While Franklinton sits at 3-7 on the year, Leesville head coach Robert Causey knows he has his hands full in the first round of the playoffs.
The Demons feature a versatile quarterback who can cause issues for Wampus Cats and have played in the one of the toughest districts in the state.
"I expect a competitive team to come in because of what they do and who they've played," Causey said. "Their district is one of the best in the state in any class.
"You're drawing a No. 6 seed and next thing you know, you're looking up and you're playing Franklinton. You wonder who you made mad in the playoff selection."
Quarterback Tahj Magee is the catalyst for the Franklinton offense, rushing for 962 yards and 10 scores while passing for 1,157 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"Besides (Trent) Winbush from Rayne, this is probably the best athlete we've faced," Causey said. "He's really good. He's going to play at Louisiana Tech next year. That gives us fits, as far as scheme, trying to figure out how to contain him. If you spend too much time trying to contain him, they have enough weapons on that side of the ball to make you pay for it. They're pretty balanced with what they like to do."
Magee's primary weapons throw the air are Rakerien Conley and Duke Bell, who have combined for nine receiver touchdowns and over 1,000 yards.
Trequan Charles takes a majority of the handoffs with 173 carries for 672 yards.
On defense, the Demons are concentrated on stopping the run and letting their corners be physical on the outside.
"Defensively, they are going to stack the box and play man," Causey said. "They're going to dare you to snap it. They keep eight men around the ball and that makes it difficult to get angles in the blocking schemes."
Although the Franklinton defense can cause issues, Causey does not plan on changing anything up that led them to nine wins in the regular season.
"Your approach to this can't be any different than anything else," he said. "We are going to play our game on both sides of the football. The team that makes the fewest mistakes is going to win. I know it's cliche but it's true."