Week 9 area high school football preview boxes


HAHNVILLE AT CENTRAL LAFOURCHE

7 p.m. Friday at Trojans Stadium in Mathews (District 7-5A game)

Records: Hahnville (4-4, 3-2 in district); Central Lafourche (3-5, 1-4 in district)

Coaches: Hahnville — Lou Valdin; Central Lafourche — Keith Menard

2012 meeting: Did not play

Last week's results: Hahnville defeated H.L. Bourgeois, 48-6; Central Lafourche lost to Terrebonne, 48-24

Key players: Hahnville — RB Lynn Simmons, RB Devonte Cravin, QB Dylan Keller; Central Lafourche — QB Chandler Richard, RB DaQuan Gray, K Brader Dufrene.

Notes: The teams last met in 2006 and Hahnville won 38-0 ... The schools are just 22 miles apart ... The combined record of the four teams Hahnville has lost to (Landry-Walker, Rummel, Destrehan and East St. John) is 25-7.

H.L. BOURGEOIS AT DESTREHAN

7 p.m. Friday at Wildcats Stadium in Destrehan (District 7-5A game)

Records: H.L. Bourgeois (0-8, 0-5 in district); Destrehan (7-1, 4-1 in district)

Coaches: H.L. Bourgeois — Daron Franklin; Destrehan — Stephen Robichaux

2012 meeting: Did not play

Last week's results: H.L. Bourgeois lost to Hahnville, 48-6; Destrehan beat South Lafourche 49-24

Key players: H.L. Bourgeois — QB Todd Adkins, WR/P Nicholas Langford, ATH Tylone Johnson; Destrehan — QB Donovan Isom, RB Will Matthews, LB Rae Juan Marbley.

Notes: The Braves have dropped 16 games in a row and 28 straight against district opponents ... The teams last met in 2004 with Destrehan winning 38-9 ... Destrehan, ranked fifth in Class 5A, has scored 224 points in five district games, and Isom is a Utah commitment ... The Wildcats were also forced to forfeit a win over South Lafourche earlier in the season after the LHSAA ruled it watched multiple hours of unauthorized film of the Tarpons n the week leading up to the game on Oct. 25.

EAST ST. JOHN AT TERREBONNE

7 p.m. Friday at Thomas B. Smith Memorial Stadium in Houma (District 7-5A game)

Records: East St. John (5-3, 5-0 in district); Terrebonne (4-4, 1-4 in district).

Coaches: East St. John — Phillip Banko; Terrebonne — Gary Hill

2012 meeting: Did not play

Last week's results: East St. John defeated Thibodaux, 30-25; Terrebonne defeated Central Lafourche 48-24

Key players: East St. John — QB Xavier Lewis, RB Nigel Anderson, DE Daren Williams; Terrebonne — QB Colby Stewart, RB Justin Theriot, S Quinn Malbrough.

Notes: East St. John held Hahnville to 8 yards rushing two weeks ago ... Stewart rushed for 224 yards against Central Lafourche last week and added five total touchdowns and is the leading rusher in the area with 1,039 yards ... The game can be heard on 106.3-FM.

E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC AT ASSUMPTION

7 p.m. Friday at Mustangs Stadium in Napoleonville (nondistrict game)

Records: E.D. White (3-5 overall); Assumption (2-6 overall)

Coaches: E.D. White — Kyle Lasseigne; Assumption — Anthony Paine

2012 meeting: Assumption won, 31-21

Last week's results: E.D. White lost to Patterson, 40-34; Assumption lost to Vandebilt Catholic, 52-28

Key players: E.D. White — QB Ben Sposito, FB Darius Charles, LB Justin Theriot; Assumption — LB Joseph Thompson, QB Daron Williams, WR Jordan Bell.

Notes: Assumption is on a two-game losing skid and is allowing an average of 37.3 points a game ... Williams was 12-of-32 for 131 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions and added 66 yards on 10 carries on the ground for the Mustangs last week ... Charles is one of the top rushers in the area and is coming off a night in which he carried 25 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns against Patterson.

VANDEBILT CATHOLIC AT MORGAN CITY

7 p.m. Friday at Tigers Stadium in Morgan City (District 7-4A game)

Records: Vandebilt (5-3, 2-0 in district); Morgan City (0-8, 0-2 in district)

Coaches: Vandebilt — Brad Villavaso; Morgan City — Dennis Lorio

2012 meeting: Vandebilt won, 40-7

Last week's results: Vandebilt defeated Assumption, 52-28; Morgan City lost to South Terrebonne, 36-13

Key players: Vandebilt — OL Tyler Bourque, LB Dylan Ward, TE Chase Hawthorne; Morgan City —

Notes: Running back Justen Harris, who had four touchdowns for the Terriers last week, has transferred to Ellender ... Lorio is a former Thibodaux High coach and led the Tigers to the 1991 Class 5A state title ... Terriers kicker/punter Patrick Watson was 7-for-7 on extra points and added a 33-yard field goal last week.

G.W. CARVER AT ST. JAMES

7 p.m. Friday at Wildcats Stadium in St. James (District 8-2A game)

Records: Carver (2-5, 2-3 in district); St. James (3-5, 3-2 in district)

Coaches: Carver — Byron Addison; St. James — Dwain Jenkins

2012 meeting: Did not play

Last week's results: Carver defeated Cohen, 60-0; St. James defeated Sophie B. Wright, 43-0

Key players: Carver — QB/CB Romalis Wallker, QB Quinton Mathews, LB Calvin Johnson; St. James — QB Lowell Narcisse, WR D'Kwan Sandolph, LB Jai Lewis

Notes: Carver edged out Sophie B. Wright 56-50 earlier in the season, and St. James shutout Sophie B. Wright last week ... St. James is on a two-game winning streak and has outscored its opponents 78-0 in the last two weeks ... St. James overcame five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumbles) last week.

RIDGEWOOD PREP AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

7 p.m. Friday at Manning Field at John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux (District 9-1A game)

Records: Ridgewood Prep (2-6, 1-3 in district); Covenant Christian Academy (4-4, 3-1 in district)

Coaches: Ridgewood Prep — Norman Ryan; Covenant Christian Academy — Blyght Wunstell

2012 meeting: Did not play

Last week's results: Ridgewood Prep lost to Houma Christian, 35-6; Covenant Christian Academy lost to Metairie Park Country Day, 31-14

Key players: Ridgewood Prep — RB/DB Bruce Rilleux, QB Glenn Pursell, DT Glenn Borgstede; Covenant Christian Academy — LB Lenard Calloway, LB Bryce LaFont, OL/DL Sashen Staidum.

Notes: Borgstede goes 6-foot, 305 pounds ... CCA got down 21-0 to start last week's game ... Calloway leads CCA with nine rushing touchdowns on the season, and running back Jordan McKay has added seven scores on the ground.

CRESCENT CITY AT HOUMA CHRISTIAN

7 p.m. Friday at Warriors Stadium in Schriever (District 9-1A game)

Records: Crescent City (2-6, 2-3 in district); Houma Christian (4-4, 2-2 in district)

Coaches: Crescent City — Will Young; Houma Christian — Chuck Battaglia

2012 meeting: Houma Christian won, 26-0

Last week's results: Crescent City lost to Ben Franklin, 35-7; Houma Christian beat Ridgewood Prep, 35-6

Key players: Crescent City — QB Micah Robertson, TE Bradley Watts, DT Matt Minton; Houma Christian — QB Drake Battaglia, RB/WR Devin Battaglia, LB John Broussard.

Notes: It's homecoming at Houma Christian ... The Warriors will be playing their first ever night home game at its new football field behind Living Word Church at 1916 La. 311 ... Robertson is the leading passer and rusher for Crescent City, who had to forfeit its Oct. 12 game against Covenant Christian because of a lack of players.