Prep soccer: Benton, Haughton meet in girls first-round playoff game Thursday


The LHSAA soccer playoffs begin Thursday, and one first-round matchup features two Bossier Parish teams.

In Division II girls, No. 22 seed Haughton (4-10-1) faces No. 11 Benton (13-6-1) at 6 p.m. at Tinsley Park. The Lady Bucs and Lady Tigers played three times in the regular season, including two District 1 games. Benton, the district runner-up, won all three in dominating fashion.

District 1 champion Parkway (24-5-1) is the No. 3 seed in Division II and received a first-round bye. The Lady Panthers will host the winner of No. 14 seed Beau Chene and No. 19 Academy of Our Lady in the second round next week.

Benton was the only parish boys team to make the playoffs. The District 1 runner-up Tigers (14-12-1), seeded No. 20, visit No. 13 Tioga (5-9-6) in a Division II first-round game at 6 p.m. Thursday.

— Russell Hedges,