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Football releases 2016 schedule
February 12, 2016, 10:32 am

 Byrd head football coach Mike Suggs released the Yellow Jackets' 2016 schedule today. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 2015 campaign in which they finished 10-2 and captured a share of the District 1-5A title. 

For the second time in three years, Byrd will open a season on the road against a perennial power. The Yellow Jackets will begin the 2016 on the road in south Lake Charles where they'll battle the Barbe Buccaneers. Byrd defeated Barbe 53-14 in the 2015 season opener in Shreveport. However, the last time Byrd visited Barbe the Buccaneers defeated the Jackets 38-21 in the 2012 state playoffs.

Byrd has participated in the Landers Dodge Battle on the Border every year and 2016 will be the Jackets' sixth appearance in the showcase. Byrd is a perfect 5-0 in the Battle on the Border games. The Yellow Jackets will face another stern test when they square off against the St. Thomas More Cougars from Lafayette. STM is also undefeated in (3-0) in the Battle on the Border games.

The annual clash with the Calvary Cavaliers takes place in week three. Byrd has never lost to Calvary. Week four features the start of the District 1-5A slate and it begins with annual Backyard Brawl with the Captain Shreve Gators. Byrd will celebrate Homecoming 2016 in week seven against Southwood. The following week Byrd will step out of district play and battle the Green Oaks Giants.

The full 2016 schedule is as follows:

2016 C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets Football Schedule


Fri., Aug. 26        vs. Fair Park Indians (Jamboree)              Lee Hedges Stadium                                         7 p.m.

Fri., Sep. 2           at Barbe Buccaneers                                    Barbe Buccaneers Stadium                            7 p.m.

Thu., Sep. 8         ^vs. St. Thomas More Cougars                  Independence Stadium                                    6 p.m.

Thu., Sep. 15       vs. Calvary Cavaliers                                      Lee Hedges Stadium                                         7 p.m.

Thu., Sep. 22       *at Captain Shreve Gators                         Lee Hedges Stadium (Visitor)                        7 p.m.

Thu., Sep. 29       *vs. Parkway Panthers                                 Lee Hedges Stadium                                         7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 7           *at Haughton Buccaneers                          Harold Harlan Stadium                                    7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 14         *vs. Southwood Cowboys (HC)                   Lee Hedges Stadium (Home)                         7 p.m.

Thu., Oct. 20       vs. Green Oaks Giants                                  Lee Hedges Stadium                                         7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 28         *vs. Airline Vikings                                       Lee Hedges Stadium                                         7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 4           *at Evangel Eagles                                        Rodney Duron Field                                           7 p.m.


^ - denotes Battle on the Border

(HC) - denotes Homecoming

* - denotes District 1-5A games

** - denotes Class 5A playoffs



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