Week 3 of the football season is Vernon Parish kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m.

Leesville at Westlake, 7 p.m.

Coming off a shortened win over South Beauregard, Leesville should have fresh legs to take on Westlake.

The Wampus Cats played less than a quarter before the game was called due to weather, while Westlake lost to Crowley 45-6.

The Rams are led by running back J.J. Ross, who racked up 141 yards and three touchdowns in the team's week 1 win over DeQuincy.

On defense, Cedric Francis is a standout defensive lineman, and Timothy Jordan leads the corp of defensive backs. has

The Leesville (2-0) offense has been productive through its one and a quarter games so far, with first-year starting quarterback Jacob Mount throwing for 246 yards so far.

Jalen Shepard has emerged as a big-time playmaker at running back with 216 rushing and 76 receiving yards.

Wide receiver Duwon Tolbert has 102 yards on the year, and tight end Noah Allain racked up 74 yards in less than a quarter of action last Friday.

The front seven, led by linebacker Matthew Pajinag for the Wampus Cats will have to shut down the run game of Ross.

Pickering at Mangham, 7 p.m. 

Pickering head coach Eddie Thomas does not believe the first two weeks of the season really reflect what his Pickering team is all about.

The Red Devils offense will have a chance to put points against a Mangham defense that is giving up 41 points per game.

Mangham lost to Delhi 44-27 and to St. Frederick 38-8 in week 2 as it starts the season 0-2.

Pickering has yet to score an offensive touchdown this season after installing a new faster paced offense in the offseason.

Quarterback Braden Lebato tries to get the ball out to different receivers and backs lined up in different spots all over the field.

Mikey Hood and Semaj Chaney split carries at running back for the Red Devils.

The defense for the Red Devils has played well in spots during the season, despite giving up an average of 46.5 points per game through two games.

Elton at Rosepine, 7 p.m.

Rosepine has been dominant in its first two games of the season by excelling the in the running game.

The Eagles will lean on its two-headed rushing attack as it takes on Elton to remain undefeated on the young season.

Elton (0-2) lost to East Beauregard last week 32-18 as the Trojans were able to move the ball on the ground when needed to hold off the Indians.

Elton running back Darnell Robinson ran for 79 yards on 13 carries, including a 55-yard touchdown, in the loss.

Elton is traditionally one of the toughest teams in Class 1A but is struggling, by its standards, in the first two games of the year.

The Eagles are led by quarterback Seth Ducote has 486 total yards through two games with 293 coming on the ground.

Ducote found success through the air last week against South Cameron, completing two passes to Josh Cummings for 116 yards.

Seth Shirley has 235 rushing yards this season and sets the tempo for the game for head coach Brad Ducote.

Last season, Elton defeated the Eagles 34-22 for its lone regular season loss in 2017.

The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday night at Rosepine High School.