1. St. Thomas More (4-1)
STM remains No. 1 in the Super 10 after another gut-wrenching loss to Catholic-Baton Rouge, but let's ignore the 52-50 final score for a moment. Assuming the Bears didn't crush the Cougars, which wasn't expected, it would have been difficult to drop STM regardless of the outcome. At least according to MaxPreps' computer rankings, Catholic-BR is the top-ranked team in Louisiana. So even a loss wasn't going to change our minds about who the best team in Acadiana is, and in reality, Friday's game helped solidify that notion. If things, quite literally, bounce the Cougars' way against the Bears, we'd be having a completely different conversation. STM must refocus quickly, however, as a road trip to Westgate awaits. The Tigers put up 70 points on Denham Springs last week.
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By Grant Smith and Ethan MaCloud
Week 5 of LHSAA football was highlighted by one of the best games of the decade.
In this instant classic, Catholic High (BR) hit a game winning 34-yard field goal to top St. Thomas More, 52-50. The two teams combined for 102 points and 1,184 yards of total offense. Catholic will play their fourth straight Top 20 opponent, East Ascension, next week as they continue to bolster their case for the top spot.
Speaking of the top spot, John Curtis continues to roll with a 61-14 victory over Lake Placid (FL). John Curtis' stacked Class 5A District 9 heats up with district play next week, with the Rummel Raiders taking on Brother Martin.
West Monroe and Rummel both stay undefeated with wins over Neville and Archbishop Shaw, respectively. In addition to star WR and LSU commit Koy Moore, Rummel's defense continues to impress, giving up only 6 points on the season.
VYPE Top 20
- 1. John Curtis Christian (River Ridge)
- 2. Catholic (Baton Rouge)
- 3. Archbishop Rummel (Metairie)
- 4. St. Thomas More (Lafayette)
- 5. West Monroe (West Monroe)
- 6. Acadiana (Lafayette)
- 7. Brother Martin (New Orleans)
- 8. Edna Karr (New Orleans)
- 9. Haughton (Haughton)
- 10. Hahnville (Boutte)
- 11. Notre Dame (Crowley)
- 12. St. James (St. James)
- 13. Neville (Monroe)
- 14. Zachary (Zachary)
- 15. Destrehan (Destrehan)
- 16.East Ascension (Gonzales)
- 17. St. Augustine (New Orleans)
- 18. Bastrop (Bastrop)
- 19. University Lab (Baton Rouge)
- 20. Warren Easton (New Orleans)