Playoff matchups – Week 1

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Ask and you shall receive.

We’ve been asked repeatedly about some of the opponents our local prep football teams have drawn in the 2017 playoffs.

So we aim to help ease some of the anxiety. 



Below are a few notes about each local matchup – all of the games set for Friday night.

CLASS 5A



No. 31 Thibodaux at No. 2 Covington

Covington

10-0 overall 

34.0 points per game



16.0 points allowed per game

Common opponents: None

Quality wins: Beat St. Paul’s, the No. 7 seed in Division I, beat Northshore, the No. 28 seed in Class 5A. 



Notable loss: None. 

Editor’s Notes: “Call me crazy, but this is a winnable game for Thibodaux. If the Tigers can limit Covington’s power running game, they can make this a four-quarter football game. Covington is 10-0, but they’re not a state title contender in a loaded Class 5A.” 


CLASS 5A

No. 18 Terrebonne at No. 15 Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish 

6-4 overall 



31.9 points per game

17.2 points allowed per game

Common opponents: None



Quality wins: Beat Sulphur, the No. 11 seed in 5A; also beat Carencro and Alexandria, who are playoff teams

Notable loss: Lost 14-13 to No. 1 West Monroe. 

Editor’s Notes: “This is a WICKED draw for Terrebonne. Ouachita Parish is one heck of a football team. Their four losses all come against some of the top teams in Louisiana.” -Casey Gisclair



CLASS 4A

No. 18 Tioga at No. 15 South Lafourche



Tioga 

6-4 overall 

29.0 points per game

23.0 points allowed per game


Common opponents: None

Quality wins: Beat Jonesboro-Hodge, the No. 8 seed in Class 1A; beat Buckeye, the No. 32 seed in Class 4A

Notable loss: Lost 42-13 to Leesville, the No. 6-seed in Class 4A. 



Editor’s Notes: “The Tarpons got a pretty good draw. Outside of a win against Class 1A Jonesboro-Hodge, Tioga doesn’t have any quality wins to speak of. It will be tough for a freshman QB to win in Galliano.” -Casey Gisclair

Division II



No. 9 Vandebilt at No. 8 Hannan

Hannan

8-2 overall 

31.7 points per game



20.2 points allowed per game

Common opponents: Central Catholic; Vandebilt beat CC 45-16; Hannan beat CC 21-13

Quality wins: Beat Independence, the No. 17 seed in Class 2A, beat Bogalusa, the No. 23 seed in Class 3A.



Notable loss: Lost 35-12 to Loranger, the No. 9 seed in Class 3A. 

Editor’s Notes: “Vandebilt is a better football team than Hannan, despite having to travel in this game. If the Terriers play their “a-game,” they will comfortably roll through to the next round.”



Division II

No. 11 St. Louis at No. 6 E.D. White

St. Louis 

3-7 overall 



28.1 points per game

39.4 points allowed per game

Common opponents: None



Quality wins: Beat Westlake, the No. 30 seed in the Class 3A bracket

Notable loss: Lost 57-7 to Barbe, the No. 9 seed in Class 5A. 

Editor’s Notes: “It’s hard to envision a scenario where E.D. White doesn’t use its power running game to pound St. Louis into submission. If the Cardinals play well, this should be nothing more than a formality.” -Casey Gisclair



Division IV

No. 13 CCA at No. 4 Lafayette Christian



Lafayette Christian

9-1 overall 

43.4 points per game

7.5 points allowed per game



Common opponents: None

Quality wins: Beat Central Catholic, the No. 12 seed in the DIV bracket; also beat Gueydan, the No. 23 seed in Class 1A. 

Notable loss: Their only loss was 10-9 against Vermilion Catholic, the No. 1 seed in DIV. 



Editor’s Notes: “CCA has to play its absolute best in this one to be able to compete. Lafayette Christian is one of the favorites to win the Division IV State Championship.” -Casey Gisclair

Division IV



No. 11 Houma Christian at No. 6 Ascension Catholic

Ascension Catholic

8-2 overall 

39.3 points per game



10.8 points allowed per game

Common opponents: East Iberville; Houma Christian beat East Iberville 24-14; Ascension Catholic beat East Iberville 55-0; CCA; CCA beat Houma Christian 35-6; Ascension Catholic beat CCA 47-0. 

Quality wins: Beat White Castle, the No. 20 seed in Class 1A; beat CCA, the No. 13 seed in DIV. 



Notable loss: Lost to Kentwood and Southern Lab, two of the top smaller class teams in Louisiana.

Editor’s Notes: “The common opponents math doesn’t look good for Houma Christian. But, I guess that’s why they play the game.” -Casey Gisclair

 

South Lafourche scrimmage



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