So here is my Week 2 ballot for the New Orleans area prep football rankings on Fox 8. As one who follows this sort of thing might imagine, there’s one big dropper this week…
- Brother Martin
- McDonogh 35
- St. Paul’s
Curtis curb-stomped Landry-Walker, reinforcing the time-honored tradition I ignored in my initial rankings: Never bet against Curtis. Accordingly, I moved Curtis up to No. 2 and dropped Landry-Walker to No. 8 this week in response.
Deciding on a team for No. 3 wasn’t especially easy. Destrehan raised questions with a tougher than expected road escape Friday, and while Brother Martin has one of the best offenses in the nation, the jury is still out on the Crusaders’ defense. Ultimately I went Brother Martin, giving the benefit of the doubt to the Catholic League.
On that note, I nearly included Shaw this week. It came down to Shaw, Ehret and Landry-Walker. I left the Charging Bucs in, partly out of concern for Ehret’s quarterback situation, but also out of respect for Curtis. Plenty of great teams have been humbled by the Patriots.