Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 10

KPLC’s Brady Renard ranks the top seven best teams in Southwest Louisiana according to class

Touchdown Live Top 7 List - Week 10
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - With the high school football season in full force, KPLC is ramping up its Touchdown Live coverage this season. This off season, KPLC brought you the 7-in-Seven countdowns. This preseason, KPLC brought you TDL Two-A-Days. Now, every week of the regular season, KPLC's Brady Renard will post his TDL 'Top 7 List' of the best teams in Southwest Louisiana. He'll also hand out the best team performance each week according to expectations coming in.

Many of our teams remained where they were a week ago, although there is some movement this week.

We present our Touchdown Live Top 7 List after week 9 of the regular season.

Note: *These are not head-to-head rankings. The rankings are in comparison to class.*


1. IOTA BULLDOGS
2018 record: 9-0  
Last Week's Ranking: No. 1

There is no question who holds the top spot in the area. The Bulldogs just one win away from a perfect regular season and a number one seed in the Class 3A playoffs. If the Dogs beat Eunice on the road, it'll be the first 10-0 season for Iota since 2000- the year after the Dogs' only state championship. It's a 1 vs. 2 matchup in 3A as the Dogs and Bobcats square off this week. Iota holds the edge in the trenches, as they will against nearly every team they'll face this season.


2. LAKE CHARLES COLLEGE PREP TRAILBLAZERS

2018 record: 8-1 
Last Week's Ranking: No. 3

The Blazers meteoric rise resulted in a district championship this season after going just 2-8 a year ago. LCCP's 21-0 win over Washington-Marion clinched the title and a win over Jennings would make it an undefeated run through district. After many weeks of the Blazer offense hanging up 40 or more points, it was the defense that shined the brightest, picking up the shutout. The highlight drive for the defense was a goalline stand in the fourth quarter to keep the Indians off the scoreboard. D'Marcus Miller had an interception and a pair of sacks in the win.


3. WELSH GREYHOUNDS
2018 record: 6-3   
Last Week's Ranking: No. 2

The Greyhounds fall to three after a rough loss to district foe Notre Dame. The Pios jumped out to a 41-0 halftime lead on the way to the 57-0 win. The Welsh offense was marred by turnovers as the Hounds could never get their offense into gear. Despite an outing like that, in the grand scheme of things, it may prove to be worthless. Remember last season Welsh won the Class 2A state title despite a 41-point loss to the Pioneers in week eight. Perhaps a similar story will happen again.


4. LEESVILLE WAMPUS CATS
2018 record: 9-0 
Last Week's Ranking: No. 4

The Wampus Cats remained one of our three undefeated teams following a comeback win over Tioga. The Indians led in the third quarter by eight points before the Cats rattled off 26 straight points to take back control. Quarterback Jacob Mount played well throwing for over 100 yards and adding three touchdowns on the ground. D'ante Gallashaw and Darius Sawyer also reached paydirt in the win. Leesville can close out the perfect season with a win over St. Louis.


5. BASILE BEARCATS

2018 record: 7-2   
Last Week's Ranking: No. 5

The Bearcats continue to quietly be one of the top 1A teams in the state. Basile built a quick 34-0 halftime lead en route to a big win over Grand Lake. Running back Andre Reed totaled over 100 yards again while adding two touchdowns on the ground. Quarterback Dawson Ashford added 74 rushing yards and a pair of scores too. The Bearcats wrap up the season with HCS which should help Basile easily secure a top 10 playoff seed.


6. ROSEPINE EAGLES 
2018 record: 9-0  
Last Week's Ranking: No. 6

The Eagles of Rosepine continue to make history with every closer step to a 10-0 record. The Eagles have never posted an undefeated regular season or a 9-0 record for that matter. Rosepine has leaned on quarterback Seth Ducote to run the football for much of the season and last week vs. DeQuincy, it was running back Seth Shirley that took a lion's share of the carries. Shirley toted the rock 43 times and picked up 228 yards and scored five touchdowns. If Rosepine wants to make a playoff run, both will have to be productive as they were on Friday.


7. BARBE BUCCANEERS  
2018 record: 7-2    
Last Week's Ranking: NR

The Bucs rise back in the rankings after bouncing back strong following back-to-back losses to Sulphur and Acadiana. Barbe's wins over Comeaux and Sam Houston have the Bucs sitting pretty in the power ratings and will guarantee a home playoff game with a win this week. Quarterback Luke Richard continued his hot streak with a four-touchdown performance as the senior tallied 259 passing yards. Three different receivers scored touchdowns with Devin Bates hauling in a pair of them.



Next three up:
 Kinder Yellow Jackets (5-4), Sam Houston Broncos (7-2), Sulphur Golden Tors (5-4)
 
Best team performance from Week 9:  Kinder Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets bounced back in spectacular fashion following that loss to Welsh. With Bret Fuselier back in the fold, Kinder started fast and cruised to a 49-15 win over Lake Arthur- a team that ranked higher than Kinder in the power ratings. Quarterback Hayes Fawcett led the way with 116 yards rushing and four touchdowns. That win coupled with another this week may lead to a top-10 playoff seed for the sixth straight season.

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