Louisiana 1A/2A Top 10 Rankings - Week 8

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John Curtis Christian and TE Dillon Gordon (LSU commit) are ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, and the Patriots have a special game this week against J.S. Clark (0-8). Read further to find out why it's a monumental night for the Patriots and learn what else is going on around the state in Class A and 2A.

  • CLASS 2A

    (last week's rank indicated in parentheses)

    1. JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN (1) -- Last week, the Patriots were open. Head coach J.T. Curtis Jr. goes for his 500th career victory this week. Junior RB Sherman Badie is averaging over 18 yards per carry. Fellow junior back Tevin Horton is stepping off more than 10 yards per rush. DE Torrey Bell has been a terror off the edge. The Mississippi State commit leads the team in sacks. This week: at J.S. Clark (0-8)

    2. CALVARY BAPTIST (4) -- Last week, the Cavaliers defeated No. 8 Evangel Christian, 42-38. Senior Brandon Wilson broke loose for 173 yards rushing with three TDs. He added a fourth TD on a 99-yard kick return. This week: Mansfield (3-5)

    3. WINNFIELD (2) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated Red River, 61-0. Winnfield has outscored its last three opponents by a 171-14 margin. WR Alonzo Moore has offers from Nebraska and Mississippi State. This week: 4A West Ouachita (2-6)

    3. UNIVERSITY LAB (3) -- Last week, the Cubs defeated Dunham, 52-28. Manny Miles (son of LSU head coach Les Miles) caught a TD pass, as did Tristan Cooper (son of LSU assistant Ron Cooper). This week: Northeast (1-7)

    5. CATHOLIC-NEW IBERIA (6) -- Last week, the Panthers defeated then-No. 5 Loreauville, 28-26. QB Joe Lissard threw for 237 yards. This week: at Delcambre (3-5)

    6. EPISCOPAL (7) -- (7-1) -- Last week, the Knights defeated Northeast, 42-12. This week: at Capitol (1-7)

    7. LOREAUVILLE (5) -- (6-2) -- Last week, the Tigers lost to Catholic-New Iberia, 28-26. Nick Julien ran for three touchdowns. This week: 3A North Vermilion (5-3)

    8. EVANGEL CHRISTIAN (8) -- (3-5) -- Last week, the Eagles lost to Calvary Baptist, 42-38. Evangel's five losses have come to opponents with a combined record of 36-6. This week: at North Webster (1-7)

    9. RIVERSIDE ACADEMY (9) -- (6-2) -- Last week, the Rebels defeated Carver, 38-30. Riverside's only losses are to 2A No. 1 John Curtis and 3A No. 4 Loranger. This week: at Newman (3-5)

    10. HOLY SAVIOR MENARD (10) -- (7-1) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated Lakeview, 49-16. Menard's only setback was to Winnfield. This week: Red River (2-6)

    DROPPED OUT: None

    ON THE BUBBLE: Kinder (7-1), Many (6-2)

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Wilson, Calvary Baptist (pictured below)

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Winnfield Defense

  • CLASS 1A

    (last week's rank indicated in parentheses)

    1. OUACHITA CHRISTIAN (1) -- (8-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated Arcadia, 64-6. As a team, OCS has 19 TD passes with no interceptions. This week: at No. 7 Cedar Creek (7-1)

    2. VERMILION CATHOLIC (2) -- (8-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated Sojourner Truth, 60-8. Jacoby Davis is the state's 7th-leading rusher with 1,338 yards. This week: Ascension Episcopal (3-5)

    3. MANGHAM (3) -- (8-0) -- Last week, the Dragons defeated Oak Grove, 42-13. Mangham has beaten its last three foes by a combined score of 129-13. This week: at Delhi (1-7)

    4. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4) -- (7-1) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated Gueydan, 52-6. Lloyd Grogan, Jovon Johnson, Dontrell Brown and Joshua Singleton all got into the scoring column. This week: at Hanson Memorial (6-2)

    5. HAYNESVILLE (5) -- (7-1) -- Last week, the Golden Tornado defeated Logansport, 47-14. Head coach David Franklin's troops have only lost to 5A Natchitoches-Central. This week: Oak Grove (4-4)

    6. WEST ST. JOHN (6) -- (6-2) -- Last week, the Rams defeated White Castle, 51-8. Led by four-star LSU commit Ronnie Feist (pictured below), West St. John has won four of its last five. This week: No. 10 St. John-Plaquemine (6-2)

    7. CEDAR CREEK (7) -- (7-1) -- Last week, the Cougars defeated Louisiana New Tech (Plain Dealing), 61-20. Head coach Corwyn Aldredge's club has only lost to Haynesville. This week: No. 1 Ouachita Christian (8-0)

    8. ST. MARTIN'S EPISCOPAL (10) -- (7-0) -- Last week, the Saints defeated Haynes Academy, 34-10. St. Martin's has yielded only 30 total points over the past five games. This week: Crescent City Christian (4-3)

    9. WESTMINSTER ACADEMY (NR) -- (6-2) -- Last week, the Crusaders defeated Catholic-Pointe Coupee, 42-7. Westminster has won five straight after early losses to 2A Loreauville and 3A Port Barre. This week: Sacred Heart (6-2)

    10. ST. JOHN-PLAQUEMINE (NR) -- (6-2) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated East Iberville, 62-0. St. John, which has won four consecutive contests, is on statewide television tonight vs. West St. John. This week: at No. 6 West St. John (6-2)

    DROPPED OUT: Elton (7-1), St. Mary's (6-2)

    ON THE BUBBLE: Country Day (6-2)

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Joshua Singleton, Central Catholic (threw for four TDs and ran for another)

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Andrew Allain, Westminster (10 tackles, three hurries, blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown)

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