St. Louis Catholic at Leesville, 7 p.m.
Leesville is sitting in a good spot heading into the playoffs at No. 6 in the Power Rankings with St. Louis Catholic coming to Wampus Cat Stadium. The Wampus Cats (8-1, 4-0) host a first-round playoff game and another win could give them home field deep into a playoff run. St. Louis is a balanced run-pass team with 264 rushing attempts 176 passing attempts. Quarterback Bailey Hardy has 11 passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the year with 1,466 yards. The Saints (3-6, 3-3) are led by Jeremiah Ceasar and Jaleel Goodwin, who have combined for 15 touchdowns and 1,028 yards this year. Leesville leaned on running back Andrew Croker last week and the senior responded with 158 yards on 19 carries last week in a district-clinching win against Tioga. The Wampus Cats defense has been lights out throughout the season and has improved throughout the year.
Pickering at Vinton, 7 p.m.
Pickering has one chance left to pick up a win in the last week of the season and will have to play its best to knock off a hot Vinton team. Vinton (3-7, 2-5) is coming off back-to-back wins over DeQuincy and East Beauregard and has one of the top players in the state, Tony St. Julien. St. Julien is a three-star recruit by 247sports.com and has 12 Division I offers. Pickering (0-9, 0-5) had a breakout performance from Mikey Hood last week as the sophomore running back racked up 137 yards on 17 carries in the Red Devils’ 29-21 loss to Oakdale.
Grant at DeRidder, 7 p.m.
After dropping two games in a row, DeRidder looks to get back on the winning path against Grant. The Dragons (5-3, 1-2) lost to Buckeye 26-0 last week, making it back-to-back weeks that the offense was shut out. This week is a good chance for the DeRidder to get the offense clicking with Grant giving up an average of 56 points per game. The Cougars have allowed a combined 199 points over the last three games. The Grant (1-8, 0-3) offense is led by running back Ro'Dara Ellis, whose big play ability has been one of the few bright spots on the season. The DeRidder offense will lean on its running game of Torrin Bouvia and Greg Woodard to move the ball on Grant. When the offense goes to the air, quarterback Lane Armer likes to find Dre Bagley down the field as a tall, deep threat and Woodard out of the backfield.
South Beauregard at Westlake, 7 p.m.
South Beauregard are winless on the year, a surprising drop off from seasons past, and the Knights have one game remaining on the schedule to end the season on a right note. The South Beauregard offense has struggled, averaging just 11.6 points per game, while the defense is giving up 37.1 points per contest. The Knights take on Westlake (3-6, 3-5) in the season finale on the road. Despite its record, the Westlake defense is allowing just 21.6 points per game and have been outscored by a combined 20 points on the year.