Tulane makes it official — 1st high school FB game at Yulman September 8th

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Dontrell Hilliard #26 of the Tulane Green Wave scores a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Yulman Stadium on October 29, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS —  Tulane athletics made it official Thursday. Yulman Stadium will host its first high school football game.

St Aug will play De la Salle Friday night September 8th.

“We are excited to open Yulman Stadium to high school football, and take particular pleasure in welcoming St Augustine and De la Salle as the first game,” said director of athletics Troy Dannen, in a new release issued by the school.

“We expect further announcements in the future about additional games involving local high schools as this high school series commences.”

The St Aug vs De la Salle game will be the first high school football game played on the Tulane campus since November 3rd, 1979. Chalmette defeated Jesuit 23-9 in the final game played at Tulane Stadium.

Yulman Stadium opened in 2014. In an agreement hammered out between the University and the city of New Orleans, games could only be played on the weekends that the Green Wave football team did not play a home game.