“Bayou Jamb” kicks off with Media Day on Monday

The 15th annual “Bayou Jamb”, which has become the largest season opening jamboree in north Louisiana kicks off the 2021 season with Media Day and a tour of the Via College of Osteopathic Medicne (VCOM) – Louisiana Medical School on Monday, August 23rd.  Activities begin at 10:00am with head coaches from each of the twelve teams participating, along with two players from each, speaking to media representatives from virtually every newspaper, radio and television outlets in north Louisiana.

Quarterback Tydre Malone and receiver Devontae Mozee will represent JHHS along with head coach Terrance Blankenship, who in his ninth year at the helm has moved into a second place tie all time in tenure, will look to lead JHHS to their third consecutive Bayou Jamb victory. After the “presser” coached and players will be treated to a tour of the VCOM – Louisiana Medical School which opened the doors on at the University of Louisiana -Monroe (ULM) in 2020. Special guests in attendance include Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis, Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Coach Mickey McCarty, Coach Billy Bell and Coach Johnny Mack Fowler along with Miss Louisiana Julia Claire Williams.

BAYOU JAMB LINE-UP – ULM Malone Stadium

Friday, August 27th

6:00 p.m. Jena vs. Oak Grove*

7:30 p.m. OCS vs. Sterlington*

Saturday, August 28th

1:00 p.m. – Jonesboro-Hodge vs. St. Frederick*

3:00 p.m.- Franklin Parish vs. Mangham*

5:00 p.m. TBD vs. Ruston*

7:00 p.m. Neville vs. West Monroe*

* indicates home team

TAILGATING – Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th in the Grove @ ULM Malone Stadium. In addition to great football action, “Jambin in the Grove” starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday, with tailgating, music, team pep rallies, and an activity-filled Kid’s Zone sponsored by Firm Foundations Counseling. Football fans will be participating in the Grove Tailgating activities traditionally set up their RV’s, tents, and grills for some pre-football tailgating. The public is encouraged to bring your family out to enjoy the festivities in the Grove and join in the fun! Reserve your spot today by calling 388-2323 or stopping by The Radio People at 1109 Hudson Lane in Monroe.


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