LAFAYETTE – For the first time during spring practice the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team practiced indoors where they held their second scrimmage of spring practice inside the Leon Moncla Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday morning.
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY: The poor weather this morning meant that the Cajuns had to move practice inside for their first practice of the spring off of Cajun Field. It didn’t affect the intensity that the team had, and their practice moved along much like it has all spring.
SECOND SCRIMMAGE: Today’s scrimmage was the second and final scrimmage that the team has held this spring. It was one final chance to simulate game type situations and give the team a tune-up ahead of the spring game, scheduled for one week from today.
THE SPRING GAME IS NEXT: On Saturday, Apr. 21, starting at 12:30 p.m., the Cajuns will hold the Vermilion-White Spring Game, which is free of admission for all fans. But there’s more than just a game going on, fans will be treated with a day’s worth of events surrounding the game.
Fans are encouraged to attend the Cajuns Alumni Game on Cajun Field that starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until the start of the spring game at 12:30 p.m. When coming to either the Alumni Game or the spring game fans can bring canned goods to donate to the Cajuns Canned Food Drive as a part of the Geaux Cajuns Program Initiative.
All canned goods collected will be donated to the FoodNet Bank of Lafayette and student-athletes along with volunteers from the FoodNet Bank will be at gates A, C & D to collect the canned goods. Goods fans are encouraged to bring range from dry goods such as rice, pasta, dry beans and meals in a box. Canned goods that can be brought to donate include tuna, fruit, vegetables and tomato sauce.
During the game Richard Farms and Crawfish Time on Ridge Road will be selling five-pound orders of Crawfish at $20 an order. Fans can pay with cash or card and fans can buy their orders of Crawfish under the west tower main concourse area. All money collected from the Crawfish orders will be donated to the RCAF.
There will be a Kid Zone as well, located near gate A, and kids will be treated to an inflatable bouncy house, balloon animals and face painting. The Kid Zone will open up at noon and run through the game.
Post-game there will be a free concert by Zydeco legend Keith Frank and fans are encouraged to swing by the oak tree near gate A. The concert will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the game.
***Courtesy UL Athletics