Barbe Lady Bucs Sixth In Final NFCA Softball Super 25 Poll

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following a dominating campaign that showcased the school’s first state title in 24 years, the Barbe High School softball team finished the 2021 season ranked sixth in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Super 25.

The Lady Bucs capped another outstanding season with a 31-2 record overall and their fifth state championship in program history. Barbe won the 2021 Class 5A State Championship in thrilling fashion, defeating Airline in the finals for its first state title victory since the 1997 season.

Head coach Candyce Carter was honored as the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association (LFCA) Class 5A Coach of the Year for her efforts in helping to guide Barbe to an outstanding season on the diamond. Halie Pappion was honored as the state’s Most Outstanding Player in Class 5A after completing the season with a 23-2 record while Arkansas commit Nyjah Fontenot (.535 BA) represented the Lady Bucs as a first team selection as an outfielder.

St. Amant finished the season ranked No. 17 in the poll after finishing with a 25-3 overall record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs. Addison Jackson batted .476 on the year and was selected to the All-State first team as a utility player.

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – FINAL

RankTeam2021 RecordPrevious
1Neshoba Central (Miss.)32-01
2Lakewood Ranch (Fla.)30-22
3Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)49-3-13
4Park Vista (Fla.)29-14
5Lake Creek (Texas)38-25
6Barbe (La.)31-26
7New Palestine (Ind.)28-17
8Marist (Ill.)38-18
9Keystone (Ohio)33-19
10Byrnes (S.C.)32-110
11Mahopac (N.Y.)19-111
12Roncalli (Ind.)31-212
13Donovan Catholic (N.J.)29-113
14Barbers Hill (Texas)42-214
15Lakota West (Ohio)30-215
16Norco (Calif.)27-216
17St. Amant (La.)25-317
18Leander (Texas)37-318
19South Warren (Ky.)35-219
20Masuk (Conn.)24-020
21West Stanly (N.C.)20-021
22Stillwater Area (Minn.)23-222
23Deer Park (Texas)40-823
24Clear Springs (Texas)31-224
25San Antonio Warren (Texas)25-225