What are the five best games in the Acadiana area in Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season?

Well, there are a number of good ones to choose from, but let's try to narrow them down.

1)---Catholic-New Iberia at Breaux Bridge: Breaux Bridge captured a very impressive 27-6 win over New Iberia in Week 1, while Catholic-New Iberia, who is ranked number six in the Class 2A poll this week, fell to a very good Vermilion Catholic squad, 43-32. Oh, by the way; each of these schools played in state title games last season. Expect playoff-type intensity and a great match-up.

2)---Catholic-Pointe Coupee at Ascension Episcopal: Last year, Ascension Episcopal won in a shootout, 51-50, in one of the more entertaining games of the year. This year, we may see a similar result, after Catholic-Pointe Coupee scored 47 in Week 1, while the Blue Gators put up 34 themselves. If you like offense, you'll probably love this battle of the unbeatens.

3)---Ruston at Acadiana: Last season, these two had a terrific game, with Acadiana winning a dramatic 28-21 affair in Ruston. This year's game looks good again, with Acadiana coming in at 1-0, following an impressive 28-6 win over Carencro, while Ruston suffered a tough 21-20 loss to Neville. This one has all the makings of a good one.

4)---Barbe at St. Thomas More: Can Barbe slow down St. Thomas More's potent offense? Can anybody? STM, the top team in this week's 4A poll, is certainly the favorite, but Barbe is always good and capable of beating anybody, as evidenced by their wins over numerous local 5A teams last year, including Acadiana, Comeaux, Lafayette High, and New Iberia.

5)---Opelousas Catholic at Vermilion Catholic: Both teams are unbeaten after impressive wins in Week 1. OC blanked Opelousas, 34-0, while VC defeated Catholic-New Iberia, 43-32. This would be a really good win for either one of these teams, in what I suspect will be one of the best games in the area.

Other games of note: Cecilia at Comeaux...St. Martinville at Lafayette high...Church Point at Southside...New Iberia at Carencro...Teurlings at Hannan...Northside at LCA...North Vermilion at Kaplan...Sulphur at Notre Dame...Rayne at Abbeville.

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