As of midnight Saturday, the unofficial power ratings had Bastrop at No. 9 in Class 4A and Sterlington No. 4 in 3A.

Selection Sunday is upon us. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will release football playoff brackets for all five non-select classifications and four select divisions Sunday morning.

Pairings will be announced live on the Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Prep Football Pairings Show on Cox Sports Television, starting at 11 a.m. The 90-minute show will also be streamed on the NFHS Network at

Bastrop and Sterlington will both open the playoffs at home.

According to the unofficial power ratings as compiled by, the Rams are the No. 9 seed in Class 4A while the Panthers are No. 4 in 3A.

If the power ratings hold up, Bastrop (7-2) would host No. 24 New Orleans McDonogh #35 (5-5) on Friday night, and Sterlington (8-2) would be at home vs. No. 29 New Orleans W.L. Cohen (6-4).

The projected first-round matchups (Again, these pairings are unofficial. Any 11th-hour forfeits could bring significant changes):


No. 32 Minden at No. 1 Edna Karr

No. 17 Tioga at No. 16 Benton

No. 24 McDonogh #35 at No. 9 Bastrop

No. 25 Westlake at No. 8 Plaquemine

No. 28 DeRidder at No. 5 Lakeshore

No. 21 Cecilia at No. 12 Livonia

No. 20 Franklin Parish at No. 13 Pearl River

No. 29 Opelousas at No. 4 Neville

No. 30 Franklinton at No. 3 St. Martinville

No. 19 G.W. Carver at No. 14 Belle Chasse

No. 22 Carencro at No. 11 Assumption

No. 27 Woodlawn (Shreveport) at No. 6 Leesville

No. 26 South Terrebonne at No. 7 Northwood (Shreveport)

No. 23 Helen Cox at No. 10 North DeSoto

No. 18 Lutcher at No. 15 Breaux Bridge

No. 31 Rayne at No. 2 Warren Easton



No. 32 KIPP Renaissance at No. 1 Iota

No. 17 Baker at No. 16 Marksville

No. 24 Donaldsonville at No. 9 St. James

No. 25 Albany at No. 8 North Webster

No. 28 Bogaulusa at No. 5 Union Parish

No. 21 South Beauregard at No. 12 Jena

No. 20 West Feliciana at No. 13 Church Point

No. 29 W.L. Cohen at No. 4 Sterlington

No. 30 Jennings at No. 3 Kaplan

No. 19 Sophie B. Wright at No. 14 Crowley

No. 22 Berwick at No. 11 Northwest

No. 27 Erath at No. 6 Lake Charles Prep

No. 26 Madison Prep at No. 7 Jewel Sumner

No 23 Avoyelles at No. 10 Caldwell

No. 18 Wossman at No. 15 Green Oaks

No. 31 Brusly at No. 2 Eunice