at Hanson Memorial
7 p.m. at Hanson Memorial, Franklin.
2010 RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 2-8, Hanson Memorial 3-7.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic tied Catholic-Pointe Coupee, 6-6, in the All-Catholic jamboree; Hanson Memorial lost to Opelousas Catholic, 13-8, in the St. Landry Kiwanis jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB Collin Rowland, LB D.J. Latino, OG/NG Ryan Rodrigue, OG/LB Blane Falsetter, WR/CB P.J. Callegan; HANSON MEMORIAL: QB Drake Rodriguez, RB Cole Fluke, RB Beau Ancona, WR Chase Businelle.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Catholic is looking to improve on its special teams play in the jamboree. The Bulldogs had an extra point blocked against Catholic-PC and gave up its only points on an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown. ? The teams meet in a season opener for the third straight year. Ascension Catholic won 35-6 at Hanson Memorial in 2009 and Hanson Memorial won 30-7 at Ascension Catholic last season.
at Southern Lab
7 p.m. at A.W. Mumford Stadium.
2010 RECORDS: Ascension Christian 2-3, Southern Lab 8-5.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab lost to Scotlandville, 38-6, in the Coca-Cola Kickoff Classic jamboree at Memorial Stadium.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: RB/LB Aaron Lanclos, QB/DB Jacob Puryear, TE/LB Josh Nelson; SOUTHERN LAB: TE/LB Kameryon Brown, DE/OT Derrick McKee, OG/DT Chris Bowman, OT Ray White, LB Jarrot Thomas; WR/S Cardell Brown; RB/LB Maurice O’Quinn.
NOTEWORTHY: Lab gave up eight points on four safeties in the jamboree. ? Ascension Christian begins its first full year of varsity football after playing abbreviated schedules the past two seasons. ? Lab has a new coach in Nick Mitchell, who played baseball for Roger Cador at Southern in the mid-1990s.
7 p.m. at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.
2010 RECORDS: Donaldsonville 9-2; Assumption 7-4.
LAST WEEK: Donaldsonville tied St. Amant, 0-0, and tied East Ascension, 14-14, in the LeBlanc’s Food Stores Ascension Parish jamboree; Assumption beat Vandebilt Catholic, 16-13, in the Thibodaux jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DONALDSONVILLE: QB LeAndre James, RB/DB Tre Brown, Courtland Joshua, DB Cortez Mitchell; ASSUMPTION: QB Hunter Gauthreaux, WR Jeremiah Jarvis, LB Chase Campo, DT Jasmone Dominique.
NOTEWORTHY: Assumption drops down to 4A from 5A after making the playoffs last year for the first time since 2006. ? The Mustangs return 17 starters, including nine defensive returnees. ? James moves from wide receiver to step in for Tulane commitment Devon Breaux, who sprained a knee in the jamboree. ? Donaldsonville has not lost a game in its predistrict schedule under third-year coach Terence Williams, who sports an 18-5 overall mark at the school.
at Pine Prairie
7 p.m. at Pine Prairie.
2010 RECORDS: East Iberville 0-10; Pine Prairie 0-10.
LAST WEEK: East Iberville beat False River, 12-6, in the False River jamboree;
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: RB Nicholas Brooks, QB/RB/WR Richard Johnson, WR/DB Joseph Bailey, WR Joseph Patrick, OG Adrian Cummings, OG/DT Reginald Brock; PINE PRAIRIE: QB/LB Chris Bradley.
NOTEWORTHY: Pine Prairie, a 2A school, is in its eighth year of playing football. The Panthers lost nine of their 10 games last year by double digits. ? East Iberville has lost 12 straight dating to late in the 2009 season, but enters 2011 with momentum thanks to the jamboree triumph. Brooks rushed for 71 yards on eight carries to lead the way.
Episcopal at Albany
7 p.m. at Albany
2010 RECORDS: Episcopal 10-2, Albany 5-5.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal lost to Parkview Baptist, 13-7, in the South Baton Rouge jamboree; Albany lost to Mount Hermon, 20-14, in the Walker jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: QB Vincent Dellocono, RB/LB Mike Henry, OT/DE Tylor Harris, WR/DB Jarrell Rogers, C TR Clausen; ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, WR Jamare Jackson, LB Jordan Fitzgerald, DB Dalton Roach.
NOTEWORTHY: Albany and Episcopal bring their series to the regular season after meeting in fall scrimmages in previous years. ? Episcopal started 9-0 last year before losing to East Feliciana in Week 10 and Winnfield in the second round of the playoffs. Albany started 5-0, but went 0-5 in district play.
Baker at Independence
7 p.m. at Independence High
LAST WEEK: Baker lost to Zachary, 21-0; Independence beat Hammond, 7-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: RB Kensley Septs, RB Michael Gosserand, DB Brenton Tolliver, DL Marcus Hills; INDEPENDENCE: QB Oscar Briggs, RB Miquel Toefield, OL Jason Davis, DB Seth Burkhalter.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict matchup of two Class 3A teams, Baker of 6-3A and Independence of 8-3A. ? Septs ran for 57 yards on 12 carries last week for Baker. ? Toefield ran for 84 yards on eight carries, including a 36-yard TD run, last week for Independence.
7 p.m. at Northeast High
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana lost to Central, 7-2; Northeast lost to Glen Oaks, 22-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: RB Tyler Armstead, WR Thorcorrence Hawkins, QB Kendell Beckwith, LB Jonathan Goss; NORTHEAST: QB Ronnie Davis, OL-DL Javone James, WR-DB Jalen Snowden.
NOTEWORTHY: EFHS won, 28-14, in the game of rivals located a few miles apart last season. ? The teams have traded roles, with Northeast moving down from Class 3A to 2A, while East Feliciana moved up to 3A from 2A. ? EFHS, a consolidation of Jackson and Clinton high schools, begins its second season after advancing to the 2A semifinals last year. ? Davis scored the lone TD for Northeast last week.
at Port Allen
7 p.m. at Christian Life
2010 RECORDS: Northwood-Lena 2-8; Port Allen 5-5.
LAST WEEK: Northwood lost to Peabody, 14-0, in the Cenla jamboree; Port Allen beat Live Oak, 27-7, in the Placid Refining jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHWOOD RB Lonnie Price, RB R.J. Ward, FB Dustin Slocum; PORT ALLEN: WR Chris Bynum, WR Quincy Ball, WR Ashton Paul, QB/LB Darrian Claibourne, DB Lebeaux Cooper, LB James Pollard, DE Morris Miller, S Anthony Coleman.
NOTEWORTHY: Northwood coach Tom O’Kelly enters his 24th season at the helm of the Rapides Parish school near Alexandria. ? The Gators were outscored 344-162 last year en route to their fourth straight losing season. ? Northwood is one of four 1A foes Port Allen will face in non-district play. ? Claiborne passed for 129 yards and a touchdown and carried four times for 46 yards and three scores in the jamboree.
7 p.m. at Sid Theriot Stadium, Mandeville
2010 RECORDS: Parkview 12-2; Mandeville 6-5.
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat Episcopal, 13-7, in the South Baton Rouge jamboree; Mandeville beat Warren Easton, 13-12, in the Mandeville jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: FB Hezakiah Randolph, QB Cole Wilson, LB Brody Burkhalter, DL Tom Bove, S Dylan Philippe, LB Adam Smith; MANDEVILLE: QB Matt Bergeron, RB Charles Jones, DE Brian Kinch, LB Sam McGivern, S Timmy Broussard.
NOTEWORTHY: Friday marks the first regular-season game on the new sod at Mandeville. The Skippers played home games at Lakeshore High last year while work was being done on the field. ? Three of Mandeville’s five losses last season came by a single point, including a 28-27 defeat by Terrebonne in the first round of the playoffs. The Skippers have 17 starters returning. ? Parkview meets the first of its four 5A opponents in nondistrict play. Other games against the state’s largest classification have the Eagles facing Scotlandville, East St. John and Catholic. ? Parkview won its third 3A title last year, beating Patterson in the final. The year before, the Eagles lost to Notre Dame in the 3A championship game. ? Wilson gets the start for returning quarterback Brennan Bozeman, who is sidelined with a hand injury. Randolph has moved to fullback for Brandon Johnson, who is out for the year with a knee injury. ? Parkview is No. 1 in the 3A preseason poll.
The Dunham School
at Christian Life
7 p.m. at Christian Life.
2010 RECORDS: Dunham 4-6, Christian Life 1-9.
LAST WEEK: Christian Life beat Dunham, 14-13, in the South Baton Rouge jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: RB/S Jordan Lange, RB/S Harrison Domingue, LB Daniel Megison, TE/DE Justin Caballero; CHRISTIAN LIFE: RB/DB Jerrell Richardson, OT/DT Braxton Morgan, PK/P Dameion Lee.
NOTEWORTHY: In a rematch of last week’s jamboree, Guy Mistretta makes his regular-season debut as the Dunham coach. Mistretta went 70-18 in seven seasons at Redemptorist, his alma mater. ? Also, Friday marks the official return of coach Keith Dooley to CLA. Dooley coached the Crusaders from 2003-05, but spent the past five seasons coaching in Alabama. ? CLA has won only three games since finishing as the 1A state runner-up in 2008. ? Dunham pulled within one point of CLA late in the jamboree, but the go-ahead two-point try failed.
University at Newman
7 p.m. at Newman, New Orleans.
2010 RECORDS: University 7-5; Newman 8-4.
LAST WEEK: University beat Brusly, 7-0, in the Brusly jamboree; Newman beat De La Salle, 21-0, in the Newman jamboree.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNIVERSITY: RB Nick Brossette, WR Tristan Cooper, OL Peyton Cabaniss, DE Hayes Stewart, DB William Armstrong; NEWMAN: OT Alex Paul, OG Phillip Stevens, RB James White, LB Daniel Martinez, FL Jonathan Drennan, DL Michael Levin.
NOTEWORTHY: Chisa Egbelu recovered two fumbles for U-High in the jamboree. ? Paul, 6-6, 300, is a Tulane commitment. ? University and Newman both went out in the second round of the 2A playoffs last year. ? U-High is ranked sixth in the 2A preseason poll. ? Senior Kyle Crifasi is expected to start at quarterback for the Cubs, but junior Nik Kragthorpe could also see action.
West St. John at St. James
7 p.m. at St. James
2010 RECORD: West St. John 5-6, St. James 4-7.
LAST WEEK: West St. John lost to Riverside, 8-0, in the Ed Reed River Parishes jamboree at East St. John; St. James lost to Hahnville, 33-8, at the Ed Reed River Parishes jamboree at Destrehan.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST ST. JOHN: RB/DB Jeremy Jackson, WR/DB Jairus Moll, QB Austin Howard, WR/DB Lawrence Williams, DT Steven Brignac, DB Justin Bethancourt, DE Ronnie Feist,; ST. JAMES: QB Shaquille Narcisse, RB LaRohn Cambre, LB Seth Keller, DE Jeremy Morton.
NOTEWORTHY: In the 3A preseason poll, St. James is tied with East Feliciana and Westlake for the No. 8 spot. West St. John is ranked sixth in the 1A poll. ? Feist, who had 11 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss as a 2010 all-state selection, is an LSU commitment. He will not play Friday because of a back injury, but coach Robert Valdez expects him back next week. ? Friday marks the debut of James Bell as the St. James coach. Bell replaces Rick Gaille, who went 169-72 in 19 seasons at the school.
White Castle vs. Glen Oaks
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership Institute.
2010 RECORD: White Castle 12-3, Glen Oaks 4-6.
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks beat Northeast, 22-8, in the Coca-Cola Kickoff Classic at Olympia Field.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: RB Tyre Bracken, QB/DB Isaac O’Bear, WR/DB Terrance Taylor, C/DT Gerad Carlin; GLEN OAKS: RB Johnta Hebert, QB Christian Walker, WR/CB Corey Washington, FB/LB Oscar Paul.
NOTEWORTHY: Herbert, a 1,000-yard rusher last year, returned the opening kickoff of the jamboree 88 yards for a touchdown. ? The game against White Castle is one of two home games Glen Oaks will play at Louisiana Leadership Institute. The other is a 6-3A matchup against Parkview Baptist on Oct. 21. ? White Castle, the defending 1A state champion, enters on an 11-game winning streak that began in its first district game in 2010. ? Bracken rushed for 3,108 in 15 games as a junior, including 235 yards against Ouachita Christian in the 1A final.
Central Private at Silliman
7 p.m. at Silliman Institute-Clinton
RECORDS: Central Private 0-2; Silliman 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Central Private lost to Baton Rouge Patriots, 42-41; Silliman beat Amite School Center, 50-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL PRIVATE: RB-LB Ryan Bowman, OL-DL Brennan West, OL-DL Rhett Sequin, WR Lance Wicker; SILLIMAN: QB Jason Palermo, RB Cobb Kelly, C-DL-K Brady Brian, OL-DL Caleb Carter, WR-DB Craig Jones.
NOTEWORTHY: Mississippi Association of Independent School rivals collide in a District 6-2A game. ? Central Private has been plagued by 15 turnovers in its first two games. ? Kelly is averaging more than 100 yards of total offense for Silliman. ? The two teams have already met in a preseason scrimmage and a jamboree.