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Scelfo talks preparation for FCS Playoffs

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 was not guaranteed a playoff spot, but the FCS committee voted in the Lions despite the loss.   ...

Lions fall to Nicholls from a last-minute fumble

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 and did not receive an automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs.  Head coach Frank Scelfo talk...

River Bell rivalry returns to Strawberry Stadium

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 streak to test by facing the number 19 ranked team in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll. Frank Scelfo,...

Football ranked in top 25 after win

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 in the home opener on Aug. 29. Devonte Williams, a senior running back, shared how it felt to...

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

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 responsibilities of all the university’s sports, such as creating the teams’ season schedule...

Scelfo’s journey of coaching football

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, Scelfo’s coaching career extends beyond his time with the university. “This will be my 37th ye...

Kelley returns home to finish eligibility

Kelley returns home to finish eligibility

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

Cole Kelley, a Lafayette native, transferred to the Lions to play as a quarterback after playing for two seasons at the University of Arkansas. Frank Scelfo, football head coach, believes Kelley will bring more game experience to the team. “He is going to come in and compete for playing time, an...

Coaching football: a new chapter

Coaching football: a new chapter

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

A native of Garyville, Louisiana, Raymond Monica looks forward to joining the coaching staff as the assistant head coach of football for the 2019 season. Monica, who is in his 32nd year of coaching, explained why he took the position at the university. “The main reason I came here was because of coach ...

Cowboys defensive coordinator Lance Guidry becomes a Lion

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

A new defensive coordinator for the football team will head practices this spring with an ambition to pursue the Southland Conference Championship. Lance Guidry, who has been coaching since 1994 and started coaching at the collegiate level in 2000, replaced former defensive coordinator Louie Cioffi in Jan...

Wrapping up the fall sports for 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Football, cross country, soccer and volleyball concluded their seasons this semester.  The football team wrapped up its season, finishing ninth in the Southland Conference with a 4-7 record. Football Head Coach Frank Scelfo discussed his team’s performance this season. “We did a lot of things ...

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

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....