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Tonight’s game capsules

Byrd at Parkway

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Preston Crownover Stadium

LAST YEAR: Parkway won 44-14

RECORDS: Byrd 7-0, 2-0; Parkway 6-0, 2-0

BYRD NOTES: Yellow Jackets ranked No. 4 in Class 5A. Byrd coming off 28-3 victory over Captain Shreve. QB Tyler Howard sat out Shreve game with a head injury. He is expected to play tonight.

PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers ranked No. 2 in Class 5A. Parkway coming off a 63-14 victory over Southwood. Two years ago Panthers lost to Byrd 52-21 when both teams were 6-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Byrd — RB Louis Mills, QB Tyler Howard. Parkway — DB Dylan Whaley, LB Austin Averitt, QB Brandon Harris.

Southwood at Airline

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Airline Stadium

LAST YEAR: Southwood won 47-0

RECORDS: Southwood 1-6, 0-2; Airline 3-4, 1-1

SOUTHWOOD NOTES: Cowboys have lost six straight since season-opening win over Minden. Southwood coming off 63-14 loss to Parkway. Southwood has not scored more than 14 points in a game since Week 3.

AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings coming off 28-21 victory over Haughton. QB Jacob James accounted 362 total yards (144 rushing, 218 passing). Haughton game was Airline’s best offensive performance of the season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Southwood — QB Keytron Crowder, WR Chrisna Black. Airline — RB Kavonte Johnson, WR Darian Germany, LB Brynden Vance.

Benton at Minden

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Minden

LAST YEAR: Minden won 30-25

RECORDS: Benton 3-4, 2-2; Minden 3-4, 2-2

BENTON NOTES: Tigers coming off a 35-7 victory over Loyola. Defense was outstanding against Loyola, holding Flyers to 138 yards total offense with 86 of that coming on one play.

MINDEN NOTES: Crimson Tide coming off a 42-12 loss to North DeSoto. Last week’s point total for Minden was lowest since 34-7 loss to Haughton in Week 3.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Benton — DB Austin Simmons, QB Jordan Shaffer, WR Kordy Stewart. Minden — QB Turner Francis, WR Cameron Elkins, WR Louis Moore.

Bossier at Evangel

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Évangel

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Bossier 1-6, 0-2; Evangel 5-1, 2-0

BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats coming off 22-11 loss to previously winless Booker T. Washington. Bossier was able to move the ball against BTW but hurt itself with four lost fumbles.

EVANGEL NOTES: Eagles ranked No. 4 in Class 3A. Evangel coming off a 24-6 District 1-3A victory over North Webster. Eagles lost to John Curtis in Class 2A state championship game last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — RB Chris Hall, RB Chris Williams, DB Avery Jones. Evangel — QB Connor Curry, WR Jared Cornelius.

Cedar Creek at La. New Tech

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Plain Dealing

LAST YEAR: Cedar Creek won 33-20

RECORDS: Cedar Creek 4-3, 1-1; La. New Tech 4-3, 2-0

CEDAR CREEK NOTES: Cougars coming off 33-0 loss to Class 1A No. 1 Haynesville. Cougars’ other two losses were to Class 4A Loyola 42-35 and undefeated Class 3A team Caldwell 44-28. Donald Jenkins has already rushed for more than 1,000 yards.

LA. NEW TECH NOTES: Lions coming off a 34-20 victory over Grambling. New Tech riding a four-game winning streak. New Tech QB Logan Allen has a combined 2,394 yards rushing and passing.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cedar Creek — QB Mark Van, RB Donald Jenkins. La. New Tech — WR Tray Harris, QB Logan Allen, WR Isaac Jacobs..








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