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Comets End Spring With Blue And Gold Game

Michael Kiral / L’Observateur / May 27, 1998

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic completed its spring football season withits annual Blue and Gold game Wednesday night.

Wayne Stein scored on a 72-yard run and a 19-yard pass from Nick Monica and Monica added a touchdown run in the third quarter to lead the “Blue Thunder” offense. The “Sting” defense was keyed by a interception at theend of the first half by Ricky Madere.

The intrasquad game capped a limited spring for the Comets. Because ofthe success of the baseball team reaching the Class 2A finals, coach Wayde Keiser had a full squad for only four days. But with those 15players out, a number of other players were able to get more reps than usual.

“It worked out well,” Keiser said.

Keiser pointed to Aaron Cancienne on offense and Scott Babin as players who stepped up but also noted that as a team everything went well. TheComets stayed relatively free from injury during the spring and Keiser said everybody got a chance to play during the Blue and Gray game.

During the summer, the Comets will work on getting stronger and better conditioned, two things that Keiser said will be important for the season to come.

The 1998 season will start with the Comets traveling to Archbishop Hannan and Redemptorist in their first two games. A rematch againstChristian Life opens a four-game homestand for the Comets. Gamesagainst non-district opponents Redeemer-Seton, Berwick and Pine follow.

The Comets open District 9-2A play at cross-parish rival Riverside. WestSt. John visits the following week before the Comets travel to St.Martin’s. St. Charles Catholic closes out its season at home againstRidgewood.

“If we can stay injury free and stay focus on the team goal, we should be able to step in and compete,” Keiser said.

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