The hot summer weather continues but the football season is here. West Monroe will come to Shreveport to face Byrd to start the season at Lee Hedges Stadium on Thursday.
Byrd returns a lot of its starters from a year ago, including quarterback Richard Carthon the key to their offensive attack. Also back will be Treyvon Sims last years no. 2 rusher behind Carthon. Carthon had 865 yards rushing on 124 attempts and Sims 773 yards on 125 attempts. No. 3 back Christian Willis is also back after 650 yards rushing on 59 carries. So the Yellow Jackets have the most returning seniors this year than the past two and expecting big things.
West Monroe comes in as the No. 1 ranked team in the preseason poll released on Tuesday morning. The Rebels just seem to reload up the forces every year and this will be no exception.