Big schools (5A-4A)
1. Acadiana (1-1) 1
The Wreckin’ Rams slipped against a very good Shades Valley (Alabama) team in Shreveport, losing 39-21. Running back Malik Eugene had a nice game, scoring on runs of 40 and 73 yards, but the rest of the Acadiana offense was uncharacteristically bottled up.
2. St. Thomas More (2-0) 2
The Cougars closed the gap on Acadiana with an impressive performance in Shreveport, where junior running back Trevor Begue totaled four touchdowns in St. Thomas More’s 42-21 come-from-behind win against Gladewater (Texas).
3. Rayne (2-0) 4
The Wolves jumped out to a 20-0 lead before coasting to a 26-10 win against North Vermilion behind strong performances from quarterback Jaylon Reed and running back John Michael Besse.
4. Carencro (2-0) 5
The Bears have a star in the making in sophomore Tyriek Campbell, who rushed all four of Carencro’s touchdowns in last week’s 28-19 win against Northside.
5. Teurlings (1-1) NR
Teurlings lost a heartbreaker to Catholic-Baton Rouge in its season opener, but the Rebels sure looked good while beating up on 5A opponent New Iberia in last week’s 36-0 win.
Honorable mention: Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, Comeaux
Small schools (3A-1A)
1. Notre Dame (2-0) 1
Head coach Lewis Cook’s boys rolled over Breaux Bridge 51-21 to hold off a hot Catholic-New Iberia team for the top spot in these rankings.
2. Catholic New-Iberia (2-0) 2
Catholic-New Iberia cruised to a 63-7 win against Erath behind yet another sterling performance from quarterback Jason Pellerin, who has accounted for eight touchdowns in two games.
3. Jennings (2-0) 3
For the second straight week, Jennings jumped out to an early lead and held on to it late. This time, the Bulldogs sprinted to a 21-point first-quarter lead against Eunice in their 31-14 win.
4. Church Point (2-0) 4
Not only has Church Point’s offense been impressive, running for better than 300 yards in each of its two games, but the Bears have also only allowed seven points in two games after shutting out Kaplan 30-0 last week.
5. Livonia (1-0) 5
The Wildcats had the week off after crushing Live Oak in their season opener. They’ll get a tough test this week against a 2-0 Port Allen team.
Honorable mention: Loreauville, Vermilion Catholic, Lafayette Christian Academy