HAMMOND, Louisiana – The University of Southeast Louisiana football team wrapped up its first week of fall practice Saturday morning at Strawberry Stadium.
The Lions, the Southland conference’s preseason favorite and one of six FCS teams to be ranked in the latest FCS polls in each of the last three seasons, held their final split-team practice on Saturday. SLU Head Coach Frank Scelfo was pleased with his team’s efforts in the first four practices.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth across the board in every job group,” Scelfo said. “We’re able to give everyone quality reps by splitting training into two sessions in that first week. We’ve had great moments on both sides of the ball throughout the first week. Our defense has did a good job creating turnovers, but our offense responded with some big plays.”
Monday’s practice at 9 a.m. will mark the first time the 2022 Lions meet as a full squad at fall camp.
“When we get everyone together, that’s where our team camaraderie grows,” Scelfo commented. “We’re going to start seeing how well our guys are fitting in and playing as a unit, and which players are ready to stand out from a leadership perspective.”
Southeastern will practice Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. until the first day of fall classes, set for Aug. 17. Beginning with the start of the fall semester, SLU will practice Monday through Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. through the season opening week of September 3 at UL Lafayette.
Southeastern opens the 2022 season for the Ragin’ Cajuns in a 6 p.m. contest. The home opener is scheduled for Sept. 17 against Central Connecticut State.
South East Football Pre-Season Training Schedule
August 8 – 9 a.m. (First full team practice)
August 9 – 9 a.m.
August 10 – 9 a.m.
August 11 – 9 a.m.
August 12 – 9 a.m.
August 13 – 9 a.m.
August 15 – 9 a.m.
August 16 – 9 a.m.
August 17 – 3:45 p.m. (First day of classes)
August 18 – 3:45 p.m.
August 19 – 9 a.m.
August 20 – 9 a.m.
August 22 – 3:45 p.m.
August 23 – 3:45 p.m.
August 24 – 3:45 p.m.
August 25 – 3:45 p.m.
August 26 – 9 a.m.
August 27 – 9 a.m.
For more ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics box office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue to offer mobile ticketing as the primary source for obtaining tickets for the 2022-23 season. All tickets will be available via email or SMS in PDF format for fans to download to their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded from Apple Wallet.
For more South East soccer news, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.
TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB
Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alumni are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is reserved for South East sports letter winners.
All Touchdown Club and S Club (football) membership fees and donations are available for the exclusive use of the South East Football Program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at [email protected] or (985) 549-5091 or by visiting www.LionUp.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective at the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear .