The Haughton Bucs and Airline Vikings opened the freshman football season with victories Tuesday.
Haughton edged Parkway 21-14 at Haughton, and Airline defeated Bossier 33-0 at Bossier. Benton fell to Captain Shreve 6-0 in its opener at Shreve.
At Haughton, the Bucs’ Jonathan Plant threw two touchdown passes to Josh Lister covering 53 and 45 yards.
Pryce Curry also found EJ Flores for a 37-yard score.
Plant also had a interception in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory. Nico Broadway kicked an extra point, and Mason Cordell scored a two-point conversion.
Malcolm Banks rushed for more than 100 yards and scored a touchdown for Parkway. He also had 80 yards receiving.
Jake Fayard passed for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Kameren Ashley had seven catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Parkway coach Chad Abernathy said Colten Nicholas had several stops behind the line of scrimmage.
At Bossier, Airline quarterback Noah Hildebrand passed for three touchdowns to lead the Vikings.
Anthony Mulrenin caught two touchdowns passes and KJ Bilbo had one. Bilbo also scored a conversion.
Bryan Fielding scored a rushing touchdown, and Chris Robinson returned a fumble 40 yards for a score. Bryce Bailey had one PAT.
Airline coach Pat Mason said defensive standouts included tackles Courtney Turner and Jamie Smith, linebackers Josh James and Josh Smith, and end Anthony Durgin.
At Shreve, Benton had three drives stall inside the Gators 20. The Tigers also hurt themselves with turnovers, losing three fumbles and throwing one interception.
In junior varsity season openers Tuesday, Parkway downed Haughton 34-0, Airline defeated Bossier 29-6 and Benton fell to Captain Shreve 30-12.
At Haughton, Parkway quarterback Keondre Wudtee passed for two touchdowns and ran for two.
Wudtee’s TD passes went to Jared Hamilton and Harrison Hopkins.
Kei’Untre Normandin also scored a rushing touchdown.
Parkway coach Justin Scoggins said cornerback Latrell Normandin and defensive end Greg Jones played well. Lloyd Cole had an interception.
At Bossier, Thomas McKain, Shuncee Thomas and Kerington Fuller all had rushing touchdowns for the Vikings. Thomas also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.
The offensive line of Chase Silmon, Levi Holder, Jake Beshea, Lane Williams, and Jonah Brannen did a great job of opening holes and providing protection for McKain, Airline coach Bo Meeks said.
The defense contributed to the scoring with a safety. Michael McConnell and Tyler McCallister were among the leaders. Nathan Naranjo kicked three PATs.
At Shreve, Benton’s Keishaun McMillian scored on a 5-yard run and passed 25 yards to Xavier Washington for a TD. .
The Tigers basically played the Gators even but two interception returns for touchdowns proved to be the difference.