Broadmoor vs. Belaire
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Broadmoor 2-1; Belaire 0-3.
LAST WEEK: Broadmoor beat Live Oak, 26-12; Belaire lost to Scotlandville, 61-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BROADMOOR: QB Ryan Sibley, QB Joshua Rogers, DB Henry Myers; BELAIRE: QB Jarvis York, WR-DB Gerome Springer, WR-DB Joshua Coleman, OL-DL Wilfred Brown, OL-DL Darius Bickham.
NOTEWORTHY: One of three District 6-4A openers Friday. … Broadmoor has won two straight, while Belaire seeks its first on-the- field win since the 2009 season. … Broadmoor QBs Sibley and Rogers combined for more than 300 yards of offense last week, including 201 passing yards. … Belaire managed minus-2 yards rushing last week.
Central vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Central 1-2; Catholic 0-3.
LAST WEEK: Central lost to Woodlawn, 41-27; Catholic lost to Denham Springs, 21-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: RB Zack Evans, RB Lamonte Juneau, QB Brett Courville, WR Gary Triplet, WR Devon Gales, DL Zach Hetrick, LB Antonio Ragusa, DL John Milton, SS Logan Metcalfe; CATHOLIC: RB Khalil Thomas, OL Raphael Mozie, LB John Morgan Morain, DE William Gauthier.
NOTEWORTHY: The two teams were district rivals a year ago and now meet in a nondistrict game. … Catholic is 0-3 for the first time since 1986 . … Thomas leads the Bears with 410 rushing yards and 3 TDs, including 240 yards rushing last week. … Central’s Triplet has 308 all-purpose yards this season, while Courville has passed for 276 yards. … The game will be televised on Cox4 and radio will be provided by 1550-AM and 104.5 FM.
Glen Oaks at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: Glen Oaks 1-2; St. Amant 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Glen Oaks beat Capitol, 30-0; St. Amant beat Lafayette, 41-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: GLEN OAKS: RB Johnta Hebert, LB Oscar Pael, LB Gabe Havies, DT Trey Tolliver, DT Hebert Kennedy; ST. AMANT: RB Trey Washington, SS Desmond Price, CB Jordan Hampton, RB Tylor Gonzales, K Trey Belleu.
NOTEWORTHY: Rare meeting for 3A GOHS and the 5A Gators. … St. Amant has won two straight, including a come-from-behind win last week. … Hebert and QB Christian Walker were the leaders for the Glen Oaks in its win over Capitol. … St. Amant’s Washington has 214 rushing yards and is averaging 7.5 yards per carry with 7 TDs. … QB Tyler Guillory adds 153 rushing yards for the Gators.
Istrouma vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at La. Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Istrouma 0-3; St. Michael 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Istrouma lost to Southern Lab, 21-6; St. Michael beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 35-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ISTROUMA: SS Javoris Washington, DE Thomas Singleton, RB Alexander Thomas, WR Jason Brumfield; ST. MICHAEL: OL Donnie Berg, OL Ryan Brown, DL Matt Hartmann, DL Matthew Lofton, FS Peyton Drago, K-LB Ashton Fletcher.
NOTEWORTHY: District 6-4A opener for both teams. … A win would make St. Michael 4-0 for the first time in school history. The Warriors lead the series, 3-1. … St. Michael’s Dash Duncan ranks among state leaders with 736 passing yards and 11 TDs. … The Warriors’ Sonny Adams has 331 receiving yards and 7 TDs. … Broderick Belihue scored the lone TD for Istrouma, the Indians’ first of the season last week. … St. Michael defensive coordinator Paul Varnado is a 1986 Istrouma graduate. … St. Michael is 2-0 in games played at Doug Williams Stadium.
Live Oak at Springfield
7 p.m. at Springfield High
RECORDS: Live Oak 1-2; Springfield 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Live Oak lost to Broadmoor, 26-12; Springfield lost to De La Salle, 24-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVE OAK: QB Cole Leblanc, WR Beau Forest, OT Clay Landry, LB Brandt Wheeler, DE Mark Davis, CB Ricky Fuller; SPRINGFIELD: RB Gharmaine Ashton, WB-LB Shaquille Smith, LB John Quave, DB Kimanea Claiborne, OL Wade Wheat.
NOTEWORTHY: Livingston Parish rivals collide in a nondistrict game. … Class 2A Springfield fell behind 24-0 a week ago, before mounting a second-half rally. … Ashton lead the Bulldogs with 134 rushing yards on 20 carries with one TD. … Cole Leblanc ran for one TD and threw for another last week for Class 5A LOHS. … Both teams run a version of the popular spread offense. … The game broadcast will be streamed over the Internet at bayousportsnetwork.com.
at East Ascension
7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium-Gonzales Primary School
RECORDS: Mandeville 3-0; East Ascension 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Mandeville beat Jewel Sumner, 34-0; East Ascension beat Walker, 37-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MANDEVILLE: QB Matt Bergeron, DB Timmy Broussard, WR Xavier Marcus; EAST ASCENSION: RB Jamarcus Jarvis, RB Sione Palelei, LB Ja’Lon Watts, WR Chad Hill, LB Richard Darville, DL Dex Templet, OL John Karr.
NOTEWORTHY: EAHS coach Paul Bourgeois is on the sidelines, but is recovering from an auto accident after last week’s game. … Jarvis ran for 177 yards and 3 TDs to help power the Spartans last week. … The last time EAHS was 3-0 was 2001 and went on to finish 10-2, losing in the regional round of the playoffs. … Palelei is averaging 15.3 yards per carry for EAHS and has 290 rushing yards to date.
7 p.m. at AHS-Napoleonville
RECORDS: Plaquemine 1-2; Assumption 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Assumption beat Thibodaux, 43-26; Plaquemine lost to Vandebilt Catholic, 17-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: RB Hakeem Deggs, DL Jared Hooks, LB Jaquale Smith, RB Julius Marcelain, OL Chaston Barber; ASSUMPTION: RB Chris Johnson, QB Hunter Gauthreaux, WR Jaylon Knockum.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game for both teams. … Assumption is ranked fifth among Class 5A teams. … Plaquemine is the lone 6-4A team not in league play this week. … Jordan averages 41.6 yards per punt for PHS. … Gauthreaux has 479 passing yards for the year, including 267 yards week. … Knockum had 130 receiving yards a week ago for AHS. … Deggs leads Plaquemine with 295 rushing yards and 4 TDs.
Riverdale at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Riverdale 1-2; Walker 0-3.
LAST WEEK: Riverdale beat Pope John Paul II, 28-21; Walker lost to East Ascension, 37-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RIVERDALE: QB Jason Liebert, RB Kievon Jackson; WALKER: QB-RB Carlton Perkins, RB-WR Shaun Lowe, DB Colby Leger, DL Taylor Bowden.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game for Walker of 4-5A. … The Wildcats’ Perkins leads area 5A rushers and ranks among the state leaders with 464 yards and 6 TDs and will play more than one position in the backfield. Perkins ran for 133 yards last week. … First-year Walker coach Dwayne Severio seeks his first win. … Riverdale’s Liebert has passed for 346 yards and 3 TDs this season.
Scotlandville at Northeast
7 p.m. at Northeast-Pride
RECORDS: Scotlandville 3-0; Northeast 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Belaire, 61-0; Northeast lost to Tara, 29-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Dontrell Hilliard, OL Josiah Freeman, S Dondre Dobbins, DE Tanzel Smart; NORTHEAST: WR-DB Jalen Snowden, OL-DL Javone James, QB Ronnie Davis..
NOTEWORTHY: Class 2A Northeast plays up three classes by hosting 5A Scotlandville. … Scotlandville is the fourth upper classification opponent for NHS. … Scotlandville coach Ken Hilton was assistant to Masterson at Tara High. … Hilton’s wife, Tanya, is a 1994 Northeast graduate. … Hilliard leads Scotlandville with 161 rushing yards, while Smith has 415 passing yards.
Tara at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: Tara 1-2; Lutcher 2-1.
LAST WEEK: Tara beat Northeast, 29-8; Lutcher beat Hahnville, 34-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: TARA: DB Damon Coleman, DB Vilche Davis, LB Clemmette Harrell, RB Tyrick Nelson, WR-RB Aaron Wright, WR Kaelon Stevenson; LUTCHER: OL Wayne Hymel, WR-P Sully Martin, QB Jared Poche, Ruston Matherne, LB Chase Calderera DE Derez Joseph, S Jordan Batiste, RB Londres Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Tara becomes the first Baton Rouge team to travel to play traditional power Lutcher as District 6-4A play begins. … Lutcher’s Daniel Taylor leads area 4A rushers with 485 yards and 4 TDs. … QB John Washington has 470 passing yards and 3 TDs to help lead Tara. … Nelson rushed for 138 yards last week for Tara, while Washington had 155 passing yards and Stevenson added 3 catches for 99 yards.
West St. John at McKinley
7 p.m. at McKinley High
RECORDS: West St. John 2-1; McKinley 2-1.
LAST WEEK: West St. John lost to Bonnabel, 34-7; McKinley lost to Northside, 26-2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST ST. JOHN: DE-LB Ronnie Feist, WR-DB-KR Jairus Moll, LB Dontre Turner, RB Jeremy Jackson, C Koy Rainey; MCKINLEY: DE Reggie Ware, DB Brandon Surtain, DB Trey Colar, C Chaz Wilson.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict game is a reunion of sorts for WSJ coach Robert Valdez, a former Southern University football player who served as McKinley’s coach in 2007. … Current MHS coach Robert Signater Sr. succeeded Valdez, when he moved to Class 1A WSJ. … WSJ’s Feist is an LSU commitment who has missed a couple of games with a back injury, but has been cleared to play this week.
Woodlawn at Northside
7 p.m. at Northside-Lafayette
RECORDS: Woodlawn 2-1; Northside 1-2.
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat Central, 41-27; Northside beat McKinley, 26-2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: WR Jamaal Lofton, OG Brett Gross, C Jimmy Converse, DE Ryan Briggs, DB Davante Davis, DB Daven Woodard; NORTHSIDE: QB Traven Lamelle, QB Jasper Turner, RB Carneski Andrus, WR Monkurvis Irvin.
NOTEWORTHY: Woodlawn, of Class 5A, travels to Lafayette for the second time in four weeks for a nondistrict game with 4A Northside, which plays a Baton Rouge foe for the second straight week. … Lofton scored 4 TDs last week for Woodlawn and had 149 receiving yards and returned a kick for a TD, while Barnes had another 200-yard passing game. … Andrus ran for 113 yards to help pace Northside last week.
Zachary at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown High
RECORDS: Zachary 3-0; Dutchtown 3-0.
LAST WEEK: Zachary beat East Feliciana, 36-32; Dutchtown beat Sulphur, 45-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: DL Jeremiah Douglas, LB Larry Cage, DB Forrest Town, OL Spencer Garrison, WR Tyler Walker, RB-P LaDarrius Vessell; DUTCHTOWN: RB Antoine Magras, WR Shelby Christy, TE Alec Osbourne, DL Aaron Davis, DL David Elias, DB Tevin Reed, LB Landon Joshua.
NOTEWORTHY: Nondistrict meeting for the preseason favorites in Baton Rouge’s two local 5A leagues. … Zachary, of 4-5A, is led by quarterback Mason Pace, who passed for 317 yards last week and has 736 passing yards for the year. … Dutchtown, of 5-5A, got 248 passing yards from first-year starter Mason Nickens last week. … Christy had 179 yards receiving and 3 TDs for the Griffins. … Landon Collins is averaging 16.5 yards for per carry for DHS. … The game broadcast will be streamed over the Internet at www.zacharyschools.org.
vs. Archbishop Rummel
2 p.m. at Joe Yenni Stadium-Metairie
RECORDS: Denham Springs 3-0; Archbishop Rummel 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Denham Springs beat Catholic, 21-14; Rummel beat St. Augustine, 41-22.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DENHAM SPRINGS: RB Kaleb Blanchard, QB Kyle Cedotal, WR-DB Brian Garrett, OL Austin Loup, DB Justin Turner, DB Reggie Williams, DB Tyran Allen; RUMMEL: RB J.J. Brown, WR Cyril Grayson.
NOTEWORTHY: A rare Saturday game outside the Baton Rouge area for DSHS of 4-5A. … Brown has 173 yards rushing to pace Rummel, while Grayson has 4 catches for 154 yards. … DSHS’ Blanchard has 168 rushing yards in two games since returning from a shoulder injury. … Cedotal has 413 passing yards, while WR Dron Singleton has 8 catches for 212 yards and 3 TDs for the Yellow Jackets. Radio will be provided by WSKR-AM, 1210.