Louisiana 2A Top 10 Rankings - Week 4
Torrey Bell
Torrey Bell
South Recruiting
Posted Sep 29, 2011
Mike Coppage

To no one's surprise, John Curtis Christian continues its stranglehold on the Class 2A No. 1 ranking, easily cruising past Cohen by a 45-0 margin. Read further to find out what happened across the state in 2A and get your Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players of the week.

(last week's rank indicated in parentheses)

1. JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN (1) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Patriots defeated Cohen, 45-0. George Moreira, sophomore RB, gained 87 yards on seven carries, according to Joseph Halm of the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. Sherman Badie (junior) ran for 53 yards on only three attempts with two going for TDs. Junior DB Richard Allen -- who clocked a sub-4.4 at the New Orleans Under Armour Combine -- returned a pick for a touchdown. Badie is averaging 15.5 yards per carry on the year, while fellow junior Tevin Horton (21-211) is averaging 10.5. Mississippi State commit Torrey Bell has five sacks. This week: at Riverside Academy (3-1)

2. WEST ST. MARY (3) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Wolfpack defeated 3A Kaplan, 72-22. WR Daijuan Stewart, an SMU commit, was sensational. The senior dialed up 404 yards receiving with a half-dozen touchdowns (five in the first quarter). Junior QB Trevell Dixon threw for more than 500 yards. ATH Jontrey Tillman is committed to Stanford. Three-star OL/DL Jerald Hawkins (6-6, 290) is committed to LSU. This week: 5A Walker (1-3)

3. WINNFIELD (4) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated 3A Westlake, 26-20. "Alonzo Moore (Nebraska, Mississippi State offers) and Trey Gilbert are animals," said Westlake RB Devin Eaglin to Scout.com following the game. "Moore is good in the open field; he is real shifty and fast." This week: 3A North DeSoto (3-1)

4. EVANGEL CHRISTIAN (2) -- (1-3) -- Last week, the Eagles lost to 4A St. Thomas More, 41-27. Trey Taylor threw for 330 yards and had a hand (three passing, one rushing) in all four of his team's TDs. WR Judah Jones went deep on an 80-yard touchdown grab. Cornerback D.J. Gatlin had an interception and defensive end Jammerio Gross set up a touchdown by snatching an errant pigskin from the air near the St. Thomas More goal-line. Trent Taylor (brother of Trey) grabbed a 10-yard TD pass. This week: at 5A Ouachita Parish (3-1)

5. EPISCOPAL (5) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Knights defeated 1A Christian Life, 49-28. RB Michael Henry and QB Vincent Dellocono teamed up for 275 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Episcopal's offense drove up and down the field to the tune of 660 yards. DE Tylor Harris is a big-time prospect. 6-foot-6 WR Brian Bridgewater (four-star basketball prospect) racked up 69 yards receiving. This week: Many (4-0)

6. UNIVERSITY LAB (6) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Cubs defeated 3A Loyola College Prep, 41-14. Kyle Crifasi found his target on 10-of-11 passes for 150 yards and three TDs. Bruising underclassmen Nicholas Brossette bulled his way to 59 yards rushing with two TDs. Loyola entered the game with an successful passing attack but was stymied by the Cubs (six sacks, three interceptions). WR Tristan Cooper caught two of Crifasi's scoring strikes. This week: 5A Live Oak (2-2)

7. CALVARY BAPTIST (7) -- (2-2) -- Last week the Cavaliers defeated 4A Teurlings Catholic, 64-54. Senior Brandon Wilson (pictured at bottom) turned on the jets, rushing for 302 yards, including two fourth quarter touchdowns that preserved the win. Cody Bordelon caught four passes for 150 yards (three went for TDs). QB Nik McCarty has thrown for 1,053 yards on the season. This week: at Redemptorist (1-3)

8. HOLY SAVIOR MENARD (8) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated 3A Jena, 33-8. John Gutierrez ran for a 57-yard TD, according to Raymond Partsch of the (Alexandria) Town Talk. Gutierrez (senior RB) and junior back Jacob Mathews each have topped the 300-yard mark in rushing and are averaging a healthy nine yards per carry. This week: at 3A Buckeye (2-2)

9. LOREAUVILLE (9) -- (3-1) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated 3A Madison Parish, 37-0. Junior Jermaine Antoine ran for couple of first quarter touchdowns as Loreauville built a commanding lead. Senior Nick Julien's 160 yards on the ground gave him a total of 772 (third overall in the state). This week: at 1A Hamilton Christian (0-4)

10. MANY (10) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated 1A Logansport, 67-18. Tripp Davis make his aerials count, hitting on 8-of-14 attempts for 214 yards and four TDs. The senior should eclipse the 1,000-yard passing mark early in this week's game (has 976). Cory Manning is averaging 6.22 yards per carry with three rushing TDs and one receiving. DB Landon Fredieu is committed to Northwestern State. This week: at No. 5 Episcopal (4-0)

10. CATHOLIC-NEW IBERIA (10) -- (3-1) -- Last week, the Panthers defeated 3A-ranked Church Point, 29-13. Joe Lissard rang up 237 yards passing with three touchdowns vs. a Church Point defense that was allowing only two points per game. Blake Byrom hauled in two scoring strikes from Lissard and Rhett Gonsoulin caught the other. This week: 3A Notre Dame (2-2)

ON THE BUBBLE: Lake Arthur (4-0), Riverside Academy (3-1)


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Daijuan Stewart, West St. Mary

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Richard Allen, John Curtis Christian

RB Brandon Wilson

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