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Not exactly open arms: District 1-4A prepares for inclusion of private school powerhouse

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By Aaron S. Lee

Special to the Press-Herald

The recent announcement that Shreveport’s Evangel Christian Academy would drop to class 4A is a worse-case scenario for manyLouisiana High School Athletic Association football-playing schools — especially those in District 1.

Known more for competitive play within its ranks rather than fielding state championship-quality teams, the inclusion of the Eagles, which has accumulated 14 state football titles in school history, could spell doom to its soon-to-be district rivals — minus Benton which is heading in the opposite direction next season when it reportedly moves to 5A.

Evangel (6-3, 6-0) is

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