Week 2 high school football game capsules

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Tonight’s games

 

Benton at Haughton

 

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Haughton

LAST YEAR: Haughton won 49-20

RECORDS: Benton 0-1, Haughton 1-0

BENTON NOTES: Tigers fell to Sterlington 34-31 on TD in last two minutes in opener last week. Jordan Shaffer passed for 359 yards and three touchdowns in Benton’s new spread offense. That’s more than he passed for all of last season.

HAUGHTON NOTES: Louisiana Tech commitment Jarred Craft led the Bucs with 173 yards rushing in season-opening 49-8 victory over Woodlawn. New QB Wil Haines passed for 166 yards and three TDs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Haughton — QB Will Haines, RB Jarred Craft, DB Jerrod Craft. Benton — QB Jordan Shaffer, WR Tyler Stephens, WR Kordy Stewart.

 

Airline at Ruston

 

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ruston

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Airline 1-0, Ruston 0-1

AIRLINE NOTES: Vikings opened season with a 46-0 rout of parish rival Bossier. Airline defense held Bossier to 44 total yards. New QB Chase Rivers completed all five passes he threw and scored two rushing TDs.

RUSTON NOTES: Ruston fell to Class 4A No. 2 Neville 29-14 in its season opener under new coach Brad Laird, who replaced his father Billy. Neville led 29-0 before Ruston rallied in the second half. Ruston held Neville to just 22 total yards in the second half.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Airline — DT Charlie Matthews, LB Brynden Vance, RB Roderick Spurlock. Ruston — QB Ben Leblanc, RB Jawaun Wright.

 

Huntington at Bossier

 

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bossier

LAST YEAR: Huntington won 26-20

RECORDS: Huntington 0-1, Bossier 0-1

HUNTINGTON NOTES: Raiders lost opener to Bastrop 55-14. Huntington has new head coach in Daryl Steward. Raiders have just five returning starters from last year’s 6-5 team.

BOSSIER NOTES: Bearkats will look for more production from Wing-T offense this week after gaining just 44 yards against Airline, maybe the toughest defense they’ll face all season. Bossier should find the going easier against the Raiders.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Huntington — QB Aldon Kelly, LB Elijah Briggs. Bossier — RB Chris Hall, RB Darius Leary, QB Justin Kennon.

 

La. New Tech at Lakeside

 

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Sibley

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: La. New Tech 0-1, Lakeside 1-0

LA. NEW TECH NOTES: Cutting down on turnovers will be a priority this week. The Lions gave up the ball seven times in a 49-18 loss to Green Oaks. New quarterback Logan Allen had more than 460 yards combined rushing and receiving. Grambling commit Tray Harris also had a big day with six catches for 167 yards.

LAKESIDE NOTES: Lakeside defeated Ringgold 33-28 in its season opener. Warriors’ RB Chris Lewis is one of state’s top sprinters.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: La. New Tech — WR Tray Harris, QB Logan Allen. Lakeside — RB Chris Lewis.

 

Saturday’s game

 

Parkway vs. Marshall, TX

 

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Independence Stadium

LAST YEAR: Did not play

RECORDS: Parkway 1-0, Marshall 0-2

PARKWAY NOTES: Panthers opened season with 55-13 rout of then-Class 2A No. 1 Calvary Baptist. LSU commitment Brandon Harris passed for 263 yards and three TDs in just three quarters. RB Demetrius McAtee had a combined 124 yards rushing and receiving and scored three TDs.

MARSHALL NOTES: Mavericks were routed by Kilgore 42-7 in their opener but hung with Longview last week before falling 26-14. Longview had 401 total yards with 310 of that coming on the ground. Jordan Hart was 15 of 29 for 182 yards.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Parkway — LB Austin Averitt, RB Demetrius McAtee, QB Brandon Harris. Marshall — QB Justin Hart, WR Jaque Kuykendall, WR Mitchell Leonard.