FOOTBALL: Lamar kicks off with banquet
Lamar kickoff banquet
BEAUMONT — Sunday’s Lamar football kickoff banquet drew nearly 500 attendees to the Montagne Center.
The crowd got to hear a keynote address from Lincoln High graduate and NFL great Joe Washington Jr. Washington recalled looking forward to playing in Lamar’s stadium, now known as Provost Umphrey Stadium, while in high school because the UIL bi-district round game was played there annually. Although Lincoln won its district championship his senior season (1971), he did not get to play in the playoff game because he sustained a broken leg in Lincoln’s victory over Thomas Jefferson the week before.
Lamar will begin its ninth season since rebooting the football program at 6 p.m. Saturday taking on NAIA Kentucky Christian.
**CORRECTS Kentucky Christian’s athletic affiliation.**
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