Spartans stay put, Bulldogs rise in rankings

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

It's another week with two Ascension Parish squads ranked in the top 10 of their respective Louisiana Sports Writers Association class rankings.

There was no change for East Ascension.

After crushing Northwest by a score of 41-8 last Friday night, the Spartans have remained in the No. 9 spot in Class 5A.

The top five of the division is as follows: John Curtis (1), Catholic (2), West Monroe (3), Rummel (4) and Acadiana (5).

East Ascension will have a big test this Friday night as they host 1-1 Warren Easton, the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A. They're coming off of a 38-12 loss to second-ranked Edna Karr.

As for Ascension Catholic, they continued to rise in Class 1A.

After their easy week two victory over Riverside Academy, the Bulldogs jumped up three spots in the rankings to No. 4. After last Friday night's 42-8 win over Slaughter Community Charter, they have moved up again to No. 3.

The only teams ranked ahead of them are second-ranked Calvary Baptist and top-ranked Southern Lab.

Ascension Catholic will have a bye this week. Next week, they'll be back in action with a home game against Central Catholic--who is currently ranked 13th in Class 1A.