GONZALES, La. (WAFB) - Sportsline Summer Camp for Wednesday, June 24 featured a trip to Gonzales to visit with the East Ascension Spartans.
Since 2017, the first 11 weeks of the season have treated East Ascension well. The Spartans have a pair of nine-win seasons and a 10-win season that all ended with first-round playoff wins in their own backyard.
However, when week 12 approaches, that’s when things fall short.
In the last three years, the Spartans have watched their season end by one possession in the second or quarterfinal round of the postseason. Their most recent loss was a 21-13 upset at No. 20 seed Ruston.
East Ascension lost some talent from an offense that averaged 31 points in the regular season, but with eight returning starters back, the Spartans could be in line to repeat that success.
Junior quarterback Kullen Wheat will be battling for the starting job but already has a headstart after coming up huge in two situations last year.
At the receiver spots, Jordan Goodlow and Navell Chopin are ready for primetime.
And on the offensive line, four starters are back, including Gavin Soniat, who will transition from right tackle to center.
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