Over 22 Thousand Attend 2016 Battle on the Border; 2017 Dates Announced

SHREVEPORT- The Landers Dodge Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase continues to be one of the top high school football sporting events in this region.

Shreveport’s Independence Stadium saw 22,248 spectators pass through its turnstiles during the three-day event from Sept. 8-10. The Battle on the Border had an estimated economic impact of $800 thousand to $1 million on the Shreveport-Bossier City economy.

“The City of Shreveport, Landers Dodge, respective sponsors and participating teams appreciate the support from our local and regional high school football fans. We are looking forward to next year’s showcase,” said Patrick Wesley, City of Shreveport.

The 2017 Landers Dodge Battle on the Border will be held September 7-9. The three-day, six-game format will showcase some of the finest high school football teams / players in the South and nation.

Listed below are final scores from the 2016 Landers Dodge Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase:

St. Thomas More Cougars (Lafayette, LA) 31

Byrd Yellow Jackets (Shreveport, LA) 0

John Curtis Christian Patriots (River Ridge, LA) 27

West Monroe Rebels (West Monroe, LA) 13

Neville Tigers (Monroe, LA) 35

Evangel Eagles (Shreveport, LA) 16

John Tyler Lions (Tyler, TX) 41

Warren Easton Eagles (New Orleans, LA) 6

Parkway Panthers (Bossier City, LA) 69

Lufkin Panthers (Lufkin, TX) 54

IMG Academy Ascenders (Bradenton, FL) 49

Booker T. Washington Hornets (Tulsa, OK) 7