Lee Hedges stadium was rocking as the Byrd Yellow Jackets came out to play against top ranked West Monroe.

Not since 2002 have the Jackets beaten the Rebels, but that ended Thursday night. Byrd's defense played tough all night. Steven Soloman, Chad Cotton and Will Anglin are just some of the guys leading that effort. The final score: Byrd 30, West Monroe 23. Quarterback Richard Carthon played one of his best games ever to lead his team to the big win. Byrd next has a matchup against Marshall next Saturday at Independence Stadium for the Battle on the Border. Kickoff is set for 3pm.