Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

No. 4 Byrd meets No. 2 Parkway in a finesse vs. physical matchup

BOSSIER CITY, La - It's the high school game of the year in Northwest Louisiana.

No. 2 Parkway welcomes No. 4 Byrd in a matchup of identical records and contrasting styles.

Both teams are undefeated at 6-0, but that's where the similarities end.

Parkway is speared by a pick-your-poison offensive attack led by quarterback Brandon Harris. The LSU commit has tossed  thrown for 1,689 yards and 19 touchdowns, adding seven more TD's on the ground.

Harris has a holster full of offensive weapons, led by Louisiana Tech commit Broderick Jefferson. The wide receiver leads the Panthers with 19 receptions for 583 yards and three touchdowns. Running alongside Jefferson is the Swiss army knife wideout/running back Demetrius McAtee, who has racked up 295 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, adding 203 yards and four touchdowns through the air.

Through six games of the season, no one has been able to spell Parkway's offensive attack, the Panthers are averaging 55 points per game, but Byrd's defense could be the antidote.

The Yellowjackets are allowing just 16 points per game, but most of those points were yielded in the final quarter, when the Jackets backups were in the game.

Head coach Mike Suggs' teams are known for their physical brand of football. His defense has made life uncomfortable for quarterbacks in 2013, racking up 17 sacks. Those sacks have translated to turnovers in the secondary. Byrd's pounced on 8 interceptions through the first seven contests.

The Jackets defense is led by defensive end Chandler Nance. The senior leads the teams with six sacks and is second in total tackles with 24.

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