Jerry Foley has been a fixture in the New Orleans prep football community for longer than you can remember. Every week, he ranks the top 10 local 5A teams and spotlights a Player of the Week in each local 5A district.
This week’s Top Ten finally sees some major shakeups in the order. The top four—Rummel, Destrehan, Ponchatoula, and Jesuit—stay the same, but that’s where things start moving around. Brother Martin finally moves into the top five after beating St. Augustine, who stands pat at No. 8. The Crusaders flip spots with Thibodaux, who drops to No. 6 after a tough home loss to Destrehan. St. Paul’s drops from No. 7 all the way to No. 10 after a loss at Mandeville, opening the door for Ehret, who is quietly 5-1, to rise to No. 7. And Shaw falls out of the top 10 after being dominated by Rummel Saturday. East St. John enters the poll at No. 9 to take the Eagles’ place.
JERRY FOLEY’S TOP TEN
No. 1: Rummel (6-0, Last week: 1)
No. 2: Destrehan (6-0, LW: 2)
No. 3: Ponchatoula (6-0, LW: 3)
No. 4: Jesuit (5-1, LW: 4)
No. 5: Brother Martin (6-0, LW: 6)
No. 6: Thibodaux (5-1, LW: 5)
No. 7: Ehret (5-1, LW: 9)
No. 8: St. Augustine (3-2, LW: 8)
No. 9: East St. John (4-2, LW: NR)
No. 10: St. Paul’s (4-2, LW: 7)
Dropped out: No. 10 Shaw.
Now on to the players of the week. Week 6 was the week of the quarterback—all four winners this week line up under center. Fontainebleau’s Mason Blocker is the District 6-5A Player of the Week after passing for 245 yards and three touchdowns and adding 85 yards and another score on the ground in the Bulldogs’ 48-13 win over Northshore. District 7-5A’s Player of the Week is South Lafourche’s Harvey Allen. The junior completed seven of his 11 passes for 125 and one touchdown in the Tarpons’ 44-27 victory over Central Lafourche, but he did most of his damage with his feet—running 20 times for 160 yards and four scores. Higgins sophomore Daniel White takes home the honors in District 8-5A, with 229 passing yards, 43 rushing yards, and three total touchdowns as the Hurricanes took down Helen Cox 27-20. And in the Catholic League, it’s Rummel’s Chase Fourcade. The junior was 9-for-11 for 200 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three more touchdowns—all in the first half—in the Raiders’ 56-14 thrashing of Shaw.
Be sure to check back next week for the next installment of Jerry’s 5A report!