Archbishop Hannan at White Castle
7 p.m. at White Castle
RECORDS: Hannan 6-3; White Castle 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Hannan lost to Christian Life, 26-6; White Castle beat Ascension Catholic, 44-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANNAN: QB Bruce DiMartino, RB Michael Foreba, DB Thomas Harrison, DB Collin Becnel, DE Kyle Sewald; WHITE CASTLE: OL/DL Gregory Jordan, OL/DL Curtis Jones, LB Marcellis Coleman, RB/LB Dontrell Taylor, RB/LB Daryl Young, R/LB Tyrie Lang, WR/DB Robert Franklin.
NOTEWORTHY:DiMartino took over at quarterback at midseason for injured starter Korey Zeigler. ... Harrison leads Hannan with three interceptions. ... Hannan finished nondistrict play 4-0 but won only two of its five games versus 7-1A opponents. ... All four of White Castle’s 9-1A wins came by 30 points or more. The Bulldogs suffered their only district loss at the hands of West St. John. ... White Castle won the state championship in 2010 as a No. 15 seed.
Ascension Catholic at Westminster
7 p.m. at Westminster Christian in Opelousas
RECORDS: Ascension Catholic 7-3; Westminster 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic lost to White Castle, 44-14; Westminster beat Opelousas Catholic, 62-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: QB D.J. Latino, RB Jacquel Wade, OL/DE Delmond Landry, OG Mason Matrine, RB Wade Bailey, C Luke Albarado, DB Gilbert Allen; WESTMINSTER: QB Luke Judice, WR Jalen Williams, WB Donyell Young, FB/S Wesley Bellard, DL Cole Bentley, DE Chase Malbrue, LB Hayden Marze.
NOTEWORTHY: Ascension Catholic’s Sam Mattingly could return at middle linebacker this week. Mattingly has missed the past four games because of an injury. ... Westminster has won five straight since losing to eventual 6-1A champion Pointe Coupee Central in the second week of district play. ... Westminster advanced to the quarterfinals in last year’s playoffs. Ascension Catholic lost to Ouachita Christian in the first round after making the playoffs as a No. 32 seed last season.
Booker T. Washington at Episcopal
7 p.m. at Episcopal
RECORDS: Booker T. Washington 5-5; Episcopal 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Booker T. Washington lost to North Webster, 39-38; Episcopal beat Dunham, 17-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: RB Lamarvis Jones, RB DeTrevon Moore, DB Carl Morgan, QB Marquis Musco, WR Arthur Jones, OL Treveion Brooks; EPISCOPAL: RB/DB Brannon Bienasz, G/LB Turner Graham, TE John Hardy, RB/DB James Davis, K Austin Couvillion.
NOTEWORTHY:BTW finished fourth in 1-2A behind Evangel, Calvary and North Webster, all teams seeded 17th or better in the state playoffs. ... Episcopal’s only district loss came against No. 3 seed University. Couvillion connected with 47 seconds left last week to secure second place in the league. .... The Knights are hosting a first-round playoff game for the third straight season.
Capitol at Evangel
7 p.m. at Evangel
RECORDS: Capitol 3-7; Evangel 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Capitol lost to Northeast, 22-8; Evangel beat Mansfield, 49-19.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: RB Jamar Robertson, WR Rosarius McGee, FB Joshua Claverie, QB Anthony Thomas; EVANGEL: QB Dakota Duron, RB Jarin Nash, WR Trent Taylor, WR Jared Cornelius.
NOTEWORTHY: This one matches teams that staged an epic semifinal in Shreveport in 2009. Evangel won that one in overtime to reach the state title game. ... Duron ranks third in the state with 2,705 passing yards. Also, Cornelius ranks third in the state among receivers with 1,139 receiving yards. ... Claude Coleman took over the Capitol football program on an interim basis midseason. The Lions join U-High, Episcopal, Dunham and Northeast as 7-2A teams to make the playoffs. ... Evangel won a 49-41 shootout against Calvary Baptist en route to a 5-0 finish in 1-2A.
Catholic-Pointe Coupee at Southern Lab
7 p.m. at Doug Williams Stadium at Lousiana Leadership Institute
RECORDS: Catholic-PC 6-4; Southern Lab 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Catholic-PC beat False River, 36-7; Southern Lab lost to Kentwood, 51-25.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC-PC: QB Jonas Guichet WR Andrew Jarreau, RB Cole Frye; SOUTHERN LAB: QB Deonte Shorts, WR Marquise Ricard, WR Curtlan Williams, CB Ray Fields, DE Deion Rainey, C TreVonce Thomas.
NOTEWORTHY:Southern Lab, ranked ninth in the 1A poll, entered Week 10 with a chance to win the outright 7-1A title before losing to Kentwood. The Kittens finished second in the district race behind the Kangaroos. ... A victory by Catholic-Pointe Coupee could earn the Hornets a rematch with parish rival Pointe Coupee Central, which hosts Montgomery in the first round.
Christian Life at Haynesville
7 p.m. at Haynesville
RECORDS: Christian Life 5-5; Haynesville 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Christian Life beat Hannan, 26-6; Haynesville did not play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHRISTIAN LIFE: K Dameion Lee, LB Langston Adams, RB/CB Malik Harrison, C Trey Fisher, RB Caleb Domingue, RB/LB Tremel Johnson, OL/DL Tyler Houston, QB Jacob Williams; HAYNESVILLE: QB Jerrell Jackson, RB CaVonte Critton, WR DelAndre Kingsby.
NOTEWORTHY:Christian Life makes the trip to Haynesville for the second straight season. The Crusaders lost a 31-29 thriller at Haynesville in the second round of the playoffs last year. ... Williams, a sophomore, took over behind center when Fisher moved from quarterback to center two games ago. ... Haynesville’s only losses came against 4A Peabody and 5A Natchitoches Central. The Golden Tornado, ranked fourth in the 1A state poll, went 3-0 to win 1-1A. ... Haynesville has won 15 state championship in 21 title-game appearances.
Dunham at Winnfield
7 p.m. at Winnfield
RECORDS: Dunham 5-5; Winnfield 9-1.
LAST WEEK: Dunham lost to Episcopal, 17-14; Winnfield beat Many, 49-27.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: LB Chase Day, G/DT Kirk Wilson, G/LB Andrew Mann, CB Abraham Wallace, NG Foster deGeneres; WINNFIELD: QB Tolbert Triplett, RB Travis Dorsey, FB Deanthony Jackson, DE Michael Patterson, DB Jarvis Jackson.
NOTEWORTHY: Winnfield lost to John Curtis in last year’s 2A title game. It was Winnfield’s first appearance in a state final since 1982. ... Winnfield’s only loss came against North DeSoto in nondistrict play. WHS is 19-1 in the regular season the last two years. ... Patterson, listed by Rivals as the state’s No. 16 prospect, is an LSU commitment. ... Dunham had a chance to grab a share of second place in 7-2A before losing to Episcopal and falling back into a tie for third. ... Dunham last won a playoff game in 2006, when they were in 1A. They lost to John Curtis in the first round last year as a No. 32 seed.
East Feliciana at Caldwell
7 p.m. at Caldwell Parish High-Columbia
RECORDS: East Feliciana 5-3; Caldwell 8-2.
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana beat West Feliciana, 33-7; Caldwell beat Jena, 40-22.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: WR/LB Trent Anio, TE/DE Kendell Beckwith, LB Colbrey Franklin, OL/DL DeQuan Franklin, QB Thocorrence Hawkins, WR/DB Danny Johnson, RB/DE Kameron McKnight RB/DE; CALDWELL: QB Jacob Barton, RB/WR Blake Duplissey, WR Darrius Gallow, WR Justin Brooks.
NOTEWORTHY: East Feliciana enters the Class 3A playoffs as a No. 22 seed, while Caldwell is seeded 11th. ... EFHS moved into the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A poll at No. 9 this week. ... Caldwell seeks its first home playoff win in 25 years. ... EFHS was a 2A semifinalist two years ago. ... Beckwith is one of Louisiana’s top recruits. ... Barton is the son of Caldwell head coach Bo Barton. ... Caldwell relies on a power running attack.
E.D. White at Brusly
7 p.m. at Brusly
RECORDS: E.D. White 6-4; Brusly 8-2.
LAST WEEK: E.D. White lost to St. Charles, 18-14; Brusly beat Port Allen, 31-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: E.D. WHITE: TE/LB Stephen LeBouef, WR/DB Colby Masse, RB/DB Kairon Brooks; BRUSLY: C Ben Crockett, DT Montel Williams, DB Quanstan Adkins, WR Traven Thibodaux.
NOTEWORTHY:This on is a rematch from Week 1 of the District 7-3A season. Brusly won the first meeting 43-7 in Thibodaux. ... Brusly looks for its first playoff win since winning at Marksville in 2004’s opening round. ... E.D. White, after reaching the semifinals in 2009 and the quarterfinals in 2010, lost at Bossier by three in the first round last year. ... Brusly quarterback Jay Christophe accounted for 278 yards in last week’s victory over Port Allen. ... EDW nearly handed St. Charles its lone district loss last week, but the Comets rallied from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to complete 7-3A unbeaten.
Erath at Parkview Baptist
7 p.m. at PBS
RECORDS: Erath 5-5; Parkview 8-0.
LAST WEEK: Erath lost to Patterson, 35-7; Parkview did not play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ERATH: QB Ty Bares, RB Coy Vlostio, OL Austin Touchet, LB Jordan Sonnier, DB Wayne Scalisi, DT Hunter Darby; PARKVIEW: RB Hezekiah Randolph, QB Brennan Bozeman, DB Manny Mukes, DB/WR Austin Suits, LB Ridge Womack, DB Tee Sparrow, OL Adam Tarver, WR/P Tom Wing.
NOTEWORTHY: PBS is the top-seeded Class 3A playoff team and was also ranked No. 1 in the final LSWA poll. ... Erath is a No. 32 seed and is coached by former Central High head coach Doug Dotson. ... Last year Dotson coached another No. 32 seed Central, to a win over No. 1 St. Paul’s. ... Randolph ran for 194 yards in PBS’ last game with West Feliciana two weeks ago. ... Randolph has 838 rushing yards with 14 TDs on the season. ... Bozeman has 717 passing yards for the Eagles. ... Dotson also faced PBS as an assistant at Redemptorist and as head coach at Plaquemine.
Jonesboro-Hodge at University
7 p.m. at Jeff Boss Field-Gill Stadium
RECORDS: Jonesboro-Hodge 4-6; U-High 9-1.
LAST WEEK: J-Hodge beat Lake Providence, 35-8; U-High beat Redemptorist, 49-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: J-HODGE: QB Jamiree Mathis, RB Elliott Blankenship, WR Jamal Owens; U-HIGH: QB Nik Kragthorpe, RB Nick Brossette, WR Zach Aguilar, WR Chris Moore, DB Jarrod Franklin, DE Matthew Berg, DB Chandler Johnson, LB Steven Sensley.
NOTEWORTHY: U-High went 5-0 in 7-2A for the second straight season and is ranked third in the 2A state poll. The Cubs lost in the quarterfinals last year. ... Sophomore running back Nick Brossette led the district with 1,295 rushing yards. ... Nik Kragthorpe is the son of LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe. ... Todd Scott is in his first season as the J-Hodge coach. The Tigers run a zone-read offense. ... In the space of three weeks, J-Hodge suffered a 82-56 loss against Avoyelles in a shootout and a 2-0 loss against Caldwell in a defensive standoff. ... J-Hodge has won five state titles, the last in 1989.
Marksville at Livonia
7 p.m. at Livonia
RECORDS: Marksville 5-5; Livonia 8-2.
LAST WEEK: Marksville beat Avoyelles, 34-26; Livonia beat Port Barre, 49-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MARKSVILLE: QB Trey McNeal, RB Devin Batiste, WR/DB Corbin Hawkins, DB Ricky Gibson; LIVONIA: LB Marius Beauvais, RB Russell Farris, OL Trevor Chauvin, WR Tyrus Georgetown, WR/DB Darius Hammond.
NOTEWORTHY: Gibson, a junior, is a returning first-team all-state selection. He has returned one interception for a touchdown. ... Marksville has only given up 482 passing in 10 games. Batiste has run for 1,069 yards and 11 touchdowns. ... Bryan Gendron is in his first year as the Marksville coach. He spent last season as an DSHS assistant.
Montgomery at Pointe Coupee Central
7 p.m. at Pointe Coupee Central
RECORDS: Montgomery 6-4; Pointe Coupee Central 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Montgomery lost to St. Frederick, 40-30; Pointe Coupee Central beat North Central, 47-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: MONTGOMERY: QB Brady Atkins, RB/DB Chris Sykes, WR/DB Ladarius Washington; POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: QB/LB Kevin Bourgeois, RB/DB D’Mickael Lucas, RB/DB David St. Cyr, WR/DB Delfontay Powell.
NOTEWORTHY: Pointe Coupee, the 6-1A champion, is hosting a playoff game for the first time in the school’s 23 years. The Cougars reached the playoffs for the first time last year, losing to Block on the road in the first round. ... Montgomery finished third in 4-1A behind Block and St. Mary with a mark of 2-2 in league play. Despite losing the non-district game to St. Frederick last week, the Tigers are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Northeast at Springfield
7 p.m. at Springfield
RECORDS: Northeast 4-5; Springfield 8-1.
LAST WEEK: Northeast beat Capitol, 22-8; Springfield beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 28-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHEAST: QB Darryl Adams, RB David Chatman, OT Joe Comeaux, DT Leroy Roddy, DB Lachristopher Smith, DE Gee Diaz; SPRINGFIELD: QB Shaquille Smith, FB/LB Tanner Wild, RB/LB Kimanae Claiborne, RB/LB Thomas Armstrong, QB/WR/S Joseph Kemp.
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield finished 5-0 in 8-2A for its first outright district championship since 2006. The Bulldogs suffered their only regular-season loss at the hands of 5A Live Oak. ... Northeast returns to the postseason after finishing tied for third in 7-2A with a 2-3 mark. ... Neither team played Week 1 after having games wiped out by Hurricane Isaac.
Port Allen at McMain
7 p.m. Saturday at Pan American Stadium in New Orleans
RECORDS: Port Allen 6-3; McMain 7-2.
LAST WEEK: Port Allen lost to Brusly, 31-8; McMain beat Lusher, 56-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: QB/LB Darian Claiborne, RB Jestin Kelly, DE Earl Bridgewater, DT Marcus Keys; MCMAIN: QB Omari Jones, WR Michael Andrade, DT Hector Mendez.
NOTEWORTHY:Both teams reached the 3A quarterfinals last year. ... The Pelicans took a 20-12 victory over McMain on Sept. 21 at Port Allen. Kelly ran for 103 yards on 24 carries. ... McMain finished the regular season with six straight wins, including a 4-0 run in 10-3A action. ... Port Allen split its final six regular-season games after beating McMain to reach 3-0. ... Neither team played Week 1 after Hurricane Isaac wiped out scheduled season openers.
at North DeSoto
7 p.m. at North DeSoto High-Stonewall
RECORDS: West Feliciana 7-3; North DeSoto 7-3.
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana lost to East Feliciana, 7-3; North DeSoto lost to Bossier, 28-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: QB Dennis Bell, DB/WR Deldriric Harris, RB Dedrick Cobb, DT Trey Eames; NORTH DESOTO: RB Aurren Cooksey, RB Enone Thompson, RB Assuntay Cleaver, LB Dustin Brossette, LB Damien Boone, DB LaDarius Rasberry.
NOTEWORTHY: Both teams ended the regular season with a loss. ... North DeSoto is seeded No. 9, while West Feliciana is a No. 24 seed. ... Bell has more than 900 yards passing for a WFHS option attack that mixes the run and pass. ... Cobb is the top rusher for the Saints. ... North DeSoto has a three-running back system led by Cooksey with 1,360 yards and 15 TDs. ... The Griffins’ Thomas (864 yards, 9 TDs) and Cleaver (526 yards, 6 TDs) also have significant yardage. ... Brossette has 136 tackles and 8 sacks to lead the NDHS defense.
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