Home Team: Ruston
Away Team: Neville
Date And Time: 08/31/2018 7:00 pm
Location: Ruston High School
In the football hotbed of Northwest Louisiana, Neville and Ruston have had one of the fiercest rivalries in the region for decades. The rivalry dates back to the 1930s and 40s, as the two teams gave the community something to focus on during tough economic times in the area. Infamous Neville head coach Bill Ruple actually lived at the stadium with his family for a time after World War II times were so hard.
Now, these two teams always showcase unmatched talent. Ruston won last season’s meeting 19-10, but Neville took 2016’s meeting 30-14. Obviously, this rivalry is a tight one, so we’ll be waiting to see which team can get the upper hand this season.
Ruston senior running back, Hahsan Jackson, put together a career night Friday night, leading his team to a rousing blowout of the Neville Tigers. Jackson carried the ball for 187 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries, in route to being awarded The Great American Rivalry Series MVP. This game was over from the get go, as Ruston outgained Neville 222 to 22 yards in the first quarter. From there, it was all business for Ruston, as they trounced their way to an easy victory.