Belaire at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Belaire 1-6, 0-4 in 4-5A; Live Oak 2-5, 0-4
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Walker 42-12; Live Oak lost to Scotlandville 33-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: SS Kelvis Jack, RB Keston Johnson, RB Derek Moore; LIVE OAK: RB Khalil Smith, LB Gabe Kimble, DB Eli Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: LOHS looks to snap a five-game losing streak and is led by Kee Hawkins with 509 yards rushing. … Belaire has lost six in a row.
Central at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS
RECORDS: Central 4-3, 2-1; Zachary 6-2, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Central beat Brusly 34-7; Zachary beat Denham Springs 49-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: C Max Bryant, DT Javonte Whiten, DB Chandler Richard; ZACHARY: WR Jadarian Davis, OT Caleb Johnson, LB Maverick McClure.
NOTEWORTHY: QB Keilon Brown leads Zachary with 948 yards passing and 514 yards rushing. … Central has won three in a row.
Dutchtown vs. Broadmoor
7 p.m. at La. Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Dutchtown 4-3, 1-1 in 5-5A; Broadmoor 1-6, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown beat St. Amant 24-17; Broadmoor lost to East Ascension 31-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: RB Brock Beamon, WR/KR Terry Matthews, DB Van’Shon Grayson; BROADMOOR: DB Ticanda Mobley, C Noah Allen, DE Darius Taylor.
NOTEWORTHY: Broadmoor celebrates senior night at Leadership because of lighting issues at its field. … Dutchtown QB Ben Mays has 893 yards passing and 439 yards rushing.
East Ascension vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: East Ascension 6-1, 2-0 in 5-5A; Catholic 5-2, 1-1
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat Broadmoor 31-0; Catholic beat McKinley 47-28
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: RB Jimel London, QB Jason Wakefield, DE Deshon Hall; CATHOLIC: OL Tyler Hendricks, DE Elijah Reames, P Blake Davis.
NOTEWORTHY: EAHS’ London has 526 rushing yards and plays multiple positions. … Catholic’s Thomas Jackson passed for 145 yards after starter Cameron Dartez got hurt last week.
McKinley vs. St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit-St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: McKinley 4-3, 1-1 in 5-5A; St. Amant 6-1, 1-1
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to Catholic 47-28; St. Amant lost to Dutchtown 24-17
PLAYERS TO WATCH: McKINLEY: OG Jyaron Offord, C William Alvarez, OT Amarad Marsh; ST. AMANT: RB Cade Nelson, WR Grant Alexander, LB Colton King.
NOTEWORTHY: McKinley’s Zack Johnson leads area passers with 1,601 yards and 15 TDs. … Nelson ran for 132 yards last week and has 881 yards and 12 TDs for the season.
St. Michael at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium
RECORDS: St. Michael 2-5, 0-2 in 6-4A; Plaquemine 5-2, 1-1
LAST WEEK: St. Michael lost to Lutcher 41-0; Plaquemine lost to Parkview Baptist 39-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: WR Kyle Segalla, LB Kevin Heltz, DB Chase Fisher; PLAQUEMINE: DB/WR Percy Butler, QB Michael Sproles, TE Codi Willis.
NOTEWORTHY: The Green Devils’ Sproles passed for 199 yards and ran for 75 yards in Week 7. … In its two 6-4A games, both losses, St. Michael has been outscored 79-7.
Tara at Parkview Baptist
7 p.m. at PBS
RECORDS: Tara 3-4, 0-2 in 6-4A; Parkview Baptist 4-3, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Tara lost to Woodlawn 49-13; Parkview beat Plaquemine 39-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: RB Chris Avery, WR Nicholas Scott, OG Princeton Pines; PARKVIEW: RB/DB Clayton Kimball, WR/DB Sam Russell, TE Hunter Wascom.
NOTEWORTHY: Avery is the area 5A/4A rushing leader with 1,235 yards and 11 TDs. … Balanced PBS seeks its four straight win with QB Alex Aucoin (620 yards) at the controls.
Walker at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at DSHS
RECORDS: Walker 4-3, 1-2 in 4-5A; Denham Springs 5-2, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Walker beat Belaire 42-12; Denham Springs lost to Zachary 49-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: RB Triston Taylor, C Alex Brady, SS BJ Lockhart; DENHAM SPRINGS: RB Tyre Golmond, DE Kaleb Pipes, LB Brennan Leblanc.
NOTEWORTHY: Golmond is the son of former Walker star U’Drego Golmond. … Golmond (785 yards) and WHS’ Triston Taylor (583 yards) are among area rushing leaders.
Woodlawn at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Woodlawn 6-1, 2-0 in 6-4A; Lutcher 2-5, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat Tara 49-13; Lutcher beat St. Michael 41-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: QB Brian Byrd, DB/RB Xavier Lodge, LB Talbot Daniels; LUTCHER: RB Daevon Adams, DB Zane McCrary, WR Rondell Mealy.
NOTEWORTHY: Adams leads Lutcher with 636 yards rushing. ... Woodlawn’s Lodge has 371 yards rushing and has scored 11 TDs.
Class 3A and below
Ascension Catholic at White Castle
7 p.m. at WCHS
RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 6-1, 1-1 in District 6-1A; White Castle 2-5, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic lost to Southern Lab 30-8; White Castle beat St. John 50-30
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB/LB Bubba Gautreau Jr., RB/SS Jamar Barber, RB/LB Jai Williams; WHITE CASTLE: QB Javier Batiste, WR/RB/DB Demarius Stewart, WR/RB/DB Jermie Richard.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Catholic's Barber is second among area 3A and below rushers with 894 yards rushing on 86 carries for 13 touchdowns.
Baker at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal
RECORDS: Baker 3-4; Episcopal 6-1
LAST WEEK: Baker lost to Madison Prep 28-22; Episcopal beat Port Allen 55-27
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BAKER: RB Desmond Windon, WR Claude Coleman, OL/DL Dillion Cage; EPISCOPAL: DB Cam Dumas, K/P Russ St. Romain, C Griff Strain.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for 3A Baker and 2A Episcopal. ... Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois said he didn't know if Baker and Episcopal have played before. ... Episcopal has scored 40 or more points in five straight games.
Brusly at Glen Oaks
7 p.m. at GOHS
RECORDS: Brusly 2-5, 0-3 in District 6-3A; Glen Oaks 0-7, 0-4
LAST WEEK: Brusly lost to Central 34-7; Glen Oaks lost to University 48-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: DB DeAndre Brown; GLEN OAKS: LB John McQuirter, QB Barry Thomas, OL Tayari Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: Glen Oaks and Brusly seek their first win in District 6-3A. … Brown has 40 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss.
De La Salle at St. James
7 p.m. at SJHS
RECORDS: De La Salle 6-0, 3-0 in 10-3A; St. James 6-1, 3-0
LAST WEEK: De La Salle beat Lusher Charter 55-12; St. James beat Haynes Academy 54-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE LA SALLE: QB Julien Gums, RB Kendall Collins Jr.; ST. JAMES: DE Kyren Harris, DT Jason Dumas, QB Shamar Smith.
NOTEWORTHY: "Doesn't get any better than playing the No. 1-ranked team in the state," St. James coach Robert Valdez said. … Smith has passed for 545 yards since moving from WR when Demarcus Williams was injured.
Dunham at Northeast
7 p.m. at Northeast High
RECORDS: Dunham 6-1, 4-0 in 7-2A; Northeast 4-2, 1-2
LAST WEEK: Dunham beat Capitol 42-0; Northeast did not play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: DB Jordan Roberson, DL/OL Shelby Hanks, WR Nicholas Cambias; NORTHEAST: WR Jascent Scott, WR Johnny Selders, LB Corey Toliver, SS Tyriq Kelly.
NOTEWORTHY: Coming off bye week, Northeast expects to have all starters available for the first time since Week 3. … Scott (17-444 yards, seven TDs) and Dunham’s Derek Stingley (17-358, five TDs) are top 2A receivers.
Hannan at Albany
7 p.m. at AHS
RECORDS: Archbishop Hannan 7-0, 2-0 in 7-3A; Albany 6-1, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Hannan beat Thomas Jefferson 51-7; Albany beat Jewel Sumner 51-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANNAN: QB Christopher Rabensteiner, RB Brendan David; ALBANY: RB Kamryn Mayers, FB Brad Lewis, LB Casey Thompson.
NOTEWORTHY: Mayers and Lewis have combined for 2,160 yards rushing through seven games.
Lusher Charter vs. Donaldsonville
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: Lusher in 10-3A; Donaldsonville 5-2, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Lusher lost to De La Salle 55-12; Donaldsonville lost to St. Charles Catholic 35-12
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUSHER: HB Miles Stewart, QB Arnold Little; DONALDSONVILLE: QB Jaylin Williams, WR Ladarious Jackson, RB Raeland Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Donaldsonville will retire DHS alumnus and former Tulane, Texas Rangers pitcher Gerald "Jacques" Alexander's jersey at halftime.
Port Allen vs. East Feliciana
7 p.m. at East Feliciana Middle School-Clinton
RECORDS: Port Allen 2-5, 1-2 in 7-2A; East Feliciana 3-4, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Port Allen lost to Episcopal 55-27; East Feliciana beat Church Academy 34-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: QB Harold Jones, RB/DB Norisse Cummings, DL Brenton Brown; EAST FELICIANA: WR/DB Cedric Anderson, RB/LB DeAndre Patin, OL/DL Javontae Barnes, QB Caleb Anderson, OL CorDarius Wright.
NOTEWORTHY: Port Allen quarterback Harold Jones completed 11 of 20 passes for 238 yards with three interceptions versus Episcopal.
St. Thomas Aquinas at Springfield
7 p.m. at SHS
RECORDS: St. Thomas Aquinas 3-4, 2-2 in 8-2A; Springfield 2-5,0-4
LAST WEEK: St. Thomas Aquinas beat Northeast Christian 52-31; Springfield lost to St. Helena 54-7
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: QB Kade Bleakley, WR/LB Adam Hetzinger, LB Luke Dibenidetto, RB Devon Wilson; SPRINGFIELD: QB/LB Sawyer Blankenship, LB John’L Fryson.
NOTEWORTHY: "We know that this is an emotionally charged game," said STA coach Hutch Gonzalez, "so we have to keep the kids balanced and ready to play."
Sci Academy at False River Academy
7 p.m. at FRA-New Roads
RECORDS: Sci Academy 2-5; False River 2-5
LAST WEEK: Sci Academy beat Cohen College Prep 19-8; False River beat Slaughter Charter 42-16
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCI ACADEMY: QB/WR Darryl Montgomery, RB Walter Bell; FALSE RIVER: QB Damian Johnson, RB Trent Jordan, WR Tyler Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: After a win vs. Slaughter Charter the past week, "(we're) trying to keep this winning streak going and win our homecoming game," False River coach Darin Moore said.
Slaughter Charter at Sacred Heart
7 p.m. at SHVP-Ville Platte
RECORDS: Slaughter Community Charter 2-5, 2-2 in 5-1A; Sacred Heart 5-2, 2-2
LAST WEEK: Slaughter lost to False River 42-16; Sacred Heart beat North Central 70-22
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SLAUGHTER: WR/CB DeMarco Goss, WR/CB Qua Watson, WR/CB MacArthur Perry; SACRED HEART: RB JT Harper, QB Lesley Launey, DE Jacob Castille.
NOTEWORTHY: Harper has more than 1,000 yards rushing. ... Goss has more than 400 yards receiving.
Southern Lab at East Iberville
7 p.m. at EIHS-St. Gabriel
RECORDS: Southern Lab 3-4, 2-0 in 6-1A; East Iberville 3-4, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Ascension Catholic 30-8; East Iberville lost to Kentwood 49-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: RB Tyrion Davis, QB Quincy Mitchell, WR Reginald Johnson; EAST IBERVILLE: LB Lester Joseph, OL/DL Justin Hollins, RB Dedrick Wilson, RB Rondell Daniels.
NOTEWORTHY: East Iberville quarterback Lyndell Joseph will miss a second consecutive game with an injury, coach Ron LeJeune said. … Davis ran for 116 yards in Week 8.
University vs. Mentorship Academy
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: University 7-0, 3-0 in 6-3A; Mentorship Academy 0-7, 0-3
LAST WEEK: U-High beat Glen Oaks 48-0; Mentorship lost to West Feliciana 51-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: UNIVERSITY: LB Jacob Burke, OL Dylan Rathcke, DL Leland Jones, OL/DL Zach Gremillion; MENTORSHIP: WR/DB Dashun Hugley, RB/LB Traylin Dotson, OL Terrell Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: U-High has outscored opponents 104-12 in the past two weeks ... Cubs quarterback John Gordon McKernan has 1,096 yards passing, completing 71 of 112 for 10 touchdowns.
West Feliciana vs. Madison Prep
7 p.m. at WFHS-St. Francisville
RECORDS: West Feliciana 6-1, 3-1 in 6-3A; Madison Prep 3-3, 3-0
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat Mentorship 51-8; Madison Prep beat Baker 28-22
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: DB Chad Tillery, LB AJ Whitaker, DE Kelin Moore; MADISON PREP: B/DB Tyrese Walker, DB Braylen Bolden, DB Bentrand Carrell.
NOTEWORTHY: Derek Turner (374 yards), Davon Harris (356 yards) and Clayton Howard (275) lead WFHS’ option attack. … MPA’s Walker ran for 141 yards last week. ... It is Madison Prep's home game but will be played at WFHS.