Football Team Heads Into Conference Play


Leesville heads into the bye week with a solid record of 3-1. Looking ahead, the road won’t get any easier for the Pride as injuries and a tough remaining schedule will test the depth of an experienced Leesville team.

In last Friday’s 49-7 loss to Wake Forest, The Pride not only lost their undefeated record, but also a number of starters. Both Brayden Rivenbark and Jack Short went down with injuries that will sideline them for the next few games.The Pride also lost a few defensive players including Xavier Hamlet and Jalon Watkins.

Leesville’s defense hasn’t given up more than 20 points in a regular season game since the spring of 2020. This will be a long two weeks for the Pride defense to sit on their loss to Wake Forest before running out onto their home field on September 30 against Broughton.

In order to win the conference, Leesville will have to avenge last year’s losses to both Cardinal Gibbons and Sanderson. 

To open up conference play, Leesville will welcome their community back to Hamilton Stadium for the first time in over a year when they play Broughton.This will be a big game for both the players and coaches involved.

Leesville is short handed heading into conference play. Leesville Football has always risen to the occasion when everyone else underestimated them. This stretch of the season might be the biggest challenge they’ve faced in a long time.


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