Matchups Set For 64th Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree
Over the years, we've come to know the usual list of great schools that participate in the 64th edition of the Lafayette Kiwanis Jamboree. When it expanded to 22 teams last year, it made what many believe is the most prominent high school jamboree in the state that much better.
And now, we know the matchups for this season's event, which will happen on August 27 and 28. Each night, the first game will kick off at 6:00 PM.
Cajun Field will play host to a total of six games over the two nights.
On the Thursday night schedule, their will be two great matchups featuring Acadiana area teams as Lafayette Christian Academy and Opelousas Catholic will kick things off. Then, in the nightcap, St. Thomas More will take on Notre Dame in a battle between two of the more dominant private schools in the area. Between those two games, Teurlings will take on South Lafourche.
Lafayette Christian vs. Opelousas Catholic
Teurlings vs. South Lafourche
Notre Dame vs. St. Thomas More
On the Friday night schedule, things will kick off with the defending Class 5A champion Acadiana Wreckin' Rams taking on sensational running back Raymond Calais, Jr. and the Cecilia Bulldogs. Next up will be a matchup between Coach Trev Faulk's Northside Vikings and perennial playoff contender Jennings High. The night will conclude with the Breaux Bridge Tigers facing off against the Lafayette High Mighty Lions.
Acadiana vs. Cecilia
Northside vs. Jennings
Breaux Bridge vs. Lafayette
Clark Field will play host to two Thursday night games, both featuring schools who have new head coaches.
Comeaux High, with former Erath High and new head coach Doug Dotson, will look to get the new regime off to a positive start in its matchup with LaGrange in the evening's first game. Then, former Northside High head coach Vincent DeRouen will look to lead his new team, the St. Martinville Tigers, as they take on a Carencro High program who will look to put last year's disappointing playoff loss behind them.
Comeaux vs. LaGrange
Carencro vs. St. Martinville
And at St. Thomas More's Cougar Stadium on Friday night, private schools from across Acadiana will do battle as perennial playoff contenders, Central Catholic and Catholic-New Iberia, will cap off the night. Kicking off the night will be the high-powered Vermilion Catholic Screamin' Eagles taking on a Westminster Crusaders program looking to get back to their perennial playoff ways. The middle game will feature a District 7-1A matchup between Ascension Episcopal and Hanson Memorial.
Westminster Christian vs. Vermilion Catholic
Ascension Episcopal vs. Hanson Memorial
Catholic Catholic vs. Catholic-New Iberia
All proceeds will go towards the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, which benefits the children of Lafayette.