After Friday night, District 5-3A will be in the hands of either Church Point or Eunice. Interested? Thought so.

Both teams come into the game sporting 6-1 records and an undefeated mark in district play. Northwest would love to work their way back into the title conversation the final weeks, but Eunice proved last week with a decisive 56-25 win that Northwest isn't ready to make that leap. It gets settled this week, out at Church Point High School.

Church Point's only loss all year came in brutal fashion. Franklinton came into their own house and destroyed them, 57-12, in one of the more shocking scorelines all season long. It's the only outlier on their schedule so far, and they even have two overtime victories. With playoffs approaching, that overtime experience could prove valuable.

After a loss to Crowley, Eunice has ripped off three straight wins, two in district play. When Eunice is playing well, their defense shines. Going up against a Church Point Squad that averages 36.4 points per game, something's got to give.

To add another layer, let's talk playoffs.

Only two spots separate the two in the most recent LSWA poll (Church Point #5, Eunice #7), and a win would certainly help one of them jockey into position for solid seeding in the playoff brackets. Sometimes coaches downplay "the luck of the draw," but it plays a factor whether they like to admit it or not.

To drive the magnitude of this matchup home with finality: it's Church Point and Eunice. That should speak for itself in South Louisiana.

With another high-octane matchup in Lafayette between STM and Teurlings, there might be some waves sent out around the state this week. Don't miss out on one of the biggest Friday nights of the year.