Grace King (2-3) vs. Thomas Jefferson (3-2)
Last week: Grace King lost to West Jefferson 21-16; Thomas Jefferson lost to Lusher 48-7
Last year: Thomas Jefferson won 17-6
Fighting Irish already equaled win total from a season ago and came close to upsetting West Jefferson last week. Jaguars started season 3-0 and were ranked in The New Orleans Advocate’s Small School Super 10 but fell out after back-to-back losses (to De La Salle and Lusher) by a combined score of 97-7.
St. Augustine (3-1) vs. Brother Martin (5-0)
2:30 p.m., Tad Gormley
Last week: St. Augustine beat John Curtis 15-13; Brother Martin beat Vandebilt Catholic 49-0
Last year: St. Aug won 49-21
Catholic League opener for both teams. Purple Knights are ranked No. 10 in 5A and No. 9 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Large School Super 10. Crusaders are ranked No. 8 in 5A and 6 in Super 10. St. Aug snapped Curtis’ 11-game winning streak last week. Stanley Morgan has 597 receiving yards this season. Brother Martin is led by running backs Jared West (766 yards, 9 TDs) and Bruce Jordan Swilling (460 yards, 9 TDs).
Chalmette (1-4) vs. Ehret (4-1)
7 p.m., Hoss Memtsas
Last week: Chalmette lost to Belle Chasse 27-0; Ehret beat St. Amant 19-17
Last year: Ehret won 48-20
District 8-5A opener for both teams. Patriots defense, lef by Michael Divinity and Robert Green, has shut out two opponents this season and is allowing just 9.8 points. Almost impossible to run on unit giving up just 55.2 yards per game. (147.4 total yards). Before last week, Owls’ three losses were all by seven points or less. Jayvon Lewis (280 yards) and Connor Lambert (261 yards) lead Owls on offense.
Shaw (4-1) vs. Rummel (5-0)
7 p.m., Yenni
Last week: Shaw beat E.D. White 48-20; Rummel beat Dutchtown 37-6
Last year: Rummel beat Shaw 38-0
Catholic League opener. Rummel is ranked No. 13 nationally by USA Today and No. 1 in Class 5A and the New Orleans Advocate’s Super 10. Maurice Bailey (449 yards, 3 TDs) and Devin Hutton lead the Raiders’ ground attack, while Chase Fourcade is a dual threat at QB. Shaw junior running back Trey Ragas has rushed for 896 yards and 16 TDs already this season. Shaw QB Matt Keller (670 passing yards, 7 TDs) keeps defenses off balance.