ST. GABRIEL, La. (WAFB) - The East Iberville Tigers are stop No. 48 for Sportsline Summer Camp.
East Iberville has paused workouts for now, taking precaution in regards to COVID-19 but when the Tigers do get back at it, they are hungry to build on the momentum they’ve created for themselves the last few seasons.
It’s been a steady climb since 2016 when the team went 1-9. Since then, the Tigers have increased their win total every year. Coach Ron Lejeune stepped down this offseason and now Justin Joseph is the head coach.
He said the foundation has been laid and he hopes to continue the recent success with a bit of his own touch on the program with 17 returning seniors in 2020.
“The kids know how to win now,” said Joseph. “This group of seniors has never had a losing season.”
Joseph added this group is now established and a playoff run last year means the 2020 squad, with 12 total starters returning, has to learn to play like the hunted.
“It kind of puts a target on your back. You can’t hide from people anymore. So, they know we have to put the work in and we kind of have to return some favors. We had a salty taste in our mouths. We lost to our rivals, White Castle, last season not once but twice. So, our kids are real anxious to right their wrongs,” Joseph explained.
The Tigers finished 2019 with an 8-3 record and a quarterfinal playoff appearance for the first time in school history.
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