The Extra Point: Football Tidbits & More From Week 8


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

Wossman Defense Continues to Dominate With Third Straight Shutout Win

The Wossman High School football team is on a remarkable streak of domination this season. The Wildcats have emerged as a defensive powerhouse, ranking among Louisiana’s best in scoring defense, with an astonishing average of just six points allowed in eight games.

Their latest feat was a resounding 31-0 victory over Bastrop, marking their third consecutive shutout win. This victory brings their total shutout count for the season to an impressive five, solidifying their position in the top six of the Non-Select Division II power ratings. The Wildcats’ unyielding defense and consistent excellence have established them as a force to be reckoned with in high school football.

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 12 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



E.D. White

Edna Karr

Isidore Newman



St. Charles

St. Thomas More

Vermilion Catholic


Newman’s Nelson Stewart Picks Up 150th Career Victory

Nelson Stewart, the veteran head coach of the Newman football team, celebrated a remarkable milestone in his illustrious career on Friday night. In his 18th season as the Greenies’ leader, Stewart secured his 150th career victory with a dominant 35-0 win over district rival Country Day. Throughout his tenure, Stewart has steered the team to multiple 10-win seasons, consistently reaching the quarterfinal rounds for eight consecutive seasons. The past two years saw the Greenies achieve back-to-back semifinal appearances in 2021 and 2022, a testament to Stewart’s enduring excellence in the world of high school football coaching.

Eat. Sleep. Keep The Streak.

In a spectacular display of dominance, the Destrehan football team pushed its winning streak to 22 games following a 45-0 shutout over Sulphur. St. Thomas More extended its winning streak to 18 games following a comeback victory over Teurlings Catholic while St. Charles defeated M.L. King Charter for its 15 consecutive win.

West St. Mary put an end to its 23-game losing skid Friday night as the Wolfpack defeated Delcambre, 14-8. The win is West St. Mary’s first triumph since October 1, 2021.

Tensas broke a 14-game losing following a 38-30 district victory over Sicily Island while Crowley won its first contest in 15 tries after taking down Livonia, 45-28.

Louisiana’s Longest Winning & Losing Streaks

Consecutive Wins (as of 2023 – Week 8)

22 – Destrehan

18 – St. Thomas More

15 – St. Charles

8 – 9 teams

Consecutive On-Field Losses (15 or more games)

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

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

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

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

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

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

How The LSWA Top Ten Fared – Week 8

Class 5A  

  1. Edna Karr (7-0) beat Holy Cross, 47-17
  2. Destrehan (8-0) beat Sulphur, 45-0
  3. Zachary (7-0) beat Central, 35-28
  4. Ruston (8-0) beat West Ouachita, 48-6
  5. Carencro (8-0) beat Sam Houston, 49-47
  6. East St. John (7-1) lost to Terrebonne, 21-18
  7. John Curtis (4-2) plays Saturday
  8. Catholic-Baton Rouge (6-2) beat Woodlawn-Baton Rouge, 35-0
  9. Holy Cross (6-2) lost to Edna Karr, 47-17
  10. Southside (6-2) lost to Acadiana, 45-12

Others receiving votes: Brother Martin (6-2) beat Archbishop Rummel, 21-16, Acadiana (6-2) beat Southside, 45-12, West Monroe (7-1) beat Ouachita Parish, 31-21, Captain Shreve (7-1) beat Southwiid, 42-6, St. Augustine (2-5) plays Saturday, Airline (7-1) beat C.E. Byrd, 42-28, Archbishop Rummel (4-4) lost to Brother Martin, 21-16, St. Amant (7-1) lost to Dutchtown, 31-7, Central (5-3) lost to Zachary, 28-25.

Class 4A

  1. St. Thomas More (8-0) beat Teurlings Catholic, 35-34 
  2. Lafayette Christian (7-1) beat Westgate, 49-11 
  3. Neville (7-1) beat Tioga, 44-13 
  4. North DeSoto (7-1) beat Huntington, 50-24 
  5. Warren Easton (3-4) lost via forfeit 
  6. Lutcher (5-2) lost to Assumption, 14-10
  7. West Feliciana (7-1) beat Belaire, 22-20
  8. Archbishop Shaw (6-2) beat Patterson, 55-13
  9. Westgate (5-3) lost to Lafayette Christian, 49-11
  10. Cecilia (7-1) beat Opelousas, 25-22

Others receiving votes: Teurlings Catholic (5-3) lost to St. Thomas More, 35-34, Evangel Christian (5-3) beat Minden, 56-0, Opelousas (5-3) lost to Cecilia 25-22, Tioga (6-2) lost to Neville, 44-13.

Class 3A  

  1. University (7-1) beat Glen Oaks, 60-7 
  2. E.D. White (8-0) beat Berwick, 56-14
  3. St. James (7-1) beat Donaldsonville, 55-24 
  4. Sterlington (7-1) beat North Webster, 28-0 
  5. Jena (8-0) beat Bunkie, 38-22 
  6. Parkview Baptist (7-1) beat Helix Mentorship, 49-0
  7. John F. Kennedy (6-1) plays Saturday
  8. St. Louis (7-1) beat South Lafourche, 21-14
  9. Union Parish (5-3) beat Richwood, 33-16
  10. Wossman (7-1) beat Bastrop, 31-0

Others receiving votes: Bunkie (7-1) lost to Jena, 38-22, Madison Prep (5-3) won via forfeit, Iowa (6-2) beat Lake Charles Prep, 36-22, Amite (5-2) beat Albany, 38-3, Church Point (5-3) beat Ville Platte, 40-8, Bogalusa (3-4) did not play, Lake Charles Prep (3-5) lost to Iowa, 36-22, Pine (7-1) beat Jewel Sumner, 28-13.

Class 2A

  1. Calvary Baptist (8-0) beat D’Arbonne Woods, 35-0
  2. St. Charles (8-0) beat M.L. King Charter, 50-6 
  3. Newman (7-0) beat Country Day, 35-0 
  4. Oak Grove (6-2) beat Madison, 42-0 
  5. Dunham (6-2) beat East Feliciana, 49-22 
  6. Notre Dame (5-3) beat DeQuincy, 42-3
  7. Many (5-2) beat Jonesboro-Hodge, 38-6
  8. Episcopal-Baton Rouge (6-2) beat Northeast, 40-8
  9. Ascension Episcopal (5-3) lost to Loreauville, 30-9
  10. D’Arbonne Woods (6-1) lost to Calvary Baptist, 35-0

Others receiving votes: Northlake Christian (5-2) lost to St. Thomas Aquinas, 20-8, Catholic-New Iberia (6-2) beat Frankin, 49-12, South Plaquemines (5-2) plays Saturday, Loreauville (6-2) beat Ascension Episcopal, 30-9, Welsh (6-2) beat Lake Arthur, 55-0, Oakdale (6-2) beat Pickering, 53-0, Pope John Paul II (6-2) beat Independence, 36-30.

Class 1A

  1. Vermilion Catholic (8-0) beat Centerville, 57-14
  2. Ouachita Christian (7-1) beat Cedar Creek, 35-0
  3. Southern Lab (6-1) beat Avoyelles, 42-8
  4. Kentwood (7-1) beat Slaughter Community, 47-13
  5. Riverside Academy (7-1) beat L.B. Landry, 27-12
  6. Homer (6-2) beat Arcadia, 44-12
  7. Logansport (7-1) beat LaSalle, 60-6
  8. Haynesville (7-1) beat Magnolia School of Excellence, 42-0
  9. St. Martin’s (6-1) beat West St. John, 56-22
  10. St. Mary’s (6-1) beat Montgomery, 49-0

Others receiving votes: Ascension Catholic (6-2) beat Covenant Christian, 36-3, Glenbrook Academy (7-1) beat Plain Dealing, 70-20, St. Frederick (5-3) beat John Paul II, TX, 40-3, St. Edmund (6-2) lost to Catholic of Pointe Coupee, 36-20.