Central at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Central 3-2; Walker 5-0
LAST WEEK: Central beat McKinley 28-19; Walker beat Assumption 38-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: QB Gabe Brown, RB Xavier LewisWR Trenton Guay; WALKER: DL Noah Cox, DL Mac Patterson, WR Terrell Warner, RB Jalen Hills.
NOTEWORTHY: An intriguing District 4-5A opener. ... Walker can clinch its first winning season since joining Class 5A in 2003. ... Walker’s Terry Bozeman ranks second in the state in passing with 1,332 yards and 21 TDs, while Central’s Brown has 680 passing yards.
Dutchtown at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: Dutchtown 3-2; Broadmoor 0-5
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown lost to Zachary 44-34; Broadmoor lost to Live Oak 49-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: RB Chuck Davis, TE Chris Falgoust, DL Dalton Bigner, DB Devin Mitchell; BROADMOOR: OL/DL Jamil Abdul-Aziz, QB Devante Parker, RB/LB Henry Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: A District 5-5A opener for two new district rivals. ... It is the first 5A game for Broadmoor, previously a 4-5A team. ... QB Jared Sparks has passed for 950 yards and 8 TDs.
East Ascension vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: East Ascension 2-3; Catholic 3-2
LAST WEEK: East Ascension beat St. Charles Catholic 17-14; Catholic beat Teurlings Catholic 28-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: OL Gus Gutierrez, DL Devon Sherman, P/K Kade Karnan; CATHOLIC: LB Brandon Fairbanks, QB Ian Brian, RB James Berrigan.
NOTEWORTHY: Another key 5-5A opener for Catholic, which has won three straight and an EAHS team that snapped a two-game losing streak last week. ... Catholic’s Brian has 1,028 yards of total offense, including 876 passing yards. ... Kyran Irvin has 1,002 total yards and has rushed for 562 yards and 5 TDs.
Livonia vs. Tara
7 p.m. at Woodlawn High
RECORDS: Livonia 4-1; Tara 0-5
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Amite 38-26; Tara lost to Pine Prairie 28-6
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: RB Patrick Queen, OT James Todd, LB Tolliver Tripeaux, DB Christion Edwards; TARA: DB Desment Green, DB Miles George, WR Dequarius Haynes.
NOTEWORTHY: Tara coach Cooter Mansur was an assistant on Livonia coach Guy Mistretta’s Redemptorist staff in 2005 when the Wolves won the 3A state title. ... A District 6-4A opener. ... Livonia QB Cee Jay Powell 868 rushing yards and 10 TDs.
McKinley at St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: McKinley 2-3; St. Amant 5-0
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to Central 28-19; St. Amant beat South Terrebonne 48-21
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MCKINLEY: WR/RB Lil John Lewis, DT Keithon Henderson, OL Juwon Smart; ST. AMANT: QB Hayden Mallory, RB Nathan Taylor, FS Patrick Wolfe, DT Elliot Turner.
NOTEWORTHY: Mallory passed for 293 yards last week and ranks third in the state with 1,292 yards through five games. ... McKinley WR RaeQuan Powell ranks among the state receiving leads with 438 yards. ... MHS has lost two straight District 4-5A opponents.
St. Michael at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at PHS’ Canova Stadium
RECORDS: St. Michael the Archangel 1-4; Plaquemine 2-3
LAST WEEK: St. Michael lost to Denham Springs 49-14; Plaquemine beat South Lafourche 44-14
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: LB Mitchell Roe, WR/P Dwain Varisco, WR/DB C.J. McGarner; PLAQUEMINE: ATH Wayne Toussant, OL/DL Abraham Delfin, LB Brian Jordan.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael looks to snap a four-game losing streak in this District 6-4A opener. ... PHS beat St. Michael 28-17 a year ago and went on to the 6-4A crown. ... QB Treylun Sibley (525 passing yards) of St. Michael and ATH Wayne Toussant has scored 11 TDs, including 5 receiving TDs, 4 rushing TDs and 2 return TDs.
Scotandville at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS’ Bronco Stadium
RECORDS: Scotlandville 5-0; Zachary 4-1
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville beat Ouachita Parish 39-20; Zachary beat Dutchtown 44-34
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: QB Levi Lewis, LB/S Reggie Cleveland, DL DeAndre Wiliams, RB Trenton Charles; ZACHARY: WR Doug Coleman, OL Terrell Turner, LB Keenan Tate, DL Michael James.
NOTEWORTHY: Huge District 4-5A opener that also is a rematch of a 2014 quarterfinal playoff game won by Zachary 41-26. ... QBs Lindsey Scott Jr. of Zachary (1,846 yards total offense) and Levi Lewis (1,487 total yards) are two of the area’s most dynamic players.
Woodlawn at Belaire
7 p.m. at Belaire High
RECORDS: Woodlawn 2-3; Belaire 4-1
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn beat West St. John 28-21; Belaire beat Independence 38-11
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: WR/RB Taj Sullivan, RB Javin Myers, QB Jamari Nelson; BELAIRE: RB Da’Quan Hicks, WR Claude Coleman, DB Twonne Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: Notable 6-4A opener for two teams looking to prove themselves. ... Woodlawn dropped to 4A after a 5A stint and is led by Nelson with 867 passing yards. ... Hicks ranks third among area 4A-3A rushing leaders with 679 yards and 11 TDs.