All local LHSAA teams are in the playoffs

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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All four LHSAA football teams in Washington Parish have made the playoffs.

Every local school is non select.

Bogalusa has a bye and Franklinton, Pine and Varnado will play their bi-district round games on Friday.

Bogalusa went 8-1 this season and is the No. 2 seed in Division III. The Lumberjacks were 0.01 power points away from the top seed, as Many is the top seed at 9-0. Bogalusa will hodt either No. 15 Jewel Sumner (5-5) or No. 18 Berwick (6-4).

Pine, who is the eighth-seeded team in Division III, is the only local team playing at home this week after a 6-3 regular season. Pine is facing No. 25 Westlake (5-5). The winner will go against either ninth-seeded Rosepine (8-2) or No. 24 Red River (3-7).

Franklinton went 5-5 this season and is the 20th seed in Division II. Franklinton will travel to No. 13 Cecilia (7-3). The winner will play against fourth-seeded North DeSoto (9-1).

In Division IV, Varnado is the 24th-seeded team after a 3-7 year and will play against No. 9 Welsh (8-1). The winner will play against either eighth-seeded Oak Grove (7-3) or No. 25 Centerville (4-6).

The four local LHSAA teams, coupled with the two MAIS teams reaching the playoffs, means that every football team from Washington Parish made the postseason this year.