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  • Joel Rodgers

Shreveport, La — Players in Northwest Louisiana spent their summers working hard and getting ready to raid ships and dump everyone’s tea in the harbor.

We spent time as several area schools over the summer and witness al the hard work. High Schools in Northwest Louisiana working hard over the summer. Lifting weights, running sprints, running hills, and much more. Gets me so amped!

The Friday night lights illuminate plenty of interesting sights and we can’t wait to share these sights and sounds with Northwest Louisiana.

Here’s a list of upcoming local jamborees:


Thursday August 29

Woodlawn Knights vs Southwood Cowboys 

At Lee Hedges 6pm

Red River at Loyola

At Messmer Stadium 6pm



Friday August 30 Jamborees 

C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets vs Captain Shreve Gators (@Lee Hedges)

5:00pm Freshman – 6:00pm JV – 7:00pm Varsity 


Union Parish Farmers at Calvary Cavaliers 

5:30 Middle School, 6:30, JV, 7:30 Varsity


Northwood Jamboree, 6pm at Jerry Burton Stadium

Northwood Falcons vs Green Oaks Giants

Green Oaks Giants vs Huntington Raiders

Northwood Falcons vs Huntington Raiders


The DeSoto Parish Jamboree at Griffin Stadium at North DeSoto High School. 7pm.

Mansfield Wolverines vs North DeSoto Griffins

Logansport Tigers vs Mansfield Wolverines

Logansport Tigers vs North DeSoto Griffins 


North Caddo Jamboree 

At North Caddo Stadium

Booker T. Washington Lions vs North Caddo Rebels 


Bossier Parish Jamboree: 

The 66th Annual Bossier City Lions Club Football Jamboree

5:45 Benton Tigers vs Haughton Buccaneers 

7:15 Plain Dealing vs Bossier Bearkats

8:30 Parkway Panthers vs Airline Vikings


Eddie Robinson High School Football Classic

Eddie Robinson Stadium. Grambling, Louisiana.

Lincoln Prep vs Carroll

Arcadia vs Rayvllle 

Evangel vs John Ehret (9pm) 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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