* – District 1-5A games ** – Division I Playoffs
Congratulation to the Byrd Football players – Caleb Aillet, Brooks Brossette, Isaiah Ford, Mitchell Ramsey, John Jordan and Michael Hamauei on being selected to The Times All-City Team for 2021. #stingem
The 23rd Raising Cane’s PLAYOFF EDITION Senior Spotlight is No. 92 defensive tackle, Jerquarrius Myles. Myles is a member of the 2021 All Academic Football Team. Jerquarrius and the defense is ready to defend our turf and keep the Brother Martin Crusaders out of the end zone. Quarterfinal showdown this Friday at 7pm! #StingEm
The 22nd Raising Cane’s PLAYOFF EDITION Senior Spotlight is No. 88 starting tight end, Patrick Snead. Patrick has been vital to Byrd’s dynamic offense and district championship. Patrick and the Byrd Yellow Jackets faces Bro. Martin in the playoff quarterfinals this Friday at 7pm at Lee Hedges! #StingEm
The twenty-first Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 76 starting center, Caleb Aillet. Caleb anchors the middle of the offense, and was also just named to the composite all-academic state team. Come cheer on Caleb and the other seniors at Senior Night tonight vs Southwood at Lee Hedges! #StingEm
The twentieth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 43 linebacker and special teamer, Jacoby Smith. Jacoby will be honored this Thursday as Byrd looks to secure a district championship against Southwood at Lee Hedges. Congratulations Jacoby and team! #StingEm
The nineteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 67 offensive lineman, Wyatt McCollum. Wyatt is the starting right tackle, and has led with his voice and his effort all season. Wyatt and his line crew are laying it down tonight vs the cross-town rival Gators. #StingEm
The eighteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 60 offensive lineman, Guy Stone. Guy is a versatile blocker and plays left and right tackle, opening the running lanes for the Jacket’s potent running attack. Come cheer on Guy as he does it again this Thursday vs the rival Gators! #StingEm
The seventeeth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 58 linebacker and special teamer, Caden Wibben. Caden’s senior leadership will be on display this Thursday at the “Backyard Brawl”, when Byrd battles the Capt. Shreve Gators. Come cheer him on at 7 pm at Lee Hedges! #StingEm
The sixteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 51 offensive lineman, Dakota Clark. Dakota is part of an offensive unit that has opened gaps for 933 yards rushing in the last two games. Be there tonight at 7 to cheer on Dakota and the Jackets at Airline. #StingEm
The fifteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 36 defensive lineman, JaMichael Davis. JaMichael and his defensive line crew will be wreaking havoc on the Airline Vikings offense this Friday at Airline High School! #StingEm
The fourteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 35 linebacker, Anthony Sollazzo. Anthony and his linebacker group have held opponents to 15 points per game in 2021! Come support Anthony and the Jackets this Friday when they visit the Airline Vikings. #StingEm
The thirteenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 31 defensive back, Craig Carlson. Craig is part of a senior laden defensive backfield and is an integral part of the team’s success. Come cheer Craig and the Jackets to victory on Thursday vs Benton at Lee Hedges. #StingEm
The twelfth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 24 defensive lineman, Paul Stephens. Paul moved from offense to defense this year and brings senior leadership to the unit. Paul and the Yellow Jackets host the Benton Tigers Thursday at Lee Hedges. #StingEm
The tenth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 20 Kicker, Michael Hamauei. Michael has been named special teams POTW for multiple games. He and the Jackets travel to Bossier this Thursday at 7 pm to face District rival, Parkway Panthers. #StingEm
The ninth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 19 Wide Receiver/Cornerback Reed Sepulvado. Reed is a versatile player that sees time at all three phases, and will take the field with the Jackets tonight at 7 pm @ Lee Hedges for the Homecoming tilt with Nat. Central. #StingEm
The eighth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 10 Wide Receiver/Quarterback Logan Pons. Pons was the Offensive POTG versus Haughton, and is a key piece to the Yellow Jackets’ 4-0 start and first district win for 2021. #StingEm
The seventh Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 8 cornerback Ja’Kerryon LaCour, who is part of a senior laden defensive backfield for the Purple Swarm. Come cheer on Ja’Kerryon and the Jackets as they travel east to battle the Haughton Buccaneers this Friday at 7pm. #StingEm.
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.
The fifth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 6 safety, Ryan Todd. Ryan is one of 4 seniors in the Purple Swarm defensive backfield. Come cheer on Ryan and the Jackets as they play the Maumelle Hornets at 7 Thursday at Lee Hedges. #StingEm
The fourth Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 5 fullback Jacob McClure. Jacob is soon returning from injury, and will make an immediate impact to the team! Come cheer on Jacob and the Jackets as they play Maumelle AR Hornets at 7 at Lee Hedges. #StingEm #raisingcanes
The third Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight is No. 4 cornerback Tyler Poland, who is part of a senior laden defensive backfield for the Purple Swarm Defense. #StingEm #RaisingCanes
The second 2021 Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight shines on linebacker Sawyer Benson. Come support Sawyer and the Yellow Jackets as they take on the Tioga Indians at Independence Stadium this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Battle on the Border X. #StingEm #OneLove #RaisingCanes
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 …
The first 2021 Raising Cane’s Senior Spotlight shines on defensive tackle Jack Partington. Come support Jack and the Yellow Jackets as they take on the Huntington Raiders at Independence Stadium this Thursday at 7 pm. #StingEm #OneLove #RaisingCanes
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 2021 CADDO PARISH FOOTBALL JAMBOREE C.E. BYRD VS. CAPTAIN SHREVE (FRESHMEN, JV & VARSITY) Each school keeps 100% of all ticket presales so please select the correct ticket on the ticket page. (LINK BELOW) Presale Tickets $8.00 (available until 8/26 at midnight) Game Day Ticket: $10.00 (available beginning 8/27) Children 5 and under- FREE Byrd vs. Captain Shreve …
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 …
MANDATORY FOOTBALL PARENT’S MEETING There’s a mandatory Byrd Football Parent’s Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.
FamilyID – Athlete Registration We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com). FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and streamlines the annual registration process for your student athlete with the LHSAA. After completing the registration, a current LHSAA …
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 …
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 …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 364-5480
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 …
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 …
Beginning at 8 am this morning we will have a limited number of tickets for sale. Please park and enter through the doors on the SOUTHEAST CORNER next to the student parking lot. The front of the school is closed for repairs. PLEASE DON’T STOP OR PARK IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL! See you at 8 this morning. Mr. Badgley
Byrd Parents: If you attempted to purchase tickets last night and were kicked out, put on hold, etc., but you entered your credit card number, please check the NSU Ticket site again. You may have successfully purchased tickets and don’t know it. Many people also made multiple purchases and don’t realize it. If you have extra tickets, please let our …
Tickets go on sale at 6 pm Sunday. Go to www.NSUTickets.com. Price $25. Everyone pays regardless of age, even babies.
From Mr. Bagley: Tickets for the Division I LHSAA State Championship game between our C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets and Catholic (Baton Rouge) on December 27th will be $25. These tickets will go on sale either Sunday or Monday at NSUtickets.com NSU has a clear bag policy in their stadium. No regular ‘purses’ or bags allowed. We will find out the …
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 …
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 …
Parents/fans: The only information I have at this time about our state championship game v. Catholic High is that we are the home team and thus would be assigned to the press box side of the stadium. We do not have the date/time, number of tickets allocated for sale, or their cost. As soon as we get this information I …
Byrd Football congratulates head coach Mike Suggs, and says thank you for all you do and have done for the players and the program.
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
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!
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.
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.
The 23rd Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Cantina Laredo and shines on defensive lineman Jordan Hardy. Hardy is a part of Byrd’s Purple Swarm Defense which is allowing just 12.4 points and 180.9 yards per game.
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 …
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.
The 18th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by the Animal Emergency Clinic and shines on offensive lineman John Wibben. Wibben has provided quality depth on the offensive line which has paved the way for the Jackets to average over 300 yards a game.
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 …
The 17th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Kilpartrick’s Rose Neath Funeral Homes and shines on offensive lineman Bobby Simpson. A stalwart on the Jackets’ offensive line, Simpson has helped pave the way for Byrd to average over 300 yards of total offense per game.
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 …
The 16th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Progressive Bank and shines on offensive lineman Ray Wynn. Wynn has been a part of the program for four years and has provided quality depth all along the line.
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 …
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Senior wingback William Berry rushed for 135 yards and four touchdowns in Byrd’s 49-28 win over Airline. Berry was recently named to the LHSAA’s Composite All-Academic Team, which covers all football playing classes. A standout on the field and in the classroom!
The 15th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Coldwell Banker Gosslee and shines on center Marshall Miller. Miller, who was injured early in the season, has returned and has helped pave the way for the Jackets’ offense to average over 300 yards a game.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Roy Lang III Shreveport Times Head coach Mike Suggs stood before his happy bunch of Yellow Jackets following Thursday’s dominating performance against Parkway and threw a wet blanket on the party. Actually, it was a mask. “We have something special building here,” Suggs told his team after it moved to 4-0 with a 42-7 District 1-5A triumph at Lee Hedges …
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.
The 8th Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Heard, McElroy & Vestal, CPAs, and shines on defensive back Travionne Walker. Walker and the Purple Swarm Defense registered its first road shutout in five years last Friday, 20-0 over NCHS. He has four tackles on the season.
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 …
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.
The sixth Senior Spotlight is brought to you by Southern Components, Inc., and shines on wingback William Berry. Berry scored two touchdowns in Byrd’s 28-10 win over Haughton, including a career-high 60-yard scamper for the Jackets’ first touchdown.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
The second Senior Spotlight of 2020 is brought to you by Black Cypress Development and shines on wide receiver Kellum Humphrey. Humphrey had 12 receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.
The first Senior Spotlight of the 2020 season is brought to you by Origin Bank and shines on senior fullback Jason Little. Little had 32 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown in 2019.
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