The Advocate’s prep football top 10s.
1, Catholic (9-1): The Bears went undefeated in District 5-5A, not without some challenges. Lone loss was to top-ranked Rummel.
2, Zachary (9-1): The Broncos ended the year with nine straight wins, losing only to No. 4 Byrd. ZHS also claimed first outright 5A district title in 4-5A.
3, Plaquemine (9-1): Other than a loss to Zachary, the Green Devils have been stellar and won their second straight District 6-4A title.
4, St. Michael (9-1): The Warriors won eight straight before losing to Plaquemine, making its highest playoff seeding ever possible.
5, St. Amant (6-4): The Gators lost their first two 5-5A games but ended the season with three straight wins, sweeping Ascension Parish rivals Dutchtown and East Ascension.
6, Denham Springs (6-4): Nice rebound by the Yellow Jackets after a Week 9 loss to Zachary, a second-place 4-5A finish and a winning record.
7, East Ascension (5-5) and Lutcher (6-4): EAHS is still dangerous despite late-season losses, and Lutcher has regained some swagger after losses in 6-4A.
9, Dutchtown (4-6) and McKinley (4-6): These two showed flashes of brilliance but never quite put it all together.
Class 3A and below
1, University (10-0): The Cubs are rolling and without John Curtis in select Division II it should be interesting to see what the playoffs hold.
2. Livonia (9-0): The Wildcats have had doubters among the 3A ranks thanks to a new coach and graduation but proved themselves in a big way with win over Church Point last week.
3, West Feliciana (8-2): The Saints garnered a No. 5 playoff seeding and will be looking to make a deep playoff run after notable win over Parkview last week.
4, Parkview Baptist (6-3): Will the loss to WFHS last week serve as a springboard to better things in the select playoff?
5, Southern Lab (5-5): The 1A Kittens are on a roll and are very dangerous after navigating a tough schedule of upper class teams and injuries.
6, Episcopal (7-2): There was no district title for the Knights, but they closed strong.
7, Ascension Catholic (8-2): This is the best season in a decade for ACHS and a Division IV matchup with Madison Prep is intriguing.
8, East Feliciana (6-3) and Northeast (7-2): Consistency and injuries have been issues for these 2A rivals at times. It will be interesting to see how they respond in the playoffs.
10, The Dunham School (6-4): The red-hot Tigers of Division III must travel to Alexandria to play Menard, which should be a great matchup.