Creek, Ruston earning respect in Top 10 polls

Winners of seven straight games, Ruston High continues to appear in this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association Top 10 poll while the Cedar Creek Cougars are receiving votes in the Class A poll after a historic win.

The Bearcats, now 7-1 after a 37-23 win over Alexandria Senior High Friday night, were ranked No. 7 last week and remained in the same spot, receiving 80 points. Catholic of Baton Rouge (8-0, 143 points) picked up 11 of the 12 first place votes this week to rank No. 1.

Zachary (8-0, 129), Brother Martin (6-0, 115), Ponchatoula (6-0, 105), Acadiana (6-2, 75) and Captain Shreve (8-0, 84) are all ranked ahead of Ruston High while Destrehan (4-0, 61), Jesuit (6-1, 36) and Byrd (7-1, 34) round out the top 10 for Class 5A.

Ruston travels to West Ouachita Thursday night.

The Cougars (4-3) are coming off a landmark 13-9 win over No. 6 Oak Grove on Friday night. With the victory, Cedar Creek is now receiving 10 points in the Class A poll to sit No. 13. The Cougars losses have all come against tough competition, falling 7-6 to No. 9 St. Fredericks, 33-22 to No. 1 Ouachita Christian and 28-26 to Class 2A Jonesboro-Hodge.

Cedar Creek hosts Delta Charter this Friday night.


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