Spartan/Gator Shout Out scheduled for Thursday

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The excitement is back. East Ascension and St. Amant High School students, staff, alumni and fans will once again gather to cheer their respective school on to victory at the 12th Spartan/Gator Tailgate Shout Out event, held the day before the annual East Ascension-St. Amant football game in Ascension parish.

James LeBlanc (father) will be on the Gators' side while Derek J. LeBlanc (son) will be on the Spartans' side. The Community Committee has been meeting for the past two months organizing the event.

The community pep rally event to decide the owner of the 2014 "Spirit Stick” is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Center (Savoy Arena) in Gonzales, capping a week of events prior to the game.

This year’s football game between the Spartans and Gators will take place Friday, Oct. 31, at The Pit in St. Amant. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Bring the kids to the stadium in their Halloween costumes for some great treats.

Jambalaya will be served for lunch on Oct. 30, in the LeBlanc's Payless parking lot on Airline Hwy. in Gonzales. Please place your orders now for your local business. The Shout Out Committee will also deliver.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to both schools’ athletic programs.

Coaches, pep bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, trainers, ROTC groups and flag squads will be at the event, along with both football teams.

At this time, they are looking for sponsorships for the event. Get your business announced during the event and listed in the local papers. Also, shirts are on sale now for Gator and Spartan fans to purchase. The shirts are $12.

For more information on the event, call James E. LeBlanc at (225) 445-5766 or Derek J. LeBlanc at (225) 313-5775. You can also contact Sherri Jenkins at (225) 644-4820 for Thursday jambalaya sales.