2017 Record: 1-9
How it Happened: The Bobcats lost 3A MVP Elijah Mitchell to UL and missed the playoffs for the 1st time in 3 years
After a disappointing season, Eric LeBlanc takes over as the Head Coach. LeBlanc was an all-district lineman for the Bobcats in the late 2000s before signing with McNeese. LeBlanc has spent the last 4 years at his alma mater as the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach. In 2018, Erath will return 10 starters, including 6 on offense. Senior offensive tackle Jax Harrington is a commit to the Ragin’ Cajuns. Erath’s strength will be their wide receiver core, as the Bobcats have 4 senior starters. Meanwhile, their weakness will be their lack of starting experience on defense.