For more than 40 years former Ruston High School football coach Tommy Reeder has led his teams against tough opponents.
But now Reeder is squaring off against his biggest opponent of all — cancer.
Reeder served as a longtime assistant under Red Franklin at Haynesville High School and served as head coach for six seasons at Ruston, guiding the Bearcats to the 1998 Louisiana Class 5A championship game before losing to West Monroe, 32-14.
Louisiana Tech head coach Greg Goff and his Bulldogs baseball team travels south today to play a 6 p.m. contest at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The game will be the first between the Bulldogs and Ragin’ Cajuns since the 2008 season.