Louisiana Overall Top 15 Rankings (Week 5)

Louisiana Overall Top 15 Rankings (Week 5)

STM WR Jack Bech

1) John Curtis Christian (4-0) Previous Rank (1) last week:  beat St. Augustine, 36-22.  In the Catholic League opener for both teams, Curtis survived a scare from a salty St. Aug squad that trailed by only one point (15-14) at the half and tied the game at 22-22 in the fourth quarter.  Senior Army quarterback commit Collin Guggenheim ran for 189 yards and four touchdowns, according to Darrell Williams.  He also threw an interception that gave the Purple Knights the chance to take the lead late in the game, but St. Aug squandered the opportunity with a missed 28-yard field goal attempt.  Next:   vs. Lake Placid (FL) (3-3)

2) St. Thomas More (4-0) Previous Rank (3) last week:  beat then-no. 8 Neville, 35-6.  A showdown between highly-ranked Class 4A clubs turned into a one-sided game in Lafayette.  After falling behind 3-0, STM scored three times to take a 21-3 lead.  Harvard commit Caleb Holstein threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns, both to junior wide receiver Jack Bech.  For the year, Holstein has thrown for 1,275 yards and 15 touchdowns with three interceptions.  Bech, who caught four passes for 117 yards, has 30 receptions for 472 yards and seven TD.  Junior running back Tobin Thevenot rushed for 140 yards on 18 carries with two TD.  The STM defense held Neville under 60 yards rushing.  Next:  vs. No. 4 Catholic-Baton Rouge (4-0)

3) Acadiana (4-0) Previous Rank (4) last week:  beat Sulphur, 70-14.  After spotting Sulphur an early 7-0 lead, the Wreckin’ Rams responded with 30 straight points in the first quarter.  According to Steve Peloquin, Army commit Dillan Monette gained 102 yards on four rushes with two touchdowns.  That gives Monette 455 yards rushing on 50 carries this year with nine touchdowns.  Next:  at Southside (3-1)

4) Catholic-BR (4-0) Previous Rank (5) last week:  beat then-no. 2 Edna Karr, 47-12.  According to Charles Salzer, the Bears reeled off 40 unanswered points to pummel the defending Class 4A state champs.  The Catholic defense held Karr to 284 total yards, while Josh Parker ran for 164 yards on 14 attempts with two touchdowns.  Next:  at no. 2 St. Thomas More (4-0) 

5) Archbishop Rummel (4-0) Previous Rank (6) last week:  beat Ruston, 41-0.  The Raiders still haven’t allowed an opponent to reach the end zone.  According to Les East, the Rummel defense forced seven turnovers Saturday, including five interceptions in the first half.  That gives the Raiders 17 total takeaways.  Quarterback Jeff Wickersham had a hand in five touchdowns.  Next:  vs. Archbishop Shaw (2-2)

6) St. James (4-0) Previous Rank (10) last week:  beat then-no. 7 Destrehan, 31-24.  Class 3A St. James jumped out to a 31-10 lead before holding off a late comeback bid by the 5A Wildcats.  According to Ryan Arena, J’kory Ester returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats an insurmountable lead early in the fourth quarter.  Next:  at Assumption (4-0)

7) Haughton (4-0) Previous Rank (9) last week:  beat Byrd, 35-14.  Arkansas baseball commit Peyton Stovall has been accurate with his passing, completing 35 of 51 for 625 yards and six touchdowns with one interception.  Next:  vs. Benton (3-1)

8) West Monroe (3-1) Previous Rank (11) last week:  beat Evangel Christian, 23-7.  The Rebels defeated Evangel for the second time in six meetings, according to Cory Diaz.  Derome Williams rushed for 244 yards on 24 carries.  ULM QB commit Garrett Kahmann returned to action for the first time following a shoulder injury suffered earlier this year.  Next:  at Neville (3-1) 

9) Notre Dame (4-0) Previous Rank (12) last week:  beat Teurlings Catholic, 42-31.  C.J. Thibodeaux was unstoppable for the Pioneers vs. Teurlings with 304 yards rushing on 25 carries and four touchdowns.  Thibodeaux is second among the state’s leading rushers with 747 yards and nine TD on 96 carries.  Next:  vs. Kaplan (2-2)

10) Bastrop (4-0) Previous Rank (13) last week:  beat Richwood, 35-12.  The Rams raced to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter before Richwood climbed back into contention with the score 19-12 at the half.  After that, it was all Rams, according to Marq Mitcham.  Cartavious Allen dashed 48 yards to open the scoring.  Next:  vs. Ouachita (2-2)

11) Breaux Bridge (4-0) Previous Rank (14) last week:  beat Eunice, 28-15.  Southern Miss WR commit Dartravien Girod, the state’s leading receiver, caught five passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns, according to Rhett Manuel.  Girod has a total of 19 catches for 596 yards and seven TDs.  He’s averaging more than 31 yards per catch.  Next:  vs. Teurlings Catholic (3-1)

12) Alexandria (4-0) Previous Rank (15) last week:  beat Peabody, 47-0.  According to Lamar Gafford, ASH junior quarterback Judd Barton was 13 of 16 for 233 yards passing and five TDs.  Next:  vs. Green Oaks (1-3)

13) Destrehan (3-1) Previous Rank (7) last week:  lost to then-no. 10 St. James, 31-24.  The Wildcats staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback before falling on the road.  WR Quincy Brown caught 10 passes for 191 yards and a TD.  Next:  vs. H.L. Bourgeois (1-3)

14) Brother Martin (4-0) Previous Rank (NR) last week:  beat Jesuit, 31-7.  The Crusaders held a commanding 24-0 lead at the half, according to Will Peneguy.  Quarterback Garrett Mmahat tossed TD passes covering 74 and 62 yards.  Next:  Open

15) Carencro (3-1) Previous Rank (NR) last week:  beat Washington-Marion, 71-22.   Junior running backs Kendrell Williams and Traylon Prejean have each eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in the last two games.  Next:  at St. Martinville (2-2)

Dropped Out:  No. 8 Neville (3-1), No. 2 Edna Karr (2-2) 

On the Bubble:  Northwood (4-0), Lakeshore (4-0), Westgate (3-1), Lafayette Christian (3-1), Calvary Baptist (4-0), Iota (4-0), Sterlington (4-0), Leesville (4-0), East St. John (3-1), Assumption (4-0), Newman (4-0), Opelousas Catholic (4-0), St. Charles Catholic (4-0), Thibodaux (4-0)