Local high school football teams will finally get a chance to hit somebody other than a teammate on Thursday, the first day LHSAA schools are allowed to scrimmage against other teams.
Benton, Haughton, Northwood, Parkway and Bossier will all host area teams Thursday. Benton will entertain Minden, North DeSoto will go to Haughton, Northwood will host Captain Shreve, Parkway takes on Ouachita and Bossier and Red River mix it up. Evangel will be on the road to Sterlington and Calvary travels to Ruston to face Ouachita Christian.
Friday’s lineup has Airline and Huntington playing at Independence Stadium, Loyola hosting Haynesville, Plain Dealing coming to Magnolia Charter, Wodlawn faces Green Oaks and North Caddo welcomes Lakeview and Southwood to Vivian. Byrd travels to Ruston and BTW to Jonesboro-Hodge.
Coaches use scrimmages to evaluate players at different positions to get a better idea of where they may be more effective in their scheme.
This week’s prep football scrimmages
Thursday, Aug. 17
Evangel at Sterlington, 6 p.m.
Minden at Benton, 6 p.m.
North DeSoto at Haughton, 6 p.m.
Captain Shreve at Northwood, 7 p.m.
Ouachita at Parkway, 6 p.m.
Red River at Bossier, TBA
Calvary vs. Ouachita Christian, at Ruston, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18
Airline vs. Huntington, Indy
BTW at Jonesboro-Hodge, 6 p.m.
Byrd at Ruston, 6 p.m.
Green Oaks vs. Woodlawn
Haynesville at Loyola, 6 p.m.
Plain Dealing at Magnolia Charter, 6 p.m.
Lakeview/Southwood at North Caddo, 6:30 p.m.