Leesville at Pineville, 7 p.m.
Leesville is off to a 3-0 start, something the team has not done in the last 13 years, and takes on Pineville (2-1) tonight on the road. The Wampus Cats defeated Westlake 18-14 with a 31-yard pass from senior quarterback Chris Vargas to junior wide receiver Duwon Tolbert with 33 seconds left on the clock. Pineville won its first two games against Southwood and Peabody, neither of which have a win, and lost to West Ouachita last week. The running back duo of senior Andrew Croker and sophomore Dante Gallashaw, and the passing game of Vargas, has kept opposing defenses guessing. Despite some impressive numbers by the offense, the defense of the Wampus Cats is their bread and butter at this point in the season. The Leesville defense is allowing 5.3 points per game, including a shutout of South Beauregard. The Pineville offense is led by quarterback Cameron Bates, who has nine touchdowns and four picks this season to go with 853 passing yards. Pineville has three receivers averaging over 75 yards receiving per contest.
East Beauregard at North Caddo, 7 p.m.
Coming off a win against Merryville, East Beauregard will attempt to get over .500 with a win over North Caddo. The Rebels are 1-2 with the lone win coming against St. Mary last week. North Caddo has given up a total of 166 points this season, but has scored over 40 points in its last two games. Quarterback Tymon Sanders threw for six touchdowns in North Caddo's win last week. East Buchanan will lean on its running game with a slew of guys getting the ball in an attempt to keep the potent North Caddo offense off the field. Running backs Devin Baumerey, Devin Perkins and Zach Doucet each had over 50 yards against Merryville in the 16-0 win.
Rosepine at Lakeside, 7 p.m.
Rosepine looks to regroup after its loss to top ranked, Class 1A Elton last week against Westlake. Westlake (3-0) has rolled through its opponents this season, winning by an average of 38 points per game, including a 68-0 win over Ringgold to begin the season. The Lakeside passing attack is led by sophomore quarterback Jordan Preuett, who has passes for 8 touchdowns and 622 yards this season, and sophomore receiver Greg Jones – 214 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Buffate Coleman leads the Warrior rushing attack with 9.5 yards per carry and 247 for the year. Rosepine (2-1) quarterback Seth Ducote has found the end zone five times on the ground in the last two weeks, and running back Seth Shirley was the Eagles workhorse last week, rushing 29 times for 148 yards.
Ville Platte at Pickering, 7 p.m.
Pickering is coming off its third loss of the season, but will have a chance to get a tally in the win-column over Ville Platte. The Bulldogs are 0-3 on the season with losses to Washington-Marion, Sacred Heart and Pine Prairie. The Red Devils’ offense goes as its run game goes, led by senior running back Quan Blackwell. Blackwell has racked up a totals of 81, 60 and 142 yards in the three games this season and is the focal point of the offense. Pickering coach Eddie Thomas has praised his teams' effort and noticed the improvements throughout the season.
DeRidder at Natchitoches Central, 7 p.m.
After a 26-6 loss to Jennings last week, DeRidder turns its attention to Natchitoches Central. The Chiefs sit at 2-1 on the year with wins over Green Oaks and Southwood. Central is a run-heavy offense, led by running backs Josh Fortenberry and Trey Solitaire. The DeRidder defense has been solid this season, shutting out Washington-Marion in the opener and and giving up 26 points against Jennings, the No. 7 team in Class 3A. The offense for the Dragons is led by running back Torrin Bouvia, who struggled last week but was a standout against Washington-Marion. Quarterback Lane Armer has the arm strength and accuracy to make plays in the passing game, making the Dragons a hard team to defend when they are clicking.