FOOTBALL

Two parish teams ranked in top 10 of preseason polls

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
East Ascension receiver Shaivonn Robinson. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association recently released its preseason high-school football polls, and two Ascension Parish teams were in the top 10 of their respective classes.

East Ascension was the highest-ranked team in the parish. They landed at No. 5 in Class 5A.

The only teams that are ranked ahead of them are: top-ranked John Curtis, second-ranked Zachary, third-ranked West Monroe and fifth-ranked Destrehan.

The Spartans are coming off of a 20-0 victory over Woodlawn in their jamboree.

Last season, East Ascension went 8-2 and won a share of the District 5-5A title. They went on to reach the second round of the playoffs.

The Spartans will face Lutcher this Friday night at home in their season opener.

The other top-10 team in the parish is Ascension Catholic. The Bulldogs ranked seventh in Class 1A.

The 1A rankings are as follows: 1. West St. John, 2. Kentwood, 2. Southern Lab, 4. Lafayette Christian, 5. Haynesville, 6. Oak Grove.

Ascension Catholic pulled off an impressive 20-0 win over Episcopal in their jamboree.

The Bulldogs are coming off of their most successful season in 25 years. They went 8-2 in 2017, and reached the Division-IV state title game, before falling to Lafayette Christian.

Ascension Catholic will hit the road to face Mentorship Academy in their opener this Friday night.