By Jimmy Watson, The Shreveport Times
No question moving Captain Shreve’s home game against Byrd from Lee Hedges to Independence Stadium Thursday night was a smart decision.
With the way things have gone this fall, giving everyone who wanted to attend the annual grudge match between two schools, which have an exaggerated love-hate relationship, the chance to do so created an Independence Bowl-type atmosphere for the folks in attendance.
What they were treated to was some excellent marching band work by the Gators along with showtime halftime performance by Shreve’s Highline dance troupe. Oh, yeah, and there was a pretty interesting football game that kept everyone on the edge of their seat until late in the fourth quarter when the Jackets edged away.
Ultimately, Byrd won 28-7 but it didn’t come easy as few things do in this COVID-19 climate, so the Jackets (7-0) remain perfect in a remarkable season.