Sunday, September 18, 2011

week 3 football in the books

The third week of the football season is done with no real big surprises as I think most everybody knows who is pretty good and Not! There were some not so pretty games which we pretty much knew would happen.
Byrd sits atop the local scene but some undefeateds like Haughton and Parkway in 1-5A and Northwood in 1-4A are calling for some attention. Look for the Yellow Jackets to move up a tad in the polls after beating Fair Park 63-8. Haughton layed the wood to Minden 34-7 and Parkway took it to Lakeside 54-12. Evangel (1-2) picked up its first win in beating Barbe 31-16. The Eagles learned a thing or two in playing out-of-state teams the first two games and will be hard pressed to be beat from here on.
Usually scoring 48 points is enough to garner a victory. But as Calvary found out on Friday, that isn't always the case. Facing a ranked Class 5A opponent for the second week in a row, the Cavaliers found the going tough again. Although they finally got their offense going they had no answer to stopping the Bears in a 69-48 loss. Quarterback Nik McCarty passed for a city record 569 yards and six touchdowns and Brandon Wilson caught 12 passes for 183 yards and three TDs receiving and one rushing. Carencro amassed over 500 yards on the ground and got a defensive touchdown in all of it.
In the big area rivalry game Haynesville disposed of Homer 50-26. The Golden Tornado ran for 413 yards but used a blocked punt to shift the momentum into their favor in the third quarter after only leading by 14-8 at the half. Haynesville is now 3-0 and has a huge test this week when it hosts Cedar Creek.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blah week

It is a blah week after last weekend's Battle on the Border. That is the one negative to having such a great event to go to. It is hard to follow up with anything any better until it gets later in the season and teams are playing district games and fighting for playoff berths. The biggest and by far best game in the Shreveport-Bossier area in week 3 is the Barbe at Evangel game. Fair Park plays host to Byrd at Lee Hedges Stadium in the oldest series in Shreveport but it won't be much of a game. FP coach Mike Greene is making some progress with the Indians but he doesn't have the horses or depth. Coach Greene might be the only one around these parts that can put an athlete on the field faster than Richard Carthon in Justin Fortson but that is about it for FP. Captain Shreve goes to Independence Stadium to play Huntington in a rematch of the jamboree in which the Gators outscored the Raiders 24-14. Green Oaks at Northwood could be interesting. The Giants have a few athletes but too few players will once again prove to be their undoing in facing a deeper Falcon squad.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Football is Here!

Well the first full night of real high school football is here. It will be a full night after last night's big game that had Byrd toppling top ranked West Monroe 30-23.
Tonight will have Natchitoches Central coming to Shreveport to face Calvary, Green Oaks visiting Captain Shreve at Lee Hedges Stadium, Bossier is at Airline, Woodlawn at Haughton, Alexandria at Parkway, Southwood at Notre Dame. Also, Fair Park is at Booker T. Washington, North Caddo at Northwood, Huntington at Marshall, Texas, Delhi Charter at Loyola and Evangel travels to take on Tulsa Union in Oklahoma.
It is still hot out so be sure and take some water with you and stay hydrated while at the game. It is too easy to fall out from heat exhaustion if you aren't used to being out in it all summer.