Airline vs. Captain Shreve
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges Stadium
RECORDS: Airline 4-0, Captain Shreve 1-3
LAST WEEK: Airline def. Southwood 45-0, Captain Shreve lost to Byrd 42-13
LAST YEAR: Airline won 26-16
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings averaging 42.5 points per game … Defense recorded second shutout last week … Shun’Cee Thomas leads Bossier Parish in rushing
CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators averaging 10.3 points per game and allowing 27.5 … Shreve’s lone win was 23-20 over Huntington in Week 2 … Bryant Sepulvado named head coach in May after death or Richard Lary
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — TE Cameron Howell, LB Josh James. Captain Shreve — RB James Ivory, QB Lucas Grubb.
Byrd vs. Parkway
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: Byrd 4-0, Parkway 3-1
LAST WEEK: Byrd def. Captain Shreve 42-13, Parkway lost to Evangel 56-21
LAST YEAR: Byrd won 24-17 (OT)
BYRD NOTES: Jackets averaging 41.5 points per game and allowing 13.3 … Byrd has won 16 straight regular-season games … Mike Suggs in his 18th year as head coach
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers turned the ball over six times last week … Parkway ran just 32 plays … Parkway last team to defeat Byrd in regular season in 2013
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Byrd — QB Deuce Caston, RB Tray Allen. Parkway — LB Ryan Black, QB Keondre Wudtee.
Haughton vs. Southwood
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Independence Stadium
RECORDS: Haughton 4-0, Southwood 0-4
LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Green Oaks 51-13, Southwood lost to Airline 45-0
LAST YEAR: Haughton won 28-7
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs averaging 38.5 points per game and allowing 17.3 … Haughton had 15 penalties last week … TJ Sweeney returned an interception for a TD
SOUTHWOOD NOTES: Cowboys have scored only one touchdown and are allowing 27.8 points per game … Southwood had just 102 total yards last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — RB D’Kovin Ware, DL Harrison Voight.
N. DeSoto vs. Benton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: North DeSoto 4-0, Benton 3-1
LAST WEEK: North DeSoto def. Bossier 45-3, Benton def. Huntington 45-18
LAST YEAR: Benton won 7-0
NORTH DESOTO NOTES: Griffins averaging 34.0 points per game … North DeSoto’s closet game was 42-40 over defending 2A state champ Many in Week 2 … Griffins shared the 1-4A title with Benton and Minden last year
BENTON NOTES: Tigers averaging 39.3 points per game … After giving up 73 points in first two games, Benton has allowed just 18 … Tigers had 31-12 lead at the half last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: North DeSoto — RB Delmonte Hall, RB Dennis Hall. Benton — QB Garrett Hable, WR John Westmoreland.
Woodlawn vs. Bossier
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Bossier
RECORDS: Woodlawn 3-1, Bossier 3-1
LAST WEEK: Woodlawn def. Northwood 51-31, Bossier lost to North DeSoto 45-3
LAST YEAR: Did not play
WOODLAWN NOTES: Knights averaging 45.8 points per game and allowing 27.5 … Woodlawns lone loss was 43-30 to Haughton in Week 3 … Trivensky Mosley rushed for 227 yards and four TDs last week
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats had three-game winning streak snapped last week … Bossier had trouble moving the ball against the Griffins … North DeSoto was first opponent above Class 2A
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Woodlawn — RB Trivensky Mosley, QB Treveion Youngblood. Bossier — QB/DE Keimun Daniels, DL John Langston.
Haynesville vs. Plain Dealing
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Plain Dealing
RECORDS: Haynesville 2-2, Plain Dealing 2-2
LAST WEEK: Haynesville def. Arcadia 57-38, Plain Dealing def. Homer 14-7
LAST YEAR: Haynesville won 26-12
HAYNESVILLE NOTES: Tors have won two straight after losing to 3A North Webster 34-13 and 3A Union Parish 27-26 … Haynesville is the defending 1A state champion
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions bounced back from 54-6 loss to Class 1A No. 1 St. Mary’s with win last week … Defense played “lights out,” coach James Thurman said … Junior Keldrick Carper caught a TD pass and returned a kickoff for a TD
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haynesville — L Tony Critton, LB Brian Randle. Plain Dealing — RB Derreon Washington, LB Bijan Mitchell.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com