FHS grads Burkhalter, Dawson are preseason all conference players
Franklinton graduates P.J. Burkhalter and Damien Dawson have been named preseason all-Southland Conference players.
Burkhalter is a 2015 Franklinton graduate, and is a senior offensive lineman for Nicholls State University.
Burkhalter, who has been the league’s Offensive Lineman of the Year the last two years, is a first-team all-conference offensive lineman.
Dawson graduated from Franklinton in 2016. Dawson, who is a fullback for Southeastern Louisiana University, is a second-team all conference tight end/halfback. Dawson was a third-team all-Southland Conference player at tight end/halfback last season.
Nicholls State University will open the season on Sept. 4 in a road game against Memphis with kickoff set for 6 p.m.
Southeastern’s first game is Sept. 4 at home against North Alabama. That game also kicks off at 6 p.m.