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Lutcher brings 10 to prestigious lineman camp

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  • Eric Richey
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  • June 21, 2017 - 1:09pm

LHS offensive line coach Josef Venus and 10 Bulldogs took part in the Offensive/Defensive Lineman Camp in Thibodaux.


What a difference a year makes.

Last year Lutcher only sent one player to the Offensive/Defensive Lineman Camp in Thibodaux. Bulldogs offensive line coach Josef Venus made sure that number would increase this season.

"We were lucky enough to bring ten guys this year," said Venus. "After last season, we put together two fundraisers and were able to raise money to pay for the camp."

The prestigious camp sponsored by Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Sports Medicine offers campers instruction from high school, college, and even pro coaches like Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen.

"Its different from most camps because you're not sending your lineman to do ladder drills, do one-on-one's, and run 40's, stuff that really doesn't matter to offensive and defensive line play," said Venus. "For my guys specifically they get to come out here and get eight practices from different type of coaching styles that I have, college, NFL guys and the best high school coaches from Louisiana, even Texas. They get to see a different way and they get to see that some of the stuff I say, other coaches say so it makes me look like a genius sometimes."

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Eric Richey is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor/reporter who has been covering high school football for 25 years.