Ruston High to hold Thanksgiving pep rally in prep for quarterfinals

Ruston High will host a pep rally Thanksgiving evening, at 6 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym on the campus of the school and has invited the community to come take part to cheer on the Bearcats.

The top-seeded Bearcats will be playing a road playoff game Friday night against No. 9 Denham Springs at 7 p.m. for a chance to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 1999. Denham Springs miraculously beat Benton with a last second field goal after Benton failed to run the clock out being up by two points in the final seconds.

Ruston has advanced to the quarterfinals for the fifth straight season after a Round 2 win over No. 17 Ouachita by a final score of 36-17.