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No. 8 seed Byrd to host No. 9 Rummel in Division I playofffs
November 6, 2017, 1:48 am

The Byrd Yellow Jackets earned the No. 8 seed in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Division I football playoffs. Byrd will play host to the No. 9 seed Archbishop Rummel Raiders out of District 9-5A a.k.a. "The Catholic League" in New Orleans. Kickoff for the first round playoff is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 at Lee Hedges Stadium.
 
The Jackets and Raiders have met three previous times, all in the playoffs, including the 2013 Division I State Championship game won by Rummel 23-22. The Raiders beat the Jackets 21-20 in overtime on a blocked extra point attempt in the 2002 playoffs. The lone Byrd win came in the 2011 when the Jackets beat the Raiders 35-24 in Shreveport.
 
The winner will face No. 1 seeded Evangel at Rodney Duron Field.
 
Click here to see the entire Division I bracket.

 

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