West St. John vs.
RECORDS: West St. John 12-2; Ouachita Christian 14-0.
LAST WEEK: West St. John beat Vermilion Catholic, 54-41; Ouachita Christian beat Mangham, 54-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST ST. JOHN: DE Ronnie Feist, WR-KR-RB Jairus Moll, RB Kylum Favorite, OL Micah Claiborne, LB Dontre Turner; OUACHITA CHRISTIAN: WR-DB Mark Laird, QB-DB Braden Bristo.
NOTEWORTHY: West St. John is seeded sixth and OCS is the No. 1 seed. ? Ouachita Christian was the 1A runner-up to White Castle last year. ? WSJHS makes its first title-game appearance since 2007 and the first under Valdez, a former Southern University player. ? WSJHS was the 1A runner-up to South Plaquemines in 2007 and beat St. Helena Central to win the 2A title in 2004. ? Laird leads OCS with 962 receiving yards and 12 TDs. ? WSJ’s Favorite has 1,938 rushing yards to lead a backfield that has more than 4,000 yards.
Edna Karr vs. Neville
RECORDS: Karr 11-3; Neville 13-0.
LAST WEEK: Karr beat Lutcher, 20-7; Neville beat Breaux Bridge, 16-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KARR: QB Devante Noil, OT Derek Edinburg, DT Leonard Washington. DT Titus Charles, WR Jarrell Bennett, DE Gerald Willis; NEVILLE: QB John Diarse, LB Ricky Wyatt, RB Salarrious Jones, WR Brandon Walker, DB-QB Jamond Collins.
NOTEWORTHY: Karr is the No. 7 seed, while Neville is the top seed. ? Karr was the 4A runner-up last season, losing to Franklinton in overtime. ? Neville won the 4A title in 2009. ? Neville also won a 5A title in 1995, while Karr won a Class 3A title in 1993. ? Noil has accounted for 2,426 yards and 26 TDs with seven interceptions. ? Noil also has 772 rushing yards and eight TDs. ? Willis, the younger brother of Dutchtown High standout Landon Collins has 79 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. ? Neville’s Diarse has 2,000 yards of offense and has accounted for 25 TDs. ? Karr’s defensive line has 74 tackles for loss.