The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival rodeo, under the direction of Merrill O’Neal (right), has been named “Rodeo of the Year” for 2011 by the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association. The 22-year-old rodeo is one of the festival’s longest standing events. O’Neal has directed the rodeo since its inception. The Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival is produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. O’Neal was recently presented with the prestigious award by Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry.
The game was held nearly a decade before Doug Williams wrapped up a legendary football career at Grambling State University.
But the historic 1968 contest that pitted the Tigers against Morgan State University reverberated with Williams as he leaned back in his chair in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
Lincoln Parish prep teams continue district play at 7 p.m. tonight with linebacker Michaael Washington (37) and the Ruston High School Bearcats (3-3, 0-1 in 2-5A) celebrating Homecoming against Pineville (3-3, 0-1). Cedar Creek (4-2, 3-0 in 1-1A) will play host to Haynesville (4-2, 3-0) while Grambling Laboratory (3-3, 1-2) will play at Arcadia (5-1, 2-1).