March 27, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas -
As a head coach Ray Woodard is used to making judgment calls from one moment to the next, but no call was more fun than his call Thursday night. Serving as the Master of Ceremonies, and surrounded by LU players and Lamar End Zone Angels Woodard officially opened the 2014 State Fair.
Just moments after calling the fair open, Lamar T-shirts, foam footballs, plastic cups and other gifts were thrown into the crowd. The Beaumont State Fair is now in its 71st year, and will run all the way through Sunday, April 6th.
Entering his fifth season, Woodard is coming off a record-setting campaign that watched his troops set or tie nearly 30 team and individual records. The Cardinals should field one of their most electrifying offenses in school history this season returning quarterback Caleb Berry who is coming off a junior season that saw him set the single-season school record for completions, passing yards, yards of total offense and passing touchdowns.
Berry will have several weapons at his disposal including junior receiver Reggie Begelton and sophomore running back Kade Harrington. Begelton led the Southland in receptions last season, while Harrington was named SLC Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-America honors.
The Cardinals will open the season Saturday, Aug. 30th, at home against Grambling State. Fans can view the whole 2014 schedule by clicking here.