SHREVEPORT – The City of Shreveport will host a press conference for the 2021 Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase at 10 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the club level of Independence Stadium.
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, local dignitaries, high school officials, media, sponsors and football fans will have an opportunity to hear participating coaches speak about their respective teams as well as their Battle on the Border opponents. The press conference will be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gridironbattle.
Battle on the Border X features local, state and regional powerhouse high school football programs. The Battle on the Border consists of four games over two days, providing a slate of weekend games for high school football fans.
2021 Battle on the Border X High School Football Showcase Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
Tioga HS Indians (Tioga, La.) vs. C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets (Shreveport, La.) – 5:30 p.m.
Woodlawn HS Knights (Shreveport, La.) vs. Southwood HS Cowboys (Shreveport, La.) – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
Oxford HS Chargers (Oxford, Miss.) vs. Ruston HS Bearcats (Ruston, La.) – 3 p.m.
Leesville HS Wampus Cats (Leesville, La.) vs. Captain Shreve HS Gators (Shreveport, La.) – 7 p.m.
Due to damage as well as uncertainty in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the John Curtis Christian Patriots have cancelled their appearance in the 2021 Battle on the Border. The Ruston High School Bearcats have agreed to replace the Patriots.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in south Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida,” said Joe Mero, Assistant Director of Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation. “John Curtis has been a loyal participant in the Battle on the Border for years and we hate to see the Patriots have to pull out of the showcase, but completely understand that football is not their priority right now. Ruston had an open date in week two, so I spoke to coach Jerrod Baugh and he agreed to bring the Bearcats to Shreveport. I’m grateful to Ruston and coach Baugh for taking this game on such short notice.”
The Bearcats were originally slated to play the Archbishop Rummel Raiders in week two, but Rummel, which is in Metairie, La., was also affected by the hurricane.
Tickets for the Battle on the Border X start at $10 for advanced general admission, and one ticket is good for all four showcase games. For more information about Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase, visit www.thebattleontheborder.com.