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High school football: Week 1 game capsules


Wossman vs. Benton

WHEN/WHERE: 7, Tiger Stadium, Benton
2016 RECORDS: Wossman 8-4, Benton 10-3
LAST YEAR: Did not play
WOSSMAN NOTES: Wildcats shared the District 2-3A title with Carroll last season … Wossman lost in the second round of the playoffs last season … Wildcats defeated Carroll 12-7 in jamboree last week
BENTON NOTES: Tigers reached 4A quarterfinals last season … QB Garrett Hable, a starter for two-plus seasons, beginning his senior year … RB Jermaine Newton and R Doyle Adams Jr. are experienced playmakers … Benton defeated Parkway 23-14 in last week’s jamboree

Union Parish vs. Airline

WHEN/WHERE: 7, M.D. Ray Field at Airline Stadium
2016 RECORDS: Union Parish 4-7, Airline 6-5
LAST YEAR: Airline won 27-6
UNION PARISH NOTES: Farmers are a member of District 2-3A … Union Parish lost in first round of playoffs last season … Farmers defeated West Ouachita 20-0 in last week’s jamboree
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings return junior QB Brad Fream and All-Parish RB Cameron Davis … All-Parish senior LB Zylon Newson and senior DB Jalyn Thomas among returning starters on defense … Airline defeated Haughton 19-0 in jamboree last week

BTW vs. Parkway

WHEN/WHERE: 7, Bobby Marlow Field at Preston Crownover Stadium
2016 RECORDS: BTW 4-7, Parkway 11-2
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 48-14
BTW NOTES: BTW and Fair Park have merged. Fair Park now a middle school … Former Fair Park, Airline coach Mike Greene now head coach at BTW, which has moved up to 1-4A
PARKWAY NOTES: Game marks Neil May’s debut as head coach … Parkway has two of nation’s top players in senior QB Justin Rogers and WR Terrace Marshall Jr. … Parkway lost to Benton 23-14 in jamboree last week

Minden vs. Haughton

WHEN/WHERE: 7, Haughton
2016 RECORDS: Minden 11-2, Haughton 5-6
LAST YEAR: Minden won 23-20
MINDEN NOTES: Game was originally scheduled for Minden but reconstruction of stadium still ongoing … Tide won last year’s game with TD with about eight minutes left, ending seven-game Haughton win streak in series … RB/R Patrick Heard one of fastest players in state … Minden defeated Lakeside 20-13 in last week’s jamboree
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs beginning second year under head coach Jason Brotherton … Senior RB Lavonta Gipson has potential to be one of best in area … Bucs lost to Airline 19-0 in last week’s jamboree

Bossier vs. Madison

WHEN/WHERE: 7, Tallulah
2016 RECORDS: Bossier 4-6, Madison 5-5
LAST YEAR: Did not play
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats barely missed 4A playoffs last season, finishing No. 33 in power rankings … Bossier has experienced RBs led by Kalan Green and Quinton Smith, who combined for more than 1,000 yards last season … Bearkats defeated Plain Dealing 20-14 in last week’s jamboree
MADISON NOTES: Jaguars are members of District 2-3A … Madison lost five of last six games last season after 4-0 start

University Academy vs. Plain Dealing

WHEN/WHERE: 7, Plain Dealing
2016 RECORDS: University Academy 1-4, Plain Dealing 6-7
LAST YEAR: Did not play
UNIVERSITY ACADEMY NOTES: UA, a member of District 3-1A, is located on the LSU Alexandria campus … This is school’s first season to play for district honors … Nickname same as Plain Dealing, Lions
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions reached Class 1A quarterfinals last season … RB Shavolyea McKinney, WR Derreon Washington potential playmakers … Ty Thomas returned interception for a TD in 20-14 loss to Bossier in last week’s jamboree

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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