Annual rivalry game to be played at the Superdome in 2022 | Sports
One of the most anticipated matches on the local preparation football calendar would take place at the Dôme in 2022!
Sources told The Lafourche Gazette this afternoon that the scheduled September 16 game between South Lafourche and rival Central Lafourche will be moved from Galliano’s Memorial Stadium to Caesar’s historic Superdome in New Orleans.
South Lafourche players were told of the change today which will add some spice to a local rivalry game which has been played in every season except 2021 when the teams lost their game date due to the hurricane Ida.
The Tarpons made the playoffs and hosted one game in 2021, but will replace virtually all of their 22 starters with an experienced team last fall. The Trojans have had a tumultuous offseason with Aaron Meyer stepping down after the 2021 season, then two separate coaches accepting the job, then resigning from the program during the offseason. Sporting director Shelly Vedros has finally taken the job and will lead the team into the season.
South Lafourche has historically dominated the rivalry, possessing an unbalanced advantage in the all-time series and also a 38-10 victory in the last game between the teams. But in the late 2010s, Central Lafourche had the most success they’ve ever had in the rivalry, winning four straight from 2016 to 2019.