Parkway, North DeSoto, Ruston, Evangel, Northwood among winners

Parkway set up a strong ground game early and took advantage of a solid defensive effort in getting past Bossier Parish rival Haughton 24-6 Friday night in front of a large gathering at Preston Crownover Stadium.

The Panthers (4-0) got all of their scoring in the first half with TDs from CJ Dudley, Ashtin Jackson on a 48-yard interception return, Kaleb Williams and LSU commit Aeron Burrell on a 26-yard field goal. Haughton (2-2) was playing without injured quarterback Christian Turner.

Prior to the start of the game, the late Ronnie Coker’s Win the Day Foundation was awarded more than $2,300 from Parkway’s Spirit Night donations.

North DeSoto 51, Minden 0: Griffin’s quarterback Luke Delafield completed 17 of 27 passes for 253 yards and three TDs for NDHS (3-1) versus the Tide (0-4). Landry Wyatt had five catches for 118 yards and two scores, while Cole Cory added six receptions for 123 yards.

The Griffin defense picked off three passes with a fumble recovery and Kyle Remedes had a pick-6.

Ruston 29, Lafayette Christian 26: The Bearcats (4-0) remained undefeated after earlier picking up a forfeit win over Warren Easton, which defeated Ruston on the field. Jordan Hayes and Dylon Brooks each had rushing TDs against LCA. The Bearkats’ defense was also credited with two scores on a pick-6 apiece from Ronald Finley and Zheric Hill.

Northwood 27, Huntington 12: The Falcons (1-3) finally got in the win column against the Raiders (2-2). Hutson Hearron ran for a TD and hit Taylor McCabe and Desmond Harris for scores in the win. Huntington’s Jamarion Washington and Nyles Hullaby scored.

Evangel 49, Bossier 0: Eagles quarterback Peyton Fulghum completed 12 of 16 passes for 342 yards and five TDs despite three drops.

“This was the best game our receivers have played as a unit,” ECA coach Denny Duron said. “Jacob Wilson was especially dominate at outside linebacker and safety in the shutout.”

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Parkway's CJ Dudley drives for a score against Haughton Friday night in South Bossier.
Parkway's CJ Dudley drives for a score against Haughton Friday night in South Bossier.

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Woodlawn 26, BTW 8: The Knights (3-1) got fumble recoveries from Joshua Dodson, Joseph Dodson and Anthony Bryant, along with three interceptions from Brandon Henderson in the win. The Lions (2-2) got a 65-yard kickoff return for a TD from Cardale Marston and a two-point conversion from Damion O’Neal to trim the deficit to 14-8 at one point.

North Webster 28, Richwood 6: Braedon Robertson scored three touchdowns for the Knights (3-1) while Avante Curry blocked a punt and returned it for a score.

Calvary 21, Wossman 6: The Cavaliers (4-0) managed to stay undefeated but had a tough time getting past the Wildcats in the non-district battle.

St. Mary’s 21, Dequincy 12: The Tigers moved to 4-0 with the win over Dequincy. Mixon Bankston scored on an 18-yard TD pass to Ethan Busby and a quarterback keeper, while Payne Williams added a pick-6 for St. Mary’s.

Arcadia 44, Bolton 6: The Hornets (4-0) remained undefeated. Bratreviauntae Ferrell scored three times against winless Bolton. Darrell Sneed snagged a field goal attempt and returned it 88-yards for a TD.

Jonesboro-Hodge 40, Lincoln Prep 0: The Tigers (2-2) blanked Lincoln Prep (1-3) in Grambling. Symeon Malone had two TD runs and added a TD pass to Damarious Burns while Dakota Knox and Jaylin Barnes each took an interception to the end zone.

Haynesville 34, Glenbrook 14: Isaiah Washington completed just three passes but they went for 163 yards and three TDs for the Tors (4-0) against Glenbrook (3-1). Alonzo Jackson caught two of the TD passes covering 82 yards.

Homer 48, Magnolia Charter 12: The Pelicans (3-1) won their homecoming contest over the Mariners (0-4). Gregory Williams scored three times while Zyon Warren passed for two TDs and ran for another. and had a QB keeper for another. Brandon Williams took a punt return back for a touchdown.

Jena 32, Winnfield 20: The Tigers (1-3) fell to the Giants (4-0) at home. Jaylon Jackson and Jeremy Mammon scored rushing TDs, while Tank Lewis connected with Ryan Davis on a 6-yard TD pass for Winnfield.

Ringgold 54, Plain Dealing 6: Ringgold (3-1) gained its first district win with a home victory over Plain Dealing (0-4). Tyrese Kimble scored the sole touchdown for the Lions.

Logansport 32, Mansfield 24: The Tigers (3-1) took the DeSoto Parish battle over Mansfield (0-4). Tonashton Bland and D’War’Tez Chatman had a rushing TDs and Jakerrion Wilson had a TD reception for the winners.

Lakeside 41, Block 34: Lakeside (3-1) eased past the Bears (0-4) in Jonesville. Jordan Case scored four touchdowns for Lakeside, while Kam Grigsby and Taron Riley both scored for Lakeside


Captain Shreve tops Byrd

Not many folks sitting inside Independence Stadium Thursday night during the rigorous battle between Captain Shreve and Byrd had been there since the inception of the series in 1967.

But those of us who have seen the series ebb and blow over the past 56 years would agree that the 2023 contest was at least in the top five all time contested football games between the Gators and the Jackets. It took a saucy 66-yard run from Captain Shreve’s Jamarlon Otis with less than five minutes on the clock, followed by a shutdown performance from a defense led by senior Greg Webb, for Shreve to stop an 0-for-3 drought in the series and win 35-28.

It was the District 1-5A opener for Shreve (3-1) and Byrd (0-4).

“We quit listening to the noise and started listening to our coaches. We made some adjustments, started flying to the football and hit’em in the mouth,” said Webb. “This feels amazing. I’ve been here for our years and each time I’d lost to them. It was my senior year and we finally got it done.”

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Captain Shreve senior captains Landon Lee, Jordan Wiggins, Greg Webb and Caden Andrews head to midfield for the coin toss prior to Thursday's meeting with Byrd in Independence Stadium.
Captain Shreve senior captains Landon Lee, Jordan Wiggins, Greg Webb and Caden Andrews head to midfield for the coin toss prior to Thursday's meeting with Byrd in Independence Stadium.

Otis, who ran 27 times for 190 yards and two scores, can best be described as the little engine that could. When he broke through the line on his final run, he headed toward the sideline with his legs churning like eggbeaters. He glanced over his shoulder once, but no Jacket was close enough to bring him down.

“As soon as I knew the play I knew it was a touchdown,” said Otis, who spent several minutes following the game painstakingly painting an autograph on the shirt of one of his admirers. “Once I get to the sideline, it’s over with. You might as well go ahead and put the points on the board.”

The Jackets had a 28-20 lead, the ball and the momentum following Malachi Johnson’s spectacular 41-yard TD run with 10 minutes to play. But Shreve quarterback Brodie Savage hit Keaton Flowers with a 21-yard TD to get his team within 28-27 two minutes later. Byrd’s defense stopped Desmond Simmons on a fourth down run with about five minutes remaining, giving Page and company plenty of time to score again.

The Byrd loss overshadowed a significant performance by Byrd’s Dixon Poirier, who finished with 142 yards and two scores before leaving in the fourth quarter with an injury.

Airline 60, Benton 35: Viking quarterback Ben Taylor tossed seven touchdowns in the first half in leading Airline (4-0) in the District 1-5A win over Benton (1-3).

Tre’von Jackson scored three TDs, Bryson Broom had two and Dante Lacour picked off a late pass for the Vikings. For the Tigers, Jeff King had two rushing TDs and found Trey Smith for another score. Greg Manning and Jordan Johnson also scored for Benton.

Jimmy Watson covers Louisiana sports for the USA TODAY Network. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @JimmyWatson6.

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