WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Friday, August 25, 2023, the 17th year of Bayou Jamb will take place, hosting approximately seven games and 14 area football teams on Don Shows Field inside Rebel Stadium for the preseason football jamboree. According to officials, each team will have the opportunity to compete in two 15-minute half series to take home bragging rights.

The following schools will participate in the event:

  • Evangel High School
  • Ouachita High School
  • Ruston High School
  • West Monroe High School
  • Red River High School
  • D’Arbonne Woods Charter School
  • Jonesboro Hodge High School
  • St. Frederick High School
  • Mangham High School
  • Cedar Creek High School
  • Jena High School
  • Ouachita Christian High School
  • Many High School
  • Oak Grove High School

We are excited to kick off the football season by hosting this area’s top football talent at West Monroe High School in Rebel Stadium for 2023. We have changed the game day line-up and added a couple of new school matchups to the jamboree that we are excited about. Most noticeably, we have changed the location of the event. Choosing a venue for a sporting event of this magnitude is one of the most important decisions we make. Everything from facility access, football schedules, campus events, parking, venue layout, catering, and fan experience impacts the decision. While we maintain the right and look to host the Bayou Jamb on a collegiate campus again in the future, the City of West Monroe and West Monroe High School has all the ideal qualities in terms of facilities, location, environment, and amenities for the Bayou Jamb to be a success. Our goal is to create enthusiasm and excitement for all our stakeholders – student-athletes, coaches, schools, fans, and communities. This goal reflects our growth, our purpose, our core values, and our culture of shared success at any venue.

Patti Thurmon, Owner of Bayou Jamb, LLC

To learn about the line-up for the 2023 Bayou Jamb Football event, be sure to view the list below.

August 25, 20236 PMEvangel High School vs. Ouachita High School
August 25, 20238 PMRuston High School vs. West Monroe High School
August 26, 202311 AMRed River High School vs. D’Arbonne Woods Charter School
August 26, 20231 PMJonesboro Hodge High School vs. St. Frederick High School
August 26, 20233 PMMangham High School vs. Cedar Creek High School
August 26, 20235 PMJena High School vs. Ouachita Christian High School
August 26, 20237 PMMany High School vs. Oak Grove High School