Classes 5A-4A

1. Scotlandville (28-0): Two more wins and no surprises here with defending 5A state champions.

2. McKinley (23-7): Coaching turmoil has not bothered the surging 5A Panthers.

3. East Ascension (26-5): The Spartans play at McKinley in a key 5-5A rematch on Tuesday.

4. Plaquemine (21-5): The Green Devils lost a 6-4A game, which could make them better.

5. Denham Springs (16-12): The Yellow Jackets are second to Scotlandville in 4-5A at 7-1.

On the outside looking in: Walker (22-7), St. Amant (18-13), Zachary (17-11).

Classes 3A and below

1. University (24-3) and Madison Prep (26-5): Both 3A UHS and 2A Madison Prep are cruising along.

3. Episcopal (26-4): The Knights notched a key 8-2A win over Dunham last week.

4. Brusly (18-8): A loss to Glen Oaks last week doesn’t change the fact that the 3A Panthers have excelled this year.

5. Dunham (25-5) and Southern Lab (22-8): Both 2A Dunham and 1A SLHS are among the teams looking to make some noise in the upcoming playoffs.

On the outside looking in: Christian Life (21-6), Port Allen (17-10), Albany (18-11), Glen Oaks (17-11), Doyle (18-12).


Classes 5A-4A

1. Denham Springs (26-3) and Zachary (23-9): These two 4-5A teams are different in make-up but comparable in results.

3. St. Michael (24-8): As always, the 4A Warriors and balanced and sound.

4. McKinley (22-9): The 5-5A Panthers have been impressive for seven weeks.

5. Scotlandville (16-14): The Hornets surged into second in 4-5A behind DSHS and Zachary.

On the outside looking in: Walker (19-13), East Ascension (14-12), Belaire (16-9).

Classes 3A and below

1. Parkview Baptist (21-10): The 6-3A Eagles have displayed grit and excellence.

2. University (23-8): The Cubs keep finding ways to win in 6-3A despite injuries.

3. Madison Prep (26-4): The Chargers are the area’s top 2A team.

4. Southern Lab (24-5): Big win by SLHS over White Castle in a 6-1A playoff.

5. Episcopal (21-7) and White Castle (13-14): Episcopal won its 8-2A title, and 6-1A White Castle has been solid despite that playoff loss.

On the outside looking in: Holden (22-6), Albany (24-8), Donaldsonville (18-9), Dunham (21-10).