Benton vs. Fair Park
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., BTW’s Leonard Barnes Stadium
RECORDS: Benton 5-1, 3-0 1-4A; Fair Park 4-2, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Benton def. Minden 41-34, Fair Park def. Huntington 22-16
LAST YEAR: Benton won 24-18 (OT)
BENTON NOTES: Tigers alone atop 1-4A standings … Benton averaging 37.7 points per game, almost double what the Tigers averaged last season … Garrett Hable has passed for 1,518 yards and 17 TDs
FAIR PARK NOTES: Indians head coach Mike Greene is a former Airline head coach … Robert Rochell is one of area’s top athletes … Fair Park’s losses were 25-16 to BTW in Week 1 and 35-8 to Minden in Week 4
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Benton— K/DL Jake Norris, R/RB Doyle Adams Jr. Fair Park— QB Robert Rochell, RB KD Robinson.
Airline vs. Haughton
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Haughton
RECORDS: Airline 6-0, 2-0 1-5A; Haughton 5-1, 1-1 1-5A
LAST WEEK: Airline def. Mansfield 44-0, Haughton lost to Byrd 49-17
LAST YEAR: Haughton won 28-26
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings averaging 46.7 points per game and allowing 9.0 … Airline ranked No. 5 in 5A … Last week’s shutout was third of season
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs suffered first loss last week … Turnovers, special teams mistakes hurt Haughton last week … Leading rusher D’Kovin Ware sat out last week with injury
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — RB Shun’Cee Thomas, DL Tyler McAllister. Haughton — QB Darius Brooks, DE Duncan Smith.
BTW vs. Parkway
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: BTW 1-5, Parkway 5-1
LAST WEEK: BTW lost to North Webster 48-28, Parkway def. Captain Shreve 47-10
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 44-20
BTW NOTES: Lions have lost five straight since defeating Fair Park in season opener … BTW’s closest game during losing streak was 27-20 loss to North Caddo in Week 3 … Lions allowing 33.5 points per game
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers averaging 40 points per game … Parkway ranked No. 9 in 5A … Keondre Wudtee has passed for 1,481 yards and 13 touchdowns … Panthers have allowed just 16 points in last two games
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BTW — RB Lytavious Anderson, QB Antonio Ward. Parkway — WR Deonte’ Hawkins, LB Colten Nicholas.
Minden vs. Bossier
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Bossier
RECORDS: Minden 4-2, 2-1 1-4A; Bossier 3-3, 0-3
LAST WEEK: Minden lost to Benton 41-34, Bossier lost to Northwood 23-20
LAST YEAR: Did not play
MINDEN NOTES: Tide lost on fumble return for TD in last minute last week … L’Jarius Sneed had almost 300 yards receiving and scored four TDs
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have lost three straight since 3-0 start … Bossier almost rallied from 23-0 last week … Aareon Smallwood leads parish in rushing
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Minden — WR L’Jarius Sneed, QB Antonio Rivette. Bossier — RB Aaeron Smallwood, QB/DE Keimun Daniels.
Ringgold vs. Plain Dealing
WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Plain Dealing
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 2-4, 1-2 1-1A; Ringgold 3-3, 0-3
LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing lost to Grambling 22-16 (OT); Ringgold lost to Arcadia 54-18
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions led 16-0 in third quarter last week … Plain Dealing averaging 15 points per game … Lions have allowed 184 points but 143 came against Haughton, Haynesville and St. Mary’s
RINGGOLD NOTES: Ringgold has lost three straight … Redskins averaging 13.3 points during losing streak
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Ringgold — QB Rory Loud. Plain Dealing — WR Keldrick Carper, LB Herbert McCauley.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org