7 p.m. at Haynesville.
RECORDS: Christian Life 8-3, Haynesville 9-1.
LAST WEEK: Christian Life beat Crescent City, 47-23; Haynesville beat Plain Dealing, 58-22.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHRISTIAN LIFE: QB Trevon Fisher, RB Jerrell Richardson, WR Frank Bartley, WR/DB Dwayne Carral, OL/DT Braxton Morgan; HAYNESVILLE: RB Laverte James, QB/DB Demarcus Jackson, DB Jarrell Jackson, RB Trevor McGee.
NOTEWORTHY: In 2009, Haynesville won the school’s 15th state championship. Last year, the Golden Tornado lost to Ouachita Christian in the second round. ... Jackson has passed for 569 yards and rushed for 575 more in the regular season. McGee leads the team with five interceptions. ... Christian Life won its first playoff game last week since advancing to the 1A final in 2008. The Crusaders finished 1-9 last year. ... Christian Life has won six of its last seven, losing only at Kentwood in district play. ... Richardson rushed for 115 yards on only 10 carries last week and added an 82-yard kickoff return. The Crusaders pulled away thanks to a 35-point second quarter. ... Haynesville, seeded third, was ranked second in the final 1A state poll. The Golden Tornado’s only loss came against 5A Natchitoches-Central at Turpin Stadium.
Livonia at McMain
7 p.m. at Pan American Stadium-New Orleans
RECORDS: Livonia 10-1; McMain 8-3
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat North DeSoto, 31-28; McMain beat Avoyelles, 68-50.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Mark Lewis, QB Mason Torres, TE Brandon Armand, LB Russell Farris, DL Justin Riley, P Dylan Ainsworth; MCMAIN: QB Amare Jones, RB Josh Rounds.
NOTEWORTHY: Livonia, a No. 5 seed, seeks its first quarterfinals berth. ... McMain, seeded 21st, is having its best season in recent memory and garnered its first playoff win last week. ... McMain has scored 50 or more points the past four weeks and is led by Rounds. ... Livonia’s Lewis has 1,727 yards and 29 TDs, while Torres has passed for 1,945 yards and 16 TDs. ... Armand leads LHS receivers with 40 catches for 763 yards and six TDs. ... Rounds has 1,873 rushing yards and 29 TDs for McMain, hosting its first playoff game. ... Livonia was the District 5-3A co-champion.
Loreauville at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal.
RECORDS: Loreauville 9-2, Episcopal 10-1.
LAST WEEK: Loreauville beat Lake Providence, 56-6; Episcopal beat Springfield, 42-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LOREAUVILLE: QB/DB Raymond Bonnette, RB Nick Julien, WR/CB Jermaine Antoine, DE Kyle Francois, LB Harley Mitchell; EPISCOPAL: OL/DL Tylor Harris, RB/LB Mike Henry, S Chris Alexander, WR/S Jarrell Rogers, QB Vincent Dellocono.
NOTEWORTHY: Loreauville looks to reach the quarterfinals for the second straight season after finishing second to Catholic-New Iberia in the 6-2A race. ... Julien and Antoine each rushed for 100-plus yards in the first-round win. The Tigers reeled off 56 unanswered points after Lake Providence took an early 8-0 lead. ... Alexander and Nick Russell returned an interception and a fumble, respectively, for scores in last week’s win. That was part of a five-turnover first half by Springhill that helped the Knights surge to a 35-0 lead. ... Episcopal is in the second round of the playoffs for the third time in four years. The Knights have not reached the quarterfinals since 2002. ... Episcopal was ranked fifth in the final 2A state poll. Loreauville was seventh.
7 p.m. at Washington-Marion in Lake Charles
RECORDS: Lutcher 10-1; Washington-Marion 8-3
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Benton, 48-6; Washington-Marion beat Plaquemine, 35-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: QB Ruston Matherne, RB Daniel Taylor, WR-P Sully Martin, DB Jordan Batiste, LB Blake Roussel; WASHINGTON-MARION: QB Melvin Jones, RB Osha Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher, a No. 3 seed, goes on the road for the second time in three weeks, counting a Week 10 win over Plaquemine. ... Both the Bulldogs and No. 19 seed W-M beat Plaquemine by similar scores on back-to-back weeks and face a District 6-4A foe for the second straight week. ... Matherne passed for 278 yards, completing 20 of 24 and also rushed for 86 yards in last week’s win over Benton. ... Taylor ran for 161 yards and added 109 receiving yards for the Bulldogs. ... Jones rushed for 125 yards and scored two TDs last week to help pace W-M. ... Jackson added 107 rushing yards for the Chargin’ Indians, including a 40-yard scoring run. ... Taylor has 1,740 rushing yards and 307 receiving yards, while Matherne has 1,516 passing yards for LHS.
at Notre Dame
7 p.m. at Crowley High
RECORDS: Parkview Baptist 7-3; Notre Dame 8-3
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat Loyola Prep, 42-13; Notre Dame beat De La Salle, 49-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: FB Conner Hodgeson, QB Brennan Bozeman, OL Thomas Carter, DL Tom Bove, LB Adam Smith, Manny Mukes, LB Brody Burkhalter; NOTRE DAME: QB Waylon Young, RB Luke Broussard, RB Nick Gossen, WR Josef Schmid.
NOTEWORTHY: It marks the third straight year No. 11 seed PBS and No. 6 NDHS have met in the playoffs, including a 2009 3A title game won by Notre Dame. ... Hezekiah Randolph (712 yards) and Hodgeson (702 yards) provide a potent one-two punch for PBS’ option offense. ... Punter Neil Scott averages 35.2 yards per kick for the Eagles. ... Young has passed for 1,280 yards and 15 TDs for the Pioneers, while Broussard (966 yards, 11 TDs) and Gossen (812 yards, seven TDs) are the top rushers for coach Lewis Cook’s NDHS team.
Port Allen at Loranger
7 p.m. at Loranger.
RECORDS: Port Allen 9-2, Loranger 10-1.
LAST WEEK: Port Allen beat Independence, 35-22; Loranger beat West Feliciana, 34-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: TE James Pollard, DE Morris Miller, DT Earl Bridgewater, OL Marcus Keys, OL Adrian Guss, OL Emmett Kennedy; LORANGER: RB/DB Jeryl Brazil, QB B.J. Rainey, WR/LB Jonathan King, WR Jake Ingraffia.
NOTEWORTHY: Loranger’s only loss was a 27-0 setback at Amite, the game to decide the 8-3A title. The Wolves finished second in the league ahead of Independence, which Port Allen beat last week. ... Brazil is the first LSU commitment from the 2013 recruiting class. ... Last week, Port Allen quarterback Darian Claiborne became the first player in school history to compile 1,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing in the same season. ... Port Allen, after winning only its third playoff game in school history, looks to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.
7 p.m. at Jeff Boss Field.
RECORDS: Riverside 8-3, University 11-0.
LAST WEEK: Riverside beat DeQuincy, 42-12; University beat Ferriday, 46-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RIVERSIDE: QB Tate Scioneaux, RB Jonquil Sanders, RB Jeremiah Berteau; UNIVERSITY: RB Nick Brossette, QB Kyle Crifasi, OL Garrett Brumfield, DL Tim Williams, LB Hunter Bankston, DB Jarrod Franklin, DL George Bevan.
NOTEWORTHY: Sanders had 166 yards rushing, 82 receiving and three touchdowns for Riverside in the first round. ... Riverside lost to John Curtis and Newman in 10-2A action after losing to 3A Loranger in the season opener. Each of 10-2A’s top three teams remain alive in the playoffs. ... U-High stayed unbeaten last week with its 10th double-digit victory. Brossette, a freshman, rushed for a touchdown and caught two TD passes. ... The Cubs lost to Curtis in the second round last year. ... Unbeaten for the first time since 1988, U-High was ranked third in the final 2A state poll.
Ruston at Central
7 p.m. at Central Middle School
RECORDS: Ruston 7-4; Central 7-4.
LAST WEEK: Ruston beat Denham Springs, 33-14; Central beat St. Paul’s, 35-28,
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RUSTON: RB Alexio Williams-Hargrove, QB Pierce Spangler, TE John David Moore, DB Cyril Noland, DB Kentrell Brice, OL Justin Miller; CENTRAL: FB John Davis, WR Jake Myer, OL Ashton Stokes, WR Chaz King, LB Zach Hetrick, S Logan Metcalfe, DL Joey Jarreau.
NOTEWORTHY: Ruston, seeded 16th, plays in the Baton Rouge area for the second straight year. ... The Bearcats lost to Woodlawn in the first round of the 4A playoffs last season. ... Ruston also plays a District 4-5A team for the second straight week in No. 32 Central. ... Williams-Hargrove ran for a season-high 239 yards on 23 carries last week for Ruston, his second straight 200-yard game. ... WR Gary Triplett caught seven passes for 202 yards, including three first-half TDs to help power Central to its upset win over No. 1 seed St. Paul’s. ... QB Brett Courville completed 18 of 28 passes for 347 yards for the Wildcats, who have won five straight games since losing to Zachary in their District 4-5A opener.
St. John at West St. John
7 p.m. at West St. John, Edgard.
RECORDS: St. John 8-3, West St. John 9-2.
LAST WEEK: St. John beat Hanson Memorial, 56-6; West St. John beat Sacred Heart, 59-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JOHN: RB Davante Williams, RB Christian Primeaux, OG Dakota Richard, DE John Morgan Romig, LB Ben Poirrier, FS/K Connor Case; WEST ST. JOHN: QB Austin Howard, RB Kylum Favorite, WR/DB Jyrus Moll, DE Ronnie Fiest, LB Dontre Turner.
NOTEWORTHY: West St. John faces St. John in a rematch from Week 9, when the Rams took a 36-20 win to claim the 9-1A championship. In that game, Moll scored four touchdowns, three on receptions and one other on a punt return. ... Last week marked the seventh time that St. John has scored 49 or more points. The Eagles led Hanson 21-0 through one quarter. ... Fiest, a returning all-stater, is an LSU commitment. ... West St. John was ranked sixth in the final 1A state poll. The Rams went 5-0 in 9-1A action.