The Lion's Roar

Coaching football: a new chapter

Coaching football: a new chapter

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Archive, Sports

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


Filed under Archive, Sports

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


Filed under Archive, Sports

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

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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

Lions hold off demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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

Downfall of the lions in Death Valley

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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

Looking for luck on the field

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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

Quirks of a football coach

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

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...

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Tuning in to the most popular sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Sports fans consistently head out to sporting venues or tune in on the TV and radio to watch their favorite teams compete. By attendance, football, baseball and men’s basketball are the university’s most popular sports. On record, football’s most attended game was against Jackson State University...

Four players named to preseason teams

Four players named to preseason teams

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The league honored four Lion football players by naming them to the 2018 Preseason All-Southland Conference Football Teams. Junior kick returner Juwan Petit-Frere was selected for the first team while sophomore running back Marcus Cooper, junior offensive lineman Alfred Beverly III and senior linebacker...