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High school football: Airline, Haughton lone parish survivors after first round of playoffs

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The Airline Vikings and Haughton Buccaneers were the only Bossier Parish survivors after the first round of the LHSAA football playoffs Friday night.

District 1 co-champion Airline, the No. 8 seed in Class 5A, defeated No. 25 Southside 55-21 at M.D. Ray Field at Airline Stadium. The Vikings outscored the Sharks 34-7 in the second half.

Airline (9-2) will travel to Reserve to face No. 24 East St. John (7-4) in the second round. East St. John, which defeated No. 9 Central of Baton Rouge 34-30 in the first round, forfeited its first three games, including two wins, after the school self-reported using an ineligible player. The Wildcats are 9-2 on the field.

Haughton, the No. 11 seed in 5A, defeated No. 22 Ouachita Parish 28-7 at Harold E. Harlan Field. The Bucs outscored the Lions 21-0 in the second half.

Haughton (9-2) will travel to Lafayette to play No. 27 Comeaux (6-5) in the second round. Comeaux upset No. 6 Slidell 41-14 in the first round.

In another Class 5A first-round game, No. 32 Benton fell to No. 1 Acadiana 78-28 in Lafayette. Benton finished 5-6 in its first year in Class 5A.

In Class 3A, No. 18 Bossier lost to No. 15 Kaplan 46-14 in Kaplan. The Bearkats finished 7-4, their first winning season since 2012.

In Class 1A, No. 14 Plain Dealing fell to No. 19 Delhi Charter 42-38 in Plain Dealing. The Lions finished 5-6, winning two more games than last season.

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