Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight – No. 7 Mitchell Ramsey

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The sixth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 7 running back and return specialist, Mitchell Ramsey. Mitchell is a three-year starter and First-Team All-District and All-City selection from 2020. He has picked up right where he left off last year, and will lead the Jackets into district play versus Haughton on Friday. #StingEm.

Listen to Byrd Football anywhere in the world

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Byrd football has been broadcast live on AM 1130 The Tiger for over 25 years. Charlie Cavell is in his 24th season as the “Voice of the Byrd Yellow Jackets” calling the play-by-play action. Former Byrd fullback Jason Little is the color analyst, while Dr. Kirk Martinson provides sideline reports. Former Byrd offensive lineman Carlton Holland, Marc Weddleton and Chad …

Byrd scrimmages Ruston on August 20

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Get your first glimpse of the 2021 Byrd Yellow Jackets football team on Friday, Aug. 20. Byrd travels to Ruston to face the Bearcats at “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. The freshmen scrimmage begins at 5 p.m. with the junior varsity and varsity to follow.

2021 Byrd Freshmen & Junior Varsity Schedules

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2021 C.E. BYRD FRESHMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE   Scrimmage    Fri., Aug. 20        Ruston                         A         Ruston                         5 p.m. Jamboree       Fri., Aug. 27        Captain Shreve             H         Lee Hedges                   5 p.m. 1                   Mon., Aug. 30      Huntington                   H         Byrd                             5 p.m. 2                   Tue., Sep. 7         Airline                          A         Airline                          5 p.m. 3                   Mon., Sep. 13      Green Oaks                   H         Byrd                             5 p.m. 4                   Mon., Sep. 20      Haughton                     …

Byrd releases 2021 football schedule

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On June 1, 2021, Byrd head football coach Stacy Ballew released the Yellow Jackets’ 2021 football schedule. The schedule includes 10 regular season games, three non-district games and seven District 1-5A games. The Jackets will also play at least one game in the LHSAA’s Division I Playoffs. . 2021 C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets Football Schedule Date          …

Byrd Football Parent’s Meeting

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This meeting is for incoming freshman and returning junior varsity and varsity football parents. You’ll hear from new head coach Stacey Ballew as well as Booster Club President Todd Benson and many others. You have a chance to register for activities, groups and event pertaining to Byrd Football. You’ll also receive information about summer workouts, physicals as well as the …

ATTENTION ALL VARSITY AND INCOMING FRESHMEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS

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The Byrd Football summer weight program begins June 7 and runs through July 23. The weight room will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. Workouts are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you have any questions please contact head coach Stacey Ballew at seballew@caddoschools.org or (318) 364-5480

Louisiana Sports Writers Association releases Class 5A all-state team, superlatives

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Acadiana won a second consecutive Class 5A title with standout players on both sides of the ball, but defensive lineman Cameron George ranked among the best. A 6-foot-2, 240-pound senior, George was named the Class 5A Outstanding Defensive Player on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State football team. The UL commitment showed an ability to defend against the run and …

Byrd’s Carson Bruno heads to Louisiana Tech early

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0:18 2:32 Carson Bruno has put life as a Byrd student behind him and is ready to move on to the next level. When he completed midterm tests last week, Bruno was finished as a Yellow Jacket scholastically, but he gets at least one more award athletically. He was selected to the LSWA Class 5A All-State first team Sunday along with …

Byrd athletes ready to sign with colleges

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Jimmy Watson Shreveport Times The NCAA’s Early Signing Period won’t see spectacular numbers of athletes from Northwest Louisiana schools making college selections, according to responses submitted to The Times. Among the 33 area coaches responding, it appears just five area football players will sign during the early period, which runs Wednesday through Friday. Byrd, which will play for the LHSAA …

Byrd uses a ‘Little’ magic to get past John Curtis

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AD 0:15 Julie Fitzpatrick was a nervous wreck standing in the end zone at Lee Hedges Stadium Friday night in the LHSAA Division I semifinal matchup between Byrd and John Curtis. Her baby, Jason Little, was part of the biggest error of the game for the Jackets early in the fourth quarter while filling in for quarterback Lake Lambert. But …

Byrd Football thanks its assistant coaches

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Byrd Football would like to thank our assistant coaches, whose passion, time, effort, energy, dedication and investment in the lives of young men is deeply appreciated and will benefit them for years to come. #AlwaysDeepWithinOurHearts #StingEm

Special thanks to the trainers and managers

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Byrd Football would like to give special thanks to certified athletic trainer Cordarius Wayne from Willis-Knighton Sports Medicine and the staff of student trainers and managers who’ve taken great care of the Yellow Jackets throughout this incredible season. Thanks for all of your hard work!  

Senior Spotlight #25 – William Anderson

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The 25th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Shapen Toyota and shines on defensive lineman William Anderson. Anderson has recorded seven tackles, including one for loss, this season. He’s an integral part of Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense that’s allowing just 12.4 points per game.  

Senior Spotlight #24 – Carson Bruno

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The 24th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Rotolo’s Craft & Crust and shines on defensive lineman Carson Bruno. A 3-year starter, Bruno has been a standout on Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense. He’s registered 27 tackles, 4 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery on the year. Bruno has verbally committed to continue his football career at Louisiana Tech.

Ninth edition of the 2020 Byrd Football Game Notes

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The attachments contain the ninth edition of the 2020 Byrd Football Game Notes – Game No. 9 versus St. Augustine as well as the rosters for the Yellow Jackets and Purple Knights. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, the Byrd Yellow Jackets and the St. Augustine Purple Knights will clash in the quarterfinals of the LHSAA’s Division I Playoffs. The Jackets …

Senior Spotlight #21 – Dalton Dayries

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The 21st Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Deep South Equipment and shines on defensive end Dalton Dayries. A starter on Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense, Dayries has registered 13 tackles, 4 tackles-for-loss and 2 sacks on the season.

Senior Spotlight #20 – Devin Mims

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The 20th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Anti-Pest and shines on offensive lineman Devin Mims. Mims is part of a Byrd offensive line that’s paved the way for the Jackets to average over 300 yards a game, including nearly 275 rushing yards per game.

Senior Spotlight #19 – Michael Jenkins

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The 19th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Benjamin F. Edwards and shines on offensive lineman Michael Jenkins. A starter at right tackle, Jenkins’ outstanding blocking has helped the Yellow Jackets offense average over 300 yards per game.

The eighth edition of the 2020 Byrd Football Game Notes

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The eighth edition of the 2020 Byrd Football Game Notes – Game No.8 vs. Southwood Cowboys can be found below. On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Jackets and the Cowboys will square off in the 2020 regular season finale. Kickoff between the crosstown rivals is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lee Hedges Stadium. Southwood is the home team. Thanks and as …

Byrd running back earns Player of the Week (6)

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Roy Lang III Shreveport Times VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE Byrd, as usual, boasts a bevy of talent at the running back position in 2020. However, William Berry seems to make a name for himself just about every weekend. That was the case in the sixth week of action. Although he carried the ball just nine times, Berry piled up 135 rushing yards and …

Listen to Byrd Yellow Jackets Football anywhere in the world

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Byrd football is broadcast live on AM 1130 The Tiger. Charlie Cavell is in his 23rd season as the “Voice of the Byrd Yellow Jackets” calling the play-by-play action. Former Byrd defensive back Tim Brown is the color analyst, while newcomer Dr. Kirk Martinson provides sideline reports. Fans can listen to Byrd football anywhere in the world by going to www.1130thetiger.com and …

Byrd remains undefeated with dominating performance against Airline

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Byrd continues exploding across District 1-5A and accumulated a dominating victory over Airline Friday night at Independence Stadium. The Jackets rolled 49-28 after getting four touchdowns from William Berry covering 8, 11, 14 and 20 yards. Byrd (6-0) also had scores from Campbell Brown (15-yard fumble return), Venzell Thompson (3-yard run) and Mitchell Ramsey (50-yard kickoff return). The Vikings (2-2), …

Senior Spotlight #14 – Josh Courtney

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The 14th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar and shines on guard Josh Courtney. An All-District performer in 2019, Courtney is the anchor of Byrd’s line which has paved the way for the Jackets’ offense to average over 300 yards a game.

Senior Spotlight #13 – Stan Collins

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The 13th Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by Patton’s Shreveport and shines on defensive end Stan Collins. One of the unsung heroes of Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense, Collins currently ranks third on the team with 18 tackles, 3 tackles-for-loss and a half a sack.

Byrd’s Berry, Ramsey could have been ticketed for speeding past East Ascension

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Sometimes it pays to just be good rather than lucky. And the 2020 version of Byrd High football seems to be pretty good even though they got a case of the “coasties” Friday night against East Ascension in Lee Hedges Stadium. Ahead of the late-added visitors from Gonzales by three scores in the first half, the Jackets didn’t manage their …

Senior Spotlight #12 – Tahj Walden

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The 12th Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by Gateway Tire & Service Centers and shines on defensive lineman Tahj Walden. Walden is a part of Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense which is only allowing 11 points a game and 178 yards of total offense.

Senior Spotlight #11 – Luke Miletello

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The 11th Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to by the Miletello Family and shines on linebacker Luke Miletello. Through four games, Miletello is second on the team with 14 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss. He was an All-District performer in 2019.

Senior Spotlight #10 – Andrew Burak

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The 10th Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by 1st Choice Personnel and shines on linebaccker Andrew Burak. Burak has been a part of the program for four years now, and has helped the Jackets to a 4-0 record and No. 10 ranking in state.

Senior Spotlight #9 – Elijah Boer

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The ninth Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by Querbes & Nelson, and shines on tight end / deep snapper Elijah Boer. Primarily a blocker in Byrd’s run-based offense, Boer is an integral part of the offensive line. He’s also the deep snapper on punts and kicks.

Byrd shuts out Natchitoches Central 20-0 to remain undefeated

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Byrd got three second-half rushing touchdowns, including two by quarterback Lake Lambert, to get past Natchitoches Central 20-0 Friday night at NSU’s Turpin Stadium. After Venzell Thompson scored the first Jacket touchdown on a 7-yard run in the third quarter, Lambert scored from 33 yards and 1 yard away in the fourth quarter to keep Byrd undefeated at 3-0 and …

Senior Spotlight #7 – Brayden Hermes

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The seventh Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Raymond James and shines on safety / kicker Brayden Hermes. Through two games, Hermes is the Purple Swarm Defense’s leading tackler with eight tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one pass breakup and one blocked kick. He’s also a perfect 9-for-9 on PATs this season.

Punishing run game, Grieder’s three picks lift Byrd to victory vs. Haughton

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Roy Lang III Shreveport Times Byrd ran for more than 350 yards and Chris Grieder tied a school record by snagging three interceptions as the Yellow Jackets opened District 1-5A play with a 28-10 victory over Haughton on Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium. Byrd’s victory snapped the Buccaneers’ three-game win streak in the series. Grieder’s effort tied the three-pick …

Senior Spotlight #5 – Makarios “Junior” Brown

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The fifth Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by the Archer Frierson Family and shines on linebacker Makarios “Junior” Brown. In 2019, Brown led the team with 64 total tackles, including 55 solo stops. He had 13 tackles-for-loss for 49 yards, which was a career-high, and put him tied for 10th on the single-season leaders list. He recently …

Senior Spotlight #4 – Chris Grieder

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The fourth Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by Corner Collection on Line and shines on defensive back Chris Grieder. In 2019, he had 25 tackles and two interceptions. He had a solo tackle and a pass break up in Byrd’s 35-27 season opening win over Calvary.

Byrd-Calvary contest offers up just what the doctor ordered

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Jimmy Watson Shreveport Times It’s been a long time coming but we finally had live football action in Shreveport-Bossier City on Thursday night when Byrd and Calvary met in their annual clash of the titans at Lee Hedges. The sigh of relief was palpable for two teams that made it to their first contest of 2020 without COVID-19 rearing its …

Countdown to kickoff: Byrd seeks error elimination in early going

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Jimmy Watson Shreveport Times (Editor’s note: The high school football season in northwest Louisiana will launch Oct. 1 with the regular season slated to end Nov. 20. Today, The Times takes a look at Byrd in our countdown to kickoff.) A quick start and eliminating mistakes in the early going are something the Byrd football team must do when the …

All-Decade Byrd Football Team announced

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SHREVEPORT, La. – In the decade from 2010 through 2019, the C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets enjoyed a tremendous amount of prosperity on the gridiron. In those 10 seasons, the Yellow Jackets posted seven winning seasons, four double-digit win seasons, captured four District 1-5A titles, made 10 consecutive playoff appearances, had two undefeated regular seasons, garnered a No. 1 ranking, appeared …