- Joel Rodgers
Shreveport, La (Quarterback City, USA) — Byrd Head Coach Mike Suggs will lead his jackets into the Battle on the Border against West Monroe September 13 at 5:30.
Coach Suggs talks about West Monroe, Byrd’s week 1 loss to Brother Martin, senior quarterback Cameron Felt, and a little more.
Byrd is the only team to compete in the battle all nine years, that’s really cool.
The 2019 Landers Dodge Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase is gonna be a lot of fun. Tickets for the Battle on the Border start at $10 for advanced general admission, and one ticket is good for all five showcase games.
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The 10 participating teams reads like a Who’s Who of high school football programs spanning across five southern states. Organizers are pumped, as they should be.
“We are excited about this year’s awesome lineup; bringing local, regional and national matchups to this great high school sporting event. We look forward to another exciting weekend of high school football,” said Patrick Wesley, Assistant Director of Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation.
2019 Landers Dodge Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
West Monroe Rebels (West Monroe, La.) vs. C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets (Shreveport, La.) – 5:30 p.m.
In the first game of BOTB IX, it’s a matchup of old rivals when the West Monroe Rebels clash with the Byrd Yellow Jackets. The Rebels posted an impressive 14-1 record in 2018, with their only blemish coming in a 27-24 loss to the Zachary Broncos in the LHSAA Class 5A State Championship. West Monroe had shut out its first four playoff opponents en route to the appearance in the championship game. In 2018, the Byrd Yellow Jackets returned to their winning ways of the past. The Yellow Jackets went 7-3 in 2018, losing to the Evangel Eagles in the second round. Byrd coach Mike Suggs, the dean of area coaches, will be in his 22nd season as the Yellow Jackets’ head man.