Two horse race for LC quarterback job

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PINEVILLE (KALB) -- Skyler Bonneau has only been on the Louisiana College campus for four days and it has been nothing short of a whirlwind for the sophomore.

In addition to getting settled into his dorm, getting the right books for the right classes, Bonneau also finds himself thrust right into a competition for the Wildcats starting football opening. That last part, of course, is the reason why the kid from the Dallas-Fort Worth area finds himself in Pineville.

It's an opportunity.

It's also one for Mason Jordan, although it's coming a year later than he had originally planned. It was around this time in 2017 that Jordan also had his sights set on being LC's starting signal caller, but a torn ACL in his left knee in the second week of practice not only crashed that dream, but for a time, cast doubts as to whether or not Jordan would step on the football game again.

A year later, it's reason to celebrate just that the Oakdale High School-alum is back after a successful rehab. It would be the cherry on top if he's taking the snap in three weeks when the Wildcats open the 2018 season at Alcorn State.

For head coach Justin Charles, he loves the competition and has already seen it bring out the best of both Bonneau and Jordan. The goal at the end of this is to find consistency at the game's most important position.

In Charles' first season as head coach, he had none of that.

Whether it was De'Ondre Joseph of Wayne Griffin, neither player was able to make the most of their opportunity and have both since been dismissed from the team for disciplinary issues. In a way, it forced Charles' hand to find Bonneau out west.

After a freshman season that saw the young quarterback get in just three games at Division II's West Texas A&M, Louisiana College presented Bonneau a new destination, and a new quarterback competition.

It's one that, whether the winner is Bonneau or Jordan, could pay off in a huge way for the Wildcats this season.