Byrd vs. Airline
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Airline Stadium
RECORDS: Byrd 7-1, 3-1 1-5A; Airline 7-1. 3-1
LAST WEEK: Byrd def. Green Oaks 41-12, Airline lost to Evangel 37-7
LAST YEAR: Byrd won 31-13
BYRD NOTES: QB Deuce Caston, RB Tysen Hardman returned last week after missing time with injuries … Byrd’s lone loss was to Parkway 20-6 in Week 5 … Jackets averaging 36.6 points per game
AIRLINE NOTES: Special teams mistakes proved costly for Vikings last week … Airline’s seven points last week was 36 under its season scoring average
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Byrd — QB Deuce Caston, RB Tray Allen. Airline — WR Cameron Howell, DB Tyrice Neal.
Evangel vs. Haughton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Haughton
RECORDS: Evangel 7-1, 5-3 1-5A; Haughton 5-3, 1-3
LAST WEEK: Evangel def. Airline 37-7, Haughton lost to Parkway 23-7
LAST YEAR: Did not play
EVANGEL NOTES: Eagles ended Airline’s unbeaten run … Evangel’s average margin of victory in four district games is 39.8 points … Jamarquez Mims rushed for 162 yards and three TDs last week
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs have lost three straight … Haughton was within six of Parkway going into fourth quarter … Duncan Smith and Matthew Davis had interceptions last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Evangel — RB Jamarquez Mims, QB Connor Curry. Haughton — DB Matthew Whitten, RB Kei’Untre Normandin.
Parkway vs. Southwood
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges Stadium
RECORDS: Parkway 7-1, 3-1 1-5A; Southwood 0-8, 0-5
LAST WEEK: Parkway def. Haughton 23-7; Southwood lost to Captain Shreve 20-2
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 34-0
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers have won four straight since Week 4 loss to Evangel … First-team defense has given up just two touchdowns in last four games
SOUTHWOOD NOTES: Cowboys have scored only 14 points all season … Defense has played well at times, including 21-0 loss to Byrd in Week 7 and in first half of 35-0 loss to Haughton
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Parkway — QB Keondre Wudtee, LB Greg Jones. Southwood — QB/RB Terry Williams.
Northwood vs. Benton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: Benton 7-1, 5-0 1-4A; Northwood 3-4, 1-4
LAST WEEK: Northwood lost to Minden 34-13, Benton def. Woodlawn 34-30
LAST YEAR: Benton won 36-19
NORTHWOOD NOTES: Falcons have lost four of last five … Last week’s 13 points were fewest in district play
BENTON NOTES: Tigers have won six straight since Week 2 loss to Natchitoches Central … Benton scored go-ahead TD on pass from Garrett Hable to Collin Milton with 1:22 left in the game last week … Tigers played without standout WR Clayton Festavan last week (injury)
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Northwood — WR Marquez Stevenson, QB Peyton Bogan. Benton — WR John Westmoreland, DB Zeke Barnett.
Bossier vs. Huntington
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Northwood’s Jerry Burton Stadium
RECORDS: Bossier 3-5, 0-5 1-4A; Huntington 1-7, 0-5
LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Fair Park 30-14; Huntington lost to North DeSoto 54-18
LAST YEAR: Huntington won 26-14
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have lost five straight but have been within striking distance in four of them in the second half … Bossier was tied with Fair Park going into the fourth quarter last week
HUNTINGTON NOTES: Raiders have lost seven straight since season-opening win over Mansfield … Huntington allowing 38.6 points per game in district play … Raiders had seven turnovers last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, DL John Langston. Huntington — QB Larry Moton, WR Shontraveen Ashley.
D’Arbonne Woods vs. Plain Dealing
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Farmerville
RECORDS: D’Arbonne Woods 4-3. 4-1; Plain Dealing 3-5. 2-3 1-4A
LAST WEEK: D’Arbonne Woods def. Arcadia 46-38; Plain Dealing lost to Cedar Creek 49-8
LAST YEAR: Did not play
D’ARBONNE WOODS NOTES: D’Arbonne Woods is a charter school located in Farmerville … Timberwolves lone district loss was 53-0 to Haynesville in Week 5 … In other four district games, D’Arbonne Woods has scored at least 30 points
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions hit by injury bug late in season … Lions averaging 14.4 points in district play
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — WR Keldrick Carper, Thomas Gay.