Catholic, Karr, U-High, LCA, Calvary top CCS state football rankings
With most teams in the state (but not all) having finally played a game, it is time for our first CrescentCitySports.com Top 10 rankings in Louisiana.
In Class 5A, Catholic High of Baton Rouge continued its very impressive early season run through tough opposition, winning 30-19 at West Monroe. The Bears have wins over previously nationally ranked Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD), defending 5A state champion Acadiana and West Monroe.
Zachary has been very impressive as well. The Broncos (3-0) have solid wins over West Feliciana, St. Paul’s and St. Augustine. Alexandria (3-0) is off to a great start after reaching the championship game and just falling short a year ago. Ponchatoula finally got on the field and won and the Green Wave are immensely talented. Brother Martin survived a real scare at East Ascension in its opener.
Captain Shreve (3-0) has been very good to earn the sixth spot with West Monroe seventh, John Curtis Christian eighth, Acadiana ninth and unbeaten (3-0) Byrd at No. 10. Keep an eye on unbeaten Benton while Destrehan has yet to play and is very capable of being in the top 10.
Karr (1-0) opened its season on national television and showed how good it was with a 33-19 win over powerful John Curtis Christian as LSU commit Aaron Anderson put on quite a show. Neville (3-0) is second and very good while Warren Easton opened its season with a big win on the road against a talented Scotlandville squad. Westgate is fourth while unbeaten Teurlings Catholic (3-0) is fifth.
St. Thomas More (1-2) got its first win and is sixth while defending 4A state champion Carencro (1-2) is seventh. Carver debuted with a smashing performance in smashing Riverside 54-0 while Northwood is ninth and Cecilia is tenth. Unbeaten Beau Chene (3-0) is knocking on the door.
University High (3-0) tops the field in 3A after a 35-0 shutout win over Dunham. Defending 3A state champion Madison Prep (3-0) is second after demolishing Parkview Baptist. Unbeaten St. James is third after beating Landry with Lake Charles College Prep fourth and Union Parish fifth.
Unbeaten Sterlington is sixth after a 34-16 win over Oak Grove with De La Salle seventh. Unbeatens St. Martinville, E.D. White Catholic and Church Point wrap up the top 10. Iowa (3-0) is knocking on the door.
Four-time defending state champion Lafayette Christian (3-0) tops Class 2A after a huge win over defending 5A state champion Acadiana. St. Charles Catholic, which lost in the title game to LCA last year, is second after a huge 3-0 win over De La Salle. Newman is third with Many fourth and Notre Dame (3-0) fifth.
Amite is sixth after opening with a win over Jewel Sumner with unbeaten Loreauville (3-0) seventh. Mangham is eighth with unbeatens General Trass (3-0) and Avoyelles (3-0) rounding out the top 10.
Defending Division IV state champion Calvary Baptist (3-0) has rolled over three opponents and tops Class 1A. The Cavaliers travel to meet Rummel this weekend. Unbeaten power Ouachita Christian (3-0) is second with Southern Lab third. Ascension Catholic opened with a convincing win over Hannan. Grand Lake (3-0) is fifth.
Oak Grove is sixth with unbeaten St. Edmund (3-0) seventh. St. Frederick (3-0) is eighth with Homer ninth and Haynesville tenth.
Here are your CrescentCitySports.com top 10 rankings going into week four.
- Catholic (BR) (3-0) beat West Monroe 30-19
- Zachary (3-0) plays St. Augustine Saturday
- Alexandria (3-0) beat Marksville 49-7
- Ponchatoula (1-0) beat St. Helena 37-6
- Brother Martin (1-0) beat East Ascension 8-7
- Captain Shreve (3-0) beat Union Parish 22-21
- West Monroe (1-1) lost to Catholic (BR) 30-19
- John Curtis (0-1) lost to Karr 33-19
- Acadiana (1-2) lost to Lafayette Christian 14-13
- Byrd (3-0) beat Maumelle, ARK 24-21
Others to watch: Benton (3-0) beat Richwood 31-12, St. Augustine (0-1) lost to Zachary 45-35, Ruston (2-1) beat Airline 50-0, Destrehan (0-0), Scotlandville (1-1) lost to Warren Easotn 42-28, Dutchtown (2-0) beat Covington 37-15, St. Amant (2-0) beat John F. Kennedy 42-24, Northshore (2-0) beat Lakeshore 31-10, Jesuit (1-0) beat Riverdale 52-0, Rummel (1-0) beat Slidell 12-11
- Karr (1-0) beat John Curtis 33-19
- Neville (3-0) beat Jena 28-8
- Warren Easton (1-0) beat Scotlandville 42-28
- Westgate (2-1) beat New Iberia 35-3
- Teurlings Catholic (3-0) beat Barbe 52-25
- St. Thomas More (1-2) beat Plaquemine 63-0
- Carencro (1-2) lost to Lafayette 31-28 in 2 OT
- Carver (1-0) beat Riverside Academy 54-0
- Northwood-Shreve (2-1) won by forfeit over Loyola
- Cecilia (2-1) beat Denham Springs 48-44
Others to watch: Beau Chene (3-0) beat Mamou 39-34, Leesville (2-1) beat LaGrange 50-14, Liberty (2-0) beat East Iberville 52-0, Minden (2-1) beat North Webster 34-27, Washington-Marion (2-0) beat Peabody 43-22, Belle Chasse (1-0) beat South Plaquemines 35-6, Assumption (1-1) lost to E.D. White Catholic 7-0, Salmen (1-1) beat Bogalusa 27-6, Lakeshore (1-1) lost to Northshore 31-10, DeRidder (2-1) beat Jennings 28-27
- University High (3-0) beat Dunham 35-0
- Madison Prep (3-0) beat Parkview Baptist 42-3
- St. James (2-0) beat L.B. Landry 41-26
- Lake Charles College Prep (2-1) beat Southwood 37-0
- Union Parish (2-1) lost to Captain Shreve 22-21
- Sterlington (3-0) beat Oak Grove 34-16
- De La Salle (0-1) lost to St. Charles Catholic 3-0
- St. Martinville (3-0) won by forfeit over Breaux Bridge
- E.D. White (1-0) beat Assumption 7-0
- Church Point (3-0) beat Rayne 25-0
Others to watch: Iowa (3-0) beat Sulphur 48-29, Jena (2-1) lost to Neville 28-8, North Webster (2-1) lost to Minden 34-27, Westlake (3-0) beat Vinton 40-12, Lutcher (1-0) beat West Harrison, MS. 62-34, Booker T. Washington-NO (1-0) beat McMain 24-8, Abbeville (3-0) beat Vermilion Catholic 43-0, St. Martinville (3-0) won by forfeit over Breaux Bridge, Grant (3-0) won by forfeit over Block, Iota (2-1) beat Crowley 47-6, Pine Prairie (3-0) beat Buckeye 48-20
- Lafayette Christian (3-0) beat Acadiana 14-13
- St. Charles Catholic (1-0) beat De La Salle 3-0
- Newman (1-0) beat Vandebilt Catholic 28-0
- Many (2-1) beat North DeSoto 50-0
- Notre Dame (3-0) beat Comeaux 28-7
- Amite (1-0) beat Jewel Sumner 27-7
- Loreauville (3-0) beat Kinder 31-8
- Mangham (2-1) beat Caldwell Parish 35-7
- General Trass (3-0) beat Bastrop 26-6
- Avoyelles (3-0) beat Eunice 34-7
Others to watch: Winnfield (3-0) beat Delta Charter 24-8, Rosepine (3-0) beat East Beauregard 55-20, Catholic-New Iberia (2-1) lost to St. Paul’s 17-13, North Caddo (2-1) beat Bolton 50-14, Red River (2-1) beat Mansfield 54-44, Ascension Episcopal (2-1) beat North Vermilion 32-0, Rayville (2-1) beat Lakeview 32-6, Dunham (1-2) lost to University High 35-0, Lakeside (2-0) won by forfeit over Block, Bunkie (2-0) beat Pickering 31-8
- Calvary Baptist (3-0) beat Arcadia 62-0
- Ouachita Christian (3-0) beat Sicily Island 47-12
- Southern Lab (1-1) beat McKinley 48-12
- Ascension Catholic (1-0) beat Hannan 30-8
- Grand Lake (3-0) beat Jeanerette 37-0
- Oak Grove (0-3) lost to Sterlington 34-16
- St. Edmund (3-0) beat Tara 43-0
- St. Frederick (3-0) beat Tensas 28-0
- Homer (2-1) beat Ringgold 69-0
- Haynesville (2-1) beat Junction City, Ark., 40-28
Others to watch: Catholic-Pointe Coupee (2-1) beat St. Martin’s 44-14, LaSalle (3-0) beat Merryville 32-20, Sacred Heart (3-0) beat Basile 19-0, Delta Charter (3-0) beat River Oaks 30-16, Westminster Christian (3-0) beat Hanson Memorial 16-13, Vermilion Catholic (1-2) lost to Abbeville 43-0, St. Mary’s (2-1) beat Holy Savior Menard 31-17, Opelousas Catholic (2-1) beat Port Barre 20-0, Slaughter Community Charter (2-0) beat Centerville 24-20, Hanson Memorial (2-1) lost to Westminster Christian 16-13
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