LAFAYETTE – On Saturday, April 21 starting at 12:30 p.m. the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team will hold their Annual Vermilion and White Spring Game at Cajun Field.
PARKING/TV/ADMISSION: The game is free of admission, and fans can park anywhere they want in the lots surrounding Cajun Field. For anyone who can’t make it out the game will also be broadcast on Cox Sports TV, with their coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE FIELD: The two-plus hour window will be filled with individual drills, 7-on-7 drills and an offense vs. defense scrimmage. Things will start with each unit’s individual drills so that fans can get a glimpse of what each unit is working on.
Things will then transition to 7-on-7 drills where the secondary will go up against the skill players in what can amount to a lot of one-on-one action. The day will then wrap up with a full scrimmage where the white team (offense) will go up against the vermilion team (defense) in a battle between both sides of the ball.
CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS: Starting at 11:30 a.m., an hour before the spring game itself, the second annual Alumni Flag Football Game will be held on Cajun Field, and fans are encouraged to come out and watch some players from the Ragin’ Cajuns past.
Jake Delhomme (1993-96) will captain the white team and Terrance Broadway (2011-14) will be at the helm of the red team. Grant Horst (2013-17), Tim Sensley (1992-95) and Tyrell Fenroy (2005-08) are just a few others, along with a large selection of other alumni, that will be on the field for the alumni game.
BRING THOSE CANNED GOODS: Fans are encouraged to attend the Cajuns Alumni Game on Cajun Field that starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until the start of the spring game at 12:30 p.m. When coming to either the Alumni Game or the spring game fans can bring canned goods to donate to the Cajuns Canned Food Drive as a part of the Geaux Cajuns Program Initiative.
All canned goods collected will be donated to the FoodNet Bank of Lafayette and student-athletes along with volunteers from the FoodNet Bank will be at gates A, C & D to collect the canned goods. Goods fans are encouraged to bring range from dry goods such as rice, pasta, dry beans and meals in a box. Canned goods that can be brought to donate include tuna, fruit, vegetables and tomato sauce.
GET YOUR CRAWFISH HERE: During the game Richard Farms and Crawfish Time on Ridge Road will be selling five-pound orders of Crawfish at $20 an order. Fans can pay with cash or card and fans can buy their orders of Crawfish under the west tower main concourse area. All money collected from the Crawfish orders will be donated to the RCAF.
BOUNCING FOR JOY: Located near gate A there will be a Kids Zone set up and kids will be treated to an inflatable bouncy house, balloon animals and face painting. The Kid Zone will open up at noon and run through the game.
DANCING UNDER THE OAK TREE: Post-game there will be a free concert by Zydeco legend Keith Frank and fans are encouraged to swing by the oak tree near gate A. The concert will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the game.
RENEW THOSE SEASON TICKETS: Fans who had season tickets during the 2017 season have until April 21st to renew their season tickets for the 2018 season, by calling the Ragin’ Cajuns ticket office at (337) 265-2357 or visiting www.ragincajuns.com/sb_output.aspx?form=36. Fans who didn’t have season tickets during the 2017 season, can get on the season tickets waiting list by visiting the same website or calling the Ragin’ Cajuns ticket office.