Playoff berths up for grabs as football enters final week

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LAPLACE — It’s the final week of the 2016 regular season. If you blinked, you might have missed it.

This season seemed to fly by with nary a hurricane or cold front in sight.

It isn’t over yet, though.

The latest power rankings show all four St. John the Baptist Parish teams with enough points to earn playoff spots. Now it’s about locking them up, moving up and heading into the post season on a winning note.

Country Day at

St. Charles Catholic

Riverside Academy ruined Country Day’s hopes for a perfect season last week.

This week, the Comets can perhaps move the Cajuns down a peg or two in the power ratings.

There’s not much room for the Comets to move, however. St. Charles is holding at the No. 3 spot with Riverside at No. 1 and Notre Dame at No. 2.

St. Charles put together a solid, grinding win against West St. John last week, holding the Rams scoreless.

East St. John High

at Central Lafourche

Wildcats coach Aldon Foster has doubled his win total from last year and seems to have secured his team a spot in the Class 5A bracket.

Just to be sure, his team needs this road win. The Trojans (4-5) are winless in District 7-5A play but still could squeak out a spot with a win.

Sophie B. Wright

at Riverside

The Rebels locked up their fourth consecutive district title with last week’s 32-7 victory over Country Day. This week they can lock up an undefeated district slate, the No. seed in Division IV and celebrate homecoming with a win over Sophie B. Wright.

The Warriors are 0-7 and have scored 14 points all season.

Newman at West St. John

The Rams were hoping to gain some ground last week against St. Charles.

They moved the ball, but couldn’t find the end zone.

They still should make the cut for the Class 2A non-select playoff bracket, but hope to end the regular season on a winning note.