Warren Easton player Landon Alexander (78) holds the ball in place before a play during the first half of a varsity football game against Edna Karr at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (Photo by Sophia Germer,, The Times-Picayune)

Class 5A/4A

1. Edna Karr (3-0): Can the Cougars follow their rout of Warren Easton with another strong showing against St. Augustine? Those teams begin District 9-5A play Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.

2. Destrehan (3-0): The Wildcats came on strong in the second half for the second straight week — first against John Ehret and then East Ascension. Up next is a rivalry game against Hahnville.

3. John Curtis (2-0): The Patriots have topped 50 points in their two wins and will open district play this week against Jesuit.

4. Warren Easton (2-1): The loss to Karr does little to take away from impressive road wins against Ruston and Catholic-Baton Rouge.

5. St. Augustine (2-1): The Purple Knights were tied with Zachary at halftime and lost 17-7 in a game between state-ranked teams.

6. Brother Martin (2-1): Can the Crusaders shake off a lopsided loss to Division II select reigning state champion St. Thomas More? They’ll find out with another nondistrict game against Ouachita Parish.

7. East St. John (3-0): The Wildcats outscored Carver and L.B. Landry 103-0 over the past two weeks with 7-5A play beginning against Thibodaux.

8. Holy Cross (3-0): The Tigers are 3-0 for the first time since they began 2018 with four consecutive wins. The next game: Friday against Rummel at Gormley.

9. Shaw (1-2): The Eagles won against Rummel and took the Megaphone to the West Bank for the first time since 2007.

10. Mandeville (2-1): The Skippers stay in the rankings based on the strength of their wins against Denham Springs and Hahnville. They will face Northshore this week.

Class 3A/2A/1A

1. St. Charles (3-0): The Comets have quality wins against Shaw, Lutcher and Teurlings. The chance for another comes against De La Salle.

2. Newman (3-0): The Greenies have quality wins against Hahnville, Riverside and Benton. The chance for another comes against Many.

3. Kennedy (2-1): The Cougars lost to Class 5A St. Amant 20-14 but can make a statement among city schools when it plays Friday against Carver.

4. Riverside (2-1): The Rebels beat Central Catholic in a bounce-back win from its loss to Newman. Up next is Houma Christian.

5. St. Martin’s (3-0): Harlem Berry scored seven touchdowns in a win against Riverdale. The Saints will face Abramson on Thursday.

6. Northlake Christian (3-0): The Wolverines avenged one loss from last season when they won the opener against Country Day. Can they avenge another loss this week against Hannan?

7. Patrick Taylor (3-0): The second-year varsity program posted a shutout for the first time and this week will play? against Kenner Discovery.

8. Livingston Collegiate (2-1): The Wolfpack earned hard-fought wins against Higgins and Douglass over the past two weeks.

9. South Plaquemines (1-2): The Hurricanes lost at Jewell Sumner. Can they rebound against Sarah T. Reed?

10. Country Day (1-2): Overmatched by Episcopal in a lopsided loss, the Cajuns visit Amite and Riverside over the next two weeks.

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