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High school football: Week 4 capsules


Friday’s games
West Monroe vs. Airline
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Airline
RECORDS: West Monroe 2-1, Airline 2-1
LAST WEEK: Airline def. Franklin Parish 28-14, West Monroe def. Barbe 50-14
LAST YEAR: West Monroe won 44-14
WEST MONROE NOTES: Rebels had 462 yards total offense in win over then 5A No. 7 Barbe … West Monroe, a veer-option team, threw 22 times last week and completed nine for 97 yards … West Monroe has won eight 5A state titles with the last coming in 2011
AIRLINE NOTES: RB Shuncee Thomas scored three TDs in win over Franklin Parish … First-team defense has allowed just two TDs … Vikings rolled up 207 yards rushing last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: West Monroe — QB Robert Scott Faust, RB DeVonte Williams. Airline — OL Blaine Reeder, OL Caleb Thomas, R Cameron Howell
Bastrop vs. Parkway
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: Bastrop 2-1, Parkway 2-1
LAST WEEK: Bastrop lost to Pearl, Miss., 69-54, Parkway def. Arkansas High 41-14
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 79-56
BASTROP NOTES: Pearl River back Jordan Wright gained 409 yards and scored 9 TDs against Rams … RB Jerry Powell rushed for 188 yards on 14 carries last week … WR Isaiah Graham caught 9 passes for 222 yards … Rams averaging 50.7 points per game
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers have won two straight since season- opening loss to Calvary… RB Stacy McCray scored two TDs after last week after missing Week 2 with injury … QB Keondre Wudtee is parish’s top passer with 725 yards and five TDs
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bastrop — RB Jerry Powell, WR Isaiah Graham, WR Christian Doaty. Parkway — QB Keondre Wudtee, RB Demetrius McAtee, DB CJ Morgan
Haughton vs. Ruston
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m ., Ruston
RECORDS: Haughton 3-0, Ruston 2-1
LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Minden 42-14, Ruston def. Rayville 19-7
LAST YEAR: Ruston won 25-21
HAUGHTON NOTES: Louisiana Tech commit Javonte top receiver in Bossier Parish with 12 catches for 275 yards … Bucs pulled away from Minden in second half … Haughton one of three 1-5A teams to open season 3-0
RUSTON NOTES: Bearcats have won two straight since season-opening loss to Neville, including 12-7 over Airline in Week 2 … Bearcats lost senior RB Jawaun Wright to broken leg against Airline … Ruston’s head coach is former NSU and Ruston QB Brad Laird
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — QB Will Haines, RB Kei’Untre Normandin, DL Mason Moreau. Ruston — QB Ben LeBlanc, DE Isaiah Buggs
North DeSoto vs. Benton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: North DeSoto 2-1, Benton 2-1
LAST WEEK: North DeSoto lost to Southwood 21-7, Benton def. Plain Dealing 7-6
LAST YEAR: Benton won 23-7
NORTH DESOTO NOTES: Loss to Southwood was Griffins’ first after 2 straight wins … Griffins had 222 yards on the ground last week but allowed 303 … North DeSoto defeated Natchitoches Central 33-7 and Mansfield 30-12 in its first two games
BENTON NOTES: Tigers offense struggled for second week in a row … Defense allowed just 131 total yards against Plain Dealing … Tyler Stephens leads Benton receivers with 17 catches for 125 yards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: North DeSoto — RB Delmonte Hall, RB Dennis Hall, QB Drake Foster. Benton — LB Jaret Gill, WR DorSavion Williams, DB Shane Cram
Union Parish vs. Bossier
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Bossier
RECORDS: Union Parish 2-1, Bossier 0-3
LAST WEEK: Union Parish def. Oak Grove 36-14, Bossier lost to Northwood 55-7
LAST YEAR: Union Parish won 58-7
UNION PARISH NOTES: Farmers are defending Class 3A state champs … Union Parish’s lone loss was to defending Class 2A champion Haynesville 21-20 in OT in Week 2 … Union Parish ranked No. 3 in Class 3A
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats are off to 0-3 start for second straight year … Bossier had only about 32 players dressed against Northwood … RBs Brandon Harris and Avery Jones missed most of the games with injuries. Both also play defense
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Union Parish — RB Shamar Turner, RB Jacob Fossier, QB Chase Spatafora. Bossier — QB/DE Keimun Daniels, FB/LB Isaiah McKinsey, DB/WR Kelvin Brooks
Plain Dealing vs. Logansport
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Logansport
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 2-1, Logansport 2-1
LAST WEEK: Logansport def. Red River 21-12, Plain Dealing lost to Benton 7-6
LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 48-41
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions facing first 1A opponent of the season … Defense had outstanding game against 4A Benton but offense struggled … Isaac Jacobs, a safety who also plays WR, leads the Lions in tackles with 22
LOGANSPORT NOTES: Logansport QB Logan Spears passed for 307 yards in Week 2 win over Lakeview … Tigers have won two straight since season-opening 35-14 loss to Mansfield
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — QB/LB Logan Allen, WR/DB Keldrick Carper, LB Herbert McCauley. Logansport — QB Logan Spears, WR Kameron Chatman.

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