Airline sweeps Benton in freshman, JV games

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The Airline Vikings swept the Benton Tigers in freshman and junior varsity football games Monday evening at Benton.

The Vikings won the freshman game 26-0 and the JV game 30-20.

Coby McGee caught two touchdown passes from Tarik Demery. The first TD pass covered 10 yards. On the second, McGee caught a short swing pass and turned it into a 50-yard TD.

Tannen Johnson also scored on two long runs for the Vikings, who stayed undefeated.

Benton quarterback Garrett Hable got his team in scoring position on the Tigers’ opening drive with a pass completion, but the Vikings held.

Brian Fielding scored three rushing touchdowns to lead Airline to the JV victory. His first TD was for about 25 yards. The other two were for about 60 and 70.

Sophomore Noah Hildebrand, who only played the first half, threw an 86-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Mulrenin near the end of the first half to give Airline a 22-8 lead.

Benton quarterback Jonathan Thompson threw three TD passes. They went to John Westmoreland, Nakyius Robinson and Ian McEntee.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com