Parish football teams all set for jamborees

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
St. Amant running back Nathan Taylor. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

With the high-school football regular season just one week away, teams are ready to get their feet wet as they compete in their respective jamborees.

The Ascension Christian Lions head into 2015 looking to make school history.

The Lions won three games last season--which was the most the young program had ever earned.

They're looking for even more more victories in 2015, along with another trip to the playoffs.

Ascension Christian will hit the road on Thursday night as they travel to the Ecole Classique jamboree. There, they'll compete against Ecole Classique and Ridgewood in three-way action.

The Lions have beaten Ridgewood each of the past two seasons and will play them again in 2015, along with hosting Ecole Classique.

Dutchtown enters the season in uncharted territory.

The Griffins are coming off of a disappointing 4-7 campaign and looking to get back to competing for the District 5-5A championship.

They'll also play their jamboree on Thursday night when they host Denham Springs.

The Yellow Jackets went 6-4 last year and reached the second round of the playoffs before be ousted by eventual state semifinalist Zachary.

They are led on defense by defensive end Caleb Roddy, a recent LSU commit.

The jamboree will start with JV action, and the varsity matchup will follow.

And on Friday night, the parish's biggest rivalry will provide the appetizer for the 2015 season.

East Ascension will host St. Amant in the LeBlanc's Jamboree.

Each school made the playoffs last season, but the Gators came away with bragging rights after blowing out the Spartans, 57-34, in their annual showdown.

Though they claimed the victory and finished with a better regular-season record at 6-4, East Ascension made it further in the postseason.

The Spartans reached the second round of the playoffs for a second straight year after a 52-14 thrashing of Sulphur in opening round action.

St. Amant has won the LeBlanc's Jamboree matchup with the Spartans each of the last two seasons. Last year, they took home a 21-14 victory.

Friday night's action will begin with the freshmen game at 5, followed by the JV game at 6 and the varsity game will be at 7.