Knowing two of its primary weapons were out for the game, the Ruston Bearcats realized they had some offensive questions Friday night against Captain Shreve at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
And it was senior running back Qayshon Thurman combing with the Bearcats’ big-play defense that helped provide the answers as Ruston downed the Gators 23-10.
Ruston lost first-string running Jawuan Wright earlier this season with a broken leg, and starting quarterback Ben LeBlanc left last week’s game with a concussion and was ruled out against Captain Shreve.
Mark Montgomery and the Louisiana Tech softball team will open its 2015 season Thursday on the first day of the six-team, four-day, 15-game Lady Techster Invitational hosted at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech welcomes ULM, Abilene Christian, Missouri State, SIU-Edwardsville, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff to Ruston for the round robin event that will see all six teams play five games each starting Thursday and running through Sunday.
Louisiana Tech University forward Whitney Frazier has been named as the state Freshman of the Year and seniors Jasmine Bendolph and Shantale Bramble-Donaldson were both voted to the All-Louisiana team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
LSU forward LaSondra Barrett and coach Nikki Caldwell were named the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively, while LSU-Shreveport forward Sharde Henry was voted the Newcomer of the Year in a vote of the state sports information directors and media members.