Louisiana Tech Closes Fall Camp with Brief Scrimmage Wednesday Night

Aug. 26, 2009

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's football team concluded fall camp Wednesday night with a scrimmage designed to get players adjusted to timing, substitutions and other variables in a game-like atmosphere at Joe Aillet Stadium Wednesday evening. The light scrimmage lasted less than an hour.

LA Tech wrapped up fall camp that began on Aug. 10 and the team will now turn its focus to preparing for the season opening game at Auburn on Sept. 5.

"It was a hard camp, it was a tough camp," said head coach Derek Dooley. "The good news is in the areas we felt good about, we still feel good about. The areas we had a lot of concerns, we have seen a lot of improvement across the board. It doesn't mean that we are anywhere close to where we need to be but I think the camp was a success as we were able to identify who our good players are going to be and who we are going to be able to depend on."

"The thing about training camp is you never know how your team is until your first game and you never know the chemistry of your team until you hit some tough, adverse situations," Dooley continued. "Camp is good, but we have no idea who we are, where we are going and what lies ahead."

Athletics Department personnel used Wednesday's scrimmage session as a chance to test many of the game operations equipment at Joe Aillet Stadium, including the new videoboard that will debut on Sept. 19, the Bulldogs' home opener against Nicholls State.

"I was pleased with the production crew that we've brought in," Dooley said. "There's a few kinks we need to iron out and it's not going to be perfect for the first game but the fun part is there is constant room for adjustment. I think the fans are going to be excited about the production and hopefully they'll be more excited about the product on the field, which matters most."

Season tickets are currently on sale as the Bulldogs play five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium, including Nicholls State (Sept. 19), Hawaii (Sept. 30), New Mexico State (Oct. 17), Boise State (Nov. 6) and San Jose State (Dec. 5).



Tech ticket manager Zach Williams also said season tickets will continue to be sold up to the Bulldogs first home game against Nicholls State.

One of the best deals is the Family Pack. For only $275, the Family Pack consists of two adult and three children tickets for all five home games.

Single game tickets and season tickets can both be ordered by logging onto www.LATechSports.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Choice tailgating spaces are also still available and parties interested in upgrading their gameday experience at Joe Aillet Stadium can reserve their tailgating spot by contacting Bill Graham at (318) 257-2056.

Williams also said group single game ticket rates for the east side of the stadium are being offered. Groups can purchase 20 to 49 tickets for $8 each, 50 to 99 tickets for $7 each and 100-plus tickets for $6 each.

Single game tickets for road games at Auburn ($40) and Navy ($32) are on sale to the general public as well while LSU ($45) tickets are available only to season ticket holders and LTAC members.

Tech fans with youngsters are encouraged to sign them up for the inaugural LA Tech Kids Club. For only a $30 fee for the year, LA Tech Kids Club members receive free admission to all Tech home regular season sporting events as well as additional benefits such as club t-shirt and more.

To sign up for the LA Tech Kids Club, contact Nicki Brostek at 318-257-2507 or e-mail nbrostek@latech.edu.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please visit the official home of LA Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.


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