Courtesy of Bayou Jamb PR
Two days. Seven games. 14 teams.
And a plethora of events are what comprise this year’s Bayou Jamb set for this week in Ruston and culminating with seven games Friday and Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Lincoln Parish’s three programs (Ruston, Cedar Creek, and Lincoln Prep) will all be a part of the lineup for the high school jamborees.
5:30 pm St. Frederick vs. Mangham
7 pm Ouachita vs Oak Grove
11 am Red River vs Lincoln Prep
1 pm Jonesboro Hodge vs. Franklin Parish
3 pm OCS vs Jena
5 pm Evangel vs. Cedar Creek
7 pm West Monroe vs. Ruston
Fans can 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 games this weekend. 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 – The Bayou Jamb 2022 Media Day will be this morning at Ruston Civic Center beginning at 10 a.m. 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.
PACK THE DAC — 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 or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play.
TASTE OF THE TAILGATE COOK-OFF – A perfect lunch to kick off football season! Bayou Jamb is hosting a tailgate cook-off at the Ruston Civic Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play. Taste of the Tailgate is sponsored by Louisiana National Bank.
FIRST DOWN 5K – Join us for the Inaugural Bayou Jamb First Down 5K on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. 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 or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play. First Down 5K sponsored by Ochsner Medical Center.
CHARACTER COUNTS PLAYBOOK TOUR – Ruston, LA – Players from participating Bayou Jamb schools will tour Ruston Elementary School on Tuesday 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.
TAILGATING – Friday and Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. In addition to the great football action, our Brookshire’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ Tailgate starts at 3 p.m. 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 or download our app on Apple Store or Google Play.
BUSINESS CONNECT – Bayou Jamb Business Connect is a networking event for business professionals held at the Ruston Civic Center Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. This two-hour 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.
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 at the North Louisiana Military Museum. Please join us for this free event sponsored by Allied Roofing.
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 through Saturday. We will pay tribute to our school teachers in this year’s “Teacher’s Rock Lip Sink Contest’. Sponsored by Manpower.
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