It just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving without football.
And that’s something the Ruston Daily Leader is thankful for.
Fortunately, Lincoln Parish football aficionados have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season.
First, all three of our high school teams — Ruston High, Cedar Creek and Grambling Laboratory High School — had winning seasons and reached the playoffs, with the Cougars roaring all the way to the Division IV quarterfinals.
No, none of them reached the Superdome this year, but we’re still thankful for the performances they turned in.
The message was quite clear during the “History of Grambling” program Monday — the city of Grambling is one big family.
As part of the celebration of Juneteenth, the annual remembrance of the freeing of African American slaves, five Grambling elders spoke on the evolution of Grambling, what it was like growing up in the earlier times of the city and the sense of community felt amongst its residents.
“I have never felt a sense of community and homeliness like I do in Grambling,” James Cornwell, a local pastor, said.