About the Team
Head Coach: Joshua Gast, 2nd season (no varsity record)
Returning Lettermen: 34
Returning Offensive Starters: 10
Returning Defensive Starters: 10
Lettermen Lost: 2
Playoff Appearances: 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006
The North Iberville Bears are on the rise, and their 2023 preseason outlook is brimming with excitement. After a solid 2022 season, where they finished with a 4-3 record, the team is set to make even bigger strides this year. Head Coach Joshua Gast, now in his second year at the helm, has been instrumental in the team's development, leading them through their revival after more than a decade-long absence from the football scene.
The Bears boast an impressive roster with a total of 34 returning lettermen, showcasing the continuity and experience within the squad. On both sides of the ball, they have a strong core of returning starters, with 10 players each on offense and defense. This continuity is crucial as the team progresses towards its full varsity season, which they eagerly anticipate in 2024.
Despite having lost only two lettermen, the 2023 Bears are poised to be even stronger than the previous year. Coach Gast emphasizes that this season is like a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming varsity competition. They face a challenging 10-game schedule against tough opponents, providing the perfect platform for growth and improvement as they prepare to compete at the varsity level.
As North Iberville continues its journey back to varsity football, the anticipation and determination surrounding the program are palpable. While they may not be in contention for championship honors just yet due to LHSAA rules requiring another JV year, the future looks incredibly promising. Keep an eye on the North Iberville Bears as they continue to build momentum and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.