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Battle on the Border Features Top Football Teams in Region

The 2014 Landers Dodge Battle on the Border High School Football Showcase is set for September 12-13 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport. All twelve participating teams made the most recent playoffs in their respective states. Three are state champions (Acadiana, El Dorado, and John Curtis) and two are state champion runner ups (C.E. Byrd and Parkway).

The twelve team, two day format will showcase some of the finest high school football programs in the South. Game matchups, dates and times include: St. Thomas More HS (Lafayette, LA) vs. Gladewater HS (Gladewater, TX),6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12; El Dorado HS (El Dorado, AR – 6A Champions) vs. C.E. Byrd HS (Shreveport, LA), 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12; Marshall HS (Marshall, TX) vs. Parkway HS (Bossier City, LA), 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13; John Curtis HS (River Ridge, LA – Division II Champions) vs. Lufkin HS (Lufkin, TX), 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13; Shades Valley HS (Birmingham, AL) vs. Acadiana HS (Lafayette, LA – 5A Champions), 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13; Neville HS (Monroe, LA) vs. Longview HS (Longview, TX), 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13.

Advance general admission tickets are $10 each (plus processing fees), club level tickets are $50 each (plus processing fee) and game day tickets are $15.00 each. Ticket Outlets are the office of the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, American Tower, 401 Market Street Suite 120 in downtown Shreveport and the State Fair of Louisiana Box Office at 3701 Hudson Avenue. Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling (318) 221-0712.

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Parking is $5 per car or $25 per RV. Tailgate space is available through the State Fair Office and may be reserved by calling 318-635-1361.

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