Louisiana Notebook

Weston Steelhammer and the Calvary Baptist Cavaliers upset reigning Class 5A state champ West Monroe last week, 40-29. Tonight, Calvary - ranked No. 2 in Class 2A - takes on another 5A juggernaut in Carencro. Read further for a look around the state.

  • Commitments

    Evangel Christian MLB X'Zavier Preston (pictured below) committed to Oregon State. The nation's 60th-ranked prospect, Preston passes the eye test. He's a menace roaming the field for ECA defensive coordinator Byron Dawson. Oregon State signed safety Cyril Noland from Ruston this year.

    Three-star WR Ronald Lewis of Class 5A No. 1 West Jefferson committed to Arizona State. Lewis had an incredible kick return for a touchdown last week.

  • Offers

    Tennessee and Stanford offered John Curtis Christian junior CB Terrence Alexander.

    Vanderbilt and Mississippi State offered WR Malachi Dupre (6-4, 185, JR), also out of John Curtis Christian.

    UCLA, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and San Diego State all offered Westlake junior TE/WR Jacory Washington.

  • Lagniappe

    Barbe, led by LSU TE commit Desean Smith and junior WR Trey Quinn, romped over Washington-Marion and four-star LSU LB commit Melvin Jones, 47-14.

    Jestin Kelly ran for four touchdowns in Port Allen's 40-26 win over Point Coupee Central. Kelly is a transfer from Redemptorist who is more widely known as a linebacker than an offensive player, although he has the earmarks of an outstanding fullback.

    Loranger four-star LSU commit Jeryl Brazil is out for tonight's game vs. Pearl River with an arm injury. The Wolves are ranked No. 2 in Class 3A.

    John Curtis Christian standouts Kenny Young, Terrence Alexander and Duke Riley were among a group of Patriots that visited LSU last weekend. Those three could visit Ole Miss tomorrow.

    National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons has tirelessly traveled the state this week, and tonight he'll be at the Edna Karr/Destrehan game. Lots of talent on hand for that one, including four-star TE Standish Dobard (Miami commit) and four-star CB Noel Ellis (Texas A&M commit) from Karr, and four-star WR/CB Rickey Jefferson from Destrehan.

    Destrehan also features junior QB Donovan Isom, junior LB Rae Juan Marbley and senior OL Noland Sharpe. Karr has two tremendous juniors in Devante Noil and Gerald Willis.

  • Rankings

    The Class 2A rankings were spotlighted yesterday with an article. Here are the remainder of this week's rankings (last week's ranking indicated in parentheses):

    5A

    1. West Jefferson (1-0) (2)

    2. Barbe (2-0) (4)

    3. Archbishop Rummel (1-0) (6)

    4. Acadiana (2-0) (7)

    5. West Monroe (1-1) (1)

    6. Destrehan (1-0) (8)

    7. Carencro (1-0) (NR)

    8. St. Paul's (0-2) (3)

    9. Dutchtown (2-0) (NR)

    10. Lafayette (2-0) (NR)

    Player of the Week: QB Chavin Gougis (West Jefferson) Threw for five touchdowns on 15-of-22 passing

    4A

    1. Edna Karr (1-0) (1)

    2. Neville (2-0) (2)

    3. St. Augustine (2-0) (3)

    4. Lutcher (1-0) (5)

    5. Salmen (1-0) (6)

    6. O.P. Walker (1-0) (7)

    7. Teurlings Catholic (2-0) (10)

    8. Helen Cox (2-0) (10)

    9. St. Michael (2-0) (NR)

    10. Archbishop Shaw (1-0) (NR)

    Player of the Week: Junior RB Christopher Thomas (Salmen) sliced and diced his way through Riverside Academy's defense for 330 yards and four TDs on 14 carries as the Spartans cruised to a 51-8 win.

    3A

    1. Parkview Baptist (1-0) (1)

    2. Loranger (1-0) (2)

    3. Port Allen (1-0) (3)

    4. Notre Dame (1-0) (6)

    5. Westlake (1-0) (7)

    6. St. Charles Catholic (0-1) (4)

    7. Amite (0-1) (5)

    8. Rayne (2-0) (8)

    9. Eunice (2-0) (9)

    10. E.D. White (2-0) (NR)

    Player of the Week: Jeryl Brazil (Loranger) Ran for 178 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in win over University. Also completed 8-of-13 passes for 105 yards.

    1A

    1. West Saint John (1-0) (1)

    2. Ouachita Christian (2-0) (2)

    3. Kentwood (2-0) (3)

    4. Vermilion Catholic (2-0) (4)

    5. Cedar Creek (2-0) (6)

    6. Haynesville (1-1) (7)

    7. White Castle (2-0) (NR)

    8. Oak Grove (1-1) (8)

    9. Westminster Christian (2-0) (NR)

    10. Catholic Pointe Coupee (2-0) (NR)


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