Belaire vs. Tara
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Belaire 2-6, 1-4 in District 6-4A; Tara 3-6, 1-4.
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Plaquemine, 30-0; Tara lost to St. Michael, 40-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: QB Jarvis York, WR-DB Gerome Springer, OL-DL Jonathan Lathan, OL-DL Wilfred Brown, RB Philip Stephens; TARA: QB John Washington, WR Kaelon Stevenson, WR Darrel Bowie, DL Lionel Russell, Khairi Henderson, LB Moroni Pointer.
NOTEWORTHY: A chance for one team to pick up its second 6-4A victory of the year. ... Both are coming off losses last Thursday. ... QB John Washington has passed for more than 1,300 yards to pace Tara. ... York is a running and passing threat for Belaire. ... Both teams have been hampered by injuries throughout the season.
Central at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Central 5-4, 3-1 in District 4-5A; Live Oak 2-7, 0-4.
LAST WEEK: Central beat Scotlandville, 28-25, in OT; Live Oak lost to Zachary. 49-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: HB John Davis, QB Brett Courville, QB-WR Jake Myer, OL Hunter Edgens, LB Zach Hetrick, DT Tim Colomb, DE Joey Jarreau, FS Logan Metcalfe; LIVE OAK: QB Cole Leblanc.
NOTEWORTHY: Central won its second straight overtime game last week and can wrap up a share of the 4-5A title with a win. ... A win would give the Wildcats a string of four straight district titles. ... LOHS has lost five straight since beating 2A Springfield in a nondistrict game. ... Central coach Doug Dotson and LOHS coach David Dykes were previously assistants on the same Central staff for current Central Athletic Director Sid Edwards.
Dutchtown vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Dutchtown 9-0, 4-0 in District 5-5A; Catholic 3-6, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown beat McKinley, 41-28; Catholic beat St. Amant, 28-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: RB-SS Landon Collins, WR-DB Shelby Christy, Mason Nickens, DL Aaron Davis, OL Brian Hernandez, PK Tyler Sarrazan, DB Jacolby Bureau; CATHOLIC: QB Nick Coomes, LB Khalil Thomas, DE William Gauthier, LB Austin Dedon, PK Guy Hymel.
NOTEWORTHY: Dutchtown is ranked second in Class 5A and can win the 5-5A title outright with a win. ... A win by Catholic would give the Bears a share of the title and a berth in the playoffs. ... Catholic coach Dale Weiner has 271 career wins, ranking ninth on Louisiana’s all-time wins list. ... Thomas leads Catholic with 742 rushing yards. ... Collins averages 13.1 yards per carry and has 1,086 yards and 19 TDs for DHS.
at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: East Ascension 6-3, 2-2 in District 5-5A; St. Amant 5-4, 1-3.
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat Woodlawn, 28-25; St. Amant lost to Catholic, 28-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: QB Adam Miller, OL-DL John Karr, LB Brelen Aikens, SS Ruben Stephens, OL Darren Simoneaux, LB-P Tyler Villavaso; ST. AMANT: QB Tyler Guillory, FB Cameron Morris, OL Kendell Williams, DL Tyson Delapasse, DB Jordan Hampton, DB Wendell Williams, DB Brandon Brown.
NOTEWORTHY: One of the area’s best-known rivalries is renewed. ... EAHS needs a win to enhance its playoff chances. ... St. Amant leads the series 16-15 and won 45-17 last season. ... EAHS has won the previous two games. ... Jamarcus Jarvis has 783 rushing yards and 10 TDs for EAHS, while Adam Miller adds 1,131 passing yards and 14 TDs. ... Trey Washington leads a balanced St. Amant attack with 617 rushing yards and 14 TDs, while Guillory has 789 passing yards.
Lutcher at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at Plaquemine’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Lutcher 8-1, 5-0 in District 6-4A; Plaquemine 6-3, 5-0.
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine beat Belaire, 30-0; Lutcher beat Assumption 28-9.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: LB Blake Roussel, S Jordan Batiste, DE Jacob Keller, QB Ruston Matherne, RB Daniel Taylor, WR-P Sully Martin, OL Dane George; PLAQUEMINE: LB Patrick Howard, DL Davon Godchaux, DL DeQuincy Buggs, WR-P Joe Jordan, OL Dylan Lowe, RB Myron Jack.
NOTEWORTHY: Winner will claim the 6-4A title and loser will be the runner-up. ... Lutcher has won eight straight since losing to 5A Dutchtown in its season opener. ... Plaquemine has won five straight. ... Taylor ran for more than 200 yards last week and leads area 4A rushers with 1,440 yards and 16 TDs. ... PHS’ Julius Maracalin has 892 yards on 103 carries, while Hakeem Deggs adds 759 yards.
McKinley at Woodlawn
7 p.m. at Woodlawn High
RECORDS: McKinley 4-5, 1-3 in District 5-5A; Woodlawn 4-5, 1-3.
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to Dutchtown, 41-28; Woodlawn lost to East Ascension, 28-25.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: OT-OG Garrick Mayweather, OT William Thigpen, CB Thomas Daniels, OL Chazz Wilson; WOODLAWN: RB Emmanuel Stewart, WR Jamaal Lofton, OL Mason Corder, LB Dennis Jones, DL Ryan Briggs, DT Reginald Reynolds.
NOTEWORTHY: Game will feature some of the area’s most prolific offensive performers. ... WHS’ Kendall Barnes has 2,093 passing yards, while receiver Lofton has 1,062 receiving yards. ... McKinley’s Lenard Tillery has 732 rushing yards and has had two 200-yard games in 5-5A play despite missing several games because of injuries. ... Both teams received a forfeit win this week when Northside-Lafayette was ordered to forfeit five wins because of an ineligible player.
St. Michael at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: St. Michael 7-2, 3-2 in District 6-4A; Broadmoor 5-4, 3-2.
LAST WEEK: St. Michael beat Tara, 40-6; Broadmoor beat Istrouma, 36-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: OL Donnie Berg, SS Scott Welch, SS Josh Stickling, CB Colin Hughes, OL Corey Holmes, OL-DL Chase Krause, OL Josh Ambeau, OL Dustin Miller; BROADMOOR: QB Joshua Rogers, RB Devontae Thomas, WR-RB Reginald Williams, DE-TE-FB-P David Collins, OL Michael Vick.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael snapped a two- game losing streak last week and can help insure itself of a home playoff game with a win. ... Broadmoor can improve its playoff status with a win. ... Both teams have already clinched playoff berths. ... St. Michael assistant David Neubauer played for coach Rusty Price at Broadmoor in the late 1990s. ... Brandon Fields passed for 130 yards in his first start at QB for St. Michael last week. ... Collins has become a multi-purpose weapon for Broadmoor.
Walker at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Walker 3-6, 1-3 in District 5-5A; Scotlandville 7-2, 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Walker lost to Denham Springs, 28-6; Scotlandville lost to Central, 28-25, in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: RB-QB-DB Carlton Perkins, OL Dylan Hirtzer, DL Hayden Erwin, DB Kody Driver, DB Peyton Lejeune, LB Kyron Scott; SCOTLANDVILLE: SS Dondre Dobbins, DL Tanzel Smart, WR Cevon Cage, OL Jeremy Wade.
NOTEWORTHY: Walker’s Perkins is the state’s rushing leader with 1,752 yards and 24 TDs. ... Scotlandville’s Kimani Smith ranks among the state’s passing leaders with 1,885 yards and 22 TDs. ... It is the second game Scotlandville has played at its school this year, after playing two games at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium.
at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at Denham Springs High
RECORDS: Zachary 7-2, 3-1 in District 4-5A; Denham Springs 6-3, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat Live Oak, 49-0; Denham Springs beat Walker, 28-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: DL Taylor Mayeaux, LB Larry Cage, DB Jordan Welch, OL Chris Taylor, WR Dillon Beard, QB Mason Pace; DENHAM SPRINGS: OL Austin Loup, RB Justin Martin, RB Anthony Bracy, OL-DL Tevin Lawson, DB Reggie Williams, DB Andrew Ayres.
NOTEWORTHY: Winner wraps up a share of the District 4-5A title. ... Zachary’s Pace (1,866 yards, 17 TDs) and DSHS’ Kyle Cedotal (1,466 yards, 16 TDs) rank among the area’s passing leaders. ... Teams were the preseason favorites in 4-5A. ... Since 1959, DSHS holds a 15-6 lead in the series. ... Zachary won, 35-14, last season. ... Because the schools were in different classifications, they did not play each other between 1999 to 2008.
Amite at Albany
7 p.m. at Albany High
RECORDS: Amite 7-1, 4-0 in District 8-3A; Albany 5-4, 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Amite beat Loranger, 27-0; Albany beat Bogalusa, 50-44.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: AMITE: QB-DB Reginald Porter, MLB Juwan Rogers, FS Christian Cotton, RB Jermaine Jones, WR Josh Gibson; ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, RB Jordan Fitzgerald, LB Branson Nicolosi, DE Alex Mcswain.
NOTEWORTHY: Amite is ranked third in Class 3A and has clinched at least a share of the 8-3A title. ... Porter has thrown for 1,336 yards and rushed for 932. ... Sansovich has passed for 1,319 yards and 18 touchdowns. ... Albany has allowed 40 points or more in five straight games.
at Christian Life
7 p.m. at Christian Life Academy
RECORDS: Archbishop Hannan, 6-3, 1-3 in District 7-1A; Christian Life 6-3, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Hannan beat Mount Hermon, 40-0; Christian Life lost to Kentwood, 32-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANNAN: QB Corey Ziegler, DE Phillip Krantz, DB Bruce DeMartino; LB Zach Casseulli, QB Korey Ziegler, WR Jason Brooks; CHRISTIAN LIFE: WR Frank Bartley, RB Jerrell Richardson, OL-DL Braxton Morgan.
NOTEWORTHY: Christian Life looks to improve its playoff status with a win in this 7-1A finale. ... Bartley leads Christian Life with 737 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. ... Christian Life surrendered two turnovers and 19 points in the fourth quarter against Kentwood. ... Hannan snapped a three-game losing streak against Mount Hernon.
Brusly at Port Allen
7 p.m. at PAHS’ Otwell Stadium
RECORDS: Brusly 5-4, 2-2 in District 7-3A; Port Allen 8-1, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Brusly lost to Donaldsonville, 32-26; Port Allen beat E.D. White Catholic, 29-28.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: DB Taylor Prejean, LB Cullen Prejean, TE Travin Thibodeaux; PORT ALLEN: DT Earl Bridgewater, LB Terrell Lockett,, S Anthony Coleman, RB Ricky Merritt, OL Marcus Keys, K Ricky Decuir.
NOTEWORTHY: District 7-3A finale and a rival game for the two West Baton Rouge Parish high schools. ... Brusly has won three of its past four games. ... Quarterback Jay Christophe leads Brusly with 723 rushing yards and 744 passing yards. ... PHS quarterback Darian Claiborne has thrown for 896 yards, rushed for 939 and scored 26 total touchdowns.
Capitol at Northeast
7 p.m. at Northeast High-Pride
RECORDS: Capitol 0-9, 0-4 in District 7-2A; Northeast 0-9, 0-4.
LAST WEEK: Capitol lost to Episcopal 38-0; Northeast lost to University, 46-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: CB-WR Darius Stampley, QB-WR-KR Joseph McWilliams, C-DT Michael Bady, LB-WR Cedric Whitfield; NORTHEAST: QB Ronnie Davis, WR Aaron Magee, LB Terrance Turner, LB Taijah Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: District 7-2A and season finale for two teams that had to forfeit victories during the season. ... Capitol forfeited its lone win over Southern Lab because of an ineligible player, while Northeast forfeited wins over Belaire and Varnado. ... McWilliams, a 14-year-old freshman, threw for 54 yards and intercepted a pass on defense against Episcopal.
Catholic-PC at False River
7 p.m. at False River Academy
RECORDS: Catholic-Pointe Coupee 2-7, 2-4 in District 6-1A; False River 4-5, 2-4.
LAST WEEK: Catholic-PC lost to Pointe Coupee Central, 38-22; False River beat North Central, 41-26.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC-PC: OL-DL Dylan Ramagos, RB Forest Cazayoux, FS Jacob Juge, RB Cole Frey; FALSE RIVER: RB- LB Ashton Brooks, QB Brody Creppel, RB-FS William Pearce, FB-DT Brock Rockforte, DE Marc Bennett.
NOTEWORTHY: Rival game for District 6-1A teams located in New Roads. ... Brooks leads False River with 1,203 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. ... Cazayoux has rushed for 713 yards and eight touchdowns.
Dunham at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal
RECORDS: Dunham 4-5, 2-2 in District 7-2A; Episcopal 8-1, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: The Dunham School lost to Redemptorist, 43-26; Episcopal beat Capitol, 38-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: FB-LB Daniel Megison, TE-DE Justin Caballero, SS-WR Sean Blume, OG-DT Beau Price; EPISCOPAL: OL Kent Knaus, RB Garrett Simpson, DE Gaines Hanks, LB Nick Russell, DL Nick Moore, DB Josh Posner.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal is ranked fifth in 2A by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. ... Running back Mike Henry led Episcopal with 143 rushing yards and four touchdowns against Capitol. ... Dunham receivers Austin Miller and Grayson Domingue each average more than 20 yards per reception.
at West Feliciana
7 p.m. at WFHS-Bains
RECORDS: East Feliciana 4-4, 2-1 in District 6-3A; West Feliciana 5-4, 1-2.
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana beat Glen Oaks, 20-12; West Feliciana lost to Parkview Baptist, 56-26.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: QB Kendell Beckwith, LB-TE Wando Stampley, WR Kevin Woods, WR-DE Marquel Ross, OL-DL Dequan Franklin, DB Ellis Eubanks; WEST FELICIANA: WR Greg Freeman, RB-LB Preston Cobb, RB-LB Javon Emery, OL Brandon Brooks, DL Miquel McCray.
NOTEWORTHY: EFHS can wrap up second place in 6-3A with a win. ... Beckwith has passed for 980 yards for EFHS and also has 513 rushing yards. ... Freeman has more than 400 yards receiving for WFHS and caught three passes for 90 yards last week ... EFHS needs a win to have a chance to make the playoffs. ... WFHS appears to have a playoff spot wrapped up. ... First district meeting for the two schools since Clinton and Jackson were merged to form East Feliciana before the 2010 season.
at West St. John
7 p.m. at WSJHS-Edgard
RECORDS: East Iberville 6-3, 1-3 in District 9-1A; West St. John 7-2. 4-0.
LAST WEEK: East Iberville lost to Ascension Catholic, 41-8; West St. John beat St. John, 36-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: QB-WR Richard Johnson, RB-LB Nicholas Brooks, DL-OL Adrian Cummings; WEST ST. JOHN: RB Kylum Favorite, WR-DB-KR Jairus Moll, DE-FB Ronnie Feist, DT Steven Brignac, DT Eric Bell.
NOTEWORTHY: West St. John has already clinched a share of the 9-1A title and is ranked seventh by the LSWA. ... East Iberville has lost three of its past four after a 5-0 start. ... West St. John has won four district games by an average margin of 33 points.
Glen Oaks at Baker
7 p.m. at Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium
RECORDS: Glen Oaks 3-5, 1-2 in District 6-3A; Baker 2-7, 0-3.
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks lost to East Feliciana, 20-12; Baker beat Sojourner Truth Academy, 64-26.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: WR Godfrey Wheeler, RB Johnta Hebert, OL Trey Tolliver, LB Oscar Paul, DB Kalvin Lee, DL Herbert Kennedy; BAKER: RB Germal Labostrie, WR Andrew Cummings,.
NOTEWORTHY: Both teams look to end their season on a winning note. ... Baker scored 34 second-half points in its win last week. .... Labostrie had three TD runs for the Buffaloes. ... Andrew Cummings also caught a 60-yard TD pass for a Baker squad that rolled up 434 total yards. ... Glen Oaks looks to snap a two-game losing streak. ... Godfrey Wheeler caught a TD pass from Christian Walker and Paul scored a rushing TD last week for GOHS.
Livonia at Port Barre
7 p.m. at PBHS
RECORDS: Livonia 8-1, 3-1 in District 5-3A; Port Barre 4-5, 2-2.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Church Point, 28-6; Port Barre beat Northwest, 40-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Mark Lewis, QB Mason Torres, OL Xavier Joseph, LB Marious Beavais, DL Justin Riley, DB Deante Bridgewater, P Dylan Ainsworth; PORT BARRE: RB John Sylvester, FB Brennon Romar, OL-DL Gerard Levier.
NOTEWORTHY: A win would assure LHS of at least second place in 5-3A. ... A Livonia win and a Eunice loss would create a three-way tie for the title between Livonia, Eunice and Church Point. ... Lewis leads Livonia and area 3A rushers with 1,386 yards and 24 TDs. ... PBHS will be the first I-formation team the Wildcats have played this year.
at Pointe Coupee Central
7 p.m. at PCC-Labarre
RECORDS: North Central 1-8, 0-6 in District 6-1A; Pointe Coupee Central 4-4, 4-2.
LAST WEEK: North Central lost to False River Academy, 41-26; Pointe Coupee Central beat Catholic-PC, 38-22.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTH CENTRAL: n/a; POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: QB Kevin Bourgeois, WR/DE D’Aaron Bennett, MLB/DL Drea Cobb.
NOTEWORTHY: Pointe Coupee Central can wrap up the first winning season in school history and a playoff berth. ... PCC finished with 376 passing yards against Catholic-PC. ... North Central has allowed more than 40 points in its past two losses.
7 p.m. at Gill Stadium-Boss Field
RECORDS: Redemptorist 4-5, 3-1 in District 7-2A; University 9-0, 4-0.
LAST WEEK: Redemptorist beat Dunham, 43-26; University beat Northeast, 46-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: REDEMPTORIST: QB Josh Courtney, WR/DB Donald Gage, RB Jestin Kelly, WR/DB Ray Fields; UNIVERSITY: OL John Trusty, OL Peyton Cabaniss, WR Manny Miles, QB Kyle Crifasi, LB Hunter Bankston, DB Jarrod Franklin, DE Hayes Stewart .
NOTEWORTHY: Redemptorist has won four of its past six games and could force a tie for the 7-2A title with a win. ... UHS is ranked third among 2A teams. ... A win gives UHS its first undefeated regular season since 1988. ... UHS running back Nick Brossette has rushed for 1,024 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. ... RHS quarterback Josh Courtney has passed for 1,683 yards and 12 touchdowns.
St. Thomas Aquinas
7 p.m. at Springfield High
RECORDS: St. Thomas Aquinas 4-5, 3-1 in District 8-2A; Springfield 5-4, 3-1.
LAST WEEK: St. Thomas Aquinas lost to Pope John Paul II, 44-26; Springfield beat Northlake Christian, 42-38.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: LB Nicholas Gibson, DE Wade Smith, DT Laird Regan, OT Austen Powell, RB Garrett Taylor, QB Daryl Moore, OG Lane Kropog; SPRINGFIELD: RB Gharmaine Ashton, QB Shaquille Smith, DL John Quave, LB Thomas Armstrong, LB Tanner Wild.
NOTEWORTHY: Key game in 8-2A as teams battle for playoff positioning. ... Springfield has averaged 40 points in its past three games. ... St. Thomas Aquinas surrendered 200 first-half passing yards against Pope John Paul II.
Southern Lab at Kentwood
7 p.m. at Kentwood High
RECORDS: Southern Lab 7-2, 3-1 in District 7-1A; Kentwood 7-2, 4-0.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Varnado, 35-18; Kentwood beat Christian Life, 32-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: RB-OLB-CB Maurice Aucoin, LB Jarrot Thomas, OL-DL Corey White, OL-DL Derek McKee, OL-DL Chris Bowman; KENTWOOD: QB Harlan Miller, OL-DL Jack Nichols, RB Tracy Davis, ILB Rodney Williams, OLB Jordan Taylor.
NOTEWORTHY: With a win, Southern Lab could force a tie for the 7-1A title. ... Miller led Kentwood with 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Christian Life. ... In six wins the Southern Lab defense held five opponents to single digits.
vs. Ascension Catholic
7 p.m. at Floyd Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: White Castle 3-6, 2-2 in District 9-1A; Ascension Catholic 4-5, 2-2.
LAST WEEK: White Castle beat Ascension Christian, 47-0; Ascension Catholic beat East Iberville, 41-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WHITE CASTLE: RB-DB Tyree Bracken, WR-DB Terrance Taylor, QB-DB Isaac O’Bear; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: RB-CB Jaquel Wade, WR-ILB Alex Olivier, DE Ryan Rodrigue, QB Collin Rowland, RB Thomas Gros.
NOTEWORTHY: Both teams seek a 9-1A win as they try to secure a playoff berth. ... Bracken, a Southern Mississippi commitment, has rushed for 1,222 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. ... Ascension Catholic has outscored its past two opponents 69-14. ... WCHS’ Bracken leads area 1A rushers with 1,375 yards, while ACHS’ Rowland has 1,295 passing yards.
at Simpson Academy
7 p.m. at Simpson Academy in Mendenhall, Miss.
RECORDS: Silliman 5-5; Simpson Academy 10-0.
LAST WEEK: Silliman lost to Centreville Academy, 35-12; Simpson beat Lamar, 28-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SILLIMAN: FB-WR Cobb Kelly, OL Caleb Carter, FB-LB Austin Gayle, QB Colt Ducote, WR J.Q. Austin; SIMPSON: RB Cade Eiland, RB Garrett Taylor, QB Brandon Johnson, OL-DL Caleb Mullins.
NOTEWORTHY: Silliman makes the MAIS playoffs for the first time in two years as a wild-card team. ... The Wildcats are a playoff wild-card in Class 2A. ... Eiland has rushed for 1,805 yards to lead a ground-oriented Simpson attack.