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Warren Easton quarterback Lance Legendre (12) throws the ball against Jesuit at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

Large School Super 10

1. Warren Easton

Looking back: 10-3, reached Class 4A semifinals

The buzz: Electrifying QB Lance LeGendre, ton of Division I talent, eyeing first title since 1942

Season opener: Thursday vs. Jesuit (Gormley)

2. John Curtis

Looking back: 11-2, reached Division I title game

The buzz: Don't be surprised if Patriots get back to the Dome after runner-up Division I finish in 2017

Season opener: Thursday at Landry-Walker (Behrman)

3. Edna Karr

Looking back: 14-1, won Class 4A title

The buzz: RBs Ronnie Jackson and Ahmad Antoine lead two-headed monster for back-to-back 4A champs

Season opener: Friday at St. Paul's

4. Destrehan

Looking back: 9-3, reached second round of 5A playoffs

The buzz: John Emery, one of state's top RBs, and Wildcats should make a run in Class 5A

Season opener: Friday at Slidell

5. John Ehret

Looking back: 8-4, reached second round of 5A playoffs

The buzz: Marcus Scott inherits a ton of talent for Patriots, seeking second Dome trip in three years

Season opener: Friday at West Monroe

6. Hahnville

Looking back: 12-3, reached Class 5A title game

The buzz: Replacing "Pooka" Williams won't be easy, especially if LHSAA penalties stick and no Andrew Robison

Season opener: Friday at West Jefferson (Memtsas)

7. Rummel

Looking back: 6-5, reached Division I quarterfinals

The buzz: Raiders, led by QB Chandler Fields and WR Koy Moore, looking to rebound after down year

Season opener: Friday at Gulfport (Miss)

8. Lakeshore

Looking back: 14-1, reached Class 4A title game

The buzz: Playmaker Jacob Bernard and Titans looking to show 2017 run to the Dome was no fluke

Season opener: Friday vs. Fontainebleau

9. Slidell

Looking back: 7-4, lost in first round of 5A playoffs

The buzz: Larry Favre's Tigers could be well on their way to school's best season in over a decade

Season opener: Friday vs. Destrehan

10. St. Augustine

Looking back: 7-4, reached Division I quarterfinals

The buzz: Nathaniel Jones takes over Purple Knights team that returns plenty talent

Season opener: Saturday vs. McDonogh 35 (Gormley)

Small School Super 10

1. De La Salle

Looking back: 11-1, lost in Division II title game

The buzz: Cavaliers lost plenty of star power from last season but looking to continue recent success

Season opener: Thursday vs. S. Lafourche (Pan Am)

2. West St. John

Looking back: 12-2, won Class 1A title

The buzz: Reloaded Rams bring 10-game winning streak into season and could return to Dome

Season opener: Friday vs. St. James

3. Newman

Looking back: 11-1, reached Division III semifinals

The buzz: QB Martin Butcher, Greenies looking to take next step after perfect 2017 regular season

Season opener: Friday vs. McMain

4. Country Day

Looking back: 6-5, lost in first round of Division III playoffs

The buzz: QB Justin Ibieta returns to lead offense that averaged 34 points per game in 2017

Season opener: Friday vs. Amite

5. St. James

Looking back: 9-4, reached Class 3A quarterfinals

The buzz: Lamon Lewis leads defense that pitched four shutouts last season, including two in playoffs

Season opener: Friday vs. West St. John

6. St. Charles

Looking back: 9-3, reached the Division II semifinals

The buzz: Brutal schedule to start season for Comets, who open with 5A foes Chalmette and Destrehan

Season opener: Friday vs. Chalmette

7. KIPP Renaissance

Looking back: 5-6, lost in first round of 3A playoffs

The buzz: RB Daniel Washington and reigning 9-3A champ Bobcats look to build off first playoff trip

Season opener: Satursday vs. Houston KIPP (Pan Am)

8. Riverside

Looking back: 5-5, reached Division III semifinals

The buzz: Expect versatile Kash Foley to provide much of the offense for first-year coach Kevin Dizer

Season opener: Friday at Southern Lab

9. Hannan

Looking back: 9-3, reached Division II quarterfinals

The buzz: Experienced Hawks chasing first district championship since 1996

Season opener: Friday at Independence

10. South Plaquemines

Looking back: 5-6, reached second round of Class 2A playoffs

The buzz: Big-play skill players, led by QB Isaac Williams, will be key for Hurricanes

Season opener: Friday at Belle Chasse