Pre-season decisions include faith, football

By Elizabeth Clarke

Pineville, LA (LC News) – Louisiana College Wildcats have been hard at practice preparing for their first game in the NAIA, this Saturday, Aug. 28.

But an even more important decision was made by 21 football players recently, as they made professions of faith, accepting Jesus Christ as their savior.

“As a coach you want to have a lasting impact on your players, that’s why you get into this job,” said Head Football Coach Andrew Maddox. “The best feeling in the world is when a player turns his life over to Christ. The best part about being at Louisiana College is that we don’t have to hide who we are here, and our players get to hear everlasting truth.”

Even though Louisiana College is a Baptist, Christian institution, students come to the college from all different faith and no-faith backgrounds.

President Rick Brewer said he expects even greater things on the horizon at LC, as the Lord has his hand on the College.

“We have the largest freshman class in history, and we have already had some spirit-filled speakers share the Word of God in relevant ways for today’s students,” Brewer said. “We also have a lot of new and outstanding athletes on our teams. We expect great changes in the hearts and minds across campus this semester.”

The Wildcats take the field Saturday at 5 p.m. at home against North American University of Houston. Tickets are $10 and buy-one-get-one-free for this week’s “I Love Cenla Weekend.”