Bulldogs Begin Playoffs

The “Road to the Dome” begins at Pat Strother Memorial Stadium Friday night.  Red River High finished the season 5-1.  Their first playoff opponent is a team they defeated earlier this year.  The Lakeview Gators come to town seeking revenge for the 50 to 20 whipping the Bulldogs gave them on October 6th

Red River High is out this week, so there will be no advance ticket sales.  There will still be a severe limit on the number of people that can be admitted to the game.  The school posted, “Tickets will be sold at the gate.  They are $10.00 each.  Lakeview tickets will be sold at visitor gate and Red River tickets will be sold at Red River gate.

The school did not say how many tickets would be sold, but that limited tickets are available.  Recent home games have had 400 tickets for the local fans and 150 for the visitors.  The school said, “Once the stadium  is at capacity, no more tickets will be sold.  A mask must be worn and all COVID safety guidelines must be followed.  

The Governor’s order pushing Louisiana back to Phase Two does not appear to change the allowed attendance at outdoor sporting events.  The latest release from the Governor’s office said, “All sporting events will be capped at 25% capacity.”  And masks are required to be worn at all times.

The gates will not open until 6:00pm.  Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.

Journal Sports is planning to video stream the game live on the Red River Parish Journal’s You Tube channel.  Fans may subscribe to the channel in advance.  Also text message alerts will be sent out 15 minutes before kickoff.  And there will be a link on Facebook to the game.

Red River finished at 8th place in the power rankings.  The final Louisiana Sports Writers Association high school football polls for this season has Red River at number 10 in 2-A.  Here are the standings:

Class AA
1. Lafayette Christian (7) 6-1
2. Many (1) 7-0
3. Newman (1) 8-0
4. Episcopal 8-0
5. Mangham 8-0
6. Ferriday 6-1
7. Notre Dame 7-1
8. Amite 4-1
9. St. Charles 5-2
10. Red River 5-2

Others receiving votes: Kinder 21, Kentwood 10, Dunham 9, North Caddo 8.