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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 move into second place with win over Stephen F. Austin

Glader Huszar, a freshman linebacker, brings down a Stephen F. Austin receiver. Huszar finished the game half a sack and half a tackle for loss. The Lions totaled 421 yards of total offense against the Lumberjacks. Southeastern is currently in sixth place in total offense in the FCS.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Lions football team emerged victorious over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks with a 47-30 Southland win on Nov. 2 in Strawberry Stadium. Frank Scelfo, head coach, commented on both teams’ good efforts, including what he was proud of from the Lions’ performance on the field. “Give credit...

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...

Scelfo’s journey of coaching football

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.

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...

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,...

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