The Extra Point: Football Tidbits & More From Week 7


by Hunter Bower // Owner

Football Power Ratings Explained

The changes the LHSAA made to the Power Ratings formula a few years back will have coaches and fans alike wondering why your calculations do not match GeauxPreps.

The top reason for mismatches is calculating the Opponent’s Win points. Win Points are no longer just a straight-up number of Wins by teams you have played. Points are now based on the number of wins vs number of games played. This was done to make up for playing opponents who did not play a full 10-game schedule.  

See the summary below on how PR is calculated:

  • Result of Game: If you win, you get 10 Power Points. If you lose, you get none.
  • Division: If your opponent is in a higher division, you get 2 Power Points for each class higher
  • Opponent Wins: To calculate opponent’s wins: divide the number of wins by the total games played, and multiply by 10.
  • Add these three components, and this is the PR for that specific game played.
  • Do this for all games played, add them all up, and then divide that total by the number of games you played.
  • You can compare your calculations with ours by looking at the Team Schedules Pages, there you will see how many points we calculated for each matchup.

In addition, a team’s strength factor shall be determined by adding the sum of the opponent’s class to the sum of the opponent’s wins and dividing the result by the total number of games played. The strength factor is used when a tie exists between two or more teams and a head-to-head matchup does not exist. auto-generates its Power Ratings every four hours for football. If you think that you have seen an error or have any other questions, please contact

The Last Of The Unbeatens

In the heart of Louisiana high school football, the race for perfection continues to captivate fans and pundits alike as we approach the end of the regular season. With just four weeks remaining before the postseason, a remarkable 16 teams across the state are still basking in the glory of an undefeated record.

Among these gridiron giants are familiar names and rising stars, each with their own unique story to tell. The journey to perfection has been hard-fought, with sweat, dedication, and teamwork driving these young athletes to maintain their unblemished records.

Let’s tip our hats to these unbeaten Louisiana high school football teams:


Calvary Baptist


D’Arbonne Woods


E.D. White

East St. John

Edna Karr

Isidore Newman



St. Amant

St. Charles

St. Thomas More

Vermilion Catholic


As we edge closer to the postseason, the pressure intensifies, but these teams are proving that they have what it takes to go all the way. Keep an eye on these Louisiana high school football juggernauts as they aim to etch their names in the annals of history with an undefeated season. The next four weeks promise to be a thrilling ride for players, coaches, and fans alike.

Coach J.T. Curtis Inches Closer To All-Time Wins Mark

In a remarkable display of gridiron prowess, John Curtis High School’s football team notched a resounding 28-0 shutout victory over Acadiana on Friday night. The win inched head coach J.T. Curtis tantalizingly close to the all-time wins record.

Now in his astounding 55th season at the helm, Coach Curtis boasts an impressive 619 career victories. With just two more wins, he’ll lock horns with the all-time high school football career wins record. Should the stars align for him and his squad, a mere three additional victories would propel Curtis past the current record-holder, John McKissick of South Carolina, who stands tall with 621 wins in his illustrious career.

John Curtis’ triumph wasn’t just about the numbers, though. Their commanding performance thwarted Acadiana, the state’s highest-scoring offense, who had been averaging a staggering 52 points per game. In a true testament to their defensive prowess, this victory marked Acadiana’s first shutout since the 2021 season, solidifying Curtis’ reputation as a force to be reckoned with in high school football. As Coach Curtis closes in on the record books, his legacy in the sport continues to grow.

Eat. Sleep. Keep The Streak.

In a spectacular display of dominance, the Destrehan football team continued its remarkable winning streak by securing their 21st consecutive victory in Week 7. The Wildcats rolled over Terrebonne with a resounding 38-7 triumph, showcasing their prowess on the gridiron. The last time Destrehan experienced defeat was in a heartbreaking clash with Zachary during the Class 5A playoffs in 2021.

Meanwhile, Ouachita Christian’s 15-game winning streak met an unexpected halt on Friday night, as they fell 31-14 to the formidable out-of-state powerhouse, Harding Academy of Arkansas.

In a remarkable comeback story, Collegiate of Baton Rouge broke free from their 16-game losing streak with a gritty and hard-fought 19-6 victory over district rival Helix Mentorship. This long-awaited triumph marked Collegiate’s first taste of victory since the 2021 season, rejuvenating their spirits and sparking hope for a brighter future on the football field.

Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks

Consecutive Wins (as of 2023 – Week 7)

21 – Destrehan

17 – St. Thomas More

14 – St. Charles

7 – 12 teams

Consecutive On-Field Losses (15 or more games)

28 – Pickering (def. Oakdale, 46-37 • Nov. 20, 2020)

23 – West St. Mary (def. Jeanerette, 26-0 • Oct. 1, 2021)

22 – Plain Dealing (def. Ringgold, 38-6 • Oct. 8, 2021)

19 – Crescent City (def. Cohen, 12-6 • Oct. 3, 2015)

19 – Comeaux (def. New Iberia, 30-28 • Oct. 22, 2021)

18 – Pine Prairie (def. Ville Platte, 54-12 • Oct. 29, 2021)

15 – Crowley (def. Northwest, 21-20 • Sept. 9, 2022)

15 – Highland Baptist (def. Hamilton Christian, 52-14 • Sept. 9, 2022)

How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 7

Class 5A 

  1. Edna Karr (6-0) beat Jesuit, 35-7
  2. Destrehan (7-0) beat Terrebonne, 38-7
  3. Zachary (6-0) beat Scotlandville, 51-0
  4. Ruston (7-0) beat Pineville, 48-6
  5. Carencro (7-0) beat Comeaux, 65-8
  6. Acadiana (5-2) lost to John Curtis, 28-0
  7. Holy Cross (6-1) lost to Brother Martin, 22-19
  8. East St. John (7-0) beat Central Lafourche, 42-14
  9. Catholic-Baton Rouge (5-2) beat Central, 42-38
  10. John Curtis (4-2) beat Acadiana, 28-0

Others receiving votes: Southside (6-1) beat Sulphur, 38-14, West Monroe (6-1) beat West Ouachita, 42-19, Captain Shreve (6-1) beat Natchitoches Central, 32-24, Airline (6-1) beat Haughton, 56-21, Brother Martin (5-2) beat Holy Cross, 22-19, Archbishop Rummel (3-3) plays Saturday, Central (5-2) lost Catholic-Baton Rouge, 42-38, Terrebonne (5-2) lost to Destrehan, 38-7. 

Class 4A

  1. St. Thomas More (7-0) beat Northside, 49-0
  2. Lafayette Christian (6-1) beat Teurlings Catholic, 62-3 
  3. Neville (6-1) beat Grant, 41-6
  4. North DeSoto (6-1) beat Evangel Christian, 38-28
  5. Warren Easton (3-3) beat Frederick A. Douglass, 45-0
  6. Lutcher (5-1) beat Hahnville, 14-7
  7. Teurlings Catholic (5-2) lost to Lafayette Christian, 62-3
  8. West Feliciana (6-1) beat Brusly, 20-0
  9. Archbishop Shaw (5-2) beat Belle Chasse, 41-15
  10. Westgate (5-2) beat North Vermilion, 19-13

Others receiving votes: Cecilia (6-1) beat Beau Chene, 48-3, Evangel Christian (4-3) lost to North DeSoto, 38-28, St. Michael (5-2) lost to McKinley, 30-24, Opelousas (5-2) beat Livonia, 61-0, Tioga (6-1) beat Franklin Parish, 20-16, Franklin Parish (5-2) lost to Tioga, 20-16. 

Class 3A 

  1. University (6-1) beat Madison Prep, 43-7 
  2. E.D. White (7-0) beat Donaldsonville, 44-6 
  3. St. James (6-1) beat Patterson, 48-0 
  4. Sterlington (6-1) beat Union Parish, 24-10 
  5. Jena (7-0) beat Bolton, 52-6 
  6. Union Parish (4-3) lost to Sterlington, 24-10 
  7. Parkview Baptist (6-1) beat Broadmoor, 63-14 
  8. Madison Prep (4-3) lost to University, 43-7 
  9. John F. Kennedy (5-1) plays Saturday
  10. St. Louis (6-1) beat Lake Charles Prep, 34-7 

Others receiving votes: Wossman (6-1) beat Richwood, 28-0, Amite (4-2) beat Pine, 40-35, Bunkie (7-0) beat Buckeye, 58-41, Pine, (6-1) lost to Amite, 40-35.  

Class 2A

  1. Calvary Baptist (7-0) beat Green Oaks, 58-6 
  2. St. Charles (7-0) beat St. Martinville, 43-15 
  3. Newman (6-0) beat De La Salle, 29-24 
  4. Oak Grove (5-2) beat Ferriday, 42-12
  5. Dunham (5-2) beat Episcopal-Baton Rouge, 55-28 
  6. Episcopal-Baton Rouge (5-2) lost to Dunham, 55-28 
  7. Northlake Christian (5-0) plays Saturday
  8. Notre Dame (4-3) beat Vinton, 48-6
  9. Many (4-2) beat Winnfield, 49-0 
  10. Ascension Episcopal (5-2) beat West St. Mary, 60-6

Others receiving votes: D’Arbonne Woods (6-0) beat Loyola Prep, 35-14, Catholic-New Iberia (5-2) beat Delcambre, 49-0, South Plaquemines (5-2) beat Fisher, 30-6, Loreauville (5-2) beat Franklin, 31-28, Welsh (5-2) beat DeQuincy, 22-0, Oakdale (5-2) beat Mamou, 47-8. 

Class 1A

  1. Ouachita Christian (6-1) lost to Harding, Ark., 31-14
  2. Vermilion Catholic (7-0) beat Jeanerette, 42-8 
  3. Southern Lab (5-1) beat Thrive Academy, 66-0 
  4. Homer (5-2) lost to Prescott, Ark, 31-14 
  5. Kentwood (6-1) beat McDonogh #35, 12-8 
  6. Riverside Academy (6-1) beat West St. John, 55-0
  7. St. Mary’s (5-1) lost to Peabody, 39-21
  8. Logansport (6-1) beat Northwood-Lena, 60-0
  9. Haynesville (6-1) beat Arcadia, 55-12
  10. St. Martin’s (5-1) beat Crescent City, 51-0

Others receiving votes: Ascension Catholic (5-2) beat East Iberville, 65-0, Glenbrook Academy (6-1) beat Ringgold, 61-6, Jeanerette (5-2) lost to Vermilion Catholic, 42-8, St. Frederick (4-3) beat Lincoln Prep, 41-0, Arcadia (5-2) lost to Haynesville, 55-12.