Louisiana 5A Top 10 Rankings - Week 4

It's shaping up to be a deep year in terms of strong and talented squads in Louisiana's 5A classification. More than a dozen programs are currently undefeated, including Brother Martin and DE Julien Obioha.

(Last week's rank indicated in parentheses)

1. CARENCRO (1) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Bears defeated Lafayette High, 49-7. WR Shawn Thomas set a school-record with 10 receptions, according to Bobby Ardoin of the (Baton Rouge) Advocate. RB Alex Johnson ran for 141 yards to up his season total to 961. Junior wingback Jaylan Rose dashed for two scores (had five the previous week) and QB Jalen Nixon tossed a TD pass. The Carencro defense, which allowed 49 points two weeks ago to Calvary Baptist, hunkered down behind three-star DL Jacoby Briscoe. The Bears are currently ranked No. 48 in the nation. This week: at Sam Houston (2-2)

2. ST. PAUL'S (2) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Wolves defeated Covington, 31-7. Senior FB Dylan Long (McNeese St. offer) rushed for 61 yards and QB Patrick Duncan was 7-of-12 passing for 122 yards. Trent Domingue booted a 32-yard field goal. Kris Brumfield ran for a TD, his fifth of the year on the ground (has one receiving). Junior safety Jay Washington (pictured at bottom) had a stellar effort, halting a drive in the red zone with an interception, blocking a punt and recording a sack, according to Ted Lewis of the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. This week: Mandeville (4-0)

3. DUTCHTOWN (3) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Griffins defeated Zachary, 43-22. Landon Collins went off for 179 yards on seven carries with four TDs. Dutchtown piled up 450 yards rushing, with RB Austen Brown (157) and QB Mason Nickens (139) both having great success. Corey McBride broke an 81-yard kick return to set up a TD, according to Robin Fambrough of the (Baton Rouge) Advocate. Nickens has a big target in 6-foot-3 junior WR Shelby Christy. DL Darrien Batiste is committed to UL-Lafayette. This week: at Destrehan (2-2)

4. ACADIANA (4) -- (3-1) -- Last week, the Rams defeated Sam Houston, 44-0. Senior QB Stryker Trahan, an Ole Miss baseball commit, was brutally efficient (3-of-3 passing, 110 yards, two TDs). He also ran for 33 yards, according to Kevin Foote of the (Lafayette) Advertiser. Shane Francis galloped for 147 yards and two TDs on only four carries (97 long). Jeff Brown accumulated 117 yards rushing. Defensive linemen Claude George (junior DE) and D'ondre Chanet (senior DT) were outstanding up front, as Sam Houston was limited to 68 yards rushing and 78 passing. This week: at Sulphur (2-2)

5. MANDEVILLE (6) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Skippers defeated East Ascension, 27-14. Senior QB Matt Bergeron connected on 17-of-28 attempts for 255 yards and three touchdowns. WR Xavier Marcus caught two TD passes for the second consecutive week. Charles Jones ran for a touchdown. Junior LB Preston Winget is an integral part of a swarming defense that is yielding only nine points per game. This week: at No. 2 St. Paul's (4-0)

6. C.E. BYRD (7) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Yellow Jackets defeated Ruston, 42-14. Junior FB Xavier Long rushed for a career-high 147 yards with three TDs, according to Kelly Morris of the Shreveport Times. Nicholas Peoples returned two punts that led to touchdowns. Byrd has scored a minimum of 30 points in every game. This week: Open

7. BROTHER MARTIN (8) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Crusaders defeated John Ehret, 28-0. RB John West reached the end zone on runs of one and seven yards, according to Mike Strom of the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. DB Larry Jordan scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. DE Julien Obioha is committed to Texas A&M. Brother Martin's defense has surrendered only 29 points on the year (with two shutouts). This week: Higgins (2-1)

8. SCOTLANDVILLE (9) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Hornets defeated 2A Northeast, 49-8. Junior WR Larry Clark caught four passes with a touchdown. Scotlandville has outscored its opponents by a 50-4 margin. This week: at McKinley (2-2)

9. JESUIT (10) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Blue Jays defeated 3A De La Salle, 48-0. Jesuit converted on all six of its first-half possessions, according to William Dunn of the Times-Picayune. QB Cam Dobbins and RB Paul Stanton have been familiar faces in the end zone this year, and the duo accounted for multiple TDs on Friday. Three-star LB Deion Jones (Nebraska commit) and the Blue Jays defense stymied De La Salle (allowing under 130 yards total offense). This week: John Ehret (0-4)

10. WEST JEFFERSON (NR) -- (4-0) -- Last week, the Buccaneers defeated Destrehan, 26-14. Junior athlete Ronald Lewis - projected as a wide receiver on the next level - is currently the starting QB. A 43-yard keeper by Lewis gave the Buccaneers a lead they'd never relinquish. DB Sylvester Grimble did outstanding one-on-one work vs. Destrehan four-star WR Rickey Jefferson. This week: at 4A Hammond (1-3)

ON THE BUBBLE: Haughton (4-0), Fontainebleau (4-0), Archbishop Rummel (3-0), Chalmette (4-0), Parkway (4-0), Bonnabel (3-0)

DROPPED OUT: Zachary (3-1)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Landon Collins, Dutchtown

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sylvester Grimble, West Jefferson


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