Senior LB Duke Riley has 74 tackles. He'll attend this weekend's LSU/Alabama game with junior LB Kenny Young, junior CB Terrence Alexander, Dupre and Badie. Ole Miss has offered Young; the Rebels have also offered Alexander, as has Vanderbilt, Stanford, Tennessee and Tulane.
The Patriots have recorded 29 sacks with senior MLB/Tulane commit Eric Thomas (450-pound bench) leading the way (six sacks). Strong safety Brandon Porter (pictured below), a San Diego State pledge, had a huge game on the big stage vs. Tampa Plant. Cornerback Richard Allen is committed to Tulane. Allen (4.38 speed) is averaging nearly 32 yards per punt return. Senior DL Cyle Cortez has a Southeastern Louisiana offer. Sophomore safety Hunter Dale holds four offers (Florida, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Tulane).
2. EDNA KARR (2) - (8-0) This week's West Bank rivalry grudge match vs. O. Perry Walker lost some of its luster after the Chargers lost for the first time (Archbishop Shaw upset O.P. Walker).
Karr four-star CB Noel Ellis, a Texas A&M commit, has also spent time at safety over the past few weeks. Four-star TE Standish Dobard is committed to Miami. Five-star Gerald Willis is ranked No. 2 in the nation among 2014 DEs. Devante Noil, another elite junior prospect, is a four-star wide receiver who primarily plays QB for the Cougars.
3. Tie NEVILLE (3) - (9-0) Head coach Mickey McCarty and the Tigers are ready to defend their Class 4A state title. Neville is 9-0 with an open date this week to get rested and re-energized for the road to the Dome. The Tigers have a stifling defense that has limited seven opponents to single-digit scoring. Neville's D, which includes five-star 2014 defensive back Laurence Jones, is allowing less than seven points per game. Four-star LSU commit John Diarse (pictured below), the Neville starting quarterback, accounted for two TDs in last week's 28-0 win over Franklin Parish. According to power ratings gurus, the Tigers should be a lock for the No. 1 seed in 4A.
3. ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL (3) - (8-0) The Raiders from Metairie can wrap up a perfect season this week vs. Brother Martin, which must upset Rummel to make the playoffs. Last week, Rummel blasted previously-unbeaten Jesuit, 38-17. Senior QB Damian Williams, ranked nationally at his position, carried 25 times for 158 yards and three TDs, according to Bill Bumgarner with the Advocate.
5. PARKVIEW BAPTIST (5) - (8-0) Senior CB Manuel Mukes picked off two passes in PBS' 28-7 win over West Feliciana. Senior RB Hezekiah Randolph, who is getting a serious look from the in-state Ragin' Cajuns, gained 192 yards with three touchdowns. Parkview is open this week.
6. LUTCHER (7) - (8-0) Class 4A is crowded with salty teams such as Karr, Neville, Teurlings Catholic, St. Thomas More, O.P. Walker and Lutcher. The latter coasted to another easy victory last week at home vs. Assumption (35-6). Lutcher has limited its past six opponents to single-digit scoring; that includes five straight shut-outs.
7. WEST MONROE (6) - (7-2) The Rebels drop only one spot, despite getting trounced 31-7 on the home turf vs. invading Florida program American Heritage. While Barbe has a compelling case to move ahead of West Monroe, it's no secret that head coach Don Shows and the Rebels have had Barbe's number in the playoffs in recent years. With that in mind West Monroe stays ahead of Barbe for now...watch for West Monroe stars of the future: QB Jon Randall Belton, QB/TB Slade Bolden and TB Trey Coleman.
8. BARBE (10) - (8-1) The south Lake Charles 5A program collected its fourth consecutive win (50-30 over Sulphur) since losing to St. Thomas More. In Barbe's week five 31-28 win over Acadiana, four-star LSU tight end commit Desean Smith caught nine passes for 178 yards. Four-star 2014 WR Trey Quinn leads the state in receiving yardage.
9. SALMEN (NR) - (7-1) The sole loss for the 4A Spartans from Slidell was 20-0 at Edna Karr (Behrman Stadium). RB Christopher Thomas, a junior, exploded for 300-plus yards rushing in an early non-district game vs. Riverside Academy. Four-star senior WR Chuck Baker is an LSU commit. QB Raymond Crochet is among the state's best juniors.
10. ACADIANA (NR) - (7-2) The Wreckin' Rams didn't play well for most of last week's contest vs. Comeaux. In fact, Acadiana trailed 20-0 in the third quarter before rallying to win, 27-20. The Rams' defense, headed up by OLB Claude George (ULM, North Texas offers), held firm on a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to get the momentum swinging their way. QB DeEdward Cormier (2014) can make things happen in a hurry for head coach Ted Davidson.
Claude George pictured below