All games 7 p.m.
Alexandria at Comeaux
Last year: Comeaux won 36-19
The buzz: Comeaux wide receiver Hunter Register got it done in the other two phases of the game in last week’s 28-20 win against Cecilia, returning two kicks for touchdowns and preserving the win with a late interception. Alexandria allowed 18 fourth-quarter points in last week’s 25-14 loss to Franklin Parish. This matchup will be this week’s televised game.
Assumption at St. Martinville
Last year: St. Martinville won 27-26
The buzz: St. Martinville was roughed up in a 36-10 loss to Jennings last week. Assumption allowed a last-minute touchdown to lose a 27-26 heartbreaker to Donaldsonville last week. Oddly enough, that’s the same score St. Martinville beat Assumption by last season.
Beau Chene vs. Cecilia
Last year: Cecilia won 21-16
The buzz: The Bulldogs dropped a close one on the road to Comeaux in the season opener despite the efforts of running back Raymond Calais, who topped 200 yards. Beau Chene was beat 35-7 by Church Point last week.
Buckeye at Bunkie
Last year: Buckeye won 26-6
The buzz: Bunkie struggled to a 1-10 record last season and didn’t fare much better in its opener, dropping a contest on the road to Marksville, 49-22. Buckeye started its season on the right track, beating Leesville 27-21.
Church Point at Kaplan
Last year: Did not play each other last year
The buzz: Kaplan is looking to dust off its scoring shoes after it was shut out by Lafayette on the road last week. It’ll get a tough test against a Church Point squad that throttled Beau Chene 35-7 last week and allowed only 150 yards.
Erath at Catholic-New Iberia
Last year: Catholic won 56-10
The buzz: Catholic looked great last week picking apart Vermilion Catholic 42-14. Quarterback Jason Pellerin showed off his skills with four touchdowns in the opener. Erath lost its opener to Iowa, 20-3.
False River at Ascension Episcopal
Last year: AES won 39-0
The buzz: AES shut out Grand Lake in its season opener, winning 28-0. False River is looking for revenge on AES after last year’s blowout loss was part of a 1-9 season. The Gators got off to a good start with a 26-24 win against Christian Life last week.
Grand Lake at Gueydan
Last year: Grand Lake won 44-22
The buzz: Gueydan couldn’t muster much offense in last week’s 19-12 loss to South Cameron. Neither could Grand Lake, which was shut out in its season opener by Ascension Episcopal 28-0.
Hanson at Catholic Pointe Coupee
Last year: Catholic won 33-14
The buzz: Catholic took one on the chin last week in a 41-21 loss on the road to Ascension Catholic, but they lost in similar fashion to Ascension Catholic last season before coming back to beat Hanson in the second game. Hanson looked good at home in a 26-6 win against Jeanerette.
Iota at St. Edmund
Last year: St. Edmund won 34-0
The buzz: St. Edmund is looking to bounce back after Rayne’s offense tore them up in last week’s 33-6 loss. Iota is looking for its first win since the 2012 regular-season finale, after dropped its season opener to Oberlin 32-12 and going winless last year.
Northside at Carencro
Last year: Carencro won 23-18
The buzz: This is the second tough task in a row for Trev Faulk’s bunch, as the Vikings had to travel to play Acadiana last week where they were trounced 55-6. Carencro looks much improved after going 3-7 a year ago and started the season with a 20-6 win at home against Westgate.
North Central at Jeanerette
Last year: Jeanerette won 12-8
The buzz: North Central lost its season opener to Pine Prairie 12-6 despite a suffocating effort from a defense that gave up less than 200 total yards. Jeanerette is also looking for its first win of the season after dropping its game against Hanson 26-6 last week.
North Vermilion at Rayne
Last year: Rayne won 28-10
The buzz: Running back John Michael Besse totaled more than 200 yards rushing in his first game with Rayne, a 33-6 win against St. Edmund. But Besse was just one cog in an offensive machine that rolled up more than 500 yards last week. North Vermilion lost 28-20 to Episcopal-Baton Rouge at home last week.
Port Barre at Westminster
Last year: Port Barre won 27-13
The buzz: Opelousas Catholic dominated Port Barre last week in a 40-12 win. Things didn’t go much better for Westminster, which was downed 38-9 on the road against Ville Platte.
Sacred Heart-Ville Platte at Opelousas Catholic
Last year: Opelousas Catholic won 28-0
The buzz: Opelousas Catholic looked solid in its 40-12 win against Port Barre last week, forcing seven turnovers and blocking two punts, but the same couldn’t be said of its opponent this week. Sacred Heart-VP struggled in its season opener against Basile, losing 35-7.
South Cameron at Mamou
Last year: South Cameron won 40-0
The buzz: South Cameron is coming off a 19-12 win against Gueydan, while Mamou was beat by Pickering, 48-13. Mamou is hoping to avoid a result like last year’s 40-0 rout at the hands of South Cameron.
Teurlings at New Iberia
Last year: Teurlings won 34-20
The buzz: Teurlings impressed in last week’s one-point loss against a stacked University High team. They’ll get another test this week against a 5A team in New Iberia, which is better than last week’s 22-3 loss to a tough Breaux Bridge team indicates.
Welsh at Vermilion Catholic
Last year: Vermilion Catholic won 39-14
The buzz: Vermilion Catholic had its hands full on the road against Catholic-New Iberia last week in a 42-14 loss, but is looking to rebound against Welsh this week. Welsh is looking to move to 2-0 after a 37-22 win against Oakdale last week. These two teams combined to go 24-3 last season.
Westgate at Franklin
Last year: Westgate won 31-7
The buzz: Someone’s going to win their first game. Penalties killed Westgate in last week’s loss to Carencro, as the Tigers racked up more than 100 penalty yards in its season opener. Franklin was shut out on the road against Central Lafourche last week 24-0.
Westlake at Crowley
Last year: Crowley won 22-21
The buzz: Crowley’s Ty’Von Griffin turned in a wonderful performance last week, accounting for more than 230 yards and five touchdowns in Crowley’s 62-27 win against Wossman. Westlake dropped a close one to DeRidder last week in a 23-20 loss.