Pickering has a chance to start off the district season with a win and to pick up its first overall victory of the year against DeQuincy.

The Red Devils (0-5) hosts the Tigers Friday night at 7 p.m. as each team looks to get rolling midway through the season.

The Pickering offense looks different than it did in week 1 as DeShawn Jackson has taken over the reins at quarterback following an injury to Braden LeBato.

In his first year behind center, Jackson has had some growing pains but shows the ability to throw the ball and to get out of the pocket for big runs.

Two weeks ago, in his first start, Jackson threw for 102 yards and rushed for 36 yards before running into Class 4A DeRidder last week.

Running back Evan Fernandez has rushed for 171 yards this year and is the go-to guy on the ground.

The Red Devil defense flies to the ball and hits hard, led by linebacker Johnathan Gregory, but the unit is giving up 41 points per game, due to a tough non-district schedule.

The strength of DeQuincy is the defense which gives up 17.4 points a game, including a season-high 35 points last week in a loss to Kinder.

The Tigers (2-3) are led by quarterback Cooper Hext and running back James Austin, but the offense was held to 83 total yards last week with 50 yards coming from Austin.