Iota to face district mate Eunice in Nagata Jamboree

IOTA – The end of August signals the start of the prep football season.

It also brings on the possibility of inclement weather, which seems to be the case once again.

With the threat of potential heavy rains due to Tropical Depression Harvey, many of the area’s jamborees have been pushed up a day.

That is the case for the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree in Eunice, which was originally slated for Friday.

The annual event will now be held tonight at Eunice High School with a pair of games on tap.

The opener will pit the St. Edmund Blue Jays against Sacred Heart of Ville Platte beginning at 6:30.

The most intriguing matchup, however, will be the nightcap when the host Bobcats take on the Iota Bulldogs in what will be a preview of the two team’s District 5-3A matchup that will take place in Iota on Nov. 3.

“This will be a good measuring stick to see where we are at heading into the season opener and to see how much work needs to be done to get to where we want to be,” said IHS coach Josh Andrus, whose squad went 2-8 in 2016. “Eunice is big on the line on both sides of the ball and they have some really good skill guys returning. This will be a big test for us.”

Iota is coming off an impressive showing in their scrimmage against Westminster last week where the Bulldogs pretty much had their way with the Crusaders.

The Bulldogs were led by All-State honorable mention running back Kaleb Guillory, who scored a pair of touchdowns despite limited carries. 

Quarterback Trae Rambin also looked sharp in the scrimmage, throwing with pinpoint accuracy. He had a touchdown toss to wideout Tyrone Charlot Jr. and he hit Charlot again on another impressive play when he dropped the snap but picked it up and hit Charlot again on a crossing route. 

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