It wasn’t just the Saints who went marching in to the Superdome for their last pre-season football game of the year last Thursday, August 28. West Baton Rouge Parish’s Westside Bulldogs and the Brusly Panthers youth football teams sent their “A” teams to experience what, for many, was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play football in the Dome.
The wait is over.
The stadiums will fill amid high energy and bright lights when high school football resumes this week throughout the state.
Jamboree action comprises the schedules for both local teams.
Port Allen kicks off its season tonight (Thursday) when the Pelicans entertain Albany in junior varsity and varsity action in the Placid Oil Refinery Jamboree at Guy Otwell Stadium.
Although the official score isn’t kept and stats aren’t recorded, Brusly High School football head coach Erik Willis said that he was impressed with the performance of his Panthers as they scrimmaged against the Broadmoor Buccaneers last Thursday night.
Brusly Middle School physical education coaches Emily Naquin and Chris Cummings are focused on making sure that their students leave the gym this year with lessons that will apply to their entire lives.
Naquin, who coaches girls basketball, volleyball, and track at the middle school, as well as serves as the assistant basketball coach at Brusly High School, said she wants students to not only be healthy on the outside, but also feel good internally.