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Parkway coach David Feaster said it best.

“I certainly hope this doesn’t turn out to be their last time on this field, but if it is they went out in style,” he said after the Panthers defeated Bossier Parish rival Haughton 57-28 Thursday night at Preston Crownover Stadium.

The Panthers won one day after the LHSAA ruled that a backup freshman player was ineligible. If Parkway doesn’t get the ruling overturned on appeal at a Wednesday hearing in Baton Rouge, it will be forced to forfeit five games and won’t qualify for the playoffs.

But all that was put on the backburner Thursday. Because it was Parkway’s final home regular-season game, it was Senior Night.

The Panthers warmed up and then went back into the locker room where they found a surprise waiting for them — camo game jerseys with Louisiana on the front and National Guard on the back where the player’s name usually goes.

“We were looking for an opportunity to show our appreciation,” Feaster said. “We’ve got Barksdale up here. This whole community is very appreciative of the armed services. It gave us an opportunity to make a statement for them.”

Parkway improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in District 1-5A. The Panthers close out the regular season a week from Friday against Airline.

Haughton (8-1, 3-1) lost for the first time this season. The Bucs close out the regular season at home a week from Friday against Byrd (9-0, 4-0), which defeated Southwood 34-20 Thursday.

The Bucs got the first big break of the game. Parkway forced a punt on Haughton’s first possession. The ball hit a Panther and the Bucs recovered at the Parkway 13. But on the next play, Kyle Still forced a fumble and Kyler Marrus recovered.

Parkway moved the ball to midfield, but Haughton made a stop on fourth-and-6. On the Bucs’ first play, Robert McKnight forced a fumble. Juwon Johnson scooped it up and returned it to the Haughton 36.

Three plays later Keondre Wudtee found a wide-open William McKnight for a 26-yard score.

The Panthers proceeded to score three more touchdowns before Haughton got on the board on a spectacular 60-yard catch-and-run by Javonte Woodard. They led 28-7 early in the second quarter.

Haughton’s offense got rolling in the second quarter, but the Bucs couldn’t stop the Panthers, who led 50-21 at the half.

Wudtee had a phenomenal game. The junior quarterback completed 18 of 21 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns.

McKnight finished with three touchdowns. Th other two came on a 3-yard run and a 33-yard reception. Stacy McCray scored on a 14-yard run and a 34-yard reception with just 16 seconds left in the half.

Demetrius McAtee, who made made seven PATs, rushed for 62 yards on seven carries and scored on a 3-yard run.

Artavious Lynn didn’t score, but he set up several TDs with catches. He finished with five for 105 yards. Lancaster had five catches for 104 yards and CJ Morgan had three for 66.

The Panthers rolled up 562 total yards.

Haughton had 451 total yards with most of that coming in the second quarter. Will Haines completed 13 of 19 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 93 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 13-yard run.

Woodard had four catches for 136 yards. Antonio Woodfork caught five passes for 56 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown. Backup QB Darius Brooks rushed for 56 yards and scored on a 6-yard run,

Dante Williams led the Parkway defense with seven tackles. Lloyd Cole had six. Ryan Black, Hunter Huckaby, Robert McKnight and Still had five apiece.

Duncan Smith led Haughton with 6.5 tackles. Jesus Santos had 5.5 and TJ Sweeney five.

— Russell Hedges
Rhedges@bossierpress.com

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The Elm Grove Eagles and Haughton Buccaneers claimed Bossier Parish middle school district championships as the season concluded Tuesday.

Elm Grove won the eighth-grade title with a 14-0 victory over the Greenacres Mustangs at Airline Stadium. The Eagles finished 5-0 in district and 9-0 overall. They were 18-0 over the last two seasons. The Mustangs finished as district runners-up with a 4-1 mark.

Haughton won the seventh-grade championship with a 20-12 victory over the Cope Cougars at Haughton’s Harold E. Harlan Stadium. The Bucs finished 5-0 in district and 8-0 overall. The Cougars finished as district runners-up with a 4-1 mark.

At Airline, Elm Grove quarterback Amani Larry scored both Eagles’ touchdowns in the first half on runs of 60 yards. On the second one, he went back to pass and scrambled for the score with just 24 seconds left in the half. Alec Crain caught a pass from Larry for the conversion to make it 14-0.

Elm Grove coach Mark Tabor said Anthony Papason and Miguel Espino contributed to the victory with their great blocking.

Caleb Shearin had a big game on defense, including a forced fumble. Codie Bickel had several tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Zeke McKnight and Caleb Reese had interceptions. Reese’s came in the third quarter at the Elm Grove 25.

Greenacres moved the ball well at times behind the running of Trey Taylor, who had an outstanding season. But the Eagles found a way to keep the Cougars out of the end zone.

At Haughton, Tristan Sweeney got Haughton on the board first with a 5-yard run. The Bucs drove 99 yards after stopping the Cougars at the 1.

Cope’s Thomas Williams tied it with a 6-yard run, but Trenton Contrario broke up the two-point conversion pass.

The Bucs regained the lead on a 35-yard pass from CJ McWilliams to Keyshawn Davis with just six seconds left in the half. Tristan Sweeney’s 2-point run made it 14-6.

Cope answered again in the second half as Jamal Jones ran around left end for a 30-yard TD to get the Cougars within two. This time McWilliams broke up the conversion pass.

Davis scored Haughton’s final touchdown on a 3-yard run with 1:34 left in the game. Cope reached midfield but turned the ball over on downs with about 40 seconds to play.

Elsewhere Tuesday in eighth-grade season finales, Benton downed Rusheon 22-8 at Benton and Cope defeated Haughton 48-14.

In seventh-grade finales, Benton defeated Rusheon 8-6 and Elm Grove downed Greenacres 30-14.

At Benton, Cole Horton scored two touchdowns in the Tigers’ eighth-grade victory. Bubba Osby also reached the end zone.

Brad Fream hit Michael Schoth and Dalton Reeves with conversion passes.

Daniel Moore scored on a 22-yard run for Rusheon and Joe Robinson ran in the conversion.

In the seventh-grade game, Benton’s Malik Antwine scored on a screen pass. Cade Paddy scored the conversion that was the difference in the score.

At Airline, Samorii Dooley rushed for 285 yards on 32 carries and scored on runs of 50, 50 and 9 yards to lead the Elm Grove seventh-graders. He also scored two conversions.

Peyton Lewis also scored on a 1-yard run. Coach Mark Tabor said backs Adam Johnson and Lewis did a great job blocking for Dooley. Tabor said Tyler Jacobs was a standout on defense.

Note: The above report was compiled from games covered by The Press-Tribune or information received from coaches. It includes all reports received by 7:45 p.m., Oct. 29.

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Parkway released this statement through Bossier Parish Schools

Parkway High School was notified this afternoon by Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Interim Executive Director Jimmy Anderson that a ruling made regarding a student athlete’s ineligibility would cause the school to forfeit five games for violation of the Bona Fide Change of Residence Rule.

Although the LHSAA found no negligence by Parkway High School regarding allegations of recruiting, no evidence of the student athlete’s move being for athletic purposes or maintaining dual residency, the implication of the Bona Fide Change of Residence Rule violation will effectively end Parkway’s season after week 10.

We strongly disagree with this ruling and it is our belief due diligence was followed to ensure the student athlete met all residency requirements to attend Parkway High School.

An appeal has been filed with the LHSAA, which will be heard Wednesday, November 5, 2014, before the Executive Committee in Baton Rouge. It is Parkway’s hope, after hearing the facts of this case, the ruling will be overturned and the Panthers will be able to continue their 2014-15 season.

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The Bossier Press-Tribune interviewed Parkway coach David Feaster this afternoon regarding the LHSAA’s ruling today that declared a freshman football player ineligible. That ruling could force Parkway to forfeit five wins and be ineligible for the playoffs. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Parkway received the ruling from new interim LHSAA executive director Jimmy Anderson. The player in question lived in Shreveport last year and attended Walnut Hill Middle School. Feaster said his father decided to move to South Bossier over the summer.

“We found out today that the administration at the LHSAA ruled against us. And what he said was, he said, ‘Coach, we had a lot of questions about this but basically we just decided to go ahead and rule him ineligible knowing that you would appeal. We think you have a good chance in the appeal.

“(Parkway) principal Dr. Nichole Bourgeois and I talked to Jimmy Anderson, who is the new interim Executive Director of the LHSAA. We talked for about 30 minutes and basically tried to find out what the questions were that they had, what they felt the violations were. We tried to answer them to him. Of course he said over the phone, ‘I can’t change this now, but he said I certainly think you’ll have a case when you appeal it.’ And he said, ‘I’m going to tell the Executive Committee, don’t be afraid to overrule me if you think you need to, because,’ he said, ‘coach, I just tried to go by the letter of the law and there’s a couple of thing’s in here.’ ”

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF RECRUITING AND MOVING FOR ELIGIBILITY PURPOSES

“OK, the things he said that were very important were, there’s no allegations of recruiting. They never felt like the kid got recruited. There is no indication he moved for eligibility purposes. That’s one of the main things they always look for in the (LHSAA) handbook, you know, did the kid move over here just to get eligible? And of course, we were saying the whole time, ‘He’s a freshman, he didn’t move to get eligible, he had no intention of playing any varsity football at all this year.’ Last year at Walnut Hill he didn’t even play quarterback over there. He moved over here and we needed an extra quarterback and I put him on the sidelines and it just so happened we got way ahead of people five weeks in a row and we put him in the game. I think he will be a good quarterback for the future, but he certainly didn’t move for eligibility purposes.”

ON DUAL RESIDENCY, WHICH THE RULING IS BASED ON

“The third thing was, they don’t feel like there was a dual residency. That was one of the issues they were looking hard at. ‘They still own this house, they still own this property back in Shreveport over here. So is there a dual residence?’ Of course, in the LHSAA when you move to a certain area, you can’t move just to try to get yourself eligible if you still really have a house someplace else that’s your real residence. The house they’re talking about and went and looked at basically was deemed unlivable. I think the lady that did the investigation, Mrs. Inke, said it was uninhabitable. OK. So that house is not an option. The commissioner (Anderson) basically agreed with that.

“So with those main things out of the way, then he looks in the handbook and then he says, but he (the player’s father) never changed his address on his driver’s license. He never changed his driver’s license with the post office. And we’re saying, they still own this place over there (in South Bossier). So, and then they said, they feel like it’s a temporary — the rules they’re talking about in the handbook they say we violated were written for when somebody transfers in who’s trying to fool the LHSAA and pretending to live someplace, and the rule says you have to make a permanent change of address. Well, the LHSAA is using this guideline saying he didn’t make a permanent change. The boy sleeps on the bed, the dad sleeps on the couch, where these people are letting them stay rent free, but it’s a not a great residence. For them, we’re saying that’s as permanent as they can afford to get right now. They had been living with their grandparents the last couple of years; they had been living with family in a temporary situation so to speak.

“And the dad is doing the best he can. They’re trying to fix up that old house to get it ready to sell so they’ll have enough money to buy something. But in the meantime, and of course, what we say… Here’s what I do when freshmen move in, here’s the thing, if it’s not a freshman, if it’s an upperclassmen moving in, we’d fill out a concurrence form, the sending principal gets a form, and he gets to ask all these questions: Did the kid move for eligibility purposes? Does he still have a house over here? Did you kick him off the team? Is there any reason he wouldn’t have been eligible to play at your school this year and so forth? And if there’s any doubt, the LHSAA comes in and investigates before they declare him ineligible, so you don’t have to take the chance to forfeit any ballgames so they’ll declare him ineligible and then you don’t play him.

“They come in a make the ruling. Nothing bad can happen. That’s the way the rules have tended to be. However, the LHSAA does not like to make rulings they did today. I guarantee you. They don’t like to punish a whole town because somebody didn’t change their driver’s license address, especially when he’s a freshman who’s not here to play he just gets put in the game so we don’t run up the score on people. The LHSAA does not like to make rules like that.

“That’s why they don’t put the concurrence in. For freshman, there is no concurrence, there’s nobody to ask all those questions to and it usually never comes because if you didn’t recruit him and if he didn’t come here for eligibility purposes and if he doesn’t have a dual residence, you never ask a kid, ‘Did you dad change his address on the driver’s license?’ So it’s a little bit ludicrous to people who don’t understand LHSAA rules. Those of us who do understand it, it’s still kind of borderline ludicrous, but I still understand why it’s there. Those rules are in there to keep people from cheating. So what happens is, when a kid comes in that’s not trying to cheat the system. His dad’s not trying to cheat the system. All of a sudden somebody turns us in and tries to play gotcha and now we’re in the situation where it doesn’t look like it’s a permanent move and by the letter of the law, this guy’s saying, then the kid should have been ineligible and they have to cancel our season basically.

“We turned in pay stubs. His address on his pay stub was Shreveport back in April and early and then at the end of may, and then back in June, July, August and September all his pay stubs reflected his address here in Bossier City in South Bossier. The dad has done everything that you could normally expect the guy to do. The address he provided the school, the address he provided his work, the address he provided the doctors when the kid was taken to the doctor the other day. The kid was living here. It’s kind of technicality you might say and that’s why we have a chance at appeal.

ON WHERE THE PLAYER WOULD HAVE GONE TO SCHOOL IN CADDO PARISH

“We were told today he had applied at Southwood. In Caddo Parish he’d applied to go to Southwood’s magnet school, and that was maybe in December. Sometimes in the spring (the player’s father decided) that they were going to move to South Bossier with friends of his dad’s and that he was going to come to Parkway.

WHAT’S NEXT

“The implications right now are we have to forfeit all five of those games and so no matter what happens the next two games no way we make the playoffs. There’s going to be a hearing on Wednesday that we’ll actually be able to go to. We actually get to state our side of the case. Up until today nobody’s even talked to me. It’s kind of funny the way they do. But this is the way the LHSAA has typically done it in previous administrations. They go get kind of one side of the story and they say, hey, you can always appeal. And that’s the situation we’re in.”

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The LHSAA has ruled against Parkway at a player eligibility hearing today in Baton Rouge.

The freshman player, who lived in Shreveport last school year and went to Walnut Hill Middle School, was declared ineligible. Under LHSAA rules, Parkway must forfeit any games in which the player participated.

Parkway will appeal the decision. “We lost. For now,” Parkway coach David Feaster said in a text message.

According to Feaster, the freshman player had applied to Southwood’s magnet program last year but his father decided to move to South Bossier at some point last spring.

He was ruled ineligible, according to Feaster, under the LHSAA’s “bona-fide change of residence” rule. The LHSAA ruled that the player’s father had residences in Shreveport and Bossier City.

The “bona-fide change of residence rule” states in part that “under no circumstances can have a family have two legal residents for eligibility purposes … The original residence shall be abandoned as a residence. It should be sold, in the process of being sold, rented or disposed of as a residence.”

Parkway officials dispute the assertion that the father has a dual residency. Feaster says they have pay stubs and other proof that the father established residency in Bossier Parish.

According to Feaster, in the course of the investigation the LHSAA discovered the player’s father “never changed his driver’s license. He never changed his driver’s license with the post office. And we’re saying, they still own this place over there in South Bossier …

“The LHSAA does not like to make rulings they did today. I guarantee you. They don’t like to punish a whole town because somebody didn’t change their driver’s license address, especially when he’s a freshman who’s not here to play he just gets put in the game so we don’t run up the score on people. The LHSAA does not like to make rules like that.”

The player in question played in five wins, Feaster said. He played late in games when Parkway was trying to avoid running up the score.

Under a recently enacted LHSAA rule, any team that forfeits at least a third of their games is ineligible for the playoffs.

Parkway was told of the ruling earlier today. The school will get to present its case on appeal to a six-member group of the LHSAA’s Executive Committee next Wednesday.

Parkway is 6-2 and 2-1 in District 1-5A. The Panthers host undefeated Haughton (8-0, 2-0) Thursday night at Preston Crownover Stadium.

Note: This story contains a correction from an earlier version. The student in question was not actually a Southwood transfer. He’s been at Parkway since the beginning of the year.

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As the season has progressed, this column has been more about what’s ahead than a look back.
Before before we look ahead to this week’s games, it’s worth looking back at a couple from last week.
The Byrd-Parkway game Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium and the Benton-Minden game Friday in Benton were, simply put, high school football at its best.
Both games went into overtime.
The two Bossier Parish teams lost but have nothing to be ashamed of. They left everything on the field.
Parkway lost to Byrd, a school almost twice as big in terms of student body, 24-17, and Benton fell to Minden 25-24.
The Parkway-Byrd game was two Class 5A heavyweights slugging it out. Each team’s offense had its moments, but the defenses held sway.
Last week in this column I said the game was a toss-up. I was right about that but wrong about something else.
I said the likely winner would be the team that was best able to slow down the other team’s high-scoring offense. Both teams did that.
After falling behind by one, the Panthers rallied and took the lead late in the game. But Byrd tied it with a long pass in the final minute and stayed undefeated.
Benton suffered its first District 1-4A loss in devastating fashion.
After tying the game in overtime, Minden went for two. The Tide’s Tavarius Edwards made a spectacular diving catch in the left front corner of the end zone for the victory.
Playing his second full game, Benton freshman quarterback Garrett Hable threw a couple of untimely interceptions, including one late in the game when it looked like the Tigers were going to pull it out in regulation.
But he also showed poise and ran the offense well for the most part. It’s rare for a freshman to start at quarterback at any level of high school football, much less Class 4A.
Minden, coached by former Parkway assistant Spencer Heard, deserves credit for the win. The Tide made the plays when they had to.
OK, on to this week’s games.
The big one will take place at Preston Crownover Stadium Thursday where Parkway (6-2, 2-1 1-5A) will face its second straight undefeated team, the Haughton Bucs (8-0, 3-0).
It will be interesting to see how the Panthers bounce back from the Byrd loss.
Haughton had its running game in high gear in its 38-17 win over Captain Shreve last week with three players going over 100 yards — quarterback Will Haines and running backs D’Kovin Ware and Kei’Untre Normandin.
Many of the best athletes in Bossier Parish will be on the field.
The Haughton defense will face its toughest test of the year trying to stop quarterback Keondre Wudtee and company.
Like the Byrd-Parkway game, I think this one is a toss-up.
In another Thursday game, Benton (6-2, 4-1) visits defending 1-4A champion Northwood (3-5, 1-4). It’s been a tough season for Coach Jim Gatlin’s Falcons. A lot of that has to do with injuries. Quarterback Aaron Varelas, the district MVP last season, is out with a knee injury.
The Falcons still have some playmakers, but I expect the Tigers to bounce back in a big way from the Minden loss.
In Friday games, Airline (3-5, 1-2 1-5A) visits Captain Shreve (3-5, 0-3), Plain Dealing (7-1, 3-0 1-1A) hosts Arcadia (2-6, 2-1) and Bossier (0-8, 0-3 1-3A) visits Mansfield (4-4, 2-1).
Airline is a big favorite over Shreve. If the Vikings win and beat Parkway in the regular-season finale, they could be headed for the playoffs.
Plain Dealing can set up a likely showdown with Haynesville for the 1-1A title with a win.
Arcadia has won two straight, but the Lions shouldn’t have a lot of trouble putting the Hornets away.
If Plain Dealing wins, and Haynesville defeats Grambling as expected, the Lions and Golden Tornado will play for the district championship a week from Friday in Haynesville.
Bossier’s tough season continued with a loss to traditional state power Evangel last week.
The Bearkats have another tough task against Mansfield.

Russell Hedges is Sports Editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune. He may be reached at rhedges@bossierpress.com
As the season has progressed, this column has been more about what’s ahead than a look back.
Before before we look ahead to this week’s games, it’s worth looking back at a couple from last week.
The Byrd-Parkway game Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium and the Benton-Minden game Friday in Benton were, simply put, high school football at its best.
Both games went into overtime.
The two Bossier Parish teams lost but have nothing to be ashamed of. They left everything on the field.
Parkway lost to Byrd, a school almost twice as big in terms of student body, 24-17, and Benton fell to Minden 25-24.
The Parkway-Byrd game was two Class 5A heavyweights slugging it out. Each team’s offense had its moments, but the defenses held sway.
Last week in this column I said the game was a toss-up. I was right about that but wrong about something else.
I said the likely winner would be the team that was best able to slow down the other team’s high-scoring offense. Both teams did that.
After falling behind by one, the Panthers rallied and took the lead late in the game. But Byrd tied it with a long pass in the final minute and stayed undefeated.
Benton suffered its first District 1-4A loss in devastating fashion.
After tying the game in overtime, Minden went for two. The Tide’s Tavarius Edwards made a spectacular diving catch in the left front corner of the end zone for the victory.
Playing his second full game, Benton freshman quarterback Garrett Hable threw a couple of untimely interceptions, including one late in the game when it looked like the Tigers were going to pull it out in regulation.
But he also showed poise and ran the offense well for the most part. It’s rare for a freshman to start at quarterback at any level of high school football, much less Class 4A.
Minden, coached by former Parkway assistant Spencer Heard, deserves credit for the win. The Tide made the plays when they had to.
OK, on to this week’s games.
The big one will take place at Preston Crownover Stadium Thursday where Parkway (6-2, 2-1 1-5A) will face its second straight undefeated team, the Haughton Bucs (8-0, 3-0).
It will be interesting to see how the Panthers bounce back from the Byrd loss.
Haughton had its running game in high gear in its 38-17 win over Captain Shreve last week with three players going over 100 yards — quarterback Will Haines and running backs D’Kovin Ware and Kei’Untre Normandin.
Many of the best athletes in Bossier Parish will be on the field.
The Haughton defense will face its toughest test of the year trying to stop quarterback Keondre Wudtee and company.
Like the Byrd-Parkway game, I think this one is a toss-up.
In another Thursday game, Benton (6-2, 4-1) visits defending 1-4A champion Northwood (3-5, 1-4). It’s been a tough season for Coach Jim Gatlin’s Falcons. A lot of that has to do with injuries. Quarterback Aaron Varelas, the district MVP last season, is out with a knee injury.
The Falcons still have some playmakers, but I expect the Tigers to bounce back in a big way from the Minden loss.
In Friday games, Airline (3-5, 1-2 1-5A) visits Captain Shreve (3-5, 0-3), Plain Dealing (7-1, 3-0 1-1A) hosts Arcadia (2-6, 2-1) and Bossier (0-8, 0-3 1-3A) visits Mansfield (4-4, 2-1).
Airline is a big favorite over Shreve. The Vikings moved up to No. 34 in the Class 5A power rankings. If the Vikings defeat the Gators, they will likely sew up a playoff spot regardless of what happens in the season-finale against Parkway.
Plain Dealing can set up a likely showdown with Haynesville for the 1-1A title with a win.
Arcadia has won two straight, but the Lions shouldn’t have a lot of trouble putting the Hornets away.
If Plain Dealing wins, and Haynesville defeats Grambling as expected, the Lions and Golden Tornado will play for the district championship a week from Friday in Haynesville.
Bossier’s tough season continued with a loss to traditional state power Evangel last week.
The Bearkats have another tough task against Mansfield.

OPINION

Russell Hedges is Sports Editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune. He may be reached at rhedges@bossierpress.com

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Thursday’s games

Haughton vs. Parkway

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: Haughton 8-0, 3-0 1-5A; Parkway 6-2, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Captain Shreve 38-17, Parkway lost to Byrd 24-17, OT
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 34-3
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs 8-0 for first time since 2010, Dak Prescott’s senior season … QB Will Haines and RBs Kei’Untre Normandin and D’Kovin Ware all rushed for more than 100 yards against Shreve … Normandin is the parish’s top rusher with 793 yards on 99 carries
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers led Byrd 17-10 with less than a minute to play … Parkway defense held Jackets to 22 points under season average … Keondre Wudtee second-leading passer in Bossier Parish
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — DE Duncan Smith, QB Will Haines, DL Harrison Voight. Parkway — WR/DB CJ Morgan, OL Kameron Eloph, DL Kyle Still

Benton vs. Northwood

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Northwood’s Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium
RECORDS: Benton 6-2, 4-1 1-4A; Northwood 3-5, 1-4
LAST WEEK: Benton lost to Minden 25-24, OT; Northwood lost to Huntington 42-35
LAST YEAR: Northwood won 34-14
BENTON NOTES: Tigers suffered first district loss last week … Turnovers were costly against Minden … Jordan White made a 28-yard field goal and had a great game punting
NORTHWOOD NOTES: Coach Jim Gatlin’s Falcons have been hurt by injuries, including loss of QB Aaron Varelas, the 2013 offensive MVP, to a knee injury … Northwood, the defending district champ, has lost four straight
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Benton — DB Shane Cram, QB Garrett Hable, WR Tyler Stephens. Nortbwood — RB Danny Delaney, WR Marquez Stevenson

Friday’s games

Airline vs. Captain Shreve

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges Stadium
RECORDS: Airline 3-5, 1-2 1-5A; Captain Shreve 3-5, 0-3
LAST WEEK: Airline def. Southwood 49-6; Captain Shreve lost to Haughton 38-17
LAST YEAR: Airline won 25-12
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings snapped a four-game losing streak with win over Southwood … Shuncee Thomas scored three TDs against Shreve and Vikings piled up 366 yards rushing … Airline had no turnovers last week
CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators have lost five in a row since starting season 3-0 … Shreve’s previous opponents have a combined record of 22-2
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — RB Brian Fielding, QB Noah Hildebrand, DB Tyrise Neal. Captain Shreve — K Chad Usry, RB Shemaria Lewis, QB Donovan Banks

Bossier vs. Mansfield

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Mansfield
RECORDS: Bossier 0-8, 0-3 1-3A, Mansfield 4-4, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Evangel 42-0, Mansfield lost to North Webster 33-0
LAST YEAR: Mansfield won 39-12
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats couldn’t get much going offensively against Evangel, the likely 1-3A champ, and trailed 42-0 at the half … Bossier has given up an average of 40 points in last three games
MANSFIELD NOTES: Wolverines had three-game win streak snapped last week … North Webster first team to shut out Mansfield this season … Wolverines likely headed to playoffs
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — FB/LB Isaiah McKinsey, RB/DB Brandon Harris. Mansfield — QB Latiedrick Pugh, LeVonta Hall

Arcadia vs. Plain Dealing

WHEN/WHERE: Plain Dealing
RECORDS: Arcadia 2-6, 2-1 1-1A; Plain Dealing 7-1, 3-0
LAST WEEK: Arcadia def. Grambling 28-22; Plain Dealing def. Cedar Creek 40-14
LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 30-11
ARCADIA NOTES: Hornets have won two straight since starting season with six straight losses, including three by shutout … Arcadia has scored more points in last two games than first six combined
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: QB Logan Allen is the parish’s top passer with 2,107 yards and 24 touchdowns … Senior WR Isaac Jacobs has caught a touchdown pass in 15 straight games
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — DL Ryley Penwell, LB Herb McCauley, DB/WR Keldrick Carper

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PASSING
C-A-I Yards TDs
Logan Allen, Plain Dealing 133-223-4 2,107 24
Keondre Wudtee, Parkway 99-183-8 1,788 21
Will Haines, Haughton 74-146-5 1,069 13
Noah Hildebrand, Airline 70-131-10 969 9
Christian Smith, Benton 81-123-3 576 5
Garrett Hable, Benton 46-78-7 463 5
Thomas McKain, Airline 43-71-2 368 1
Jonathan Thompson, Benton 24-51-4 290 1
Keimun Daniels, Bossier 13-42-8 267 1

RUSHING
Att. Yards TDs
Kei’Untre Normandin, Haughton 99 793 5
Shuncee Thomas, Airline 105 598 9
Will Haines, Haughton 92 577 14
Desean Morris, Plain Dealing 83 488 5
William McKnight, Parkway 58 435 9
D’Kovin Ware, Haughton 56 415 2
Isaiah McKinsey, Bossier 72 318 2
TJ Anderson, Benton 79 330 2
Aaeron Smallwood, Bossier 56 273 2
Brian Fielding, Airline 41 262 5
Logan Allen, Plain Dealing 75 252 4
Keondre Wudtee, Parkway 42 232 3

RECEIVING
C Yards TDs
Isaac Jacobs, Plain Dealing 50 717 11
Keldrick Carper, Plain Dealing 27 611 7
Jared Lancaster, Parkway 35 504 4
Javonte Woodard, Haughton 26 462 4
Tyler Stephens, Benton 48 459 4
Artavious Lynn, Parkway 22 409 9
Cameron Howell, Airline 23 365 2
Desean Morris, Plain Dealing 25 268 1
William McKnight, Parkway 13 262 3
Darian Germany, Airline 23 250 0
Stacey McCray, Parkway 9 241 4
Josh Lister, Haughton 17 235 4
Antonio Woodfork, Haughton 19 212 1

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