Soccer: St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, E.D. White, ESA top state boys rankings

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Four-time defending champion St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, E.D. White Catholic and Episcopal of Acadiana top the latest boys Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association poll for this week.

The Wolves (6-0) remain on top on the boys side in unanimous fashion with Catholic of Baton Rouge (5-0) second. Dutchtown is third with unbeaten St. Amant (11-0) fourth and Lafayette fifth. Northshore is sixth with Jesuit seven and Brother Martin ninth.

In Division II, Holy Cross (3-0-1) is the unanimous No. 1 team with unbeaten Woodlawn of Baton Rouge (5-0) second. Beau Chene is third with East Jefferson (5-2) fourth and Caddo Magnet fifth. Riverdale is sixth with Lakeshore seventh and Ben Franklin eighth.

E.D. White Catholic (4-4-2) is the top-ranked team in Division III with six first-place votes, edging rival Vandebilt Catholic (2-4-1), who is second with four first-place votes.. University High is third with St. Louis Catholic fourth and Loyola Prep fifth.

Unbeaten Episcopal of Acadiana (9-0) tops the Division IV rankings with seven first-place votes with Newman (4-1) second. The Greenies received three first-place votes. Northlake Christian (4-0-2) is third, Episcopal is fourth with St. Thomas Aquinas fifth. Country Day is sixth.


Division I

  1. St. Paul’s  (10) 6-0
  2. Catholic (BR) 5-0
  3. Dutchtown  2-1-1
  4. St. Amant  11-0
  5. Lafayette  8-1-4
  6. Northshore  5-1-2
  7. Jesuit  2-2-2
  8. Acadiana  2-1-2
  9. Brother Martin  2-2-2
  10. Denham Springs  4-3-1

Others receiving votes: East Ascension, Byrd, Grace King, Mandeville, Sulphur, Captain Shreve,

Pineville, Alexandria, McKinley

Division II

  1. Holy Cross (10) 3-0-1
  2. Woodlawn (BR)  5-0
  3. Beau Chene  5-2-2
  4. East Jefferson  5-2
  5. Caddo Magnet  5-2-2
  6. Riverdale  4-0
  7. Lakeshore  0-2-2
  8. Ben Franklin  0-4
  9. Central Lafourche  1-7-2
  10. Terrebonne  5-0-5

Others receiving votes: St. Thomas More, Benton, Ruston, Live Oak, Destrehan, Neville, Central,

Carencro, Carver, Belaire, Westgate, Ouachita Parish, Helen Cox, Haughton

Division III

  1. E.D. White Catholic (6)  4-4-2
  2. Vandebilt Catholic (4)  2-4-1
  3. University Lab  2-1-3
  4. St. Louis Catholic  1-2-2  (tied with Loyola Prep with 112 points)
  5. Loyola Prep  4-5-4   (tied with St. Louis Catholic with 112 points)
  6. Holy Savior Menard  1-5-2
  7. Parkview Baptist  3-2-2 (tied with Teurlings Catholic with 82 points)
  8. Teurlings Catholic 0-2-4 (tied with Parkview Baptist with 82 points)
  9. Bolton  2-2-1
  10. St. Michael  5-5-1

Others receiving votes: North Vermilion, DeRidder, Haynes, Leesville, St. Martinville, Lusher, Lutcher, David Thibodaux, Morgan City, North DeSoto, Lake Charles College Prep

Division IV

  1. Episcopal of Acadiana (7) 9-0
  2. Newman (3) 4-1
  3. Northlake Christian  4-0-2
  4. Episcopal  4-2-4
  5. St. Thomas Aquinas  3-1-1
  6. Country Day  2-1
  7. Catholic (NI) 5-2-5
  8. Christ Episcopal  4-1-4
  9. St. Frederick  1-2
  10. Dunham  2-4-2

Others receiving votes: Pope John Paul II, Westminster Christian, Glenmora, Evangel Christian, St.

Martin’s Episcopal, Houma Christian, Ascension Christian, Calvary Baptist, Runnels, Lafayette

Christian, Riverside

Area Prep Soccer Results from Monday, Dec. 4


New Orleans Area

Belle Chasse 6, Patrick Taylor 1

Bonnabel 4, Archbishop Rummel 3

Denham Springs 3, Ponchatoula 1

Fisher 2, Thomas Jefferson 0

Higgins 3, East St. John 1

Lutcher 0, NOMMA 0

Baton Rouge Area

Plaquemine 1, The Church Academy 0

Salmen 1, Christ Episcopal 1


New Orleans Area

Archbishop Chapelle 4, Franklinton 0

Belle Chasse 1, Patrick Taylor 0

East St. John 9, Higgins 1

Thomas Jefferson 3, Fisher 0

Mandeville 1, Lakeshore 0

Pope John Paul II 7, Live Oak 2

Slidell 2, Academy of Sacred Heart (NO), 0

Baton Rouge Area

Parkview Baptist 3, Walker 2

Bayou Area

Houma Christian 0, Lafayette Christian 0

Area Prep Soccer Schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 5


New Orleans Area

Acadiana at Brother Martin, 6:30 p.m.

Archbishop Shaw at Jesuit, 6:30 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium

Ascension Christian at Archbishop Hannan, 6 p.m.

Belle Chasse at Riverdale, 6 p.m.

Dutchtown at Comeaux, 6 p.m.

East Jefferson at Helen Cox, 6 p.m.

Ben Franklin at Destrehan, 6:30 p.m.

Holy Cross at St. Thomas Aquinas, 5:30 p.m.

Lakeshore at Slidell, 5:30 p.m.

Northlake Christian at Newman, 7 p.m.

Pope John Paul II at Pearl River, 5:30 p.m.

Salmen at Franklinton, 8 p.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal at Haynes, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Catholic (NI) at McKinley, 5:30 p.m.

Central at Livonia, 6 p.m.

Lee at Catholic, NI, 6 p.m.

St. Charles Catholic at Parkview Baptist, 5:30 p.m.

University at Woodlawn (BR), 6 p.m

Bayou Area

Live Oak at Central Lafourche, 6 p.m.


New Orleans Area

Cabrini at Haynes, 4 p.m.

Covenant Christian at NOMMA, 5 p.m.

De La Salle at Riverdale, 4 p.m.

East Jefferson at Helen Cox, 6:30 p.m.

John Ehret at Mount Carmel, 5 p.m.

Fisher at Ecole Classique, 4:30 p.m.

Haynes at Ben Franklin, 3:35 p.m.

International at Patrick Taylor, 5 p.m.

Grace King at Bonnabel, 4 p.m.

McGehee at Academy of Our Lady, 3:30 p.m.

McMain at Landry-Walker, 4 p.m.

Pearl River at Archbishop Hannan, 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Lee at Episcopal, 6 p.m.

Opelousas at Plaquemine, 5:30 p.m.

St. Amant at McKinley, 6 p.m.

University at Woodlawn, BR, 5 p.m.

Zachary at West Feliciana, 6 p.m.

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