Posted On: 02/26/19 10:31 AM

The Road to Marsh Madness saw some twist and turns during the first round on Friday. While most of the teams from north Louisiana who were expected to win did, there were still some first round casualities. As we move into the second round (or round of 16), we will look at the northern teams still in the fray. If things hold true within the brackets, there will be a large contingent of north Louisiana schools in the quarterfinals.

5A - 3A schools 

Even though the larger classifications usually have the smallest numbers of northern schools, four or more schools made it to the second round in each top classification.  In class 5A, four schools made it to the 2nd round.  Unfortunately, all four of them play one another.  On Tuesday, #8 Southwood (the lone 1-5A school remaining) will host # 9 Natchitoches Central for the 2nd time this season.  They both won on each other's floor so this winner-take-all contest should be very interesting.  Meanwhile, down I-20 east, #18 West Monroe will play district foe #2 Ouachita.  The Lions won both in-season match-ups handily.  This one probably will be no different.  In each contest, guard/wing play will be at

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