It appears the District Football title is on the line Friday night for the Red River Bulldogs. They host the powerhouse Many Tigers in Strother Stadium. Both are undefeated in district play, and both teams have suffered only one defeat this season.
Last week Red River Principal JC Dickey introduced the “Beat Many” spirit shirt. This week he turned up the heat and sweetened the deal. Here is Dickey’s statement:
“This week is a very big week for the high school as we will be playing Many High for the district championship in football on Friday, Oct. 26th. “This game will be a little different. This is our black out game and we are selling Beat Many shirts for $8 to everyone. We want to show our unity as we take down Many. These shirts are on sale at the High School with a limited supply. Come get yours starting Monday. Every student parish wide who purchases this shirt will have a free Jean day on Friday, Oct. 26th. They can wear their shirt to school and they will get in the game for $5. “These 2 teams are both ranked in the Top 6 in the state in 2A. So we are expecting a huge crowd. To help with seating, we are offering a one time only presale ticket for $15 and will allow you to bring your own chair and come sit on the track in the north or south end zones during the game. These presale tickets will go on sale Monday the 22nd. We will have a limited supply so come to the High School Monday and purchase your Beat Many Shirt and your Presale Track Ticket. “To sit on the track you must purchase the ticket before the game and arrive before kickoff. These tickets and shirts will go fast, so let’s show our support for our Bulldogs as they compete for District title. Go Dogs, Beat Many.”
The Journal found that Many fans have taken notice of Red River’s new shirts and issued something of their own. (We inverted it so the “hex” doesn’t carry over).
The game will be streamed live on The Journal’s website and social media pages. The stream will be up about 6:40 pm. Broadcast starts at 6:45 and kickoff is 7:00 pm Friday night.