St. Tammany's own Amateur Pro Football League (APDFL) home team, the Bayou Lacombe Cardinals, close out the 2023 season against the Alabama War Dogs on Saturday, May 20. The game takes place at Lakeshore High School's Titan Coliseum, 26301 LA-1088, just north of Mandeville, with kick-off at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 and under. Tickets available on EventBrite. Concessions will be available for purchase.
An all-adult, full contact minor league football organization, the Bayou Lacombe Cardinals have distinguished themselves as top contenders as well as top citizens in the nation of Amateur Pro Football League players. In 2021, APDFL awarded the Cardinals with the Humanitarian Organization of the Year award. They were also the #1 Seed in the APDFL Western Conference and ranked 19th in the country.
Jan. 28 - vs. Mid State Bisons (pre-season 5 p.m. kick-off)
Feb. 18 - vs. South Louisiana Demons (pre-season 5 p.m. kick-off)
March 4 at Crescent City Kings
March 11 - HOME - vs. Arkansas Punishers - 7 p.m. at Lakeshore H.S.
March 18 - at Walton County Chiefs
March 25 - HOME - vs. Mississippi Dynasty - 7 p.m. at Lakeshore H.S.
April 1 - at Crescent City Rampage
April 15 at Arkansas Punishers
April 29 - HOME - vs. Panhandle Crusaders - 7 p.m. at Lakeshore H.S.
May 6 - HOME - vs. Walton County Chiefs - 7 p.m. at Lakeshore H.S.
May 13 - at Alabama Wolverines
May 20 - HOME - vs. Alabama War Dogs - 7 p.m. at Lakeshore H.S.
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Founded in 2016, the Bayou Lacombe Cardinals began with the mission to build something positive and family friendly in St. Tammany Parish with a mission to provide guidance and opportunities for adult athletes while providing quality entertainment and community outreach for Lacombe, Louisiana and surrounding areas. The regular season is February to May. Cardinals' players are doing what they love for the benefit the local community, setting the standard for what semi-professional teams do in terms of organization and character.
The community and family oriented, 501(c)3 organization is led by 10 coaches, fifty players and countless volunteers and fans. The regular season is February to May. Cardinals' players are doing what they love for the benefit the local community, setting the standard for what semi-professional teams do in terms of organization and character.
The Amateur Pro Football League (APDFL) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of adult minor league football teams throughout the south eastern states. It is comprised primarily of young men between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to obtain a second chance of reaching their college and/or professional football dreams. The APDFL maintains contact with the JUCCO, NCAA, AFL, AFL2, Indoor League and NFL Recruiters to assist exceptionally talented players in reaching their goal. Learn more at http://www.TheAPDFL.net.