Lucky 13?

Rebels baseball team ranked 13th in coaches’ preseason poll.


Coach Marty Luquet speaks to the Rebel baseball team after practice

Rafael Villarreal Jr., Editor

The Riverside Academy baseball team is ranked 13th in the state in the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 1A preseason poll which was released this week. The Rebels are under the direction of new head coach Marty Luquet, who spent last year as an assistant. In a 24-year career Luquet compiled a record of  447-251. The team returned six starters from last year’s squad, which played only a handful of games before the season was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Rebels started the season with a 4-0 loss to H.L. Bourgeois. They play at Pearl River on Friday.

The 2021 LBCA Class 1A Pre-Season Poll

  1. Catholic, Pointe Coupee
  2. Calvary Baptist
  3. Central Catholic
  4. Cedar Creek
  5. Ouachita Christian
  6. Ascension Catholic
  7. Covenant Christian
  8. Sacred Heart
  9. Opelousas Catholic
  10. Oak Grove

Others receiving votes: St. Mary, Westminster, Riverside, Country Day, Grand Lake, St. Edmund’s, Highland Baptist, Vermilion Catholic, St. Martin’s