Wolves step into the “Franklinton Fire.”
Young Wolves take on highly regarded 4A Franklinton in Spring Game.
FRANKLINTON, LA—The Loranger Wolves left the warm workouts of spring drills this past Wednesday and stepped into the
“Franklinton Fire” on Thursday as the Wolves played their spring game against the Demons, a team that has collected a Class 4A
State Runner-up and a State Championship title over the past three years. The Wolves lost twenty seniors off last
year’s District 8-3A Championship team and are in a bit of a rebuilding mode but head coach Sam Messina has
wasted no time challenging his young charges. The Wolves stepped up in classification and scrimmaged a very good
Franklinton team on the road to close out spring drills.
“I thought in spots we really looked good,” said Loranger head coach Sam Messina.
“Our secondary stepped up and made a lot of plays and really they (Franklinton) did not do a lot against us in
the passing game. Their quarterback made some runs on us and they wore us down a little bit. They were bigger
and more physical than us, but I expected that. We scheduled these guys with a purpose in mind and that was to
see where we stand.”
It was a good night for backs wearing the number eleven jersey as Loranger senior Justin Zanders
made the most of six carries collecting 91 yards, while Franklinton’s Ron Robinson paced a solid Demon running game
rushing for 142 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns.
“They (Franklinton) are a good football team and have one of the bigger sets of lines than we will
see this coming season,” continued Messina. “I was pleased with the attitude we played with and the effort was definitely there. We just have to keep working hard and get better.”
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Wolves collect post season honors.
Four Loranger players earn 8-3A First Team selection as ten Wolves earn selection.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves Baseball Team was honored with ten 8-3A All-District selections this past
week along with senior Jason Licciardi, who earned LHSAA Academic All-State honors. Seniors Chris Graham, Logan Amacker,
and Dillan Vining headlined the first team selections along with junior Jake Ingraffia and sophomore Destin Bailey.
Graham earned honors as infielder, Vining as a utility infielder and Amacker and Bailey as pitchers. Ingraffia,a mainstay for the Wolves in centerfield, was selected as an outfielder. Bailey, who played short stop as a freshman
on the JV Team last season, broke into the starting rotation as a pitcher this season winning all his league outings going 4-0.
Seniors Luke Ingraffia and Cole Dubret head up the second team selections along with sophomore
Dakota Grace, who worked his first full season behind the plate for Loranger. L. Ingraffia was selected as an outfielder,
while Dubret earned honors as an infielder.
Junior Jayden Joiner and sophomore Blaise Schillace received Honorable Mention honors.
2013 Baseball Record
8-3A District Co-Champs
2013 Softball Record
Lady Wolves 21-9, 7-3
Wolves 10-15, 4-6