at West St. John
7 p.m. at West St. John-Edgard
RECORDS:Ascension Catholic 5-1, 1-0 in 9-1A; West St. John 2-3, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Catholic beat St. John, 25-7; West St. John beat Ascension Christian, 58-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CATHOLIC: RB Wade Bailey, QB D.J. Latino, RB/LB Patrick Butler, RB/DB Jaquel Wade, OG/DE Alex Sotile, OG/DE Matrine Guard; WEST ST. JOHN: QB Austin Howard, RB Jeremy Jackson, OL Micah Claiborne, DB Justin Bethancourt, LB Cory Rainey, DL Eric Bell.
NOTEWORTHY: West St. John is celebrating homecoming this week. The Rams are ranked seventh in the 1A state poll. ... Bailey rushed for 107 yards last week as ACHS beat St. John for the first time since 2003.
at East Iberville
7 p.m. at East Iberville
RECORDS: Ascension Christian 0-5, 0-1 in 9-1A; East Iberville 2-3, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Ascension Christian lost to West St. John, 58-0; East Iberville lost to White Castle, 54-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ASCENSION CHRISTIAN: RB Brennan Perkins, LB Cameron Gurrola, LB Min Yoo; EAST IBERVILLE: FB Javonta Sherman, DE Adrian Cummings, WR Darryl Ingram.
NOTEWORTHY: Friday marks homecoming night for East Iberville. ... Sherman, a second-year player, has 546 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. ... The shutout last week was the third suffered by Ascension Christian this season, not including a forfeit to Bogalusa in Week 3.
Brusly at St. James
7 p.m. at St. James
RECORDS: Brusly 5-1, 1-0 in 7-3A; St. James 0-5, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Brusly beat E.D. White, 43-7; St. James lost to Port Allen, 28-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: QB Jay Christophe, RB/WR Dimario Jackson, DL Ken Hill, DB Caleb Henderson; ST. JAMES: WR/DB Shaquille Narcisse, FB/LB Seth Keller, SE/DB Rashaan Dennis, OL/DL De’Jon Winchester.
NOTEWORTHY: St. James celebrates homecoming looking to win its first game since the 2010 season. ... The Wildcats managed only 67 yards against Port Allen last week... Christophe rushed for 155 yards and two scores last week, and completed TD passes of 50, 12 and 9 yards. ... Brusly is ranked seventh in the 3A poll.
Capitol at University
7 p.m. at Jeff Boss Field-Richard Gill Stadium
RECORDS: Capitol 2-4, 1-0 in 7-2A; University: 5-1, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Capitol beat Dunham, 18-7; University beat Episcopal, 57-10.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CAPITOL: OL/LB Quantrell Stevenson, QB/LB Anthony Thomas, WR/DB Roydarius Magee, WR/DB Darius Stampley; UNIVERSITY: WR Zach Aguilar, WR/DB D’Vante Dotson, OL Andrew Stovall, QB/DE Matthew Berg, OL/DL Jake Wharton, DB Rich Gregg.
NOTEWORTHY: U-High led Episcopal 7-3 early in the first quarter last week, but scored the next 42 points to pull away. ... The Cubs remain fourth in the 1A state poll. ... Capitol’s win last week got interim coach Claude Coleman off to a 1-0 start. Coleman took over after Damieon Mills was relieved of his duties at midseason.
7 p.m. at Floyd Boutte Stadium in Donaldsonville
RECORDS: E.D. White 4-2, 0-1 in 7-3A; Donaldsonville 1-5, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: E.D. White lost to Brusly, 43-7; Donaldsonville lost to St. Charles, 50-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: E.D. WHITE LB Geoffrey Hebert, LB Stephen Lebouef, SE Colby Masse, QB Benton Arceneaux; DONALDSONVILLE: WR Stephen Sullivan, QB Leondre James, RB/WR Drew Rosemond, LB Percy Cargo.
NOTEWORTHY: James has completed 21 of 34 passes for 210 yards and one TD. Sullivan has caught 12 passes for 139 yards and one TD. ... E.D. White has lost two straight since starting 4-0. Last week’s game was the first for the Cardinals against a 3A opponent.
Episcopal at Redemptorist
7 p.m. at Majella Field
RECORDS: Episcopal 3-2, 0-1 in 7-2A; Redemptorist 0-5, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal lost to U-High, 57-10; Redemptorist lost to Northeast, 27-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: C/NG Brennan Gutierrez, OG/LB Turner Graham, WR/S Spencer Kleinpeter, OT Jacob Belding, RB/S James Davis; REDEMPTORIST: WR Russell Gage, QB Chris McDaniel, OG John Joyce, DE Luke Jackson, WR/S Juwaun Sanders.
NOTEWORTHY: Episcopal will play at Majella Field for the first time since the mid-1990s, before Redemptorist moved up in classification. ... The Knights look to bounce back after losing two in a row. ... RHS came within a TD of Northeast after going 0-4 during a tough nondistrict slate.
at Pointe Coupee Central
7 p.m. at Pointe Coupee Central
RECORDS: False River 1-4, 0-3 in 6-1A; Pointe Coupee Central 3-2, 3-0.
LAST WEEK: False River lost to Sacred Heart, 34-14; Pointe Coupee Central beat Opelousas Catholic, 36-24.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: FALSE RIVER: RB Brock Rockforte, RB William Pierce, QB Ryan Bossier, WR Kyle Blanchard, FB/TE Cody St. Romain: POINTE COUPEE CENTRAL: Kevin Bourg, DL MyJorris Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: False River will look to keep Pointe Coupee’s offense off the field with its grind-it-out running game. Rockforte and Pierce have combined for nearly 800 rushing yards. ... Bossier is averaging 38 yards on 20 punts, including a 57-yarder last week. ... Bourgeois passed for three TDs and ran for another last week.
at North Central
7 p.m. at North Central, Labeau
RECORDS: Catholic-PC 4-2, 2-1 in 6-1A; North Central 0-6, 0-3.
LAST WEEK: Catholic-PC beat St. Edmund, 27-21; North Central lost to Westminster, 48-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CATHOLIC-PC: RB/LB Connor Meche, LB Landon Lernay, DL Darius Munson, DB Garrett Magruder, WR Jaylen Pierrotti, WR/DB Cornell Green, WR/FS Jacob Juge, RB/SS Aaron Fabre; NORTH CENTRAL: QB Jacorey Lamb, RB Adrian Powell, RB Devontae Brown.
NOTEWORTHY: Last week’s game was the first for Catholic-Pointe Coupee in its new football stadium at Community Park. The Hornets fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter but battle back for the win.
Livonia at Eunice
7 p.m. at Eunice High
RECORDS: Livonia 5-1, 0-1 in District 5-3A; Eunice 6-0, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Livonia lost to Rayne, 33-26; Eunice beat Northwest, 35-34, in OT.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: LB/RB Russell Farris, OL Trevor Chauvin, LB Malcolm Dedrick, DB Darius Hammond, TE Brandon Armand.; EUNICE: QB Trenon Trosclair, RB Darious Richard, P Taylor Aguillard, WR Derek Denton.
NOTEWORTHY: One of the state’s top Class 3A games matches No. 2 Eunice against No. 8 Livonia. ... It is the second straight 5-3A game on the road against a ranked opponent for Livonia. ... The Wildcats face a ranked foe for the third straight week. ... Trosclair is the son of Eunice coach Paul Trosclair and has 553 passing yards. ... Richard has 604 rushing yards for EHS. ... LHS’ Farris ran for 137 yards in a win over Brusly two weeks ago.
Northeast at Dunham
7 p.m. at Dunham Stadium, off Siegen Lane
RECORDS: Northeast 3-2, 1-0 in 7-2A; Dunham 3-3, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Northeast beat Redemptorist, 27-20; Dunham lost to Capitol, 18-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: NORTHEAST: QB Darryl Adams, OT Christian Primus, OT Joe Comeaux, LB Marquial Self, DE DeAndre Emery; DUNHAM: WR Grayson Domingue, OT/LB Andre Guidry, OG/LB Andrew Mann, NG Foster deGeneres, CB Abraham Domingue.
NOTEWORTHY: It is homecoming night for Dunham, which plays its second home game in as many district contests. ... Adams rushed 12 times for 158 yards last week, including a 1-yard TD run. Dominick Yates added 126 yards on 22 carries and scored on a 1-yard run.
Parkview Baptist at Baker
7 p.m. at Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium
RECORDS:Parkview 5-0, 1-0 in District 6-3A; Baker 0-6, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Parkview beat East Feliciana, 53-39; Baker lost to West Feliciana, 34-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PARKVIEW: RB Hezekiah Randolph, RB Conner Hodgeson, TE Todd Hollingsworth, OL Adam Tarver, OL Austin Speice, LB Denton Kirby, LB Ridge Womack, LB Hunter Brian, CB Andre Davis; BAKER: RB/LB Rashawn Curtis, OL/DL Marcus Hill, OL/DL George Sterling. OL/DL Terrance Harris.
NOTEWORTHY: Top-ranked PBS plays its first road game in District 6-3A and goes on the road for only the second time this season. ... The Eagles rolled up 474 yards last week with Randolph tallying five TDs, along with 187 rushing yards and 249 total yards. ... Hodgeson ran for 185 yards and a TD for the Eagles. ... The two teams plan to meet at midfield for a pregame prayer, offering a contrast to a year ago when their game was marred by a second-half brawl that led to a sportsmanship hearing and player suspensions by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association
Port Allen at St. Charles
7 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic
RECORDS: Port Allen 4-1, 1-0 in 7-3A; St. Charles 4-2, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Port Allen beat St. James, 28-6; St. Charles beat Donaldsonville, 50-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: PORT ALLEN: QB/LB Darian Claiborne, RB Jestin Kelly, WR Kyle Moore, OG Blake Carr, BJ Franklin, Earl Bridgewater; ST. CHARLES: QB Jamal Batiste, DL Taylor Cochran, DE Luke Jackson, LB Dante Scarpero.
NOTEWORTHY: St. Charles, after gong 15-0 last year, has won three straight since losing to Vandebilt and Northshore to start the season. ... St. Charles won 48-0 at Port Allen last year — one of four shutouts the Comets pitched in district play. ... Austin Weber ran for 104 yards on 11 carries and scored two TDs for the Comets last week. Erron Lewis added 73 yards on nine carries and also scored two TDs. ... Kelly ran for 135 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns last week. Claiborne passed for 196 yards and rushed for 87 yards, in addition to recording an interception. ... St. Charles is ranked fifth in the 3A state polls this week.
at Mount Hermon
7 p.m. at Mount Hermon
RECORDS: Southern Lab 5-1, 1-0 in 7-1A; Mount Hermon 1-4, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Southern Lab beat Hannan, 50-20; Mount Hermon lost to Christian Life, 45-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SOUTHERN LAB: DE Deion Rainey, S Treveon Epps, OT Chad Smith, WR Malik Marshall; MOUNT HERMON: LB Brandon Lafarrows, DB Anthony Brumfield, OL Joel Brumfield.
NOTEWORTHY: SLHS is ranked eighth in the 1A state poll. The Kittens have won five straight since losing to 5A Zachary in Week 1. ... Mount Hermon’s only win was a 30-22 victory against Ridgewood in Week 3. The Yellow Jackets did not play in Week 1 because of Hurricane Isaac.
at St. Helena Central
7 p.m. at St. Helena Central-Greensburg
RECORDS: Springfield 4-1, 1-0 in District 8-2A; St. Helena 2-3, 0-1.
LAST WEEK: Springfield beat Pope John Paul II, 34-24; St. Helena lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, 52-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SPRINGFIELD: LB/LB Tanner Wild, RB Kimanae Claiborne, QB Shaquille Smith; ST. HELENA: WR Jonathan Butler, WR Brandon Williams, RB Arthur Franklin, DE Latrerrance Self, MLB Damion Smith,
NOTEWORTHY: Springfield seeks its third straight victory and looks to retain at least a share of the 8-2A lead. ... St. Helena coach Shannon Craig graduated from Albany, Springfield’s closest Livingston Parish rival. ... Springfield’s Wild scored the lone TD of the second half by blocking a punt. ... Claiborne scored three TDs last week for Springfield, including one on a 98-yard kickoff return. ... Springfield’s top rusher, Gharmaine Ashton, left last week’s game with an injury.
Varnado at Christian Life
7 p.m. at Christian Life
RECORDS: Varnado 0-5, 0-1 in 7-1A: Christian Life 3-3, 1-0.
LAST WEEK: Varnado lost to Kentwood, 38-0; Christian Life beat Mount Hermon, 45-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: VARNADO: QB Dontae Carter, RB Reggie Green, RB Marcus Mark, WR/DE Keith Allen; CHRISTIAN LIFE: RB Dameion Lee, LB Langston Adams, DE RJ Hertzog, QB Trey Fisher, RB/DB Malik Harrison.
NOTEWORTHY: CLA looks to stay unbeaten in 7-1A with games against ranked district foes Southern Lab and Kentwood looming. ... Varnado coach Scott Shaffatt is in his first season at the helm after spending the previous three seasons as Kentwood’s defensive coordinator.
at Glen Oaks
7 p.m. at Glen Oaks
RECORDS: West Feliciana 5-1, 1-0 in District 6-3A; Glen Oaks 0-5, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana beat Baker, 34-6; Glen Oaks did not play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WFHS: WR/DB Jazz Ferguson, QB Dennis Bell, DE Jay Ferguson, RB Akheem Norflin, DB Ryan Reed; GOHS: SS Claude Robinson, RB Anfernee Hebert, WR Godfrey Wheeler, WR Chris Thomas, TE Dennis Craig, CB Carlos Morgan.
NOTEWORTHY: West Feliciana moved into the Class 3A rankings at No. 9 this week. ... The Saints lone loss this season was to 5A Zachary. ... Bell passed for 173 yards and three TDs, all of which went to Ferguson, who finished with 132 yards receiving, including TD catches of 43, 47 and 42 yards last week. ... Glen Oaks used last week’s open date to heal injuries. ... Wheeler and Thomas are top GOHS basketball players.
at Central Private
7 p.m. at CPS-Central
RECORDS: CPS 2-6; Riverfield 5-3.
LAST WEEK: Riverfield lost to River Oaks, 6-0, in OT; Central Private lost to Oak Forest Academy, 46-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RIVERFIELD: RB Patrick Pelley, RB/WR Will Stansbury, OL/DL Ben Sylvestre, QB Tristan Oswald; CENTRAL PRIVATE: QB/DB Ryan Bowman, OL/DL Rhett Sequin, TE/LB Mason O’Quinn, FB/LB Brennan Fuccich, RB/LB Mason Jordan.
NOTEWORTHY: A nondistrict game for CPS, which seeks its first win since Week 2. ... Rayville-based Riverfield is an MAIS Class 1A school. ... Oswald, a sophomore, gets his first start at quarterback. ... CPS’ O’Quinn has six interceptions. ... Bowman, who has approximately 450 rushing yards, gets his third start at QB for CPS.
at Adams County Christian
7 p.m. at ACCS-Natchez, Miss.
RECORDS:Silliman 5-3; Adams County Christian 2-6
LAST WEEK: Silliman beat Copiah Education Foundation, 33-24; Adams County Christian lost to Simpson Academy, 49-13.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: SILLIMAN: QB/S Cobb Kelly, OL/DL Brady Brian, RB Todd Bourgeois, WR Trey Rockforte, WR Thomas Myles, OL/DL Michael Austin, OL/DL Jordan Talley; ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN: RB/DB Lester Wells, RB/WR/DB Trey Fleming, QB/LB Brandon Ross, OL/LB Tristan Beach.
NOTEWORTHY: Silliman looks to move even closer to a playoff berth in this nondistrict game. ... Kelly is a multi-purpose threat with 117 carries for 888 yards and eight TDs. ... Kelly has completed 59 of 123 passes for 998 yards and 13 TDs.
for the Wildcats. ... Silliman needs to stop Wells and Fleming to be successful.