Louisiana 2A Week 1 Team Rankings

No. 1 John Curtis Christian stormed back from a 7-6 halftime deficit to end St. Paul's lengthy regular season winning steak on the road Saturday afternoon. What's happening around 2A?

(last week's record in parentheses)

1. JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN (1) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Patriots defeated 5A No. 3 St. Paul's 26-7. Junior RB Raekwon James scored two touchdowns. Sophomore safety Hunter Dale picked off a pass, as did senior teammate Richard Allen (Tulane commit). WR Malachi Dupre caught three passes for 58 yards. QB Patrick Morton ran for a four-yard TD. This week: vs. nationally-ranked Tampa (FL) Plant (1-0) at the Superdome.

2. UNIVERSITY LAB (2) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Cubs defeated 5A East Ascension, 42-14. Jarrod Franklin had a 76-yard pick-six, RB Nick Brossette gained 179 yards and QB Nik Kragthorpe was 15-of-19 passing. This week: vs. 3A No. 2 Loranger (0-0)

3. CALVARY BAPTIST (3) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Cavaliers defeated 5A Natchitoches-Central, 34-7. QB Daniel Fitzwater fired four touchdown passes. This week: vs. 5A No. 1 West Monroe (1-0) at Independence Stadium in Shreveport

4. WINNFIELD (4) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated Jonesboro-Hodge, 45-0. LSU defensive end commit Michael Patterson returned a blocked punt for six points. Travis Dorsey rushed for two touchdowns. This week: at 3A Marksville (1-0)

5. EVANGEL CHRISTIAN (5) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated 4A Huntington, 61-0. Louisiana Tech commit Trey Taylor had an interception return for a touchdown. This week: vs. Texas High (Texarkana, TX) (1-0)

6. LOREAUVILLE (6) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated 1A state-ranked Central Catholic, 54-31. Senior Jermaine Antoine (pictured, bottom) went wild (258 yards rushing with five TDs on 20 carries). This week: vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (0-0)

7. CATHOLIC-NEW IBERIA (7) -- (0-1) -- Last week, the Panthers lost to 4A Teurlings Catholic, 19-7. QB Joe Lissard threw for 185 yards with a TD to sophomore Jason Pellerin. This week: vs. 3A Erath (1-0)

8. MANY (8) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated Oakdale, 30-19. Senior RB Cortez Sweet racked up 52 yards with a TD for head coach Jess Curtis. This week: at 5A Southwood (0-0)

9. CARVER (9) -- (0-0) -- Last week, the Rams were idle. Marshall Faulk's alma mater is likely in its final year of football after being taking over by the New Orleans Recovery School District. This week: Idle

10. EPISCOPAL (10) -- (0-0) -- Last week, the Knights were open. This week: 1A Ascension Catholic (1-0)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jermaine Antoine (6-0, 195, SR). The senior spearheaded Loreauville's shootout win over Central Catholic with 258 yards rushing and five touchdowns.


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