Rod Walker’s New Orleans-area prep picks

Editor’s note: Projected winners are in bold caps.

Thursday’s games

Christian Life vs. Haynes

Salmen vs. John Ehret

Riverdale at Lusher

John Curtis vs. Karr

Friday’s games

Clark at Ben Franklin

Covington at Northshore

Fontainebleau at Hammond

Mandeville at Ponchatoula

St. Paul’s at Slidell

Destrehan at Terrebonne

East St. John at South Lafourche

Hahnville at Thibodaux

Bonnabel vs. McDonogh 35

Chalmette at Lakeshore

Helen Cox at East Jefferson

West Jefferson vs. Landry-Walker

Pensacola, Fla. vs. Jesuit

West St. John vs. Holy Cross

Bogalusa at Franklinton

Pearl River at Biloxi (Miss.) St. Patrick

Warren Easton at BR Woodlawn

South Terrebonne at Belle Chasse

De La Salle vs. Thomas Jefferson

KIPP Renaissance at Berwick

Miller-McCoy at St. Charles

Northlake Christian at Springfield

Pine at Hannan

St. Thomas Aquinas at Pope John Paul II

Cohen at South Plaquemines

Sophie Wright at Newman

Carver at Fisher

St. James at Riverside

Ecole Classique at Houma Christian

St. Martin’s vs. Crescent City

Country Day vs. Ridgewood

Saturday’s games

Shaw vs. Higgins

Grace King vs. McDonogh

East Ascension vs. Brother Martin

Catholic vs. Rummel

Jeanerette vs. McMain

Last Week: 29 correct, 10 misses (74.4 percent). Season: 87 correct, 31 misses. (73.8 percent).