The Lion's Roar

Senior center Drew Jones checks Northwestern State’s defensive line prior to snapping the ball to senior quarterback Cole Kelley. The Lions moved to 2-1 on the spring season after defeating the Demons at home .

Lions outlast Demons on game-winning field goal

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 16, 2021

With the score tied 24-24 and seconds remaining on the clock, fans in Strawberry Stadium anticipated overtime for Saturday night’s football game against Northwestern State. The No. 18 Lions left no...

Senior quarterback Cole Kelley threw for 301 total yards in Saturday’s 25-20 victory over McNeese State University. Kelley is a native of Lafayette and a transfer from the University of Arkansas. The Lions will face Northwestern State University at home on March 13 at 6 pm.

Lions defeat McNeese at home 25-20

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

After over a year of absence from Strawberry Stadium, the Lions returned home to defeat the McNeese Cowboys 25-20. The Lions’ conference rival maintained the pressure throughout the game, keeping the...

Lions look to win Southland after historic 2019 season

Lions look to win Southland after historic 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2021

The 2019 season was one for the record books for the university’s football team. From knocking off No. 6 ranked Jacksonville State in the season opener to having a 17-point comeback over No. 8 Villanova...

Chris Lachney.

Lions promote Lachney to interim defensive coordinator for 2020 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter April 4, 2020

After the sudden departure of defensive coordinator Lance Guidry to Florida Atlantic University, the Lions were left with a hole in the defensive coordinator position on its coaching staff. Head football...

Frank Scelfo, head coach of football.

Scelfo reflects on 2020 signing class

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

The university football team added nine more players to their roster after the Feb. 5 National Signing Day period. Of the nine players that signed, five were on the offensive side of the ball and four...

Frank Scelfo received the 2019 Southland Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the Lions to an 8-5 record and a playoff appearance. In Scelfo’s second season, the Lions also finished with the top-ranked offense in the Southland Conference.

Frank Scelfo signs contract extension to be head coach through 2024

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter January 30, 2020

In the 2019 season, head football coach Frank Scelfo doubled the Lions’ win total from the previous season and reached the second round of the FCS Playoffs. Along with leading the football team to...

Senior quarterback Chason Virgil drops back to throw a pass against Jacksonville State University. The Lions defeated Jacksonville State 35-14 on Aug. 29, 2019.

Scelfo talks preparation for FCS Playoffs

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter November 27, 2019

After suffering a 28-27 loss against Nicholls State University on Nov. 21 the Lions saw there playoff chances go slim. Since Southeastern did not win a share of the Southland Conference title the team...

Linebackers Alexis Ramos and Joshua Carr sack Nicholls State quarterback Chase Fourcade. Ramos was ejected in the third quarter due to a targeting penalty in the 2019 loss against the Colonels.

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter November 22, 2019

Southeastern fell 28-27 to River Bell Classic rival Nicholls State University on Thursday night to finish the regular season 7-4.  With the loss the Lions did not win the Southland Conference Championship...

Southeastern football players raise the River Bell Trophy after defeating Nicholls State University 21-17 in 2017. This will be the first time both schools are ranked in the River Bell Classic game. Nicholls and Southeastern will be playing for the Southland Conference title.

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

The university prepares to face off in the River Bell Classic game against in-state rival, Nicholls State University, on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions will put their four-game winning...

 Marcus Cooper, a sophomore running back, returns a kick in the Lions’ opening game against Jacksonville State University.

Football ranked in top 25 after win

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter September 10, 2019

For the first time since 2015, the university football team is ranked in the STATS FCS top 25 rankings. The Lions are sitting at No. 23 after knocking off then No. 6 Jacksonville State University 35-14...

The athletic department typically schedules games for the team years in advance. After playing against other universities in the state like University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana State University, the Lions are scheduled to play against Louisiana Tech University in the 2021 season.

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter April 16, 2019

The Lions football team is scheduled to travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech University in the 2021 season to benefit the athletic programs of both universities. The athletic department handles various...

Frank Scelfo, head coach of football, teaches his players various plays at practice. The football team looks to build off of its 4-7 overall record from last season. Scelfo joined the Lions in 2018 following over 30 years of experience coaching the sport.

Scelfo’s journey of coaching football

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

With over 30 years of coaching experience, Frank Scelfo was hired in January of 2018 to become the university’s 16th head coach of football. Beginning his second year at the helm of Lions football,...

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