Wildcats whitewash Mustangs in the rain

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 14, 1998

ROB ROMANCIK / L’Observateur / September 14, 1998

ST. JAMES – Yesterday the National Weather Service issued their tornadoand flood warnings. Last night at St. James High School, the Wildcatsissued a warning of their own as they stormed the Assumption Mustangs 27-0.

Corey Webster scored two touchdowns for St. James, the first was a 5-yard run with 8:36 left in the first quarter. The next series the Mustangsfailed to move the ball, and when their punter J.J. Landry shanked the puntoff his foot (for 0 yards) the Wildcats recovered at the 18 yard line of the Mustangs.

On the next play Webster ran the ball in for 17 yards for his second touchdown of the evening, side-stepping his way past the opposing defense.

Chad Jasmin also had two touchdowns for St. James. His first came in thesecond quarter on a 2-yard run, and in the third quarter he added another with a 17-yard dash into the end zone. He had 82 yards on 14 attempts inthe game.

Also contributing to the Wildcats, win were receivers Ray Weber and Chad Smith. Weber caught three passes for 18 yards and Smith caught 1 for 14yards.

The passing game for both teams was virtually nonexistent due to the severe winds and pounding rain. St. James’ Webster was 4 for 10 for 32yards, while Assumption failed to complete a single pass going 0 for 2 for the entire game.

Also the weather contributed to a large number of turnovers, St. Jameswith five and Assumption with six.

St. James rushed the ball 40 times for 245 yards – the Wildcats had 277yards total offense. The Mustangs rushed 37 times for 113 yards. RudyAugust carried the ball 21 times for 82 yards while J.J. Landry had 33yards on 11 attempts, giving the Mustangs 113 yards in total offense.

In this game dominated by the St. James Wildcats, they only punted oncefor 36 yards, while Assumption had to punt six times and only averaged 21.5 yards. After the game, Coach Rick Gallie talked to his players at mid-field and told them just how well they performed. He also stated that even thoughthey dominated this football game and managed to shut out the opposing team 27-0, he felt that they were still shy of playing to their fullest potential.

If this proves to be true, taking the state in 98 could become a reality.

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