Ruston High prepping for Bearcat Madness

Ruston High will host Bearcat Madness tonight at James Field at Hoss Garrett Stadium for the final football-less Friday heading into the 2023 season.

The festivities for the general public will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will give the community the chance to see the team take the field, even if it’s an intrasquad scrimmage.

“There’s a lot of excitement around our football program,” Ruston head football coach Jerrod Baugh said. “We’ve had a good turnout with people buying season tickets. A couple of years ago, I challenged the community to come out and support us, and they have absolutely done their part. I am very pleased with that.

“I think Bearcat Madness is the kickstart for getting back into football mode, and I think it will be a great opportunity for us to get into a routine to get out on a Friday night.”

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Bearcat meeting in the field house for the parents. Following at 6:30 p.m., the players and staff along with the spirit groups will be introduced with a scrimmage following afterwards.

The band will perform prior to the scrimmage.

Bearcat Madness will be free to attend for the public.