Loyola opens 2022 football season at Captain Shreve

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Loyola opens its 2022 football season with rival Captain Shreve in the first of four non-district matchups before getting into its District 1-2A schedule the final five dates of the season.

The Flyers and Gators will meet for the sixth time, the first since 2016 with Loyola holding the edge in the series 3-2. The first three meetings occurred from 1967-69 and the schools scrimmaged each other many other times over the years. The season opener will be played at Lee Hedges Stadium.

Logansport comes to Messmer Stadium for Loyola’s home opener. The Tigers make the drive to Shreveport for the second year in a row after not playing each other since 2012. Loyola has an 11-5-1 series edge that dates back to 1923. It is the first of only four home games for the Flyers.

The Flyers hit the road to Stonewall where they play North DeSoto. The Griffins won the last meeting of the two schools in 2014 but trail in the overall series 12-7.

Another bus ride finishes off the non-district part of the schedule, this one to Coushatta to face Red River. The Bulldogs were caught up in the Flyers’ seven-game win streak last season.

After a week-five open date, Loyola begins district play at Northwood’s Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium against Green Oaks. The Giants and Flyers were district opponents in 1-3A the previous seven seasons.

D’Arbonne Woods makes the trek from Farmerville to Messmer for a first-time meeting with Loyola. The Flyers travel to Sibley to face Lakeside before home dates against North Caddo and Calvary to finish off the regular season.

Loyola 2022 Football Schedule:

Sept. 1 at Captain Shreve

Sept. 9 vs. Logansport

Sept. 16 at North DeSoto

Sept. 23 at Red River

Sept. 30 OPEN

Oct. 6 at Green Oaks

Oct. 14 vs. D’Arbonne Woods

Oct. 21 at Lakeside

Oct. 28 vs. North Caddo

Nov. 4 vs. Calvary

Contact Lee at lee.hiller51@gmail.com