March 23, 2019

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Southeastern Football Practice Report – Day 25

HAMMOND, La. – With the 2018 season opener just five days away, the Southeastern Louisiana football team held one of its final practices in conjunction with the annual Season Ticket Party Saturday morning at Strawberry Stadium.


Dressed in their game uniforms, the Lions went through game situations versus the scout teams. SLU head coach Frank Scelfo was pleased with how his team handled the day.


“We went through a full pregame today as if it was a game day, then went through a lot of game situations,” Scelfo commented. “It was a good experience for our players and staff heading into game week.”


The Lions had highlights in all facets. On offense, junior Chason Virgil was able to find senior Darren Johnson on a 29-yard catch and run on the first offensive play of the day, setting up a 20-yard field goal by senior Jonathan Tatum. Virgil also connected with junior Juwan Petit-Frere on a 30-yard touchdown pass later in the scrimmage.


Freshman Ferlando Jordan intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards to highlight the defensive effort, while junior Matthew Wright also had a pick. Junior Mike Mason forced a fumble that was recovered by senior Tamarcus Russell. Senior Sean Clavelle was also credited with a sack.


Tatum was perfect on his field goal attempts. The Alexandria, Louisiana native’s long of the day was 50 yards.


The Lions open the 2018 season with a 7 p.m. contest next Thursday at ULM. The game will be televised on ESPN+, the subscription-based arm of ESPN, and will air on the Southeastern Radio Network (KSLU-FM 90.9, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM). The game can also be heard online at and via the TuneIn Radio and RadioFX apps.



For season ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit 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).



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



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 or (985) 549-5091 or visiting


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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.



The Frank Scelfo Coaches Show will debut on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering (113 East Thomas Street) in downtown Hammond. The season’s first show will air on Tuesday due to Labor Day. The season’s remaining shows will be held each Monday through Nov. 12 with a 7 p.m. start for each.


The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of the show will be available via Facebook Live at

By: Southeastern Athletics