Southeastern holds pep rally for first ever playoff game

Published: Dec. 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM CST
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HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - The Southeastern Louisiana University Lions celebrated a bit of school history Wednesday.

A pep rally was held in advance of the team's spot in the NCAA playoffs, as the Lions focus on a national title.

Southeastern has never made the playoffs before and its first post-season game will be held Saturday night in Hammond against league foe Sam Houston State.

Second-year head coach Ron Roberts said there are a number of reasons the Lions jelled this season.

"It involves a great job of recruiting, bringing in great talent," said Roberts. "Our guys bought in and had a great offseason. It is a culmination of several things that have to fall into place."

The Lions had a first round bye. They actually beat the Bearkats 34-21 in the regular season.

Kickoff at Strawberry Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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