Prep football: Week 8 game capsules

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Thursday’s game

Parkway vs. Byrd

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Lee Hedges Stadium
RECORDS: Parkway 6-1, 2-0 1-5A; Byrd 7-0, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Parkway def. Southwood 34-0, Byrd def. Captain Shreve 48-7
LAST YEAR: Parkway won 52-29
PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers have win six in a row since losing to Calvary in season opener … Parkway averaging 42.1 points per game … Panthers’ average margin of victory during win streak is 28,5 points
BYRD NOTES: Jackets’ only loss during regular season last year was to Parkway … Since defeating Zachary 24-21 in opener, Byrd’s closest game has been 31-13 victory over Airline in Week 6 … Jackets averaging 38.7 points per game and allowing 10.3
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Parkway — WR Jared Lancaster, RB Demetrius McAtee, QB Keondre Wudtee. Byrd — RB Dominic Haggerty, RB Tysen Hardman, S Jawun Jiles

Friday’s games

Airline vs. Southwood

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Northwood Stadium
RECORDS: Airline 2-5, 0-2 1-5A; Southwood 2-5, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Airline lost to Haughton 28-26, Southwood lost to Parkway 34-0
LAST YEAR: Airline won 24-0
AIRLINE NOTES: Sophomore quarterback QB Noah Hildebrand passed for 307 yards and three first-half TDs against Haughton … Vikings had chance to tie with 1:17 left but two-point conversion failed … Two turnovers in Haughton’s end zone hurt the Vikings last week
SOUTHWOOD NOTES: Cowboys played a scoreless first quarter against Parkway but allowed three TDs in second … Even though they’ve lost four straight, Cowboys have shown improvement this season
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — E Cameron Howell, QB Noah Hildebrand, DL Charlie Matthews. Southwood — QB Keytron Crowder, RB Trevion Morris

Captain Shreve vs. Haughton

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Haughton
RECORDS: Captain Shreve 3-4, 0-2 1-5A; Haughton 7-0, 2-0
LAST WEEK: Captain Shreve lost to Byrd 48-7, Haughton def. Airline 28-26
LAST YEAR: Haughton won 19-14
CAPTAIN SHREVE NOTES: Gators have lost four straight since opening season with three straight wins … Shreve has struggled on both sides of the ball during losing streak, scoring just 38 points and allowing 167
HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs are 7-0 for the first time since 2010, Dak Prescott’s senior season … QB Will Haines rushed for 160 yards on 21 carries and scored three TDs last week … Defense preserved victory with stop on two-point conversion with 1:17 left
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Captain Shreve — K Chad Usry, QB Donovan Banks, DB Julian Charles. Haughton — QB Will Haines, DE Jesus Santos, WR Josh Lister

Minden vs. Benton

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Benton
RECORDS: Minden 4-3, 3-1 1-4A; Benton 6-1, 4-0
LAST WEEK: Minden lost to North DeSoto 23-0, Benton def. Loyola 25-10
LAST YEAR: Benton won 28-15
MINDEN NOTES: Tide had three-game winning streak snapped last week … North DeSoto game was first Minden failed to score at least two touchdowns
BENTON NOTES: Tigers 6-1 for first time since at least 2008 … Freshman QB Garrett Hable passed for 205 yards and a touchdown against Loyola … Defense continued outstanding play last week, allowing just seven first downs
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Minden — QB Antonio Rivette, WR Tavarius Edwards, RB Rodtravion Rogers. Benton — WR Tyler Stephens, DL Keon Coleman, RB TJ Anderson

Evangel vs. Bossier

WHEN/WHERE: 7 p.m., Bossier
RECORDS: Evangel 4-3, 2-0 1-3A; Bossier 0-7, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Evangel def. North Webster 10-6, Bossier lost to BTW 30-16
LAST YEAR: Evangel won 42-0
EVANGEL NOTES: Eagles have won three in a row since starting season 1-3 against tough competition … Evangel had three TDs nullified by penalties against North Webster … Austin Stegall’s blocked punt set up a TD last week
BOSSIER NOTES: Two big turnovers hurt Bossier in homecoming loss to BTW … The Bearkats outgained the Lions 333-218 … Bossier was down only 16-8 in third quarter when BTW returned a fumble for a TD
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Evangel — DL Jerry Tillery, QB Connor Curry, WR Mac Meyer. Bossier — OL/DE Brandon Younnes, FB/LB Isaiah McKinsey, SE/DB Kelvin Brooks

Plain Dealing vs. Cedar Creek

WHEN/ WHERE: 7 p.m., Cedar Creek
RECORDS: Plain Dealing 6-1, 2-0 1-1A; Cedar Creek 1-6, 0-2
LAST WEEK: Plain Dealing def. Grambling 28-14, Cedar Creek lost to Haynesville 34-10
LAST YEAR: Cedar Creek won 54-24
PLAIN DEALING NOTES: Lions have equalled win total of last season … QB Logan Allen top passer in parish with 1,800 yards and 20 TDs … Lions had four turnovers against Grambling, only one less than in previous six games
CEDAR CREEK NOTES: Cougars, a perennial playoff team, having uncharacteristic down season. Last year they went 7-3 … Cougars’ lone win was 20-16 over Caldwell in Week 5
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Plain Dealing — QB Logan Allen, DB/WR Keldrick Carper, Carper, LB Bijan Mitchell. Cedar Creek — QB Jacob Brown