Thursday, 7 p.m., at Highland Baptist
Last game: VC beat Erath 62-49; Highland beat West St. Mary 43-6
Last year: VC, 9-1; Highland, 5-5
Players to Watch: VC — Hunter Frith, QB (64-112-2, 908 yards, 10 TDs); Deveren Constantine (16-234, 4 TDs), WR; Tyler Derouen (13-152, 2 TDs), WR; Highland Baptist — Brontre Griffin, RB (85-800, 13 TDs), Chandler Mickson, RB (24-257, 4TDs)
Matchup: This is the fourth straight game the Screamin’ Eagles will be charged with stopping an elite back. They’ve faced Catholic’s Seth Pierre, Kaplan’s Julius Johnson, Erath’s Elijah Mitchell and now Highland’s Brontre Griffin.
“We’ve had to face a tough back pretty much every week,” said Vermilion Catholic coach Russell Kuhns. “The guy from Kaplan was the real deal, the full back from Catholic was good to. He’s just another guy we have to try and stop.”
Lagniappe: Highland Baptist will be trying to beat Vermilion Catholic for the first time in school history and start 3-0 for the second time in school history.