How Lions prepare for Homecoming week

No team wants to lose their Homecoming game and the same applies for the Lions. Homecoming is perhaps the busiest week of the semester. With all the events planned throughout the week, it could be an easy distraction for players and coaches.

Therefore, the Lions take a different approach during homecoming week than they would any other week to keep players focused on the game ahead.

“I don’t think it’s going to take much to keep the guys focused. I think the win at home helped us refine our focus,” said Lion’s head coach Mike Lucas.

Homecoming is also the time where alumni, friends and family all come back to Southeastern. There will be former athletes and students there to cheer on the home team.

“It’s a good time,” said Lucas. “In front of our home fans, friends and family. We just have to go out and play well.”  

Last season the Lions lost their Homecoming game against McNeese State 13-10 and this year they are hoping for a different result. This season the Lions are coming off of a loss to Central Arkansas, but a win in their last home game over Texas State heading into their Homecoming match against Sam Houston State.

 Lucas believes that the win versus Texas State gave the Lions a confidence boost going forward beating a good team.

Students are also excited about the Homecoming game.

“It’s fun to attend all the events and see people you voted for on the Homecoming court, but it makes it all the more special when your team wins the game,” said junior marketing major Courtney Bass.

The Lions kickoff versus Sam Houston State on Saturday in Strawberry Stadium at 3:30 p.m.