Tonight is Red River’s first home football game of the season. If you are going to the game, there have been changes made in how you will get to the stadium and where you will park.
A new road has been constructed, so the first thing you will notice is that piles of dirt have been placed across the old access road. The new street leads to a new concrete parking lot. Parking is at a premium at this time because some of the parking that was available last year is occupied by construction equipment.
Red River Athletic Director Norman Picou issued this advisory about the game:
“I would like to invite you to our season home opener football game vs Mansfield on our new turf field Friday night at 7 pm. We will be selling our new Athletic Spirit Shirts “Beware of the Dogs”. We hope you will purchase our new shirt. Remember, all Red River Parish students wearing the shirt get in for half price to all High School Athletic events. Short sleeves are $15 and long sleeves are $20. Parking by the field will be limited Friday night due to our ongoing construction. You need to park by the gym and high school building and follow signs to designated walking areas. Admission for game is $8. Let’s go Bulldogs!”
Once there, you will see the beautiful new turf field on Strother Memorial Stadium. Spectators will see minor improvements to seating in the stadium. However it will be demolished at the end of the season and a brand new stadium will be built for the 2020 season.
Friday night at 7:00 pm, the Bulldogs host their rivals, the Wolverines from Mansfield. Red River is 1-1 on the season and last Friday night the Bulldogs dominated the Arcadia Hornets 40 to 8.
The Riverdale Academy Rebels are also at home tonight. They welcome the Rebul Academy Raiders. Riverdale kickoff is at 7:30 pm.
Journal Sports will provide live coverage of both games online. You may go to RedRiverParishJournal.com and click on “Listen Bulldogs” or “Listen Rebels” to hear the game. Subscribers to the Text Message reminder service will receive a reminder and link to the game via text about 15 minutes before kickoff. To subscribe to the reminder service, click on “Join Text Club” on the Journal menu.