Homer (1-0) at Beekman (1-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Last week, Beekman made history with its first season-opening victory. This week, the Tigers are seeking to string together back-to-back wins for the first time.
Closing out a two-game homestand, the Tigers entertain the Homer Pelicans on Friday at 7 p.m.
Homer won last year's meeting 28-6 in Claiborne Parish and eventually advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. Having knocked off Delta Charter 37-13 last week, the Pelicans are off to a fast start.
"We have a tough task with Homer this week," Beekman coach Joey Lee said. "They are very athletic."
Like his colleagues throughout the state, Lee has been keeping an eye on the weather forecast throughout the week. Lee wouldn't mind an assist from Tropical Storm Gordon.
"I'm hoping it rains Friday," Lee said. "We're a downhill running team, and their quarterback likes to move around a lot."
Homer rushed for 356 yards against Delta Charter. Quarterback Star Thomas, running backs Kemontavous Grant and Courtney Lovett and 5-7, 237-pound freshman fullback John Watts all had productive games.
"We have to try to strop their running game," Lee said. "They like to hand the ball to their big fullback out of the I."
Lee says Thomas makes the Pelicans go offensively.
"We have to contain their quarterback," Lee said. "He's an athlete and he can run. He creates a lot of offense for them."
Beekman started its season on the right track by winning a 40-34 triple overtime thriller over LaSalle.
Cornerback Michael Bradley's interception halted LaSalle's third overtime series.
Two plays later, fullback Seth Meyers barged across the goal line for the decisive score.
Brock Jenkins' 2-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion midway through the fourth quarter sent the game into overtime tied at 20.
Trailing 26-20 in the first overtime, Jenkins extended the game with a fourth down keeper from four yards out.
Beekman's offense stayed on the field for the first possession of the second overtime session. Jenkins connected with JaQuinten Killian in the back of the endzone, then dished to Meyers on the 2-point conversion to put the Tigers up 34-26.
LaSalle answered to force a third overtime, but Dalon Moore's tackle in the backfield on first down and an incomplete pass brought up third-and-15. From there, Bradley's pick turned the ball back over to the BCS offense with an opportunity to win.
Moore's 7-yard run gave the Tigers an early 6-0 lead, and Ta'ron Traylor's 28-yard TD jaunt on a sweep to the right side put Beekman up 12-8 at the midway point.
Beekman, which is operating from the veer this season, generated 355 yards of total offense last week (275 rushing, 80 passing).
Next Friday, the Tigers venture to Sibley to play Lakeside.