Southern Lab Tops 2022 GeauxPreps Class 1A Preseason Football Poll

By Hunter Bower // Owner & CEO

Southern Lab will begin the 2022 football season in familiar territory, at No. 1 in the GeauxPreps Class 1A preseason football poll, presented by Chevyland Shreveport.

The Kittens won their fifth state championship in December and landed five players on the LSWA all-state team. Southern Lab begins defense of its title on September 1 vs. Liberty Magnet. A runner-up to Southern Lab last season, Ouachita Christian comes in the second spot followed by last year’s Class 1A champion Homer at No. 3. The Class 1A runner-up from a year ago, Logansport, starts at No. 4 with Vermilion Catholic rounding out the Top 5. 

In all, eight of the Top 10 teams have won at least one state championship since 2010.

Here’s the complete preseason GeauxPreps Class 1A preseason football poll, presented by Chevyland:

PlaceTeam2021 Record
1.Southern Lab11-2
2.Ouachita Christian13-1
3. Homer11-3
5.Vermilion Catholic8-4
6. Riverside3-5
8.Opelousas Catholic9-2
10.St. Frederick9-3
First Five Out: Catholic-PC, Ascension Catholic, Glenbrook, Sacred Heart, Cedar Creek