This weekend has been joyous for many of us in Shreveport-Bossier. LSU pulled out a nail biting victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the final minute of Friday's game. The Auburn Tigers upset the hated Nick Saban and Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. But, one more thing was won this weekend that has the whole town and alumni across the country abuzz.

On Friday night, the Byrd Yellow Jackets did something the program has not done since the early 1960's: earn a spot in the LHSAA State Championship Game.

The Jackets won the right to represent Division I of the Select Division in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after their narrow 14-10 victory over Holy Cross on Friday night.


After one of Byrd's shining stars came down with an injury, Jackets sophomore Treyveon Allen stepped up to play the role of a hero with his four-yard trot into the end zone to put Byrd on top of Holy Cross 14-10 early in the fourth quarter.

For the first time since 1962, a year where the Jackets lost in the championship game, the Byrd Yellow Jackets are off to the Superdome.

On Saturday night, the Archbishop Rummel Raiders defeated the St. Augustine Purple Knights 31-28 to advance and face Byrd in the Division I Select State Championship Game.

The two will play on Thursday, December 12 in the Superdome.

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