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High school football: Week 1 game capsules

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Union Parish at Airline

WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Airline Stadium
LAST YEAR: Did not play
RECORDS: Union Parish 0-0, Airline 0-0
UNION PARISH NOTES: A Class 3A team, Union Parish went 11-2 last year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs … Farmers lost to Calvary Baptist 35-13 in jamboree last week … Alontre Wayne had 85-yard punt return in jamboree.
AIRLINE NOTES: Airline coming off a 4-7 season … Vikings rallied from 9-0 deficit to defeat Parkway 14-9 in jamboree last week … DeAngelo Pouncy returned an interception for a TD … Thomas McKain threw a TD pass to Darian Germany.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Union Parish — QB Chase Spatafora, WR Keyontae Fields. Airline — RB Shuncee Thomas, DB Tyrice Neal.

Plain Dealing at Haughton

WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Haughton
LAST YEAR: Did not play
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 0-0, Haughton 0-0
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions coming off 9-3 season … James Thurman making debut as head coach … Plain Dealing fell to Bossier 14-2 in the jamboree last week … Matt Sullivan takes over at QB … WR Keldrick Carper one of the top college prospects in the state in the Class of 2017.
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs coming off 9-3 season … Haughton defeated Benton 20-7 in last week’s jamboree … RB D’Kovin Ware scored on two long runs last week … Rodney Guin entering his 16th and final season as head coach.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — LB Herbert McCauley, RB Shavolyea McKinney. Haughton — QB Darius Brooks, DE Duncan Smith.

Parkway at Bastrop

WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bastrop
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 55-28
RECORDS: Parkway 0-0, Plain Dealing 0-0
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers coming off 8-2 season (officially 3-7 because of forfeits) … Parkway lost to Airline 14-9 in last week’s jamboree after leading 9-0 at the half … QB Keondre Wudtee, a Louisiana Tech commit, was the All-Parish Offensive MVP last season.
BASTROP NOTES: Rams coming off 6-5 season … Bastrop defeated Ouachita Parish 20-9 in last week’s jamboree … Brad Bradshaw returns as head coach, replacing Thomas Bachman.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Parkway — RB Robert McKnight, DB Lloyd Cole. Bastrop — QB Jerry Powell, WR Alontae Alford.

Green Oaks at Benton

WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Benton
LAST YEAR: Did not play
RECORDS: Green Oaks 0-0, Benton 0-0
GREEN OAKS NOTES: Giants coming off 3-7 season . . . Green Oaks lost to Captain Shreve 17-0 in last week’s jamboree … Giants QB Jaylon Carey left jamboree with a right leg injury.
BENTON NOTES: Tigers coming off 10-3 season … Benton lost to Haughton 20-7 in last week’s jamboree … Sophomore QB Garrett Hable hit John Westmoreland for 34-yard TD … Defense gave up a couple of long runs but also made some stops.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Green Oaks — DB Tristain Robinson, WR Shannon Gilliam. Benton — RB Doyle Adams Jr., DB Xavier Washington.

Homer at Bossier

WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bossier’s Memorial Stadium
LAST YEAR: Did not play
RECORDS: Homer 0-0, Bossier 0-0
HOMER NOTES: Pelicans coming off 1-9 season … Glenn Kyle returns for another stint as head coach … Homer has moved down from 2A to 1A.
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats coming off 0-10 season … Bossier defeated Plain Dealing 14-2 in the jamboree … Bearkats have moved up to 4A from 3A.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, DL Jonathan Langston.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com