Football Playoffs Are Under Way

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High School football fans are excited. Both high schools in the parish are in the playoffs. Riverdale Academy won its first playoff game last Friday. Red River High begins playoffs this coming Friday.

Both of the high school teams have winning district records, which earned them a spot in the playoffs. Red River High School and Riverdale Academy will both be the host team and enjoy home field advantage.

Red River is beginning the playoff season. They will host North Caddo at 7:00 pm Friday night. Last week’s game was on Thursday night. There was a full moon as the Bulldogs took the field. The crowd was enthusiastic and stood for every kick-off all game long.

It was “Senior Night.” Prior to the start to the game each senior on the team was introduced accompanied by family friends and others. Red River concluded their season last Thursday night at home by trouncing Holy Savior Menard 46 to 0.

There was plenty of excitement in the air the next night at Riverdale. The stadium was full of Rebel fans anxiously awaiting the start of their first playoff game. Riverdale scored first and last in defeating North Sunflower Academy 14 to 12. For the first time in school history, Riverdale won their district 7 and 0. With one playoff victory under their belt, Riverdale will host Briarfield Academy from Lake Providence on Friday night at 7:00 pm.

Here is a note from Riverdale’s Facebook page about Friday night:
“Friday is White Out Night!!! Everyone wear white and help us white out the stands. We want to see the stands full of Riverdale Rebel Fans!! Kickoff is 7:00 p.m Friday, November 10. The Riverdale Rebels will be playing the Briarfield Academy Rebels in the semifinal game. We hope to see you all there!”

Journal Sports will provide live coverage of both games beginning about 6:45 Friday, November 10th. Kickoff is 7:00 pm. There will be two team logos on The Journal’s website and social media page You may click on the team logo of the game you wish to hear. Note that the stream will be active several minutes before scheduled airtime. At other times you may get a “file not found” message. That just means that the stream is not active at that time.

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