason Blocker leads the Bulldogs.

Brother Martin (1-0) at St. Stanislaus, Miss. (1-2)

Last week: Brother Martin beat Plaquemine 58-34; St. Stanislaus beat Long Beach (Miss.) 33-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Crusaders, led by 1-2 punch of RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling and QB Jake Broggi, scored more points than any team in the New Orleans area in season opener. ... Crusaders are ranked No. 2 in The Large School Super 10 and No. 6 in 5A in LSWA 5A polls. ... Rock-a-chaws led by QB Myles Brennan, who set Mississippi single season records for passing yards (5,761) and TDs (64) as a sophomore. ... Brennan has already eclipsed 1,000 yard mark through three games.

Carver (1-0) at South Lafourche (1-0)

Last week: Carver beat Clark 52-0; South Lafourche beat Bonnabel 37-33

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: RB Rodney Major rushed for 121 yards and scored three touchdowns last week for the Rams. ... Last week’s shutout gave Rams at least one shutout in each of the past three seasons. ... South Lafourche erased a 20-0 deficit last week to start season off with a bang. Corbin Allen and Jaydon Ceramie both rushed for over 100 yards last week to lead the Tarpons.

Clark (0-1) at Lake Area (0-1)

Last week: Clark lost to Carver 52-0; Lake Area lost to De La Salle 44-14

Last season: Lake Area won 18-7

The buzz: Leopards were led by WR Cyron Sutton , who had four catches for 130 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown from QB Ricky Jones. Team played without four suspended players on defense and are likely to miss this week as well. QB Koit Evans leads the Clark offense.

Cohen (0-1) at Northlake Christian (1-0)

Last week: Cohen lost to Albany 56-0; Northlake Christian beat Capitol 21-14

Last season: Northlake won 42-8

The buzz: Cohen, winless in 2012-2014 looking to snap a 31 game skid. ... Green Hornets have bene shut out in three of their last four games dating back to last season. ... QB Josh Landry leads the Wolverines in this nondistrict game between 2A opponents

Covenant Christian (0-1) at Hannan (0-1)

Last week: Covenant Christian lost to Westminster Christian 10-7; Hannan lost to Dunham 26-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Class 2A Hawks vs. 1A lions. ... QB Jonathan Ryan leads the Hannan offense, looking to snap a 6-game losing streak. ... Senior RB/DB Marquel Daigle and OL Sashen Staidum lead the Lions . ... First-year Hawks coach Scott Wattigny seeking his first career win for the Hawks

Crescent City (0-1) at Ascension Christian (0-1)

Last week: Crescent City lost to Sophie B. Wright 42-18. ... Ascension Christian lost to Gueydan 32-20

Last season: Ascension won 12-8

The buzz: Nondistrict game between Class 1A opponents. ... Shaw grad Nick Walker seeking his first career win. ... QB Dajuan Peters leads the offense. ... Beginning of a road swing for the Pioneers, who will play four of their next five games on the road.

Ecole Classique (0-0) at Ridgewood (0-1)

Last week: Ecole Classique had an open date; Ridgewood lost 30-22 to Ben Franklin

Last season: Ridgewood won 40-21

The buzz: Nondistrict game between teams who combined to win one game in 2014. ... Ridgewood let a 16-0 lead slip away last week in season opener. ... FB/LB Nemo Bradley is one of the leaders for the Spartans, who have just 19 players and two seniors.

Fisher (1-0) at St. Martin’s (0-1)

Last week: Beat Sci Academy 27-6. ... St. Martin’s lost to Thomas Jefferson 27-0

Last season: Did not play.

The buzz: First-year coach Scott Simpson, a former assistant at Holy Cross, is seeking his first victory for St. Martin’s after last week’s game was called due to lightning. ... Gators, who gave Aaron Caulifield his first win last week, are led by senior QB Dallas Verrett.

Grace King (0-1) at Chalmette (0-1)

Last week: Grace King lost to West Jefferson 42-10; Chalmette lost to St. Thomas Aquinas 40-27

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Irish didn’t complete a pass last week, but got 94 yards on the ground from Russell Kelly. ... Owls gave up over 300 rushing yards last week. ... QB Dominic Curole threw for three TDs and rushed for 76 yards for the Owls.

Hancock, Miss. at De La Salle (1-0)

Last week: Hancock beat Bay High (Miss.) 41-33. ... De La Salle beat Lake Area 44-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Cavaliers are ranked No. 6 in the Small School Super 10. ... Versatile Quincy Cage rushed six times for 132 yards and a TD last week, while QB Julien Gums threw for 49 yards and scored three TDs.

Holy Cross (0-1) at Hammond (0-1)

Last week: Holy Cross lost to Mandeville 24-20. ... Hammond lost to Ocean Springs (Miss.) 52-7

Last season: Did not play.

The buzz: Chandler Fields got the start at QB last week for the Tigers in place of Kyle Schexnayder, who has a foot injury. ... Holy Cross was also missing Arizona State commit Tre Turner, the team’s leading rusher in 2014. ... RB Gary Robertson leads Hammond, riding an 8-game losing streak.

Higgins (0-1) at St. Amant (1-0)

Last week: Higgins lost to Port Allen 25-14. ... St. Amant beat Live Oak 35-13

Last season: Did not play.

The buzz: Hurricanes looking to snap a 5-game losing streak in this non-district game. ... Road gets rougher for Higgins with games against Super 10 ranked McDonogh 35 and Ehret in two of next three weeks. QB Hayden Mallory passed for 200 yards and three TDs last week for St. Amant.

Karr (0-1) at Landry-Walker (0-1)

At Behrman

Last week: Karr lost to St. Paul’s 34-7; Landry-Walker lost to Curtis 41-20

Last season: Landry-Walker won 27-7

The buzz: Algiers bragging rights on the line as both teams look to avoid 0-2 start. ... Charging Bucs ranked No. 9 in The Large School Super 10, and Karr unranked after starting season No. 10. ... Junior QB Keytaon Thompson leads Landry-Walker, and QB Aldon Clark leads the way for the Cougars. ... Karr has scored seven points in each of its past two games dating to last season. ... First-year Karr coach Brice Brown is seeking his first career victory

KIPP (0-0) at Live Oak (0-1)

Last week: KIPP played a scrimmage; Live Oak lost to St. Amant 35-13

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: QB Bailey Chapman, DL Eric Shepherd lead KIPP. ... Live Oak led by DE Ben Johnson, RB Khalil Smith, DB Cade Guillory.

Lakeshore (1-0) at E.D. White (1-0)

Last week: Lakeshore beat Fontainebleau 27-7; E.D. White beat Vandebilt Catholic 34-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Titans QB Nate Faciane threw for 237 yards and ran for another 123 yards in season opener. ... Sophomore Nil Shanklin rushed 23 times for 142 yards last week to lead E.D. White past its rivals. ... QB Benjamin Sposio two TDs and ran for two more for the Cardinals.

McDonogh 35 (1-0) at Slidell (0-1)

Last week: McDonogh 35 beat St. Augustine 26-20; Slidell lost to Destrehan 33-23

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Roneagles coming off first win over St. Aug since 2011 and enter game ranked No. 6 in the Large School Super 10. ... QB Sidney Wilson threw three TDs last week and has big weapon in backfield in RB Darius May. ... Slidell trailed 26-0 at one point last week before making it close. ... QB Wayne Griffin (123 passing yards last week) and RB Kyron Smith (151 yards, 2 TDs) lead the Tigers.

Northshore (0-1) at Salmen (0-1)

Last week: Northshore lost to Biloxi (Miss.) 28-23; Salmen lost to East Jefferson 27-8

Last season: Northshore won 28-18

The buzz: Quarterback LJ Leonard leads the offense for the Spartans, who lost in a game with an almost 2-hour delay against former district foe East Jefferson. ... Northsore has won three straight in the series. Qb Walter Harris leads the Panthers on offense.

Patterson (0-1) at Hahnville (1-0)

Last week: Patterson lost to Central Lafourche 24-13; Hahnville beat Woodlawn 24-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Hahnville is ranked No. 8 in the Large School Super 10. ... Tigers won last week despite four second half turnovers. ... RB Anthony Williams led Hahnville on the ground in opener.

Pope John Paul II (0-1) at South Plaquemine (0-1)

Last week: Pope John Paul II lost to Haynes 9-3; South Plaquemines lost to Belle Chasse 41-18

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Jags trying to snap a 9-game losing streak. ... Their last win was a forfeit victory over Pearl River in Week 2 last season. ... Brady Crockett recorded 13 tackles in opener for Pope. ... WR/DB Corey Rojas leads the Hurricanes

Riverdale (0-1) at Newman (1-0)

Last week: Riverdale lost to Helen Cox 24-10; Newman beat McMain 46-36

Last season: Newman won 56-33

The buzz: Newman QB Miles Lapeyre was named The New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Week after completing 19 of 25 passes for 263 yards and three TDs last week. ... He also rushed for three TDs. ... Rebels, led by QB Christian Smith, have dropped three straight dating back to last season. Riverdale first-year coach Nick Brumfield is looking for first victory.

Sci Academy (0-1) at Pearl River (1-0)

Last week: Sci Acdemy lost 27-6 to Fisher; Pearl River beat Pine 20-19

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: After winless 2014 season, Pearl River got back on track with a season opening win. ... Mike LaCourdette got his first win last week and looks to go 2-0.

Shades Valley (Ala.) (1-2) vs. John Curtis (1-0)

At Shreveport, 6 p.m.

Last week: Shades Valley beat Center Point (Ala.) 27-14; Curtis beat Landry-Walker 41-20

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: First ever meeting between the two schools. ... Curtis is 17-4 all-time against out-of-state teams. ... Devon Benn rushed for 181 yards and scored three TDs (two rushes, one punt return) in last week’s win. ... Patriots are ranked No. 3 in The Large School Super 10 and ranked No. 4 in the LSWA’s Class 5A polls.

St. Paul’s (1-0) at Jesuit (0-1)

At Tad Gormley

Last week: St. Paul’s beat Karr 34-7; Jesuit lost to Warren Easton 26-21

Last season: Jesuit won 49-22

The buzz: Just the third ever meeting between the two schools. ... St. Paul’s won the inaugural meeting in 2013 on a last second field goal. ... Wolves led by QB Kenny Sears, who threw for 234 yards and three TDS in season opening win over Karr. ... St. Paul’s is ranked No. 7 in The Large School Super 10. ... WR Kalija Lipscomb leads the offense for the Blue Jays, who had their area best 6- game-winning streak snapped last week.

Sophie B. Wright (1-0) at Morgan City (1-0)

Last week: Sophie B. Wright beat Crescent City 42-18. ... Morgan City beat Berwick 26-7

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: First-year caoch Dell Lee-Collins got his first win in charge of the Warriors last week. ... QB Kevin Johnson and RB Larry Bridgewater lead Warriors.

St. Charles (1-0) at Thomas Jefferson (1-0)


Last week: St. Charles beat Thibodaux 31-0; Thomas Jefferson beat St. Martin’s 27-0.

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Both teams ranked in The New Orleans Advocate’s Small School Super 10. ... Comets are ranked No. 1 and Jags are No. 7.

West Jefferson (1-0) at Lutcher (1-0)

Last week: West Jefferson beat 42-1; Lutcher beat Dutchtown 20-19

Last season: Lutcher won 42-18

The buzz: Class 5A vs. Class 3A matchup. ... Cyril Crutchfield era started with a bang and first-year coach looks to go to 2-0. ... West Jeff RB David Carter has impressed in pre-season and in Week One when he went for 143 yards and 2 TDs last week. ... Bucs rushed for 281 yards in the game. ... Lutcher QB Jontre Kirklin scored all three of his team’s TDs last week.

West St. John (1-0) at Donaldsonville (0-1)

Last week: West St. John beat St. James 12-6; Donaldsonville lost to Assumption 34-14

Last season: Did not play

The buzz: Brandon Walters earned his first career coaching victory after taking over for Robert Valdez. ... Rams totaled 227 yards of offense. ... Donaldsonville led by WR Stephen Sullivan and QB Tyler Brown.

Woodlawn (0-1) at Destrehan (1-0)

Last week: Woodlawn lost to Hahnville 24-14; Destrehan beat Slidell 33-23

Last season: Woodlawn plays a District 7-5A opponent for the second straight week. ... Wildcats are ranked No. 4 in the Large School Super 10 and No. 8 in the LSWA Class 5A poll. ...

The buzz: First-year Woodlawn coach Daniel Luquet is a former Destrehan QB and assistant coach. ... Javin Myers was the top rusher for Woodlawn last season and should play a key role. ... Destrehan led up front on defense by Glen Logan (LSU commit) and Gerald Wilbon (Texas).