Senior Spotlight #22 – Caden Rainer

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The 22nd Senior Spotlight is brought to you by the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and shines on offensive lineman Caden Rainer. Rainer, a starter at tackle, has helped pave the way for the Yellow Jackets offense to average over 300 yards per game.

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.

2020 C.E. Byrd Boys’ Swimming Team Results / Highlights

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9/15/2020-Tuesday-Dual Meet vs Caddo Magnet #1 @ LSUS Natatorium, Shreveport, LA Byrd Boys won this Meet to start the season (1-0) and average season placing of 1st. Byrd Boys’ and Girls’ teams placed 1st with the Meet’s highest Overall Combined Team Score. Cameron Bradford placed 1st in all five events he contested: 200 Y IM, 100 Y Butterfly, 100 Y …

2020 C.E. Byrd Girls’ Swimming Team Results / Highlights

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9/15/2020-Tuesday-Dual Meet vs Caddo Magnet #1 @ LSUS Natatorium, Shreveport, LA Byrd Girls won this Meet to start the season (1-0) Byrd Boys’ and Girls’ teams placed 1st with the Meet’s highest Overall Combined Team Score  Cailyn Bradford placed 1st in three events: 200 Y IM, 200 Y Medley Relay, and 200 Y Freestyle Relay Captain Lillie England placed 1st …

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 …

‘A great team win’: Byrd remains perfect against plagued Captain Shreve

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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.

Senior Spotlight #3 – Venzell Thompson

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The third Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by the U.S. Air Force and shines on fullback Venzell Thompson. In Thursday’s 35-27 win over Calvary, Thompson rushed for 35 yards and two touchdowns. He was Byrd’s leading rusher in 2019 with 705 yards on 135 carries and five touchdowns. He’s also the punter for the Jackets and averaged …

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 …

Byrd releases revised 2020 football schedule

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On Sept. 10, 2020, Byrd head football coach Mike Suggs released the Yellow Jackets’ revised football schedule. The schedule includes eight regular season games, one non-district game and seven District 1-5A games. The Jackets will also play at least one game in the LHSAA’s Division I Playoffs. A printable schedule can be found under the Football and Forms tabs. The …

Brotherly Love: Netterville details commitment to LA Tech, to team up with brother

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Cory Diaz Monroe News-Star When he admitted it Wednesday morning, Slade Netterville wasn’t sure if the disclosure would get him in trouble or not. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t. After verbally committing Friday to continue his baseball career at Louisiana Tech, Netterville texted his older brother, and current Tech junior baseball standout Steele first, before informing his parents of his …

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 …