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Local boys basketball teams start playoff runs on Friday

Three local boys basketball teams have reached the playoffs.

Bogalusa, Mt. Hermon School and Varnado have all reached the postseason.

Mt. Hermon School is the only local team hosting a bi-district round game. The 13th-seeded Yellow Jackets are going against No. 20 Florien in the bi-district round of the Class B playoffs on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Mt. Hermon is 11-12, while Florien is 10-19. The winner plays against fourth-seeded and defending Class B state champion Doyline (13-0).

Bogalusa and Varnado are on the road for their postseason openers.

Bogalusa made the Class 3A playoffs as the No. 32 seed. The Lumberjacks will play against top-seeded Madison Prep, which reached the semifinals last year. Bogalusa has a 9-11 record, while Madison Prep is 19-3. The winner goes against either No. 16 Jennings (9-7) or 17th-seeded Mansfield (11-9).

Varnado reached the Class 2A postseason as the 28th-seeded team. The Wildcats will go against fifth-seeded Franklin. Varnado has a 9-7 mark, while Franklin is 24-4. The winner takes on either 12th-seeded West St. Mary (15-9) or No. 21 Capitol (11-12).