Excessive heat to change Bayou Jamb schedule

Photo by Darrell James

By Malcolm Butler

With temperatures slated for as high as 106 this coming weekend, Cedar Creek’s jamboree game against Mangham is now moving to Thursday night.

According to Creek head coach William Parkerson Sunday night, the Cougars will now play at 8 p.m. on Thursday at Rebel Stadium in West Monroe.

Originally, the game was slated to start at 3 p.m. Saturday. However, the forecast is calling for highs around 105 and Bayou Jamb officials are making the smart decision to shift games around.

Seven games were slated for Friday and Saturday, including five games on Saturday starting late morning and running through the entire day.

However, now the seven games will be spread over three days starting with Thursday.

Parkerson said he was relieved about the change.

“No doubt this is a good move,” said the Cougars head coach.

Ruston High coach Jerrod Baugh told the LPJ Sunday night that the Bearcats game against West Monroe is still schedule for Friday night at 8 p.m.

The Bayou Jamb press conference is slated for this morning at 10 a.m. at West Monroe and additional details are expected to be announced.