The Airline Vikings and Haughton Buccaneers posted freshman football victories Monday evening.
Airline improved to 6-0 with a 14-7 victory at Byrd. Haughton raised its record to 5-2 with a 31-16 victory over Southwood at Haughton.
Airline hosts Haughton next Monday at 5.
In junior varsity action, Haughton downed Southwood 14-6.
Airline 14, Byrd 7: This game was much closer than the Vikings’ 33-0 victory over the Yellow Jackets on Sept. 9 at Airline.
The Airline defense had a goal-line stand with about four minutes left in the game. The Vikings then drove the length of the field to win it, coach Pat Mason said.
Airline’s D’Kameron White had a 40-yard touchdown run, and Noah Hildebrand threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Harvey Calhoun.
Bryan Fielding scored a two-point conversion.
Haughton 31, South-wood 16: Josh Lister continued his outstanding season for the Bucs, scoring three touchdowns.
Lister ran 56 yards for a touchdown and caught a 46-yard TD pass from Pryce Curry. He also returned a kick for a touchdown.
Garrett Paintin ran 20 yards for a score.
Nico Broadway kicked a 33-yard field goal and was a perfect 4-for-4 on PAT attempts.
Coach Michael Marston said defensive standouts included Jonathan Plant, Colton Thurman and McHale Warren.
Haughton 14, Southwood 6: Matthew Davis ran for one touchdown and passed for another to lead the Bucs to the victory.
Davis connected with Josh Lister on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 3:12 left in the first half. He also ran 86 yards for a touchdown with 4:57 left in the game.
Jonathan Plant had a big game, recovering a fumble late in the first half and intercepting a pass tipped by teammate Nathan Hollandsworth.
Nico Broadway kicked two PATs.