No. 2 Parkway at No. 14 Covington
This is one of the more anticipated games as a pair of senior LSU prospects will square off against each other. QB commit Brandon Harris has his team one win away from the state championship despite having to play every playoff game on the road because of LHSAA sanctions. But DT Garrald McDowell will try his best to shut down the four-star QB and get his No. 14 Lions to the state title. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is expected to be in attendance and he's bringing along injured LSU QB Zach Mettenberger to support Harris, the possible QB of the future.
No. 4 Destrehan at No. 1 Acadiana
This game will feature some of the state's top underclassmen. There isn't a hotter trio in Louisiana right now than Destrehan's WR Kirk Merritt, WR Alfred Smith and DL Glen Logan. Florida, Nebraska and Mississippi State are three schools that recently offered them this week. LSU hasn't yet, but the coaches are keeping a close eye on them. Acadiana also has some promising 2015 prospects, including three-star TE Bry'Kiethon Mouton and Malik Eugene, younger brother of LSU DB Micah Eugene.
No. 1 Neville at No. 4 East Jefferson – Joe Yenni Stadium
Neville will seek its fourth state championship appearance in five years against a surprisingly strong East Jefferson team. This game will also feature two of the state's better DBs in Neville's Laurence Jones — who committed to Alabama this week — and East Jefferson's Deshawn Raymond, younger brother of LSU CB Derrick Raymond. The younger Raymond camped at LSU this summer, and he's on the Tigers' radar.
No. 3 Landry/Walker at No. 2 Edna Karr – Tad Gormley Stadium
The Edna Karr sideline will be loaded with D-1 talent, including three of LSU's top prospects for the 2014 class. Before they head to Baton Rouge for official visits, Devante Noil, Gerald Willis and Donnie Alexander will try to move one step closer to defending its state title. Also keep an eye on 2015 DL Isaiah Washington, who's picked up attention from LSU, as well as some other D1-bound prospects like Juwan Offray, Joyan Williams and Glenn Irons.
No. 1 Many at No. 5 Loreauville
Each one of these small 2A schools have a prospect worthy of some D-1 attention. Many's three-star OT Garrett Thomas has offers from schools like Auburn and Michigan. Thomas camped at LSU this summer, and he's definitely on the coaches' radar for a potential offer. Loreauville ATH Rhashid Bonnette currently has offers from schools like Houston and Louisiana Tech. The speedy prospect worked out at LSU's camp as both a WR and a CB, so keep an eye on him as well.
Here's the rundown of the other semifinal games happening in the state tonight:
No. 2 Winnfield at No. 3 Kinder
No. 5 Jennings at No. 1 Livonia
No. 10 Amite at No. 3 Union Parish
No. 1 Haynesville at No. 5 Kentwood
No. 3 West St. John at No. 2 Mangham – Lobrano Field
No. 4 Cedar Creek at No. 1 Vermilion Catholic
No. 7 Southern Lab at No. 6 St. Frederick
Six teams have already clinched their spot in the Prep Classic. Here are the three games already set for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome:
Division I: No. 5 Archbishop Rummel at No. 2 C.E. Byrd – 12/12 8:30 p.m.
Division II: No. 2 University Lab at No. 1 John Curtis – 12/12 4:30 p.m.
Division III: No. 4 Archbishop Hannan at No. 2 Calvary Baptist – 12/12 12:30 p.m.