Airline goes from unranked to No. 5 in SBJ poll

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The top four spots in the Shreveport-Bossier Journal Top 10 football poll remained unchanged, with Captain Shreve treading water despite losing the District 1-5A showdown with Byrd,  but Airline broke through and went from not receiving a vote to No. 5 after its wild 75-59 defeat of then No. 5 Benton.

Huntington replaced Northwood at No. 6 after its come-from-behind win over the Falcons. The Raiders had been ranked No. 9. Northwood and Evangel tied for ninth with 15 votes.

Below this week’s SBJ Top 10 are Lang’s Lines, set by Roy Lang III to provoke some fun discussion around every game involving a local prep team.

SBJ   Top 10
School (1st) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Byrd (6) 4-0 69 1
2. Parkway (1) 4-0 63 2
3. Captain Shreve 3-1 56 3
4. Calvary 2-2 46 4
5. Airline 1-3 33 NR
6. Huntington 2-2 29 9
7. Haughton 2-2 24 8
8. Benton 1-3 22 5
9. Evangel 2-2 15 10
Tie, Northwood 2-2 15 6
Receiving votes: North Caddo (3-1) 13.    

Lang’s Lines

There are no longer any teams undefeated vs. the spread. Huntington and North Caddo are among a quartet atop the standings at 3-1. Huntington and Airline pulled off victories as big underdogs in Week 4. This week’s lines are … huge! Shreve-Parkway the best game by far, according to our numbers.

WEEK 5

Northwood -29.5 at Bossier 

Airline -18.5 vs. Natchitoches Central

Byrd -23.5 at Benton

Parkway -1.5 vs. Captain Shreve

Haughton -29.5 vs. Southwood

North DeSoto -33.5 vs. BTW

Evangel -25.5 vs. Woodlawn

Huntington -29.5 vs. Minden

Haynesville -46.5 at Plain Dealing

Alexandria -51.5 vs. Green Oaks

North Caddo -4.5 at West Ouachita

Calvary -32.5 vs. Mansfield

Westgate -52.5 vs. Magnolia

By the numbers

Favorites: 11-2 straight up in Week 4 (51-7 on season); 4-9 vs. spread in Week 4 (26-32 on season)

Local standings vs. SBJ spread

Benton 3-1, Huntington 3-1, Magnolia Charter 3-1, North Caddo 3-1, Airline 2-2, Calvary 2-2, Captain Shreve 2-2, Evangel 2-2, Green Oaks 2-2, Parkway 2-2, Woodlawn 2-2, Bossier 1-3, Byrd 1-3, Haughton 1-3, Loyola 1-3, Northwood 1-3, Southwood 1-3, BTW 0-4, Plain Dealing 0-4

Contact Roy at roylangiii@yahoo.com  or via twitter @Roylangiii.