Friday

Lake Area (2-1) vs. McDonogh 35 (3-0), Pan Am, 3:30 p.m.

Last week: Lake Area beat Christian Life 19-14; McDonogh 35 beat Higgins 20-6

Last season: McDonogh 35 won 34-14

The buzz: District 9-4A opener. … Roneagles are ranked No. 7 in the Super 10 … Leopards have given up just 14 points over the last two games and have already equaled their win total from a season ago.

St. Martin’s at Country Day (3-0), 4 p.m.

Last week: St. Martin’s lost to Hannan 40-20; Country Day beat Episcopal 34-14

Last season: Country Day won 69-0

The buzz: Cajuns, ranked No. 6 in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 for Small Schools, outscoring opponents by average score of 36.6-7 … QB Christian Kerut leads the offense and Chandler Wynne heads up the defense … Fourth straight 2A opponent for Class 1A St. Martin’s.

Houma Christian (1-2) at Ben Franklin (1-2), 4

Last week: Houma lost to Sacred Heart 53-21; Ben Franklin lost to Haynes 35-7

Last season: Houma Christian won 21-20

The buzz: Both teams looking to snap 2-game losing streaks after winning season openers … Ben Franklin has scored just seven points last two weeks;

Assumption (0-3) at Lakeshore (1-2)

Last week: Assumption lost to Terrebonne 30-21; Lakeshore lost to Northshore 34-23

Last season: Assumption won 24-23

The buzz: All three Assumption losses by single digits (3, 5 and 9 points) … Kentrell Johnson scored on a 50-yard run last week for Titans

Bogalusa (0-3) at Salmen (2-1)

Last week: Bogalusa lost to Franklinton 18-6; Salmen lost to Covington 42-6

Last season: Bogalusa won 20-10

The buzz: Bogalusa has scored just 14 points this season … Spartans have two wins despite scoring just 22 points total … Defense didn’t give up a touchdown the first two weeks of the season.

Brother Martin (2-1) vs. John Curtis (3-0), Zephyr

Last week: Brother Martin lost to Karr 55-46; Curtis beat Parkview Baptist 34-31

Last season: Brother Martin won 40-37

The buzz: Catholic League opener is first ever football game at Zephyr Field … Patriots are ranked No. 1 in the LSWA 5A rankings and No. 2 in Super 10 … Crusaders, led by RB Bruce Jordan-Swilling, are ranked 4 in 5A and 5 in Super 10 … Blaine Hebert, Collin Guggenheimein and Donnell Jones all could rotate at QB for Patriots

Chalmette (2-1) at Landry-Walker (1-2), Behrman

Last week: Chalmette lost to Holy Cross 31-22; Landry-Walker beat St. Augustine 42-20

Last season: Chalmette won 17-12

The buzz: District 8-5A opener between two teams that were in 3-way tie for district title last season with Ehret … Charging Bucs QB Keytaon Thompson accounted for 6 TDs last week (3 passing, 3 rushing) … Owls’ Michaund Blaise rushed for 113 yards on 12 carries last week

Cohen (0-3) at Morgan City (2-1)

Last week: Cohen lost to St. Helena 40-0; Morgan City beat North Central 44-16

Last season: Morgan City won 70-6

The buzz: Cohen, seeking its first win since 2011, has yet to score this season, getting outscored 143-0 … Tigers have won two straight

De La Salle (3-0) at Lusher (1-2)

Last week: De La Salle beat Union Parish 44-8; Lusher beat Thomas Jefferson 42-0

Last season: De La Salle won 47-14

The buzz: District 9-3A opener … Cavaliers ranked No. 2 in The Super 10 and No. 2 in 3A … Cavs QB Julien Gums threw 3 TDs last week, all in the first half …

Fontainebleau (3-0) at Mandeville (2-1)

Last week: Fontainebleau beat East Jefferson 45-13; Mandeville beat U-High 35-14

Last season: Mandeville won 35-0

The buzz: District 6-5A opener … Bulldogs have won all three games by double digits while allowing just 30 points all season … Brandon Akkawi rushed 22 times for 134 yards and QB Justin Stolberg threw for 215 yards and 4 TDs … Fritz Walker scored two TDs last week for Skippers

Franklinton (1-2) at West Monroe (1-1-1)

Last week: Franklinton beat Bogalusa 18-6; W. Monroe tied Madison Central, Miss. 17-17

Last season: West Monroe won 23-6

The buzz: Demons scoring 14.6 points per game while allowing over 34 points per game … John Bailey Gullatt recorded 20 tackles last week for West Monroe and has 43 the past two weeks.

Hahnville (2-1) at Destrehan (3-0)

Last week: Hahnville lost to Riverside 19-8; Destrehan beat John Ehret 21-7

Last season: Destrehan won 48-23

The buzz: District 7-5A opener for rivals … Destrehan is ranked No. 3 in Super 10 and No. 5 in LSWA 5A rankings … Hahnville is ranked 10 in Super 10 … Destrehan’s Kristian Mosley rushed 23 times for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week … Anthony “Pooka” Williams scored Tigers’ lone TD last week

Helen Cox (1-2) vs. Higgins (1-2), Memtsas

Last week: Lost to Carver 34-0; Higgins lost to McDonogh(35) 20-6

Last season: Higgins won 29-7

The buzz: District 8-5A opener … Both teams have dropped two straight after winning season opener … Marquell Addison had a 95 yard interception return last week for the Hurricanes

H.L. Bourgeois (2-1) at East St. John (1-2)

Last week: H.L. Bourgeois beat South Plaquemines 21-16 ; East St. John lost to Madison Prep 16-14

Last season: H. L. Bourgeois won 34-21

The buzz: District 7-5A opener … ESJ QB Shayhan threw two touchdown passes last week

Independence (1-2) at Northlake Christian (3-0)

Last week: Independence lost to Pine 33-12; Northlake Christian beat Kipp 41-8

Last season: Independence won 42-35

The buzz: Northlake Christian cracked Super 10 this week at No. 9 … Wolverines have allowed just 14 points all season … Independence outscored 74-12 last two weeks

Jesuit (2-1) at St. Augustine (0-3), Gormley

Last week: Jesuit beat Escambia, Fla. 34-13; St. Augustine lost to Landry-Walker 42-20

Last season: St. Augustine won 32-20

The buzz: District 9-5A opener for Blue Jays, ranked No. 9 in Super 10, and Purple Knights … QB Justice McCoy leads St. Aug, looking to snap a 9-game losing streak dating back to last season

Kentwood (0-3) at West St. John (1-2)

Last week: Kentwood lost to Amite 22-7; West St. John lost to Southern Lab 34-6

Last season: Kentwood won 35-22

The buzz: Rams have allowed over 33 points in each of their first three games … Kentwood led by LSU commit Trey Palmer

Pearl River (2-1) at Fisher (2-1)

Last week: Pearl River beat Pine Prairie 21-6; Fisher beat Clark 6-0

Last season: Pearl River won 41-21

The buzz: Fisher scored and allowed just 19 points in its first three games …Pearl River looking to equal its 3-1 start from a year ago

Ponchatoula (3-0) at Covington (2-1)

Last week: Ponchatoula beat Loranger 45-30; Covington beat Salmen 42-6

Last season: Ponchatoula won 28-14

The buzz: District 6-5A opener … Covington’s Devin Brumfield has scored 8 TDs this season, while teammate Anthony Ford has a team-high 28 tackles and 4 sacks

Riverdale (1-2) vs. Carver (3-0), Pan Am

Last week: Riverdale beat Grace King 28-20; Carver beat Helen Cox 34-0

Last season: Carver won 42-6

The buzz: District 9-4A opener … Rams looking to start 4-0 for second straight year, with big showdown against McDonogh 35 next on the schedule … Riverdale led by LB Josh Clarke, an Ole Miss commit

Riverside (2-1) at Plaquemine (1-2)

Last week: Riverside beat Hahnville 19-8; Plaquemine lost to St. Thomas More 42-21

Last season: Riverside won 31-14

The buzz: Riverside is ranked No. 3 in Super 10 and No. 5 in 2A … QB Jordan Loving leads the Rebels, who are playing a team in a higher classification for the fourth straight week

Slidell (1-2) at Hammond (1-2)

Last week: Slidell beat Pearl River Central (Miss.) 21-14; Hammond lost to Dutchtown 29-3

Last season: Slidell won 35-26

The buzz: District 6-5A opener … Hammond has scored just 26 points all season, but have a win over Holy Cross … Griffin has thrown for 782 yards and 5 TDs.

South Plaquemine (1-2) at Abbeville (0-3)

Last week: South Plaquemine lost to H.L. Bourgeois 21-16; Abbeville lost to Welsh 41-15

Last season: Abbeville won 41-16

The buzz: South Plaquemine is ranked No. 10 in the Super 10, with losses to 4A Belle Chasse and 5A H.L .Bourgeois …

Springfield (0-3) at Pope John Paul II (0-3)

Last week: Springfield lost to Albany 42-0; Pope John Paul II lost to Newman 42-14

Last season: Pope John Paul II won 19-14

The buzz: District 7-2A opener between teams looking for their first victory … Pope John Paul II looking to snap a 9-game losing streak dating back to last season, while Springfield streak is at 4.

St. Charles (2-1) at Central (3-0)

Last week: St. Charles lost to Vandebilt Catholic 14-10; Central beat Tara 42-0

Last season: St. Charles won 56-20

The buzz: Comets are ranked No. 7 in Super 10 for Small Schools … Central has outscored its first three opponents 122-16

St. Helena (2-0) at Pine (3-0)

Last week: St. Helena beat Cohen 40-0; Pine beat Independence 33-12

Last season: St. Helena won 32-21

The buzz: District 7-2A opener for both teams; St. Helena hasn’t given up a point in two games and has scored 88 points …Pine is averaging 42 points per game

St. Paul’s (2-1) at Northshore (1-2)

Last week: St. Paul’s beat Denham Springs 42-10; Northshore beat Lakeshore 34-23

Last season: St. Paul’s won 48-7

The buzz: District 6-5A opener … Wolves are ranked No. 6 in The New Orleans Advocate Super 10 … Corey Williamson rushed for 134 yards and 4 TDs last week … Northshore’s Walter Harris scored TDs last week and also had a pair of interceptions on offense.

St. Thomas Aquinas (0-3) at Hannan (1-2)

Last week: St. Thomas Aquinas lost to Brusly 34-17; Hannan beat St. Martin’s 40-20

Last season: St. Thomas Aquinas won 50-5

The buzz: District 7-2A opener … Hannan backup QB Chris Rabensteiner

accounted for 4 TDs in last week’s win.

West Jefferson (2-1) at Bonnabel (0-3), Yenni

Last week: West Jefferson beat Shaw 25-20; Bonnabel lost to Ellender 12-0

Last season: West Jefferson won 55-7

The buzz: District 8-5A opener … West Jefferson’s only loss was 33-32 setback to Lutcher in Week 2 … Bruins haven’t scored since season opener