Classes 5A, 4A
Dutchtown vs. Rummel
7 p.m. at East Jefferson’s Joe Yenni Stadium
RECORDS: Dutchtown 8-2; Rummel 10-0.
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown beat St. Amant, 20-10; Archbishop Rummel beat Lafayette, 49-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: QB Mason Nickens, RB Torrance Mosley, WR Shelby Christy, OL Rickey Moses, DL Kenyan Edwards, LB Alex Thibodeaux, DB Justin Sampson, P/K Tyler Sarrazin; RUMMEL: QB Damian Williams, RB Keith Fulton, LB Michael Kennedy, LB Terrance Jones, DB Damarius Crawford.
NOTEWORTHY: Rummel was ranked No. 1 by the Lousiana Sports Writers Association and is the No. 1 playoff seed. ... Dutchtown was ranked No. 9 by the LSWA and is the No. 16 playoff seed. ... A win would put Dutchtown in the 5A quarterfinals for the second time in three years. ... The last time the Griffins traveled to the New Orleans area for a playoff game they beat Brother Martin to advance to the quarterfinals in 2010. Willliams has 1,964 passing yards and 21 TDs for Rummel. ... Nickens has 1,000 yards passing and more than 600 yards rushing for DHS. ... Rummel was the 5A runner-up to West Monroe in 2012.
Mandeville at Central
7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium
RECORDS: Mandeville 8-2; Central 10-1.
LAST WEEK: Mandeville beat Covington, 31-0; Central beat Ponchatoula, 52-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MANDEVILLE: QB Glen Cuiellette, WR Zach Boudreaux, RB Nate VanHorn, LB Preston Winget, K Drew Graham; CENTRAL: DB Paul Broussard, DB Kevin Henry, DE Ashton Stokes, OL Tyler Abadie, QB Brett Courville, WR Gary Triplett, WR Devon Gales.
NOTEWORTHY: Central is the No. 4 playoff seed, while Mandeville is No. 13. ... Central is the third EBR foe for the Skippers, who lost to Catholic and beat East Ascension during the regular season. ... MHS was a semifinalist a year ago. ... Central’s Courville has 2,165 passing yards and 900 rushing and a total of 25 TDs, 12 rushing and 17 passing. ... RB Lamontae Juneau has also scored 17 TDs for the Wildcats, with receiver Gary Triplett addding 786 receiving yards. ... Mandeville has won six straight, outscoring opponents 180-34. ... The MHS defense has held seven foes to less than 200 yards. ... Cuiellette has 1,719 yards passing; Boudreaux has 883 receiving yards for MHS.
New Iberia vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at BREC’s Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: New Iberia 9-2; Catholic 8-2.
LAST WEEK: New Iberia beat Scotlandville, 13-8; Catholic beat Carencro, 43-42 in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NEW IBERIA: QB Jason Jones, RB Tyler Archon, WR Andrew Ricks; CATHOLIC: RB Khalil Thomas, QB Nick Coomes, OL Cameron Tom, DL Garret Broussard, LB Austin Dedon, DB Matt Moreau.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic was ranked 10th by the LSWA and is the No. 5 playoff seed. ... NISH is the No. 12 playoff seed and plays an EBR team for the second straight week. ... Catholic’s Thomas leads the Bears with 1,241 yards rushing, while Derrius Guice adds 703 rushing yards. ... Thomas has a total of 17 TDs and also has 297 yards receiving. ... Coomes has 951 passing yards and 15 TDs for the Bears. ... A defense surge in overtime helped Catholic claim its bidistrict win. ... Jones tossed a 6-yard screen pass to Ricks for a TD with 4:29 left to provide the winning score for NISH and has 2,638 passing yards to date. ... Catholic coach Dale Weiner enters the game with a 279-97 career record.
classes 3a, 2a, 1a
Brusly at Parkview Baptist
7 p.m. at PBS
RECORDS: Brusly 9-2; Parkview 9-0.
LAST WEEK: Brusly beat E.D. White, 35-12; Parkview beat Erath, 45-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: QB Jay Christophe, RB Dimario Jackson, WR Terrance West, DL/RB/P Darrien Cobbs; PARKVIEW: QB Brennan Bozeman, RB Hezekiah Randolph, P-WR Tom Wing, OL Austin Spiece.
NOTEWORTHY: PBS was the No. 1 ranked 3A team for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and is also the No. 1 playoff seed. ... Brusly was ranked No. 7 by the LSWA and is the No. 16 playoff seed. ... The two teams used to be in the same district ... PBS coach Kenny Guillot coached BHS coach Erik Willis at Nicholls State. ... Randolph leads PBS with 1,019 yards and 17 TDs. ... Bozeman has passed for 784 yards and 13 TDs ... Christophe has 1,036 rushing yards and 1,203 passing yards with a total 32 TDs for Brusly. ... Jackson has 316 receiving yards and five TDs.
Episcopal at Riverside
7 p.m. at Riverside Academy-Reserve
RECORDS: Episcopal 8-2; Riverside 5-5.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal beat B.T. Washington-Shreveport, 17-6; Riverside beat Homer, 56-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: QB Jason Roussel, RB Jarrell Rogers, DL/OL Charlie O’Brien, RB/DB Josh Posner, K/P Austin Couvillion; RIVERSIDE: QB Duece Wallace, RB Jonquial Sanders, LB Trent Fey, WR/DB Herb McGee, WR Von Julien.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal is the No. 9 playoff seed and Riverside is the No. 25 seed that upended No. 8 Homer last week. ... Riverside is coached by former Salmen coach Bill Stubbs. ... Rogers leads Episcopal with just less than 800 yards rushing for the Knights. ... Riverside employs a pass-oriented, no huddle, run-and-shoot offense. ... Episcopal was a quarterfinalist last season. ... Wallace is the nephew of former LSU and Southern Miss QB Timmy Byrd, who is Riverside’s boys basketball coach. ... Wallace threw for three TDs in one quarter during last week’s win over Homer.
Livonia at Port Allen
7 p.m. at PAHS’ Otwell Stadium
RECORDS: Livonia 9-2; Port Allen 7-3.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Marksville, 32-13; Port Allen beat McMain, 22-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB/LB Russell Farris, QB Ben Todd, TE Brandon Armand, WR/S Darius Hammond; PORT ALLEN: QB/LB Darian Claiborne, RB/LB Jestin Kelly, WR/QB Caleb Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Livonia was ranked No. 6 by the LSWA and is the No. 5 playoff seed. ... PAHS is the No. 21 playoff seed. ... Port Allen seeks a second straight trip to the quarterfinals, while Livonia is looking to make its first quarterfinal appearance in 11-man football. ... The teams used to be district rivals before Livonia moved to 5-3A in 2011. ... Farris leads Livonia with 861 rushing yards and 11 TDs. ... Todd has passed for 1,145 yards for the Wildcats. ... PAHS’ Claiborne, a Texas A&M commitment, has 795 rushing yards and 1,130 passing yards. ... Kelly leads PAHS in rushing with 1,158 yards and also has a team-high 104 tackles.
Loreauville at University
7 p.m. at UHS’ Gill Stadium/Boss Field
RECORDS: Loreauville 9-2; University 10-1.
LAST WEEK: Loreauville beat Ville Platte, 42-25; University beat Jonesboro-Hodge, 55-15.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LOREAUVILLE: RB Jermaine Antoine, QB Raymond Bonnette, WR John Reed, WR Rhashid Bonnette; UNIVERSITY: OL John Trusty, OL EJ Oglesby, WR Chris Moore, DB Chandler Johnson, DB Dvante Dotson, DB Rich gregg, DL John Guidry.
NOTEWORTHY: UHS was ranked No. 3 by the LSWA and is also the No. 3 playoff seed. ... Loreauville was ranked seventh by the LSWA and is the No. 14 playoff seed. ... RB Nicholas Brossette has more than 1,300 yards rushing for UHS and scored on a 44-yard run to open the scoring last week as the Cubs scored 35 points in the first quarter. ... Brossette, a sophomore, scored 31 TDs during the regular season for the Cubs. ... Antoine led Loreauville with 1,303 rushing yards and Bonnette has 2,084 passing yards. ... University defensive lineman Tim Williams is one of the state’s top prospects.
Rayne at East Feliciana
7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School in Clinton
RECORDS: Rayne 9-2; East Feliciana 6-3.
LAST WEEK: Rayne beat Church Point, 42-8; East Feliciana beat Caldwell Parish, 22-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RAYNE: RB Jalen Williams, RB Trent Duhon, TE/DE/LB Dannie Harmon; EAST FELICIANA: QB Corey Hawkins, QB/TE/LB Kendell Beckwith, OL/DL DeQuan Franklin, RB Kameron McKnight, WR/DB/P Danny Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Rayne was ranked eighth by the LSWA and is the No. 6 playoff seed. ... EFHS was ranked ninth by the LSWA and is the No. 22 playoff seed. ... McKnight led the way for EFHS last week with more than 120 yards rushing and two TDs. ... Johnson, normally known as a receiver, had three interceptions for the Tigers in their bidistrict win over Caldwell. ... Hawkins and Beckwith have combined for more than 1,500 yards passing for EFHS. ... Rayne’s Williams ran for 1,296 yards and 14 TDs in the regular season.
Southern Lab at Pointe Coupee Central
7 p.m. at PCC-LaBarre
RECORDS: Southern Lab 9-2; Pointe Coupee Central 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Catholic-PC, 40-7; PCC beat Montgomery, 52-18.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: QB/DB Deonte Shorts, WR Curlan Williams, DE Deion Rainey, LB Leroy Dukes, DB Ray Fields; POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: RB Antonio Johnson, QB Kevin Bourgeois, WR David St. Cyr, WR Delfontay Powell, DL/LB Earnest Lemay.
NOTEWORTHY: Southern Lab was ranked ninth by the LSWA is also in the No. 9 playoff seed. ... Eighth-seeded PCC has won eight straight and won the first playoff game in school history last week. ... Shorts has passed for 2,005 yards and 29 TDs for SLHS. Williams has 801 yards receiving and 10 TDs for the Kittens ... PCC’s Bourgeois also has more tha 2,000 yards passing and threw for two TDs last week. ... Johnson ran for 122 yards and four TDs on just five carries last week for PCC.
Springfield at Northlake Christian
7 p.m. at Northlake Christian-Covington
RECORDS: Springfield 9-1; Northlake 6-4.
LAST WEEK: Springfield beat Northeast, 24-6; Northlake beat Welsh, 20-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: QB Shaquille Smith, RB Ghermaine Ashton, RB/LB Kimanae Claiborne, WR Joseph Kemp; NORTHLAKE: QB Josh O’Rear, WR Will Singl.
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield is the No. 4 playoff seed and Northlake is the No. 20 playoff seed. ... The two District 8-2A rivals played on Oct. 26 and Springfield notched a 30-12 victory in Covington. ... Smith ran for a game-high 79 yards last week for Springfield and also threw TD passes to Kemp and Zach Clark. ... Ashton added 71 rushing yards. ... O’Rear ran for a TD and threw a TD pass to Singl to help Northlake upset Welsh in the bidistrict round.
White Castle at West St. John
7 p.m. at WSJHS-Edgard
RECORDS: White Castle 9-2; West St. John 7-3.
LAST WEEK: White Castle beat Hannan, 24-7; West St. John beat Opelousas Catholic, 53-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: OL/DL Gregory Jordan, OL/DL Curtis Jones, LB Marcellis Coleman, RB/LB Dontrell Taylor, RB/LB Daryl Young, R/LB Tyrie Lang, WR/DB Robert Franklin; WEST ST. JOHN: QB Austin Howard, RB Kylum Favorite, RB Jeremy Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: West St. John was ranked fifth by the LSWA and is the No. 6 playoff seed. ... WCHS, the 1A state champion in 2010, is the No. 11 playoff seed going into this clash of District 9-1A rivals. ... WSJ was the 1A runner-up to Ouachita Christian last season. ... West St. John beat WCHS, 41-22, on Oct. 19 in Edgard. ... Jackson ran for 153 yards and three TDs last week for West St. John. ... WSJ coach Robert Valdez is a former Southern player who coached one year at McKinley High.