By Josh Beavers
Lakeside High is getting the chance to unveil its new state-of-the-art turf football field two weeks earlier than expected following the decision to move Friday’s annual Pineland Jamboree from Springhill down to Sibley.
North Webster High was slated to host the event, which rotates annually between schools, but due to heavy rains the season kickoff was moved to Lakeside.
The schedule and format of the Jamboree remains unchanged:
6:30 start time
Game 1. Haynesville vs Minden
Game 2. Minden vs Homer
Game 3. Haynesville vs Lakeside
Game 4. North Webster vs Homer
Game 5. North Webster vs Lakeside
In addition to the venue relocation, the Webster Parish school district has unveiled new safety precautions for school events.
∙ No Outside Food or Drink
∙ No Ice Chests or Coolers
∙ No Umbrellas
∙ No Laser Pointers/Lights
∙ No Oversize Bags, Backpacks, Non-Clear Bags
∙ No Pets or Animals (except service animals)
∙ No Weapons, including Pocket Knives or Pocket Tools (Swiss Army Knives, etc.)
∙ Clear Tote Bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
∙ Clear & Non-Clear Handheld Clutches/Wristlets Measuring Smaller than 4.5” x 6.5”
∙ Medical Items
∙ Seat cushions
∙ WPSB “Clear Bag” Policy is in effect for all athletic venues and is designed to speed up gate entries and enhance fan safety
∙ All Bags are Subject to Search
∙ Metal Detectors Will be in Use
∙ Fans Cannot Store Prohibited Bags & Items Near Stadium Entrances
∙ All Unattended Items will be Removed & Discarded
No Re-entry – Anyone Leaving the Stadium Must Have a New, Unused Ticket to Re enter
Smoking & Use of All Tobacco Products (Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Smokeless Tobacco, Snuff, Chewing Tobacco, etc.) is Prohibited Everywhere on Webster Parish School Board Property.
And, each weekly winner over the 10 weeks of the contest will take home $100 plus a $50 gift card from one of our local merchants. Anyone is eligible to participate. All it takes is an email address and a combination of skill and a little luck.
Each week, 10 local and area high school football games plus two tie-breakers based on total points of two selected teams will be posted in the Webster Parish Journal. And just like the Journal, there’s no cost to enter.
Signing up for the contest only takes a couple of minutes. Simply click on the portal for Pick’em and go from there.
Entries are now open for Friday night games scheduled to begin September 2. Entries will remain open until 4 p.m. each Friday before the listed games. Weekly winners will be notified Sunday, and will be announced in the Wednesday edition of the Journal. A photo of each winner will also be published at the site of the merchant handing out the $50 gift certificate.
Also picking during the contest will be members of the Journal staff plus three well-known local residents and officials. These pickers will not be eligible for the cash prize but will be rewarded by their success.
Winners will be revealed each week, but all picks are kept confidential.
The Webster Parish Journal will publish an extra day (Saturday) during the football season. Look to us for the best coverage of local high school action plus college teams of interest locally.
Good luck and remember entries into the contest, and subscriptions to the Webster Parish Journal, are free.