Large schools (Classes 5A and 4A)

1. Crowley (8-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

Running back Ty’Von Griffin had his best game in weeks as the Gents remained unbeaten with a 34-7 win against Washington-Marion. Griffin scored three first-half touchdowns as Crowley built a 28-7 halftime lead, and his 151 yards were his most since he ran for 177 against Cecilia on Sept. 18. The Gents’ final games are against teams that have combined to go 5-11.

2. Cecilia (7-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

Cecilia crushed New Iberia 44-12 last week, running its record against 3-5A schools to 3-0. As usual, it was an all-around dominant performance for the Bulldogs, who got 196 yards and two touchdowns from Raymond Calais and another 100-yard receiving effort from receiver Kenya Dartez, as well as four interceptions from its defense. Cecilia still has two tough district games remaining.

3. Teurlings Catholic (6-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

In a huge game against rival St. Thomas More, the Rebels benefitted from a huge day from their outstanding senior quarterback. Cole Kelley threw for more than 350 yards, but he also made some crucial plays with his legs, rushing for two touchdowns in Teurlings Catholic’s 42-28 win over St. Thomas More. A win this week against Carencro will lock up the District 4-4A title.

4. St. Thomas More (6-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

Despite another strong performance from quarterback Will Bellamy, who threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns, the Cougars fell short of exacting some payback for last year’s devastating loss to Teurlings Catholic, as the Rebels outscored them 42-21 in the final three quarters. With two games to go, STM is suddenly looking up in the district standings.

5. Acadiana (6-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 5

Acadiana ran its winning streak to five games in district 3-5A play by trouncing Sam Houston 40-20, and that was essentially without running back Jayrin Wilson, who was limited because of injury. The Wreckin’ Rams have an open date this week.

HONORABLE MENTION

Carencro, Breaux Bridge

Small schools (Classes 3A, 2A and 1A)

1. Notre Dame (8-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

OK, OK, you’ve had enough about the Pios defense. You get it, it is phenomenal. They shut out their fourth straight opponent last week (and should get a fifth against winless Jeanerette this week). But how about that offense? In his past three games, Joe Faulk has completed 16 of 21 passes for 272 yards and five scores while guiding Notre Dame to 56.3 points per game.

2. Ascension Episcopal (8-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

Highland Baptist may have brought the state’s leading rusher into its game against Ascension Episcopal, but the Blue Gators showed they had weapons of their own. Running back Ja’Ceiry Linzer and quarterback Jake Arceneaux powered an Ascension Episcopal attack that ran up 600 yards and 55 points in a lopsided win.

3. Vermilion Catholic (6-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

Vermilion Catholic opened up a 46-6 lead against Gueydan by halftime before rolling to a 53-14 win. Quarterback Hunter Frith was pulled after his second touchdown made it a 33-0 lead, but he still managed to go 8-for-12 for 191 yards and two scores. The Eagles defense also showed up in this game, limiting Gueydan to just 43 yards of offense. They travel to Centerville this week.

4. Central Catholic (7-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

Another week, another insane night for running back Stefano Guarisco. All he did this time around was carry the ball 26 times for 285 yards and a half-dozen touchdowns. The Eagles senior running back has put up video game numbers in basically every game this season, and that much should stay the same this week against Gueydan before a huge final week matchup against AES.

5. Eunice (7-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: NR

It took eight weeks, but Eunice finally landed a spot in these rankings after routing a 6-1 Church Point team 37-6. That was despite head coach Paul Trosclair not being able to coach after being hospitalized with a blood clot in his leg.

HONORABLE MENTION

Catholic-New Iberia, Church Point, Opelousas Catholic