Kinder at Springfield
Class 2A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at Springfield High
RECORDS: No. 2 Kinder 12-0; No. 7 Springfield 9-2
LAST WEEK: Kinder beat Pine 37-6; Springfield beat South Plaquemines 45-22
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KINDER: QB Welles Cooley, RB Taylor Johnson, S Zach Rider; SPRINGFIELD: RB/LB Josh Taylor, QB Milan Love, DE/TE Mark Patterson, LB Jordan Carter.
NOTEWORTHY: Kinder won the Class 2A state title last season and has Louisiana’s longest current winning streak at 23 games . ... Kinder faces a District 7-2A foe for the second straight week . ... Springfield seeks its second semifinal berth in the last three years . ... Taylor has over 1,800 rushing yards and 18 TDs and has set a school record for most rushing yards in a season. ... Johnson ran for 103 yards and two TDs last week.
Livonia at Rayville
Class 3A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at Rayville High
RECORDS: No. 1 Livonia 11-0; No. 9 Rayville 9-3
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Mansfield 27-0; Rayville beat South Beauregard 44-26
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Malcolm Dedrick, QB Cee Jay Powell, WR Stephen Guidry, OT James Tpdd, SS Bryce Jones; RAYVILLE: QB Kahmod Taylor, WR Jamarion Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Livonia plays on the road for the first time in the 2014 playoffs . ... LHS lost to Union Parish in last year’s 3A title game . ... Dedrick has more than 1,400 rushing yards, while Powell is a 1,000-yard passer in his first season as the Livonia starter . ... Taylor is considered to be one of the most underrated players in the Monroe area.
Madison Prep vs. Southern Lab
Division IV select semifinal
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: No. 9 Madison Prep 8-4; No. 5 Southern Lab 7-5
LAST WEEK: Madison Prep beat Vermilion Catholic 28-14; Southern Lab beat Ascension Episcopal 44-19
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MADISON PREP: RB Tejuan Spurlock, TE/DL Malcolm Roach, DB Brian Savoie, LB Braylen Bolden; SOUTHERN LAB: WR/DB Joseph McWilliams, LB/FB Javahn Ferguson, WR Curlan Wiliams, RB Darbbeon Profit.
NOTEWORTHY: Southern Lab beat Madison Prep 63-6 in Week 7 in a District 6-1A game . ... MPA has won four straight, including two wins over higher seeds in the playoffs to advance . ... MPA coach Michael Roach had two stints as head coach at Southern Lab . ... Profit ran for 285 yards last week to lead Southern Lab . ... Madison Prep forced six turnovers in its upset win over 2013 Division IV champion Vermilion Catholic last week.
Northeast at East Feliciana
Class 2A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School
RECORDS: No. 5 Northeast 9-2; No. 4 East Feliciana 9-3
LAST WEEK: Northeast beat Pickering 24-15; East Feliciana beat Oakdale 50-19
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHEAST: QB Marqueon Minor, WR/DB Darryl Adams, DT Leroy Roddy, LB Cornelius Jackson; EAST FELICIANA: QB Kavon Moore, TE/DL TyQuincy Kilbourne, RB Treylan Dunn, WR Kamaron Irvin.
NOTEWORTHY: A rematch of teams that tied for the District 6-2A title . ... Northeast beat EFHS 16-14 in Week 9 and is enjoying its best season in recent years, while EFHS was a 3A semifinalist in 2012 . ... Dunn scored three TDs last week for an EFHS team that scored 28 second-quarter points. ... Northeast got a boost from the return of Adams, who caught a 42-yard pass and had an interception after missing eight games with an injury.
Notre Dame at University
Division II select semifinal
7 p.m. at University High
RECORDS: No. 4 Notre Dame 9-2; No. 1 University 11-0
LAST WEEK: Notre Dame beat E.D. White 41-7; University beat St. Louis Catholic 61-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NOTRE DAME: RB Damon Comeaux, QB Brad Stoma, RB Lance Bertrand, DL Connor Koch; UNIVERSITY: RB Nick Brossette, QB Manny Miles, LB/RB Dylan Moses, WR/DB Tre’ Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: First meeting between two 3A/Division II powers . ... Brossette has rushed for 1,393 yards and 21 TDs, while Miles has 1,586 passing yards and 22 TDs. ... Stoma has 1,234 passing yards and 15 TDs for Notre Dame, while Comeaux is the Pioneers’ top rusher with 928 yards and 16 TDs . ... NDHS coach Lewis Cook enters the game with 307 career wins and ranks seventh on Louisiana’s all-time list, just three behind the late Racer Holstead of Tallulah/Tallulah Academy, the grandfather of UHS coach Chad Mahaffey.
at Parkview Baptist
Division II select semifinal
7 p.m. at PBS
RECORDS: No. 3 St. Charles 9-2; No. 7 Parkview Baptist 9-2
LAST WEEK: St. Charles beat De La Salle 24-0; Parkview beat St. Michael 49-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. CHARLES: RB Justin Loupe, RB Erron Lewis; PARKVIEW: RB Houston Robert, RB Kayin White, FS Trent Kavanugh, OL/DL Trent Harrington, LB Gabriel Pedigo.
NOTEWORTHY: The teams last met in 2011, a game that St. Charles won en route to the Class 3A state title. .. .PBS won the 2012 3A state title and also was a Division II select semifinalist last season . ... QB Reggie Hayes leads Parkview with 971 rushing yards and 17 TDs to go with 574 passing yards and 7 TDs . ... PBS is averaging 351 yards compared to 109 for its opponents . ... Loupe led St. Charles in rushing last week.
Scotlandville at Zachary
Class 5A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: No. 22 Scotlandville 9-3; No. 3 Zachary 11-1
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Thibodaux 27-15; Zachary beat Denham Springs 35-10
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: DL DeAndre Williams, RB Joshua Williams, LB Derossic Allen, WR Kaleb Harmon, QB Levi Lewis; ZACHARY: OL Caleb Wilks, OL Trevor Jackson, OL C.J. Bell, OL Dominic Holden, OL Kelton Hollins.
NOTEWORTHY: Rematch of District 4-5A teams . ... Zachary beat Scotlandville 41-7 at SHS in Week 4 . ... The Broncos are hosting a 4A quarterfinal game for the second straight season . ... Scotlandville reached the quarterfinals as a Division I select school last season. ... QBs Lindsey Scott Jr. of Zachary and Lewis of Scotlandville are two of the area’s top young quarterbacks . ... Zachary has won 11 straight games since losing to top-seeded Byrd in its season opener.
South Terrebonne at Plaquemine
Class 4A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium
RECORDS: No. 9 South Terrebonne 10-1; No. 1 Plaquemine 11-1
LAST WEEK: South Terrebonne beat Franklin Parish 24-15; Plaquemine beat Lutcher 43-29
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTH TERREBONNE: RB Cristian Wallis, QB Tyeson Verdin, DL Gage Ross, Randall Norman; PLAQUEMINE: QB D’Morea Wicks, OL/DL Kenny Dotson, TE/LB Joe Keller, ATH Austin Mitchell, LB/QB Louis Conerly.
NOTEWORTHY: Plaquemine is in the quarterfinals for the second straight season, while South Terrebonne is enjoying one of its best seasons in the last decade . ... RB Preston Russ and Wicks are closing in on 1,000 yards rushing this season . ... Keller has 33 catches for 541 yards for the Green Devils . ... It is Plaquemine’s first quarterfinal game at home in more than 20 years. ... South Terrebonne and its coach, Richard Curlin, won the Class 4A state title in 1991.
Union Parish at West Feliciana
Class 3A quarterfinal
7 p.m. WFHS-St. Francisville
RECORDS: No. 4 Union Parish 11-1; No. 5 West Feliciana 10-2
LAST WEEK: Union Parish beat Kaplan 29-14; West Feliciana beat Donaldsonville 50-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNION: RB Shamar Turner, QB Chase Spatafora, RB Desmond Turner, RB Jacob Fossier; WEST FELICIANA: QB Ryan Reed, WR/DB Jazz Ferguson, LB Hunter Smith, .
NOTEWORTHY: Union Parish, known as Farmerville High until 2013, beat Livonia to win the 3A state title last season with Desmond Turner scoring the winning TD in OT . ... Shamar Turner has 964 rushing yards and 12 TDs for the Farmers . ... Spatafora, the son of UPHS coach Joe Spatafora has 1,055 passing and 16 TDs in his first season . ... WFHS’ Ferguson is an LSU commitment, while Reed is set to play baseball at Northwestern State.
White Castle at Mangham
Class 1A quarterfinal
7 p.m. at Mangham High
RECORDS: No. 8 White Castle 8-3; No. 1 Mangham 12-0
LAST WEEK: White Castle beat Elton 64-36; Mangham beat Montgomery 54-20
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: RB Dontrell Taylor, RB/LB Daniel Edwards, FB/LB Harold Zachary; MANGHAM: QB Ridge Heisler, RB Jackarie Nichols, Abdullah Rhone.
NOTEWORTHY: Top-seeded Mangham was the 1A runner-up to Haynesville last season and is averaging 45 points a game in its offense called the Dragon Wing that fuses three offenses, including portions of the Spin Series used by Catholic’s Dale Weiner . ... White Castle’s Taylor has over 1,600 rushing yards on the season . ... White Castle beat another Monroe area team, Ouachita Christian, to win the 1A title in 2010.