Noah Lucas and Quirese Howard to be featured at Bayou Jamb Media Day


FAN JAMB WEEK – West Monroe, LA – Bayou Jamb comes to West Monroe! August 21 – 26, 2023 fans will enjoy signature events such as Champion Square Tailgate, Fan Jamb Pregame Live, Media Day, Character Counts School Tour, Salute to Service and Taste of the Tailgate Cook-Off. A week’s worth of Bayou Jamb events packed throughout the community of West Monroe to give everyone a taste of the Bayou Jamb experience leading up to the big games August 25-26th at Rebel Stadium.

For extended details, a calendar of events, and to purchase tickets, visit our website or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play.

BAYOU JAMB MEDIA DAY – West Monroe, LA – Bayou Jamb 2023 Media Day will be Monday, August 21st, upstairs in the Don Shows Fieldhouse at West Monroe High School beginning at 10:00 am. Coaches from the fourteen participating teams will address the media, and each school will bring two of its top players. Representing Jonesboro-Hodge will be head coach Terrance Blankenship and players Noah Lucas and Quirese Howard. Special guests in attendance will include Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Coach Jerry Arledge, Super Bowl Champion Strength Coach Travis Crittenden, and high school football coaches and players. 

CHARACTER COUNTS SCHOOL TOUR – West Monroe, LA – Players from participating Bayou Jamb schools will visit elementary schools on Tuesday, August 22nd, connecting with students about the importance of maintaining healthy relationships in sports, in the classroom, and in their everyday lives. Each student will receive a coloring sheet for one (1) What-A-Burger Kids Meal. Whataburger is
also awarding a year’s worth of Whataburger to a Senior Football Player representing good character on and off the field. Please visit for scholarship details and to download an application.

THE SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS AWARD AND TOUR – Monroe, LA – Bayou Jamb, in partnership with St. Francis Medical Center, will host players from each participating school as they visit St. Francis Medical Center on Tuesday, August 22nd. Additionally, St. Francis Medical Center will recognize one outstanding senior member of a football team from one of the participating schools in the 2023 Bayou
Jamb who excels in academics, community involvement, and extracurricular activities and who also exemplifies the following St. Francis’ Core Values: Service, Reverence and Love for All of Life, Joyfulness of Spirit, Humility, and Justice. Award recipients will receive a $1,000 educational stipend to go toward their post-graduate education school of choice. Football players from any participating
school in Bayou Jamb can complete an application online by visiting

SALUTE TO SERVICE – Monroe, LA on Wednesday August 23rd – Salute to Service is a celebration to Honor, Empower, and Connect our nation’s service members, veterans, and high school ROTC members through sports. In honor of their service, Bayou Jamb will host a tribute to our service men and women and participating school’s ROTC students on Wednesday, August 23rd, at 10:00 AM on the lawn of Ouachita Parish Courthouse. 

TEACHERS ROCK – READY, SET, SHOP! – West Monroe, LA on Thursday, August 24th – Get your business game day ready! Decorate your window and store for Fan Jamb week Aug. 21st-26th to pay tribute to our schoolteachers in this year’s window decorating contest themed “Teacher’s Rock-Ready, Set, Shop”. Fans will be encouraged to shop locally for back-to-school clothes, school supplies, visit restaurants, and much more while our teachers and educators throughout the region
will be honored! All businesses throughout the community are invited to participate. Each decorated storefront will be featured on Bayou Jamb social media channels and fans will vote for their favorite “Teachers Rock – Ready, Set, Shop” storefront! Participation is FREE! Visit to register.

CHAMPION SQUARE – West Monroe High School – Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th, @ West Monroe High School. In addition to the great football action, our ARMYs Champion Square opens at 4:00 PM on Friday and 10:00 AM Saturday with vendors, games, music, pep rallies, tailgating and an activity filled Ochsner LSU Health Kid’s Zone. Set up a tent and get your business in front of thousands of fans by visiting or downloading our app on Apple Store or Google Play.

FAN JAMB TAILGATE – West Monroe High School – Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th, @ West Monroe High School. Football fans can set up their RVs, tents, and grills and stay for the weekend to watch all the football action. Stop by your local Brookshire’s Grocery for all your tailgate needs then join the fun activities and test your fitness level in the Championship Square area with the 360 Sports Academy, Ouachita Parish Sherriff Office, Army, National Guard, and Marine
Corp fitness testing and several on-site displays. Reserve your spot today before they are all gone!

FAN JAMB PREGAME LIVE! – West Monroe, LA – The excitement of the football season kicks off with a weekend of events that will have the city buzzing as West Monroe High School transforms into Bayou Jamb Campus. Spirit groups will take the stage to highlight the passion for their team before every game! A full schedule of all pep rallies can be found in the Bayou Jamb app.

TASTE OF THE TAILGATE COOK-OFF – West Monroe, LA – A perfect lunch to kick off football season! Bayou Jamb is hosting a tailgate cook-off at The Rec on 7th Square Thursday, August 24th from 11-1 pm. Local restaurants and chefs will battle it out for the Championship Title. Do not 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 to sample all
restaurants. Purchase tickets at or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play.

VIP STADIUM CLUB – Don Shows Stadium, West Monroe, LA – Watch all the football games with up close field access. Outdoor seating and air-conditioned tent area complete with outdoor furniture, tv’s and unlimited food and drinks to kick-off the football season! Great food, atmosphere, and sideline experience you will not forget.

LIFETIME ACHIVMENT AWARD – West Monroe, LA – The 2023 Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees is Coach Jerry Arledge. Coach Arledge will be honored at halftime of the Ruston vs. West Monroe game on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023.

2023 Bayou Jamb Game Schedule

Friday August 25th
6:00 pm Evangel (Visitor) vs. Ouachita (Home)
8:00 pm Ruston (Visitor) vs. West Monroe (Home)
Saturday August 26th
11:00 Jonesboro Hodge (Visitor) vs. St. Frederick (Home)
1:00 pm Darbonne Charter (Visitor) vs Red River (Home)
3:00 pm Cedar Creek (Visitor) vs Mangham (Home)
5:00 pm Jena (Visitor) vs OCS (Home)
7:00 pm Many (Visitor) vs Oak Grove (Home)

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