We hit the mid-point of the regular season for high school football and start to get a better understanding on how teams will hold up against some others.
This week once again you have a 1-5A game of the week with Captain Shreve traveling across the river to play Airline. There are a couple big 1-4A game with North DeSoto welcoming Benton to Stonewall and you also have Woodlawn playing host to Bossier at Independence Stadium.
In District 1-1A Plain Dealing is playing at Haynesville. In a non-district game, Loyola will travel to play Sterlington.
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Here is a rundown on the top games:
Bossier (0-1, 2-2) vs. Woodlawn (1-0, 3-1): Thursday, at Independence Stadium. The Bearkats opened district play losing to North DeSoto 35-21 while Woodlawn took a thriller at Northwood 30-27. Bossier didn’t have much offense in the loss as two of their scores came from the defense on fumble returns. Woodlawn was just the opposite as quarterback Josh Mosley threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns and Trivenskey Mosley ran for 131 yards.
Series: Woodlawn leads 15-12; The Knights won 44-21 last year for first time since 1987 which broke a 7-game loss skein to the Bearkats.
Captain Shreve (1-0, 4-0) at Airline (1-0, 3-1): Friday, at Airline, the Vikings come off a 17-0 win at Southwood. The Vikings got a nice balance on offense with 161 yards on the ground and 168 through the air. Cameron Davis led the Vikings with 95 yards rushing and one touchdown and Adrian Brooks added 70 yards and the other touchdown. Quarterback Brad Fream was 18-of-28 passing for 168 yards. The defense was stellar yielding only 72 yards total to the Cowboys. Captain Shreve is coming off a big 34-7 win over its arch rival Byrd. Demarcus McCall had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game of the season and three touchdowns. Quarterback Lucas Grubb passed for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
Series: Airline leads 26-19-1. The Vikings have won the last eight; last Shreve win was in 2007. Shreve has only won twice since 1991.
Benton (1-0, 4-0) at North DeSoto (1-0, 3-1); Friday, at Stonewall. The Tigers are coming off a big 44-13 win at Huntington while the Griffins defeated Bossier 35-21. Running back Jermaine Newton Jr. led Benton with 120 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Quarterback Garrett Hable passed for 150 yards and a late score. North DeSoto’s tandem running backs Delmonte Hall and Aubrey Scott scored four touchdowns in the Bossier win. Hall ran for 167 yards and his two touchdowns gives him 16 on the season. Scott ran for one and caught a pass for another, his first two of the season.
Series: Benton leads the series that dates back to 1987, 13-4. The Tigers won last year 28-21, their third in a row. The last North DeSoto win came in 2012, 38-0.
Plain Dealing (1-0, 3-1) at Haynesville (1-0, 4-0): Friday, at Haynesville. The Lions opened 1-1A play with a win beating Homer 28-14. It was their third win in a row after losing the season opener to 4A Haughton. Shavolyea McKinney scored on runs of 4 and 8 yards to lead the Lions to the win. Derreon Washington scored on a 40-yard reception from Matt Sullivan, while Keldrick Carper added a TD on a 60-yard scamper in the win. The Tornado got a pair of touchdowns from quarterback Trent Franklin (runs of 1 and 36 yards) and Jerious Bittle (runs of 40 and 67) in their win.
Series: Haynesville leads 32-1. Only Plain Dealing win came in 2002, 26-20.
Loyola (4-0) at Sterlington (4-0): Friday, in Monroe. The Flyers spotted St. Mary’s a 13-0 lead before scoring the final 34 points in a 34-13 win at Natchitoches. Running back Ethan Stansell ran for a season-high 202 yards and sophomore quarterback Jacob Allen ran for two and passed for two touchdowns. Three of Loyola’s four opponents sport 2-2 records while only one of the teams Sterlington has faced has a 2-2 record, the rest have losing records. Both teams have beaten St. Frederick this year, Loyola winning 49-20 and Sterlington 54-21.
Series: Each team has won once, Loyola in 2008 playoffs 31-22; Sterlington last season 41-14.
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