Baker vs. Tara
7 p.m. at Glen Oaks.
LAST WEEK: Baker lost to Central 21-0; Tara lost to Northeast 8-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: OL/DL Deon Addison, DB Deontry Hunt, LB/WR Delonta Miler; TARA: LB Kendrick Burton, RB Leonard Williams, QB Jaylen Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Baker notched a 12-9 win over the Trojans last season. ... Williams tossed a 71-yard TD pass last week for THS. ...Baker struggled to gain yards in its jamboree.
Broadmoor at Northeast
7 p.m. at Northeast High.
LAST WEEK: Broadmoor beat Glen Oaks 22-0; Northeast beat Tara 8-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BROADMOOR: QB Earl Butler, RB Brodrick Delihue, C/LB Greg Ramirez, WR/DB Elijah Pryor; NORTHEAST: RB KJ Robinson, OT Tilon Williams, LB Dominick Yates, DE Jonathan Chatman.
NOTEWORTHY: Broadmoor won 36-12 last season. ...Delihue ran for a TD and Butler tossed a TD pass to Pryor last week for the Bucs.. ...Robinson ran for 41 yards and scored Northeast’s lone TD a week ago.
Byrd at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium.
LAST WEEK: Byrd did not play; Zachary beat West Feliciana 38-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BYRD: RB Dominic Haggerty, QB Tyler Howard, LB Krishaun Cash; ZACHARY: QB Lindsey Scott, RB Terry Sullivan, OL Kelton Hollins, DB Khari Lowe.
NOTEWORTHY: Byrd won 50-21 last year in Shreveport and went on to finish as the Division I select state runner-up. ...Weather conditions cancelled Byrd’s Jamboree last week. ...Terry Sullivan ran for 72 yards to pace Zachary in its win over West Feliciana.
Catholic at Parkview Baptist
7 p.m. at PBS.
LAST WEEK: Catholic beat St. Michael 30-7; Parkview beat Dunham 16-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: DB Cade Melancon, WR Landon Flowers, RB Derrius Guice, K Jack Gonsoulin; PARKVIEW: RB Houston Robert, LB Nelson Smith, FB Aaron Leonard, OL Justin Karidoll.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic snapped a two-game losing streak to PBS with a 28-6 win last season. ... Catholic defensive coordinator Anthony Camp is a former Parkview player. ...Catholic’s Guice (LSU) and PBS’ Robert (Rice) are already committed to colleges.
East Ascension at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium.
LAST WEEK: EAHS lost to St. Amant 21-14; Plaquemine beat White Castle 14-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: RB Josh Walker, LB Donavan Julien; PLAQUEMINE: ATH Louis Conerly III, DT Quintell Anderson, CB Todd Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: East Ascension won 38-34 last season. ...Walker had a 23-yard TD run for EAHS last week. ... Reston Russ ran for 120 and scored one TD for Plaquemine in its jamboree victory over White Castle.
Warren Easton at St. Amant
7 p.m. The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
LAST WEEK: Easton beat ; St. Amant beat East Ascension 21-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EASTON: WR Tyron Johnson, QB Deshawn Capers-Smith; ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Dixon, WR Marquise Hampton.
NOTEWORTHY: Easton edged the Gators 31-29 last season. ... Easton’s Capers-Smith is a Texas A&M commitment and Johnson is considered to be the state’s top senior by many. ... Hampton caught the game-winning TD for SAHS with 12 seconds left last week.
Glen Oaks at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire.
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks lost to Broadmoor 22-0; Belaire lost to Woodlawn 30-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: LB Melvin Brown, TE/DE Tyus Taylor, DT/C Jordan Jefferson; BELAIRE: OL Julian Williams, DE Alex Brown, QB Tyler Woods, WR Taurus Wilson.
NOTEWORTHY: Glen Oaks won 26-20 a year ago. ... The game is Belaire’s first at its school-site stadium. ... Woods threw for over 1,500 yards last season for the Bengals. ...BHS head coach Keith Woods was previously an assistant at Glen Oaks.
KIPP Renaissance at Central
7 p.m. at Central High stadium.
LAST WEEK: KIPP beat Sophie B. Wright 16-12; Central beat Baker 21-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: KIPP: QB Justin Hull, WR Rasha Smith; CENTRAL: S/RB Kevin Henry, WR Terrell Chatman.
NOTEWORTHY: New Orleans-based KIPP replaced Istrouma, which closed last spring, on Central’s schedule. ... KIPP took over the schedule/school site of Sarah Reed last season.. ... Gabe Brown and Ralph Moore each tossed a TD pass last week for Central.
Livonia at Live Oak
7 p.m. at Live Oak High.
LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Breaux Bridge; Live Oak lost to Fontainebleau 9-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB/LB Barricl Slaughter, LB/RB Malcolm Dedrick, WR Stephen Guidry; LIVE OAK: QB Michael Claverie, RB Will Higginbotham, DE Ben Johnson, CB Mark Rudison.
NOTEWORTHY: Live Oak claimed a 38-28 win last season and went on to advance in the 3A title game. ... LOHS was a 5A playoff team two years ago but could play Friday’s game without several injured starters.
Lutcher at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown.
LAST WEEK: Lutcher lost to to Destrehan 21-13; Dutchtown beat Walker 33-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: DL Sully Laiche, S/LB/DE Ben St. Pierre, WR Al’Dontre Davis; DUTCHTOWN: QB Brandt Fritsche, RB Kajuan Coleman, OT Hunter Austin, DB Coney Durr.
NOTEWORTHY: Dutchtown won 24-7 in 2013. ... Lutcher’s Laiche is one of the area’s top defensive linemen. ... Durr is part of a talented defensive backfield that includes safeties Alonzo Craighton and Justin Reid.
McKinley vs. Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to University 21-7; Scotlandville beat Capitol 43-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: FB Charles Vaughn, S/WR Jaylon Johnson LB Kirk Louis, DT Daniel James; SCOTLANDVILLE: RB/S Reggie Cleveland, LB Donald Freeman, WR Kaleb Harmon, OL Nick Brown.
NOTEWORTHY: Scotlandville came from behind to win 20-19 last season. ... Johnson intercepted two passes last week and also returned a kickoff 95 yards for McKinley’s lone score last week. ... Levi Lewis passed for 95 yards for Scotlandville in its jamboree win.
Walker vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at La. Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium.
LAST WEEK: Walker lost to Dutchtown 33-0; St. Michael lost to Capitol 30-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: QB Terry Bozeman, DB Ladrain Talbert, RB Kyle Nevels, DB Mason Dwyer; ST. MICHAEL RB Matthew Butler, LB/RB A.J. Fletcher, LB/RB Logan Knox, OL Jacob Loupe.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael of Class 4A won 28-21 a year ago. ...St. Michael’s Fletcher also is a top soccer player. ... Class 5A Walker has first-year starters in several key positions.
Woodlawn at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at Denham Springs High.
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat Belaire 30-0; Denham Springs beat East Feliciana 20-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: QB Charles Brooks, DL Jeremy Jackson, DB Ryan Williams; DENHAM SPRINGS: RB B.J. Armstrong, OL Taylor White, Dl Eli Cawthon, DB Dareyn Wilson.
NOTEWORTHY: DSHS coach Dru Nettles is a former Woodlawn head baseball and football coach. ... Woodlawn won 27-21 in 2013. ... Both teams sport spread offenses and new offensive coordinators, Daniel Luquet (Woodlawn) and Aaron Vice (DSHS).