Parkway has taken over as the new No. 1 in the Shreveport Bossier Journal Top 10 football poll.
Ranked second, the Panthers beat then-No. 3 Captain Shreve 25-13 last Thursday while Byrd, the previous No. 1, fell hard to Benton 63-28. The Yellow Jackets, who have a win over Shreve, slipped just one spot to No. 2 while Benton made the biggest jump from No. 8 to No. 3 after the eye-opening upset.
As a result of its loss to Parkway, Captain Shreve dropped one spot to No. 4. Surging Airline remained at No. 5 after its first shutout of the season, a 46-0 defeat of Natchitoches Central that the Vikings led 39-0 at halftime.
Despite lopsided wins Calvary, Huntington and Haughton all fell victim to the reshuffling. Calvary dropped two spots to No. 6 after a 52-6 defeat of Mansfield. Huntington dipped one spot to No. 7 after a 60-27 win over Minden and Haughton faded at No. 8 after beating Southwood 37-24.
Northwood remained at No. 9 after defeating Bossier 48-12. North Caddo moved back into the Top 10 at No. 10 with its 28-27 defeat of previously unbeaten Class 5A West Ouachita.
The Shreveport-Bossier Journal sports staff votes on the local top 10 each week.
|SBJ Top 10|
|1. Parkway (7)||5-0||70||2|
|4. Captain Shreve||3-2||45||3|
|10. North Caddo||4-1||11||NR|
|Receiving votes: Evangel 5.|
Benton and Huntington remain atop the against-the-spread (ATS) standings halfway through the season. The Tigers pulled off the biggest upset of the season as they took Byrd to the woodshed as 23.5-point underdogs.
There are still two teams, BTW and Plain Dealing, that have yet to cover a spread this season. Those teams are getting 94 combined points this week. Maybe it’s time.
The spreads continue to be pretty amazing. The favorites are 63-8 on the season and 36-35 against the number. Insanely solid lines! Let’s keep it up as we start the second half.
WEEK 6 LANG’S LINES
Captain Shreve -6.5 vs. Airline
Parkway -34.5 at Southwood
Loyola -27.5 at Green Oaks
Benton -39.5 at Natchitoches
Byrd -7.5 vs. Haughton
Huntington -45.5 BTW
Northwood -13.5 vs. Evangel
North DeSoto -39.5 at Woodlawn
Minden -18.5 vs. Bossier
Calvary -17.5 at North Caddo
Homer -48.5 at Plain Dealing
Glenbrook -54.5 at Magnolia
By the numbers
Favorites: 12-1 straight up in Week 5 (63-8 on season); 10-3 vs. spread in Week 4 (36-35) on season)
Local standings vs. SBJ spread
Benton 4-1, Huntington 4-1, Magnolia Charter 3-2, North Caddo 3-2, Airline 3-2, Calvary 3-2, Evangel 3-2, Parkway 3-2, Captain Shreve 2-3, Green Oaks 2-3, Woodlawn 2-3, Northwood 2-3, Southwood 2-3, Bossier 1-4, Byrd 1-4, Haughton 1-4, Loyola 1-3, BTW 0-5, Plain Dealing 0-5
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