South Lafourche looks to future with younger squad
South Lafourche has a proud program with a proud history of success.
Its football teams have a long-standing reputation for playing to the whistle with hard nosed, tough players who are determined to succeed.
South Lafourche won state championships in 1971 and in 1977 and reached the state championship game in 1966.
The Tarpons are looking to continue their success of a year ago, when they reached the Class 4A state playoffs and scored 42 points in an opening round loss to Opelousas.
It was a very good year for South Lafourche, given the obstacles overcome with Hurricane Ida and its massive impact in Cut off and the region.
BJ Young enters his third season on the job.
It will be Young’s biggest challenge yet.
South Lafourche has just two starters returning from a year ago, both on offense.
This will be a young, inexperienced team that will have to grow up quickly.
The offensive line features senior tackle Jack Chaisson (6-5, 225).
He is joined up front by seniors Anton Cristen, Tige Guidry Dustin Bourg, along with junior Aidan Bruce.
The quarterback is junior Carson Orgeron (5-11, 155) while the running back will be Abram Bourg.
The wide receivers include senior Jacob Curole, senior Hayden Callais (5-9, 145), senior Luke Sanamo (5-7, 140) and Kamden Bourg.
The defensive line is led by sophomore Damoz Price. He is flanked by junior Tyler Autin (6-1, 235), sophomore Nick Coleman and Miles Stelter.
The linebackers are senior Blace Behl and junior Max Vedros.
In the secondary are Jakyus Croson, Caden Masser, Landon Jarvis, Kaden Jarvis and junior Maddox Comardelle.
The kicker is Emilio Amaro while the punter is Coleman.
The schedule opens at home against St. Edmund. Then comes a trip to Thibodaux and a home game with Central Lafourche.
District 7-4A play begins at South Terrebonne before a home game with Lutcher. After a trip to Assumption, the Tarpons host Morgan City. Then comes a trip to Lake Charles to face St. Louis Catholic in a non-district contest. The regular season concludes with district games against Ellender and at Vandebilt Catholic.
In the last six seasons, South Lafourche has made the playoffs three times, in each odd year.
To get there this year, it will take a lot of young players growing up quickly. To be certain, no team will play any harder than the Tarpons. That is the South Lafourche way.
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