Louisiana Overall Top 15 Rankings (Week 4)

Louisiana Overall Top 15 Rankings (Week 4)

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1) John Curtis Christian (3-0) previous rank (1) last week:  beat Landry-Walker, 72-12.  The Patriots have won 21 straight regular-season games, according to Mike Strom.  On the West Bank last week, Curtis had 566 yards of total offense.  Army quarterback commit Collin Guggenheim ran for 89 yards and threw for 144, and halfback Corey Wren, a Georgia commit, rushed for 93 yards on five carries.  On defense, Tulane commit Angelo Anderson sacked the Landry-Walker quarterback (Justin Hudson) for a safety, and Jonathan Pons had a pick-six.  The Chargers were only 6 of 19 passing with two interceptions vs. the Curtis defense.   The three-time defending Catholic League champs, who begin district play this week, were penalized 13 times for 120 yards.  Next:  at St. Augustine (3-0)

2) Edna Karr (2-1) previous rank (2) last week:  beat Warren Easton, 38-12.  In a rematch of last year’s Class 4A state title game, the Cougars were able to overcome a 12-0 deficit after the first quarter.  Quarterback Leonard Kelly accounted for three touchdowns – two passing and one rushing – and Leonte Richardson ran for two TD, according to Les East.  It was Karr’s 12th win in the last 13 meetings between the two NOLA schools.  Junior wide receiver Destyn Pazon caught a touchdown pass from Kelly.  Next:  at No. 5 Catholic-BR (3-0)

3) St. Thomas More (3-0) previous rank (3) last week:  beat Plaquemine, 51-16.  The Cougars intercepted three passes vs. fellow 4A team Plaquemine, according to Lachelle Smith.  Grant St. Cyr returned a pick to the house in the first quarter.  Harvard commit Caleb Holstein was 12 of 20 passing for 277 yards and four touchdowns.  Carter Arceneaux caught two passes for 53 yards with both going for touchdowns.  Junior wide receiver Jack Bech grabbed three passes for 86 yards.  For the season, Bech ranks second in the Lafayette area with 355 yards receiving.  He has 26 catches and five TD.  Next:  vs. no. 8 Neville (3-0)

4) Acadiana (3-0) previous rank (4) last week:  beat then-no. 12 Lafayette Christian, 27-13.  The Wreckin’ Rams halted LCA’s 22-game winning streak as Army commit Dillan Monette produced 169 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, according to James Bewers.  Quarterback Keontae Williams only attempted one pass, which was a 31-yard TD to Monette.  Lucky Brooks rushed for 117 yards on 25 carries.  On the year, Monette has rushed for a team-high 353 yards and Brooks is close behind with 327.  Next:  at Sulphur (1-2)

5) Catholic-BR (3-0) previous rank (5) last week:  beat University Lab, 30-25.  Josh Parker carried 18 times for 140 yards and a touchdown as the Bears held off the Cubs in a clash for select school bragging rights in Baton Rouge.  Jackson Thomas was 14 of 26 passing for 123 yards and a touchdown.  He added 49 yards rushing and another score, according to Robin Fambrough.  Kylan Dupre got things started with a 25-yard field goal early in the first quarter.  A late interception by Connor Stewart preserved the win for the Bears.  Next:  vs. No. 2 Edna Karr (2-1)

6) Archbishop Rummel (3-0) previous rank (6) last week:  beat Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.), 7-3.  No other details were available.  The Raiders have not allowed a touchdown and have only yielded six points on the year.  The defense is spearheaded by three-star Vanderbilt commit Donovan Kaufman (5-9, 195, Sr.).  Projected as a safety by 247Sports, Kaufman moves around the field for the Raiders.  He’s joined by three-star defensive end Jordon Williams, a South Alabama commit, and Colorado cornerback commit Gavin Holmes.  Next:  vs. Ruston (1-2)

7) Destrehan (3-0) previous rank (7) last week:  beat St. Paul’s, 27-6.  Former Mississippi State wide receiver commit Quincy Brown totaled seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Wildcats handed St. Paul’s its first defeat, according to Trevor Ritchie.  Quarterback Damarius Jackson was 15 of 20 for 229 yards and four TD.  Next:  at no. 10 St. James (3-0)

8) Neville (3-0) previous rank (8) last week:  beat Ouachita, 38-35.  The Tigers beat east-side rival Ouachita for the ninth straight time, according to Zack Walker.  With 24 seconds left, Javon Carter scored from the one-yard line to keep Neville unbeaten.  Andrew Brister was 10 of 18 for 97 yards passing and two touchdowns.  Next:  at no. 3 St. Thomas More (3-0)

9) Haughton (3-0) previous rank (10) last week:  beat Woodlawn-Shreveport, 56-12.  The Buccaneers sprinted to a 42-6 halftime lead last week, according to the Bossier Press-Tribune.  Quarterback Peyton Stovall, an Arkansas baseball commit, tossed three touchdown passes in the first quarter.  Next:  vs. Byrd (0-3)

10) St. James (3-0) previous rank (11) last week:  beat Riverdale, 35-13.  St. James head coach Robert Valdez notched his 100th career victory, according to Perry Pitre.  Sean LeBouef carried 11 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns.  Next:  vs. no. 7 Destrehan (3-0)

11) West Monroe (2-1) previous rank (9) last week:  lost to Longview (Tx.), 17-7.   The Rebels scored first against East Texas power Longview but couldn’t hold on as the Lobos won their 20th straight, according to Lee Hiller.  West Monroe managed only 151 yards of total offense.  Next:  vs. Evangel Christian (1-2)

12) Notre Dame (3-0) previous rank (13) last week:  beat Comeaux, 28-13.  The top-ranked Class 2A team defeated a 5A foe for the second straight week, according to Steve Peloquin.  C.J. Thibodeaux ran 23 times for 144 yards and a TD.  Thibodeaux ranks second in rushing in the Lafayette area with 437 yards and five TD.  Next:  at Teurlings Catholic (3-0) 

13) Bastrop (3-0) previous rank (14) last week:  beat Carroll, 52-28.  No other details were available.  Next:  vs. Richwood (1-2)

14) Breaux Bridge (3-0) previous rank (NR) last week:  beat St. Martinville, 39-19.  Southern Miss wide receiver commit Dartravien Girod, who leads the Lafayette area in receiving (14-401, 4 TD), caught four passes for 106 yards and the Tigers had two 100-yard rushers in a revenge win at St. Martinville.  Next:  at Eunice (3-0)

15) Alexandria (3-0) previous rank (NR) last week:  beat Parkway, 42-0.  Judd Barton threw touchdown passes for 58 and 35 yards to Derrald Moore as the Trojans spoiled Parkway’s homecoming, according to Channing Ewing.  Next:  at Peabody (3-0)


Dropped Out:  No. 12 Lafayette Christian (2-1), No. 15 Warren Easton (1-1)

Dozen Teams on the Bubble:  Carencro (2-1), Northwood (3-0), Lakeshore (3-0), Eunice (3-0), Leesville (3-0), Teurlings Catholic (3-0), Brother Martin (3-0), Sterlington (3-0), Lafayette Christian (2-1), East St. John (2-1), Iota (3-0), Brother Martin (3-0)  

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