By Grant Smith and Ethan MacLoud
After a wild week of football, John Curtis and St. Thomas More sit atop the state's Top 20.
St. Thomas More had one of the most impressive nights, beating Neville 35-6. Rummel and Catholic (BR) both put on dominating performances against Ruston and Edna Karr, respectively.
Another high-riser this week was Brother Martin. shooting up to No. 8 after blowing out cross-town rival Jesuit. Class 2A Notre Dame proved they belong in the Top 20 after a strong win over 4A Teurlings Catholic.
East Ascension and Warren Easton both break the Top 20 this week after a tightly-contested shootout with East Ascension, 42-41.
With next week comes another exciting slate of games highlighted by St. Thomas More vs. Catholic and West Monroe vs. Neville. No. 1 John Curtis will also welcome Lake Placid HS (FL) to New Orleans for a heavy-weight bout.
Per The Advocate
Several top local football teams took their show on the road in Week 2. Along with moments of glory, the glare of a statewide spotlight can also illuminate other things, like weaknesses and inexperience.
Did I think that two BR teams that have each won back-to-back LHSAA titles would be shut out by a combined 81-0 score? Not at all.
To some, University High's 28-0 loss to Neville in Monroe and Zachary's 53-0 loss to Deerfield Beach, Florida, at the Landers Battle on the Border IX in Shreveport may offer the perfect opportunity to push the panic button.
Let me offer three short words of advice — Don't do it.
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