John Curtis knocks off Bishop Lynch at the Battle on the Border

  • Joel Rodgers

The first game of the Landers Dodge Battle on the Border Showcase at Independence Stadium featured John Curtis (La) vs. Bishop Lynch (Tx).

15 seconds into the game, the patriots from John Curtis were ahead.

Corey Wren’s 80 yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage set the tone for the patriots.

John Curtis, which beat the Friars 21-14, enjoyed a 21 point lead in the first quarter.

The only thing Bishop Lynch could stop in the first quarter was us (Real Shreveport Sports) from tweeting at them. They blocked us.

The only touchdown in the first half for Bishop Lynch came on a Battle of the Border showcase record 99-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Plae Wyatt in the second quarter.


J.T. Curtis is the winningest coach in the history of Louisiana, and picked up win number 570 in Shreveport on Thursday night.

The Battle on the Border continues Friday and Saturday with several power house programs.



Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RealShreveport team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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