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Byrd High School has only played one game in the playoffs, but has already reached the state semi finals.  Byrd will travel to New Orleans to play Holy Cross Friday night.  Yellow Jackets head coach Mike Suggs says it's a long trip but his team is focused on playing a very good team.

Holy Cross has just two losses and one of those was to powerhouse St. Augustine 33-30.  Since the team had a bye in week one of the playoffs, that counts as a home game.  Playing at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport last week and shutting out Archbishop Shaw 24-0 technically gave the Jackets two straight home games.  LHSAA playoff rules do not allow more than two consecutive home playoff games, which forces Byrd to the road.

Of course, if the Jackets win Friday night, they'll get another bye, then happily return to New Orleans.. for the state championship game.

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