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Looking back at District 1-5A as district play begins

This week District 1-5A begins district play with what could be the biggest game of the district season on tap the first week.

Byrd and Captain Shreve will open District 1-5A play on Thursday at Lee Hedges Stadium

Byrd and Captain Shreve will open District 1-5A play on Thursday at Lee Hedges Stadium

Byrd (0-3) and Captain Shreve (3-0) will go at each other on Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium to start it all. Friday, Southwood (1-2) will host Airline (2-1)  and the big game will have Evangel (1-2) playing at Parkway (3-0). Last season Evangel and Parkway finished in a 3-way tie for first in the district with Byrd.

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In 1991 the Louisiana High School Athletic Association expanded and added Class 5A. With an extra classification it meant that some local Shreveport-Bossier schools that normally competed in the top classification would no longer do so. With the fluctuation in enrollment and Evangel playing all the way up in class there were years when teams normally in district 2 were grouped with some Shreveport-Bossier schools.

Below is a look at the district champions each year:

Year              District champion

2015             Byrd, Parkway, Evangel

2014             Byrd

2013             Parkway

2012             Airline, Byrd, Parkway

2011             Byrd

2010             West Monroe

2009             West Monroe*

2008             West Monroe

2007             West Monroe

2006             West Monroe

2005             West Monroe

2004             Evangel

2003             Evangel

2002             Evangel *

2001             Evangel *

2000             Evangel

1999             Evangel *

1998             Airline

1997             Byrd

1996             Byrd

1995             Natchitoches

1994             Natchitoches

1993             Byrd

1992             Airline

1991             Southwood

* denotes state champion

Here is the all-time won-loss records of schools in years they played in 1-5A:

Composite                 Dist.        Overall

Byrd                          101-41       172-75

Airline                         80-63       134-107

Natchitoches              59-66        93-107

Southwood                52-106       95-171

Evangel                       41-1         93-18

Captain Shreve           39-91        71-130

Huntington                  38-81        78-115

West Monroe               35-0          56-4

Fair Park                    29-46         48-65

Ruston                       28-16         51-38

Parkway                      18-7         48-15

Woodlawn                  16-26         22-41

Haughton                   12-13        37-20

BTW                            2-8          6-13

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