Green Oaks sports a mostly new slate for 2022 football season

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Green Oaks’ 2022 football schedule has only three of its opponents from a year ago carried over as the Giants have been placed in District 1-2A for the first time in school history after the reclassification by the LHSAA dropped them down a class for the next two years.

Carroll of Monroe, last year’s season opening opponent, Loyola  — who made the same move down to 1-2A —  and long-time rival Booker T. Washington are the only schools that remain on the Giants’ schedule from last season.

The Giants will open with Southwood at Northwood’s Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium. It will be the third meeting of the two schools that last played each other in 1990.

Green Oaks will go to Monroe to play Carroll in week two. The Bulldogs own the series between the two schools 7-2.

The annual “Soul Bowl” once again comes early this season as BTW and Green Oaks will battle it out at Leonard C. Barnes Stadium. It is currently one of the longest ongoing consecutive game series in the area, having been played the last 45 years. BTW leads the series (27-21) that first began when Green Oaks opened in 1973. After the 1974 meeting the schools didn’t schedule each other in 1975 and 1976.

Peabody of Alexandria will make the drive up I-49 for a week four matchup. The Giants and Warhorses have played four times with GO winning all of them, but last time the two schools played each other was in way back in 1984.

Green Oaks will then make the drive to Alexandria to play the Trojans of Alexandria Senior High, the 2020 Class 5A runner up. It will be just the third meeting of the two schools in that matchup.

District play will then kick off with Green Oaks hosting Loyola in a battle of two former District 1-3A opponents. It will be the 23rd meeting in the series that the Flyers lead 12-10.

The following week, the Giants will be the visitor and play at Calvary, which moved up a classification. A short drive to Vivian follows with a date at North Caddo. Green Oaks will host D’Arbonne Woods of Farmerville before hitting I-20 east to the Minden exit to play Lakeside in the regular season finale. These will be the first meetings for Green Oaks with both D’Arbonne Woods and Lakeside. 

Green Oaks 2022 Football Schedule

Sept. 2 vs. Southwood (Northwood, Jerry Burton Stadium)

Sept. 9 at Carroll

Sept. 17 at BTW

Sept. 23 vs. Peabody (at Northwood)

Sept. 30 at Alexandria

Oct. 6 vs. Loyola (at Northwood)

Oct. 14 at Calvary

Oct. 21 at North Caddo

Oct. 28 vs. D’Arbonne Woods (at Northwood)

Nov. 4 at Lakeside

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