The Lion's Roar

Southeastern beats Villanova 45-44, advances to face University of Montana

Senior defensive linemen Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund brings down Villanova running back during the first quarter of Saturday's playoff game. With the victory the Lions will  travel to Missoula, Mont. to take on the University of Montana.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The Lions advanced to the second round of the FCS Playoffs with a 45-44 win over Villanova University on Nov. 30. The football team came back from a 31-14 deficit to win their first playoff game in over six seasons. Southeastern outgained the Wildcats 602 to 501 in total offensive yards in the victor...

Lions defeat Cardinals at home

Devonte Williams, a senior running back, rushed 63 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's victory against Lamar University. The next matchup for the Lions will be against Northwestern State University.

September 23, 2019

In the second home game of the season, the university football team defeated Southland Conference rival Lamar University. The Lions defeated the Cardinals 45-34 in a game that saw seven touchdowns from the Lions offense. Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, was happy with the team performance. "We...

Summer preparations

Football players sharpen their skills during a pregame warm up. Over the summer, athletes continue their practice regimen to prepare for the next season.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

When the school year ends, many student athletes prepare for summer practice routines. Football players are among the student-athletes who practice during the summer months. Their workouts may vary in frequency and duration from regular season and from each other, but each athlete has goals and exerc...

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, started his collegiate career at California State University, Fresno. The Mesquite, Texas native spends his days preparing for game day whether that is working out or watching game film whenever he can.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Mesquite, Texas native Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, started his quarterback experience when he was 4 years old and continued into college. Virgil transferred to the university from California State University, Fresno. He explained what he learned from his time there. “My time there taught...

Trailing behind at home

Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, threw for 324 yards in the matchup against Abilene Christian University.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

The Lions' victory on Homecoming Day put the team's overall record at 3-4.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

The Homecoming Game ended with a victory for the Lions over the Houston Baptist University Huskies 62-52. The Lions and Huskies faced off in Strawberry Stadium on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To Frank Scelfo, head coach, his team's resiliency stood out to him. "I'd say we compete all the way through the...

Lions hold off demons

Taron Jones, a freshman running back, runs the ball down the field in the game against the Northwestern State University demons.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

The lions football team faced the Northwestern State University demons and emerged victorious with a 2-3 record. The lions were first on the board with a touchdown in the second play of the game. Northwestern State answered with a field goal. The second quarter started with a connection from Chason...

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

The Lions have an 0-2 record following their loss to LSU. However, the defense only allowed one touchdown in the second half of the game.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

The last time the Lions played Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge was in 1949 where they lost 48-7. On Sept. 8, history repeated itself when the Lions lost to the LSU Tigers 31-0. Frank Scelfo, head coach, listed some of the reasons that contributed to the team’s loss. “False starts,...

Looking for luck on the field

Lion football players follow their own routines in hopes of securing a successful game day. These good luck charms range from music preference to tattoos.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018

While skill, talent, hard work and dedication play a large role in sporting events, sometimes a bit of luck can determine the outcome of a game. Because of this, players and coaches alike often have rituals or good luck charms for game day. The football team’s superstitions begin with Frank Scelfo,...

Quirks of a football coach

Frank Scelfo, football head coach, poses with some players at “Hot August Night” in downtown Hammond.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018

Everyone has their quirks, and the football coaching staff is not immune to this. “Every coach has their sayings,” said Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback. “Coach Stevens is just always real laid-back, real calm and collected. We’ve never seen coach Stevens yell. Coach Spurlock: he don’t...