Louisiana 1A Top 10 Rankings - Week 1

Dontrell Brown caught a TD pass, kicked an extra point, and grabbed another pass for a two-point conversion in top-ranked Central Catholic's 15-12 win over 2A-ranked Loreauville last Thursday night. This week, the Eagles look to put the No. 1 spot on lock when they collide with defending state champ White Castle.

Note: These rankings are solely the opinion of the author and are not the opinion of the experts who compile Scout.com's official Top 50 National Rankings.

  • CLASS 1A

    (Preseason rank indicated in parentheses)

    1. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated 2A No. 10 Loreauville, 15-12. Lloyd Grogan averaged over six yards per carry and wreaked havoc on defense. QB Joshua Singleton plays with a mean streak when he's on the other side of the football at DB; Singleton knocked Loreauville's QB out of the game with a crushing hit. This week: No. 2 White Castle (1-0)

    2. WHITE CASTLE (2) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Bulldogs defeated 3A Glen Oaks, 25-0. RB Tyre Bracken (Memphis offer) gained 161 yards and scored twice - all in the first half. Isaac O'Bear kicked a 23-yard field goal for the defending state champs. This week: at No. 1 Central Catholic (1-0)

    3. OUACHITA CHRISTIAN (3) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated 4A Franklin Parish, 42-30. Sophomore QB Quin Graves tossed TD passes to four different receivers, including senior Mark Laird (4-90, 37 yards per kickoff return). This week: 3A Rayville (1-0)

    4. WEST ST. JOHN (4) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Rams defeated 3A St. James, 18-12. Jairus Moll recovered a fumble and set up his own game-tying TD run to send the contest into overtime. Kylum Favorite promptly scored the game-winning TD for the Rams, who also got 107 yards rushing from Jeremy Jackson. This week: 2A South Plaquemines (0-1)

    5. ST. MARY'S (5) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Tigers defeated 2A Lakeview, 56-32. RB Derion Porchia rambled for 227 yards and five touchdowns, accompanied by four catches for 66 yards. This week: 2A Jeanerette (0-1)

    6. KENTWOOD (7) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Kangaroos defeated 3A Bogalusa, 36-6. No details were available. This week: at 3A Jewel Sumner (1-0)

    7. HAYNESVILLE (8) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Golden Tors defeated 2A North Webster, 25-6. QB DeMarcus Jackson had a hand in three TDs (ran for two, passed for one). This week: at Magnolia (Ark.) (1-0)

    8. BLOCK (9) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Bears defeated 3A Vidalia, 40-12. Senior RB Vashawn Davis was unstoppable, piling up 163 yards on seven carries (23.3 yards per carry) with two TDs. This week: 2A Ferriday

    9. ST. JOHN-PLAQUEMINE (10) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Eagles defeated 4A Belaire, 51-22. Christian Primeaux and Davante Williams combined for 313 yards rushing. Williams also snatched an interception. This week: 3A Livonia (1-0)

    10. WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN (NR) -- (1-0) -- Last week, the Crusaders defeated 2A Ville Platte, 28-13. Second quarter TD runs by Wesley Bellard and Tyler Louviere erased a 7-0 deficit; Louviere chipped in with another touchdown in the third quarter. This week: at 3A Port Barre (1-0)

    ON THE BUBBLE: Vermilion Catholic (1-0), Cedar Creek (1-0), Country Day (1-0), Sacred Heart (1-0)

    DROPPED OUT: Oak Grove (0-1)

    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Darion Porchia, St. Mary's

    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jairus Moll, West St. John

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