Defense comes through for Comets in victory
After 28-0 win over West St. John, SCC
The Comets only managed seven points in the first half, but used Hall in the wildcat formation to find pay dirt in just four plays to start the third. The Comets missed the extra point, but stretched their advantage to 13-0. After a turnover, Hall scored another touchdown on a 16-yard run, and the Comets’ defense forced a safety to take a 21-0 lead before the third quarter was over.
John Wood ended the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown reception in the fourth.
"We picked it up in the second half, because we had a sense of urgency," St. Charles head coach Frank Monica said. "In the first half we had some missed opportunities to score in the red zone and some turnovers, otherwise we would have been in better shape at the half."
Though Monica felt his team was sluggish early on, he was pleased with the performance of his defense. In their previous game against Vanderbilt Catholic, the Comets allowed 32 points. This time, they shut out an explosive West St. John team.
"The week before, I felt we didn't have a total defensive effort," Monica said. "The kids responded and we played well against a talented West St. John team. We bent, but we didn't break."
Still though, Monica says his team is not playing with enough emotion.
"We had a little more intensity, but we are capable of more," he said. "We need to beef it up. They say execution fuels emotion, so we need to execute better."
Friday, the Comets will travel to Lusher, who is 2-1 on the season. Lusher lost their opener 41-13 to Plaquemine. They then picked up wins over Pine and McMain.
"They have explosive backs who run the ball well on the inside and we have to make sure that we stop their big-play potential," Monica said. "We need to take care of the football, make them drive the length of the field and play solid in all three phases of the game.
“I feel good about where we are. We’re a young team and we have a lot of room to improve.”
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a...
Area residents will get to comment on a proposed I-310 flyover ramp aimed at easing...
Hahnville will have a new look on offense this season, and second year Tigers’...
A Destrehan man was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and domestic abuse...
Forty workers with AT&T’s Luling work center walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. today...
Lutcher coach Tim Detillier is fond of saying “they should collect the money on the...
Bent's RV is a Full Service RV Dealership in Louisiana.
Festival of Charities crowns 2015-16 royalty to help charitable causes - 632 views
Festival of Charities crowned new royalty on Aug. 9 in Destrehan at the American Legion Home.