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Prep football: Week 5 capsules


Thursday’s game

Benton vs. Woodlawn
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Independence Stadium
RECORDS: Benton 3-1, Woodlawn 1-3
LAST WEEK: Benton def. North DeSoto 7-0, Woodlawn lost to Minden 40-20
LAST YEAR: Woodlawn won 18-13
BENTON NOTES: Benton off to its best start in at least six years … Tigers defense has been outstanding all season … Benton won last week with starting QB Christian Smith on the bench with a back injury
WOODLAWN NOTES: Knights led Tide 20-14 at the half … Knights’ only win was 48-16 over Booker T. Washington in Week 3 … Malcolm Williams is a big-play threat
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Benton — WR DorSavion Williams, DE Keon Coleman, DL Chauncey Taylor. Woodlawn — QB Treveion Youngblood, WR James Anderson, WR Malcolm Williams

Friday’s games

Airline vs. Neville
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Monroe
RECORDS: Airline 2-2, Neville 3-1
LAST WEEK: Airline lost to West Monroe 27-14, Neville def. Carroll 53-0
LAST YEAR: Neville won 30-20
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings dominated statistically against West Monroe … Vikings defense has been outstanding all season … RB Shuncee Thomas among parish’s top rushers with 292 yards on 59 carries
NEVILLE NOTES: Tigers ranked No. 2 in Class 4A … Neville’s lone loss was to Longview, Texas, in The Battle on the Border in Week 2 … Tigers averaging 37.3 points per game
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — DL Charlie Matthews, OL Caleb Thomas, DB Xavier Johnson. Neville — CB Corey Straughter, RB Josh Diarse, QB JT Jackson

Bossier vs. Block
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Block
RECORDS: Bossier 0-4, Block 0-4
LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Union Parish 58-14, Block lost to Peabody 51-30
LAST YEAR: Bossier won 21-8
BOSSIER NOTES: Injuries have been an issue for Bossier … RBs Avery Jones and Brandon Harris missed last week’s game … Bossier, which has played tough schedule, allowing 49 points per game
BLOCK NOTES: Bears are having some success on offense, averaging 29.3 points per game, but they are allowing 40.5 … After losing to Bossier last year, Block won five straight games … Injuries to running backs, including standout Raymond Plummer (ankle), have been a problem
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — FB/LB Isaiah McKinsey, RB Michael Taylor. Block — RB Shavarick Williams, QB Vyn’Quez O’Steen

St. Mary’s vs. Haughton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Haughton
RECORDS: St. Mary’s 4-0, Haughton 4-0
LAST WEEK: St. Mary’s def. Arcadia 46-8, Haughton def. Ruston 38-17
LAST YEAR: Haughton won 34-14
ST. MARY’S NOTES: Tigers mainly a running team. Hunter Bedgood gained 210 of the Tigers’ 386 yards on the ground against Arcadia …St. Mary’s held Arcadia to 142 total yards
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs scored 28 points in fourth quarter in victory over Ruston … O’Shun Smith returned two interceptions for TDs … Bucs trying to go 5-0 for the fourth time in the last five years
PLAYERS TO WATCH: St. Mary’s — RB Hunter Bedgood, QB Tyler McCain, DL Cody Woodard. Haughton — DE Duncan Smith, WR Javonte Woodard, DB O’Shun Smith

North Caddo vs. Plain Dealing
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Plain Dealing
RECORDS: North Caddo 0-4, Plain Dealing 3-1
LAST WEEK: North Caddo lost to Jonesboro-Hodge 37-10, Plain Dealing def. Logansport 30-23
LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 26-16
NORTH CADDO NOTES: Chuck Dupree, former Airline head coach, replaced Jerry Byrd as head coach just before season started … 10-point output last week was Rebels’ season high … Rebels allowing 37.8 points per game
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Game is Plain Dealing’s homecoming … Sophomore WR/DB Keldrick Carper has been a standout on both sides of ball … This is Lions’ final non-district game
PLAYERS TO WATCH: North Caddo — PK Jhesus Vargas, QB Cody Morgan. Plain Dealing — QB Logan Allen, DT Ryan Penwell, WR/DB Isaac Jacobs

BTW vs. Parkway
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: BTW 0-4, Parkway 4-0
LAST WEEK: BTW lost to Many 48-6, Parkway def. Bastrop 55-28
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 41-0
BTW NOTES: Lions allowing 41.5 points per game … After scoring 36 in season opener against Fair Park, BTW has scored only 30 points in last three games … BTW went 1-9 last season
PARKWAY NOTES: QB Keondre Wudtee is the parish’s top passer. He has completed 48 of 97 passes for 929 yards and 7 TDs … Panthers averaging 42 points per game … OL Kameron Eloph returned to lineup last week after missing previous two weeks
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BTW — QB Antonio Ward, WR DeAndre Washington. Parkway — DB Dante Williams, DL Kyle Still, RB/R William McKnight

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