Players To Watch
Last 5 Seasons
About the Team
Head Coach: Cody Gueringer, 1st season (0-0, 21-23 overall)
Returning Lettermen: 35
Returning Offensive Starters: 5
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
Lettermen Lost: 28
State Champions: 1943, 1944, 1946, 1965
State Runner-Up: 1945, 1964, 1968, 2006
Playoff Appearances: 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
The Sulphur Golden Tornados are gearing up for an intriguing season under the guidance of first-year head coach Cody Gueringer.
With an overall record of 4-6 in the previous year, the team is looking to maintain its competitive edge in the upcoming 2023 campaign. A significant turnover in coaching staff adds a fresh perspective, with a focus on building a culture of toughness and fundamental excellence. Coach Gueringer envisions a gritty team that thrives in the trenches, controlling the game with a powerful running attack while seizing opportunities through dynamic receivers.
On the offensive side, the Tornados will be led by junior tight end J.D. Lafleur, a promising 6-7, 230-pound player who recently committed to LSU. Lafleur's size and skill will be crucial in the team's offensive game plan. Returning five offensive starters ensures continuity, while the team's emphasis on physicality bodes well for a more imposing presence on the field. The ability to run the ball effectively and make plays in open space is a strategy they intend to exploit.
Defensively, Sulphur aims to pursue the ball with unwavering intensity. Key players like Carson Cauvin and JayMichael Stelly are expected to make a significant impact, bolstering the team's defensive unit. The focus on team defense and fundamental tackling will be crucial, with the intent to create opportunistic turnovers and keep opposing offenses in check.
Special teams will also be a factor, providing the Tornados with an added edge. This facet of the game can often be a game-changer, and Coach Gueringer's emphasis on molding the special teams each week to be a winning factor could prove invaluable in crucial moments.
As the Golden Tornados prepare for the upcoming season, the continuity from the previous year, coupled with a fresh coaching perspective and talented players in key positions, suggests a team with the potential to surprise opponents and make a mark. Fans can expect an exciting season filled with physicality, strategic play, and a determined pursuit of victory.