Lafayette Christian Knights
2017 Record: 13-1
How It Happened: LCA won the Division IV state championship, their first title in program history.
Lafayette Christian was a buzzsaw before Quarterback Zachary Clement went down in Week 7. Even with the loss, the Knight were able to pull through thanks to a strong defense that allowed less than nine points per game throughout the season. LCA will try to repeat with 15 starters returning, including the District 7-1A Offensive MVP (Clement), Defensive MVP (Martin Lee III) and the All-Acadiana Special Teams MVP (Sage Ryan). As the defending champs, LCA will have a target on their back, but the Knights are prepared for that pressure. Lafayette Christian is hoping they can join their boys and girls basketball team, in continuing a tradition of going back to back in state title games.