Ruston’s District 2-5A Opponent Preview: Ouachita

Photo Credit: Reggie McLeroy

This week, we will have a brief daily preview of each of Ruston’s remaining district opponents. We will give you a quick look and a brief recap of last season’s result between the Bearcats and their respective opponent.


Ruston at Ouachita, Friday Oct. 28. 7 p.m.

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Ouachita Lions

Overall Record: 3-3


2022 Results

9/1: Archbishop Rummel L 42-28

9/9: Neville W 43-29

9/16: Conway (Ark.) L 63-20

9/23: Brother Martin L 38-20

9/30: Ouachita Christian W 48-28

10/7: West Ouachita W 69-7


Last 5 seasons against Ruston

2017: Ruston, 31-28

2018: Ruston, 23-20

2019: Ruston, 31-13

2020: Ruston, 24-0

2021: Ruston, 56-55 (2OT)


2021 quick recap: A thrilling game in the Lion’s Den that went to two overtimes saw the Bearcats get a 56-55 win in Ouachita head coach Todd Garvin’s season debut as head coach. Multiple lightning delays and rain through the night made passing difficult, but both teams combined for over 700 yards rushing on the night. Ouachita would go on to beat West Monroe the following week, ending a decade’s long streak of West Monroe beating District 2-5A opponents during the regular season.