A river separates these two teams, only being a few miles apart, but whether you’re a Tiger or a Rebel tells the story for the whole year until the next football game. Neville is a 4A powerhouse and a former state champion and West Monroe is a 5A powerhouse and former state champion as well. Cheers of joy and shouts of disgust fill the air in this action-packed, suspenseful game where the teams have met 50 times since 1953, and Neville holds the record at 38-12.
Luke has received numerous outstanding awards on the football and baseball team, while being a state championship winner in both sports. He leads students in the classroom with a 4.449 weighted GPA. He is a pillar among the Monroe community and always strives to help others. Luke plans to attend Vanderbilt or LSU and major in biology that will allow him to become an ear, nose, and throat doctor.
John Bailey Gullat
John is an outstanding individual that excels in both the classroom with a 4.0 GPA and on the sports field. He has received multiple honors in football, making the all-district, All-Northeast, and All-State football teams, as well as being the defensive MVP in the Louisiana 5A high school division.
Bob is a 1977 graduate of Neville, and was an all-state football and baseball player. After high school, Bob continued his career at LSU and ULM as a quarterback where he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After his career in the NFL, Bob became the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at ULM that included a national championship in 1987, and was inducted into the ULM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Jerry Stovall is a former football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at LSU, where he was named to the 1962 College Football All-America Team as a halfback. Stovall played professionally as a defensive back and punter in the NFL with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1963 to 1971. Stovall served as the head football coach at LSU from 1980 to 1983 and leading the 1982 team to an appearance in the 1983 Orange Bowl. He was the athletic director at Louisiana Tech University from 1990 to 1993.