Pointe Coupee Central
at Opelousas Catholic
7 p.m. at Gardner Stadium-Opelousas
RECORDS: Pointe Coupee Central 2-2, 2-0 in District 6-1A; Opelousas Catholic 4-1, 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Pointe Coupee Central beat Westminster Christian, 37-35; Opelousas Catholic beat North Central, 56-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: QB/LB Kevin Bourgeois, WR/CB Delfontay Powell, WR/RB/CB David St. Cyr, QB/CB/RB Antonio Johnson, LB/WR DeMichael Lucas, DL/OL Myjorris Johnson; OPELOUSAS CATHOLIC: RB T.J. Venable, QB Evan Wagley, TE Brett Mills, LB Alex Costa, LB Caleb Vidrine.
NOTEWORTHY: Bourgeois passed for 364 yards and four TDs to lead PCC to an upset win over then No. 8-ranked Westminster last week. ... Powell had 136 receiving yards. ... PCC handed Westminster its first loss in district play in four seasons. ... Myjorris Johnson anchors the PCC defense. ... OCHS coach Jeff Jordan coached locally at Central Private and St. Amant. ... Jordan’s son, Josh, was a quarterback at Denham Springs and St. Amant and now plays tight end for McNeese.
Pope John Paul II
7 p.m. at Springfield High
RECORDS: Pope John Paul 2-2; Springfield 3-1.
LAST WEEK: Pope John Paul lost to De La Salle, 20-15; Springfield beat Grace King, 49-16.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: POPE JOHN PAUL:QB/LB/TE Sean Bruhn, DE/OT Decatuer Durel, FB/LB Greg Cavalier, WR Mark Morany; SPRINGFIELD: RB Gharmaine Ashton, QB/SS/WR/KR Shaquille Smith, RB Kimanae Claiborne, LB Thomas Armstrong, LB Tanner Wild.
NOTEWORTHY: District 8-2A opener for both. ... PJP was ranked in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A poll earlier in the season. ... Claiborne scored four TDs last week to pace Springfield. ... Ashton is on pace for a second straight 1,000-yard rushing season for the Livingston Parish-based Bulldogs. Pope John Paul II coach Mark Jeanmard is a former Redemptorist assistant and a RHS graduate.
Sacred Heart at False River
7 p.m. at False River Academy-New Roads
RECORDS: Sacred Heart-Ville Platte 3-2, 2-0 in District 6-1A; False River 1-3, 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Sacred Heart beat Catholic-PC, 33-14; False River lost to St. Edmund, 40-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SACRED HEART: RB Drew David, QB Nick Firman, OL/DE Adrian Hollier, CB/WR/KR Ellis Parrot; FALSE RIVER: RB Brock Rockfort, RB William Pearce, P Ryan Bossier.
NOTEWORTHY: Sacred Heart looks to remain in first place in 6-1A and FRA seeks its first league win. ... Teams are playing on Thursday because SHVP plays its games on Thursday the week squirrel season opens for hunters. ... David is averaging 110 rushing yards per game. ... Firman is averaging 120 passing yards per game, while Parrot is a threat as a return specialist. ... Rockforte leads FRA with 353 rushing yards and three TDs in four games. ... SHVP coach Doug Guillory previously coached at Opelousas Catholic and Pine Prairie.
vs. Ascension Catholic
7 p.m. at Donaldsonville’s Boutte Stadium
RECORDS: St. John 0-4; Ascension Catholic 4-1.
LAST WEEK: St. John lost to Kentwood, 31-7; Ascension Catholic beat Central Catholic-Morgan City, 42-40.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JOHN: QB Hunter Schnelbelen. DB Brandon Noel; ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB DJ Latino, RB Wade Bailey, WR Cleveland Fefie, OL Alex Sotile, DL Delmond Landry, LB Sam Mattingly, LB Patrick Butler, DB Jacquil Wade.
NOTEWORTHY: A District 9-1A opener for both teams. ... Bailey ran for 206 yards and five TDs in last week’s win for ACHS. ... Ascension Catholic has not beaten St. John since taking to a 25-21 win over in 2003. ... St. John won 53-6 last season. ... The game will be broadcast on KKAY 1590-AM. ... Bailey ran for 206 yards and five TDs last week for ACHS. .. Jacob Caballero leads St. John with 192 rushing yards on 31 carries. ... Schnebelen has 167 passing yards for the Eagles. ... ACHS assistant coach Kirk Delatte will be among those honored when members of the Bulldogs’ 1992 state championship team are recognized.
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