Central at Walker
7 p.m. at Walker High
RECORDS: Central 5-1, 1-0 in District 4-5A; Walker 2-4, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Central beat Zachary, 45-28; Walker lost to Live Oak, 50-30.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL: S Paul Broussard, CB Sean Parker, DL Logan Green, WR Jeremy Henderson, RB Lamontae Juneau, TE Matt Edwards; WALKER: QB Tyler Lockhart, RB/DB Carlton Perkins, WR Kenny Thomas.
NOTEWORTHY: Central’s Brett Courville ranks second among area passers with 1,230 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 435 rushing yards and six more TDs. ... Gary Triplett has 499 receiving yards for Central. Lockhart passed for more than 270 yards last week for Walker, while Perkins ran for 125 yards. ... Courville threw for 232 yards and ran for 123 yards last week to lead Central, which tallied 464 yards. ... Thomas had over 100 receiving yards for WHS ... The game will broadcast on 1550-AM.
at East Ascension
7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium-Gonzales Primary School
RECORDS: Dutchtown 4-1, 1-0 in District 5-5A; East Ascension 3-3, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Dutchtown beat St. Amant, 31-17; East Ascension beat McKinley, 35-19.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUTCHTOWN: RB Austen Brown, TE Dakota Brown, OL Blake Pacheco, OL Adam Rhodus, LB Alex Thibodeaux, LB Garrett Riverre, DL Frederick Frazier, S Yamaury Velez Saftey, K/PTyler Sarrazin K/P; EAST ASCENSION: RB Sione Palelei, QB Layne Trahan, S Garrin Dunbar, DE Domonique Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Sixth-ranked Dutchtown plays an Ascension Parish rival for the second straight week. ... Mosley had a 40-yard TD run and Reed returned an interception 41 yards for a TD last week for DHS. ... Palelei ran for 108 yards and had 74 receiving yards while scoring five TDs last week for EAHS. ... Palelei has 466 rushing yards on the season. ... Nickens has passed for 549 yards and rushed for 421 yards for DHS. ... EAHS coach Paul Bourgeois said his team needs to sustain drives to keep the Dutchtown offense off the field.
Istrouma at Plaquemine
7 p.m. at Plaquemine’s Canova Stadium
RECORDS: Istrouma 1-5, 1-2 in District 6-4A; Plaquemine 3-3, 2-0.
LAST WEEK: Istrouma lost to Lutcher, 42-0; Plaquemine beat Broadmoor, 49-31.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ISTROUMA: LB/RB Tiawan Dunomes, LB/RB Derick Leonard, QB Marquise Kaigler, ATH Javaris Washington, LB/P Ricardo Gibson; PLAQUEMINE: RB/WR/DB/KR Hakeem Deggs RB Julius Maracalin QB Rickey Aro, DE Davon Godchaux DT/TE Khalil Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: Plaquemine seeks its fourth straight victory. ... The Green Devils’ Deggs pulled off a rare double last week with 109 rushing and 103 receiving yards. He also scored three TDs. ... Maracalin ran for 173 yards and two TDs, as did Aro. ... Kaigler has been an Istrouma offensive leader, passing for 62 yards and running for 48 last week.
McKinley vs. Catholic
7 p.m. at BREC’s Olympia Stadium
RECORDS: McKinley 4-2, 0-1 in District 5-5A; Catholic 3-2, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: McKinley lost to East Ascension, 35-19; Catholic beat Woodlawn, 49-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: McKINLEY: WR/KR Brandon Butler, QB Travion Alexander, S Delwin Rodney, LB Alvin Vaughn; CATHOLIC: LB Austin Dedon, DB Matthew Moreau, PK Jack Gonsoulin, TE Christian Brown, OL Cameron Tom.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic’s Khalil Thomas ranks among area rushing leaders with 510 yards, while Nick Coomes has 537 passing yards for the Bears. ... Phil Randall leads McKinley with 212 rushing yards. ... McKinley’s Brandon Butler has 26 catches for 295 yards and two TDs. ... Catholic won last year. ... Game will be broadcast on 104.5 FM. ... MHS coach Robert Signater says his team has to win the turnover battle in order to be successful.
St. Michael at Lutcher
7 p.m. at Lutcher High
RECORDS: St. Michael 5-1, 2-0 in District 6-4A; Lutcher 5-0, 3-0.
LAST WEEK: St. Michael beat Belaire, 54-8; Lutcher beat Istrouma, 42-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. MICHAEL: RB/DB C.J. Okpalobi, OL Blake Hartmann, QB Brandon Fields, LB Brandon Davenport, DE Alex Ruch, LB Josh Stewart, LB A.J. Fletcher, CB Colin Hughes; LUTCHER: QB Ruston Matherne, Deamphany Davis, WR/P Sully Martin, LB Blake Roussel, S Christophe Garon, DE Sully Laiche.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Michael goes on the road to face third-ranked Lutcher in a pivotal 6-4A game. ... Matherne has passed for 961 yards for Lutcher, while Fields has 718 passing yards for St. Michael. ... Roussel averages 10 tackles a game for Lutcher. ... St. Michael trailed 16-7 at halftime last year before Lutcher pulled away for a 45-7 win. ... Okpalobi ran for more than 100 yards last week for St. Michael.
Woodlawn vs. St. Amant
7 p.m. at The Pit, St. Amant Middle School
RECORDS: Woodlawn 0-6, 0-1 in District 5-5A; St. Amant 4-1, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn lost to Catholic, 49-13; St. Amant lost to Dutchtown, 31-17.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WOODLAWN: C Jimmy Converse, QB Charles Brooks, WR/KR Cameron Lazare, DE Dontray Glasper, LB Ahmad Williams, DB Deonte Early; ST. AMANT: RB Trey Washington, OL D.J. Nickens, LB Brandon Rogers, WR/KR Kirk Elisar, OL Adam Lambert.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Amant’s Washington has had two 200-yard games this season. ... Woodlawn should get a boost from the return of RB Emmanuel Stewart, who has missed several games with an ankle injury. ... Washington had 78 yards rushing and 73 yards receiving last week for St. Amant. ... Juvon Brown has 300 rushing yards to lead Woodlawn, while Brooks has 294 yards passing. ... Woodlawn coach Don Jones is off to an 0-6 start for just the second time in his career that spans more than 40 years.
Zachary at Scotlandville
7 p.m. at Scotlandville High
RECORDS: Zachary 4-2, 0-1 in District 4-5A; Scotlandville, 3-2, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Zachary lost to Central, 45-28; Scotlandville beat Denham Springs, 34-24.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ZACHARY: RB Forrest Town, WR Trey Leiva, OL Zachary Douglas, DL Payne Roshto, LB Larry Cage, DB Tyler Walker; SCOTLANDVILLE: RB Orrin Butler, DL Tanzel Smart, DE Deldrick Canty, DE Leon Alexander, OL/DL Jeremy Williams, OL Jeremy Wade, OL Lazarus Ona.
NOTEWORTHY: Zachary plays on the road for the first time this season. One of the area’s top matchups features two teams with efficient offenses. Zachary’s Trey Hills leads area 5A passers with 1,486 yards and 18 TDs. ... The Broncos’ Donald Gage has 532 receiving yards and Boston Scott leads area 5A rushers with 561 yards. ... Butler ran for 105 yards last week to pace Scotlandville’s ground game, while Darion Williams passed for a career-high 271 yards last week for the Hornets. ... Scotlandville’s Dontrell Hilliard has 541 rushing yards and ranks second to ZHS’ Scott locally. ... Game will be broadcast on 104.9 FM.
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