High school football: Three parish teams advance to second round of playoffs

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Three Bossier Parish teams advanced to the second round of the LHSAA state football playoffs with victories Friday night.

In Class 5A, the No. 4 seed Parkway Panthers routed No. 29 Captain Shreve 60-21 at Preston Crownover Stadium. In Class 4A, the No. 10 seed Benton Tigers rolled past No. 23 Ellender 63-28 at Tiger Stadium. In Class 1A, No. 13 Plain Dealing crushed No. 20 South Cameron 44-14 in Plain Dealing.

Two parish Class 5A teams — the Airline Vikings and Haughton Buccaneers — had their season come to an end on the road. Airline, the No. 21 seed, fell to No. 12 Sulphur 45-35 and No. 24 Haughton lost to No. 10 John Ehret 48-27 in New Orleans.

Airline, which had 28-17 lead, closed its season 6-5. Haughton finished 5-6 under first-year coach Jason Brotherton.

Parkway (10-1) will travel to Baton Rouge to face No. 20 Central (7-4) in the second round. Central defeated No. 13 Live Oak 17-0 in the first round.

Benton (9-2) will travel to No. 7 Rayne, a 48-17 winner over No. 26 Lakeshore, in the second round.

Plain Dealing (5-6) will travel to No. 4 Oberlin (8-2) in the second round. Oberlin defeated No. 29 North Central 43-0.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com