John Curtis (1-0) vs. Lufkin, Texas (2-0); 2 p.m.
LAST WEEK: Curtis beat Mandeville 14-0; Lufkin beat Lee (Texas) 43-19
LAST YEAR: Did not play
The buzz: Teams meet in Battle on the Border in Shreveport; Curtis is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in the LSWA poll and No. 1 in The New Orleans Advocate Small School rankings. ... Lufkin is ranked No. 2 in Class 5A in Texas. ... The Panthers scored 44 and 43 points in their first two games. ... Curtis got a shutout last week and has blanked three of its past four opponents. ... QB Myles Washington and RB Dontae Jones (151 yards last week) lead the offense, while DB Hunter Dale and LB Bo Wallace lead the defense.
John Ehret (1-0) vs. Brother Martin (1-0); 2:30 p.m., Gormley
LAST WEEK: Ehret beat Cohen 75-0; Brother Martin beat Patterson 49-28
LAST YEAR: Brother Martin won 22-19
THE BUZZ: Ehret is looking for its first victory over Brother Martin since 1992. ... The game pits the Patriots’ stiff defense against the Crusaders’ potent ground attack. ... Ehret linebacker Michael Divinity is considered one of the nation’s top juniors and has plenty of help on defense with the likes of Robert Green. ... The Crusaders are led by RB tandem of Jared West (career-high 256 yards, 3 TDs last week ) and sophomore Bruce Jordan-Swilling (167 yards), while QB Jake Broggi (9-14-151) keeps defenses honest.
St. Augustine (1-0) vs. Karr (0-1), 7:30 p.m., Gormley
LAST WEEK: St. Augustine beat McDonogh(35) 32-22; Karr lost to St. Paul’s 26-25
LAST YEAR: Karr won 33-24
THE BUZZ: This game may lack some of the star power from last season, but still should an electric atmosphere at Gormley. ... The Cougars, ranked No. 10 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Large Schools Super 10, lost in the final seconds last week to St. Paul’s. ... QB Aldon Clark threw for 282 yards in the loss. ... St. Augustine, meanwhile, rallied in the second half and got three TDs from Lanard Fournette to win. ... WR Stanley Morgan also proved to be big for the Purple Knights, hauling in five passes for 95 yards.