Southeastern scrimmage features highlight moments on both sides of ball
HAMMOND, La. – Big plays on both sides of the ball highlighted the Southeastern Louisiana football team’s practice Saturday morning at Strawberry Stadium.
During the team portion in the second half of practice, the Lion offense showed off its explosiveness. Junior quarterback Chason Virgil connected with junior Devonte Williams (38 yards), freshman C.J. Turner (43 yards) and junior Juwan Petit-Frere (39 yards) on long touchdown passes.
“Finding the guys who can consistently make explosive plays is important,” Southeastern head coach Frank Scelfo said. “It takes the pressure off our offense when we have the ability to score from anywhere on the field.”
Williams scored the offense’s fourth touchdown, bulling in from a yard out to cap a methodical drive.
The Southeastern offense had another scoring chance when junior Lorenzo Nunez found senior Nih-jer Jackson for a 41-yard catch and run that set the Lions up inside the 10-yard line. However, freshman Donniel Ward-Magee made a leaping interception in the back of the end zone to end the drive.
The practice ended with a similar play. After SLU had driven the field, senior Shamar Busby hauled in an interception in the back right corner of the end zone to quell another Southeastern scoring opportunity. Senior Xavier Chatman also had an interception to highlight the defensive effort.
“Our offense has to take better care of the ball in the red zone,” Scelfo commented. “But our defense did a great job forcing turnovers in those situations to get off the field without allowing points.”
SLU will continue its camp schedule on Monday and Tuesday with 9 a.m. practices both days. On Wednesday, classes start and Southeastern will begin practicing at 3:30 p.m. during the school week. The Lions open the 2018 season with a 7 p.m. contest on Aug. 30 at ULM.
SEASON TICKET INFORMATION
For season ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net/tickets. The Lions will welcome conference foes Central Arkansas (Sept. 15), Northwestern State (Sept. 29), Houston Baptist (Oct. 13 – Homecoming), Abilene Christian (Oct. 20 – Hall of Fame Game) and McNeese (Nov. 3).
Season ticket holders will also be able to participate in the Season Ticket Party, set for Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the south end zone of Strawberry Stadium.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB / S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letterwinners.
All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.
For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @SLUFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
Fans can also win a pair of SLU Football season tickets by participating in the #SelfieWithScelfo campaign during the month of August. Follow @SLU_athletictix on Twitter for more information.
Fall Camp Key Dates
Aug. 15 – 3:30 p.m. (First day of classes)
Aug. 25 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Season Ticket Party); 2 p.m. (Media Day)
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