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Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley takes home Walter Payton Award

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief June 14, 2021

In a season filled with ups, downs and doubt, one thing was a constant throughout the Lions 2021 season - senior quarterback Cole Kelley’s consistency throughout every game. It was this consistency that...

Cole Kelley is the first player in Southeastern’s program to win the Walter Payton Award. Last season’s recipient of the award was North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who was previously selected third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers.

Kelley named Walter Payton Award finalist

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2021

After capping off a seven-game 2021 spring season, Lions’ starting quarterback Cole Kelley was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award. The award is given annually to the best overall player...

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...

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