After 2020’s matchup was canceled by West Monroe late in the season due to COVID-19 concerns, the Ruston Bearcats hope a year off and home field advantage will help them do what no Bearcat team has done against the Rebels since 1990: win. 2019 gave the Bearcats a taste of what could have been, but the Rebels ultimately prevailed 21-14 to keep their 32 game win streak in the rivalry alive, as well as their 24th straight district title. West Monroe has notched 97 consecutive district wins, but Ruston will look to nip their streak at a likely 101 games in the season finale.
Brandon has earned numerous honors on and off the field, including Composite Academic All-State for Football and Track, First Team All-District for Football, Second Team All NELA, Indoor and Outdoor Triple Jump State Champion, All State Triple Jumper, and Ranked Number One Nationally Triple Jump Mark. He is considering offers from a host of Division-One Schools.
Tag is currently a starting inside linebacker for the Rebels and has become one of the leading tacklers on the team as well as one of the vocal leaders of the team. He excels not only on the football and baseball field but also in the classroom, boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA. Tag is exploring academic and athletic opportunities at several possible colleges.