Few surprises after first district games; Week 5 schedule


The first week of district games didn’t disappoint as there were games that were supposed to go down to the wire and they did. Meanwhile, in Benton, we were treated to a contest where it didn’t seem either team was going to stop scoring. 

Byrd held off a second-half charge from Captain Shreve to edge the Gators 25-20, Parkway rallied in the fourth quarter and used a 50-yard field goal with three seconds left for a 17-14 win at Haughton.  Airline outscored Benton 75-59 in the highest-scoring game in northwest Louisiana.

In District 1-4A Huntington also used a fourth-quarter rally to surprise Northwood 28-20. North DeSoto remained undefeated by beating Minden 40-12 and Woodlawn got its first win, beating Booker T. Washington 38-8.

District 1-1A had the only overtime game as previously winless Ringgold  rallied and used the extra period to down winless Plain Dealing 36-34. Defending state champion Homer took care of outmatched Magnolia. In what was maybe the most surprising result, two undefeated teams, Glenbrook and Haynesville went at it with the Apaches overwhelming the visiting Golden Tornado 56-17.

Here is how the standings look after last week’s district openers in 1-5A, 1-4A and 1-1A and all the districts involving Shreveport-Bossier Journal  teams through four weeks of the 2022 season. Also provided, the schedule for Week 5.

DISTRICT   1-5A Dist. All
Byrd 1-0 4-0
Parkway 1-0 4-0
Natchitoches 1-0 2-2
Airline 1-0 1-3
Captain Shreve 0-1 3-1
Haughton 0-1 2-2
Southwood 0-1 2-2
Benton 0-1 1-3
DISTRICT 1-4A Dist. All
North DeSoto 1-0 4-0
Evangel 1-0 2-2
Huntington 1-0 2-2
Woodlawn 1-0 1-3
Northwood 0-1 2-2
Minden 0-1 1-3
Bossier 0-1 0-4
BTW 0-1 0-4
DISTRICT 1-2A Dist. All
D’Arbonne Woods 0-0 3-1
Lakeside 0-0 3-1
North Caddo 0-0 3-1
Calvary 0-0 2-2
Green Oaks 0-0 1-3
Loyola 0-0 1-3
DISTRICT 1-1A Dist. All
Glenbrook 1-0 4-0
Homer 1-0 3-1
Ringgold 1-0 1-3
Arcadia 0-0 4-0
Haynesville 0-1 3-1
Magnolia 0-1 0-4
Plain Dealing 0-1 0-4

SBJ Week 5 Schedule

Thursday’s game

District 1-4A

Northwood at Bossier

Friday’s games

District 1-5A

Natchitoches Central at Airline

Byrd at Benton

Captain Shreve at Parkway

Southwood at Haughton

District 1-4A

BTW at North DeSoto

Evangel vs. Woodlawn, Lee Hedges Stadium

Minden vs. Huntington, Independence Stadium

District 1-1A

Haynesville at Plain Dealing


Green Oaks at Alexandria

North Caddo at West Ouachita

Mansfield at Calvary

Magnolia at Westgate

Photo by KEVIN PICKENS, Journal Sports