BECOME PREMIUM MEMBER FOR JUST $5/month - See special video content Tropical Storm Gordon battered the Alabama coast on Tuesday yet that hasn’t dampened the excitement for the Battle on the Border in Shreveport Friday as West Monroe takes on the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jackets (Mobile, AL) at 6 p.m. at Independence Stadium as part of the 2018 Battle on the Border. The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked No. 4 in Class 7A in Alabama and are riding a 32-game regular season winning streak while being in the 7A state finals three consecutive years with one title.
West Monroe is ranked No. 3 in the latest LSWA Class 5A poll. The Rebels are coming off a 44-20 win over John Ehret where junior quarterback Garrett Kahmann rushed for three touchdowns.
The West Monroe defense has spent the week preparing to see one of three different quarterbacks from McGill-Toolen.
Memphis commit Sheldon Layman, the starting quarterback, missed a 30-3 win over Murphy (Ala.) with a groin injury for the Yellow Jackets (2-0).
Dallas Daffin started the game and Spencer Arceneaux got some playing time. It is unclear if Layman will be able to go on Friday so the Rebels.
The Yellow Jacket defense is led by Jayden Mosley who returned an interception 65-yards for a score last week.
Those that can not attend the game can listen to the live broadcast on KLIP 105.3 FM.