February 18, 2019

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Southeastern Football Practice Report – Day 5

HAMMOND, La. – The opening week of fall practice for the Southeastern Louisiana football team culminated with the Lions putting on full pads for the first time Sundaymorning at Strawberry Stadium.


Sunday’s practice also marked the first time during camp the team all practiced at once. The first four days featured split-squad practices.


“It was awesome to have our whole team together for the first time,” Southeastern head coach Frank Scelfo said. “The split-squad practices served their purpose in enhancing the evaluation process, but it’s good to have us all working together as one.”


Throughout the first week, Scelfo has been pleased with the team’s energy on defense. Sunday his praise was reserved for the other side of the ball.


“Our offense came out here and did an excellent job today,” Scelfo said. “We’ve had too many turnovers the last couple of days and today our offense did a much better job protecting the ball.”


The Lions’ primary growth during week one has been mental, according to Scelfo.


“The process of taking what we’re learning in the meeting room and applying it on the practice field has been smoother each day,” Scelfo commented. “Guys are playing faster and there’s less correction coming from the coaching staff.”


While Scelfo is pleased with the team’s progress, he and his staff are looking for continued improvement as the team moves closer to the 2018 season opener.


“We’re still a constant work in progress,” Scelfo said. “Our players have to continue to improve in all three phases and gain a better understanding of the intricacies of our schemes.”


SLU will return to the practice field on Monday at 9 a.m. Southeastern opens the 2018 season on Aug. 30 with a 7 p.m. contest at ULM.



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), Abilene Christian (Oct. 20) 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.



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.



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 laa@southeastern.edu 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.


Fall Camp Key Dates
Aug. 1 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.
Aug. 2 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.

Aug. 3 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.

Aug. 4 – 9 a.m./10:30 a.m.

Aug. 5 – 9 a.m. – First day of full pads

Aug. 6 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 7 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 8 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 9 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 14 – 9 a.m.

Aug. 15 – 3:30 p.m. (First day of classes)

Aug. 25 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Season Ticket Party)

By: Southeastern Athletics