Class 1A’s Strongest Football District

By Hunter Bower // Owner is diving into Louisiana high school football’s strongest districts by classification. Today, we cover Class 1A with an analysis followed by rankings of each district within the classification. 

The smallest classification can throw some of the biggest punches when it comes to the game of football.

A slew of Class 1A programs have had the opportunity to compete with some of the top programs in the state of Louisiana. Only because there are fewer student-athletes on the sidelines doesn’t mean the size of the team’s heart isn’t any smaller.

That can also be said for District 7-1A who was determined to have the strongest league in the LHSAA’s smallest football classification. 

According to Fizz Rankings’ numbers, District 7-2A averaged a 42.857 power ranking. Members of the league include Ascension Catholic, Ascension Christian, East Iberville, St. John and White Castle

White Castle finished as the Class 1A runner-up last year falling to Oak Grove in the state finals. The Bulldogs finished the year 9-4 overall. 

Ascension Catholic, who finished undefeated in the regular season, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division IV playoffs while Ascension Christian advanced to the postseason for the first time since 2013.

East Iberville was the surprise team of District 7-1A after having advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in the last decade. St. John finished the season 2-8, losing its last six contests.

Finishing behind District 7 was District 5-1A comprised of Catholic (PC), North Central, Opelousas Catholic, Sacred Heart, St. Edmund and Westminster.

Each district’s ranking will update each season and will take into account all re-classification measures every two years.

Fizz Rankings is a Texas-based social media account that uses statistics-based formulas to help determine rankings for multiple categories. Fizz Rankings is one of the premier rankings accounts for Texas high school football.


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