Ranked teams dot local Week 3 schedule

PLOWING FORWARD: Calvary quarterback Abram Wardell runs for yardage as Captain Shreve defensive back Jamarcea Plater makes the tackle on the sideline. The Cavs will be back at Independence Stadium Thursday to face Byrd. (Journal photo by KEVIN PICKENS)


The top-ranked and third ranked teams in Class 2A along with four ranked squads in Class 4A are involved among the local games on this week’s schedule, Week 3 of the LHSAA football season. 

Calvary Baptist, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 2A, will take on another Class 5A opponent this Thursday when it visits Independence Stadium to face Byrd. 

The Cavaliers (2-0) last defeated the Yellow Jackets (0-2) in 2019 on their way to a 10-0 regular season and state quarterfinalist. 

Benton (1-1) hopes to get back on track when it hosts the No. 3 team Class 2A, Newman (2-0) from New Orleans. The Greenies defeated Class 5A Hahnville the first week of the season. Last season, Newman – led by senior quarterback Arch Manning — rallied from 18 points down at halftime and claimed a 54-52 showdown with Benton in the Crescent City. 

Evangel (1-1), the 10th-ranked team in Class 4A, will travel to play No. 5 Westgate (2-0). The Tigers fell in last year’s playoffs in the semifinals of Non-Select Division I to eventual state champion Destrehan. Westgate won last year’s game with the Eagles, 37-21, played at Bossier’s Memorial Stadium due to renovations at Rodney Duron Field. 

North DeSoto (1-1), the No. 6 team in 4A, will play Loyola (0-2) at Messmer Stadium. 

Undefeated Huntington (2-0) is on the road to Monroe to face Neville (2-0) the No. 4 ranked team in 4A. 

Saturday’s game will not have a ranked team but is always one of the most anticipated game of the season, the “Soul Bowl” between Booker T. Washington (1-1) and Green Oaks (1-1). The game is set for 5 p.m. on the newly-turfed Leonard C. Barnes Stadium on the BTW campus. 



Calvary (2-0) vs. Byrd (0-2), Independence Stadium 

Newman (2-0) at Benton (1-1) 



Union Parish (1-1) vs. Captain Shreve (1-1), Independence Stadium 

Northwood (0-2) at Airline (2-0) 

Bossier (1-1) at Parkway (2-0), Preston Crownover Stadium 

North DeSoto (1-1) at Loyola (0-2), Messmer Stadium 

Many (1-1) at Haughton (2-0), Harold Harlan Stadium 

Southwood (0-2) at Carroll (2-0) 

Natchitoches Central (1-1) at Alexandria (0-2)

Woodlawn (1-1) at Red River (0-2) 

Huntington (2-0) at Neville (2-0), Bill Ruple Stadium 

Bolton (0-2) at North Caddo (0-2), Sanders-Prudhomme Stadium 

Evangel (1-1) at Westgate (2-0) 

East Iberville (0-2) at Magnolia Charter (0-2) 

Lakeside (1-1) at Plain Dealing (0-2) 



Green Oaks (1-1) at BTW (1-1), Leonard C. Barnes Stadium