Walker: Some solid games leading up to Catholic League openers _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Holy Cross' Ashton Smith, right, slips past Mandeville's Maghee McMullen during the second quarter Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Mandeville.

If you saw the scores roll in Friday night, you probably were thinking what I was thinking.

Let’s just skip all the rest of these games and go ahead and let Rummel, Brother Martin and Curtis play each other.

The three schools, ranked 1, 2 and 3 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Large Shools Super 10, outscored their Friday night opponents by a combined score of 154-34.

We will finally get to see them start beating up on each other NEXT week when Curtis and Brother Martin play their Catholic League openers.

But first, let’s get through THIS week.

Here is a look at the top five games for Week 3 of the season:

5. Holy Cross at Chalmette

The Tigers and Owls meet for the 46th time in a series that dates to 1967. Both teams are 1-1, getting wins last week after dropping their season openers. A victory Friday would give both teams some much-needed momentum going into district play the following week. Holy Cross has been plagued by some key injuries on offense (quarterback Kyle Schexnayder and running back Tre Turner), but could be a major player in the Catholic League race when those two are back healthy. Turner is likely to be back this week, while Schexnayder is 50-50.

4. Rummel at Wayne County (Miss.)

Jay Roth has never taken any of his teams outside the Louisiana borders. He will this week as his team makes the three-hour trek almost to the Alabama state line to take on one of the most tradition-rich (and rabid fan bases) in Mississippi.

The game will feature two stellar Southeastern Conference-bound defensive linemen in Rummel’s Briston Guidry (Arkansas commit) and Wayne County’s Benito Jones (originally committed to Alabama but switched to Ole Miss last August).

The War Eagles (2-1) had an open date last week, giving them two weeks to prepare for the Raiders, who continue to climb in the MaxPreps national rankings. Rummel moved up to No. 13 this week, one spot from a week ago and the nation can watch this one on ESPN2.

3. Karr at Brother Martin

Brother Martin junior running back Bruce Jordan-Swilling — fresh off blowing up Twitter on Friday night with 333 yards and seven TDs in two quarters — finally gets to play a home game when the Crusaders welcome the Cougars to Tad Gormley Stadium.

Through their first two games, the Crusaders are averaging 63 points — a number that coach Mark Bonis has to be pleased with. Heck, Brother Martin basketball coach Chris Biehl would be pleased with those type of numbers. This one is even bigger for the Cougars, looking to avoid an “unKarracteristic” 0-3 start. The good news for first-year coach Brice Brown is the schedule gets a little easier for the next four weeks before back-to-back season-ending dates against Easton and McDonogh 35.

2. Riverside at Hahnville

I’m not sure who Bill Stubbs made mad, but you won’t find many schedules tougher than the one given to his 2A Rebels. For the second time in three weeks, Riverside will travel to play a Super 10 ranked Class 5A school. They took John Ehret to the wire two weeks ago, and now they get a shot at No. 7 Hahnville. Do-it-all Herb McGee seems to be transitioning well into his emergency role as quarterback and will need a big game if the Rebels, ranked No. 2 in the small school rankings, are to pull of the upset.

1.Ehret at Destrehan

The No. 5 Patriots travel to take on the No. 4 Wildcats in what should be a hard-hitting Super 10 showdown. Ehret held out quarterback Caron Baham (tweaked knee) last week to have him fresh for this one. A win here and Corey Lambert’s team should be 5-0 by the time that much anticipated Oct. 9 battle with Landry-Walker rolls around. For Destrehan, it’s the first of a brutal back-to-back stretch with a trip to rival Hahnville on tap for next week.