Ready for some (playoff) football?
The pairings show exactly what we thought through much of the season. The area was strongest in Classes 1A and 4A.
Byrd was the only city school to make the playoffs in Class 5A. The Jackets don't figure to last longer than a game though with a trip to John Ehret in the first round.
Shreveport-Bossier City is well represented in Class 4A with Haughton, Captain Shreve, Parkway and Bossier all making the field. Minden, an area team, is the No. 1 overall seed.
BTW is the highest-seeded local team in 3A. But the Lions were done no favors drawing a matchup with defending state champion Redemptorist of Baton Rouge. Benton is on the road in the first round against West Feliciana.
In Class 2A, one area team is sure to advance with Red River playing at Springhill. Homer is at home against Fisher.
Then in 1A, Evangel and Calvary have home games, as does Cedar Creek. Area teams Plain Dealing, Logansport and Haynesville are all on the road.
It should be a lot of fun.