No changes at top in week five SportsNOLA Top 10 rankings

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John Curtis 26, Brother Martin 9

It was business as usual as the chalk held form among the top teams in the state in week four.

In Class 5A, defending Division I state champion Catholic High of Baton Rouge scored a very solid victory over a very solid St. Thomas More to remain on top in this week’s SportsNOLA.com rankings. John Curtis continues to impress, holding potent Brother Martin to nine points in a big win in the first ever game at Zephyr Field. Destrehan overcame an injury to quarterback Kohen Granier to defeat Hahnville. Scotlandville rolled on and remains fourth and Ponchatoula is a definite threat in the fifth spot. Rummel moves up to seventh with St. Paul’s in at No. 8 while Evangel and Acadiana are back in the top 10.

In Class 4A, two-time defending state champion Neville is still No. 1 while Karr remains second. Carencro continues to impress and is third with McDonogh 35 up to fourth and Benton fifth. Unbeaten Carver is ninth with Tioga moving in at No. 10 after a big win over Alexandria.

De La Salle remains on top in Class 3A after a shutout win with powerful West Feliciana second after handling University High. Lutcher is up to third with St. James moving up to fourth and Jennings now fifth. Amite falls to sixth after losing to Loranger with unbeaten Northwest moving in at No. 10.

Defending Division III state champion Notre Dame remains on top in Class 2A with Riverside still second. Madison Prep, Many and Newman round out the top five. St. Charles Catholic is eighth with unbeaten Welsh moving into the rankings at No. 10.

Powerful Haynesville is still the top-ranked team in Class 1A with defending Division IV state champion Southern Lab second. Unbeatens Ascension Episcopal and Logansport are third and fourth with defending 1A state champion Kentwood fifth. Oak Grove is now sixth with St. Frederick seventh and Lafayette Christian moving in at No. 8. Cedar Creek cracks the rankings at No. 10.

Here are your SportsNOLA.com Top Ten Louisiana prep football rankings for week five:

Class 5A
1) Catholic (BR) (4-0)–Good win over STM
2) John Curtis (4-0)–Held BM to 9 pts.
3) Destrehan (4-0)–Character win after losing QB
4) Scotlandville (4-0)–Ouachita Parish next
5) Ponchatoula (4-0)–Extremely impressive
6) West Monroe (2-1-1)–Back on track
7) Rummel (3-0)–Enjoyed off week
8) St. Paul’s (3-1)–Good start in district
9) Evangel (2-2)–Statement win
10) Acadiana (2-2)–Huge win over Barbe
Knocking on the door: Parkway (3-1), Barbe (3-1), Brother Martin (2-2), John Ehret (3-1), Sulphur (4-0), St. Amant (4-0), Comeaux (3-1), Landry-Walker (2-2), Ruston (3-1), Walker (4-0), Zachary (3-1), Mandeville (3-1), Central Lafourche (4-0), Ouachita Parish (3-1), Comeaux (3-1), Thibodaux (3-1)

Class 4A
1) Neville (4-0) No contest
2) Edna Karr (3-0)–Enjoyed off week
3) Carencro (4-0)–Doubled up Sam Houston
4) McDonogh 35 (4-0)–Ready for showdown with Carver
5) Benton (4-0)–Continuing to score
6) Minden (4-0)–Shutout Fair Park
7) Teurlings Catholic (3-1)–Rebounded
8) North DeSoto (3-1)–Bounced back nicely
9) Carver (4-0)–Ready for 35
10) Tioga (4-0)–Huge win over Alexandria
Knocking on the door: St. Thomas More (2-2), Bastrop (2-1), Vandebilt Catholic (3-1), Livonia (2-2), Warren Easton (2-2), Rayne (4-0), Grant (4-0), Beau Chene (4-0), St. Martinville (3-1), St. Michael (2-2), Loranger (2-2)

Class 3A
1) De La Salle (4-0)–Continuing dominance
2) West Feliciana (4-0)–Very impressive over U-High
3) Lutcher (3-1)–Back on track
4) St. James (4-0)–Pitched shutout
5) Jennings (4-0)–Fought off Church Point
6) Amite (2-2)–Could not stop Loranger
7) Parkview Baptist (1-3)–Got elusive first win
8) Loyola Prep (4-0)–On the rise
9) Kaplan (4-0)–Another unbeaten challenger
10) Northwest (4-0)–Handed Vinton first loss in big way
Knocking on the door: Eunice (3-1), Marksville (3-1), Peabody (3-1), Jena (3-1), Madison (4-0), South Beauregard (4-0), Iowa (3-1), Wossman (3-1), Richwood (3-1), Brusly (4-0), Berwick (4-0), Albany (4-0), Carroll, Erath (3-1)

Class 2A
1) Notre Dame (4-0)–Took care of an unbeaten
2) Riverside (3-1)–Big fourth quarter
3) Madison Prep (4-0)–Crushed Capitol
4) Many (4-0)–Defense did it
5) Newman (3-0)–Big one at Vandebilt Catholic
6) Ouachita Christian (4-0)–Points coming easily
7) Catholic (NI) (4-0)–Looking like true contender
8) St. Charles Catholic (3-1)–Prayers for Monica recovery
9) Country Day (4-0)–Uniform police alert!
10) Welsh (4-0)–Impressive team
Knocking on the door: Kinder (3-1), St. Helena (4-0), Mangham (4-0), Dunham (4-0), Pickering (3-0), Calvary Baptist (2-2), Holy Savior Menard (4-0) Northlake Christian (4-0), Sterlington (4-0), Opelousas Catholic (3-1), Pickering (3-1), Loreauville (3-0), Sacred Heart (VP) (4-0), DeQuincy (3-1)

Class 1A
1) Haynesville (4-0)–No problem with Arcadia
2) Southern Lab (3-1)–Destroyed a solid team
3) Ascension Episcopal (4-0)–Hammered Hanson
4) Logansport (4-0)–Basile felt wrath
5) Kentwood (1-3)–Good first win over Kentwood
6) Oak Grove (1-3)–Much better than record
7) St. Frederick (2-2)–Bounced Beekman Charter
8) Lafayette Christian (3-1) Outscored Central Catholic
9) Covenant Christian (3-1) Lost to very good 4A team
10) Cedar Creek (2-2)–Shutout Lincoln Prep
Knocking on the door: Varnado (2-2), Tensas (3-1), Vermilion Catholic (1-3), Plain Dealing (3-1), False River (3-1), Arcadia (2-2), Ascension Catholic (2-2) Delhi Charter (2-2), St. Mary’s (1-3), East Beauregard (3-1), (Hamilton Christian (1-3), Central Catholic (1-3), Grand Lake (1-3)

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