LeMaire, Goodly, Ozane sign with FCS schools

Published 10:10 am Thursday, December 22, 2022

Tristan Goodly

Westlake WR

6-0  165 pounds

The two-sport star picked the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in Hammond because it gave him a rare opportunity to keep playing both sports he loves.

“They are going to let me do both and that is one of the reasons why I picked the school,” Goodly said. “They said they were going to work with me and let me do track and football over there.

“It was surprising, but it sure was a blessing because I don’t want to give up on track for football. I want to keep doing both. It feels good. I am just blessed with all the people that got me here. I just want to thank everybody. They just made it feel like home from the coaches to the players. Everybody kept me connected.”

Goodly will attend on a football scholarship, but also compete in the triple and long jump for the Lions’ track team. Last season, he won the Division II indoor long jump (22-11/4) and triple jump (48-43/4) state title as well as the Class 3A outdoor triple jump (48-7)

Goodly made an impact every down on the field for the Division III non-select regional finalist Rams. As a receiver, where the Lions will use him, he had 30 catches for 544 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had three rushing touchdowns, scored on a punt and kickoff return and made 50 tackles with two interceptions and five passes defensed on the defensive side. The 3-3A all-district first team wide receiver had 1,328 all-purpose yards.

Kristian Ozane

Westlake  S

6-0  190 pounds

Ozane emerged as a defensive leader for the Rams this season and picked Davidson College out of the FCS Patriot League in North Carolina over offers from Grambling State and Alcorn State.

“I like the high-level academics and two out of the last three years they won their conference and made the FCS playoffs the last three years,” Ozane said. “I feel like it helped me become a leader.

“When I go there (Davidson) I am not going to be the man right away, but I can develop into that role and eventually get there. It is exciting. I was nervous before, but it is exciting now.”

The 3-3A first team all-district safety, who will play the same position for the Wildcats, racked up 102 tackles with three tackles for a loss, an interception, six passes defensed, plus a fumble recover and a blocked punt.

Ozane also made big plays on the offense side with six touchdowns (4 rushing, 2 receiving).

Peyton LeMaire

Sulphur  LB

6-3  190 pounds

He had interest from other colleges, but LeMaire always knew he wanted to be a Cowboy.

“I always knew I would love to play at McNeese because it is right down the road. During my season, I was taking visits to other places, and I knew that McNeese was a the best place for me. “I really believe in the staff. I like Coach Goff and the relationship that we are building. Coach Peck, as well, has been very involved in my recruiting”

The versatile defender with a large frame played outside and inside linebacker for the Tors this season. The Cowboys want to use him at the inside position.

“At Sulphur I played outside linebacker and they (McNeese) want to move me from outside to inside,” LeMaire said. “Towards the end of the year, we had some injuries, so the last two games I had to play middle linebacker. I have a little experience there, but it is not much of a change. I should be fine.”

LeMaire had 55 total tackles and led the Tors with 13 tackles for a loss and six sacks to go with two forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries. He broke up six passes and intercepted one.