Rummel cornerback Kristian Fulton missed the Raiders’ first three games this season recovering from shoulder surgery.
Fulton, considered one of the nation’s top juniors, wasted little time making an impact in his return Friday night.
He had two interceptions, including one with 1:12 left that helped seal Rummel’s 17-14 road victory over Catholic.
“We’re glad to have him back,” Rummel coach Jay Roth said. “He makes a difference. He came back in great shape and didn’t have to come out the game.
“He went the full 48 minutes, and we needed him.”
Fulton is rated the 91st best prospect, regardless of position, in the ESPN’s rankings of Top 300 players in the Class of 2016.
His scholarship offers include LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Notre Dame, Roth said.
Rummel (4-0) plays at Dutchtown (2-2) at 7 p.m. Friday.
Dutchtown beat Rummel 31-28 last season.
“They are really sound in the secondary and have a big offensive line, Roth said. “And if you look at who they loss to (Destrehan and Lutcher) and both of those teams are undefeated. They have played a really tough schedule.”
Rummel, JC ranked nationally
Rummel is ranked No. 13 and John Curtis is 16th in the latest USA Today Football rankings released Tuesday.
Rummel was ranked No. 15 last week and moved up two spots after a 17-14 victory over Catholic.
Curtis was ranked 20th and moved up four spots after a 34-22 victory over Karr.
Karr plays St. Augustine at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tad Gormaley Stadium.
Warren Easton, which lost 28-21 to Woodlawn on Friday, dropped out of the national rankings for the first time this season.
Seven local teams remain undefeated heading into Week 5 of the season.
The remaining seven unbeatens are: Brother Martin, Destrehan, John Curtis, Newman Northlake Christian, Riverside, and Rummel.
Last season, only two teams (East Jefferson and Northlake Christian) went the entire season undefeated.