It is time to get ready for a high school football weekend like no other as the annual Bayou Jamb kicks off the 2022 LHSAA season on August 26th – 27th. The Bayou Jamb began in 2006 and is now considered Louisiana’s largest high school football jamboree. For the first time in history the two day contest will be played at Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech in Ruston.
The athletic department at Jonesboro-Hodge asks that you buy your tickets at the school so that all the proceeds will go to the football program. Cost of ticket is $15.00 and is good for all seven games that will be played over the two days. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate but proceeds gained from ticket sales at the stadium are split among the 14 teams participating.
FAN JAMB WEEK – Ruston, LA – You have never seen a Bayou Jamb like this before! Don’t miss it!
August 22 – 27, 2022 fans will enjoy signature events such as Fan Jamb Pregame Live, Grill and
Chill Tailgate, Media Day, First Down 5K, and Taste of the Tailgate Cook-Off. A week’s worth of
Bayou Jamb events packed throughout the community of Ruston to give everyone the Bayou Jamb
experience leading up to the Big Games August 26-27th.
Monday, August 22nd:
BAYOU JAMB MEDIA DAY – Ruston, LA – The Bayou Jamb 2022 Media Day will be Monday,
August 22nd, at Ruston Civic Center beginning at 10 am Coaches from the fourteen participating
teams will address the media, and each school will bring two of its top players. Special guests in
attendance include Mayor Ronny Walker, Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees,
representatives from Louisiana Tech Athletics, Louisiana Tech Cheerleaders, Regal Blues, and
Tech’s #1 Bulldog, “CHAMP”. The 2022 Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees are
Coach Micah Harper, Coach Tommy Reeder and Coach Scott Stone (posthumously). Bayou Jamb
Media Day 2022 is sponsored by Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union
Tuesday, August 23rd
CHARACTER COUNTS PLAYBOOK TOUR – Ruston, LA – Players from participating Bayou Jamb
schools will tour Ruston Elementary School on Tuesday, August 23rd, connecting with students about
the importance of maintaining healthy relationships in the game, in the classroom, and in our
everyday lives. Each student will receive a coupon for one (1) What-A-Burger Kids Meal. Bayou Jamb
Character Counts Playbook Tour is sponsored by Whataburger.
BUSINESS CONNECT – Ruston, LA – Bayou Jamb Business Connect is a networking event for
business professionals held at the Ruston Civic Center Tuesday, August 23rd from 5-7 PM. This twohour event is open to all business professionals. Help welcome Bayou Jamb and its committee
members to meet other professionals, share ideas and resources while learning more about the local
businesses, increase awareness about your own business, make new connections, and connect with
existing clients. Bayou Jamb business connect is sponsored by Zaxby’s.
Wednesday, August 24th
TASTE OF THE TAILGATE COOK-OFF – Ruston, LA – A perfect lunch to kick off football season!
Bayou Jamb is hosting a tailgate cook-off at the Ruston Civic Center on Wednesday, August 24th
from 11-3 pm. Local restaurants and chefs will battle it out for the Championship Title. Don’t miss
cheering for your favorite team while showing support for your favorite school as part of ticket
proceeds go back to participating Bayou Jamb schools. General Admission is $10 or VIT Wristband
(Very Important Tailgater) $25. Purchase tickets at bayoujamb.com or download our app on Google
Play here. Taste of the Tailgate is sponsored by Louisiana National Bank.
Thursday, August 25th
SALUTE TO SERVICE – Ruston, LA – Salute to Service is a year-round effort to Honor, Empower,
and Connect our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families through sports. To encourage
military appreciation, Bayou Jamb will host a tribute to our service men and women and participating
school’s ROTC students on Thursday, August 25th, at the North Louisiana Military Museum. Please
join us for this free event sponsored by Allied Roofing.
Friday/Saturday, August 26th-27th
FAN JAMB PREGAME LIVE DOWNTOWN – Ruston, LA – Get ready for downtown Ruston at
Railroad Park to transform into Bayou Jamb Campus! The coolest place to pregame for Bayou Jamb!
You can expect a fan-friendly, walkable footprint featuring live music, food trucks, themed restaurant
promotions, and fun activities starting Friday, August 26th, through Saturday, August 27th. We will
pay tribute to our school teachers in this year’s “Teacher’s Rock Lip Sink Contest’. Sponsored by
Saturday, August 27th
FIRST DOWN 5K – Ruston Sports Complex, Ruston, LA – Join us for the Inaugural Bayou Jamb First
Down 5K on Saturday, August 26th, 2022, beginning at 7 AM. Enjoy the beautiful course through the
private grounds of the Ruston Sports Complex located in Ruston, LA. Participants registering before
August 12th will receive a 5K t-shirt and commemorative bib. Plenty of food and drinks post-race.
Kids 10 and under can sign up for the Gridiron Gang Dr. Pepper Dash. Register for both events now
at bayoujamb.com or download our app on Google Play here. First Down 5K sponsored by Ochsner
PACK THE DAC (Joe Aillet Stadium) – Watch all the football games in comfort with Club
Level access. Covered outdoor seating or indoor air-conditioned area with unlimited food and drinks
and the first football of the season! Great food, atmosphere, and an experience you won’t forget. This
will sell out! Purchase tickets at bayoujamb.com or download our app on Google Play here
TAILGATING – Joe Aillet Stadium – Friday, August 26th, and Saturday, August 27th, @ Joe Aillet
Stadium. In addition to the great football action, our Brookshire’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ Tailgate starts at
3:00 PM on Friday with tailgating, music, and an activity-filled Kid’s Zone sponsored by Raising
Canes. Football fans can set up their RVs, tents, and grills and stay for the weekend to watch all of
the football action. Families are encouraged to come out to see the oversized gas-powered
“Brookshire’s Buggy” along with other fun activities and test your fitness level in the Championship
Tailgate area with the Army, National Guard, and Marine Corp fitness testing and on-site displays.
Reserve your spot today for only $50 by visiting bayoujamb.com
2022 Bayou Jamb Game Schedule
Friday – August 26th
5:30 pm St. Frederick vs. Mangham
7:00 pm Ouachita vs Oak Grove
Saturday – August 27th
11:00 am Lincoln Prep vs Red River
1:00 pm Jonesboro Hodge vs. Franklin Parish
3:00 pm OCS vs Jena
5:00 pm Evangel vs. Cedar Creek
7:00 pm West Monroe vs. Ruston
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