Belaire vs. St. Michael
7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium
RECORDS: Belaire 0-4; St. Michael 4-1.
LAST WEEK: Belaire lost to Istrouma, 32-13; St. Michael lost to Jewel Sumner, 34-17.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BELAIRE: LB Joe Morrison, WR Josh Coleman, S Christian Preston, QB Tyler Woods, WR Jordan Johnson, LB Wilfred Brown; ST. MICHAEL: OL Connor McLennan, OL Corey Holmes, LB/K AJ Fletcher, DE Alex Ruch, LB Ben Files, RB/LB Logan Knox.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael returns to District 6-4A play after losing a nondistrict game last week. ... WR Johnnie Driver had three catches for the first time in his career last week. St. Michael DB CJ McGarner recorded his first career interception last week. ... Belaire was plagued by 10 turnovers in last week’s loss to Istrouma. ... Belaire coach Keith Woods (Southern) and St. Michael Eric Held (Nicholls State) played against each other in college. Woods was a WR and Held was a kicker. ... Woods’ son, former Scotlandville standout Korey Lindsay is on injured reserve with the Indianapolis Colts as a DB.
Catholic at Woodlawn
7 p.m. at Woodlawn High
RECORDS: Catholic 2-2; Woodlawn 0-5.
LAST WEEK: Catholic lost to Parkview Baptist, 39-34; Woodlawn lost to Breaux Bridge, 14-7, in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC: QB Nick Coomes, RB Khalil Thomas, NG Garret Broussard, LB Austin Dedon; WOODLAWN: WR/KR Cameron Lazare, RB Jude St. Julien, C Jimmy Converse, QB Charles Brooks, DE Dantra Glasper, DT Bryan Barnes.
NOTEWORTHY: A District 5-5A opener for both teams. ... Catholic’s Coomes tied a school record by throwing five TD passes last week. Coomes tied Major Applewhite’s record set in the 1990s. ... He has 517 passing yards this season. Woodlawn played without rushing leader Emmanuel Stewart and kicker Jonathan Barnes last week because of injuries. ... . ... St. Julien ran for 107 yards on 21 carries to pace Woodlawn last week. ... Thomas has 432 rushing yards and 201 receiving yards for Catholic. ... Stewart (278 yards) and St. Julien (259 yards) are Woodlawn’s top rushers.
Central at Zachary
7 p.m. at ZHS
RECORDS: Central 4-1; Zachary 4-1.
LAST WEEK: Central lost to St. Amant, 21-12; Zachary beat West Feliciana, 36-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: WR/RB Gary Triplett, QB Brett Courville, DE Ashton Stokes, DT John Milton, OL Hunter Edgens; ZACHARY: DL Jeremiah Douglas, LB Larry Cage, DB Nick Maxey, OL Ty Simpson, RB Boston Scott, WR Donald Gage.
NOTEWORTHY: A District 4-5A opener. ... Zachary has won three straight and is playing at home for the sixth straight week. ... ZHS’ Gage (Houston) and OL Chris Taylor (Tulane) are already committed to colleges and the Broncos’ Cage is climbing up several recruiting lists. ... ZHS’ Trey Hills (1,146) and Central’s Courville (998) lead all area 5A passers, while Central’s Triplett (26-432) and ZHS’ Gage (25-410) are the top 5A receivers in the area. ... Zachary coach Neil Weiner was an assistant to Central’s Sid Edwards at Redemptorist and Central.
7 p.m. at McKinley High
RECORDS: East Ascension 2-3; McKinley 4-1.
LAST WEEK: East Ascension lost to Denham Springs, 27-20; McKinley beat Scotlandville, 20-19, in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST ASCENSION: RB Sione Palelei, RB Michael Sparrow, C Mason Bateman, LB Jaylon Watts, CB Vance Grayson; MCKINLEY: RB Phil Randall, QB Travion Alexander, WR Hinney Harris, DB Delwin Rodney, DB Dud Hines.
NOTEWORTHY: Another District 5-5A opener. ... Palelei ran for 151 yards last week for EAHS, which has lost its past two games by a total of eight points. ... By contrast, McKinley has won its past two games by a total of four points. ... Randall scored on a 39-yard run for McKinley last week. ... The Panthers’ Travion Alexander ran for 38 yards and tossed a TD pass to Harris last week. ... Rodney and Hines combined on a game-saving tackle in overtime for MHS last week. ... Layne Trahan has 699 passing yards for EAHS.
Lutcher at Istrouma
7 p.m. at Istrouma High
RECORDS: Lutcher 4-0, 2-0 in District 6-4A; Istrouma 1-4, 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Lutcher beat Broadmoor, 43-6; Istrouma beat Belaire, 32-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LUTCHER: QB Ruston Matherne, WR Deamphramy Davis, WR Sully Martin, LB Blake Roussel; ISTROUMA:. QB Marquise Kaigler, RB Alex Thomas, LB Tiawan Dunomes, LB Jason Brumfield, LB Ricardo Gibson, WR Darius Robinson.
NOTEWORTHY: Lutcher, ranked fourth in the latest LSWA polls, plays in Baton Rouge for the first time this season. ... Matherne passed for 182 yards and four TDs last week for Lutcher. ... The 6-foot-5 Kaigler ran for 82 yards last week for Istrouma, which gave Justin Joseph his first career and district victory last week. ... Matherne passed for 182 yards and four TDs last week for Lutcher and now has 783 passing yards for the season. ... Thomas and Kaigler are the rushing leaders for Istrouma.
Plaquemine at Broadmoor
7 p.m. at Broadmoor High
RECORDS: Plaquemine 2-3, 1-0; Broadmoor 2-3, 1-1.
LAST WEEK: Plaquemine beat Tara, 28-0; Broadmoor lost to Lutcher, 43-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PLAQUEMINE: WR/RB/DB/KR Hakeem Deggs, RB Julius Maracalin, QB Rickey Aro, DL Jaron Hooks, DL Davon Godchaux; BROADMOOR: OL Michael Vick, RB/DB John Chester, LB David Siggers, LB Deandre Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Plaquemine has won two straight after an 0-3 start. ... Maracalin ran for 109 yards and a one TD last week to pace the Green Devils offense. ... Plaquemine limited Tara to minus-18 total yards last week. ... The Green Devils’ Deggs is a multi-purpose threat who has scored 64 points already this season. ... Quarterback Ryan Sibley ran for 53 yards last week to pace Broadmoor.
Sarah Reed vs. Tara
7 p.m. at BREC’s Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: Reed 1-3; Tara 1-3.
LAST WEEK: Reed lost to Independence, 49-6; Tara lost to Plaquemine, 28-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: REED: QB Justin Hull, RB Louis Davis; TARA: RB/LB Kaleb Kador, QB John Washington.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for both teams. ... Tara has lost three straight since beating Northeast in its season opener played in Week 2. ... Kador ran for 221 yards in the win over Northeast, but Tara has since been held to less than 40 yards by Lutcher and Plaquemine. ... Hull threw a TD pass that accounted for Reed’s only score in a 62-6 loss to East Ascension in Week 2.
St. Amant at Dutchtown
7 p.m. at Dutchtown
RECORDS: St. Amant 5-0; Dutchtown 4-1.
LAST WEEK: St. Amant beat Central, 21-12; Dutchtown beat Destrehan, 42-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. AMANT: RB Trey Washington, OL D.J. Nickens, NG Reece LeBlanc, DT Tendrick Cooper, LB Dyan Guidry; DUTCHTOWN: DT David Elias, DE Kenyan Edwards, DE Alex Medine, FS Tevin Reed, WR James Clark, WR Marquillus Holden, TE Dakota Brown, OL Rickey Mosses, QB Mason Nickens.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Parish rivals meet in a major 5-5A opener. ... Washington ran for 211 yards and two TDs last week for St. Amant. It was the second 200-yard game of the season for Washington, who also tied a school record with a 98-yard TD run. The previous mark was set by Larry Stewart in 1993 vs. John Curtis. ... In a prelude to the showdown, Dutctown defeated St. Amant, 34-31 in overtime in a spirited junior varsity game played Wednesday night. ... DHS’ Mason Nickens, an LSU-Eunice baseball commitment, has passed for 492 yards.
at Denham Springs
7 p.m. at DSHS-Denham Springs
RECORDS: Scotlandville 2-2; Denham Springs 3-2.
LAST WEEK: Scotlandville lost to McKinley, 20-19, in OT; Denham Springs beat East Ascension, 27-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SCOTLANDVILLE: RB/K Dontrell Hilliard, DL Tanzel Smart, DB Dondre Dobbins, WR Larry Clark, OL/DL Jeremy Williams, LB Martin Battiste; DENHAM SPRINGS: OL Dylan Cambre, WR Garrett Matherne, OL Kip Hernandez, DB Trevon Dickson, DL Trevelle Dickson, DL Barclay Miller.
NOTEWORTHY: : Another 4-5A opener. ... DSHS’ Kaleb Blanchard ran for 97 yards on 12 carries last week, including a 67-yard TD run. ... Scotlandville’s Hilliard ran for 128 yards and one TD last week for Scotlandville. ... SHS’ Dobbins is a Texas-San Antonio commitment, while DSHS’ Blanchard (Arkansas) and DL Tevin Lawson (LSU) also are among the area’s better known early commitments. ... DSHS leads the series 7-1 and has won four straight, including 41-13 last season.
Walker at Live Oak
7 p.m. at LOHS-Watson
RECORDS: Walker 2-3; Live Oak 2-3.
LAST WEEK: Walker beat West St. Mary, 40-10; Live Oak lost to University, 26-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WALKER: DB Kody Driver, DE Austin Smith, QB Tyler Lockhart, RB/DB Carlton Perkins, OL Greg Cotten; LIVE OAK: DE Ryan Kimball, DB Justin Webb, DB/P Gage Lockwood, QB Michael Claverie, C Lance Andre.
NOTEWORTHY: Livingston Parish rivals collide in a 4-5A opener. ... Walker has won two straight games. ... Lockhart threw for 248 yards last week for the Wildcats. ... Perkins scored four TDs last week for WHS, including a 93-yard reception from Lockhart. Perkins finished with 91 rushing yards ... Live Oak saw its three-game winning streak end last week. ... Claverie has thrown for 700 yards to help pace the Eagles, who have already exceeded their 2011 total for wins. ... Wesley Fuller has 232 receiving yards for LOHS.
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