Sulphur at Zachary football playoffs Keilon Brown

Zachary High quarterback Keilon Brown (15) scores a touchdown in a first-round game in the 2018 state playoffs against Sulphur. The two-time reigning state champion Broncos begin the season ranked fifth in today's preseason poll.

(Here are the preseason rankings released today by the Louisiana Sportswriter's Association. Teams are followed by first-place votes, record, and total votes.)

Class 5A

Team 1st rec pts

1. John Curtis (8) 0-0 104

2. West Monroe (1) 0-0 98

3. Catholic-Baton Rouge 0-0 74

4. Archbishop Rummel 0-0 67

5. Zachary 0-0 64

6. East Ascension 0-0 59

7. Acadiana 0-0 44

8. Destrehan 0-0 41

9. Terrebonne 0-0 39

10. Ruston 0-0 26

Others receiving votes: Alexandria 23, John Ehret 22, Haughton 15, Captain Shreve 12, Slidell 6, Scotlandville 2, East St. John 1.

Class 4A

Team 1st rec pts

1. Karr (8) 0-0 97

2. St. Thomas More (1) 0-0 96

3. Lakeshore 0-0 82

4. Neville 0-0 78

5. Leesville 0-0 62

6. Warren Easton 0-0 59

7. Evangel 0-0 47

8. Northwood 0-0 38

9. Eunice 0-0 30

10. Plaquemine 0-0 25

Others receiving votes: Carver 21, Landry-Walker 17, Westgate 14, Assumption 10, Breaux Bridge 6, Bastrop 5, North Desoto 4, Pearl River 3, Tioga 1.

Class 3A

Team 1st rec pts

1. Sterlington (6) 0-0 102

2. St. James (1) 0-0 86

3. University (2) 0-0 77

4. St. Martinville 0-0 59

5. Union Parish 0-0 55

6. Archbishop Hannan 0-0 52

7. Iota 0-0 50

8. De La Salle 0-0 48

9. Lake Charles Prep 0-0 42

10. Kaplan 0-0 37

Others receiving votes: North Webster 27, Jena 14, Baker 12, Lutcher 12, E.D. White 11, Caldwell Parish 6, Parkview Baptist 2, Jewel Sumner 2, Madison Prep 1, Marksville 1, Church Point 1.

Class 2A

Team 1st rec pts

1. Notre Dame (5) 0-0 102

2. Amite (3) 0-0 99

3. Many (1) 0-0 77

4. Lafayette Christian 0-0 73

5. Catholic-New Iberia 0-0 66

6, Newman 0-0 58

7. Kentwood 0-0 48

8. Ferriday 0-0 46

9. St. Charles 0-0 27

10. St. Helena 0-0 23

Others receiving votes: Welsh 22, Dunham 19, Rosepine 15, Kinder 9, East Feliciana 6.

Class 1A

Team 1st rec pts

1. Oak Grove (6) 0-0 102

2. Southern Lab (1) 0-0 87

3. Haynesville 0-0 78

4. Country Day 0-0 74

5. Vermilion Catholic (1) 0-0 71

6. Ascension Catholic 0-0 62

7. Calvary Baptist (1) 0-0 52

8. Logansport 0-0 44

9. West St. John 0-0 38

10. Ouachita Christian 0-0 36

Others receiving votes: Basile 12, Central Catholic-Morgan City 11, St. Edmund 9, Montgomery 8, Oberlin 7, St. Frederick 4.

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