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Soccer: Airline loses heartbreaker; Haughton drops Parkway; Benton wins


Russell Hedges



The Airline Vikings came oh-so-close to ending Captain Shreve’s undefeated run Thursday night at Cargill Park.

The Vikings and Gators tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and two overtimes. But Shreve got the victory by the slimmest of margins, taking the penalty-kicks shootout 5-4.

Shreve improved to 18-0-1 overall and completed a perfect 12-0 run through District 1-I. Airline (14-8-1, 8-4) finished third behind Shreve and Caddo Magnet.

Sam Vickrey scored two goals in Benton's 7-0 victory over Bossier Thursday night at Tinsley Park.
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Sam Vickrey scored two goals in Benton’s 7-0 victory over Bossier Thursday night at Tinsley Park.

All three teams are headed to the Division I playoffs. Pairings will be announced Wednesday.

Elsewhere Thursday, the Haughton Bucs kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Parkway at Tinsley Park.

The Benton Tigers downed the Bossier Bearkats 7-0 in a non-district game.

The Lady Tigers completed District 1-II play with an 11-1 loss to fourth-ranked Loyola at Messmer Stadium. Benton (11-10, 6-4) finished third behind Loyola and North DeSoto.

At Tinsley, Benny Broadway had a hat trick to lead the Haughton boys past Parkway.

Kade Schufft and Blake Levasseur each had one assist.

Ethan Whitehead had a hat trick in Benton’s victory over Bossier. Sam Vickrey scored twice. Dillon Rogers and Daniel Valcho had one goal apiece.

Ethan Parks had three assists. Rogers, Valcho and Tyler McComon had one apiece.

Tuesday, the Tigers (17-5, 6-2) closed District 1-II play with a 6-1 victory over Minden.

Rogers scored five goals and had two assists. Whitehead had one goal and one assist. Parks and Nick Sessions had one assist each.

The Benton girls defeated Minden 5-0.

The Parkway girls closed the regular season with a 3-0 loss to District 1-I champion Byrd.

Parkway (12-6-2, 9-3) finished tied for second in the district with Caddo Magnet. The Lady Panthers will find out who they play in the first round of the Division I playoffs Tuesday.

Airline swept Southwood Wednesday in District 1-I play, winning the boys game 3-2 and the girls game 3-0.

Art Villarreal, John Luke McFarland and Ryan Jameson scored one goal apiece for the Vikings.

Gabe Rodriguez and Jameson had one assist each. Collin Jimes had five saves.



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