Large schools (Classes 5A and 4A)

1. Teurlings Catholic (2-0)

Previous rank: 2

This is Cole Kelley’s team, but once again it was Noah Harris who stole the show. The running back accounted for four touchdowns in a Saturday road game against Archbishop Shaw to lead the Rebels to a big win. Kelley was his usual self as well, completing 15-of-20 passes for 245 yards and a pair of scores. The Rebels’ daunting non-conference slate continues this week against Notre Dame and its stout defense.

2. St. Thomas More (2-0)

Previous rank: 4

The Cougars looked even better in Week 2 than they did in their opener, squashing El Dorado (Arkansas) 44-14 on a neutral field in Shreveport. The Cougars moved the ball through the air with quarterbacks Will Bellamy and Matt Gardner, while also compiling 186 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The defense also recovered three fumbles and shut El Dorado out in the first half.

3. Carencro (2-0)

Previous rank: 3

The Bears’ 1-2 punch of quarterback Gabe Duffy and running back Tyriek Campbell has been devastating for defenses in the first two games this season. The duo has picked up 547 yards on the ground in the first two games of the year, with Campbell accounting for nearly 400 by himself. They’ll need to be at their best this week against a motivated Acadiana team.

4. Cecilia (2-0)

Previous rank: 5

QB Landon Roberts earned complementary status in these rankings last week, but he could be the key to everything for the Bulldogs. Roberts fired three touchdowns last week against Northside. Know what else has been awesome? The Bulldogs have allowed a grand total of six points in wins against Comeaux and Northside. It’ll need to be at its best this week against a very good Crowley team.

5. Acadiana (1-1)

Previous rank: 1

Acadiana tumbled out of the top spot after being shut out on the road by a very good Ponchatoula team. Maybe it was a little too early to put this team at the top spot considering how much it lost from the offensive end. They’re still a very good team, but there will be some bumps in the road while they figure out who fits where.

Honorable mention: Lafayette High, Breaux Bridge, Crowley

Small schools (Classes 3A, 2A and 1A)

1. Notre Dame (2-0)

Previous rank: 5

These numbers were enough to jump the Pios all the way to the top: Through two weeks, Notre Dame has 11 sacks, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and has allowed a grand total of six points. The offense still has some work to do (though it racked up 260 yards rushing against a tough Breaux Bridge defense), but the Pios defense will carry them this year.

2. Kaplan (2-0)

Previous rank: NR

The Pirates pulled off an impressive win against last week’s No. 1 Vermilion Catholic on the road, forcing these rankings into flux. Kaplan’s rushing offense gouged the Eagles for more than 300 yards, with 181 coming courtesy of Julius Johnson. That’s now two impressive wins in two weeks for Kaplan, which gets another shot at a big win this week against the next team in our rankings.

3. Church Point (2-0)

Previous rank: 2

Two weeks in, two tough wins for the Church Point football team. The Bears couldn’t quite find a way to finish off Iowa last week, allowing a touchdown in the final minute to make things a little too close for comfort. The fact that the Bears haven’t found a way to dominate yet is enough to keep them out of the top spot, though finding a way to win a close game will probably have more meaning for the team as the season goes on.

4. Vermilion Catholic (1-1)

Previous rank: 1

The Eagles were handled at home by Kaplan, dropping them out of the top spot in the rankings. They were unable to stop the Pirates rushing attack, allowing more than 300 yards on the ground, and weren’t able to get their offense going in the second half. Vermilion Catholic will bounce back from a loss to a good team, but the loss was enough to rank them a few spots lower.

5. Ascension Episcopal (1-0)

Previous rank: 4

Ja’Ceiry Linzer rushed for a pair of scores in his first action of the season, and Jake Arceneaux accounted for two scores to go with 174 yards through the air and another 50 on the ground in a win against Catholic-Pointe Coupee. AES dropped one because of other impressive performances, but it’s still early.

Honorable mention: Catholic-New Iberia, Central Catholic, Eunice, Opelousas Catholic, Loreauville