Ruston, Creek still among Top 10 polls

Jerrod Baugh’s Ruston Bearcats are ranked No. 6 in this week’s Top 10 Class 5A poll. (photo by T. Scott Boatright)

Both Ruston High School and Cedar Creek are among the schools in this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association Top 10 Football Polls for the second straight week.

The Bearcats fell one spot from No. 5 into a tie for No. 6 following their 25-19 overtime loss to Warren Easton on Friday night at James Field at Hoss Garrett Stadium. Ruston received 65 points this week and sits in a two-way tie with Acadiana for 6th place while defending Class 5A champion Zachary is the unanimous No. 1 again this week.

Ruston hosts No. 10 ranked Jesuit this Friday night at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile the Cedar Creek Cougars are among those receiving votes in the Class A poll for the second straight week. The Cougars fell 12-6 to Glenbrook last Thursday night on a rain-soaked field in Minden in a game that was tied in the fourth quarter.

Creek will travel to face Vidalia Friday night at 7 p.m. 

LOUISIANA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL POLLS

Class 5A

School 1st rec pts prev.

  1. Zachary (11) 1-0 132 1
  2. Karr 1-0 114 3
  3. Destrehan 1-0 101 6
  4. Catholic-Baton Rouge 0-1 94 2
  5. Brother Martin 1-0 82 7
  6. Ruston 0-1 65 5
  7. (tie) Acadiana 0-1 65 4
  8. Captain Shreve 1-0 48 8 
  9. West Monroe 1-0 44 10
  10. Jesuit 1-0 42 9

Others receiving votes: Byrd 29, Carencro 17, John Curtis 15, Parkway 5, St. Augustine 4, Archbishop Rummel 1.

Class 4A

School 1st rec pts prev.

  1. Westgate (6) 1-0 125 1
  2. Warren Easton (3) 1-0 123 2
  3. Lafayette Christian (2) 1-0 109 4
  4. Neville 1-0 104 3
  5. St. Thomas More 1-0 88 6
  6. Lutcher 1-0 72 7
  7. Huntington 1-0 53 8
  8. Northwood-Shreveport 0-1 45 5
  9. Leesville 1-0 33 10
  10. Cecilia 1-0 32 NR

Others receiving votes: De La Salle 24, Belle Chasse 12, Vandebilt Catholic 11, North DeSoto 8, Evangel Christian 8, West Feliciana 5, Teurlings Catholic 2.

Class 3A

School 1st rec pts prev.

  1. University (10) 1-0 131 2
  2. Union Parish 1-0 114 3
  3. Sterlington (1) 0-1 110 1
  4. E.D. White 1-0 106 4
  5. Madison Prep 0-1 71 5
  6. Lake Charles Prep 1-0 66 8
  7. Abbeville 1-0 64 9
  8. St. Martinville 0-1 55 6
  9. Church Point 1-0 54 10
  10. Amite 0-1 37 7

Others receiving votes: Iowa 25, St. James 15, Westlake 7, John F. Kennedy 1, North Webster 1.

Class 2A

School 1st rec pts prev.

  1. Many (10) 1-0 131 1
  2. St. Charles Catholic (1) 1-0 120 2
  3. Newman 1-0 108 3
  4. Notre Dame 1-0 98 4
  5. Oak Grove 1-0 84 5
  6. Avoyelles 1-0 70 7
  7. Calvary Baptist 1-0 66 8
  8. Mangham 1-0 47 9
  9. North Caddo 1-0 44 10
  10. Dunham 0-1 39 6

Others receiving votes: Rosepine 16, Loreauville 13, General Trass 13, Franklin 2, Episcopal-Baton Rouge 5, Welsh 1.

Class 1A

School 1st rec pts prev.

  1. Ouachita Christian (7) 1-0 128 2
  2. Southern Lab (3) 1-0 121 3
  3. Homer (1) 0-1 114 1
  4. Kentwood 1-0 87 5
  5. Logansport 0-1 73 4
  6. St. Frederick 1-0 68 7
  7. Vermilion Catholic 1-0 66 8
  8. Haynesville 1-0 61 9
  9. Riverside Academy 1-0 57 10
  10. Ascension Catholic 1-0 29 NR

Others receiving votes: Opelousas Catholic 25, Glenbrook Academy 13, Basile 5, Catholic-Pointe Coupee 4, Cedar Creek 2, St. Martin’s 2, Central Catholic-Morgan City 1, Oberlin 1, West St. John 1.


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