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Prep football: Week 8 game capsules


Friday’s games

Airline vs. Evangel

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Evangel
RECORDS: Airline 7-0, 3-0 1-5A; Evangel 6-1, 3-0 1-5A
LAST WEEK: Airline def. Haughton 37-21, Evangel def. Captain Shreve 52-3
LAST YEAR: Did not play
AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings ranked No. 5 in Class 5A … Airline averaging 43.4 points per game and allowing 10.7 … Shun’Cee Thomas is the parish’s leading rusher with 822 yards
EVANGEL NOTES: Eagles ranked No. 8 in 5A … Evangel has won six in a row since season-opening 14-0 loss to St. Joseph’s (Pa.) … Eagles has scored 50 or more points in four games
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — QB Thomas McKain, DL Tyler McCallister. Evangel — QB Connor Curry, WR Tanner Ash.

Haughton vs. Parkway

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Preston Crownover Stadium
RECORDS: Haughton 5-2, 1-2 1-5A; Parkway 6-1, 2-1
LAST WEEK: Haughton lost to Airline 37-21; Parkway def. BTW 48-7
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 57-28
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs have lost two in a row after 5-0 start … Haughton was within six of Airline in the fourth quarter … Bucs played without leading rusher D’Kovin Ware for second straight week
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers ranked ninth in 5A … Parkway has won three straight since Week 4 loss to Evangel … Panthers averaging 41.0 points per game
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — QB Darius Brooks, DB TJ Sweeney. Parkway — TE Harrison Hopkins, LB Ryan Black.

Woodlawn vs. Benton

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: Benton 6-1, 4-0 1-4A; Woodlawn 5-2, 3-1
LAST WEEK: Benton def. Fair Park 42-22; Woodlawn def. Huntington 40-24
LAST YEAR: Benton won 9-0
WOODLAWN NOTES: Knights averaging 40.4 points per game and allowing 25.9 … Woodlawn’s lone district loss was to North DeSoto 26-16 in Week 6 … RB Trivensky Mosley is one of the top players in Northwest Louisiana
BENTON NOTES: Tigers have won five straight since Week 2 loss to Natchitoches Central … Benton averaging 38.2 points per game … Tigers scored three fourth-quarter TDs in win over Fair Park
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Woodlawn — RB Trivensky Mosley, QB Treveion Youngblood. Benton — QB Garrett Hable, DB Dorsavion Williams.

Bossier vs. Fair Park

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Independence Stadium
RECORDS: Bossier 3-4, 0-4 1-4A; Fair Park 4-3, 2-2
LAST WEEK: Bossier lost to Minden 35-10; Fair Park lost to Minden 42-22
LAST YEAR: Did not play
BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats have lost four in a row … Bossier defense played well against Minden last week … Bearkats gave up TDs on fumble and kickoff returns
FAIR PARK NOTES: Indians averaging 20 points per game and allowing 22.5 … Fair Park rallied from 20-0 deficit against Benton and led 22-20 going into fourth quarter … RB Robert Rochell one of area’s best athletes
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Aareon Smallwood, RB Joseph Bush. Fair Park — RB Robert Rochell, RB Jerrick Smith.

Plain Dealing vs. Cedar Creek

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Ruston
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 3-4, 2-2 1-1A; Cedar Creek Creek 4-3, 3-1
LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing def. Ringgold 28-6; Cedar Creek lost to Haynesville 29-8
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions ended two-game slide with win last week … Keldrick Carper scored four TDs — two rushing, one receiving and one on an interception return … Carper has a combined 968 yards rushing and receiving
CEDAR CREEK NOTES: Cougars had three-game winning streak snapped last week … Cedar Creek has scored 49 or more points four times
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — WR Keldrick Carper, QB Matt Sullivan. Cedar Creek — QB Huff McIntosh, WR Mitchell Spillers.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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