LeJeune finds a way to make plays

Published 12:36 pm Thursday, August 6, 2015

PORT NECHES — Everyone is talking offense when it comes to the Port Neches-Groves 2015 season.
Logan LeJeune and his defensive teammates are ready to make a name for themselves for the Indians.
LeJeune is a junior safety and he has quickly become one of coach Brandon Faircloth’s main threats on defense, offense and special teams.
He comes from a family tree rich in PNG tradition.
His grandfather, Butch Troy, was the head football coach from 1984 to 1988. Logan’s father, David LeJeune, also coached at PNG.
Now LeJeune this year has taken to No. 22, a number worn by Michael Hughes until this year, in honor of his father’s jersey.
“I was 22 but Hughes was the senior,” LeJeune said. “My dad was a high school running back and he was 22. I thought I would switch. He enjoyed seeing that.”
LeJeune did not have much of a summer break. He was on the road a lot playing two sports.
“We had a lot going on with 7-on-7 and I was traveling with baseball,” LeJeune said. “When I go home, I’m bored. I always have to be playing sports.”
Faircloth loves the dedication LeJeune has put in to his team.
“The whole family are Indians,” Faircloth said. “Logan started as a sophomore last year. He can play any position on the field. He was the quarterback in ninth grade and he went undefeated. He can play receiver, tailback and safety. There is nothing he can’t do.”
Faircloth said LeJeune can expect even more playing time this season as a junior.
“He is going to be on punt and kickoffs,” Faircloth said. “You don’t want him off the field. You feel he gives you the best chance to be successful when he is out there.
“He is tough and physical. He had some of the biggest hits last year in the secondary. He will get your attention if you run across the middle. Logan finds the ball. He is an effort guy so he is always around the ball.”
LeJeune and his teammates are working towards winning the Indians first district championship since 2009.
“Coming back on the field is always fun,” LeJeune added. “This group has always been together. We were all on the same teams. We have more chemistry this year.
“The years are going by fast. I feel like I can be more of a leader this year since I am not an underclassman. There are a lot of expectations this year. I love being on top because they are coming at us so you have to give 100-percent every game. It is district title or bust this year.”
The Indians begin play Saturday, Aug. 29 at Clear Lake.

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Gabriel Pruett has worked with both the Port Arthur News and Orange Leader since 2000. A majority of the time has been spent covering all aspects of Southeast Texas high school sports. Pruett's claim to fame is...being able to write his own biographical information for this website.

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