Prep Capsules

Bastrop is pitted against top-ranked Neville, while Prairie View travels to Minden to play Glenbrook in Friday night's high school football action.

A look at this week's games:

* Neville (7-0, 2-0) at Bastrop (2-5, 0-1), Friday, 7 p.m. — In a matchup of teams going in opposite directions, the Rams will need to pull off a stunning upset to avoid an 0-2 start in District 2-4A play.

While the Rams have been outscored 93-64 over the past two weeks in losses to Union Parish and Franklin Parish, the Tigers have won their first two conference games by a collective score of 86-13.

Last week's 49-0 shutout of Wossman was the Tigers' 34th victory in 35 starts.

Dual threat quarterback Andre Fuller II and slotback Kavonte Turpin lead Neville offensively. Yakeen Hicks and four-star cornerback Laurence Jones are also threats in the running game.

Linebacker Ashari Goins, the 2012 District 2-4A Defensive MVP, and DB T.J. Lemoine join Jones as players to watch on defense.

Among the Rams' offensive leaders are guards David Palmer and Horzanta Foster along with wide receiver Jamari Payne.

Bastrop's defense is looking for major improvement this week after being exploited for 481 yards rushing against Franklin Parish.

Closing out a two-game homestand, the Rams play Wossman next Friday on Senior Night, before wrapping up the regular season at West Ouachita on Friday, Nov. 8.

* Prairie View (2-7, 0-2) at Glenbrook (6-3, 1-1) — The Spartans have spent a good portion of their practice time this week preparing for the Apaches' high-powered passing attack.

Quarterback Regan Edwards has a trio of prolific wide receivers at his disposal in Logan Clark, Arthur Jones and Jacob White.

Linebacker Tristan Sanders is a beast defensively for the Apaches.

Key players for the Spartans include running back/linebacker Hunter Carpenter, wide receiver/cornerback Cole Bryan, two-way tackle Preston Goodson and wide receiver/defensive end Lucas “The Freak” Crockett.