Tonight’s high school football game capsules

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Airline at West Monroe

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: West Monroe

LAST YEAR: Lost 34-14 (5A quarterfinals)

RECORDS: Airline 2-1, West Monroe 1-2

AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings coming off a big 15-12 rain-soaked win over Franklin Parish. Shuncee Thomas led Airline with 60 yards on 16 carries and a TD against Franklinton. Vikings rallied from a 12-0 first-quarter deficit.

WEST MONROE NOTES: Rebels coming off a 27-19 road loss to Class 5A No. 1 Barbe. West Monroe ranked No. 7 in Class 5A but have played tough schedule. Rebels have nation’s No. 1 prospect among offensive linemen in Cameron Robinson, who has committed to Alabama.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — QB Chase Rivers, DE Brynden Vance, RB Shuncee Thomas.. West Monroe — OL Cameron Robinson, QB Jon Randall Belton.

 

Parkway at Bastrop

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bastrop

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Parkway 2-0, Bastrop 1-2

PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers’ game against Arkansas High cancelled last Friday because of excessive rain. Parkway is ranked No. 2 in Class 5A. Panthers are averaging 58.5 points per game.

BASTROP NOTES: Rams have lost two straight since a season-opening win over Huntington. They lost to Byrd 63-8 in Week 2 and Pearl, Miss., 41-24 last week. Junior quarterback Christian Doaty has completed 36 of 75 passes for 551 yards and seven TDs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Parkway — QB Brandon Harris, RB Demetrius McAtee, DB Hunter Huckaby. Bastrop — QB Christian Doaty. .

 

Ruston at Haughton

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Haughton

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Haughton 3-0, Ruston 2-1

HAUGHTON NOTES: Bucs averaging 45 points per game and allowing 9.7. Haughton’s Jarred Craft is the parish’s leading rusher with 351 yards on 35 carries. Will Haines has completed 37 of 57 passes for 636 yards and nine TDs.

RUSTON NOTES: Bearcats have won two in a row since a season-opening 29-14 loss to Class 4A No. 2 Neville. They defeated Airline 24-10 in Week 2 and Rayville 28-0 last week. Ruston has new coach in Brad Laird, son of former coach Billy Laird.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — RB Jared Craft, S Micah Larkins, WR PJ Douglas. Ruston — QB Ben Leblanc, RB Jawaun Wright.

 

Benton at N. DeSoto

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Stonewall

LAST YEAR: Lost 38-0

RECORDS: Benton 1-2, N. DeSoto 1-2

BENTON NOTES: Benton got first win for new coach Reynolds Moore last Friday, 30-6, over La. New Tech at Plain Dealing. This is the District 1-4A opener for both teams.

NORTH DESOTO NOTES: Griffins got first win of season, 20-18, over Southwood last week. North DeSoto’s two losses by a combined 22 points.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Benton — QB Jordan Shaffer, WR Tyler Stephens, WR Clayton Festavan. North DeSoto — R/LB Damien Boone.

 

Bossier at Union Parish

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Farmerville

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Bossier 0-3, Union Parish 2-1

BOSSIER NOTES: Not much went right for the Bearkats in last week’s 62-6 loss to Northwood. Bossier had just 89 yards rushing against Northwood.

UNION PARISH NOTES: Farmers only loss was 37-14 to Class 2A No. 2 Haynesville in Week 2. They are coming off a 22-8 victory over Oak Grove.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Bossier — WB Christopher Williams, WB Avery Jones. Union Parish — RB Desmond Turner, RB Jamarius Williams.

 

Logansport at LNT/PD

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Plain Dealing

LAST YEAR: Won 42-26

RECORDS: Logansport 0-3, LNT/PD 0-3

LOGANSPORT NOTES: Tigers last two losses have been by a combined six points. Logansport coming off a 12-8 loss to Red River..

LNT/PD NOTES: For the first time this season, Lions were unable to put points on the board last week in 30-6 loss to Benton..QB Logan Allen has accounted for 974 total yards in three games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: La. New Tech at Plain Dealing — QB Logan Allen, WR/DE Tray Harris, WR/KR Isaac Jacobs.

Compiled by Russell Hedges