The New Orleans Advocate sportswriter Rod Walker’s weekly high school football picks. Picks are in all caps.

Last week: 27 correct, 14 misses (65.9 percent)

Season: 88 correct, 33 misses (72.7 percent)

Thursday’s games

Carver at Riverdale (Yenni)

Thomas Jefferson vs. Grace King (Memtsas), 6:30 p.m.

Lake Area vs. MK35 (Pan Am)

Friday’s games

Ben Franklin at Houma

Central at St. Charles

Cohen at Morgan City

Country Day at St. Martin’s

Covenant Christian at Vandebilt Catholic

Covington at Ponchatoula

Crescent City at Albany

De La Salle at Lusher

Destrehan at Hahnville

East St. John at H.L Bourgeois

Ehret at East Jefferson (Yenni)

Fisher at Pearl River

Fontainebleau at Mandeville

Franklinton at West Monroe

Hannan at St. Thomas Aquinas

Haynes at Ridgewood

Helen Cox at Higgins (Memtsas)

Kipp at Sci Academy

Lakeshore at Assumption

Landry-Walker at Chalmette

McMain at Lutcher

Northlake Christian at Independence

Northshore at St. Paul’s

Plaquemine at Riverside

Salmen at Bogalusa

Slidell at Hammond

Springfield at Pope John Paul II

St. Augustine vs. Jesuit (Gormley)

St. James at Clark

Warren Easton at Belle Chasse

West St. John at Kentwood

Saturday’s games

Bonnabel at West Jefferson (Memtsas), 2 p.m.

Curtis vs. Brother Martin (Gormley), 2 p.m.

Holy Cross at Shaw (Memtsas), 7 p.m.

Rummel at Don Bosco (N.J.)