Airline rise continues in SBJ Top 10 poll; Lang’s Lines set

JOURNAL STAFF

Unbeaten Parkway continues to lead the Shreveport-Bossier Journal Top 10 poll and Airline’s third straight win has it rising up from No. 5 to No. 2.

The Vikings’ convincing 42-14 defeat of Captain Shreve, which has been as high as No. 2 and spent most of the season at No. 3, has Airline (3-3 overall) tied at the top of District 1-5A with Parkway at 3-0.

Three other schools moved up but none as much as Haughton. The Bucs went from No. 8 to No. 4 after their 23-14 win over Byrd. The Yellow Jackets had been the poll leader up until last week’s loss to Benton. Calvary and Northwood both moved up one spot. The Cavs are now tied with Byrd at No. 5 and the Falcons are tied with Captain Shreve at No. 8. 

Benton stays at No. 3 after a big win in Natchitoches over the NCHS Chiefs.  Huntington remains at No. 7 after a shutout win over BTW. Evangel moves into the poll at No. 10 despite a one-point loss to Northwood.

The Shreveport-Bossier Journal sports staff votes on the local top 10 each week.

SBJ   Top 10
School (1st) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Parkway (7) 6-0 70 1
2. Airline 3-3 62 5
3. Benton 3-3 54 3
4. Haughton 4-2 50 8
5. Byrd 4-2 37 2
tie. Calvary 4-2 37 6
7. Huntington 4-2 28 7
8. Captain Shreve 3-3 19 4
tie. Northwood 4-2 19 9
10. Evangel 3-3 8 NR
Receiving votes: North Caddo 1.  

Lang’s Lines

Benton is alone of the top of the ATS standings, but shout out to BTW, who claimed its first ATS victory of the season. Four games with one-score spreads, including a couple of massive District 1-5A contests, highlight the Week 7 slate.

WEEK 7 LINES

Airline -6.5 vs. Haughton

Huntington -40.5 vs. Woodlawn

Bossier -5.5 vs. BTW

Captain Shreve -27.5 vs. Natchitoches

Benton -50.5 at Southwood

North DeSoto -13.5 vs. Evangel

Northwood -16.5 vs. Minden

North Caddo -27.5 vs. Lakeside

Calvary -42.5 vs. Green Oaks

Loyola -4.5 vs. D’Arbonne Woods

Magnolia -17.5 vs. Plain Dealing

Parkway -6.5 vs. Byrd 

By the numbers

Favorites: 10-2 straight up in Week 6 (73-10 on season); 6-6 vs. spread in Week 6 (42-41 on season) 

Local standings vs. SBJ spread

Benton 5-1, Huntington 4-2, Magnolia Charter 4-2, Airline 4-2, Calvary 4-2, Evangel 4-2, Parkway 4-2, North Caddo 3-3, Green Oaks 3-3, Captain Shreve 2-4, Woodlawn 2-4, Northwood 2-4, Southwood 2-4, Haughton 2-4, Bossier 1-5, Byrd 1-5, Loyola 1-4, BTW 1-5, Plain Dealing 0-6.

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