Mansfield vs. Airline
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Airline
RECORDS: Mansfield 0-5, Airline 5-0
LAST WEEK: Mansfield lost to Logansport 28-14, Airline def. Captain Shreve 56-21
LAST YEAR: Did not play
MANSFIELD NOTES: Wolverines a member of District 1-3A … Mansfield averaging 14-4 points per game and allowing 26.6 … Wolverines started season with one- and two-point losses
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings averaging 45.2 points per game and allowing 10.8 … Airline hasn’t had a game closer than 15 points … Vikings 5-0 for first time since Bo Meeks took over in 2011
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mansfield — QB Lakendrick Ross, WR Lamarea Evans. Airline — OL Lane Williams, DB DeAngelo Pouncy.
Captain Shreve vs. Parkway
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: Captain Shreve 1-4, 0-2 1-5A; Parkway 4-1, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Captain Shreve lost to Airline 56-21, Parkway def. Byrd 20-6
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 49-14
CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators have lost three straight by an average of 29 points … Gators averaging 12.8 points per game and allowing 33
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers defense didn’t allow a TD last week … Parkway rebounded from 56-21 loss to Evangel … Keondre Wudtee has passed for 1.191 yards and 10 TDs
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Captain Shreve — QB Lucas Grubb, DB Michael Edwards. Parkway — RB/R CJ Morgan, DB Lloyd Cole.
Minden vs. Benton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: Minden 4-1, 2-0 1-4A; Benton 4-1, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Minden def. Huntington 32-0, Benton def. North DeSoto 28-21
LAST YEAR: Minden won 25-24, OT
MINDEN NOTES: Tide have won three straight since Week 2 17-10 loss to Haughton … After some early offensive struggles, Minden has averaged 31.3 points in last three games
BENTON NOTES: Tigers have won three straight since Week 2 loss to Natchitoches Central … Sophomore RB Jermaine Newton had a big game last week
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Minden — DB Patrick Heard, RB L’Jarius Sneed. Benton — DL TJ Anderson, RB Jermaine Newton.
Plain Dealing vs. Grambling
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Grambling
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 2-3, 1-1 1-A; Grambling 2-3, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing lost to Haynesville 53-6, Grambling lost to D’Arbonne Woods 42-20
LAST YEAR: Plain Dealing won 28-14
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions have played tough schedule that includes 5A Haughton, 1A No. 1 St. Mary’s and defending 1A champ Haynesville … Lions trailed Haynesville just 14-6 at he half
GRAMBLING NOTES: Grambling has lost two straight by a combined 62 points … Kittens posted shutouts in both of their victories
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — QB Matt Sullivan, LB Bijan Mitchell.
Haughton vs. Byrd
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges Stadium
RECORDS: Haughton 5-0, 1-0 1-5A; Byrd 4-1, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Haughton def. Southwood 35-0, Byrd lost to Parkway 20-6
LAST YEAR: Byrd won 42-7
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs averaging 37.6 points per game and allowing 13.8 … Haughton scored four TDs in the second half last week … QB Darius Brooks completed nine of 13 passes for 135 yards last week
BYRD NOTES: Jackets had 16-game regular-season winning streak snapped last week … Byrd comes into game banged-up
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — RB Kei’Untre Normandin, K Nico Broadway. Byrd — RB Tray Allen.
Bossier vs. Northwood
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Northwood
RECORDS: Bossier 3-2, 0-2 1-4A; Northwood 2-3, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Woodlawn 44-21, Northwood lost to Fair Park 24-20
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have dropped two straight after 3-0 start … Bossier was within nine of Woodlawn in the fourth quarter
NORTHWOOD NOTES: Falcons led 20-8 at the half last week … WR Marquez Stevenson had seven catches for 156 yards last week … Falcons have lost two straight
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, QB/DE Keimun Daniels. Northwood — QB Peyton Bogan, WR Marquez Stevenson.