The NSU football team was out in force this Saturday, August 14 for the first scrimmage of the season. The Demons came out to learn, prepare and get better under Argus eyed fourth year Coach Brad Laird and his staff. Special teams practiced while the offense and defense worked on plays depicting various game scenarios. The players worked on their skills and continued to meld together into one team and one family.
NSU Demon Athletics is more than competition. The players are part and parcel of traditions that stretch back more than a century. These traditions, what Winston Churchill referred to in a more perilous context as “the long continuity of our institutions” bind players and coaches into a family. The NSU Football Player Alumni came back to visit and to treat the players to a BBQ lunch after the scrimmage. The lunch was more than a meal, however. It was an opportunity for the current players to meet the men who came before them and for the former players to see that the team is in good hands.
The former players also showed by their presence that the effort required to play a sport at the collegiate level is indeed worth the sacrifice. They are a group of men who have had successful lives in a variety of areas. There were several physicians, including a world-famous neurologist. There were lawyers, businessmen, coaches and retired professional players, all of whom wore the Demon uniform and all of whom care about the young men who came after them.
Effort, attitude, being the best you can be day in and day out in every aspect of your life, these are the ingredients of success in football-and in life. The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to extend its best wishes to the Demon football family for victory as they prepare for the upcoming season. We are most certainly looking forward to the upcoming season. Fork ’em Demons!
Courtesy of NSU Demon Athletics:
LC Greenwood 28 pass from Zachary Clement (Eddie Godina kick)
Godina 31 FG
Trevor Morgan 1 run (Jesus Bravo kick)
RUSHING – Aubrey Scott 9-26; Bryce Dealey 5-22; Kevin Perkins 2-12; Morgan 2-1; SirMichael Veasley 3-0; Jacob Barrett 1-(-3); Kareame Cotton Jr. 1-(-5); Curtis Williams 3-(-8); Mark Salazar 3-(-9); Kaleb Fletcher 3-(-13); Clement 4-(-19).
PASSING – Clement 6-12-0 87; Fletcher 6-13-1 72, TD; Judd Barton 1-1-0 10; Salazar 1-3-0 4; Cotton Jr. 1-6-0 4; Barrett 0-1-0 0.
RECEIVING – Jacob Logan 2-43; LC Greenwood 2-32, TD; Gavin Landry 2-24; Caleb Laboy 2-12; Morgan 1-19; Stanley King 1-8; Kendrick Price 1-7; Scooter Adams 1-18; Josh Carver 1-10; Dane Wallace 1-4; Robbie Williams 1-0
Kyle Moore 5 tackles; Jaedon Ward 4 tackles, block FG; Kendal Harmon 3 tackles, TFL; Princeton Malbrue 3 tackles, sack; Cadillac Rhone 3 tackles; Kwame Sarkodie 3 tackles; Isaiah Longino TFL, 2 sacks, QB hurry; Junior Brown 2 tackles, sack; John Daigle 2 sacks; Tyree Cormier 2 tackles, sack, TFL, QB Hurry; Malik Carey 2 tackles, PBU; Xa’vion Mandigo 2 tackles, TFL; Jared Pedraza 2 tackles, QB hurry, block FG; Race Moser 2 tackles, QB hurry; Ara Rauls III 2 tackles; Dante Thomas 2 tackles; Jacob Washington 2 tackles; Waylon Washington 2 tackles; Cedric Anderson, INT, tackle; Kevin Davis Jr. tackle, sack, PBU; Adrion Robertson tackle, PBU, QB hurry; Darius Whitfiled sack; Isaiah Robinson tackle; Theron Bellard tackle; Riley Bond tackle; Donovan Duvernay tackle; PJ Harrington tackle; Keenan Leachman tackle; Tyrrell Lockett tackle; Chandler Moncrief tackle; William Hooper tackle, QB Hurry; Shemar Bartholomew 2 PBU; Ray Johnson 2 PBU; Donovan Green QB hurry