Bastrop (5-4) at George Washington Carver (6-3), Friday, p.m.

Bastrop coach Adrian Burnette scheduled George Washington Carver in the season opener with the postseason in mind. Little did he know that he was preparing for a rematch.

Making a return trip to New Orleans Friday night, the Bastrop Rams take on the Carver Rams on Friday in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Kickoff time is 7 p.m. at Joe Brown Stadium.

Carver won the initial meeting with Bastrop 20-12. Burnette scheduled the game with making a long road trip during the playoffs in mind.

"I was preparing us for the playoffs, but I didn't know I was preparing for Carver," Burnette said.

Playoff pairings were released Sunday morning by the LHSAA.

Bastrop (5-4, 2-1 District 3-4A), the No. 17 seed, is seeking to rebound from a 10-0 loss to Neville in Thursday's season finale.

No. 16 Carver (6-3, 2-1) is the No. 16 seed after finishing runner-up to McDonogh #35 in District 10-4A. Coach Byron Addison's Rams closed out the regular season with back-to-back wins over Lake Area New Tech (42-24) and Riverdale (32-7).

Friday's winner moves on to play the No. 32 Buckeye-No. 1 Edna Karr winner in the round of 16. Karr is the defending state champion.

District 2-4A champion Neville, the 2016 state runner-up, is seeded No. 7. Coach Mickey McCarty's Tigers entertain No. 26 Baton Rouge Woodlawn in the first round.

The complete Class 4A first round pairings:

No. 32 Buckeye at No. 1 Edna Karr

No. 17 Bastrop at No. 16 G.W. Carver (Friday, 7 p.m.)

No. 24 Lutcher at No. 9 Salmen

No. 25 St. Martinville at No. 8 Northwood (Shreveport)

No. 28 Belle Chasse at No. 5 Plaquemine

No. 21 Westgate at No. 12 Woodlawn (Shreveport)

No. 20 Assumption at No. 13 North DeSoto

No. 29 Carencro at No. 4 Warren Easton

No. 30 Breaux Bridge at No. 3 Benton

No. 19 DeRidder at No. 14 Cecilia

No. 22 Helen Cox at No. 11 Rayne

No. 27 Franklinton at No. 6 Leesville

No. 26 Woodlawn (Baton Rouge) at No. 7 Neville

No. 23 Minden at No. 10 McDonogh #35

No. 18 Tioga at No. 15 South Lafourche

No. 31 Pearl River at No. 2 Lakeshore