BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Scotlandville has a new head coach as Lavanta Davis takes over for the veteran Robert Valdez, who has moved on to the St. James Wildcats.
The Hornets played their spring game against the Woodlawn Panthers as veteran, lefty quarterback Levi Lewis was up to his usual tricks, moving the Hornets down the field.
"Real grateful for the opportunity, blessed to have the opportunity. Valdez when he left, he didn't leave the cupboard bare. We've got a great group of kids coming back," Davis said. "Starting with our senior quarterback Levi Lewis. A good group of coaches that have been buying in to what we're doing during the summer. Kids have been there, attendance has been tremendous this summer. I think we're going to do great things."
Scotlandville is coming off a big season, finishing 10-2 a year ago and reaching the second round of the playoffs.
Lewis and the offense may be asked to carry the team at times as Scotlandville loses eight defensive starters. The first time head coach knows he has a special one behind center.
"First and foremost his play on the field speaks for itself, but more than that, Levi is a leader. A real leader for our guys," Davis said. "First one there, last one to leave. A great kid to have. I'm thankful to coach a kid like that. To have a kid like that at quarterback. It just bids really well for us over at Scotlandville."
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